Charlie and Abbie’s Engagement Shoot at Paper Mill Lock


I recently visited Hedingham Castle to do an engagement shoot for Charlie and Abbie. It’s an amazing venue in the north Essex countryside, it offers so many great backdrops for wedding and engagement photography from the historic castle to the beautiful countryside within the grounds. When we were discussing potential locations for their engagement shoot I was very happy they picked Hedingham castle.

Hedingham Castle is a 900 year old Norman keep surrounded by 160 acres of beautiful countryside and woodland, it is definitely worth checking out if you are looking for am Essex wedding venue that offers amazing scenery and photographic opportunities.

We were very fortunate with the weather allowing us to take advantage of several of the outside locations to get some great shots, this combined with some from around and inside the castle meant I was able to get Charlie and Abbe a great mix of different styles. Hedingham castle has a beautiful lake which you can see in some of the images, it’s so picturesque and a real pleasure to photograph.

The shoot lasted about two hours giving us plenty of time to wander the grounds and castle taking full advantage of all the photographic opportunity’s. Engagement shoots are a great way to get used to being photographed, they help couples to be more relaxed in front of the camera on their big day

Below are some kind words from Charlie and Abbie.

“Thank you for our lovely engagement photos!! Me and my partner aren’t the best at posing, but you made us feel really comfortable and made it fun! Now we have so many lovely photos to remember and celebrate this time, and you picked the perfect place to take them. Very professional and we are very pleased with the different styles of photos that you made for us. James is very thorough to ensure every moment was taken to capture the perfect photos.

We will be using James as our wedding photographer and recommend James to anyone looking for a professional photographer.”
— Abbie and Charlie – Hedingham Castle

For information regarding engagement shoots please check out my engagement shoot page and if you are looking for an Essex wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you.

Below you can see a small selection of the images captured while at Hedingham castle with Charlie and Abbie…

For More Information on Engagement Shoots

Engagement shoots are a great way to have a bit of fun and get some practice being in front of the camera before your wedding day.

You will also receive some great images that can be really good for save the date cards of gifts for the family.

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