Worthing Beach Engagement Shoot

A Worthing beach engagement shoot at sunset on a spring evening. Duncan, Charlotte and I met at the Worthing Pier entrance before walking onto the beach to scout out some shot opportunities.

Charlotte & Duncan, Worthing Beach Engagement Shoot, Worthing, West Sussex

Worthing beach engagement shoot

I had suggested that, as it was low tide at the time we had arranged the engagement shoot, that we might be able to go for a paddle. We found this amazing small sand pool/puddle just down from the shingle of the beach. A low angle allowed for some great reflection shots. Always check the tide times when shooting by the sea.

A little further up from the beach, we found a well weathered groyne of timber to stop for a quick rest and get some sitting poses. Sitting shots always work well to relax couples on my engagement shoots, you can see more engagement shoots on my dedicated page here.

Worthing Beach at low tide

The paddling photos didn’t quite go to plan! Although it’s mostly very rocky at Worthing Beach in low tide, asking Charlotte and Duncan to navigate the rocks together, whilst smiling, and cuddling, created some great candid laughing shots! I liked a little Dutch Tilt in the second shot!

After a little paddle in the shallow rock pools created by the low tide, we went for a sunset walk along the pier. The light was just catching us as it set behind the buildings of Worthing seafront. After a couple of natural light shots, I wanted to finish with some experimentation using off camera flash to balance the light against the strong light from the sunset.

Charlotte & Duncan, Worthing Beach Engagement Shoot, Worthing, West Sussex

Even without the flash, a silhouette against the colourful sunset worked really well, and I love these Victorian lamps dotted along the promenade of the pier at Worthing.

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