First off, congratulations! You are engaged! A beautiful, blissful and wonderful season in your life is about to begin. The commitment you have offered to each other is one to be celebrated and cherished. There is no better time than now to have engagement photographs together.
To help you decide where to book your engagement photo shoot, I thought I would share with you my top places in Norfolk, UK. These locations all offer perfect settings for all couples. From the adventurous and outdoor orientated to the urban or country house comforts.
I know how excited you are to break your brand new news to the world. Being engaged is a once-in-a-lifetime feeling, but words are sometimes not enough to express your love. That’s where engagement photographers come in! An engagement photoshoot captured by a professional couples photographer is an investment into your future.
While you two – the love birds – make the primary attraction in the photographs (obviously!), expert couples photographers suggest that choosing the right location adds extra charisma to your engagement photographs. Your personality, interests and story as a couple should be showcased in the location you choose.
Luckily, Norfolk has beautiful places that are perfect for your engagement photo shoot. The diverse nature of these engagement photoshoot locations in Norfolk makes them ideal for a perfect day out as well!
Any of the following date ideas would be great brilliant engagement photography locations. But remember, choose what YOU love to do, not what you THINK you should do on your engagement shoot. Check out the list of the best places in Norfolk for an engagement photoshoot below.
If your perfect photoshoot is situated in a historical city yet vibrant city, there is no better location for you in Norfolk than the centre of Norwich. There are so many places I could recommend around Norwich for you to have your engagement photographs! Your engagement photoshoot could turn into a whole romantic day out with your partner, wandering around the independent shops, have a coffee date at one of the speciality coffee shops and exploring and tastes of Norwich market food stalls.
You could also visit the Cathedral Close. Situated in Tombland, the Cathedral Close is a 44-acre haven surrounding Norwich Cathedral. The Close has more than 80 listed buildings and as members of the public, you are allowed to visit every day until 10 pm – let your imagination run wild in this historical paradise. Simply put, it’s a little piece of heaven on a sunny day (and rainy!).
If you are in the mood for some sightseeing, in a unique way, why not plan a city tour by paddleboard or kayak. Pub and paddle have amazing routes which suit all adventure levels. Paddle to nearby Surlingham, Thorpe St Andrew and Bramerton and stop at local pubs along the way. In the summer months, you can enjoy a relaxing two-hour evening paddle and explore Norwich from the river.
Want to incorporate forests and nature into your shoot but are unsure about leaving the city behind? Does a sunset photoshoot sound more your thing? You don’t have to go far out of the city centre to find nature. Check out Mousehold heath for the best view of Norwich – see Autumnal engagement shoot inspiration here.
Cromer has always been a day out favourite of mine, but in recent years I have fallen in love all over again with this classic British seaside town. Why not take a stroll at sunset along the beautiful coastline – if you go right when facing the sea you will walk to secluded spots where you can stop and take in the landscape with your partner. Engagement photographs don’t have to be traditional, far from it. As an experienced Norfolk engagement photographer, I am in love with quirky ideas for couples photoshoots. If you happen to think the same, I suggest visiting one of the game arcades in Cromer on your photoshoot! Try your hand at the 2pence machines and see if you can win a prize for each other. End your day with dinner at the award-winning fish and chip shops.
Imagine yourself standing hand in hand with your fiancee on Weybourne beach, surrounded by the most mystical landscape that is surprisingly empty amazing if you value your privacy. You will only find this unique landscape at Weybourne beach in Norfolk, and trust me when I say it will be perfect for your Norfolk engagement photographs.
Fancy a beautiful sunset engagement photoshoot? All you need is the best elopement photographer in Norfolk and transport to Sea Palling beach. If you’re lucky and visit at the right time of year, you may see some seals! The brilliant light at sunset here will show off the love and magic with such style.
Norfolk countryside along the Marriott’s way is your way to get a nature-adorned engagement photoshoot. Take a walk with your partner and get immersed in nature and its wonders. It is easy to forget you are on a photoshoot when walking the Marriott’s way.
Woodland walks, and high ropes make this place a paradise for adrenaline rush lovers. If you are an adventurous couple, this is where you will get the best engagement photographs. Don’t forget to book the best Norfolk engagement photographer to ensure the best results!
Quintessentially British, Blickling Hall in Aylsham, Norfolk, ran by the National Trust, offers you a plethora of options for your photo shoot, as well as plenty of sights to see for your enjoyment as well. Immerse yourself in Blickling’s history as you wander through the rooms of the hall. Run wild in the woodlands, discover the secret tunnels, follow trails by bike or on foot. Blickling’s parkland is the perfect place to take your four-legged friends for a walk, so why not bring your dog along too. Muddy Boots and The Stables Café offers a range of hot and cold drinks as well as a selection of one pot, light bites, sandwiches and cakes. Whether you want to top up your picnic, grab and go or take time to enjoy a coffee with your love, there is plenty of options on-site.
If you are the type of couple that love fun and original things, here’s your chance to have an original engagement photoshoot. A short train ride from Norwich takes you to the bright lights of Great Yarmouth. There are many fun date ideas here, from fairground rides to candy floss fun, miniature villages and mini-golf. Why not visit the sea life centre for some artistic photographs next to marine life.
BLAKENEY & CLEY NEXT-THE-SEA
This area of Norfolk is a perfect engagement photoshoot location all year round and is totally unique to East Anglia. Enjoy the views of the harbour and at low tide get muddy in Blakeney like the locals and jump in the sea banks as your Norfolk engagement photographer takes your engagement pictures – perfect for the fun-loving couples out there. Take a walk along the nature reserve to Cley-next-the-Sea and stop for photographs in front of the famous windmill whilst enjoying the view from Artemis coffee shop. Grab lunch or dinner from the renowned delicatessen round the corner and enjoy a picnic with a serene landscape.
Reach out to a professional photographer in Norfolk and let me know if you pick one of these fantastic engagement photoshoot locations.