Ashdown Forest Engagement Photos | Lucie and Connor

by | Jun 23, 2015 | Ashdown Forest, Engagement, Pre-wedding Shoot, Spring Engagement | 0 comments

The Location

We joined Lucie and Connor for their engagement shoot in mid February when the weather was still freezing cold!  I was delighted to hear that they wanted to go to Ashdown Forest and because of this we arranged their shoot for mid afternoon as I knew the perfect spot to see the sun setting over the trees.  I had driven through this particular spot in the Forest a couple months earlier as the sun was coming down and the views and the colour of the scenery were spectacular and firmly fixed in my brain!

The Shoot

We parked in the Friends car park just off of the A22 and headed along to an area of tall Scots pine trees seemingly standing in the middle of nowhere known as Friends Clump.  These trees had been planted in 1825 by the Countess de la Warr (history lesson over!).  Like all of our couples Lucie and Connor didn’t quite know what to expect but they soon got into the swing of the shoot and relaxed really quickly.  Despite the fact that it was still quite wintery the colours around us were beautiful, lots of almost autumn browns, greens and yellow tones created a wonderful warm richness to their final images.

The Windmill

We headed along from Friends Clump to the Nutley Windmill, hopeful that it would provide an alternative shooting location and hence some variety to their images.  Unfortunately when we got there it was closed and we couldn’t get anywhere near it!!  We did however, find some beautiful light in the same location for some portraits and in the end the scenery itself created a lot of different styles of backdrops for their pictures.  Finally we headed back to Friends Clump and took some shots amongst the trees as we waited for the sun to set in exactly the right place.

The Sunset

I love the shots we got of Lucie and Connor in the setting sun, the colours are beautiful and we managed to frame them with the sunlight shining through Lucie’s hair, gorgeous!  I could have gone on until the sun was gone but by this time we were all chilled to the bone and needed a hot cup of tea!

Here’s a few shots from their day.