A Breezy Engagement Session in Cornwall

Nanjizal. This is the end of the land – where the soil meets the sea and things get all deliciously curly. It’s a hard place, at least by English standards, but stand for a while and listen to the waves. Listen to the seagulls and they swoop and argue and feel the full frontal force of the Atlantic. Then, oh yes – then you can believe in sea nymphs and King Arthur and of crystal caves. Come away with me then for a walk by the waves and to the Song of the Sea. She’s a cleft in the very rock, tucked away in a hidden cove with blue green waters and seaweeds that swirl and grip like mermaid hair. **NOTE – that crack is actually called the Song of the Sea**

It’s a spot that Jo and Paul love. Maybe because it’s the way it sways and flexes with the season. Tropical watered secret paradise by summer and by winter a place of dreaming and reflection. It’s more than a touch other-worldly and offers an incredible dis-connect in the best possible way.

Photos by Lucy Turnbull Photography

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From The Couple

‘We found Lucy through an online wedding magazine. We were really taken by her style and the atmosphere she captured in her photos. We liaised with her beforehand to arrange a time and a location that was very personal to us. She was very willing to travel down to the depths of Cornwall to meet us even though the weather was threatening! We met before in a quaint little cafe and spoke about everything, from home life and our dogs, to the task in hand. We spoke about what we liked about Lucy’s work and how we could capture the movement and atmosphere we loved within our own photographs. We then trekked about a mile and a half to the location, a little beach called Nanjizal, and let Lucy’s creative spirit fly. She was very hands on but not pushy, directing us whilst still being open to our input. We spent a good few hours together, getting many incredible pictures that we feel sum us up as a family and that we will cherish forever. We loved being able to take our dog as she helped bring a relaxed tone to the shoot and helped us to be more spontaneous. We found the shoot very beneficial, as a way to get to know Lucy more and how she works, to explain what we wanted and how our wedding day would play out. Having not considered a pre-wedding shoot and having now had one we would highly recommend the experience.’

Editor of We Are The Wanderers Cat Ekkelboom-White at Lake Prags in the Dolomites in Winter

Author: Cat Ekkelboom-White

Cat is the founder of We Are The Wanderers as well as a photographer for Wild Connections Photography and mentor at the Adventure Wedding Academy.