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Left my soul down by the sea – The Romance shoot of Jessica and Martin

Liquid gold, that’s what the sea reminds me of in these photographs.I still find it hard to believe these images were taken on the North East coast of England. The light, the warmth and the sunlight are so rare even at the height of summer !

Jessica and Martin marry this weekend at the stunning Rockliffe Hall. Jess is from the North East and the couple really wanted their engagement shoot by the seaside.

We headed to Saltburn by the sea and kept our fingers crossed the sun would make a guest appearance. It turned out to be one of the loveliest days of the year and even at 8 o’clock in the evening we were warm !


I love the light just before sunset, its so soft and creates such amazing images, so I was delighted when Jess and Martin agreed to meet around 6pm.

Jess and Martin are both so lovely, being around them is fun and easy. They completely relaxed in front of the camera, and just enjoyed being with each other on this spectacular evening. The results are gentle, stunning images.

The couples venue is the utterly gorgeous Rockliffe Hall and we visited it the same day as this shoot. I can see why they’ve chosen it, with a mix of traditional and modern it’s a dream venue. Looking at these images I know they are going to make the most fabulous looking couple on their big day too.

Congratulations to Jessica and Martin, we are excited to see you on your wedding day this Friday !

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  1. Posted 20 Jul at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    That right there is the absolute definition of a ‘romance shoot’. Such romantic images, they should be wallpapering their home with these!

    • Cat Hepple
      Posted 20 Jul at 2:57 pm | Permalink

      Awe thank you Adam. I’m so lucky my couples always trust me and just relax into the shoot. Jess and Martin were so easy to work with and just went with the flow. I love how natural they look in these images and I am so thrilled they love them ! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment x

  2. Posted 20 Jul at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous light, beautiful emotive pictures Cat!

    • Cat Hepple
      Posted 20 Jul at 2:55 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Andy, I am so touched you’ve left this message. I think the couple look gorgeous and they are so lovely too x