7 Great location Ideas for your Engagement photos in Northern Ireland

We all know that having an engagement party is a great way to celebrate with your friends and family. Let me tell you that having engagement photos taken is the best memorable way to mark the occasion and capture your relationship in this moment of time. Having an engagement shoot gives you an opportunity to work with your wedding photographer for the first time. This breaks down all the barriers you might have with getting photos taken, you’ll feel so much more comfortable and confident after meeting me. Everyone always does!  

A few snaps in front of your mum’s fire place won’t exactly cut it. So which location should you and your fiancé to head to in Northern Ireland for the perfect set of engagement photos?

Keep reading to find out some of the best location ideas in NI for your couples photo shoot.

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Belfast 

Walk through the elegant gardens together, smelling the roses in the summer months or walking over the stepping stones the Japanese garden in autumn with those stunning orange and red tones.

Antrim Castle Gardens 

Sometimes overlooked for engagement sessions, this place has lots of scope (water features & running river) and beautiful paths to walk around. There is a super cute courtyard garden with flowers and a few coffee stops too.  

Botanic Gardens and stroll to Queen’s University Buildings

Bring your own picnic that I can help style, lay down on the green at botanic gardens, after exploring the glass house. Why not head over to the Lanyon building at QUB and explore the timeless architecture more.

Ulster folk Museum 

Get your tickets booked and talk a walk along the cute cobbled streets, order some old fashioned sweets and stroll along the old time roads. I can’t think of anywhere with more character and lots of cute doors!

Ballintoy Harbour Walk & Beach

I love this place as it is full of nature, you can feel the sea breeze and get amazing sunset images through the cave hole in the rock. There is so much scope if you want to be adventurous and explore the landscape or get more of those cute harbour images walking alongside the boats and on the sandy beach. It’s quiet on weekday evenings which is the winning ticket if you love privacy, and let’s face it we all do.

The Whiterocks beach, Portrush

This little gem with soft sand, white rocks and amazing views is the most romantic spot ever! Kick your shoes off or stroll along the stunning coastline at sunrise or sunset.

Dunluce Castle

The field opposite Dunluce is one of the top locations for vow renewals in the Uk & Europe, and why is that? Well you have the whole place to yourself, an awesome view of the coastline, which really is breathtakingly stunning, the ancient castle ruins in the background and blue ocean on the other side against the white cliffs. Plus the sunsets are pretty amazing!

With so many great options for where to take your engagement photos, you might have a hard time deciding on your favourite location in NI.  Luckily, years of experience have taught me that some locations that work better than others depending on the couple, the season, and the time frame you’re working with (usually sunrise or sunset). For more exclusive information and advice, feel free to contact me.

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