Brighton is an awesome city and a great place to have an engagement shoot. As a Brighton Wedding Photographer and Brighton resident – I know it very well. There are so many amazing locations to explore. From the iconic to the hidden gems that you may only know about if you’re a local. There really is something for everyone.
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite spots for a Brighton engagement shoot
The first place I’d like to mention is one of my favourite parts of Brighton and that is the North Laines. Full of life, here you really get a taste of Brighton’s quirkier side. With so many different streets and something different on each one, you’re spoilt for choice for places to explore. It really is a fun and interesting location to have your engagement photos. You can check out more from Jess & George’s shoot here.
The Brighton Bandstand first opened in 1884 and in 2009 it was renovated and restored to its original glory. Located on the seafront in Brighton it is a great spot to go to as the sun goes down in the distance behind. See more from Sonia & Khye’s Beach engagement shoot here.
The extensive park and woodland around Stanmer House are absolutely stunning. It’s one of my favourite spots to go walking with my wife on the weekend and a great location for a countryside engagement shoot. No matter how many times you go you’ll always find more to explore. See more from Claire & Alex’s Stanmer Park engagement shoot here.
With its long promenade and colourful beach huts, it’s a great place to come for an engagement shoot. We can walk the promenade together stopping along the way to make some creative and interesting portraits of you and your partner. See more from this Brighton engagement shoot here.
The West Pier
When we’re talking about Brighton we can’t neglect to mention it’s iconic West Pier. Built in 1866 to attract tourist to Brighton is it worked as a functioning pier right up until 1975 when it was closed. Though it has become more dilapidated since its closure, with two fires almost completely destroying what was left of it, it has never lost its charm. I love incorporating this into my Brighton engagement shoots and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to do this.
The Rock Gardens (Rockery)
This beautiful and unique park was originally constructed in the mid 1930’s. With the incredible range of beautiful non-native trees and shrubs you almost feel as though you’ve been transported to another country and not on the outskirts of Brighton. I never get bored of visiting here, there’s so much to see and explore. It really is a hidden gem of Brighton. You can see more from Debbie & Gav’s Rockery engagement shoot here.
Brighton Palace Pier
Still as popular as ever and is another classic Brighton attraction. There are some great areas underneath the pier and on the surrounding beaches. I love exploring this area with my couples. If you’re looking for something very ‘Brighton’ then this is another awesome spot. See more of Jess & George’s shoot here.
Best Brighton Engagement Shoot Locations
I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this post on engagement shoot locations in Brighton. If you’re planning a shoot in Brighton or any other locations near or far I’d love to hear from you.