Clitheroe, Lancashire engagement photography (Beth + Jonny)

First of all, I’d like to make a HUGE apology. For various reasons I’ve been beyond terrible at blogging over the last couple of months and I know I’ve posted very little. So please let me reassure you that this is the start of regular blogging again and I promise I’ll have lots of new stuff up here on a regular basis from now on (including the backlog and reinstatement of my Self-portrait 52 project – shamefully delayed but definitely not abandoned!) And to begin with, I really wanted to start this new leaf with a bang and post something as good as I can give you – this is a shoot I love to pieces…..

Beth and Jonny are getting married in a couple of months time. They met on the school bus and have been inseparable ever since (altogether now… aaaahhhh!) Beth thought it would be a great idea to have their engagement shoot at their old school seeing as this is where they met and their love blossomed! It was an absolutely brilliant idea and this has ended up being one of my favourite shoots of all time. In true Lancashire style, it rained incessantly all afternoon so we had to do the whole shoot indoors, but it really didn’t matter – the school as a location was absolutely incredible and we had a great time taking photographs all over the place – at the lockers, on the stairs, in the classrooms, in the corridor, music room, library, art room, D&T workshop, sports hall and canteen… it was an absolute blast.

Beth and Jonny were a total dream to photograph. Despite being absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, they genuinely didn’t seem to realise this at all, were both really shy about being photographed and were pretty much physically shaking with nerves when the shoot began. But they were absolutely fantastic – they were really up for throwing themselves into it and totally got what I was trying to do with each shot, relaxed into it in no time, and were just the sweetest people from start to finish. They are such lovely warm people, completely adorable together, totally crazy about each other and I really can’t wait to see them get married in a couple of months. Thanks Beth and Jonny for a total belter of an afternoon at work.



  1. Eva

    What a brilliant idea! Love the cd player ;))
    Fantastic session πŸ™‚

  2. Becky Rui

    Wow what an amazing session! Love the school theme. I love how creatively shot these are and all the real fun and giggles you captured!! They’re a gorgeous couple and gorgeous photos!!

  3. Carly

    Well that really really made me smile! Bloody brilliant : )

  4. Adrian & Co...

    Great stuff….. 6th form never looked so good as I remember it!, you both look great and love the CND T shirt. A

  5. Adrian, Lisa and Co...

    These pictures capture the real beauty of our daughter and her fabulous boyfriend! Thank you.

  6. Hannah Mia

    Oh gosh, these photos are so gorgeous. And they made me feel so nostalgic – just seeing all those chairs on the tables and the walkman! Great work!! x

  7. Kate

    What gorgeous photos:)

    You both look amazing and I love the different emotions that are captured in the different shots

    Such a fantastic idea to have the shoot at school

    You are such a beautiful couple πŸ™‚ xxx

  8. Lisa

    Wow! These are beautiful.I love every single frame.

  9. Angela Ward Brown

    Oh wow – what an amazing idea for an engagement shoot. I love this – the shots through the art room door are so precious.And what a gorgeous couple.

  10. Claudia Carter

    Amazing, amazing and amazing Anna. Absolutely gorgeous shots of a gorgeous couple. Love the location too!

  11. Nicki

    Amazing shots! Never ever seen a shoot in a school but wowsers! It’s fab! Gorgeous couple too….

  12. rabbia

    beautiful images& what an adorable couple!

  13. Chloe

    Cor, these two look a bit like they’ve just walked out of The Kooples. Incredible vision, as ever Ms Anna. x

  14. Carol , Jonny's mum

    OMG Amazing photo’s ,they both look like models, soooo proud, if that’s the engagement wait for the wedding one’s. Thankyou Anna x

  15. Len


  16. Katrina Bartlam

    Wow – I think this is my favourite post of yours ever! Brilliant photo’s Anna and what a gorgeous couple. Can’t wait to see the wedding pics x

  17. Laurenbythesea

    What a fab shoot! I can’t even pick a favourite, love all of them!! x

  18. Nick L

    This is awesome, you both look amazing. Congrats x

  19. Bruder Crest

    These are bloody brilliant, congrats all round. Now cant wait for the big day!

  20. Cherry

    Fab shoot, fab people … correction, STUNNING people!! Love it!

  21. Emma

    Fantastic. What an awesome couple and an awesome location. Jeez Beth has some looks, exciting times for the wedding shoot. Love it!

  22. Beth

    Anna you are crazy talented, we are so happy we met you and that we have you as our photographer.

    The shoot was AMAZING xxx

  23. Andrea E

    Anna……..I think I love you <3



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