Wow. I like Westward Ho! Beach. This was my first time on this impressive coastal spot in North Devon and despite having been to Saunton Sands (just north of Westward Ho!) I had never ventured to this stretch of coastline until this fun loving pair decided to take me for an ice cream here. :) I love long open stretches like this, one of the reasons I generally like beaches at low tide, but the shear size of beaches like this is incredible. I think only 70 mile beach on Fraser Island in Australia comes trumps above this. Although hopefully someone will prove me wrong one day.
We managed to hit the beach, almost by accident, at low tide to maximise the space and distances we could use in the pictures. However of course this was secondary to just spending some time getting to know the couple for the second time ahead of their wedding in a few weeks time, also in Devon not far from this spot at Westward Ho!
Its amazing being able to witness and be allowed to capture moments of human interaction, although a little prompted, very much in the most organic and natural way possible and sometimes at weddings everything gets heightened in terms of emotions and its a great stage to be albe to document, but on a pre shoot, when there is so little else going on it also amazes me when I get back to the computer the moments I get to capture between two people.
I hope you like this little selection from our 30-40 minutes walking around the beach. :)
– by Barney Walters