Though Chennai offers a wealth of gorgeous locations for engagement photoshoots, it’s hard to top the city’s beaches. The spots where the sun-kissed sands meet the azure waves of the Bay of Bengal give engagement photos a whole new level of magic. As you can see in the images we captured during a recent beach engagement photoshoot in Chennai! But the appeal of Chennai’s beaches isn’t just their beauty. The city’s seashores are an important part of the culture, economy and rhythm of life of its inhabitants. So a beach engagement session also gives your pictures a vital sense of time and place.
Love the idea of having your engagement photoshoot on one of Chennai’s gorgeous beaches? Great! They are among our favorite parts of the city. And we absolutely love using them to help tell our couples’ love stories. We’ve also done a lot of beach engagement sessions all over the world and have lots of suggestions to help you get the most out of yours. Read on to learn more about them!
Pick Your Favorite Chennai Beach for Engagement Photos
Chennai boasts a plethora of stunning beaches. Each offers a unique ambiance and breathtaking backdrop for your engagement photoshoot. Marina Beach, Covelong Beach and Elliot’s Beach are popular choices. But there are also smaller beaches on the outskirts of town that make for great locations. So do a bit of research and stop by the beaches that seem best to you to get a sense of what they’re like. And come to your engagement photographer with a list of your preferences. We always love it when our couples have a clear vision for their engagement sessions!
Pick a Chennai Photographer Who Can Rock Beach Engagement Photos
Speaking of your engagement photographer, selecting the right one for your beach session is obviously important. Not only because they are responsible for capturing the essence of your love story on film. But also because taking killer beach engagement pictures requires a skillful touch. So look for someone with experience and a proven track record in beach photoshoots. As we mentioned above, we’ve done lots of these sessions and know how to ensure you love your pictures!
Aim to Schedule Your Beach Engagement Session During Golden Hour
To make the most of natural light and achieve dreamy, soft visuals, schedule your photo session during the “Golden Hour.” (In case you’re not familiar with that term, it’s the time just after sunrise or before sunset when the light is especially flattering.) The warm, glowing sunlight will lend a romantic touch to your pictures. Perhaps more importantly, it will have you looking your absolute best in every shot!
Golden hour engagement photos look especially good when Chennai’s beaches are the setting. The haze that generally hangs over the Bay of Bengal at dawn and dusk diffuses the light even more. It means you don’t often get killer sunrises, but it makes the sunlight extra flattering.
Does a sunrise or sunset engagement session on a Chennai beach not fit with your busy schedule? Not to worry! Experienced photographers like us have done engagement shoots in every kind of light imaginable. So we know a lot of techniques for making you look gorgeous regardless of the time of day.
Choose Your Beach Engagement Photoshoot Attire Carefully
Choose attire that complements both your personalities and the beach setting. Flowing dresses, beachy-chic ensembles and casual outfits work wonders against the backdrop of the beach. Opt for light and pastel shades that harmonize with the coastal vibes. At the same time, avoid heavy fabrics that might be uncomfortable in the Chennai heat.
Beach Engagement Photoshoots Celebrate the Best of Chennai
As we mentioned above, very few settings in Chennai will give your engagement photos a local flavor quite like one of the city’s beaches. So much of Chennai’s energy and culture comes from its seaside location. So engagement photographers with experience and artistry will use those beaches to tell the world how yours is a uniquely Chennai love story. And just as important, the images you get will be every bit as beautiful as you deserve.