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Jonathan & Eleanor Engagement | Stover Country Park

2020 has been a strange year to say the least. Many people's lives will never be the same. This will be a year that we look back on in the years to come and tell stories to our children and our grandchildren. Eleanor and Jonathan (he often goes by "Jof") found a way to turn this year into a year that they will look back on with wonderful memories for the rest of their lives, because this was the year that they decided to spend the rest of their lives together!

El is Jenna's youngest sister, so this session meant so much for her to be able to capture. Earlier this year, after Sam met Jof for the first time, he was speaking to Jen and told her that he would love to have Jof as a brother-in-law someday. Little did he know that Eleanor and Jonathan were already "interested" in each other! They began dating later in the year, and on El's birthday, Jonathan surprised her by asking her to be his wife, and she said yes!

When Eleanor told us about this location that she had found, we were bursting with excitement, it looked perfect! Because it is usually quite a busy park, we thought it would be best to do a sunrise session so that there would be less people around. On the day of the photo shoot, the weather was looking less than favourable and we were worried we wouldn't be able to capture the photos that we wanted. On the drive to the park it rained, the sun never came out because of the clouds, and there was a heavy fog that had set in. But despite the circumstances, the result was absolutely stunning! It turns out that the fog made these pictures even more beautiful, and we couln't be happier with the finished product.

The rain kept more people away, the clouds provided perfect lighting for photos, and the heavy fog created a very romantic setting. This sunrise engagement photo shoot was simply dreamy! It really reflected Eleanor and Jonathan's relationship. Despite the less than perfect circumstances this year, they have created something beautiful in the midst of it all.

El and Jof, we are SO happy for you both! Congratulations on your engagement, and to a life filled with many happy memories. Both of you are very sincere Christian people, and we pray God's blessings upon your marriage. Thank you for letting us capture this special moment in your lives!

A newly engaged couple stand in front of a misty lake while ducks swim behind them
A couple embrace during a Devon engagement photo shoot
Misty sunrise engagement
man and woman pose for photo
an adorable couple embrace while standing on a footbridge with water underneath and behind them
a couple walks on a bridge, a woman smiles at a man during their engagement photo session with Exeter wedding photographers, Sam and Jenna
a young couple hold hands and laugh
a happy couple admire the engagement ring, close up shot of Devon engagement ring
An englishman holds a woman while she leans on his shoulder, the couple is sitting on a bench and looking at the lake in front of them during their photo shoot with Devon wedding photographers, Sam and Jenna Photography
a happy couple holds hands and walks down a dreamy path and look back over their shoulders at Exeter portrait photographers, Sam and Jenna Photography
engaged couple sits on a log while swans swim on the lake behind them
close up photos of engagement ring with Devon wedding photographer, Sam and Jenna
A dapper looking couple gaze over a misty lake at Stover Country Park
Two love birds sitting on a country bench snuggle up to each other
a couple sit on a fallen tree and think about their happy future together while swans swim in the pond behind them
A couple stand on a lovely bridge in a country park during the Autumn. A couple smile at each other while walking on a wooden footbridge.
Beautiful Fall Scence with a couple stood in front of a park gatehouse
A man dips his future bride in front of Stover Country Park Gatehouse. A man carries his fiancée and both laugh.
a fiancé dips his fiancée in front of an old looking gatehouse in Devon, England
A couple stand in front of a gate and smile for a photo. A man pretends to kidnap his future wife, the woman is surprised.
A future bride and groom hold hands in front of a mistry duck pond during a dreamy sunrise engagement shoot with Devon wedding photographers, Sam and Jenna Photography
A man and woman hug and look at the ducks swimming on a misty lake.
An engaged couple enjoy a happy moment in Stover Country Park
A couple pose for their engagement photos

Location: Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

Gear used:

Canon 6D MII

Canon 50mm 1.2

Canon 70-200mm II 2.8


Are you looking for a photographer? Sam and Jenna are a husband and wife photography team that have a deep passion for helping people capture timeless memories through the lens of their cameras.

Our style is an elegant, light and airy, modern look. We LOVE meeting new people and we want to make sure that you feel comfortable, have fun, and most importantly that you love your photos! We want you to be able to share these precious memories with your children, grandchildren, and the many generations to come!

We are wedding photographers based in Exeter, Devon, which is in the Southwest of England. However, we often travel ANYWHERE in the UK, as well as worldwide! Fill in the contact form to book your slot! We can't wait to hear from you and look forward to capturing your special moments.

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