We’re always so excited to stumble upon a new photographer. And someone with a unique style and romantic eye? Even better!

So when we heard from Toby Mitchell, we were immediately swooning over his work. Then he told us he was 19. And we were just plain jealous of his supreme snapping skills!

But after he showed us these stunning shots of Matthew and Chloe, and we were back to swooning again!

Their atmospheric engagement shoot was captured on Woolacoombe beach in North Devon, England. It’s fun, candid, romantic and beautiful.

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This gorgeous pair met at church 11 years ago. What started as a simple chat developed into a friendship, and Matthew says, after a lot of persistence on his part, a relationship.

Toby also shot Matthew and Chloe’s wedding (which we’ll be featuring on the blog this afternoon!) and as a close friend of two, he sure knows how to capture this couple beautifully.

Here’s what Toby had to say about his day at the beach with Matthew and Chloe.

The love story they hold is so authentic and easily documented, which made the whole day a real laugh.

In my opinion, Woolacombe is one of the best beaches in the United Kingdom.

There are so many beautiful spots for photos which gives plenty of space for sweet moments to evolve.

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Isn’t it breathtaking? Romantic and playful yet atmospheric and moody all at the same time. Stunning!

Thanks so much to Toby Mitchell and the lovely Chloe and Matthew for sharing their gorgeous engagement with us.

You can see more of Toby’s work on his blog and follow him on Instagram – he’s just started doing destination weddings too, so expect some pretty pics from all over the world. And stay tuned for Chloe and Matthew’s dreamy wedding later today!

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Photographer: Toby Mitchell