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Lake District Family Photography - The Wills Family

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Lake District Family Photography on Lake Windermere

Back in the summer I was lucky enough to document this awesome family up in the gorgeous Lake District. Lisa, John and their two little beauties Gabriella and Charlie were so much fun to spend a couple of hours with!

As with all of my family shoots the location for this session was totally down to the family. They picked somewhere that means something to them and that they love doing. On this occasion it was a picnic by the lake followed by a bit of exploring then on to their boat for a trip out on to Lake Windermere. By letting them decide what they want to do for the shoot not only does it make everyone more relaxed but gives them memories of something they love doing together, as a family.

I love this family. They are genuinely lovely people and instantly made me feel welcome. Gabriella and Charlie instantly felt comfortable in front of the camera as I played and joked around with them.  

New House Farm Wedding, Lake District – Leigh and Gemma

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LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – LEIGH AND GEMMA’S WEDDING AT NEW HOUSE FARM

I love the Lake District! I’m so lucky to live so close to this beautiful part of England and even luckier to get to visit it fairly regularly to be a part of so many amazing weddings.

Leigh and Gemma are two of the most easy going people I have ever met. Gemma’s constant warming smile and Leigh’s laid-back persona made them an absolute pleasure to be around. They chose the stunning New House Farm in the Lorton Valley for the place they would marry each other. It was my first time at this venue and what a beautifully stunning wedding venue it is!

NEW HOUSE FARM, LORTON VALLEY – CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Situated in the north-west of the Lake District, New House Farm is filled with character and history and is a wonderful place to tie the knot. Log fires, original features, stunning scenery and the hayloft of an old converted barn are just some of what this venue has going for it.

Gemma and Leigh’s New House Farm wedding was so much fun. The rainy weather didn’t stop us getting out and enjoying some of the fifteen acres on offer. Their wedding was packed with fun, laughter, plenty of dancing and one of the best Father of the Bride speeches I’m yet to witness! It was lovely catching up with the extremely talented Chris Cook magician who was let loose to keep the guests entertained. The day’s entertainment didn’t stop there though with musical legends Hipster keeping the guests dancing the day and night away.

This Lake District wedding was a pleasure to be a part of. Grab a coffee and enjoy my highlight’s of Leigh and Gemma’s wedding…

Cragwood Country House Wedding Photography – James and Jen

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CRAGWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE WEDDING – JAMES & JEN

Back in the depths of wedding season 2016 I headed up north to the stunning Lake District to shoot the wedding of James and Jen. I absolutely love the Lake District. It has amazing venues and breathtaking views. Not a bad combo for a wedding!

James and Jen got married at the Cragwood Country House Hotel overlooking the magnificent Lake Windermere. It was my first visit to this gem of a wedding venue and I absolutely loved it.

LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I met up with James and his groomsmen at another local hotel where they were curing their hangovers with a couple of pints. After a short trip back to the Cragwood I met up with Jen and her bridesmaids where they were getting themselves ready for the day ahead.

Once ready Jen and her Dad made the short walk to the outside gazebo where James was waiting for his Bride-to-be ready for their garden ceremony. After a short but beautiful wedding ceremony everyone headed back up to the main house for the drinks reception. Dinner and speeches then commenced and once they had wrapped up, James and Jen lead their guests down to the water for a boat ride on Lake Windermere.

Some gorgeous evening light allowed for some lovely intimate portraits of the newlyweds…and their ridiculously beautiful dog Barkley. James and Jen went against the grain a little with no first dance so the party got started as soon as the DJ was ready. Throwing the tunes out and getting the bodies moving was one of my fave all time DJ’s, the crazy good Gary Mills.

This was such a brilliant wedding from start to finish. I loved being James and Jen’s Cragwood Country House Wedding Photographer. Sit back and enjoy my best bits

Anthony & Carla - Storrs Hall Wedding Photography

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ANTHONY AND CARLA’S LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING AT STORRS HALL, WINDERMERE

This was my debut visit to the magnificent Storrs Hall in Windermere. Storrs is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere in the stunning English Lake District. The venue itself is a quite fabulous and grand old country house that overlooks Lake Windermere and has simply breathtaking views of this stunning part of Cumbria.

Carla and Anthony’s Storrs Hall wedding was so much fun, from start to finish. They certainly picked a rock star cast of wedding professionals for their wonderful summer wedding on the lake. It was awesome catching up with and working alongside some fantastic suppliers for this wedding including video skills by Adam Wing, music and entertainment by the crazy talented Jennie Sawdon and The Rush. Not forgetting some ridiculous cake skills by Kelly-dee Towriess of Pink Frosting Cake Company.

LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

After hanging out with Anthony and his groomsmen and Carla and her Bridesmaids we headed to the stunning Catholic Church of Amabilis in Ambleside for their ceremony. Anthony, Carla and their wedding party then headed back to Storrs Hall to begin the celebrations. A Lake District wedding wouldn’t be complete without a brief trip out on the lake.

Overall this was such an amazing wedding. Anthony and Carla are such a lovely, happy couple who were a pleasure to be around. It was an honour to capture their day for them.

Lodore Falls Wedding Photography - Aran & Lisa

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This was my first visit to the Lodore Falls Hotel in Keswick for the wedding of Aran and Lisa. It’s a fact that I love the Lake District and I often remind myself how lucky I am to have this incredible part of the world on my doorstep.

Aran and Lisa are simply wonderful people who are so obviously in love. I had such a brilliant day with them and their friends and family a few weeks ago. I love when my bride and grooms are up for stepping out of their comfort zones to get ‘a shot’. These two were no let up to that and they just threw themselves into it all day.

This wedding was so much fun. Massive congrats you two