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The Samling Wedding - Adam and Ellie

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Adam and Ellie’s Luxury Lake District Wedding at The Samling

I’m not too sure where to start with this wedding. It had everything you might want in a wedding, a luxury Lake District venue with top end food, stunning views over the glorious Lake Windermere, a team of amazing suppliers and dozens of awesome guests.

The Samling has to be one of the best venues I’ve had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at in the North West of England. It is situated perfectly overlooking the stunning Lake Windermere. When decorated with beautiful floristry by the incredible Flower Design this venue simply blossoms. There are so many little areas to discover for portraits and the main dining room is open and bright with views out towards the lake.

Wedding at The Samling

Adam and Ellie are down to earth, lovely humans and their luxury wedding at The Samling was a pleasure to photograph. I arrived in the morning to a common Lake District shower. The rain very politely subsided once the ceremony had begun however, leaving nothing but clear skies and sunshine. The entire wedding day ran super smoothly with the newlyweds and all of their guests enjoying every second. The food was beyond compare and I know it was a very important part of the day for Adam and Ellie. Guests were kept entertained throughout the day with the mystifying Chris Hurst, reading minds and leaving people amazed! My day with the gorgeous Bride and Groom ended with an outdoor first dance, overlooking Lake Windermere as the sun faded beyond the horizon.

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.  

Merewood Wedding Photography - John and Rachel

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John and Rachel’s Wedding at The Merewood

 John and Rachel were married in the back end of summer at the insanely gorgeous Merewood Country House Hotel in The Lake District. Their wedding jam packed with fun and action from the start.

After spending the morning with John and his groomsmen and then Rachel and her Bridesmaids I set off to find the church they were to be married in. Following a beautiful church ceremony their guests head off to the Merewood to continue the celebrations while John and Rachel took a chilled drive around Lake Windermere. We stopped off for a couple of portraits along the way before meeting up with their guests back at The Merewood.

John and Rachel had chosen the awesome Phil Colbert of PC Roadshows to host their wedding breakfast. I’ve many weddings with Phil and each one has been filled with fun, laughter and many memories. If you’re after a memorable wedding breakfast then you should be sure to check out PC Roadshows for hosting it.

The fun continued into the night with one of the North Wests best wedding bands The Deadbeats!

Ambleside Wedding Photography - John & Liz

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JOHN AND LIZ'S LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING IN AMBLESIDE

John and Liz were married at the The Waterhead Hotel in Ambleside. This boutique Lake District hotel was such a perfect setting for their intimate winter wedding. The Lake District is one of my favourite places so having the opportunity to discover new venues and locations is a real treat. 

WINTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Driving up to the Lakes on the cold winter morning, with the rain pouring, I thought that we were in for another wet day in The Lakes. Even in the rain this cumbrian beauty spot feels special. It's often said that The Lake District has it's own micro-climate and rain can come and go in minutes. It was no different on John and Liz's wedding day for as soon as I arrived at the award winning boutique hotel the rain submitted to gorgeous clear skies. 

After meeting up with John and his entourage in a nearby pub I head over to meet up with Liz and hers at the hotel. I love the preps in the morning as not only do they let some of the key players of the wedding get used to me being around and know that they don't need to pose and look for the camera but it makes for great opening chapters in the story of their day. 

This beautiful intimate winter wedding in the stunning English Lakes was a pleasure to be a part of and was filled with many happy memories of such a wonderful couple and their family and friends. 

Merewood Wedding Photography - Mark & Emily

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MARK AND EMILY'S LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING AT THE MEREWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

This was my first visit to The Merewood Country House Hotel and I'd been looking forward to it for some time. I kind of already knew Mark and Emily after shooting both Emily's brother's wedding and her sisters wedding over the last few years. Emily was the hat-trick and what a way to round off a family of weddings! 

I absolutely LOVE the Lake District! Even when it's rainy and windy, which it is the majority of the time up there, it still holds a breathtaking beauty. 

The Merewood is located in Windermere and is situated up on a hill overlooking the beautiful Lake Windermere. It is such an idyllic setting for a wedding. 

Mark and Emily spent the whole day at The Merewood, and I was there to capture the memories for them throughout. It was so lovely catching up with 2 sets of my past Bride and Grooms and spending the day with such a lovely bunch of humans. 

Wild Boar Wedding Photography – Rick and Becky

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RICK AND BECKY’S LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING AT WILD BOAR IN WINDERMERE

I was well happy to be back at the gorgeous Wild Boar in Windermere earlier this year for Rick and Becky’s wedding. Set in some beautiful surroundings the Wild Boar in Windermere has everything you could possibly want from a wedding venue. The venue itself is cosy and stylish and boasts not only quality ale but has its own smokehouse which produces some ridiculously good meat!

WILD BOAR WEDDING

My day started out following the boys down to a nearby lake for a little dip. I didn’t personally brave the water myself but it certainly looked like the boys had fun and it definitely cleared off any hangovers from the night before. The girls had a slightly more relaxed morning of pampering.

After a beautiful ceremony, the bar got busy and the celebrations continued. In true Cumbrian fashion, the rain threatened a couple of times but nothing that would put a dampener on the day.

After a journey off in the jeep with Rick and Becky for some evening portraits, the night got fully underway with music from the impressive Keytars.

Rick and Becky’s Wild Boar wedding was everything and more than a wedding should be. Thank you for letting me be a part of it