LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Having spent most of my life living in the heart of this stunning national Park in the picturesque village of Grasmere I have to admit that I couldn’t have been luckier to be born and brought up in this most spectacular of places. The Lake District has been the perfect backdrop to my chosen profession as a Lake District wedding photographer and I do consider myself to have been very spoilt to spend my formative years growing up in the heart of this amazing place.
Fortunately as a Lake District wedding photographer I still get to spend time in my childhood playground on the very same lakes, very often my couples choose a lake cruise to add a little something extra to their big day, photographing your guests champagne in had on these cruises is great fun particularly a lovely way to finish of a Lake District wedding with perhaps smaller numbers.
If you are reading this then you may very well be looking for a Lake District wedding photographer with perhaps a little local knowledge. Some of my very favourite places are the smaller less visited lakes in the National Park, special places off the beaten track, these are always the quieter spots it’s just knowing where they are! Often I take my clients for a detour if wanted up into the hills for something a little panoramic or perhaps low shots by the lakeshore to catch the amazing low light. I work with some great wedding car companies who’s drivers can pull over and keep the car running while we dash out or perhaps your best man can perhaps do the honours but its useful as a plan to avoid the potential dramas of queuing parking and paying, so a patient driver is as invaluable help for me as a lake district wedding photographer. I have many tips and tricks from 15 years of photographing Lake District weddings to keep the day as effortless as possible.
As a Lake District wedding photographer my couples plan their weddings big and small and every size in between all over the National Park. I have photographed countless weddings in the heart of the Lake District national park, The Cragwood Country House Hotel and The Merewood, The Laura Ashley Belsfield, Silverholme Manor, Holbeck Ghyll, Gilpin Lake House, Storrs Hall, The Samling, Belmount Hall, The Swan Hotel, Cote Howe, Miller Howe, Lingholm Estate, Langdale Chase, to mention just a few. This amazing place now a UNESCO World Heritage Site isn’t just brimming with the most breath-taking views but we have some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the country, all of which has to make the choice of the lake District National Park an unbeatable one for your wedding.
I was both christened and married in the spectacular Church of St Oswald’s in Grasmere, this important building dating back to 601 AD is the heartbeat of the village and importantly the the final resting place of Wordsworth. Now as a Lake District wedding photographer, St Oswald’s is a church I now frequent regularly photographing the many weddings that take place there each year. I have the advantage of my Aunt and Uncle being the local vergers still, so lucky for me I get very warm welcome.
This idyllic Lake District village is a big part of who I am and I hold very dear to my heart, As a child growing up there we had uninterrupted views of Silver How from my family home, I have the most wonderful memories of my father driving his four wheeler onto the fields at the foot of Silverhowe, headlights on full beam so we could still see to sledge in the darkest of winter days, my Father was a very popular when we had a big dump of snow back then! I spent many childhood summers with my sister and cousins swimming in Easedale Tarn and Grasmere Lake and sailing and water skiing on Windermere Lake. My father had a hotel in the village for 30 years and my mother the local primary school teacher so this little Lake District village is a big part of me today.
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