Lake District wedding photographer
My name is Janet , I am an experienced full time Lake District wedding photographer and I couldn’t be happier running a wedding photography business in the area where I grew up. Based in the beautiful village of Beetham, Cumbria has always been home to me and my family. Regularly photographing weddings in The Lake District, Lancashire and The Scottish Borders. I think myself very lucky to be able to live and work in such a beautiful county.
My approach as a wedding photographer is to capture your day as it unfolds, looking out for spontaneous moments of emotion and all the countless treasures in between. Formal shoots, too are never stuffy or too posey. Allowing you and your wedding party to enjoy the day. I believe in capturing REAL moments that will become more precious and more valuable as time goes on. More importantly, I always aim to give my clients a set of wedding photographs that they will treasure forever.
You have spent months planning your lake district wedding and I want to make sure that you get to spend as much time as possible with your guests. Whether your wedding is going to have a rustic, modern, vintage or classic theme. I would love to be there to capture some beautiful memories for you. Please do take your time to look around the site especially My Work and F.A.Q pages.
I’m always happy to hear about your dreams for your big day.
Recent Blog Posts
To Janet, Just a little note to say a huge thank you for doing the photography for our wedding. We have been nothing but 101% impressed with everything you have done for us. From being down to earth and making the photo’s not intrude on our special day, to producing amazing photo’s that we will treasure always. We’re looking forward to our album and haven’t forgotten about the cherish the dress day. Love and Thanks Laura and Phil
Hi Janet Just to a massive thank you for everything you did for our wedding at Lodore Falls. You were fantastic on the lead up to the wedding answering all my questions. On the day you were so efficient and as someone who dislikes having my photo taken you made it so easy and comfortable. The photos were waiting for us when we got back from our honeymoon and they are all beautiful it was hard to choose 90 ! Thank you once again Briony and Mark
“Janet, Janet Janet… What can we say…we have been waiting until now to give you our final write up, now we have received our SPECTACULAR wedding album. Firstly, we would like to thank you for being so brilliant with us on our special day. We did not at all feel like we were paying someone just to do their job and snap a few shots. We felt like you were part of our guests, and we could tell you were enjoying every minute as we also were. We had such good fun capturing our amazing photos! We were having that much fun, we didn’t even realise how much it was actually raining! (We can see now from watching the DVD back!) Each and every photo holds a special memory. Each turning of a page in our album brings back the amazing day we had. We just can not thank you enough! We look forward to having you capture lots of future family events for us. (Yes, we would have our events in the Lakes or close, just to enable you to shoot them!). Lots of love, best wishes and thanks. Kim & Chris Pennington (AKA Snow White and Prince Charming) xx
Dear Janet Sorry this email has taken far too long to be sent! We didn’t realise there would still be so many things to sort out after the wedding. Christopher and I wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks for your professional and friendly service on our wedding day. For two people who do not enjoy being the centre of attention and certainly don’t like our photos being taken we thought you would have a huge task ahead of you. I don’t know how you did it but I immediately felt at ease and you have a lovely way of making everything seem so effortless and seamless. You understood and captured the formal group shots that we wanted but more importantly you captured perfectly the happy relaxed atmosphere we wanted on the day.
This shows so much in the photographs you took. You were so efficient on the day, it was like having another friend there to share the day with us. Our family and friends have commented to us since how professional yet friendly you were and how you made them all feel at ease. We are both so pleased with the photographs, the black and white shots capture perfectly the dramatic backdrop of Windermere. The shots in Broadoaks really show off the stunning music room and surroundings. Thank you so much, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. We will enjoy looking back at the photos for years to come. Love Victoria and Chris
Dear Janet We would like to thank you for our beautiful wedding photographs and for everything you did for us on our wedding day. You went out of your way to help us in so many ways and we would like you to know how grateful we are. The photographs are exactly what we were hoping for and more, especially the more unusual ones ! We are both really excited and looking forward to seeing our wedding album. Many Thanks Again and Best Wishes Paul and Jane
Janet, What can we say ! Your pictures are amazing ! And the photo album – wow ! It is truly perfect ! I knew from the moment you did my brothers wedding I had to have you for mine ! It’s just like having a good friend with you all day, having you by my side. It was truly a pleasure to have you celebrating with us and all our family and friends. It was a perfect day,and your images capture it all perfectly, allowing us to savour the memories for years to come. I most definitely would recommend you to anyone without a doubt, as your just lovely to be around and manage to get all the pictures needed to create a wonderful memorabilia of our special day. Thanks again for everything and we hope to see you again soon Love Michelle and Steve.
Dear Janet Just to say thank you for everything you did for our wedding on the 27th June. The photo’s are truly lovely and really capture the spirit of the day. You were a huge help on the day and your understated presence on the day was perfect All the best Liz and Mark
Some Of The Venues I Have Worked With
Abbey House Hotel Barrow In Furness | Anvil Hall Gretna | Armathwaite Hall Hotel Keswick | Ashton Hall | Ashton Memorial Lancaster | Augill Castle Kirkby Stephen | Barton Grange Preston | Broadoaks Country House Windermere | Beech Hill Hotel | Beeston Manor Preston | Belsfield Laura Ashley Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere | Belmount Hall Ambleside | Blencowe Hall Penrith | Briery Wood Hotel | Bristowe Hill | Burnside Hotel And Spa | Carus Green Golf Club Kendal | Cartmel Priory | Cartmel Village Hall | Castle Green Hotel | Castle Inn Hotel | Chequers Hotel | Clifton Hotel Southport | Coniston Hotel Skipton | Coppermines Lakes Cottages Coniston | Cragwood Country House Hotel | Crown Hotel Wetheral Carlisle | Cumbria Gran Hotel Grange | Daffodil Hotel And Spa Grasmere | Dallam Tower Milnthorpe | Dalston Hall Hotel | Delemere Manor Cheshire | Eves Hall Clitheroe | Grange Hotel | Greystoke Castle | Hallmark Hotel | Heather Glen Hotel | Hillthwaite House | Hipping Hall Yorkshire | Hundith Hill Hotel Cockermouth | Hydro Hotel Windermere | Inn On The Lake Glenridding | Kendal Town Hall | Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club | Lakeside Hotel Newby Bridge | Langdale Chase | Lancaster House Hotel | Lancaster Cathedral | Lancaster Priory | Langdale Hotel | La Roca Rara Nerja Spain | Leeming House Hotel | Lingholm Estate | Linden Hall Hotel Northumberland | Linthwaite House | Lodore Falls Hotel And Spa Borrowdale | Longlands Hotel Carnforth | Low House Armathwaite | Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa | Lowther Castle Penrith | Merewood Country House Hotel | Miller Howe | Moreland Hall Penrith | Midland Hotel Morecambe | Muncaster Castle | Nanny Brow | Netherwood Hotel | New Dungeon Ghyll | New House Farm Lorton | Old England Hotel And Spa | Park House Barn | Peckforton Castle Cheshire | The Punch Bowl Crosthwaite | The Oaks Hotel Burnley | Ribby Hall Blackpool | Roundthorn Country House | Rheged Penrith | The Riverside Hotel | The Rybeck | The Samling | Sawrey House Hawkshead | Scafell Hotel | Sharrow Bay Ullswater | Shepherds Inn Carlisle | Silverholme Manor | Stonecross Manor Hotel | Storrs Hall | The Swan Hotel And Spa | The Trout Hotel | Underley Grange | The Villa | Waterhead Hotel Ambleside | Waterhead Hotel Coniston | West Lakes Hotel Gosforth | Whitewater Hotel | The Wild Boar | Wordsworth Hotel And Spa |
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