Beautiful Wedding Photography in Cumbria and The Lake District
HELLO! I’M Janet.
I am a Lake District wedding photographer and visual storyteller.
I believe in the power of photography — that images tell the stories that words alone can’t.
Above all, I believe everyone looks best in the pictures where they are having a good time.
I believe you have a story to tell.
Capturing those special moments that take your breath away,
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. I will be there to help make it, from a photography point of view, as stress free as possible. And above all capture the most important moments of your special day. The only thing you will have to do on one of the most significant days of your life. Is to relax and enjoy every second of it. Without worrying about any photographic aspect along the way.
Are you looking for a good photographer or a good wedding photographer ?
At first glance this may sound a rather strange question. Yet a good wedding photographer requires skills which are not needed in any other form of photography.
In the first place a good wedding photographer must be calm and patient. Listening to peoples needs, opinions and concerns. And above all capable of adapting to different personalities and changing circumstances.
Furthermore, if a wedding photographer hopes to capture the feel of the day. And the reactions of the Bride, Groom and guests to unfolding events it is necessary to be a good people watcher.
Noticing how guests interact reveals the quiet and the outgoing personalities. In particular the jokers and storytellers are always worth watching for the reactions they provoke in others.
Observe a little
Closer and you will notice the proud smile of a parent. Or perhaps the toughest looking guest in the room self consciously wiping a tear from their eye.
Catching these moments is in some ways a matter of luck, but as a famous golfer once said. ” The more I practice the luckier I get ”
I try to work in a relaxed and unobtrusive manner. I believe this is why many of my bookings are from people who have attended weddings I have previously photographed. If you have any questions or would like to chat about your special day please get in touch.
My goal as a lake district wedding photographer
To begin with, my goal as a natural lake district wedding photographer is to craft photographs that are timeless and creative. And a genuine portrayal of your wedding celebration as it unfolds.
Next, I want to show the emotion of the day through amazing portraits and breathtaking use of light.
I have years of experience working in Lancashire, Cumbria and Lake District. Achieving true wedding photo journalistic coverage.
From emotional getting ready photos to breathtaking portraits. I will photograph your wedding exactly the way you imagined it! To bring together the natural moments. With relaxed portraits and beautifully photographed details and craft them into a beautiful story.
I aim to show the day at its best and you as the best version of yourselves. Whilst you enjoy your wedding without intrusion.
I will make sure
To capture every detail of your special event. From the smallest design of the wedding gown to table settings. And including expressions of guests most of which you would otherwise miss. While making every image a memorable moment that you will be able to enjoy and remember for the rest of your life. I will capture every aspect of this day in unique and memorable photographs. To look at and to share with your kids and grandchildren.
Lake District & Cumbria Wedding Photography as individual as you
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… Read more “The photo’s are truly lovely and really capture the spirit of the day.”
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,… Read more “What can we say ! Your pictures are amazing !”
Janet, Thank you again for all the fabulous photos of our special day and the amazing album. Grandad summed it up best ! “She’s done a bloody grand job”. High praise indeed.
Everyone who has seen it has said it’s the best they’ve ever seen. Couldn’t agree more. I… Read more “Everyone who has seen it has said it’s the best they’ve ever seen”
Hi Janet, Just to let you know the disc arrived safely and we sat down on Sunday with a bottle of champagne for our first viewing of them. We are delighted with the collection and really enjoyed seeing them for the first time. We really feel like they capture the… Read more “I really love the numerous great ‘natural’ shots taken throughout the day”
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… Read more “heartfelt thanks for your professional and friendly service on our wedding day.”
Based in South Cumbria, I am perfectly situated to cover Cumbria, The Lake District & North Lancashire.
From Carlisle in the north, through the Lake District, West Cumbria, Barrow in Furness, Kendal & Lancaster. I am fortunate to have some beautiful and inspirational places in which to work. However, I love to travel and have photographed hundreds of weddings all over the UK.
EXPERIENCE over 12 years of experience as a full time professional wedding photographer. And have captured more than 700 events all over the country
PROFESSIONALISM I am very proud of my work. And will use all my skill and experience to make your day a special one
ARTISTRY My aim is to capture the unseen angles. And especially to photograph the most dramatic moments from your day
SECURITY I always work with back-up cameras, memory cards, lenses and lighting. Your Digital Files will be triple backed-up. I have never missed a single wedding in my career.
COST With wedding photography prices starting at £750. I offer coverage which can be tailored to work within most clients’ budgets.
SERVICE I am always available to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. And will work with you every step of the way to go beyond your expectations.
Lake district photography - Janet Ridley Photography