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Lorna and Paul’s Delamere Manor Wedding Photography

Delamere Manor Wedding Photography – The luxury Cheshire wedding venue set in over 100 acres of Cheshire countryside. Boasting a number of beautiful options for your wedding ceremony and reception. Including the option of five licensed outdoor spaces for you to hold your wedding ceremony. This was my first visit … Continue reading >Lorna and Paul’s Delamere Manor Wedding Photography

Old England Hotel Windermere Weddings

Beautiful Wedding  Photography in Cumbria and The Lake District HELLO! I’M Janet.I am an Old England Hotel Windermere weddings photographer and visual storyteller. It was a very dull damp day for the wedding at the Old England Hotel in Bowness. My second shooter and I arrived to cover bride and groom … Continue reading >Old England Hotel Windermere Weddings

Elizabeth & Adam Wedding Bristowe Hill Keswick

I was looking forward to photography Elizabeth and Adam’s wedding at Bristowe Hill Keswick. Namely, because this was my first visit to this stunning wedding venue. When I arrived I was blown away by this beautiful wedding venue. Everywhere I looked there was sumptuous seating, stunning metallic wallpaper. Beautiful works … Continue reading >Elizabeth & Adam Wedding Bristowe Hill Keswick

Wedding Photography Windermere & Bowness

Wedding Photography In Windermere and bowness can be especially challenging For example traffic, tourists and weather can all make difficulties. Mainly due to their unpredictable nature. However, having photographed hundreds of weddings in Windermere and the lakes. I believe I am as prepared for every eventuality as anyone can be. … Continue reading >Wedding Photography Windermere & Bowness

Weddings at Kendal Parish Church Cumbria

Hi I’m Janet Here are some of my wedding photographs from Kendal Parish Church ( and a few interesting Facts ) Kendal Parish Church Kendal Parish Church has beautiful interior and scenic surroundings that provide perfect venue for all weddings. Some people choose a very traditional ceremony; others like to have … Continue reading >Weddings at Kendal Parish Church Cumbria

Ravenstonedale wedding Cumbria

Ravenstonedale I arrived at Emma’s parents home in Ravenstonedale Cumbria. It was a beautiful sunny morning to capture the wedding preps. The setting for the wedding celebrations was stunning. Fantastic views across the open fields to the Howgills and beyond. Emma and her six bridesmaids were all either having their … Continue reading >Ravenstonedale wedding Cumbria

Gretna Wedding No 1 Crown Maintained

Gretna Wedding Crown Maintained. – The Gretna area remains unchallenged as Scotland’s wedding capital. According to the latest figures. It consistently sees a 12% share of all ceremonies in the country. More than even the Edinburgh or Glasgow local authority areas. Last year alone there were more than 4,000 weddings … Continue reading >Gretna Wedding No 1 Crown Maintained

Ellie & Jason’s St Thomas’ Church & Grange Hotel Wedding

The Grange Hotel Weddings. It was a beautiful morning for Ellie & Jason’s St Thomas’ Church & Grange Hotel Wedding . I joined Ellie her mum and all the bridesmaids on a lovely morning in May. The girls were getting ready at the hotel. The hairdresser and MUA were busy … Continue reading >Ellie & Jason’s St Thomas’ Church & Grange Hotel Wedding

Alissia & Matthew’s Grange Hotel wedding

Grange Hotel wedding It was a beautiful sunny morning as I drove to Alissia and Matthew’s wedding at the Grange hotel. Due to the weather the wedding ceremony was outside in the lovely wedding gazebo. Outdoor weddings are so beautiful, and great fun to photograph. As you can usually see … Continue reading >Alissia & Matthew’s Grange Hotel wedding

Church Wedding In Cumbria

What could be more perfect than an church wedding in Cumbria. Probably one of the Most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom, dramatic fells and lakes St Mary’s Church Kirkby Lonsdale Also known as Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church, in the diocese of Carlisle. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is Norman … Continue reading >Church Wedding In Cumbria

Lake District Church Weddings

Egremont – St Michael & St Mary’s Church There are some beautiful places of worship in the Lake District for church weddings, I have worked in some of them as a Lake District wedding Photographer. St Michael & St Mary’s Church, is a minor gem of Victorian gothic architecture. Built … Continue reading >Lake District Church Weddings

Winter Wedding In The Lake District

The beautiful patchwork of mountains, lakes, valleys make winter a wonderful time for a wedding in the Lake District. The Lakes are quieter in the winter months and some of the wedding venues have some amazing offers in the winter. The Daffodil Hotel and Spa The Daffodil Hotel & Spa … Continue reading >Winter Wedding In The Lake District

Autumn Wedding In The Lake District

Autumn is one of the most spectacular times for a wedding in the Lake District. It’s also one of the most beautiful, as the leaves in our valleys turn from green to gold.  It is fantastic to be a wedding photographer at this time of year. Lingholm Estate If you … Continue reading >Autumn Wedding In The Lake District

Summer Wedding In The Lake District

Summer Wedding In The Lake District. The 885-square-mile Lake District National Park. Which covers almost the entire region, located in the far northwest of England. Until the mid-19th century the area was barely visited by outsiders. Daniel Defoe described it as ‘barren and frightful’ in 1724. But the Romantic poets’ idea of … Continue reading >Summer Wedding In The Lake District

Spring Wedding In The Lake District

The Lake District comes alive during the first season of the year. Winter frosts have disappeared, blankets of daffodils and bluebells fill blossoming woodland. And baby animals scamper about, full of the joys of spring! After a particularly hard winter. Seeing this spectacular area come to life will delight every … Continue reading >Spring Wedding In The Lake District

Teepee Wedding in The Lake District

Selecting your perfect venue When thinking about a Teepee Wedding in The Lake District. Remember your teepee can go anywhere. Ideally a level grassed surface with good vehicle access. For example consider farmer’s fields, sports fields, pubs/restaurant grounds. Private hotels, community centres, village halls and campsites etc. Getting the teepee … Continue reading >Teepee Wedding in The Lake District

Different Styles of Wedding Photography

There are three different styles of wedding photography: reportage photography, traditional photography and contemporary wedding photography. Whether you are looking for some budget photography, or you want to splurge, your wedding photographs will be one of the few solid mementos from your wedding day and you want them to be … Continue reading >Different Styles of Wedding Photography

Janet Ridley Professional wedding photographer Kendal

Beautiful Wedding Photography in Kendal Cumbria and The Lake District HELLO! I’M Janet.Wedding photographer Kendal, Cumbria ,Lancashire and The Lake District and a 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 … Continue reading >Janet Ridley Professional wedding photographer Kendal

Wedding Photography in Cumbria

As a full time professional wedding photographer with over 12 years experience, I love creating fresh, beautiful wedding photography in Cumbria that will stand the test of time. Your wedding is one of the single mostimportant days in your life. It’s about you and your families, about two people coming together. I … Continue reading >Wedding Photography in Cumbria

A Civil Wedding Ceremony

What is a civil ceremony? A civil wedding ceremony is a marriage without any religious context. In England and Wales, it can take place at a register office or a venue that has been approved for civil marriage. As A Cumbria and Lake District wedding photographer I have witnessed many … Continue reading >A Civil Wedding Ceremony

Amie and Callum’s Wedding Carus Green Kendal

I arrived at Amie’s mum’s house at around 10.30 to capture bridal preps. It was a lovely warm day for Amie and Callum’s Wedding Carus Green Kendal. My second shooter had gone to photograph the groom and groomsmen at Carus Green. As A Cumbria and Lake District wedding photographer I … Continue reading >Amie and Callum’s Wedding Carus Green Kendal

Ellie and Jason’s Pre Wedding Shoot Dallam Park

It was a lovely sunny afternoon when I met up with Ellie and Jason’s for their Pre Wedding Shoot Dallam Park. The couple had brought their lovely labrador Marley too. I am looking forward to sharing their wedding day in 4 weeks time. As a Cumbria wedding photographer I love … Continue reading >Ellie and Jason’s Pre Wedding Shoot Dallam Park

Tina & Paul’s Wedding at The Inn On The Lake Cumbria

It was a very blustery and chilly day for Tina & Paul’s Wedding at The Inn On The Lake Cumbria. The couple wanted to get married outside in the wedding gazebo and the registrars said it was okay as there was no sign of rain. As a Cumbria and lake … Continue reading >Tina & Paul’s Wedding at The Inn On The Lake Cumbria

Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Choose a venue to suit your personalities Below are listed some tips for choosing your wedding venue. Every couple is unique, so work as a team to find a venue that includes both of your tastes. Whether you go for a modern loft, a simple beach wedding, or a grand … Continue reading >Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Wedding Photography Tips

I don’t need to tell you that wedding photographs are very important: so here are some wedding photography tips. Wedding photographs are one of the most special mementos you’ll ever have. Your children will look through them and their children after them, let alone the many times you’ll both browse … Continue reading >Wedding Photography Tips

Natalie & David’s wedding The Merewood Lake District

I arrived on a beautiful spring like day for Natalie & David’s wedding The Merewood Lake District. One of my favourite wedding venue’s in The Lake District. Set in an elevated position and overlooking Windermere, England’s longest and most beautiful lake, you will find Merewood Country House Hotel.  Dating back to … Continue reading >Natalie & David’s wedding The Merewood Lake District

Wedding Photography Checklist

Your wedding day is going to be filled with dozens of photo-worthy moments, here is a wedding photography checklist. Yes, of course, you’ll want to get all the traditional portraits and milestone moments (like your first kiss), but don’t forget about all the little things in between. From your wedding dress … Continue reading >Wedding Photography Checklist

Wedding Castles in Cumbria

There are a handful of wedding castles in Cumbria. As a wedding photographer in Cumbria, have been fortunate enough to work at the three below. Greystokes Castle Greystoke Castle provides one of the most atmospheric settings for weddings in the Lake District. The Castle itself provides the grandeur you would … Continue reading >Wedding Castles in Cumbria

Lancaster Wedding Venues

Listed below are two beautiful Lancaster Wedding Venues . I have worked at both of these Lancaster wedding venues and they are both stunning. Lancaster House Hotel Lancaster House , with its impressive refined decor and beautiful landscaped grounds and courtyards. Fully deserving of its 4 Star rating and its … Continue reading >Lancaster Wedding Venues

Lakeside Wedding Venues

Below are listed some of the stunning Lakeside Wedding Venues in the Lake District I have had the privilege of working at. All the venues have gardens, grounds and jetties by the lake. Inn On The Lake The award winning Inn on the Lake, with its breath-taking scenery, is the … Continue reading >Lakeside Wedding Venues