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    Windermere Wedding Photography

    Low Wood Bay Wedding

    Marc and Jame’s Low Wood Bay Wedding Resort and Spa Low Wood Bay Hotel wedding. – I always enjoy working at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa. The new refurbishments are fabulous. From the breath-taking atrium to the new suites and bedrooms. Everywhere you look it is just gorgeous. My first meeting with Marc and James was 8 weeks before their wedding day. As soon as I sat down with them I knew their wedding was going to be filled with fun and laughter. My second shooter and I arrived an hour before the start of the wedding ceremony, so we could capture the guests arriving and the gallery whilst…

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    Kirkby Stephen Wedding Photography

    Augill Castle Wedding Photographer

    Some of my work as an Augill Castle Wedding Photographer, a beautiful venue which is always a pleasure to visit. If you are thinking of booking this venue and you like my work please get in touch and we can arrange to meet Thanks for looking …..Janet Your wedding day,is undoubtedly one of the most important days in your life. Obviously you want it to be full of beautiful moments you can cherish forever. As a result it is vital to make the correct decision when it comes to selecting your ideal Lake District wedding venue. Equally important is the photographer you choose to document your big day. I urge…

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    Carnforth Wedding Photography

    Longlands Hotel Carnforth Weddings

    Some of my Longlands Hotel Carnforth weddings photography from The Longlands Hotel, Tewitfield nr Carnforth , a beautiful venue which is always a pleasure to visit. If you are thinking of booking this venue and you like my work please get in touch and we can arrange to meet. Thanks for looking …..Janet Your wedding day, is undoubtedly one of the most important days in your life. Obviously you want it to be full of beautiful moments you can cherish forever. As a result it is vital to make the correct decision when it comes to selecting your ideal Lancashire wedding venue. Equally important is the photographer you choose to…

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    Swan Hotel Newby Bridge Wedding Photography

    Some of my Swan Hotel Newby Bridge Wedding Photography , a beautiful hotel which is always a pleasure to visit. If you are thinking of booking this The Swan and you like my work please get in touch and we can arrange to meet . Thanks for looking …..Janet Your wedding day, is undoubtedly one of the most important days in your life. Obviously you want it to be full of beautiful moments you can cherish forever. As a result it is vital to make the correct decision when it comes to selecting your ideal  wedding venue. Equally important is the photographer you choose to document your big day. I…

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    Lorna and Paul’s Delamere Manor Wedding Photography

    Delamere Manor Wedding Photography – . This was my first visit to Delamere Manor ( hopefully not my Last ). The manor is former home and recording studio of singer songwriter Gary Barlow of Take That fame. His recording studio is now a very trendy night club. Now used for the evening receptions. Paul was busy greeting all the guests in the kitchen. Lorna had made some very delicious chocolate crunch for everyone to enjoy. All the guest were busy chatting and drinking coffee. Later the guests started to make their way down the the jetty for the ceremony. Some walked and others went by golf buggy or range rover.…

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    Keswick Wedding Photography

    Lodore Falls Hotel Weddings

    Some recent photography from my last 3 Lodore Falls Hotel weddings The Lodore Falls Hotel is one of my favourite Lake District wedding venues. Every time I work here I find the amazing location inspiring. Whatever the Cumbria weather decides to do there are always wonderful locations for photography. Couples can certainly marry in some style at Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa. This place is certainly a unique wedding venue. Weather inside or outside the spaces create the ultimate backdrop for your photography. This venue is a luxury lakeside retreat, the natural beauty of the lake district and the amazing photo opportunities it provides surround you and your guests from…

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    Windermere Wedding Photography

    Briery Wood Country House Hotel Wedding

    Hi I’m Janet, a Cumbria and Lake District Wedding Photographer. Here are a few images from one of my recent “just the two of us” Briery Wood Country House Hotel wedding in Windermere. Abbie and Bradley’s Just The Two Of Us Briery Wood Country House Hotel Wedding Briery Wood Hotel is a beautiful country house which is set in lovely grounds and has a sweeping driveway. Abbie and Bradley had chosen a Just The Two of Us wedding. I arrived 10 minutes before the ceremony was due to start. The weather was very wet, so the ceremony was held inside. Briery Wood Country House Hotel has a lovely outdoor wedding…

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    Bowness 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 preps before the ceremony. Louise was in the bridal suite with her mum and sister they were just finishing off their make up and hair. My second shooter went to find Tony for some getting ready photos. The ceremony was to be held in the garden room which overlooks the lake. Even though it was a very wet day the…

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    Windermere Wedding Photography

    Jodi & Daniel’s Low Wood Bay Wedding

    Low Wood Bay Hotel wedding. – I always enjoy working at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa. The new refurbishments are beautiful. From the breath-taking atrium to the new suites and bedrooms. Everywhere you look it is just gorgeous. I met up with Jodi, her mum and five bridesmaids for final bridal preps. The hairdresser was still busy doing the hair of one of the bridesmaids. I took all the detail photographs, dress, shoes, jewellery. Soon it was time for Jodi to put her stunning wedding dress on the lace on he dress was lovely. I never tire of seeing a bride when she puts her dress on for this…

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    Keswick Wedding Photography

    Elizabeth & Adam Bristowe Hill Keswick Wedding

    I was looking forward to photographing Elizabeth and Adam’s Bristowe Hill Keswick Wedding . 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 of art adorned the walls. The magnificent staircase led to the lavish bedrooms. Above all this is a beautiful arts and crafts house. Bristowe Hill is an elegant Edwardian Lakeland mansion. Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite lakes are to the north and south. Somewhere in the middle, Bristowe sits high on a hill, the valley spreading down below. It’s impossible not to…

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    HELLO! I’M Janet.I am a Penrith wedding photographer and visual storyteller. My goal as a Penrith wedding photographer To begin with. My goal as a Penrith wedding photographer is to craft photographs that are timeless and creative. And a genuine record 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. Arranging A Meeting With Me. Would you like to meet me before you decide if I am the photographer for you both. I am very happy to…

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    Windermere Wedding Photography

    wedding venues windermere

    Working at wedding venues in Windermere 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. Expect traffic jams, And above all do not believe the weather forecast. You will not go far wrong. HELLO! I’M Janet.I shoot Wedding Photography In Windermere 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…

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    Kendal Wedding Photography

    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. Many people like to choose a traditional ceremony,while others prefer their favourite music or a friend reading a much-loved poem. For example others invite an orchestra or choir to play and sing!  We will help you to choose your hymns, music and Bible readings. Church History The Parish Church is mostly 18th Century. Subsequently the Parish Church has been a place of worship since the 13th Century. It is Cumbria’s largest…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Your Wedding Photographer

    Make sure you get the most out of your wedding photographer and you get the photos you want The all-important photographs last forever and serve to document the day, play by play. Upon booking a your professional wedding photographer. You should probably discuss with them what exactly it is you want from their services. Of course the bridal party and family photos are a must have for every wedding album. But there are other kinds of pictures you can request. For example, it is perfectly fine to ask the photographer to disappear into the background on the big day and to take natural and unstaged pictures. That way, all aspects…

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    Kirkby Stephen Wedding Photography

    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 hair or make up done. And there was lots of excitement for the day ahead. Emma and Thomas had chosen to have their ceremony in the local church St Oswalds. St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale Cumbria St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale Cumbria. Erected on the site of a previous church, dates from the 18th century. With remnants of the old church built…

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    Kendal Wedding Photography

    Carus Green Wedding Photography Kendal

    Some wedding photography from a recent visit to Carus Green Every time I work at Carus Green on the outskirts of Kendal I hear the same comments from the guests ” when they said the wedding was at a golf club I did not expect this “ The facilities and views are up there with the best in Cumbria and The Lake District On the fringes of the Lake District and the historic and pretty town of Kendal. Which is often called the gateway to the Lakes. Carus Green wedding venue provides you with the perfect setting for your special day. Whilst big enough to feel grand,they strive to provide…

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    Wedding at The Priory Cartmel

    Your perfect day deserves the perfect location. So where better to have your wedding than The Priory at Cartmel. You can see it from almost every angle of the village. From the outside it certainly is big, but it doesn’t quite prepare you for what is inside. It’s on a huge scale and is certainly one of the most impressive buildings I have photographed a wedding William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke founded The Priory in 1189 . The Saving of the Priory at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the early 1530s was fortunate. This was Due to William Marshall the granting an altar in one…

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    Emma & Dave’s Pre Wedding Shoot Bowness

    I met Emma and Dave for their pre wedding shoot at Cockshot Point Bowness, on a rather windy cool June day. I am looking forward to sharing their wedding day at The Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa in February 2020. Pre Wedding Shoots are a good thing to have if you are camera shy, and can help your wedding day will be less stressful. Cockshot Point is a small parkland on the Glebe at Bowness which The National Trust own and look after . Park at the side of Glebe Road, or in one of the car parks next to the road. To begin with follow the road left.…

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    Grange over Sands Wedding Photography

    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 at work when I arrived. Ben from North West Video’s was also there busy videoing all that was happening . In the meantime my second shooter had gone to the groom’s house to capture the guys getting ready. St Thomas’ Church St Thomas’ Church is in the village of Milnthorpe, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in…

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    Alissia & Matthew’s Grange Hotel wedding

    Grange Hotel wedding It was a lovely morning for Alissia and Matthew’s Grange Hotel wedding as I met up with the bride and her bridesmaids .  They were all getting ready together upstairs in one of the suites.  Alissia was just having the final touches done to her hair.  I took the opportunity to take some shots of the dresses, shoes and flowers.   Time for the bride to put on her beautiful dress. Alissia had chosen a floral wedding dress and she looked stunning.  When she was ready I made my way to the grounds of the hotel. There is a lovely wedding gazebo with seating for all the…

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    Alternative Hen Party

    Are you looking for an alternative to a spa day for your hen party. Take a look at The Create Escape, Cookery and Creative workshops is the beautiful county of Cumbria. They have some amazing courses please check their website in the link above. WORKSHOPS While you relax, learn and enjoy your workshop, Angela and Debs will ensure that you are very well looked after indeed. From a welcoming drink and home-made treat on arrival, through a delicious two-course lunch plus wine, to afternoon tea, you certainly won’t go hungry! We love creating great food and we love looking after people, so allow us to spoil you. COOKERY & CREATIVE…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    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 booked Don’t worry about securing a venue first. Getting the teepee booked is something we advise doing asap to make sure they’re yours on your chosen date. There are some really beautiful venues across the Lake District. And are more than happy to help you select your dream tepee. It’s all about finding somewhere that reflects you as a couple.…

  • Kendal 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 pictures where they are having a good time.I believe you have a story to tell ! 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. Firstly In the first…

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    Kendal Wedding Photography

    Amie and Callum’s Carus Green Wedding photography Kendal

    Carus Green Wedding photography – 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 at 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 can recommend Carus Green for a wedding celebration.  St Mark’s Church  St Mark’s Church building sits in the centre of the village of Natland beside the Village Green . However the church belongs to more than just Natland . It is also the church for Oxenholme on the southern edge of Kendal. It is…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Pre Wedding Photography

    Pre wedding photography is a chance to work with your chosen wedding photographer before your wedding. The main aim of this is to get you both comfortable in front of the camera. And also build a understanding with your photographer. You will receive a selection of fantastic photographs well before your wedding. You could have a signature mount done for your wedding day. This is a mounted photograph for all your guests to sign, a different take on the guest book. There are many beautiful locations in The Lake District we are spoiled for choice. If your having a summer wedding, a good time to have your pre shoot would be late spring. If…

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    Penrith Wedding Photography

    Tina & Paul’s Inn On The Lake wedding 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 district wedding photographer I love working at The Inn On The Lake. Lake District Weddings at the Inn on the Lake Set in 15 acres of landscaped gardensThe Inn on the Lake is a perfect Lake District wedding venue there are stunning rooms, ideal for an intimate ceremony or a larger wedding party, also a stunning Lakeside Gazebo. This really…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Amie and Callum’s Pre Wedding Shoot

    Arnside was the place for Amie and Callum’s pre wedding shoot. I met the couple at 10.00 a.am on the prom. It was sunny but very windy Sunday morning. Arnside is very special to the couple, as this is where Callum proposed to Aime. I am looking forward to sharing their very special in April. We had a great morning, it was a good chance for the couple to get used to the camera too before their wedding day. Photographs from Amie and Callum’s pre wedding shoot .

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    Preston Wedding Photography

    Beeston Manor Wedding

    I have been lucky enough to work at the stunning Beeston Manor wedding venue. If your looking for somewhere a bit different then go to one of their wedding open days you will not be disappointed. Beeston Manor is a family run and owned venue set in 140 acres of land at Hoghton near Preston. Our venue is a beautifully converted 16th Century barn complete with oak beams and sandstone walls. See our history page for more info about the fascinating story of how Beeston Manor evolved. We have fourteen en-suite bedrooms available, a licence to hold civil ceremonies, a restaurant and two function rooms which have the backdrop view of…

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    Grasmere Wedding Photography

    Sarah & Callum’s Wedding The Daffodil Grasmere

    I traveled up to The Daffodil Grasmere for Sarah & Callum’s Wedding. it was a cloudy but dry day which is always good in the Lake District. I met up with Sarah as Gareth from Aqua Hair & Beauty Windermere, was doing the finishing touches to Sarah’s hair. We were soon joined by Sarah’s bridesmaids. Who all looked stunning in there smokey grey dresses. The flowers Sarah had chosen complimented them perfectly. Soon Sarah’s parents arrived and it was not long before the champagne corks were popping. The ceremony for Sarah and Callum’s wedding held in the Waterside Suite. The room looked stunning. After ceremony drinks served in the Prince…

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    Bump Shoot At Bowness

    I met Helen and Carl for their bump shoot at Bowness it was a beautiful crisp winters day. They had chosen Cockshott Point a beautful location with views up and down Windermere. Cockshott is on beautiful Lake Windermere in the Lake District. You can see all the cruise passenger boats go past and other private boats. You can do lots of things such as taking a ride on the cruise passenger boats. Also, if you are here in the summer there is an Air Show on the Glebe which is very close to Cockshott Point and there you will maybe see a Red Arrows Display so you want a good…

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    Carlisle Wedding Photography

    Wedding photography in Carlisle

    Hi my name is Janet I am a wedding photographer covering Carlisle, The Borders, Cumbria and The Lake District 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. Arranging A Meeting With Me. Would you like to meet me before you decide if I am the photographer for you both. I am very happy to meet you at your chosen venue or any location you choose. I will bring album samples of my work, which will be full…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Barn Wedding Cumbria

    Barn Wedding cumbria – Barn weddings are becoming more popular in Cumbria. One of the main reasons is the opportunity to put your own personality into your wedding. I have been lucky enough to photograph many different barn weddings over the years below are just a few Park House Barn https://www.parkhousebarn.co.uk This is the beauty of Park House Barn, is the most amazing, barn hire Cumbria, a backdrop to create the special moments that you will remember for the rest of your life! Weather your wedding large or small Park House can cater for up to 200 seated guests during the day, and capacity can expand in the evening to…

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    Unusual Wedding Venues Lake District

    Unusual Wedding Venues Lake District . The Lake District is fortunate to have a large selection of unique wedding venues. No matter what your preference there must be a venue for you. Please find below a very small selection Muncaster Castle Located in the centre of the Western Lake District, Muncaster Castle is not your average Lake District wedding venue , it is surrounded by beautiful gardens, wild woodland and inspirational views of the Lake District Fells. On sunny days, guests can appreciate the amazing views from the Castle. Also, guests can meet up in the Great Hall, with original stained glass windows and grand period furniture.  https://janetridley.com/muncaster-castle-wedding-venue/ https://janetridley.com/wedding-castles-in-cumbria/ With…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Wedding Photography Gallery

    Getting Ready Ideas for your wedding photography gallery. You’ll be surrounded by a mixture of emotions during the run up to your big moment, so think about having your photographer take images of you getting ready, getting your make-up and hair done and drinking champagne or cocktails with your bridesmaids. You might want pictures taking of your wedding dress on the hanger, also possibly even better the moment when you first put on your dress. Remember to have the photographer get photographs of the groom getting ready too. Walking Down the Aisle A happy time that is so full of emotion and is definitely one of the parts of your…

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    Do I Need A Wedding Photographer

    It is easy to think that a professional wedding photographer unnecessary expense in the age of the camera phone. However when the only pictures of your wedding you have are of unflattering or even embarassing, You will be glad you did not skimp. Organising the friends and family During the hustle and bustle of your wedding day, the last thing you want to do is organise all your group shoots. This is definitely one area an experienced professional wedding photographer really earns their pay. Along with taking gorgeous images of your day, another important part of their job is to organise the group shots Not a job for the fainthearted…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Outdoor Wedding Venues Lake District

    Listed below are a handful of the stunning Outdoor Wedding Venues Lake District. All have there own unique settings and all make a perfect place to get married. Broadoaks Country House Hotel Recently voted Cumbria’s Wedding Venue of the Year at the Cumbria’s Tourism Awards. If you are looking for a magical venue for your special day, Broadoaks Country House could be just what you are looking for . Sitting amid the beauty of the Lake District and with a long history, The hotel has 7 acres of secluded gardens, a magical beck running through the grounds and stunning views across the Lake District, offering the perfect backdrop for your…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Lake District

    There are numerous Exclusive Use Wedding Venues in The Lake District, all beautifully positioned either by lakes or set in the beautiful scenery of The Lake District. I have listed just a few for you to view. New House Farm Located in the beautiful and picturesque Lorton Valley, New House Farm is a Grade II listed luxury country guest house, originally built in 1650. Wedding receptions are held in The Hayloft, a beautifully restored barn with a capacity of up to 130 people. The venue has its own kitchen and a well stocked and staffed bar. Additionally , you have the opportunity to make use of the country house for…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    How Many Hours Of Wedding Photography Do I Need

    How Many Hours Of Wedding Photography Do I Need First Figure Out the Size Of Your Wedding Some things to initial think about is how large is your guest list, how many brides maids and groomsmen do you have, is the ceremony and the reception in the same place or is travel required between? Do you have a large or blended family that will require a lot of formal portraits? Then you will need to allot time for this as you will keep your guests waiting for your arrival at the reception. Know up front how many formal family portraits you want and discuss this with your photographer prior to…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Groom Getting Ready Photos

    Groom Getting Ready Photos – The nervous groom getting ready photos and having his best man give the all-important pep talk is a must. If you’re getting ready in different places the photographer may be busy with the bride either ask if he/she can take some groom getting ready photos see if he/she can send an assistant to take some. Why Grooms Look Great in Reportage Photographs It’s one thing to say “act natural ’ but if you are trying to pose in front of a camera it can feel very uncomfortable. I suggest choosing your photographer carefully, find one who specialises in natural unposed photography for your groom preparation…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    What To Tell Your Wedding Photographer

    You want your photographer to be your closest friend on your big day. So a few thoughts on what you need to tell your wedding photographer. They will be with you for every second of the day, right from the beginning. They will see you more than your partner. They are the one who will be there to make those memories of you as newlyweds. And of your guests, happily celebrating your marriage. Make sure you and your photographer are on the same page ,see the handy tips below 1) Ask them what they will wear > you do not want a photographer in sneakers and shorts at your stylish…

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    Coniston Wedding

    Graham and Peter’s Coniston Wedding was held at The Waterhead Hotel and the family home. The weather was perfect too, beautiful blue skies and sunshine Welcome to the The Waterhead Hotel at Coniston, Known for a friendly and relaxed feel, the Waterhead Hotel in Coniston makes a perfect Lake District retreat. There is a cosy and comfortable bar where guests can relax and take in the views down towards the lake. Sit in the the hotel’s restaurant ,look out onto the stunning mountain scenery and select something from the excellent local cuisine. I am not sure if The Waterhead at Coniston still host weddings and it has recently changed ownership…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Bride Photo Gallery

    The Bride Getting Ready Getting ready is such a fun time, full of anticipation and excitement. Perfect for the bride photo gallery. Was it the moment you first got into your dress, having your makeup done or ( probably ) sharing a drink with your bridesmaids – you’ll love looking back on the pictures! Photo from a wedding at the gorgeous Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa The Shoes Your wedding shoes will probably spend most of the day hidden under your dress, so make ensure you get at least one snap of them in all their glory.  Another great shot for the bride photo gallery Walking Down the Aisle This…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Bride and Groom Images

    The First Look It’s one of the most emotional moment of the whole day and one of the best bride and groom images – when the groom first sees his bride walking down the isle. A precious moment you’ll want to remember forever!  I Now Pronounce you Husband and Wife! A first kiss picture is beautiful but just as joyful is a picture of the bride and groom walking down the aisle as husband and wife, surrounded by all their friends and family! Landmarks  Getting married at a famous building or landmark, you’ve certainly got a perfect backdrop for your images . Whether it’s a historic place of interest or…

  • Bridal Party Leeming House
    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Bridal Party Photos

    Your bridal party photos are something to cherish for many years to come. So you definately will not want to look back and have to remember the stress you were under rounding up your friends. Here are some helpful ideas to getting your bridal party photos done as painlessly and efficiently as possible. Help your photographer make a list   Your photographer will happily take all the photo combinations you request. However, let them know which ones are most important to you so you can focus on these and not ones that do not really matter. For example, if you are not to fussed about getting shots with each of…

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    Questions To Ask When Hiring A Photographer

    Q. How far in advance should I book my photographer? Questions To Ask When Hiring A Photographer – Most people book a venue first and then other suppliers. I have been booked as far in advance as three years and at the other extreme one days notice. It’s normally around the 12 to 18 month mark. I’ve have known couples arrange their wedding date around wether their photographer was available, however most photographers will not hold a date for more than a few days without a signed contract and a deposit Q. Do you mind wedding guests taking photos at the same time as you? “I do not have problem…

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    Cumbria Wedding Photographer

    Halecat House Wedding Venue

    The Halecat House Wedding Venue is beautifully situated at the head of a wooded valley with a stunning view over Arnside and Morecambe Bay. Situated at the southern end of the Lake District and a part of the Witherslack Estate. This is a very popular area for wildlife enthusiasts and walkers, The estate also boasts glorious mixed broad leaf woodlands with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Of the estates 2000 acres 750 are wooded, since the Iron Age firewood has been cut and processed here . The woods have recently been returned to profitable coppice production. They now heat the house and surrounding buildings by feeding a biomass boiler.…

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    Wedding Photography Tips For Brides

    Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life so here are some wedding photography tips for brides on their special day. Your pictures will serve as a precious reminder of your day. The Bride Getting Ready Ensure your photographer takes plenty of pictures on the morning of the wedding, it’s such a fun time, brimming with excitement. Regardless of whether it’s the minute you get into your dress, having your cosmetics done or sharing somr bubbly with your bridesmaids – you’ll love thinking back on the pictures. Not Forgetting the Boys…  You’ll definitely want photographs of the boys before the ceremony too. If time is to…

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    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Bride and Groom Photos

    The second a couples eyes first meet each other during that incredible walk up the aisle is a the most anticipated bride and groom photograph of the wedding.What a truly unique moment, that all preparation and planning has lead up to. You are just seconds away from finally making a commitment to your soul mate Fingers Crossed for Cloud A bright sunny day might sound perfect, but a little cloud cover ensures the light is a little softer and prevents any squinting. If possible avoid having shots around noon The time of day can provide quite harsh lighting, which can sometimes cause unflattering shadows under the eyes.” While you’re deciding…

  • Bride and Bridesmaid Pictures
    Lake District Wedding Photographer

    Bride and Bridesmaid Pictures

    Getting the best Bride and Bridesmaid Pictures should be really easy. Picking the right girls can be really tricky , choosing the dresses and organising their presents – but once that is all sorted you can concentrate on the fun part. How to photograph them! You only get married once (hopefully) and along with getting the best wedding photography of you, your partner and your guests, you also want stunning Bride and Bridesmaid Pictures But First, Let Me Take A Selfie These bridesmaids look pretty good taking the must have selfie. No wedding is rteally complete without a few selfies and which bridesmaid would miss the opportunity to record the…

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    Grasmere Wedding Photography

    Grasmere Weddings

    There are some beautiful wedding Venues around Grasmere. I have been lucky enough to attend lots of Grasmere Weddings. A Beautiful place for wedding photography. The Wordsworth Hotel is the perfect location for Weddings, The Wordsworth Hotel, situated in this picturesque village, is a jewel. The former shooting lodge of The Earl of Cadogan has been reborn as a country house hotel, set within stunning gardens and offering the finest cuisine and spa pampering.  Whether you’re plans are for a summer wedding on the magnificent lawns or the romance of a candlelit winter wedding surrounded by the snow-capped Lake District fells. All planned with the support of a dedicated wedding…

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