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Questions to ask your registrar

The important details of wedding ceremonies can leave lots of brides more than a little baffled. But, armed with a list of questions to ask your registrar, you’ll be fully prepared for all the legalities around your wedding. When are you available? Your first contact with your register office should … Continue reading >Questions to ask your registrar

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

It is the outstanding natural beauty that has above all made the Lake District one of the most popular places for a summer wedding. Beautiful blue skies, the sun glinting on the lakes. As a professional wedding photographer I have worked at some stunning wedding venues in the Lake District. … Continue reading >Summer Wedding In The Lake District

Spring Wedding In The Lake District

Where better to have a spring wedding than in the glorious Lake District ? This season see the Lake District, Cumbria turn all shades of green, red and yellow as the valley and hills come to life. Cumbria comes to life with an array of blossoming trees, dazzling carpets of … 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 wedding photographer in Kendal

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

Writing Personalised Wedding Vows

Now for the mushy stuff – writing personalised wedding vows. The internet is full of advice on how to write them – what you should say, the structure you should adopt and the general feeling that they should evoke. With so much endless advice and guidance, it can be difficult … Continue reading >Writing Personalised Wedding Vows

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

The Perfect Bridal Hair Accessory

From clips, combs and hair-pins to flower crowns and wreaths, there are many ideas to consider. You want to ensure that the perfect bridal hair accessory is found to match your dress. As a Cumbria and Lake District wedding photographer i have seen some amazing hair accessories. The overall theme … Continue reading >The Perfect Bridal Hair Accessory

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

Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your favourite girls can be very stressful.  With different skin tones and body shapes to cater for it might feel like an impossible task. Colour Scheme It’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to finalising your colour scheme and if – like many … Continue reading >Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

Essential Appointments Before Your Big Day

Listed below are some Essential Appointments Before Your Big Day that you need to book. So you can look radiant on your wedding day. Tanning There’s a fine line between looking pasty against your white dress and sporting the fake-baked look on your wedding day. Always try out a tanning … Continue reading >Essential Appointments Before Your Big Day

Choosing Your Wedding Jewellery

After weeks of scouring wedding dress shops, choosing your wedding jewellery is just as crucial to give you the perfect look as you walk down the aisle.  Compliment Your Dress First off, the colour of your jewellery needs to stay in theme with your dress. If you’ve gone for an … Continue reading >Choosing Your Wedding Jewellery

Preserving your Bridal Bouquet

Pressing your Bridal Bouquet One of the ways of preserving your bridal bouquet is to press it, and it’s a relatively simple process too. Spread your flowers onto parchment paper, and lay them inside a heavy book, then add another layer of parchment paper on top to stop the ink … Continue reading >Preserving your Bridal Bouquet

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Transport Supplier

Picturing yourself whizzing up to your ceremony venue in a classic Rolls Royce here are Questions To Ask Your Wedding Transport Supplier ,so you can get back to looking at the cars… or tractors… Is the car I want available on my wedding date? You don’t want to spend time … Continue reading >Questions To Ask Your Wedding Transport Supplier

Your Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake will be a centre piece at your wedding ,symbolising the first meal eaten as a married couple. From wheat cakes traditionally consumed by the Romans, into the endless variety of cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts and other delicacies available. As a wedding photographer In Cumbria and The Lake District … Continue reading >Your Wedding Cake

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

10 Wedding Traditions

1) Something old… All brides know that the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is part of the 10 wedding traditions, The old represents the bride’s past, the new is her bright future. Something borrowed should be from someone happily married, in the hope that the good luck … Continue reading >10 Wedding Traditions

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

Candles for Your Wedding

Candles are synonymous with romance, and weddings are all about just that so why not have candles for your wedding. Whether they are lighting your way up the aisle, decorating your reception tables or making their way home with your guests as favours The theme of your wedding can guide … Continue reading >Candles for Your Wedding