Hi I am Janet Ridley a Kendal wedding photographer, 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.
In the first place a good kendal 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.