Posts Tagged 'photography'

Claire & David, Storrs Hall, Windermere

Rainy-day weddings often bring out the fun side of people even more than if they were stood outside on the lawn on a hot sunny day – there’s a determination to have a good time. Or is it just because it’s a wedding?

I reckon Claire & David’s family and friends were going to have a good time whatever, and I have to say produced the funniest Best Man’s speech of 2009.

I don’t know if they were expecting this, but luckily I was!

This is as ‘outside’ as we got, but it was worth it.


Sonja & James, Merewood Hotel, Windermere

Many of my wedding clients are visitors to the area, but Sonja & James are local. Which meant that lots of other local people were there. I’ll confess to being more nervous than usual about the weather – as there were 100+ people squeezed into the Merewood Country House Hotel, between Windermere and Ambleside. If it had rained all day, it would have been a little more ‘intimate’ inside. But we were so lucky…

Can’t leave any of your mates out? Put them all in a suit.


Final adjustments.


The old “Why’s there a man with a camera in mummy’s bedroom” look.


What everyone was there for.


Spoilt for beautiful backdrops.


Top class punchline from the best man.


(Almost) the end of the day.


Helen & Andy, Langdale Chase

I once overheard a wedding guest say, “You can feel your blood pressure drop when you come up here.” At the time we were on a boat on Coniston Water, but whichever lake you choose, it’s got to be a good way to spend the afternoon or evening.

So, after a ceremony and meal at the Langdale Chase on Windermere, Helen & Andy took their guests out on ‘Silverholme’ for an hour or so.

Anna-Kate tunes up before the ceremony


Don’t drop the camera, Don’t drop the camera, Don’t drop the camera…


Bride & Groom in the gardens at Langdale Chase


It’s like waiting for a bus…only nicer. And how many buses have bars on board?


It’s no use, she asked for Guinness


Off to the bar…probably


Anita & Dan, Cartmel Priory & Racecourse

USA-based Anita & Dan were married in the States in August, but came over to Dan’s parents’ home in Cartmel for a blessing a couple of weeks afterwards. It was effectively a wedding without the ‘I now pronounce you husband and wife’ bit. Because they already were.

The weather looked ominous, so we did some shots in the grand setting of the Priory before the ceremony took place


Followed later by the ceremony itself


Which was watched over by these guys


And their carriage to take them to the reception…


Liz & Paul, The Hydro, Windermere

On the day when the Great North Swim came to Windermere, it was lucky to be able to walk to work, about a quarter mile down the road at the Hydro hotel. Even luckier was the weather – a proper scorcher, in September.

Liz & Paul chose some instantly recogniseable music for the ceremony which raised a chuckle or two.


Confetti…gets everywhere


Not a bad backdrop, just a short walk (or drive) up the hill behind the hotel.


A walk in the woods on the way back.


Karen & Simon, Beech Hill, Windermere

Normally when someone asks if I’m available in August, they mean next August. Not Karen & Simon. They meant ‘in three weeks time’. And why not?

It was a Monday and thankfully I was free because it was  a lot of fun.

Cute kids, a good start…


Forget ‘Bownessie’, this is photographic proof that August wasn’t a washout.


…which made the trip on the lake even better.


Although you do get chased by random strangers 🙂


Anshul & Chris, Broad Oaks, Troutbeck, Windermere

The Beautiful gardens at the Broad Oaks hotel in Troutbeck near Windermere gave us a great backdrop, but first things first…

This could almost be a checklist: Make-up – check, Hairdresser – check,  Shoes – check, Jewellery – check.


Please don’t drop her, Please don’t drop her, Please don’t drop her….


The post-confetti clean-up begins


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