Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most and todays Lake District engagement shoot, based in Ambleside and on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere is simple, beautiful and captures the couples laidback personalities perfectly.
As part of our wedding planning meetings we like to get to know you both. What do you like, what do you both do for fun? Why have you chosen a Lake District Engagement photoshoot? We try to build these into your engagement session so for example if you love walking in the park, fab let’s base our shoot in your favourite park. Obviously, based in the Lake District we have to get those fells in the shot too! After all they’re the reason you choose the Lake District as your engagement shoot location.
Alternatively, if he proposed over fish and chips by lake Windermere, lets recreate the romance!
And of course we’ve got to include the ring shots!
So there you have it beautiful photos set in the heart of the English Lake District. No inspiration blog would be complete without giving you details of the creatives involved:
Now you’ve already met Mary and Michael from their earlier engagement shoot post (which you can check out here) so it’s time to share a little of their relaxed wedding photography from the Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria.
As a couple who love the outdoors and especially visiting the Lake District, Keswick was the obvious choice for their destination wedding. Their dream was to take their guests on a cruise of the beautiful Derwent Water right in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District.
The sun was shining. Saxophonist, Paul Palmer, played and the Princess Margaret Rose from the Keswick Launch Company carried everyone across the lake. Paul Palmer was a surprise for Mary, organised and kept secret by Michael. He played during their ceremony and their Lake Cruise.
Mary chose a colour scheme of navy and pink and silk flowers were chosen for the bouquet and table top arrangement. Silk flowers were used as they were travelling to the Lake District for their wedding and wanted everything arranged and on hand when they arrived.
Their hand-made seating plan was mounted on an ordinance survey map and tables were named after Lakeland Fells adding to their Lake District theme.
On a sunny, but windy day at the picturesque Barnard Castle in Co Durham, we met Mary and Michael, and their son Elijah for their engagement portraits. Mary and Michael soon warmed to the camera and relaxed into their lifestyle portrait session and we created some beautiful images using the castle ruins and river as a dramatic back drop.
Elijah, however, was quite shy to begin with, but once we had become firm friends his character shone through as can be seen in his playful grin and cheeky face-pulling which made us all laugh.
To see more images from this photo-shoot be sure to check out their gallery here.
I’m really excited to be photographing their Lake District wedding later this year.
Do you have any special places you’d love to be photographed in? Let us know.
Our gorgeous autumnal engagement shoot. I mean, what more do you need than a happy couple, lovely venue, gorgeous light and beautiful autumnal colours?
Wax jackets and tweed sing of a country lifestyle and go perfectly with denim. What could be better suited to an autumn walk in the woods? The amber leaves glow in the sunlight creating warm dappled light underneath.
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