A wedding in the Lake District is a wonderful gift for a wedding photographer. The stunning scenery and history of the many beautiful villages add to the whole experience. In 2019 I signed up to a business course and my tutor suggested that we organise a Lake District wedding photoshoot. This was a great idea, as due to covid, weddings had been few and far between. Many brides and grooms, understandably, electing to wait till restrictions had eased, had left a gap in the diary. So off we headed to Blea Tarn. I was very excited as it was great to get the camera out and meet up with Natalie (our model) and the other wedding photographers.
The stunning Blean Tarn has the backdrop of the Langdale Pikes and, importantly, is bride and groom friendly. Yes it is even big wedding dress friendly. It is a very beautiful location, complete with a lake. A great place for a Lake District wedding photographer to capture some uniquely tranquil and atmospheric wedding photos.
The rocky outcrop is a super spot for a bit posing and is very easy to reach. A little off camera flash was added to separate our model from the background. Click here to see the wedding gallery.
Then it was off to Rydal to the rowing boats at Faeryland. Which is next to the beautiful Grasmere Lake and it is a favourite place of mine. The quaint tea garden sits next to the lake so we were able to enjoy a good cup of loose leafed tea in fabulous surroundings. Once everyone was suitably refreshed a boat was hired. A couple of volunteers climbed into our boat and helped Natalie to board. I don’t think anyone could believe our luck when we were visited by Henry the mute swan. He was very interested in what we were doing and this was obviously helped by Natalie who had some mixed corn to offer him. Personally I think that she was very brave holding out her hand and came away with all her fingers intact. Click here to see my wedding gallery.
I was pleased to be able to get my drone out for some more unusual shots of the bride on the jetty. It is important to come up with new and interesting ways to record a bride and groom’s wedding day. A drone is a highly recommended addition to your wedding day photography.
Our last location was Surprise View which was up a hill and over a very narrow bridge. On reaching the designated area I was truly surprised! What a view over Derwentwater no wonder it inspired poets, such as William Wordsworth. I like to try different angles when taking wedding photographs and altering colours when editing. The effects can be breathtaking and it gives the bride and groom plenty of choice.
I loved my trip to the Lake District and hope to be back again very soon.