Lake District Wedding Photographer

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. If you are getting hitched in The Lakes, I would love to be your Lake District wedding photographer!

The Lake District is one of the most stunning and romantic areas for weddings, with a wide variety of beautiful landscapes, including lush forests, breathtaking mountain vistas, and vast lakes. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph weddings throughout the Lakes region and love the variety of places to get married.

Please contact me below if you’d like to chat about your day or receive my Lake District pricing information. I’d be very happy to set up time for a no-obligation chat by phone/Zoom, I look forward to hearing from you!

Lake District Wedding Venues

You can find some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Lake District. From small, intimate wedding venues like Askham Hall or Silverholme Manor to 17th-century stately homes like Armathwaite Hall, set on the shores of the breathtaking Bassenthwaite Lake. Please see my Armathwaite Hall Weddings Page for previous wedding photographs and more info.

If you are looking for a cosy barn venue, look no further than the beautiful Eden Barn at Kirkby Stephen. If you fancy a venue with a spectacular lake setting, try the Inn on the Lake with sweeping lawns right down to Ullswater lakeshore. You could also look at a Windermere wedding venue like the Town Head Estate or Linthwaite House. If you want something more rustic, there are yurts, tipi, and tree house options

Natural Wedding Photography Lake District

Once you’ve booked the perfect venue it’s so important that you find the right photographer. These images will last a lifetime. They will record moments and emotions from your day that you will look back on for years to come and pass down through the generations.

My photography focuses on telling the story of your day. This means capturing how your day felt, not just how it looked. I want my work to capture who you are and your relationships with family and friends. You are unique and your event is unique and I want that to be reflected in my images.

I’m not fond of posed or staged images and I won’t keep you standing around for hours waiting for group shots to be completed. Of course, I always include group shots if you would like, but I get these done quickly and efficiently so you can get back to chatting with your guests. It is also very important to me that you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I keep the whole process fun and laid-back, making sure I understand what is most important to you. I’ve been told many times that I’m pretty good at making my couples feel comfortable and at ease in front of the lens.

Wedding Photography in the Lake District

The Lake District is a photographer’s dream, for both professional and amateur photographers alike. Filled with stunning lakes such as Windermere, Ullswater, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Consiton Water and many more, the Lake District is England’s largest national park and a UNESCO world heritage site.

However, this region is not all about the lakes. There is a combination of many other types of landscapes including beautiful valleys, dramatic waterfalls and tarns, lush woodlands, and sweeping mountain peaks.

Lake District Wedding Venues

There are so many amazing spots with incredible vistas. Check out Wasdale Head from the slopes of Great Gable or views of the distinctive Langdale Pikes from Elterwater. One of the best-elevated viewpoints in the Lakes is from Latrigg, which overlooks Keswick and Derwentwater. If you just want a stroll with some incredible vistas, try Buttermere Valley, which has stunning photo opportunities in any weather.

Lake District Wedding Photos

Photography opportunities are always fantastic in the early morning in the Lakes. Look for beautiful morning reflections at Keswick boat landing or the early morning mist on Ullswater at Poole Bridge. You could also watch for one of the classic Lakeland jetties, which always make for a great photo. For example, Ashness Launch on Derwentwater is also beautiful at sunset. There are far too many beautiful spots to mention and endless opportunities for photography, whatever your level.

I love combining a bit of Lake District landscape photography into my wedding images. So if you have the opportunity for some early morning pictures on a beautiful misty lake or a short stroll up to a dramatic viewpoint during the couple portraits, I would love to follow along with my camera!

flower girls arrange the brides dress at Armathwaite hall in the Lake District

“Kirsty made our wedding day truly special. She managed to capture every moment we wanted and was amazing at organising all our guests. She braved the elements of a December Lake District Wedding to make sure she photographed our day exactly how we wanted. We cannot thank her enough, we love the images! A friendly but undeniably professional photographer” Helen & Joe

Lake District Wedding Photography Packages

If you are looking for a lake district wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you. To have a chat about your day or to receive the pricing brochure please just fill out my contact page or get in touch by email or phone (kirstyds@gmail.com, 07564 953262).

Although I am based in Yorkshire there are no additional costs for weddings in the Lakes district or throughout Cumbria.

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Why The Lake District is a Great Place to Get Married

The Lake District is an idyllic wedding setting with breathtaking landscapes and beautiful countryside. As a Lake District wedding photographer, I have captured many memorable moments in this stunning region. I can wholeheartedly say that the Lake District offers the perfect wedding photography backdrop.

Documentary Style Lake District Wedding Photography

My documentary-style approach to wedding photography finds a perfect canvas in the Lake District. The natural beauty of this area, with its majestic mountains, serene lakes, and lush greenery, provides a stunning setting for photographs. I love incorporating the dramatic scenery into my wedding portraits, capturing the essence of the couple’s love story against the grandeur of nature.

Lake District Wedding Locations

One of the most appealing aspects of the Lake District is its versatility as a wedding location. Whether you envision a grand celebration in a historic venue or a more intimate gathering in a cosy, rustic setting, the Lake District caters to diverse tastes and preferences. The region’s numerous historic estates, charming inns, and luxury hotels offer a variety of choices for couples looking for that perfect venue.

The Lake District Countryside

Moreover, the Lake District’s serene and peaceful environment adds a romantic quality to weddings. The tranquil waters of the lakes and the gently rolling hills create a soothing and intimate atmosphere, ideal for those looking for a wedding day filled with tranquillity and romance.

Lake District Weather & Landscapes

As a photographer, I find the changing moods of the Lake District’s weather and landscapes particularly inspiring. The way the light plays on the hills, the reflections in the lakes, and even the misty mornings add an element of mystery and magic to wedding photographs.

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In conclusion, the Lake District is not just a location but a canvas that enhances the beauty and emotion of a wedding day. It offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, historical charm, and a peaceful ambiance, making it an exceptional choice for couples seeking a memorable wedding experience.

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People Also Ask

What is your photography style for Lake District weddings?

My photography in the Lake District blends photojournalism with creative portraiture. I focus on capturing you and your guests naturally and authentically, ensuring that the images reflect your special day’s genuine emotions and spontaneous moments in this stunning setting. There’s no room for awkward posing or forced smiles. My goal is for my photographs to evoke not just the visual beauty of your Lake District wedding but also the heartfelt emotions of the day.

Has your work in the Lake District been recognised?

Absolutely! The Guild of Professional Wedding Photographers accredits me and have received accolades from renowned institutions like Fearless Photographers and The Masters of Wedding Photography. My Lake District wedding photography has been featured in prestigious publications and blogs, celebrating the unique beauty of this region.

Can you provide reviews from couples who married in the Lake District?

Yes, you can find reviews from delighted couples who celebrated their weddings in the Lake District on my Google Business page. My website also features testimonials showcasing my work in this picturesque region.

Where in the Lake District do you offer your services?

I offer my wedding photography services throughout the Lake District, capturing the essence of weddings set against its breathtaking landscapes, from intimate lakeside ceremonies to grand celebrations in historic venues.

What types of weddings do you photograph in the Lake District?

In the Lake District, I photograph a wide array of weddings – from intimate gatherings in quaint settings to large-scale celebrations in majestic venues. I am excited to hear about your upcoming Lake District wedding, regardless of its size or style.

Do you offer guidance for wedding portraits in the Lake District?

Yes, I provide guidance for wedding portraits, utilizing the stunning natural and architectural features of the Lake District. While I adopt a natural approach and keep these sessions brief, I ensure that you feel relaxed and enjoy this special moment amidst the scenic beauty.

Do you offer family group photographs at Lake District weddings?

Certainly! If you desire family group shots, I will efficiently arrange these, ensuring they capture the joy of your day without taking too much time away from your celebration in this picturesque setting.

How do you handle challenging lighting situations in the Lake District?

My scientific background aids me in mastering the technical aspects of photography, especially in challenging lighting conditions. Whether it’s a dimly lit venue or an overcast day, my expertise in flash photography and creative techniques ensures stunning images regardless of the weather in the Lake District.

Will you be the primary photographer at our Lake District Wedding?

Yes, I will personally be the primary photographer at your Lake District wedding. If needed, I can also provide a skilled second photographer who is trained in my style.

Do you have backup equipment and insurance for Lake District weddings?

For Lake District weddings, I use top-tier mirrorless cameras and have multiple backups and a variety of lenses. Rest assured, I am fully insured, ensuring peace of mind on your special day.