Many months ago North East couple Amanda and Michael requested that I do their wedding photography at their Inn On The Lake wedding, in the beautifully scenic Lake District. How could I refuse a wedding photography request at such a cool wedding venue? This wedding venue is situated right on the lake side, the perfect scenic backdrop for my natural wedding photography! They loved my natural style of wedding photography and the personal service I offer every wedding couple; creating a bespoke wedding photography package for each couple. And when someone speaks so highly of my wedding photographs and of me as a photographer, how could I consider not providing them with my wedding photography services?
The Lake District is a beautiful area of Northern England and Wikipedia describes Ullswater as “the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 m) wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres (197 ft). Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English lakes: it has been compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. It is a typical Lake District narrow “ribbon lake” formed after the last ice age.” An awesome backdrop for my wedding photography or what?
The stunning and very popular wedding venue Inn On The Lake hotel is situated in Glenridding, which lies at the southern end of Ullswater. The village originally grew up around the Greenside mine (which now forms the Helvellyn Youth Hostel) but is now incredibly popular with a variety of outdoor pursuit enthusiasts and tourists, as well as those looking for stunning wedding settings and beautiful wedding venues for their celebrations. The Inn On The Lake hotel enjoys one of the most spectacular settings for a Lake District wedding (check out their web cam): its extensive grounds sweep down to meet Ullswater and the hotel stands looking up at the awesome Helvellyn mountain range. This really is the perfect setting to complement my natural wedding photography!
Little did I know, at the time they booked me as their wedding photographer, that my wife would be expecting our first child nine days before their wedding date. Needless to say I was slightly worried that my baby’s arrival would be delayed and coincide with this wedding photography (ok I’ll admit it I was VERY worried, even though I kept telling everyone it would be fine!) This said I have never had to cancel any wedding photography commitments and I fully intended not to let this wedding couple down either.
Well thankfully baby Daisy Imola Forster arrived only one day after her due date and this very proud Daddy enjoyed a few days at home with the family before my next photography commitment.
Very quickly Amanda and Michael’s wedding day came around and feeling a little sleep deprived I headed over to the Lakes, with my buddy Duncan as my second photographer (planned in very quickly after discovering that I may have needed a back-up wedding photographer just incase we were still awaiting baby and I got ‘the call’!)
Although the weather was terrible for most of the day this wedding photographer refused to have his spirit dampened! How could I with gorgeous vintage wedding decorations and touches in the wedding venue to enhance some detail wedding photography. Couple these with a vintage bus- that had previously appeared on Heartbeat- and a very enthusiastic young conductor issuing personalised old fashioned tickets, using an authentic ‘clippy’ machine to transport all guests to the nearby pier. Here everyone boarded the vintage lake steamer for a relaxing lake cruise and some further stunning wedding photographs using the setting sun as the perfect light for my natural wedding photography.
Well after all the worry of possibly missing this wedding photography booking and becoming another wedding photographer who has let couples down, it was all ok in the end. Yes I was pretty tired but the excitement of sharing Amanda and Michael’s wedding day with them soon made me forget about that (until the long drive home!) Yes the weather wasn’t our friend that day, but as always I made the best of the natural light we had and got rather giddy when the setting sun threw some beautiful rays at us; really enhancing my natural wedding photography style. All in all a cracking day, a fantastic couple and some stunning natural wedding photography to capture the emotions of this Lake District wedding!
Dancing in the dark DJ http://www.dancinginthedark.co.uk/
Dress from Just Perfect http://www.weddingdressdurham.co.uk/
Simone Akers hair and flowers
Beautifully vintage and Sweetest touches venue decorations
Cakes by Paula
Rosemount Designs stationery http://www.rosemountdesigns.co.uk/
Ullswater cruises http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/charters/weddings/
Cumbria Classic Coaches http://www.cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk/weddings.shtm
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