This year has seen my business dip more into wedding photography and it's been amazing. The first of this year was Ryan & Mel at the Inn on the Lake, Ulswater. The beginning of April brought a wet day but it didn't dampen the mood and the couple were delighted to see the final results commenting that the umbrellas add to the pictures rather than take away.
The second wedding of the year was for Ben & Mags in the middle of July. Held at the church in Plumpton it was a short ceremony, and a well lit church from the huge glass window at the back allowed for some lovely shots inside before the groups in the church grounds. The confetti shot at this wedding is one of my favourite as the wind just picked the confetti up and around the couple to add a bright and vibrant dash of colour into the photograph. Afterwards there was a party in the Great Salkeld village hall with a fish and chips dinner, it was complimented with the lovely weather we had. Summer weather is perfect for a small local wedding like this!
The third and final wedding for this blog is a special one. My sister Rachel and her husband Mark. A lot of people I spoke to thought I shouldn't be photographing my own sister's wedding but to me, it meant the world. I was able to create lasting memories for my family in the way I do best! Once again the weather blessed us with a hot summer day which made for some fantastic group photos at Lyzzick with the surrounding fells as a back drop. The ceremony was at the little Chapel between Millbeck and Applethwaite near Keswick, it was then onto Lyzzick for the afternoon tea style wedding breakfast and then a hog roast and disco at the village hall. A truly magical rustic country wedding that went so smoothly, it's going to take some getting used to that Rachel is now Willan not Simpson!