For as long as i’ve been a wedding photographer, it’s been a bucket list goal of mine to shoot a Pre-Wedding/Engagement & a Wedding session in the Lake District. The Lakes is my home from home, my happy place, and where I go to get away from the world. When I had a wedding consultation with Becky & Duffy we got to talking about our mutual love for this beautiful corner of the country. And then I had a proper lightbulb moment, for an extra-special Lake District Pre-Wedding shoot! Being my favourite part of the UK, I’ve got many hidden gems that i’m very fond of. It was an absolute pleasure to share some of these places that are so important to me!
We started our session at Honister Slate Mine. Not the most glamorous sounding of locations, but it sits at the top of the stunning Honister Pass, just south of Keswick. Becky & Duffy (with George the Frenchie tagging along!) were an absolute dream to work with. The very epitome of young love! Treading the slate chips in Doc Martins (so cool!), we found a stunning spot overlooking Buttermere Valley. Like the lake below, this is one of the best views in the Lake District. The road snakes down the steep sided valley, with peaks in every direction.
Following this road down, we all hopped in the car for a short ride to Buttermere. As we walked down to the shore in the sunshine, laughing at George trying to make friends with the lambs, I was reminded of just why I love my job. I get to spend time around people who are well and truly in love. In this case, in my favourite part of the world.
Becky & Duffy are getting married in just a few days in and around Darlington, and I can’t wait! They have been sending me messages with locations where they want to do their couple’s wedding portraits, which couldn’t make me happier!
Planning your own Lake District Pre Wedding Shoot?!
Maybe you love the Lakes too, and fancy your own Lake District pre-wedding shoot! Or maybe you’re planning a Lake District Wedding?! Wherever you’re getting married or engaged, drop me a line and lets talk about your exciting wedding plans!