I have known Jen for a long time, in fact since we were 4 years old. Its always a pleasure to photograph an old friends wedding. It adds a whole different dynamic to the photography, as you don't just know the Bride and Groom, but also all their family too! Everyone is a little more relaxed as it isn't quite as strange as have 2 strangers pointing a camera in your face all day!
Jen's parents have a house in the Lake district, and as they spend a lot of time here they decided to get married up there. It is a spectacular place, so we were excited for the images we would get. Let me note that Jen is also ridiculously attractive, which also always helps!
We decided to make a week of the trip and took the boys ( and my parents to baby sit) i have also failed to mention that i was on crutches for many of the weddings this summer as i am awaiting surgery on my knee. Not that this would stop me getting a great photo. I was still clambering styles and scrambling through the country side!
Jen and Jon also had a photobooth, but i will blog this separately!
We were pretty lucky with the weather really, the rain held off all day, but it was a tad windy and not that warm. However it does make for some fun pictures when veils and confetti and blowing all over the place. The brides may not agree!!
Jen and Jon had a vintage Morgan they drove around, so after the ceremony we followed them off to some of their favourite spots around the area. I mean the lake district is so beautiful we would be doing something wrong if we didn't get gorgeous pictures
We stopped outside this farm, with the hope that they wouldn't mind us taking pictures outside their barn doors, but they were too cool not to try our luck. No one came out and said anything though which was a relief! I wouldn't have been too fast in my get away on the crutches!!
We then headed back to Brathay Hall at the head of Lake Windermere, where they had a tee-pee on the grounds. The view was something to die for. Inside Jen and Jon had set it up for everyone to have afternoon tea, with cups and sauces and cake stands.
Jen and Jon's afternoon tea was quaint and so English, with beautiful touches all over the tee pee
We will end on some of the spectacular views that the lake district has to offer.
Again, always and honour to be part of someones wedding day, especially when it is someone you have known for so long.
lots of love xxxx