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Lake District Wedding Photographers in London

Last Saturday we documented a wedding in London, we often do. Last week though was a bit special because we had met Nancy and Simon before. They are great friends and neighbors to Toby and Lusha who we photographed way back in 2010. Toby and Lusha got married in the village where we lived, Rusland, deep in the English Lake District and down the road from Grizedale Forest where we have our gallery. They chose Rusland because Lusha’s grandmother had a house in the village and Lusha spent happy childhood holidays there.

Anyway, we have Toby and Lusha’s wedding on our home page but meeting them again on Saturday stirred the memories and we thought we would like to share it again here.

Nancy and Simon, we are working on your pictures as we speak.

Hindu wedding at Thornton Manor.



One of the great things about being in a collective like Prime is that we all know and trust each other enough that when we get an inquiry for a date we already have booked we have no hesitation in recommending one of the collective. That’s how we first heard from Sam and Shree. Fellow Prime photographer David Murray was booked so he sent them to us, and we are really glad he did.

Over the years we have documented all sorts of weddings, only a couple of Hindu ceremonies though. As documentary wedding photographers we were in our element at Sam and Shrees colourful wedding. There is so much going on at a Hindu wedding, so many things to see and record. Even though we are most well known for our black and white photography colour dominated this document.


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Wedding Photography Lake District.


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At the end of the first quarter of this year, while the Forest floor was carpeted in Bluebells, we documented the wedding of Nicola and Kevin. We’ve been all over the world to photograph weddings, even Australia but this beautiful country wedding was right on our doorstep. Literally just down the valley from our gallery in Grizedale Forest and in the village of Rusland where we lived until 3 years ago.


The Wedding was in Rusland Church, where Arthur Ransome the author of “Swallows and Amazons” is buried. The Church sits on top of a hill and the field below is the obvious place to form up the big group picture.


After the wedding it was back to Crosslands Farm, Nicola’s family home, where teepees had been erected to house the party.



It’s the Lake District so it rained, but nobody bothered about that.


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Wedding Photography, New House Farm, Lorton… And a New Years Eve Party.

Happy New Year… I know but we are craftsmen and some things should not be rushed.


So, Georgie and Aaron had a wedding and a fantastic New Years Eve party. We’ve been to New House Farm up in Lorton a couple of times, it’s proving to be a popular, if remote wedding venue. The house itself is beautiful but not big enough for a wedding what they do have there is a gigantic barn that is just perfect. It was great to work with Annabel from Weddings by Annabel again.


Georgie and Aaron live in London, although Georgie was brought up in the Lake District, apparently of all of the guests only Georgie’s mum lives in Cumbria the rest of their guests came in from all over the world. They were not just cosmopolitan, they were talented as well. The bridal processional was accompanied by a “flash mob” style rendition of “Only You”. Strategically seated members of the congregation gave their line of the song and the last line was triumphantly delivered by Aaron himself. During the signing of the register there was more singing, each section of the Church sang their own line of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.


It was a 4.30 ceremony on the last day of the year, so when the newly married couple emerged into the darkness there was only an opportunity for us to grab a couple of quick, flashed pictures before we boarded the vintage buses back to the barn. We’re photographers so we love great light and when we got into the barn, that’s what we had supplied by Fluid Productions, we’d like them to be at all of our weddings. The flowers were by Rob Van Helden

Part two of the day was the New Years Eve party. We think the pictures give a hint of what that was like…

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Wedding Photography at The Merewood Hotel for Emma and Chris.


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In the last few years wedding photography has taken us all over the world, including Australia, but we love to come home. I’m sure I’ve said this before but nowhere feels more like home (except home) to us than The Merewood in Windermere. It’s not just because it’s only up the road but Lorna and Jenny and the rest of the staff  treat us like we’re old friends, which we are. I’ve been working there almost as long as Josh has been alive and Josh has been to The Merewood more times than any other venue. We are going back there a good bit in 2014 as well, including for Jenny and Tom’s wedding, Jenny is the wedding co ordinator so she knows exactly how we work.


It was 3 days after Christmas, we spent Christmas in London, so apart from a fairly stressful drive home we were rested and in the Christmas spirit for Emma and Chris. The Merewood always looks great at Christmas. It was nice to meet Videographer, Hannah from Gosh Weddings and it’s always a delight to work with the ever cheerful DJ Gary Mills.

Have a great party on the 11th guys… here are the highlights.


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