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Wedding Photographer Lake District

Micro Weddings and Elopement Photography

Hi, my name is Jaye Adams and I am a Lake District Photographer from the beautiful Georgian town of Cockermouth in Cumbria. Cockermouth borders the Lake District National Park and is the gateway to the Lorton Valley and Northern Lake District. As Jaye-Peg Photography I offer a wedding photographer and elopement photography service. Including micro wedding photography too.

 

I love to capture wedding photographs in that are a natural and informal record of the emotions and special moments from your wedding day. Whether I am there to photograph your elopement or you have booked me as your wedding photographer for all of the day. My natural and informal style can also be combined with classic wedding photography for portraits of the happy couple (bride and groom, both brides or both grooms). From a couple of hours to the whole wedding day I will photograph your Lake District wedding as it really happens.

From my home town of Cockermouth and I am happy to travel throughout the Lake District and Cumbria to photograph weddings. As well as the surrounding areas and anywhere in the UK. It really is a pleasure to be invited to weddings as a Professional Photographer. There are so many gorgeous locations in one of the most beautiful parts of the country with many amazing wedding venues from Keswick to Grasmere, Windermere and beyond. Cumbria is one of the go to places for destination weddings in the UK. So where better to find your destination wedding photographer than someone from the local area.
 
If you would like to see more of my Lake District  wedding photography please head over to my blog. You will see photographs of recent weddings and events, and also family photoshoots and lifestyle photography. You can also click on the link to view the latest photos in my Wedding Photography Gallery.
 
If you would like some more wedding photographer information or you would like to check my availability for your wedding day, contacting me is easy. Just head over to the Contact Page to send me a message, or click on the link below. I will be happy to help and answer your questions in more detail.

As well as being with brides and grooms all day at a Lake District wedding I also love being a photographer for an Elopement or Micro Wedding. It’s great to develop a special bond with your couples as a photographer for their intimate, sometimes secret wedding. Whether it is just the two of your for a ‘Just the Two of Us’ elopement or just a few of you for a Micro Wedding. Elopement Weddings are an adventure, the ultimate romantic get away.

 

Please click here for more information about my Elopement Photographer Packages and Micro Wedding photography Packages:

My passion for being a Lake District Wedding Photographer has evolved from working as a makeup artist since 2007. The more I worked with photographers on photoshoots and at weddings, the more curious I became. There is a beauty in a photograph being unique. Something that can never be repeated Something to treasure in years to come

 

I continued to work as a makeup artist when I moved home to Cumbria in 2011. This is also when I started to work as a photographer. I have learnt from, assisted and been a second photographer from some of the best photographers in the business. I continue to be passionate about both photography and makeup, and I love combining both skills. I have added lifestyle and family photography to my portfolio of services. As well as photography for photoshoots, and of course micro wedding and elopement photography. I also indulge in a little landscape photography in my spare time. Which I think makes me a better wedding photographer.

 

When I’m not taking photographs, or painting faces, I am a keen runner and I regularly compete at all distances from 5k to marathons. So if you don’t bump into me carrying a camera in one hand and a makeup brush in the other, I will probably be quite happily running along the road or a forest trail, with a black labrador by my side, in the middle of the Lake District.

Cumbria is the most north westerly county in England and borders South West Scotland, and the counties of Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Cumbria also contains the Lake District National Park, the largest national park in Britain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountains and lakes of the Lake District were formed in the last ice age but the Lake District only contains one lake – Bassenthwaite Lake. The other lakes are a mixture of “meres” (Windermere, Grasmere and Buttermere, for example) or “waters” (such as Derwent Water, Ullswater and Coniston Water).

Romans and Vikings have all settled in the Lake District and Cumbria. The Vikings gave the region many of the area’s place names such as thwaite (a clearing), fell (a mountain with grazing), force (waterfall) and gill (ravine). The Vikings also introduced Herdwick Sheep to Cumbria and sheep farming remains common throughout the county to this day. The Lake District has been a natural resource for metals and minerals, and has been mined since Roman times. Slate is still mined at the top of Honister Pass at Honister Slate Mine, and locally mined graphite helped establish the pencil manufacturing and Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick.

One of the Lake District’s most famous residents was the poet William Wordsworth. He was born and spent his early childhood at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, and as an adult at Dove Cottage in Grasmere. As well as his famous poems about the Lake District Wordsworth also wrote a Guide to the Lakes in 1835. Another famous Lake District resident was Beatrix Potter, famous for her children’s books. You can visit The World Of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere to see her stories come to life. More recently we have Alfred Wainwright who’s Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells remains popular amongst walkers and tourists too.

Just outside the Lake District National Park you will find the coast of Cumbria and the Lakeland Peninsulas. In the south is Barrow-in-Furness, synonymous with naval ship building. As you head up the coast you come to Muncaster Castle by the coastal town of Ravenglass, which is home to the La’al Ratty narrow gauge railway and was used as naval base by the Romans. Along the coast of West Cumbria are the industrial towns of Egremont, Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. The village of St Bees is the most westerly point of Cumbria over looking the Irish Sea, with views towards the Isle of Man and beyond. In the north west of Cumbria is the Solway Coast where you will find views across the Solway Firth to Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. In the north of the county, about ten miles from the Scottish border, is the border city of Carlisle.

Cumbria is a county seeped in history and the landscape of the Lake District was formed in the last ice age. With spectacular scenery and views there is no better place for a wedding than the largest National Park in the UK.

From lakeside hotels to secluded country houses and rustic wedding barns, the Lake District is well appointed with many beautiful wedding venues.

I am based in Cockermouth in West Cumbria and there are two fantastic Barn Wedding venues within a few miles of the town. On the outskirt of Cockermouth, as you head into the Lake District National Park is Low Hall The Lakes. A lovingly restored the 17th century farmhouse and barn, The Loveable Old Barn. Low Hall The Lakes is set in two acres of woodland with views across the Lorton Valley. A truly amazing space for a wedding and for wedding photography. A couple of miles down the road in the Lorton Vale is New House Farm which also dates back to the 17th century. There are acres of open fields and woodland and alongside the old farmhouse is the Hayloft, a beautiful rustic wedding barn. Both wedding venues are a short drive away from Crummock Water and the Buttermere Valley. Which are great places to go to capture some beautiful photos with your wedding photographer.

As you head to the north of Cumbria you will find Three Hills Barn, set in the middle of Park House Farm with views of the Caldbeck Fells. Nestled in the heart of the Lake District is Cote Howe, stunningly landscaped and only a short walk from Rydal Water, Rydal Woods and Rydal Caves. In the north of Cumbria a few miles from Carlisle are the log cabins of Hidden River Cabins, a secluded and a beautifully rustic wedding venue.

The Lake District also has many gorgeous lakeside hotels throughout the county that make for great wedding venues too. One of the most popular lakeside wedding venues in the Lake District is The Inn On The Lake in Glenridding by Ullswater. Also on the shores of Ullswater is Macdonald Leeming House in Watermillock.

In Grasmere nestled on the shore of the lake is The Daffodil Hotel and Spa. Derwent Water is home to Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa in Borrowdale and on the opposite shore in Portinscale is The Lingholm Estate and Gardens. Around Windermere are a great many beautiful Lake District hotels too. Including Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa in Ambleside and slightly further down the road Cragwood Country House Hotel. In Bowness-on-Windermere over looking Bowness Bay is the stunning Belsfield Hotel. At the southern edge of Windermere near Newby Bridge is The Swan Hotel and Spa and also Lakeside Hotel and Spa. Along the western edge of the lake is the secluded Georgian manor house Silverholme Manor.

There are also many beautiful venues throughout the region. Some near lakes, towns and villages, and some off the beaten track like The Coppermines at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston. Near to Cragwood Country House Hotel is Merewood Country House Hotel and Briery Wood Country House Hotel. At Troutbeck Bridge is Broadoaks Country House Hotel. Near Windermere Golf Club is the The Wild Boar and Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, with the lake house making a truly beautiful place to get married by your own private lake.

There are many more places to get married in Cumbria, and there really is something for everyone with the many wedding venues throughout the Lake District. As wedding photographer it truly is an honour to visit them to photograph weddings and elopements.

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