a bride and groom standing on a wet path with a dramatic sunset behind them

The Broadoaks Country House Wedding of Lara and Jake

Lara and Jake booked their lake district winter wedding at Broadoaks Country House Hotel. When they first contacted me about being their wedding photographer I suggested a video call so that we could discuss their wedding photography plans in more detail. It was great chatting to them and learning how invested they were in the photographs for their wedding day at one of my favourite lake district wedding venues.

On the day I met up with Jake first before going to say hello to Lara as she was finishing off getting ready. They didn’t want to have any photographs taken of them getting ready so I wasn’t required to starting photographing until the wedding ceremony started. Even so, when clients don’t want me to start photographing, before the ceremony I usually manage to sneak in a few venue photos and photographs of any wedding details first.

I always love the special little moments that you get during a wedding ceremony and as a wedding photographer it is always a joy to capture them. Jake and Lara were no exception this with lots of love and laughter for a succession of perfect moments, and it is my job as a wedding photographer to make sure that each of those beautiful moments is photographed for you. The drinks reception followed the wedding ceremony. Lara and Jake only wanted a few group photographs which allowed me more time to document the candid moments in a more relaxed way.

Lara and Jake wanted to plan in some time to go to Lake Windermere for some wedding photographs beside the lake. The Lake District offers so many options for dramatic landscapes which can make for some amazing photographs on your wedding day. As a lake district wedding photographer it is important to know where to take your couples to make the most of this beautiful backdrop. Even though water levels were high after some recent heavy rainfall, Lara and Jake embraced the opportunity for these photographs on their wedding day. It was also very cold and they both did brilliantly in the conditions which resulted in some fantastic wedding photographs and gave me the opportunity to create another award winning lake district wedding photograph.

Once Lara and Jake were happy with the photographs that I had taken by the lakeside we returned to Broadoaks Country House for the wedding breakfast and speeches, and we ended the day with some sparklers in front of the hotel.

Lara and Jake were very invested in their wedding photography and it was a joy to be a part of their wedding day. The photographs that I take on a wedding day are always a result of the collaboration with my couples. I want it to feel like we’re old friends throughout your wedding, which makes the process of photographing your wedding more relaxed. If you, your family and your guests are more relaxed we will all have more fun which helps me to get better photographs of you all. When you book me as your lake district wedding photographer all I want is to get the best possible photographs of your wedding day.

Lara and Jake’s wedding has also been featured on the English Wedding Blog