It is now April and the weddings are coming in thick and fast, all over Cumbria and further afield in some cases. As I write this it is snowing outside though, which is really rather confusing since the weather has been generally kind to the weddings so far this year. The snow really needs to be either thick by Saturdays wedding at Shap Wells, or not there at all! Snow or sun… Could someone please let mother nature know that it is a binary decision and not multiple choice.

Always nice to be asked to photograph a wedding for another photographer and especially one so close to home. There are heaps of wedding photographers in Cumbria, so to be singled out is a real honor. It is also a wedding from one of my favorite venues, the Heather Glen in the beautiful Ainstable. So, heaps to do, starting early at Lockstock in Carlisle, then moving on to Gills parents house in Stanwix for a bit more prep before bounding ahead to St Michaels’ Church in Dalston. I also got to work with Splitscreen dreams again who have the cleanest campers in the Northern hemisphere. Equally as delightful is getting to work with Eddie from Silver Lady Cars. Two companies who really know how to look after their vehicles and keep them shining for their couples.

After the church (snappy snappy) we headed down to the river at Armathwaite for a quick set of couple images and with the help of Dave Draffan, managed to get through 30 group shots in a little over thirty minutes once we arrived back at the Heather Glen. Ian even picked up a camera for a bit at the church to take some cracking pictures of Gill. Happy days! Ian has also photographed at the Heather Glen and loves it as a location. He ain’t wrong, as the trees offer some awesome cover for group images, the stream gives the garden a natural focal point and it is a little more quirky than other Cumbrian venues. In the end we shot a fab sparkler image to finish the night off and I drove away into the dark with the sound of Freddie Mercury ringing in my ears. Great fun.

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