I love being a Peak District wedding photographer! The peak district is a stunning location for weddings and engagement shoots alike, and that’s why it was such a good idea to meet Gaya and Tom in Castleton for a bit of a walk and a little fun with the camera.
We went for a walk up a hill behind Castleton’s ruined castle and by hopping over a wall (and under a fence) we found our way up to the top of the hill with some stunning views of the valley below. Tom got caught on the wire of the fence and Gaya lost some of her items in her bag during a photo and a knight in shining armour came running up the hill to return them to her. Returning down the hill we went to Hope train station and took a few photos in a nearby fields. I couldn’t have asked for better weather for this shoot, although it was rather hot! I’m really looking forward to shooting Gaya and Tom’s wedding at Keythorpe Manor!
Surely the peak district is one of the most photogenic locations in the UK. With its natural beauty, moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns. Many people like the Peak District for it’s market towns and quaint villages, famous attractions historic houses, not to mention the breathtaking views. With all of this, you can see why this area is so popular with brides and grooms.
And then of course, there’s a number of great wedding venues in the peak district too.
The Rutland Arms Hotel: Lying between the beautiful towns of Matlock and Buxton and on the outskirts of the grand Chatsworth Estate, this beautiful Bakewell hotel dates from 1804 is set in the stunning Peak District National Park.
Brosterfield Farm: Another hotel in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Brosterfield Farm offers a chance to unwind and immerse yourself in the local beautiful and serine environment at this rustic wedding venue.
Chatsworth: 1000 acres of beautiful parkland make for a quality and elegant wedding venue. Wedding ceremonies are held in the 1758 built Stable Block. Chatsworth now also caters for marquee weddings, with the amazing Chatsworth house proving a stunning backdrop.
East Lodge: Set in 10 acres of magnificent grounds, this award winning country house hotel provides an exclusive wedding service where you, and your guests can enjoy the whole estate.
I’m a documentary wedding photographer with a natural, vibrant style and a fun and relaxed approach. I tell the story of your day through great images. These are real moments and real memories. When you look through your photos you will be taken back tothe moment and remember the feelings you had at that time, giving you a truly emotional experience. Your photos will be a visual legacy of your wedding for years and generations to come.
I want you to have a great time on your wedding day. I won’t keep dragging you away for photos all the time and there’s no pressure from me to perform in front of the camera. Your photos won’t be cheesy or tacky in anyway. Simply relax, enjoy yourselves and let the photos tae themselves. The best photos happen when people have let their hair down. After all, your wedding is the most fun day of your life. Why should your photos be any different?