Happy New Year

Well its always a strange feeling as I finish shooting our last wedding of 2011, I start to remember all the things that made this year special I suppose it's watching all the tv programmes that show the year that was. So as I look through the year on the blog so many memories come back.... the great venues,celebrations and not forgetting new friends. I think the high point has to be the awards, being awarded Professional Wedding Photographer of the year for the fourth year running was a huge honour, to be applauded by clients is what we work to achieve but to be applauded by your fellow professionals IS the ultimate goal and as the list of stories of poor wedding photography and couples left upset grows then it makes the late nights and missed family life all worth while when not only our clients are recommending our services but our industry and fellow professionals are asking "what's our secret".
We had the pleasure of shooting nearly 50 weddings this year (10 more than I said I would) with clients from all over the world, different styles from outdoor garden parties to grand banquets but all have been the same.... Fun!
So what of 2012, well already the wheels are turning, we have some great weddings in more new venues and more challenges & opportunities with our industry partners that really excite me (more info to follow in the new year) but most of all I am looking forward to taking my photography further & blogging more including "behind the scenes" showing how & why we do what we do in our new photo diary.
So goodbye to 2011... Hello to 2012 and a happy new year to you all.

Wedding Photography at The Grange Hotel, Grange.

Well it’s the time of year that everybody gets excited for Christmas but we had something different to get excited about, Carl & Lisa wedding at The Grange Hotel in Grange Over Sands in one of my favourite parts of the world the Lake District. Saying that we weren’t too excited as we left for the hotel… it snowed,& snowed & snowed at one point we thought we wouldn’t get there but as we approached Grange the snow disappeared & out came the sun and out it stayed for our time in the Lakes. Jane & I had the pleasure of spending the night before Carl & Lisa wedding at the hotel with their family and guests and what a friendly bunch. The ceremony was held at Cartmel Priory with a picturesque drive back to the hotel for mulled wine. Carl & Lisa along with their families had planned the wedding for two years and as the fun, laughter & tears of emotion filled the day I have to say it was worth the wait.

Thanks Carl & Lisa for your hospitality & a perfect day. D&J x
Wedding Photography in the Lake District by Classic Photography