LAKE DISTRICT ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER
SMALL AND INTIMATE MICRO WEDDINGS FOCUSING ON YOU AS A COUPLE
We know you are looking to escape the stress and pressure of a traditional wedding and focus on what really matters – your love for each other. Amidst the chaos and noise of the world, you want to celebrate your love in the most authentic way possible. You yearn for an escape to a place where you can be lost in each other’s arms, with nothing to distract you.
Authentic & Meaningful
For you, eloping is not just a trend or a fad. It’s a choice that comes from the depths of your hearts, a choice that honours the true essence of your love story. You want to elope because you know that your love is worth celebrating in the most authentic and meaningful way possible.
A Lake District Elopement
The Lake District beckons you, offering a serene and majestic backdrop for your intimate ceremony. You envision walking hand in hand through the winding trails, pausing to take in the breathtaking views and revel in the love that you share. For you, exchanging vows in a setting as beautiful and unique as your love story is the only way to honour the true essence of your love.
elopements & MICRO WEDDINGS in Cumbria
WONDERING IF AN ELOPEMENT OR SMALL WEDDING IS FOR YOU?
If you’re wondering if an elopement or small and intimate wedding in the Lakes is for you, check out my thoughts below on why I think it’s your chance to do something different and really make your wedding your own.
A non-traditional wedding focused on you
If you are considering an elopement or a more intimate wedding, you are probably thinking about doing things a little differently. You’re probably wanting your wedding day more focused on you as a couple, your relationship, and those people and moments that are important to you both. You’re much less focused on the expectations of others and probably don’t want the stress of planning a big traditional wedding. Instead, you’re wanting a much more relaxed and chilled feel to your wedding day. One that you also get to enjoy and I’m here to reassure you that you’re not alone.
Increasingly Popular Option
More and more couples are opting to get married in this way, and it is growing in popularity. As a wedding photographer and videographer, I’m here to say GO FOR IT! Your wedding day really should be about making your day your own, doing what you want and not what is expected! Whether it is an adventurous hike in the Lake District with just the two of you on the top of a mountain or a small wedding with immediate family and friends in a small Air BnB in a Lakeland village location. The Lake District can be a magical location for your elopement.
“We wanted the best of both worlds, so we booked Jono for both our elopement at Gilpin House in The Lakes and our bigger, more traditional wedding later in the year at our family farm. Jono was amazing and captured both our celebrations wonderfully. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and he was on hand with us every step of the way.”
ELOPEMENT, Micro Wedding or SMALL & INTIMATE WEDDING?
What’s the Difference?
I know it can be confusing, especially given how many terms there are out there to describe smaller weddings. Whilst there aren’t any formal globally agreed definitions, I wanted to give you my thoughts and definitions for each type of wedding and how they each differ slightly. Anything with guest numbers over those stated below is more likely to fall into the realms of traditional weddings. Ultimately, you can call your event what you want, though.
What is an elopement?
The Couple and up to 6 guests
An elopement wedding was traditionally referred to as a marriage that was conducted suddenly and secretly. It usually occurred without the telling of friends or family such as those that took place at Gretna Green, Scotland, just over the border from Cumbria. More recently, eloping refers to a couple that is looking to get married with just the two of them or a tiny gathering of select people (less than 6) in an intimate setting. It means they can take place in locations that just aren’t practical for larger groups.
What is a Micro Wedding?
The Couple and up to 15 guests
The Micro Wedding is a relatively new term that has gained prominence since the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst initially a legal requirement, it’s geared towards couples who want to do things differently, but still get to celebrate with their very closest friends and family. Frequently, couples choosing this type of wedding opt to have an intimate celebration with personal vows in a special location with their immediate loved ones and then return to a small private venue or Air BnB for a small celebration or meal.
What are small & intimate weddings?
The Couple and up to 30 guests
Small and Intimate Weddings are closer in nature to a traditional wedding but have a much smaller number of guests giving the day a much more intimate feel. Couples may again opt to have an intimate celebration with personal vows, just the two of them in a special location and then a celebration with their family and friends. Alternatively, they may choose to have a more traditional wedding just with a smaller number of guests. Small and intimate weddings generally involve the booking of a wedding venue.
LAKE DISTRICT ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
NATURAL ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURING THE IMPORTANT MOMENTS FOR YOU AS A COUPLE
MORE THAN A PHOTOGRAPHER
As a Lake District Wedding Photographer and Videographer, I have photographed literally 100’s of weddings, engagements, and elopements in this wonderful part of the world. When choosing me as your Lake District Elopement Photographer, you are getting more than a photographer that is going to rock up on your day and feel like a stranger with a camera. I’m here to work with you in a partnership. From the very get-go, I can guide you through the entire process of planning your perfect elopement. I’ll be on hand to provide ideas, inspiration, or local knowledge. From helping you choose the perfect location to stay at to recommending local vendors that will help you fulfil your vision.
NATURAL & DOCUMENTARY STYLE – NOT POSED
Posed wedding photography has its place (even if I dislike it). However, I have always preferred to prompt rather than pose my couples (and even then only if required). What do I mean by prompting, not posing? Basically giving you a prompt such as “hold each other’s hands” and then capture your natural comfort and rhythm by following that prompt. We all have our own ‘style’ for showing our love for our partners and my job is to capture this in its most natural form with minimal input from me. I have found that elopements, micro weddings, and, to some extent, intimate weddings are more relaxed, and couples forget about the camera, allowing me to capture moments as they happen in a much more relaxed natural and documentary style.
LAKE DISTRICT ELOPEMENT VIDEOGRAPHY
TIMELESS EDITORIAL STORYTELLING
As Lake District Elopement Videographers, we love combining our passion for one of the most beautiful areas of the world with anything film-related. We take inspiration from all over and love utilising natural light and shadows to create cinematic films full of emotion. The results are classic, timeless and editorial elopement films that tell the story of your intimate wedding in the Lake District.
MINIMAL GEAR, MAXIMUM RESULTS
Unlike a lot of videographers, as elopement filmmakers, we have to use minimal equipment for maximum results. Utilising the latest cinematic video cameras, our wedding films capture your love story without being gear intensive. A camera (and backup), tripod, microphones and the odd light. After all, we can’t be hiking up a mountain with a full studio setup. Check out the films below to see what we mean.
See a selection of our cinematic elopement films for yourself. Click the names below, turn up the volume, and see for yourself the true beauty of an elopement or small intimate wedding.
the ELOPEMENT COLLECTIONS
The 3 hour collection is for couples who plan to elope in The Lake District, Cumbria on a weekday (Monday – Thursday).
The 6 hour collection is for couples who want to elope in The Lake District Cumbria on a weekday (Monday – Thursday) and wish to visit multiple locations.
Our full-day collection covers the more adventurous elopements that require a bit of a hike, sunrise session or include a dinner / reception and are available any day of the week (Monday-Sunday)
You DESERVE the absolute BEST for your ELOPEMENT. That’s why I want to make sure I am the RIGHT CHOICE for you as a COUPLE.
It’s so important to me that my couples are happy and confident with their choice in asking me to document their elopement. As such, I do not take every wedding I’m approached to capture. I prefer to work with couples who share my brand values and who ultimately are confident we are a good match.
I’d love to hear more about you as a couple and learn more about your story, so fill out the contact form and I’ll be in touch.
booking me for your
LAKE DISTRICT ELOPEMENT
HOW IT WORKS BOOKING ME AS A lake District ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OR VIDEOGRAPHER
contact & Paperwork
Get in touch and if we’re free on your elopement date, we’ll schedule a call to have a chat about your initial plans and see if we’re a good fit. If all goes well and you opt to move forward with me, we’ll send you the relevant paperwork and once signed you’ve booked your Lake District Elopement Photographer or Videographer.
Planning & Prep
We’ll start planning your big day together. This is all about you and what you want from your elopement or a small wedding. I’ll be on hand to offer any advice. Think of recommended vendors, helping you plan your timeline or choose a special location for your wedding celebrations.
THE BIG DAY
The big day arrives and I get to watch you celebrate the happiest day of your lives together and capture the moment for you and your loved ones. Your elopement wedding photos or elopement video will follow shortly. After that, it’s up to you what you do with them.