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Wedding Photographers Lake District wins Gold!

This week I got some terrific news.  The Society for Wedding and Portrait Photographers awarded us, not one, but two Golds and a Highly Commended.  I think this is pretty unheard of, that in the same month the Society would give three awards to the one photographer.  I guess this is a great endorsement of what Ruth and I are setting out to achieve in the images we capture on behalf of our Clients.  We have just photographed Sam and Lorna last Saturday as they got married at Thornthwaite Church and then held the Reception at Broadoaks Country House Hotel so we are busy processing all their images.  Keep watching our Blog as they should be up by the end of next week.  We were with them for 12 hours in total so a lot of work to get through.  Then this Saturday we are with Michael and Katie who will be holding their Wedding Breakfast at Cartmel Racecourse.  Busy time for Schtuff Photography!

Here is a little taster from Sam and Lorna’s wedding.

Wedding Photographers Cumbria with Rob & Nicki at Storrs Hall Windermere Cumbria

Rob and Nicki were married on Saturday at Jesus Church, Troutbeck, Cumbria and then went on for the reception at Storrs Hall in Windermere.  As well as being a lovely couple, for me as a wedding photographer this was a great opportunity to create some memorable images.  Both Rob and Nicki were really keen on capturing stunning images for their Album and invested the time between the Ceremony and the evening party to create them.  I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to allow enough time to visit the right locations and look for the right kind of light.  We were with the Bride and Groom from 9:30am through until 9:30pm and were able to capture light, rain, sky, sun, humour, emotion, love and intimacy through the day.  Within 30 minutes of putting some of their photos on Facebook yesterday they already had seen more than 300 viewers to the portfolio (by the way if you want to be friends on Facebook send a request to me Lake District Wedding Photographer t/a Schtuff Photography).  We have a very busy September coming up so look forward to sharing more wedding photographs with you soon.


























Wedding Photographers Lake District with Matt & Emily at Mitton Hall Lancashire

We enjoyed a wonderful day out in Lancashire with Matt and Emily, first of all at St Bartholomews Church in Great Harwood for the Wedding Ceremony and then on to Mitton Hall, Clitheroe, Lancashire for the Wedding Reception.  Mitton Hall is such a fantastic location for Wedding Photography and the staff were very obliging, allowing us to set up some shots in the Great Hall.   We arrived at Emily’s house a couple of hours before the Ceremony and enjoyed a relaxed photoshoot with Emily’s Mum, Bridesmaids and of course Emily herself.  Emily was really happy with the results of her hair and make up  which was was accomplished by Vickie from Mad About Beauty (can be found under that name on Facebook).  Just recently we received an email from Matt’s Mum which said in part  ’When I first viewed the slide show I was totally blown away with the images, you captured the intimacy of the day perfectly.  We struggled to choose which ones to have printed, they were all so good’. So a good day for all involved!  If you would like to see more of Matt and Emily’s photos click on this link www.schtuff.co.uk where we have put up a different set from the day.

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Wedding Photographers Cumbria with Sam & Lorna

Sam and Lorna are due to be married in early September at the Broadoaks Country House Hotel, a beautiful little spot just above Troutbeck Bridge.  As time was marching on we decided to fix the Pre Wedding shoot and Sam was keen for it to be up near Thornthwaite as that is where his family originate and they are getting married at Thornthwaite Church.  So we met at the side of Bassenthwaite Lake, hoping we might see an Osprey or two sweeping down behind them as we meandered around the lake shore.  No such luck, in fact all we did get was some grey cloud!  Not to worry as Sam and Lorna cheered us all up with their enthusiasm for one another, some couples are just born to be in love and in front of the camera!  On the way back down past Thirlmere we found an interesting little hotel, the Dale Head Hall Hotel, overlooking the Lake and stopped off for coffee and biscuits as well as a few more photos.  Many thanks to the Farmer and his wife who held the sheep shearing up whilst we made use of their flock as an interesting background, they appeared quite mesmerised as Sam and Lorna got loved up!























Wedding Photographers Lake District with Ian and Heather at Leighton Hall Lancashire

A bright sunny day and a most beautiful location, that is Leighton Hall in Lancashire.  As a choice of location, the grounds, landscape and building cannot be beaten.  For Ian and Heather none of it could be improved on and the Guests just had a ball.   Ruth and I make it a practice to pack our own sandwiches so that when everyone sits down for the Wedding Breakfast we can grab some much needed sustenance.  On this occasion though we were sorry we had not taken up the offer to enjoy the banquet laid on by Karen Rhodes Catering which looked absolutely fantastic.  The gorgeous Rolls Royce you see in the photographs was supplied by Nigel Bowman from Wedding Car Services and I was fortunate enough to hitch a lift in the front seat when we went back up the drive to capture Ian and Heather in front of that magnificent landscape.  The wedding cake, the flowers of which were all  made from icing, was from Blackberry Cottage Bakery.  All in all a magnificent day!