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Wedding Photography from the Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite

Wedding Photography from the punch bowl inn, in Crosthwaite, The lake district (link-


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Bit of a unique wedding photography post today as it is the photography from our very own wedding! That’s right photographers get married too! We got married at the end of April at the Punch Bowl in the beautiful Lyth Valley in the Lake District. Before I go on I cannot speak highly enough of The Punch Bowl and all the staff, they ran things absolutely perfectly, it was everything we hoped it would be and if you are up that way I would highly recommend dropping in for a spot of lunch, the food is to die for! For about a year I have had clients enquiring as to who is going to take our wedding photographs. We had some specific requirements for the photography, as a photographer I wanted to have a certain amount of control how I wanted the photos to turn out, both at the time they are captured and also how they were processed, so most professional wedding photographers were out straight away (not that they wouldn’t have done a fantastic job, there are some brilliant wedding photographers out there at the moment). So I turned to my good friend Sam who loves his photography and who comes out with me from time to time to take photos. Sam soaks up photography info like a sponge and I’ve watched his shots improve consistently over the years so as long as he said yes, and as long as he didn’t crack under the pressure, I knew we would be ok!


We had been up to the Lake District during that heat wave we had in March (remember that!) for a few practice shots, we had got the ‘couple shots’ perfected using the great surroundings so we were happy with our choice with Sam taking the photos. I had said I would process the shots how I liked but he was also free to do as he liked with them, so all the shots here have been taken by Sam but processed by myself, Carol and I are both huge fans of black and white photography, hence why most of them are in Black and white. If you are interested in seeing any of Sam’s other work, he maintains an active flickr stream (tangamansam), well worth a look for any photography enthusiasts.

I hope to put out a Real weddings piece for this wedding so stay posted, as soon as I can get the wife to fill in the questionnaire! I will say we were very lucky with the weather as we had pretty solid rain for the entire month of April and even on the day it was raining seemingly everywhere except the Lyth Valley, the micro climate played to our advantage! So I’ll put up some of our favourites of the day now, hope you enjoy looking at them as we certainly enjoyed having them taken.

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Taken on April 28, 2012