Lake District Wedding Proposal Photography
Lake District Wedding Proposal
Over the last few years I have been lucky enough to photograph a few Lake District wedding proposals. It's actually rather thrilling to photograph such a moment in people's lives as they start on a new journey together. Naturally as a wedding photographer, I'm used to photographing candid, real life, special moments.
How do you photograph a surprise proposal?
There's two main ways to photograph a marriage proposal. I'm also open to your ideas if these dont fit how you're planning to pop the question to your partner.
Not as much of a popular option but sometimes I am asked to photograph a more staged style engagement shoot recreation of a the proposal.
Whatever floats your boat, just let me know.
Now, this is, as it sounds... a Couple Portrait Session (some people call this a Engagement Shoot) but at some prearranged time I will back off a little so you can ask your partner for their hand in marriage or civil ceremony...
Whatever a proposal looks like to you and your relationship.
The first way to document your romantic lake district proposal is really simple and essentially a secret.
For example, if you're proposing in the grounds of a stunning lake district hotel, or on a location with panoramic views, I can chill out nearby being discrete and photograph the moment as it happens.
After this, we can then, have a Couple Portrait Session to celebrate.
How Much Does Proposal Photography Cost?
My pricing is very simple and similar to my Couple Portrait Session or Level Up Portrait Session. Within Cumbria, and at a base rate for £200 per session/shoot. Obviously depending on your plans and wishes this price may change, but as a starting point, the fee will cover most proposal plans in The Lake District & Cumbria locations.
All of your final images will be available to download through your very own password-protected, private online gallery.
Where Should You Pop The Question In The Lake District?
Well, I'm biased but I think The Lake district is utterly stunning and you can't go far wrong for proposal locations! But there are a few things to think about when it comes to the photos themselves. For example, while it maybe amazing to hike a fell, will your partner appreciate getting hot and sweaty on a hike to then be surprised by a proposal and a photoshoot? They might not care, a lot of my clients don't, but your partner might. it's all about what works for you both.
Here are just a few ideas about where you could ask your partner to team up for life.
At One of Cumbria's amazing Hotels?
Storrs Hall, Inn On the Lake, Lodore Falls, Broadoaks Country House Hotel to name a few.
At the Beach?
St. Bees, Arnside, Allonby? I mean, who doesn't love an evening beach walk with some ice creams?!
On a boat?
Hire a boat on Derwent water or take a trip on the historic Ullswater steamers.
A waterfall (Force)?
Aira Force, Skelwith Force, Stanley Ghyll Force, Moss force, Rydal Falls.
On top of a Fell?
Hallin Fell, is a great small fell above Ullswater with stunning views and windy roads nearby. Catbells, surprise view or Latrigg Fell overlooking Derwent Water. Rannerdale Knotts in spring is covered in incredible bluebells and overlooks Crummock Water. All of these are rather easy climbs with stunning views! However, there's hundred of hills to choose from and if you're adventurous and fancy a bigger one? Why not?!
Claife Viewing Station on Windermere, Friar’s Crag on Derwent Water, Buttermere, Grasmere, Rydal Caves, Crummock Water?... I mean it's called The Lake District for a reason! There's plenty to choose from.
Muncaster Castle, Wray Castle, Lowther Castle, Kendal Castle or Brough Castle.