The Mountains - Couple Portrait Sessions
Having settled in Cumbria for over 15 years, I've fallen head over heels for the entire county, including the rugged charm of the mountains, also known as the fells. It's not just about The Lake District; every corner of this place has a unique magic.
When I gaze around, I love breaking down the landscape into four parts: Lakes & Rivers, Mountains (aka Fells), Forests, and the awesome Coast. Sometimes, these elements blend together, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Cumbrian scenery.
Rather than doing separate blog posts, I thought it'd be cool to organize my couple portrait sessions by styles. Check out the links below to jump to the sessions you want to see.
This page is all about capturing the adventurous spirit of mountain (Fell) couple portraits and exploring the stunning landscapes in Cumbria & The Lake District.
A Raven Crag Hike
Raven Crag, maybe one of the best views in the stunning Lake District? It for sure has to be one of the top ten in my mind! Overlooking Thirlmere reservoir, Raven Crag stands 461M high with a sheer cliff face of 150M. Not only is the steep ascent breathtaking, so is the view!
One of my oldest friends Ben, and his wife Alice married during the Covid restrictions where only 6 guests were allowed to be present for the ceremony. Understandably, I didn't make the cut. However, my wedding present to them was to come up and visit the lakes alongside a couple portrait session!
Alice had never been to the Lakes before, but up for a hike I decided to show them both one of the top views in the lakes, in my humble opinion. I mean, it is stunning but man it's a steep hike, it doesn't take long to scale Raven crag and it is by far worth the Lake District Hike, but flippin heck it is steep and breaks are needed!
Knowing that they were both up for the adventure we set off into The Lake District for our hike and adventure! After parking, we headed across the Thirlmere reservoir dam and started the hike along the forest paths.
Have a little look at the fun we got up to and If you fancy a Couple Portrait Session mixed with some adventure, get in touch and let's plan a session!
A Wet Lake District Tour
Sarah & David are a crazy cute and creative couple who travelled to the Lake District for their couple portrait session from Leeds. There wasn't much of a plan to the day as I was picking them up from the train station and we would see what the weather was doing and how we felt to where we would go.
Setting off from Penrith we decided to head towards some woodlands, we headed up Whinlatter Pass and parked up in a quieter area of Whinlatter Forest to start our couple portrait session. As always we chatted and went though some basic poses to get rid of any nerves and worries.
We carried on down the Lake District pass and headed towards Crummock water where the rain was still holding off a little bit but the fells were full of flash flood waterfalls. Parking up near Rannerdale we walked up a small hill at the base of Rannerdale Knotts where the path was a small river! AS the rain started to fall back down we managed to get some more photos of this dramatic Lake district tour before heading up Honister Pass and back to Penrith.
A Summers Dodd Wood Hike
It's just a little bit further ahead, he said while acting confident but inside dying with his lungs on fire. I think it's fair to say none of us expected to climb a fell yesterday in the beautiful Lake District, but we did! With the forecast set for rain, we planned a woodland couples portrait session at Dodds Wood. However, on the day, it was the complete opposite in a way only the Lake District can be. After a quick chat, and myself maybe underestimating the incline and summit, we started walking up the fell side. I won't lie, we were hardly kitted out for it.
Nevertheless, this epic duo were up for it, until halfway, three-fifths of the way, and at the last incline. I think all three of us were like toddlers in the back seat asking if we were nearly there yet?! When we got to the top though... What. A. View. Standing on top of a small fell with this gorgeous couple was honestly fab! Even better was the by-standers looking on in bewilderment! The truly wonderful thing about this couple though is that, they are each other's best friends. I hardly gave any direction at all, I just let them be them and away we went. The laughter was nonstop and neither were the obvious signs of adoration they had for each other.
I'm genuinely buzzing for their wedding next month and I can't wait to see what's going to happen. from all the stories and plans I know about it's going to be a party to remember. Wait, it doesn't stop there either! A few days later me and Becky are going to do a bridal portrait but let's do that on the flat land hey?!