Gemma and Dan - Pre-wedding shoot

One of the things I love about working as a wedding photographer is the beautiful venues that I get to visit. Gemma and Dan are getting married at Dalston Hall Hotel near Carlisle at the tail-end of the summer. It’s a lovely little venue tucked away in the countryside right at the tip of the Lake District. The building itself has bags of character and original features, but the grounds and surrounding fields are going to provide tonnes of inspiration for the wedding pictures.

I met with the couple last month at the venue to have a good look around and to choose some locations that we can take advantage of for the wedding photographs. And it sounds like they have some awesome plans for decorating the house and gardens to make it extra special!

Check out some of the photos from the pre-wedding shoot below, and check back to see the final shots in the coming months.

Photos taken 8 June 2014.