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2013 Lake-District Wedding photography review.

Choosing images for the annual review post is always fascinating for me, I would even go so far as to say it is uplifting as the memories of so many lovely people, beautiful locations and of course lots of love come flooding back!

I often get carried away with hundreds of words in my blog posts, although it has to be said that I have written very few posts this year, I am going to keep this fairly brief and hopefully let the images do the talking. Suffice to say it has been a magnificent year, with, mostly great weather, if it wasn’t great, it was liquid and as always liquid sunshine is just part of life, we smile!

Wedding season this year started on the 3rd January and my last of the year, was the 28th December, I have photographed weddings from my beloved Lake District and all the way to the luxury Algarve villa, Casa Ferrel on The Algarve in Portugal in November – it was pretty cool to have some Winter sun!

Here is a small selection of some of my favourite images, impossible to share them all – I hope you enjoy them and if you would like to chat about the plans for your wedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

In theory I have added in a chronological order, as a wedding would happen, as I say – in theory, this year I have also dedicated this post to just weddings and the ‘Pre-Wedding’ shoot that some couples opt for, other genres will follow in subsequent blog posts.

I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed capturing the images.

Ian

Pre-Wedding

Some couples opt to have a ‘pre-wedding’ shoot, I really enjoy pre-wedding sessions and we choose images from the session to create a signature mount  to bring to the wedding that acts as a very visual guest book.

2013 Jane and Chris PRE-29

2013 Mel and Ben L-60

2013 Sarah & Gareth WED-75

2013 Sarah & Gareth WED-91

2013 Sam and Andrew PRE1-52

2013 Mel and Ben L-192

2013 Nicky and Simon PRE-2

Wedding Gallery

Now, onto weddings – starting with a magnificent view of the Langdale Pikes.

Photograph of the Langdale Pikes taken during a wedding at the Langdale Chase Hotel. by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Photograph of barometer taken before a wedding at The Netherwood. by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
A misty morning for wedding photographs at The Netherwood, Grange. by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Morning dew lingers on a cobweb during wedding photographs at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands. by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Champagne opened on the wedding morning by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
A moment taken during the wedding photographs at The Swan, Newby Bridge, by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Jimmy Choo fragrance taking during wedding photographs at Carus Green, Kendal, by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Viktor+Rolf flower bomb wedding fragrance by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Wedding hair being prepared at Daniel Grey salon, Kendal, by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer.
Byron
Groomsmen clay shoot before wedding at Augill Castle - by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer in Cumbria.
Wedding photography at Augill Castle included grooms men on clay shoot -by Ian Wood Photography, Wedding photographer for Augill Castle.
Bride
A bride has her corset back fastened on her medieval wedding dress - by Ian Wood Photography.
Black and white photograph of wedding shoes at Augill Castle taken during bridal preparations.
Black and white photograph of bridal preparations before a wedding in Kirkby Lonsdale.
A black and white photography of bridal preparations before a wedding at Casa Ferrel, on the The Algarve in Portugal.
A black and white wedding photograph taken during bridal preparations fora wedding at Bartle Hall, wedding photography by Ian Wood Photography.
A black and white photograph taken before a wedding at Bartle Hall | Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography
A black and white wedding photograph by Ian Wood Photography for wedding photographs at Storrs Hall.
Closed sign as whole Plato
A colour image of the finishing touches of bridal preparation taken at Casa Ferrel, Pria de Luz, Portugal.
Final touches being applied to a brides hair and make-up before her wedding at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands | Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography
A bride, deep in thought writes a wedding day card to her husband to be.
Final toches, before the bride descends the stairs for her wedding at The Netherwood,grange-over Sands | Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography
Groom and groomsmen admiring grooms gift from his bride on the morning of his wedding at Casa Ferrel, Algarve, Portugal.
A bride sees herself for the first time in her wedding dress.
A bride nears the end of bridal preparations for her Langdale Chase wedding | Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography
A black and white photograph of wedding flowers | Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography
A photograph of brides bouquet before her wedding reception at Carus Green, Kendal.
Pink roses taken by Wedding photographer in Kendal, Ian Wood photography.
A thistle in a brides bouquet, wedding photograph taken in Cumbria by Ian Wood
Photograph of wedding flowers taken by Ian Wood Photography before a wedding at The Swan Inn, Newby Bridge.
A brides bouquet taken before her wedding at The Spread Eagle Sawley, wedding photography at the Spread Eagle Sawley by Ian Wood Photography.
A black and white image of a bride being walked down the aisle for her Wedding at The Netherwood, wedding photographs at The Netherwood by Ian Wood Photography.
A black and white photograph, bride wipes a happy tear as she reads a card from her fiancé on the morning of her wedding at Casa Ferrel, Portugal | Wedding photographs at Casa Ferrel  by Ian Wood Photography
A reflection shot of a bride having her make-up applied, wedding photography at Storrs Hall by Ian Wood.
Photographs of Jimmy Choo wedding shoes taken by wedding photographer Ian Wood.
Many brides spend longer choosing their shoes than their wedding dress, these shoes from Irregular Choice were awesome | Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography.
Completed wedding make-up before wedding at New Hutton followed by the Low Wood Bay.
A black and white photograph of champagne being poured on the morning of a wedding.
Bridesmaid, fastens brides wedding gown before her wedding | Wedding photographs at Storrs Hall by Ian Wood Photography
A bride is fastened into her wedding gown before her wedding, wedding photograph in black and white by Ian Wood Photography.
A bride has her gown fastened before her wedding at the Langdale Chase hotel, on the shores of Windermere.
A bride, now ready (and very early) for her wedding at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria - by Wedding photographer Ian Wood.
Final touches applied as the Bride prepares to leave for her wedding at Bartle Hall, wedding photographer at Bartle Hall was Ian Wood Photography.
Bride preparing to get into her gown as the final preparations for her wedding are applied, Ian Wood Photography uses great reflections to set the scene of the wedding day.
Bride and the camera having a laugh as she is dressed to be married in Levens before her wedding reception at The Grange Hotel. Wedding photographs at the Grange Hotel by Ian Wood Photography.
A black and whet photograph of a bride before she leaves for her wedding in Levens and  wedding reception at the Grange Hotel. Wedding photography at The Grange Hotel by Ian Wood Photography.
Mum on the phone, bride stitching decorations, hairdresser making medieval magic with brides hair.
Eye make-up being applied to a bride before her wedding, a photograph in black and white by Ian Wood Photography.
A bride prepares for her wedding at Augill Castle, a castle wedding venue in Cumbria.
A black and whit image, taken during bridal preparations at The Swan Inn, Newby Bridge, wedding photographer at The Swan, Newby Bridge is Ian Wood Photography.
A black and white photograph taken by Ian Wood Photography at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands.
Bridesmaids work out how to fasten the brides wedding gown, for her wedding at Yealand and then The Storrs Hall, on the shores of Windermere.
A gorgeous gown and beautiful ring, this bride is ready to leave for her wedding.
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A bride write in the steamed up window at Sunset, image taken at a winter wedding at the Castle Green hotel, Kendal.

A colour photograph of bridesmaids dressing in Blue defending the staircase at Casa Ferrel, The Algarve, Portugal for the wedding ceremony.
A black and white image of a bride as she elegantly alights from the Range Rover wedding car. Wedding photography was by Ian Wood and the wedding was at Levens Church and then to The Grange Hotel.
A black and white wedding photograph by Ian Wood as the bride is sheltered from the rain on her way to her wedding at Crosscrake Church, Cumbria.
A black and white photograph of a bride
A black and white photograph of Summer daisies taken in Summer 2013 by wedding photographer Ian Wood of Kendal.
A black and white image of ushers awaiting guests at the church in Yealand. Ian Wood was the wedding photographer.
A guest captures wedding on her iPad while her friend looks on.
A colour photograph of bridesmaids awaiting their bride at the church, New Hutton, Cumbria. Wedding reception was held at the Low Wood Bay, Ambleside on the shores of Lake Windermere. Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography.
A black and white photograph of harp music at a wedding held at The Swan, Newby Bridge. Ian Wood was the wedding photographer.
A black and white image as the groom sees his bride for the first time in her wedding gown as she walks down the aisle, wedding photographer for the wedding at Leven and The Grange hotel was Ian Wood.
A fabulous medieval themed wedding in Cumbria, everyone wore fancy dress appropriate to the theme, including the wedding photographer Ian Wood who dressed as a Jester.
A view down the church at Yealand, page boy looking back towards camera, bride in the background, wedding photography at Yealand by Ian Wood Photography.
Wedding photography at James Cook University hospital.
Doctors and staff at The James Cook University hospital in Middlesbrough gather for a photo after Michael and Linzi were married.
Revd Ian Swift during a wedding at Crosscrake Church, as small bot looks on, wedding photograph in black and white by Ian Wood Photography of Kendal.
Wedding photographs by Ian Wood Photography at Crosscrake Church.
Fabulous black and white photograph taken at Levens church by Ian Wood.
Small boy looks on as his Mum and Dad get married at the church in New Hutton.
Kendal registrar looks on at Medieval themed wedding in Crosthwaite.
Child peeps over parents shoulders during church wedding service.
A black and white image of bride and groom in church at their wedding. Wedding photographer from Kendal was Ian Wood.
A view down the aisle at a medieval themed wedding showing maids and a dragon, dragon
A bride looks back towards the camera as Ian Wood the wedding photographer captures the wedding from St Stephen
Newly weds kiss during their wedding ceremony at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria. Ian Wood from Kendal was the wedding photographer.
Bride and Groom kiss as newly weds at St Joseph
Kendal registrars announced the couple as husband and wife together, what happened next was amazing.
Bride and Groom exchange rings at St Oswald
A black and white image of christ, taken at St Oswald
A great observation of high heels and old church pews by Ian Wood Photography.
Wedding at St John
A black and white photograph of a small boy peeping over his Father
A black and white photograph of a bride and groom after their wedding at Langdale Chase on the shores of Windermere, wedding photography at Langdale Chase by Ian Wood Photography, Kendal.
Girl plays violin while the registers are signed at a Lake District wedding, Wedding photography in the Lake District by Ian Wood Photography.
Newly weds defend the stairs at Casa Ferrel while guests throw confetti.
A colour wedding photograph of confetti being thrown over newly weds as they leave St John
Newly-weds walk under confetti having just been married.
Newly-weds walk from church as wedding guests throw confetti. Wedding photography by Ian Wood Photography, Kendal.
A bride and groom leave St Mary
A bride and groom have confetti thrown as they leave St Stephen
Newly weds walk from Church to wedding reception at Platos
Drinks await the bride and groom at their wedding, they were married at The Swan, Newby Bridge. Wedding photographs were taken by Ian Wood Photography, Kendal.
A black and white photograph with wedding car in the foreground, Kendal in the mid ground and the lake District hills beyond.
View from
A gorgeous Rose as a button-hole at this wedding.
A black and white photograph taken with the new Bride and Groom at Ruskin
Bride and groom, newly married, wedding photograph taken at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.
A bride and groom portrait following their wedding at The Spread Eagle, Sawley.
Bride and groom with their son, taken soon after their wedding at their medieval themed wedding in Cumbria.
Groom and his sword at his medieval themed wedding in the Lake District. Wedding photograph taken by Ian Wood Photography of Kendal.
Bride and Groom walk back to the Spread Eagle, Sawley following wedding portraits at nearby Sawley Abbey.
Wedding portraits at Sawley Abbey, following wedding ceremony at The Spread Eagle, Sawley.
Bride and groom portraits at Bartle Hall, Ian Wood Photography from Kendal was the wedding photographer for this Bartle Hall wedding.
Gorgeous colour photograph of a Bride and Groom, taken at their wedding reception at the Low Wood Bay, Windermere and the Langdales in the background.
A colour wedding photograph taken at a wedding reception at Carus Green, Kendal.
A bride and groom portrait from a wonderful Winter wedding at Augil Castle, Cumbria.
Bride and Groom portrait under the Yew tree at The Netherwood by Ian Wood photography.
A bride and groom portrait with moody Lake District skies, looking South down Windermere.
A bride and groom portrait with lovely reflections from Lake Windermere, wedding photograph taken at Langdale Chase.
Wedding photograph of bride and groom walking away from camera, taken at The Swan, Newby Bridge by Ian Wood Photography.
Beautiful photograph of bride and groom following their wedding at Casa Ferrel, a luxury villa on The Algarve in Portugal.
Bride and groom walk towards the camera after a little walk alone by the Lake.
A black and white photograph of wedding guests walking along Bowness promenade returning to wedding venue after a lake cruise.
Bride and groom walking back towards their wedding venue, Carus green, kendal.
Black and white bridal portrait at The Netherwood, Grange-over-Sands.
Close up detail of wedding gown in black and white.
Amazing Cheese Cake.
Fabulous group shot of the Bride and Groom
Wedding guests at Storrs Hall, taking in the view.

A couple in silhouette taken at a December wedding at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal | Wedding photography by Ian Wood photography, Kendal.

Beautiful sunset over the Algarve, photographed from the Luxury Algarve villa, Casa Ferrel.

admin - December 31, 2013 - 11:28 am

Many thanks Shahed!

Shahed - December 31, 2013 - 11:20 am

Some beautiful images here. The session in the hospital really brought tears to my eyes. These really are moments worth cherishing

admin - December 29, 2013 - 8:47 pm

Many thanks Michelle, a very exciting year for you guys :) see you soon!

Michelle croukamp - December 29, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Stunning photos Ian! Looked like there were some very emotional / beautiful weddings! Looking forward to seeing your work over the next 12 months!

admin - December 28, 2013 - 10:08 am

Many thanks for you kind words Rob!

Rob Dunning - December 28, 2013 - 1:56 am

A beautiful collection of images Ian and it looks like a fantastic 2013 you and your clients have had.

The pictures you create are so consistent in style that your future clients can be confident in the type of images they’re going to get from you on their wedding day.

Top work and all the best for 2014!