I was completely over-the-moon-excited to be asked to be part of an elopement. I adore the busy chaos of wedding so much, and in the middle of the chaos is where I’m most comfortable, there’s so much going on, so much interaction, so many faces, so much to photograph.. I’ve always wanted to be part of an elopement to see the other side. The calm. The two people sloping off and celebrating quietly together. Savouring the quiet of the day and just spending some ridiculously special and sacred time together..
And that brings me back to Hazel and Gary. Who took a few days away, just the two of them, to the blissful peace of the Lake District at Armathwaite Hall near Keswick to say their vows to each other. They got ready together and were so relaxed throughout, no stress whatsoever. So chilled that when it was ceremony time Hazel forgot her bouquet, Gary forgot the rings, they both forgot the music to walk them down the aisle and back up again… but obviously not one speck of all that really mattered.
This day was all about them..
I chose the seven photographs I did for Hazel and Gary's Lake District elopement because I wanted to show how beautiful the setting was where they said 'I do', the love between them and the calmness and stillness of their day together.. I adored being part of this day.