The Concept

I recently attended a winter wedding styled shoot hosted by Aspire Photography Training in the beautiful Lake District.

I set off at 6am on a cold and dark Nottingham morning. I could see the thermometer on the car steadily dropping as I drove further and further North. I couldn’t believe that the temperature had dropped down to a spine shivering -2°C by the time I had reached the Lake District. However, the breathtaking scenery easily made up for it. I felt like stopping the car every other mile to take a photo of the stunning views. But I was also excited by what Aspire had waiting for me, so I carried on driving.

The Location

The shoot took place on the wonderful Graythwaite Estate  in Ulverston. The grounds were completely covered in a beautiful fine white frost which added a certain magic to our winter themed shoot. The sunlight was soft and warm as it glistened over the frozen hedges.

We decided to waste no time and got our gear ready and started to shoot before the frost had melted away. The model brides were extremely brave to bare themselves in such temperatures as we were all wrapped in warm coats, hats and scarves!

The Shoot

Parts of the shoot took place outdoors in different locations around the estate and for some parts we went inside, not only to warm up, but also to photograph the wonderfully styled tables that Catherine Connor had laid out for us.

I also took some more candid photos of the other attendees at work on my iPhone which I posted to my Facebook page.

Many thanks to Aspire, Catherine Connor and Jenny Heyworth for providing all the inspiration on the day.



The Credits:

// Styling by Catherine Connor at White Feather & Co // Flowers by Made in Flowers in Kendal // Make Up by Lucy Pearson // The wedding dress provided by The White Closet Manchester // Wedding dress designer Jesús Peiró // Calligraphy by Claire Gould of Calligraphy for Weddings // Photography by Twig & Vine Photography //

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  1. You have captured the scene and theme beautifully. So inspired the images are beyond amazing, thank you Catherine Connor


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