Wedding Photographer Derbyshire
Moving out of the city centre into the edge of the Peak District was one of the best decisions I ever made. As a wedding photographer being near the amazing Derbyshire Dales and the wonderful Peaks and waters of the Peak District is one of the most incredible places to be.
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I love nothing more than an adventurous couple who want to embrace the wildness of getting married outdoors or even have a romantic couples shoot outside after they’ve had their civil ceremony. I love nothing more than putting on a pair of walking boots and hiking up a mountain or finding a waterfall and getting the most amazing, romantic photographs with stunning, dramatic scenery as a backdrop.
One of my most memorable elopement weddings in the Peak District was with Naomi and Ollie. They had their civil Ceremony at Manchester Registry Office and then decided to say their own personal vows to each other on top of a hill in the Peak District.
It was just the two of them saying extremely heartfelt and sentimental words to each other on a windy hill with a bright blue sky and no one but the sheep for company. I think since Covid came into our lives couples have rethought the way they want to get married and maybe changed their minds from having big, lavish expensive ceremonies and decided instead to have more intimate micro weddings.
As a wedding photographer who loves the outdoors this is a movement that I embrace fully. I will always love large weddings but small micro weddings have my heart. As a photographer capturing intimate moments of love between couples on their wedding day is what really makes my heart sing. In Derbyshire there are so many amazing places to get married.
One of my favourite venues to photograph a wedding in Derbyshire is the West Mill. This is in impressive wedding venue, the fact it keeps so many of its original features is what makes it so special. I photographed the wedding of Steph and Carrick here and fell completely in love with the charm and industrial feel of this amazing venue. The exposed brick walls and the amazing Autumnal colours made this one of my favourite ever weddings to photograph.
I think the history of the West Mill in Derbyshire and the actual ceremony room in which the couple get married really stand out to me as one of the outstanding places to be able to create wonderful images as a wedding photographer. Steph and Carrick really embraced the creative side of their wedding photography and incorporated so many fun elements into the day.
They had smoke flares for themselves and their bridal party in two different sets of colours. These were such fun to work with and made their wedding photographs stand out and look really fun and creative. They then had confetti and confetti cannons which looked incredible and added a dynamic element to their photographs. I can honestly say it was one of the best weddings I have ever had the pleasure to photograph in my career as a wedding photographer.
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The industrial side of Derbyshire really resonates with me, I have always loved photo shoots in industrial areas. I love the softness and romance of a wedding paired with the harder industrial backdrop.
All the mills around the Derbyshire area are full of character and a wonderful place to get married if you are looking for somewhere different and creative where your wedding photography can look different and contemporary but with elements of tradition and nods to our history.
England has such a rich tapestry or history and when a couple incorporates this into the wedding venue they have chosen it makes me so happy to have the privilege to photograph their wedding.
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From the hills and valleys of the Peak District to the Industrial Mills, Derbyshire has something to offer everyone. I don’t think I would ever get bored photography weddings in Derbyshire. It offers something completely different to the traditional country gardens and manor houses of Cheshire and the urban city feel of Manchester city centre.
The Peak District really lends itself to elopement weddings and couples who have that adventurous spirit and want to get married with the wind in their hair and the earth beneath their feet should consider getting married with just themselves, the celebrant and a witness or two.
A wedding coordinator is always a good idea when it comes to planning an elopement wedding, they will know the area and will be able to help you source all the suppliers you may need to help your adventurous dream of an elopement wedding become a reality. I will help with finding the best location to shoot your amazing couple portraits and help you create some amazing wedding photographs that you will treasure forever.
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