Jules and MaryBeth had asked me to meet them at 10:00am at the Kirkstile Inn near Cockermouth for their Pre Wedding photographs. I calculated it would be about a two hour drive so I was dreading an early morning rise and drive on a Monday morning. I am not good at early mornings but am OK with late nights. It is 2:20am on a Saturday morning as I write this but I am likely to be fast asleep at 9:00am! Anyway I set off at 8:00am on a beautiful sunny morning and despite it being in the middle of the tourist season for Cumbria I arrived 1hour 15 minutes later giving me time for a black coffee in the Inn before Jules and MaryBeth arrived. I hadn’t spent much time around this part of The Lake District before so needed some time to scout out some backdrops anyway. What a stunning place and both Jules and MaryBeth had grown up through their childhood nearby. Jules met MaryBeth at a School Dance when she was only 14 years of age and after a long friendship love had blossomed. The Wedding is planned for December and we are all hoping there will be a fresh covering of snow on the ground. I went a little crazy with the Pre Wedding photographs having taken some 250 of which I managed to get down to 230 and then I was stuck. I guess Jules and MaryBeth will have to meet the challenge of which one to pick for their Signature Board!
I really enjoy pre wedding photographs because it is so relaxed, giving plenty of time to get to know the couple before the big day. We had a great time together and I hope that shows through in the photographs below.