Askham Hall Wedding Photography Penrith Cumbria
Amy and David’s summer wedding at Askham Hall
I always harp on that my approach to wedding photography is centred around the people and that pretty venues and elaborate styling are merely a backdrop to what is a primarily emotional and human day, but when venues are as spectacular as Askham Hall in Penrith, I can’t lie, it makes life easier. I arrived at Askham Hall for Amy and David’s wedding last month on a supremely perfect English summer day. A deep blue sky with cotton wool clouds, and the kind of sunshine which just makes you want to lie on the grass and fall asleep, then live at Askham Hall forever. Of course that wasn’t an option this day as there were slightly more important things to do, and it isn’t my house…
When I went inside, I said wow quite a few times on my way up to meet Amy for the first time (we had skyped but it’s not the same) and this beaming smiling face met me as I entered the room “Hi, I’m Amy…” – I knew she was Amy before she said it, not because I recognised her from skype but because she had that facial expression that only brides on the morning of their wedding day have!
I spent some time with her, her super lovely bridesmaids and brilliant Dad before heading upstairs to say Hello to David and take a few photos of him too. Then we all headed to the church next door for the ceremony, then back up the hill and through the gardens into Askham hall for the rest of the celebrations. Amy and David’s Askham Hall wedding is one of the most relaxed I’ve been to all year and this made it an absolute pleasure to be part of. After dinner and some great speeches in the stunning barn, we headed over to make the most of the sunset with some photos then, completely unexpectedly and spontaneously, Amy and David fed the cows!!
Penrith is a beautiful part of the world and that makes Askham Hall a beautiful wedding venue in a beautiful part of the world. Amy and David and their family and friends are the icing on that cake, and this was an incredible day… Thanks for having me you guys!
If you’re planning your wedding at Askham Hall, I’d love to hear from you so please get in touch!