About Lisa

About Lisa Hello and thanks for visiting my website.  I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in the Lake District, mainly photographing weddings in Cheshire, Lancashire and the Lake District, although I am happy to travel further afield and overseas for destination weddings. I’ve photographed weddings all over the UK, Europe and as far flung as Japan and Kenya. I decided I wanted to be a photographer whilst watching Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in the Bridges of Madison County. It was the bit where Clint asked Meryl if he could put his film in her fridge.  That was the exact moment I knew I was meant to be a photographer. I also knew I wanted to photograph people who are in love and tell stories with photographs, and to find those real and honest moments between them.  I can remember the very first wedding I photographed like it was yesterday. I loved every single minute of it, and still do some 250 weddings later.  I can remember what Chris said to Natalie during his speech at their Low Wood Bay wedding in 2007. He told her he knew she was for him when she knocked up a jam sponge and custard during the adverts to Corrie.  It really is what I was meant to do and I put my heart and soul into telling your story. I love the thought that in years to come people will be looking back at the photographs and they will be treasured. Your grandchildren will have a framed photograph of you on the wall. It’s this feeling of nostalgia that inspires me.
My photographs have been published in several magazines such as Conde Nast Bride, Cheshire Bride, Yorkshire Bride, Pure Weddings, Professional Photographer and the British Journal of Photography. I have had lots of front cover issues and real weddings featured. The Editor of Bride Magazine booked me to photograph her wedding last year. Digital Photographer Magazine recently featured me as one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the UK and once again my mum bought a stack of copies! I have photographed Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Page and the Queen. As well as photographs I love cinema, cake, proper coffee and roses and I have crush on Rocky Balboa! I’m married to Rob and we have three dogs. Maddy and Douglas are Old English Sheepdogs and Moses is our baby Great Dane. Have a look at instagram for photos of the lovely trio.
In the spirit of ‘you show me yours and I’ll show you mine’ here’s a short clip from our wedding film so you can see a little bit of our story. We were married at St Oswalds in Grasmere, where Rob’s mum and dad were married a long, long time ago. We had our party in a Papakata Tipi on the edge of Lake Windermere. It was filmed by the incredible Rebecca Reville. Flower Design put their heart and soul into our flowers and my dress was a Claire Pettibone from the White Closet in West Didsbury. I’ve photographed weddings all over the UK, Europe and as far flung as Japan and Kenya.