wonderful photographers we have the pleasure of working with at cote how

Stunning wedding photogrpahy

How to Choose a Wedding PhotograPher

Choosing a wedding photographer is a very important and personal decision. All wedding photographers have their own style and way of working, and each couple I speak to has their own preferred style too. So please check out lots of options before narrowing down your decision. If possible speak to them or even meet them ahead of making your final decision. 

We have worked with a large range of great and professional photographers who have kindly shared some of their images with us. Please take a look at these photographs which link back to the photographer that took them. You can assess their style and make enquiries with them directly if you would like to use their services for your wedding. 

All of these wedding photographers have worked at Cote How as you can see from their work. They are all professional, hard-working and artistic, and have had great reviews from my clients, and are those I would not hesitate to work with again. If you have a photographer in mind but they are not featured here, then it may be that I have not met them yet! 😉 


There are some handy tips in this blog:

Tiree Dawson

We first met Tiree in 2015 and were so impressed by her gentle nature and swift silent captures. She is based in Windermere and has a love of natural wedding photography, capturing candid detail shots and lovely aspects of nature – especially lovely skies!
She has a very artistic eye and likes to capture very quirky shots in addition to all the fabby reportage and traditional shots!  

Best wedding venue - Wedding Testimonials and reviews from real wedding couples

Kind words from Tiree…

We have a lot of amazing venues in the Lake District, and a lot of incredibly enthusiastic venue owners and managers… and Caroline and Steve at Cote how are most definitely up there with the best of the best! The Cote How team not only always look after their couples and make sure they have everything they need, they also run their business with great passion.

They continually strive to make further improvements every season and they follow and even influence the latest trends – there’s always a sense of energy rather than complacency.

Cote How is their family home and they share it as an idyllic Lakeland wedding and elopement venue. A short amble down the field and you’re on the shores of Rydal Water. A wander through the trees )packed with bluebells in the spring) and up the fell and you have the grandeur of Rydal Caves and open views to the fells up to the north- as well as back down to Rydal.

Caroline & Steve specialise in relaxed, hassle-free micro weddings and elopements, and offer a number of carefully tailored packages. there is a range of options for your ceremony and plenty of places for stunning photos whatever the weather.

Simon Hughes

We first met Simon in 2017 and he has photographed many weddings here since. Based in the North Lakes, Simon is a proper gent, a joy to work with and will put you at ease with having your photos taken.

He shoots and edits in a creative, natural style for fun and romantic images that make the most of the stunning Lake District scenery and will evoke wonderful memories of your time at Cote How for years to come.

You can see more of his work on his website where he has kindly collated the weddings he has shot here at Cote How, so you can see a variety of weddings and styles throughout the seasons.


Jenna Carpenter

If I had to pick a favourite venue in the Lake District it would be Cote How. The combination of the incredible welcome and service Caroline, Steve and their team provide together with the location and style of Cote How makes it my number one. 

The team at Cote How are devoted to providing you with an amazing experience. They go above and beyond to help create your special day. This may be in the form of a small intimate wedding in the Lakeland house or it could be just the two of your saying your vows in the rustic barn before embarking on an adventure! 

I absolutely love photographing weddings at Cote How and love working with couples to create a photography package to capture their plans for their day. This could include a hike to the caves in walking boots, a walk through the peaceful woodlands, dipping your toes in Rydal water, or even just enjoying the beauty of Cote How from the gardens. I look forward to each and every wedding at Cote How. If you are thinking about booking, take a look at some of my past weddings on the links below or get in touch as I’d love to hear from you. 

Couple enjoying the woodland at Cote How a perfect rural wedding venue

Tom McNally

We have had the pleasure of working with Tom on many occasions now and we love his work – He is a great guy, easy going and his pictures speak for themselves. Tom does a lot of large dramatic landscape work and adventure outdoor photography. 
Based in north Cumbria Tom has mainly focused on outdoor photography and has some brilliant work on his website.



A bit about Sophie…
Hey, I’m Sophie. I’m a destination wedding and elopement photographer, story-teller, and absolute cheerleader. Think of me like a bridesmaid that knows everything about weddings (who also takes stunning photos of your day). I’m not just here for the beautiful images. I’m here to help deliver an unforgettable experience that lets you stay present on your day.

Shooting in 6+ countries, with 150 weddings to my belt, and being featured in publications from Hello Magazine, to Belle Bridal, I’m all about capturing movement, fine-art portraits, and real modern moments that you’ll treasure forever.

We first met Sophie in 2021 when she came to Cote How to photograph Sophia and Harry’s romantic elopement. 
She has a wonderfully relaxed style which is a mixture of documentary and fine-art photography. We think her images are fabulous!

Take a peek…

Lake District wedding Photography

Jo Bradbury

We first met Jo on a photoshoot here way back in 2013. Jo was born in Ulverston and lives in Manchester and covers weddings all over the Lake District in her fine art style.
She is a very quiet and mild-mannered lady with a deft touch and a quick eye. She has a dreamy vintage look to her work and loves working in the evening sun, as she uses backlit photography as her style.
take a look at some of her weddings here at Cote How…


We first met Jo in 2020 when she was introduced to us on a photo shoot. 
Jo lives in Ulverston and loves all styles of weddings from tiny to full days. She has a pilots licensee for drone work and will incorporate film and stills into her work.
She also loves a hike, so if you are feeling adventurous on your wedding day remember to book in extra time for that! 

Rachel Joyce

Rachel has lots of weddings here since 2014 and is lovely to work with. She is based in Lancashire and has a unique style which you will see from the samples of her work below.


The Grounds at Cote How - Photo Rachel Joyce

steve hillman

We first met Steve at Laura and Ross’s wedding in June 2021, when in fact Steve very kindly recommended us to Laura and Ross (legend!). This is fairly rare, but we had been in touch with Steve for quite a long time on social media and were dleighted  to eventually get to meet.
 We had a wonderful wedding and Steve was great working with Laura and ross and helping us to smooth the wedding nerves.

Take a peek at their wedding photogpraphs to see how relaxed and laid back there wedding was! Despite a little confetti from heaven! 

Lake Side Wedding Elopement Venue

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