“Wow, the pictures look great! Thank you for making the day so easy for us - it really didn't feel like we had a photographer there - you were like a photography ninja!”

I love Lake District weddings!

I'm married to Shelagh and moved to the Lake District around 15 years ago so our three children could grow up in this special place. We love everything about this wonderful county and all the opportunities it offers for fell walking, scrambling, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, camping... and photography, of course!

I've loved photography since my teens and come from a large family - I have two brothers, two sisters and 17 nephews and nieces - so it's no surprise that I ended up as a wedding and family photographer!

I especially love laid back, relaxed, Lake District weddings at the many stunning venues we have here. Weddings are such special occasions and so much fun to photograph - I've been told it's obvious how much I enjoy photographing weddings - so I'd love to photograph your wedding too!

I cover the whole of the Lake District and Cumbria without any extra charges, including Ambleside, Bowness, Cockermouth, Kendal, Keswick, Newby Bridge, Penrith and Windermere. I'm also available nationwide and just ask for reasonable travel expenses in addition to my normal fees.​

Lake District wedding photographer

Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019

Based on positive reviews from the many wonderful couples he has worked with, Simon Hughes Photography won a Gold Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge of Excellence!


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Society of Wedding & Portrait Photograpers

SWPP members follow a strict Code of Ethics that is rigidly enforced to ensure the consumer is not only hiring a talented photographer, but also one with impeccable business practices.

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“Simon was the most amazing guy/photographer we could have chosen. His professional and easy manner with our guests made our day ever more special”