Lake District wedding photographer Robin Goodlad

Beautiful, creative documentary wedding and elopement photography, showcasing the landscape of the Lake District 


Hi, I’m Lake District wedding photographer Robin Goodlad. With stunning fells and mountains, and deep calm lakes, the English Lake District is the perfect location for your wedding, especially if the landscape means a lot to you as a couple.   Shooting in a predominantly documentary style, seamlessly combined with beautiful portraits of you as a couple in the Lake District landscape. This is wedding photography for this who love the outdoors and photography but who don’t like posing, photographs with a luxurious yet timelessly elegant feel,  built upon years of experience as a wedding photographer, working all across the UK, as well as within the Lake District of Cumbria. To see a broader selection of my work, please have a good look through my wedding portfolio or have a look at my latest work on Instagram

A wedding Photographer who knows the Lake District in detail

I was raised in Cumbria, and have a base in the beautiful village of Beetham in the South of the Lakes. the Lakes will always be home, and always be a big part of me. My favourite place to be is amongst the Lakeland fells, and to wander around the lakes, tarns and meres, always with a camera in hand! I even keep a flock of Herdwick sheep, the hardy queens of the fells, as a reminder of home. Just like the sheep, I am ‘hefted’ to, or belong in the landscape.  Before becoming a wedding photographer, I worked as a mountaineering instructor and fell walking guide in the Lake District, so I know the place like the back of my hand in all weather, how the sun tracks, how the light falls, and how to best incorporate the landscape in to your wedding photography, and to make the most of whatever the Cumbrian weather might throw our way. As an accomplished landscape photographer in my spare time as well, I will know the most stunning backdrops and locations closest to your Lake District wedding venue, for some epic backgrounds, as well as to give you a little time out on your wedding day together to just soak up the majesty and splendour of the Lakes. With my knowledge and experience I can help you plan how to get the most out of your wedding day in the Lakes. 

For couples who really value the importance of the surroundings and landscape of the Lakes in their photography


Lake District elopements

The Lake District is perfect for elopement and small weddings, with many intimate venues, or even the option to marry out in the fells, or on the shore of a lake. As well as larger weddings I love photographing these smaller more intimate elopement style weddings, please have a look at my pricing page for more information. 



If you choose to get married in the Lake District, including the landscape should perhaps be a big part of it, after all, that is surely one of the reasons you have chosen to get married here in the Lakes. A large part of my photography is all about capturing the two of you in the beauty of the surrounding area, whether up a fell, or wandering round a lake or tarn. This is all captured in a way that is totally natural and authentic to you as a couple, with an observational style. I call these ‘two of you’ photos, rather than portraits.



The third part of the trilogy that ties my coverage together is telling the story of where you are getting married. You chose your venue for a reason, so let’s celebrate it. Let’s put you at the heart of it, and the centre of the images that celebrate your beautiful surroundings.


There is so much more to wedding photography

than the day itself –

It’s about reminding you how it felt,

With photography that tells your story beautifully.




safe hands

Photography is an investment, pone which should be considered carefully. Planning .

I’m incredibly proud to be ranked as one of the top 15 documentary wedding photographers in the world for 2023 by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), Top 2 in England by the WPJA, Top 10 Masters UK and Ireland for 2023 and 2022, to be a Rangefinder 30 Rising Star of Wedding Photography of 2024, and and also to be one of the top  Fearless Wedding Photographers in North West England. You’re in safe hands.

“Robin’s work is incredible, his knowledge of the Lakes is unsurpassed, which is how we got such an incredible sunset moment overlooking the Langdale Pikes, a moment that will stay with us always, and forever remind us of our wedding in the Lakes.”

Sarah and Tom

Wedding venues

There are so many superb locations and wedding venues to get married in the Lake District, such as Lodore Falls in Borrowdale, the Inn on the Lake,  Cragwood, Askham Hall, Lingholm, Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, The Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere, indeed anywhere. All of them have the perfect feel, whether it’s a venue on the shore of one of the lakes with it’s own jetty, perhaps even incorporating one of the Ullswater, Windermere or Derwent steamers and boats, or deep in the mountains and fells. My favourite weddings are those out in the wild, where we can get some incredible portraits and reflections by the lakes of Derwentwater, Windermere, Elterwater, Ullswater or a mountain tarn perhaps, and with backdrops of the iconic mountains of the Langdale Pikes, Scafell Pike, or Helvellyn, the options are endless. In Autumn, the colours in the leaves are simply breathtaking too, which makes the Lake District the perfect place to head with a camera to capture the changing seasons.  

“Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest, always there will be the exhilaration of the summits”

Alfred Wainwright 


get in touch

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