Chris Freer Photography Logo

Lake District wedding photographer

natural, fun, relaxed and unobtrusive style to photographing weddings that will tell the story of your day

Lake District wedding photographer

I'm Chris, a professional Lake District wedding photographer based in the beautiful market town of Cockermouth. With over 18 years experience, I offer a natural, fun, relaxed and unobtrusive style to photographing weddings.

I provide high quality wedding photography services with unique local knowledge throughout Cumbria and the Lake District.

I want to tell the story of your day, the real stuff that happens. The emotions, the fun, the quirks and craziness of you and your guests, the unplanned, unscripted parts I know you’ll look back on and love! I want the real connection between you two to shine through with fun, relaxed photography and not turn you into posed mannequins.

I have gained a wealth of experience over more than 19 years’ as a professional Lake District photographer. I have covered over 1350 weddings in all the varied, and sometimes exciting weather that the region has to offer. I truly love what I do and thrive on building upon the strong reputation of my photography business. As a focused and creative image maker I always strive to offer you a level of service that far exceeds your expectations with all of my wedding packages.

My natural, fun, relaxed and unobtrusive style to photography is well received and has aided me in continuing to build my excellent reputation as one of the top wedding photographers in the Lake District. But don't take my word for it, have a look on my Google review page to read what my past clients have thought about the way I work and the photographs I have captured for them. I'm also incredibly fortunate to be recommended by some of the best wedding venues in the Lake District.

Whenever the weather and time will allow, capturing some dramatic wedding photographs with the landscape scenery is something I love. With my local knowledge, I can often suggest a suitable location that we can travel to or alternatively if you have a special place in mind then we can always look at the logistics of your special day to facilitate a visit to some of Cumbria’s finest views.

Read More About My Wedding Photography Services....


Chris Freer Photography

Wedding Photography Details


Choosing a professional photographer to capture the images of one of the most memorable days of your life is one of the more important wedding decisions you will make.

It’s an honour for me to be involved and my aim is to make your day and your memories as special as they can be by providing you with an unobtrusive and professional photography service.

It's important for me to tell story of your special day, the unplanned, unscripted, the quirks and craziness, the emotions.... the real story of your day. 

I’ve spent 18 years of my professional life honing my skills and developing techniques to ensure the experience of having your photographs taken is, all being well, good fun!

As for being photogenic, everybody is, in their own unique and beautiful way. We just tend to look at ourselves, be way over critical, and somehow believe we are not. I’m on your side and will be doing my upmost to ensure you have a great day.

more info on my photography services...

Wedding Packages & Prices

Costs for an reputable, experienced, professional wedding photographer in the Lake District will range from £1300 to £2000 for a Digital Package, there is a range of albums the differant photographers may offer and these can really vary in cost.


I have tried to be as competitive as possible with my pricing, I’m always open to how much I charge and I’ve no doubt there will be some who are offering cheaper packages.

 What they may not be able to offer you is my calming and relaxing approach to taking your wedding photographs, my 18 years of experience, excellent reputation and a desire to supply you with the best wedding images I can every time.

 Everybody has a cost or wedding budget in mind but investing in the best wedding photographer in the Lake District that you can afford will not be something you will regret.

 View my wedding packages and prices..


Wedding photography packages and prices

Lake District elopement wedding photography

Elopement Wedding Photography


A secret wedding, often known as an elopement wedding, have become increasingly popular here in the Lake District.

Maybe it’s the romantic idea of running away to be married or taking that chance to escape pressures from others about your special day, or perhaps it’s simply to keep the costs down. Whatever the reasons, I am being asked to provide professional Elopement wedding photography at these small, intimate ceremonies more and more frequently - and I love them!

One of the huge advantages available to me from a photography point of view is the time I’m able to spend with the ‘two of you’ in creating some fantastic wedding portraits.

Almost all my elopement clients take the opportunity to travel with me, after their ceremony, into the more scenic areas of the Lake District where we can capture some of my signature landscape wedding photographs.


More Information about my Elopement Package...


About Me - Chris Freer

My name is Chris Freer and I live with my wife Rachel, our two young children and our Trail Hound called Jazz, in the Lake District town of Cockermouth. Since I got my first SLR camera at the age of 13 – and persuaded my parents to buy me countless rolls of film – I have been passionate about taking pictures.

My early working years taught me a lot about attention to detail and professionalism. These skills are important to me and my business and I will always try to apply them to whatever I do.

I’ve trained with some world-class photographers, including Chris Chambers, the internationally-renowned Edmond Terakopian, Brett Harkness, a truly brilliant and highly-acclaimed wedding photographer, Jeff Ascough, a Canon ambassador and also some Sony's Imagining Ambassadors including the multi-award-winning photographer, Terry Donnelly.

I have achieved my MPA Diploma and I’m also a registered member of the Guild of Photographers, a highly respected professional organisation in the UK.

Read more about me....


Lake District wedding photographer Chris Freer

Wedding Highlights Film

Lodore Falls Hotel wedding

Wedding Highlights Film

For a little while now I’ve been creating reels for social media while shooting weddings, and this means I’ve been capturing video clips throughout the wedding day to help create these.

I’m now taking this a stage further and offering an additional service, a wedding highlights Film. This film and service is not a replacement for a dedicated wedding videographer/ film maker who would be able to focus solely on filming the details of your whole day. This is for those who would like a short, snappy wedding highlight film creating from their special day.

My primary focus will always be photography but with this additional service I’ll be filming short clips throughout the day at my discretion and then using professional editing software to create a short wedding highlights film set to licensed music.

Drone Wedding Photography

Drone wedding photography

Wedding Drone Photography in the Lake District

I'm also a registered CAA drone pilot and also fully insured for commercial use, so utilising the latest DJI drone technology, If the conditions and situation is suitable, we can launch the drone and capture some additional, dramatic and very unique aerial wedding photographs.

Where and when possible, I will arrive early to capture some venue shots with the drone to show it in the amazing landscape environment that the Lake District offers. It’ll also give me the opportunity to film some footage to be able to use in any reels or your highlight video should you choose to add that service to your photography.

It’ll defiantly be an additional wow element to your Lake District wedding photographs with a very unique view point.

My Style Of Photography

Lodore Falls Jetty

My Style of Wedding Photography

Naturally Posed, Relaxed, Fun, Enjoyable, just about sums up my wedding photography style.

 My style of wedding photography is simple. A minimal amount of naturally-posed images, done in such a way that your personalities shine through and you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, then plenty of shots in a candid documentary style.

I want to tell the story of your day; the real stuff that happens. The emotions, the laughter, the fun, quirks and craziness of you and your guests, the unplanned, unscripted parts I know you’ll look back on and love! 

I want the real connection between the two of you to shine through with fun, relaxed photography, and not turn you into posed mannequins with stuffy, formal shots.

Check If I'm Available On Your Wedding Day

Be Social And Say Hello


Chris Freer Photography
The Parklands
CA13 0XJ

01900 827243
07811 049866


Google 5 star Reviews for Chris Freer Photography