About Me - Darren Athersmith

Hi, I'm Darren and I’ve lived in the Southern end of the English Lake District all of my life.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the area, my photographic interest started with landscape photography where I practised the craft as often as I could. Dawn and dusk were my favourite times to capture beautiful images and many of them were right on my doorstep.

Needless to say my interest grew into portraiture, in particular ‘lifestyle portraiture’ where I would capture the character of the subject in the natural environment with local Bluebell woods being an early favourite. From this, the inevitable request to photograph a wedding arrived and although apprehensive at first I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, the delight in the couple’s face when they first viewed the images made me want to continue down that path. I take great pride in the images I produce and strive to supply only the best quality products to my clients in my role as a Lake District Wedding Photographer.


My passion for photography continues now, specialising in weddings and portraits but I also undertake many personal projects that satisfy my desire to be out with my camera. I still enjoy landscape photography and my long held passion for motorsports has attracted the attention of my camera recently. This is an area I would like to move into with commissions but I appreciate how difficult an arena it is to enter.

I occasionally collaborate with models to build their portfolios, which is great as it allows me the opportunity to practice new techniques that can then be utilised at weddings. If you are a model or aspire to be one and would like some images producing then get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

My approach at weddings is to capture natural candid moments to create a set of fresh and stylish images in both colour and black and white. Assisted on the day by my wife Lesley we work as a team to capture those special moments for your album. Following the wedding, all images are individually processed to ensure the best end result and I use top quality wedding albums to present the record of your day.
Based in the small village of Ireleth, I operate mainly in Cumbria and the Lake District but I am available throughout the UK if travel expenses are covered. You will find examples of my work on the pages of this site and if you would like to discuss your requirements for either a wedding or portrait session then please get in touch through the contact page.

Thank you for visiting the home of my photography, please take your time to browse the site and see samples of my work. I undertake weddings, lifestyle portraits, model portfolio building, sports and events, samples of which can be found under the Portfolio menu. Under Galleries you will find photographs available to purchase from events I have attended but commissioned work is held in the private client area where a password is required.If you would like to commission me then please get in touch via the Contact page and we can discuss your requirements. This maybe a wedding, lifestyle photoshoot of your children and family, sporting event or other commercial work.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and please feel free to leave a comment.


Darren.


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