My name is Tom McNally, I live in an old farmhouse with my wife Louise and our son Ted, on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park.
I have always been passionate about taking pictures, particularly using images to tell stories. My educational background is in documentary photography and I graduated with an honours degree in Contemporary Photographic Practice.
I started shooting weddings in 2013, utilising an unobtrusive, documentary based style. Adopting a subtle approach means I can contribute to the wedding couple and guests enjoying the day as it should be, a celebration with friends and family rather than a photo shoot. My ability to put people at ease is often one of the first things my clients comment on.
While I really enjoy working at new venues elsewhere in the UK and destination weddings abroad, The Lake District is an important place for me and there is nowhere else I would rather call home. Having spent a number of years as a landscape photographer exploring the fells and valleys of this unique environment, I really enjoy using this knowledge to create striking pictures that fuse both genres.
The vast majority of my bookings come from personal recommendations. I place a strict limit on the number of weddings I shoot every year as experience has taught me that this is the most effective way to deliver the very highest quality work.
I love the landscape of the Lake District and spending time with my family, but still enjoy travelling and photographing the world’s remote places very much. With what little time is left I volunteer as a member of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.
If you have any questions at all I would be happy to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form below.