Smallest, Tallest, Deepest!
13/03/12This last weekend I undertook the pictures for Adam and Jo's wedding at St Olaf's church, Cumbria. It is the smallest church in England in a truly unique location. Many use that word 'unique' but not in the right context. It means a 'one off', 'one on its own', 'the only one', yet too many people bandy the word around and demean its true value. St Olaf's is one on its own though. Holding just 49 people, it is not only small but a pleasing and wonderful venue to hold a service to celebrate a marriage. Being at the foot of Englands highest point and by its deepest water, also enhances its 'star' status.
I am lucky enough to have been asked to work here on several occassions now and each time the day has a magical quality about it. Saturday was no different and I send my congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Naylor as they embark upon their lifes journey.
If you ever get the chance to drop into the church you wont be disappointed. Infact you'll be hard pressed to actually 'see it' even when right on its doorstep and many is the time people say to me, 'can you tell me where the church is please?' as it is so small, hidden by the evergreens that surround it.
If you like photography you'll also realise just how difficult it can be to obtain high quality images in there too. Having a light all of its own and no flash mean that its a great challenge but one I relish.
Next time your around Wast Water pop over to the head of the valley and take a peak. Its signposted from the Wasdale Head Inn (always a good excuse!) and I promise you wont be disappointed!