Wedding photographer charged by National Trust fees for shooting on its land

Imagine this; you’ve just had your dream wedding, you hired a photographer who took your photos in a stunning location, you’ve already paid thousands of pounds to them – and then you find out they’ve been landed with extra fees, for shooting on National Trust land. It’s enough to wind anyone up the wrong way, especially when the National Trust is a multi-million-pound business and much of its land was once publicly owned.

Beth Faulder is a 27-year-old wedding photographer from Cockermouth, England, with 11 years of experience in the industry, but last week she found out that you had to pay to shoot on National Trust land. By that I don’t mean, you have to pay to access National Trust houses or gardens, but if you want to shoot at Kynance Cove in Cornwall or Ennerdale Water in the Lake District, you would have to pre-book and pay a licensing fees.

Tags: ,