Cotswolds Wedding Photography

Cotswolds Wedding Photography

The Cotswolds are a large rural area that sprawls across the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. Like the Yorkshire Wolds, the Cotswolds are one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in the UK.

Barn Wedding Photographers | Cotswolds Wedding Photography

Fiona + Clive got married at the beginning of Spring at Cripps Barn, which is a beautiful stone barn in the Cotswolds. Set discreetly down winding country lanes, the location provides the ideal spot to hold your wedding celebration. Fiona + Clive had a humanist ceremony which meant that the whole day flowed very casually, with no real pressure to be on time for the ceremony, Fiona made sure that she arrived fashionably a few minutes late. For me this is one of the real appeals of this venue and also of the types of weddings that I like to photograph; the level of formality is toned down which leaves space for all of the important things that happen between people and families on a wedding day.

The couple stayed at a small village pub within a short drive of Cripps Barn, and when I arrived in the morning Fiona was at the hairdressers and the couples little girl was ready to back to bed, which meant that I spent the first hour or so getting to know guests as they arrived which always makes taking photographs of them a little easier later on once they’ve realised its just all part of the fun and games that make up the day.

The ceremony in the barn is always beautifully lit by a window high up and was accentuated with the emotion that was expressed between the couple and their brothers in a joint speech that they gave. After which a very child friendly reception took place with lots of balloons, bubbles and young people darting and twirling within most corners of my frame.

Here is a small selection of photo’s from Fiona & Clive’s wedding that demonstrate the style of my Wedding Photography.

Alex Abbott is a Leeds based wedding photographer, working across Yorkshire in a documentary, candid and natural style. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.

  1. Mary Fee said:
    Stunning, the black and white shots are stunning!
    May 5, 2017  2:38 pm
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Cripps Barn Wedding Photographer | Yorkshire Wedding Photography

Its not often that I leave Yorkshire for work, as I like to be within commuting distance from home so that I am available to consider more than one wedding per week, particularly during peak periods, and also because I have a Siamese cat that gets in a mood when I leave her for extended periods, which is generally more than a few hours! However there are certain venues that I will consider based upon my desire to shoot there for whatever reason. Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds is one of those locations; a surprisingly easy drive from Leeds where I am based, this beautiful stone barn is set in the quaint english countryside and Im sure that the photo’s  explain better than I can why everyone falls in love with this setting. I am a recommended supplier and have photographed weddings here at different times of the year, please click here to get in touch about your Cripps Barn wedding.

Rachel + Handy got married in September, just as summer was beginning to fade. The weather that day was pretty unremarkable however it remained dry which enabled part of the day to be held outside in the grounds, which is also great for younger guests to explore, under a watchful eye! As the evening drew in this attracted the guests to the large bonfire which kept everyone warm as the autumnal evening set in. I met Rachel and a couple of her friends earlier in the day and spent a couple of hours with them before heading up to the wedding. This period is great not only for getting a few photos of the preparations, but also for familiarising my self with people and them with me, particularly if we haven’t met in person before the day as was the case with these guys.

It was a fairly small wedding with close friends and family in attendance which created a really warm ambience, the day lacked a lot of formality with no official bridesmaids, no real speeches and a long relaxed meal of BBQ’d lamb, lots of wine and a lot of socialising.

Here is a small selection of images from Rachel + Handy’s wedding to demonstrate the style of images that I produce from weddings.

Alex Abbott is a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, please click here to get in touch about your wedding.

Cripp’s Barn Wedding Photography | Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

Amy & Lee held their summer wedding at Cripp’s Barn in the Cotswolds. You might wonder what a Leeds wedding photographer is doing all the way down in the Cotswolds, but for the right wedding I am prepared to break those Yorkshire boundaries in order to get some great wedding photography for a great couple.

I first met Amy and Lee at Lee’s brothers wedding which I photographed also. Having met a lot of the key players on the Grooms side, and with the bride very comfortable with my approach to photographing a wedding, I got straight to work as soon as I arrived in the morning. It had rained heavily the night before and that morning still bore the remnants of a passing hurricane, however as I arrived at the hotel where Amy was getting ready, the sun came through with a vengeance and dried up all of the rain. Despite planning an outdoor ceremony, a decision was made earlier in the day as the rain drizzled on that it should be moved to inside the barn, and despite the sun coming out, this proved to be a great idea as the light that naturally filters into a barn can be great to work with in terms of producing vibrant and strongly lit images, which is the type of contrast I love to  capture and work with in my wedding photography.

The company that own Cripp’s barn run such a tight ship that they have other similar barns throughout the country that are equally as popular as Cripp’s Barn, so where ever you are based there will be a fantastic barn venue close by to host your wedding.

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Alex Abbott in a multi award winning wedding photographer based in Leeds but covering the UK and Europe. Please click here to get in touch about your wedding photography.