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.

Leanne + Josh’s Cripp’s Barn Wedding Photography

Leanne + Josh Got married at Cripp’s Barn in the Cotswolds. The couple are from Yorkshire, however visited the barn when they were passing one weekend and fell in love with it and so they and their guests all made the trip down south one July weekend. I can understand the enthusiasm for the venue, as it’s one of the few venue’s outside of Yorkshire that I will consider for travelling to work for, and as you can see from all of the photo’s that Ive taken there, its definitely more than worth the trip! One of the standout things about weddings at Cripp’s Barn and its other venue’s across the country, is the ambience that the staff create which always ensures that everyone has a very relaxed and enjoyable day.

I started the day at a nearby hotel where the couple and their friends and family were all staying, so I was able to spend time with both groups as the preparations got underway. After a couple of hours I went up to the barn to meet up with the arriving guests before the ceremony. It was difficult to reduce the number of photo’s Ive chosen for this blog post as everywhere I looked there seemed to be an expression of emotion and this always makes great subject matter when I’m looking for photographs. On top of that the venue is bathed in great light and beautiful compositional elements and so in that respect I had a great time photographing this wedding!

The couple sent me this message when they got their photo’s back:

“Thanks so much! Absolutely love them all they are amazing! You’ve captured some funny, natural and beautiful moments! Can’t thank you enough for these.”

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Rachel + Leigh’s Cripps Barn Wedding Photography | Barn Wedding Photographer Yorkshire

Rachel + Leigh got married at Cripp’s Barn in the Cotswolds, where I am recommended as a supplier across all their venues. The company now has venues across the UK, with each setting providing its own slice of Cripp’s unique and laid back style of putting on a party for you and your guests to celebrate your marriage in style.

As with most wedding days, I spent a couple of hours with Rachel, her bridesmaids and her parents in the morning before heading over to the venue to meet up with Leigh and the arriving guests. There were a lot of children at this wedding and most of them at a toddling age, which gave me no end of photo opportunities. At weddings like this I some times have to remind my self of the task at hand as I find that the curiosity of kids all ways leads me to great pictures.

The couple chose to lay the barn out slightly differently to when I have covered weddings here before, and they chose to have it so that a shaft of daylight illuminated them from an open doorway, which was also a blessing as by this point in the year, we were heading into the heat of summer.

After an emotional ceremony and a leisurely reception, the wedding party feasted on the Cripp’s BBQ sharing plates and afterwards revealed a string of hilarious stories and adventures that the newly weds had shared on their journey together before the evening drew in and the flicker of candle light was accompanied by the flashing of disco lights and the swaying of the dancing people.

I received this message from the couple when I sent them their photo’s:

“….. we have looked through the photo’s while we are away and we are so happy with the outcome. The photos are lovely and really capture the day amazingly. Thank you so much.”

Alex Abbott is a Leeds based Wedding Photographer, please click here to send Alex a message about your wedding day.


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

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 Cotswolds

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.