GETTING MARRIED IN THE COTSWOLDS?
LOOKING FOR A COTSWOLD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER..
Who captures all the chaos and good times?
If you’re looking for a docu-style snapper who shoots true documentary imagery for weddings in and around the beautiful Cotswolds, then you, my friend, have come to the right place.
A Gloucestershire boy at heart, I am very lucky to live within the glorious Cotswolds. Famous around the world for being one of the most picturesque parts of the UK, it is perhaps the most quintessentially “English” place you could possibly hope to get married in.
THE LARGEST AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY
Honey-hued stone cottages, rolling green hills and villages so pretty they look like they’ve been created by a set designer, the Cotswolds are just the definition of rural charm and it’s little wonder that they’ve been dubbed the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. The churches are particularly lovely, with the oldest ones dating back to the 11th or 12th centuries.
An awful lot of people you’ll have heard of have said their “I dos” in the Cotswolds. Lily Allen, Kate Moss, Alex James (of Blur fame), Liz Hurley and rock offspring Jade Jagger have all walked down the aisle in England’s greenest and most pleasant of lands. You could say this neck of the woods was something of a stardust magnet.
But even if you don’t care about celebs, the Cotswolds boast some of the weirdest and most wonderful traditions you can imagine. “Wassailing”, for example, is the ancient art of singing (and drinking) to cider trees to “awaken them”, supposedly to ensure a good harvest in the new year (now THERE’S a decent excuse to get drunk). This happens all over the Cotswolds, unlike the better-known tradition of cheese rolling which happens only on Cooper’s Hill in Brockworth. This somewhat perilous annual event sees challengers from far and wide tumble with enthusiastic abandon down the near-vertical Cooper’s Hill in an effort to catch a rolling 9lb wheel of Double Gloucester cheese.
Still need convincing? In September every year, the little town of Newent hosts its much revered Onion Eating Competition, in which onions are typically gobbled up like apples in under two minutes. Yum.
Based in the glorious Cotswolds
A recommended supplier at a whole load of local venues
A proper photojournalistic snapper
Into taking “real” photos of real people
A believer in natural and unposed images
Seriously good fun to have around
I am not…
Going to make you pose or pull silly faces
The type to try and stage a great shot
Going to miss a thing at your wedding (or turn up with onion breath)
If you’re looking for a Cotswold wedding photographer (or anywhere else for that matter) and you feel that my style doth butter your parsnips, please do check my availability and request an eBrochure.
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Schedule a free discovery call with me, where we can chat about you and your plans, by booking a slot via my online diary, or simply complete the above form and I’ll be in touch. If I’m already booked on your date, I’ll happily make some recommendations. I do receive a shed load of enquiries per year, so if you think my documentary style would be a good fit for your big day, please get in touch pronto.
NATURAL STORYTELLING IMAGES
“Hands down the best decision we made about the wedding was asking you to be our photographer.”
Jess & Erjan
Even if getting married either side of a bit of cheese rolling isn’t for you, the Cotswolds are home to some of the most spectacular wedding venues in the country. Cripps Barn in Cirencester is a magnificently rustic and romantic choice that’s perfect for big weddings, while Barnsley House (with its own cinema!) is a cracking choice for a small, intimate affair.
So if you’re looking for a Cotswold wedding photographer please do check my availability and request an eBrochure.
I limit my diary to around 30 weddings per year, so don’t drag your feet- hit me up using the buttons below.
A FEW COTSWOLD WEDDING VENUES I’VE SHOT..
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(the proof is in the pudding)
“OMG! What can we say? We are so, so happy you photographed our wedding. We would choose you a million times over!”
Emma & Isaac
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*whispers* WEDDINGS SHOULD BE FUN.
If you think so too, then saddle up! You’ve come to the right place.