Cotswolds Wedding Photographer
The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. If not the world. It’s a massively popular tourist destination for anyone in the UK or from afar. As a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer, I find it no surprise why it’s such a popular destination for weddings. Its rich history, beautiful countryside and its countless listed buildings make it a place any couple should consider for their wedding.
The Cotswolds is actually the largest of all of the AONB locations in England and Wales. To any couples who are planning a wedding here, just having the title “an area of outstanding beauty” is pretty amazing for a wedding location. The area is home to some incredible Cotswolds wedding venues and I would find it difficult trying to narrow down a choice for my wedding for sure. One of the great things I love about shooting weddings here is driving through the rolling hills and valleys. What a place to have a camera, what a place to be a photographer. So with the location being so beautiful and your beautiful wedding taking place here, you have a recipe for something special. It’s not surprising that just seeing so much Cotswolds Wedding Photography can make any couple want to have their wedding here.
Cotswolds Wedding Photography Packages
If you’re looking for the right kind of wedding photography package for your wedding in the Cotswolds. This will boil down to several factors. For the most accurate quote, you’ll want to think about the time of year you’re having your wedding. You’ll have to consider having a second photographer needed. In most cases, you won’t need a second photographer though you can always discuss this with your wedding photographer. I don’t charge any additional fees for weddings in the Cotswolds though check with your wedding photographer if there is an additional travel cost. Some photo packages will include items such as wedding albums too. Some couples add on extra coverage on the day before or after the wedding too. Perhaps you’re having a rehearsal dinner and would like your photographer to cover this event. Or the day after your wedding you’re hosting a laid-back get-together that you want to be captured too.
As a wedding photographer, it’s hard to pin down what my favourite thing to photograph at a wedding is. I mean for sure it’s the people and the connections between them as the day passes through stages from bridal preparations to the evening reception and first dance. The getting ready bit has always been interesting for me though. It’s the last time the bride will be waking using her maiden name. It’s the time when the bridesmaids will all be together supporting their friend as she goes through a mixture of emotions. The anticipation and the excitement are great and I love capturing all of it. During Cecile’s wedding morning at her wedding at Barnsley House she had a really relaxed morning and things were really emotional between her and her friends. In their eyes, I was the best Cotswolds wedding photographer for them, though please read on and see more of my work to make your own mind up.
The Cotswolds covers 787 square miles and is mainly spread across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. One of my favourite Cotswold wedding venues is in Oxfordshire, Caswell House. I photographed Viktoria + Jose’s wedding here on a gorgeous Cotswolds day. The area does also go into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire too. These locations are such wonderful places for your wedding guests to come visit too. There is so much for them to do the day before or after your wedding from visiting Sudley Castle, Falconing at Moreton-in-Marsh or taking photos at The Cotswolds Wildlife Park. The place is perfect for weddings in so many ways.
Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies
I’ve mentioned the morning part of a wedding day being one of my favourite times of the day, though the most magical part has to be the wedding ceremony. When It comes to being a photographer one of the key ingredients is light. If it’s the beautiful outdoor light during a summer wedding during an outdoor ceremony or an indoor stone building ceremony just like at Caswell House. The ceremony is what weddings are deeply all about, though some would argue that the party at the end of the wedding breakfast is more important! For me, once I’ve got to know my couples it’s really nice for me to see them exchange vows and make their promises to each other.