Jo and Will’s pre-wedding shoot was amazing! Really amazing. Like freaky amazing. This is the story. When I shoot couples, I try and keep things as relaxed and as fun as possible and in order to do this, I have a creative method that I use to evoke natural reactions and spontaneous moments. The method involves playing a few games, specifically designed for photographers, in order to create romantic and emotionally rich moments. In Jo and Will’s case, we played a game called ‘guess the shape’ and basically Will had to stand behind Jo and ‘draw’ a shape on her cheek with his nose and she had to guess what it was. Now, in most cases the groom to be will ‘draw’ a circle, a rectangle and most often, a heart. But not Will. He chose to ‘draw’ a rhombus….yup, you heard me. A rhombus. I’m not even entirely sure what that is. And the best part about this, is that Jo guessed the shape correctly. Uh huh…he drew a rhombus and she guessed a rhombus. The stars are aligned for this couple I think:) Ha Ha, here is the sequence of that ‘event’.
The wedding day…
Jo got ready at her family home and it was a bustling busy morning of makeup and hair and girls getting ready. It was lovely to photograph her at her family home and I even had a little peek in her bedroom that she had whilst growing up. Quite sentimental to be in the room of the little girl that was ‘all grown up’ and about to step into her wedding dress downstairs! Once Joe was ready, we headed off to the Baptist Church in Coxwell street, Cirencester for the ceremony to begin.
“I do’s” at the Cirencester Baptist Church ..
Jo and Will’s marriage ceremony was held at the very old and very lovely Cirencester Baptist Church in Coxwell street. Jo arrived in a gorgeous car leant to her by Fredrik Folkestad and managed to elegantly exit the vehicle whilst Will waited inside the church.
The Swan Hotel Bibury wedding …
Joe and Will’s reception was held at the Swan Hotel in Bibury. Located on the enchanting banks of the River Coln, this former Cotswold coaching inn is the ultimate haven for a an intimate wedding . The weather was glorious and as soon as we arrived the canapes and drinks were served in the formal gardens. I took this opportunity to take Joe and Will off for a their bride and groom portrait shots.
It was an honour to be a part of such a beautiful wedding for two people so clearly made for each other. Thank you Jo and Will for choosing me as your wedding photographer.
INTEGRAL SUPPLIERS FOR THIS LOVELY WEDDING WERE …
- Flowers: Oops a daisy , Cirencester
- Wedding dress: Rosella gowns , Cirencester
- Hair and make up: Sunita’s beauty salon, Swindon
- Church: Cirencester baptist church
- Vicar: Bob Morris
- Worship band leader: Phil Trainer
- Preacher: Sam Alberry
- Cakes made by friends Becs Meteau , Lauren Holman, Harriet Newhouse, sue Stothard, Flo butler, Fiona Botteril, Julie Jones etc
- Car: Fredrik Folkestad
- Reception: The Swan Hotel