October 14, 2014

Kirsty and Leo at Cripps Barn

It’s a pleasure to be asked to shoot any wedding – but when someone asks you to cross the water and shoot their day in their home country it feels even more special (its shouldn’t, but it does). This was the second time I’d been asked to visit England for a wedding but funnily enough I was back to shoot in the same venue and I honestly couldn’t have been happier. I first shot a wedding in Cripps Barn over two years ago and it blew me away. The setting is spectacular and even the drive there is a sight to behold. Nestled deep into the Cotswolds countryside you wind your way through picturesque old English villages with gorgeous rolling hills at every turn. Kirsty, our gorgeous bride, was getting ready in the breathtaking Barnsley House which is just a few miles away from Cripps Barn. She was getting ready in the the secret garden suite which  literally was a suite that you hand to go through the garden to find! Utterly stunning. I was welcomed by a great big smile and a hug and you could see in Kirsty’s eyes just how excited she was to be getting married. Leo was at Cripps Barn with his friends just helping with a few last minute preparations where everyone had a job and all those days of watching Blue Peter were finally paying off as “craft corner” was running like clockwork. This was a day that was all about friends and family. It’s not hard to see what Kirsty and Leo mean to their family and friends – everyone gives them great big hugs, will happily shed a tear of joy at seeing them in such a happy place and say I love you with ease. During the later part of the afternoon when I was taking shots of Kirsty and Leo alone, all they wanted to know was that I would be sure to take shots of them with their grandparents. It’s all that mattered to them – and that I think sums up Kirsty and Leo, they care about others more than themselves and all they wanted to be sure of was that people were having a great day and were being looked after – me included. This was a day of big laughs, big hugs, and lots of love between of family and friends. Massive thanks to Kirsty and Leo for trusting me to come over to the UK to capture their day. 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