Beth & Steve’s Pre Wedding Photo Shoot at Stone Barn near Burford & St. Mary’s Church in Chipping Norton

We originally met Beth and Steve at a wedding that we photographed last year. Steve was an Usher at Lara and Martin’s wedding at the Charlecote pheasant hotel near Stratford upon Avon. The ushers at that wedding were really well organised and pro active so I was delighted when Steve contacted me to say that he and Beth were getting married this year and wanted to book me to do their wedding photography. They get married in a few weeks time in the Cotswolds and today was the day that we met up to discuss their wedding photographs in detail, to view the locations and to have a fun photo shoot session to get them used to being the main attractions in-front of the camera … ย As you can see Beth took the photo shoot very seriously ๐Ÿ˜€

Here goes with a small selection of the photos I took today, I think they’ll love the images ๐Ÿ™‚

Stone Barn (above) near to Burford in the Cotswolds is a new location for us and so I wanted to visit it to see what it is like and to plan my photographs. I was surprised and delighted at how lovely the location turned out to be. I can see why they chose it. There are so many opportunities to get great shots, especially if you are a lover of the countryside and interesting rustic buildings.

We also spent a good hour or so inside the lovely St Mary’s church in Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. The church is lovely inside and out and we’ve planned that I’ll have a little bit of a surprise up my sleeve when it comes to a congregation group shot after the marriage service!

I’ll be posting a sample of my wedding photos of Beth and Steve’s actual wedding day on this blog later on in August. I’m sure that it will be a great day. They are a lovely couple; very photogenic and very relaxed in front of the camera. Gary will be second-shooting for me ย and we are looking forward to capturing the story of their day with a nice mixture of formal and relaxed informal shots at both venues. Watch this space!!