Cripps Barn Wedding – Pre Shoot

Craig and Andy

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I met Craig and Andy at the end of 2013 to arrange my first civil partnership wedding. The spring-time date is fast approaching and at one of my favourite venues, Cripps Barn near Cirencester. Sister or Big Brother to my favourite venue of last year, Cripps Stone Barn, owned by the same people, both venues provide  great backgrounds for beautiful photographs.

So before the big day it was time to meet the couple again and allow them to get used to me and the camera, discuss ideas for the day and to get a feel for their personalities. With the sun out it was time to head out to a great spot in Cheltenham, Cleeve Hill. They had brought their little family member Sookie, a cute little Pug,  so with a nice relaxed walk across the hill snapping some fun , natural and romantic shots we stopped at a fantastic viewpoint. This spot showcases the notorious Steeplechase racecourse, I love this spot as it has a great bench with a beautiful tree that leans into the hill and it makes a great couple photograph,  the outward view of them looking forward to their future together.


Kind thanks to Sarah for supplying the wooden ampersand, check out her amazing wedding prints and accessories available at