Welcome to Cotswold Pictures Wedding Photography
I’m Noel Hibbert and I live in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I am a wedding photographer with over 20 years experience and 8 years’ capturing couples’ big days, covering all of the UK but with a focus on the heart of the Cotswolds. I specialise in a very stylised and relaxed form of documentary and reportage wedding photography – my style has a vintage theme with soft colour tones, but soft tones does not mean I lose those colourful shots, and they’ll be a mixture of black and white images too. I don’t do part days or hourly rates as I think it’s important to tell the complete story of your day – for it to be documented as it unfolds, from beginning to end. You’ll be left with visual documentation of a day that you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives together. Cont>
My approach is to be non intrusive. I’ll capture the personalities of you and your partner, and the day you’ve invested heavily in planning. In the flurry of your wedding day there are things you’ll miss or forget – my job is to ensure you have the images that will allow you to reflect on and remember your day for years to come.
I do my best to blend in with you and your guests, so that I can capture moments as they happen throughout the day: some will be imbued with emotion, some humorous, others will be a visual memento of the work that went into creating the day (the details). I don’t boss people around or interfere with your day, however I can offer a little guidance if needed. I avoid unnatural poses as I want to capture the real emotion of the day for you and never want you to feel uncomfortable in front of the camera.
The group shots can be considered arduous, but I believe they’re important shots to get – your grandma will thank you! However, I always endeavour to get them done as efficiently as possible. It’s important that you can enjoy more time with your family and friends – I won’t take you off for hours on end. I appreciate it’s my job but I never want to turn your day in to a photography fest – it’s a time to enjoy the company of your family, friends and maybe a few glasses of bubbles! Similarly, I’m also conscientious about my use of imposing lights – I would always rather find light than add artificial light. No one wants to see a distracting flashgun going off all day. The only time I opt for the flashgun is if the lighting conditions make it a necessity, so it’s mainly saved for the dance floor antics.
What you’ll receive at the end is all of the processed/edited high resolution images, delivered to you on a USB drive for you to use as you wish. There’s no limit to the amount of photographs you will receive, although I do promise a minimum of 300 images. As long as a photo forms a part of your wedding story, it will appear in your collection. All of these images will be uploaded online to a password protected gallery for you to view and share. You can also order a range of different products through the website if you wish to – small prints to large canvases – all of which are produced by one of the UK’s leading processing labs, delivered directly to your address. Finally, all of images are resized specifically for online use, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and maybe your own wedding website.
Too see the most recent weddings, view my Wedding Galleries. For more information, or if you would like to speak to me in person then please contact me via my Contact page as I would love to find out more about your big day. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Online Galleries can be password protected for you, your family and friends, allowing them to see your photographs after your big day. This is ideal if people have travelled far and wide to attend your wedding or if people were unable to attend. The galleries also offer the opportunity to purchase any prints that your guests may like. To see examples visit the galleries here
Pre wedding /engagement shoots are offered at an additional cost of £350 if booked with a wedding package. To see images from these shoots click here
*Please note, due to the nature of the business, all pre-wedding shoots will need to be taken mid week, unless weekend dates are available.
Message in a bottle… with love.
Your images are saved on to a USB drive for you to enjoy, share and treasure.