Saturday, 12 January 2013

David and Santana - Oxford Registry Office, Oxfordshire. December 2012

David and Santana married at Oxford Registry Office in a small and intimate ceremony, with just 12 of their nearest and dearest.   

Santana looked stunning in her lace dress, complimenting David's smartness perfectly.  The whole time I was with them they were just all smiles and sweet looks towards one another, you could really feel them bouncing off one another!  

They had a meal at The Living Room, Oxford Castle complex, which meant we were able to get some photographs around the castle complex... this made such a nice background for both their group shots and bride and groom portraits.  

I enjoyed my time with these two immensely and wish them all the best for their future.

Luke and Viv - Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, Gloucestershire. November 2012

Luke and Vivienne got married at the lovely Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel in Gloucestershire.  

Viv was so relaxed when I arrived to photograph her in the morning, not a nerve in sight! I think the same could be said of the men, who were busy prepping the wedding breakfast room when Carol joined them.

The ceremony was short and beautiful, with the pair just grinning at each other throughout.  The speeches were hysterical and their fun booth proved to be very popular in the evening... it was such a fun wedding, relaxed and full of laughter.

We had a day of relentless torrential rain, which meant all of their photographs had to be taken inside, but with a gorgeous Christmas tree and pretty lighting, it was easy to get some lovely photographs of the couple.

Anna and Al - Kirtlington Village, Oxfordshire. November 2012

Anna and Al's wedding took place in Kirtlington Village, Oxfordshire. Starting at Saint Mary the Virgin Church, followed by their reception at Kirtlington Village hall.  

It was another of those 'WOW' weddings!  The ceremony was beautiful, with tears throughout by many of the guests, but it was the reception that left me speechless!  They had turned an otherwise (I hate to say it) boring looking village hall, into this amazing and beautiful reception room that would fit any top-class venue!  Hand draped with silk, cakes by Anna's mum and sister, home made vegetable table decorations, autumn leaves and nuts... the effort that the family and friends put in to decorating the hall was incredible!

It obviously helps that the couple were so natural in front of the camera and incredibly beautiful too, they just look so so happy!

Cancer Partners UK corporate event - October 2012

I photographed Cancer Partners UK team building day at Heythrop Park back in October.  They had a fun day planned, with clay pigeon shooting, dog agility, falconry, archery and ferret racing.  Take a look at image four, one of the funniest 'caught in the moment' images I have ever captured - an eagle landing on the poor ladies head!  

The evening was just as fun, with a disco and awards for the best and worst of each event.  They were a lovely company to photograph and they most definitely bonded well.

Claire and Mike - Stone Barn, Aldsworth. October 2012

Claire and Mike both prepared for their Autumn wedding at different hotels in Burford (The Lamb and Burford Hotel) before making their way to the ever so beautiful Aldsworth Stone Barn (Cripps Stone Barn, Aldsworth).

Wow!  This was my first time at this venue and I was blown away by it's beauty both inside and out. With it's stone brickwork at the rear and metal front, it's got both modern and traditional backgrounds.  And the venue is definitely for foodies... with the chef's cooking in the open and hog roasts for the evening, it was fantastic!

Claire and Mike were so great to photograph, both happy to just be with each other interacting, they were completely natural and at ease. I loved every minute of it!  And their guests and wedding party were amazing too... what a truly great wedding.