Oxfordshire Wedding Photographer
Oxfordshire based wedding photographer, capturing the unique stories and the genuine unscripted moments of your day. Documenting the big moments and the tiny gestures in a relaxed and natural way.
Relaxed, Natural & Beautifully Captured Wedding Stories
Your wedding is a carefully planned day and your photographs should represent everything about you and your amazing day. I have a genuine flair for creativity and a passion to capture the real you in a relaxed and natural way. The opportunity to document your special day would be a real privilege – it would be an honour to tell your wedding story through a unique set of beautifully captured images.
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Your wedding is a moment in time of joy and happiness, celebrated in the company of dear family and friends. Embracing the natural flow of your day, I will capture the real you – the genuine, unrehearsed moments that document your wedding without the awkward posing. You can relax and savour your day, knowing that I will be there to capture all the wonderful details – from the atmosphere of your venue to the gestures and laughter that show the rich character of family and friends. I will even capture those unique and magical moments that you may have missed, leaving you with an everlasting memory – a photographic storyboard of your day to savour for years to come.
I may be biased, having been born and raised in Oxfordshire, but the truth is, you’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to exceptional wedding venues in this stunning county. Whether you’re drawn to the allure of the historic architecture, the distinctive atmosphere of the University museum, or the sheer wonder of the natural landscape, Oxfordshire has it all.
Oxfordshire offers such a vast range of options for your wedding. The city of Oxford itself is steeped in history with the University dominating both physically and mentally! The University Colleges offer some of the greatest wedding venues in Oxfordshire, having some of England’s finest architecture.
Christ Church College founded in 1546 is arguably Oxford’s largest and most prestigious college but Christ Church Cathedral, being perhaps the smallest Church of England, nestled in the college grounds, offers a timeless and enduring space for a ceremony. Merton College is another popular venue for Oxfordshire weddings. Founded in the 13th Century it is one of Oxford’s most historic colleges. The college has retained some of its original medieval buildings with a charming courtyard and distinct Gothic doorways – the perfect photography backdrop for your wedding album.
Beyond the University gates, there are many other historic venues in Oxfordshire with outstanding architecture. At the Bodleian Library in the Old Schools Quadrangle, you are spoilt for choice between The Divinity School or Convocation House with their carved woodwork and fan-vaulted ceilings. Yet another outstanding Wedding Photography backdrop is The Ashmolean on the corner of Beaumont Street and St Giles in Oxford. Described as a mammoth Neoclassical building, you can be sure to get some unique and romantic photos with sweeping staircases and historic galleries.
Of course, you could opt for an alternative venue, of which there are many in Oxfordshire. I’ve photographed an amazing wedding at The Museum of Natural History, the neo-Gothic building on Parks Road where the bride and groom sit happily in pictures alongside Dinosaurs and Grizzly Bears.
You can’t refer to the Oxfordshire landscape without mentioning punting on the River Cherwell. The Cherwell Boathouse is a venue that I have photographed and has a warm atmosphere whilst offering that charmingly eccentric touch of allowing the newly married couple to arrive at the venue by punt. With a wedding reception overlooking the river, don’t be surprised if your guests join in the punting action by the end of the night.
Looking further afield into the county of Oxfordshire, you can consider the imposing wedding backdrop of Blenheim Palace near the charming little market town of Woodstock. If the Baroque civic architecture isn’t enough to impress a bride and groom, the open parkland leading from the house to the lake offers fantastic opportunities for photographs.
Beautiful picture-book villages are in abundance across the Oxfordshire countryside, many located in the Cotswolds. Great Tew is a particularly handsome village of thatched cottages with The Falkland Arms and Soho Farmhouse offering exclusive dining nearby. Burford is another stunning location, with its medieval bridge and Tudor and Georgian frontages – you are spoilt for choice for that couple shot!
If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you know that it’s a beautiful and emotional event. The bride and groom are so happy to be getting married, and their friends and family are there to celebrate with them. It’s a truly special day, and as a wedding photographer, I get to be a part of it. I love being an Oxfordshire wedding photographer because I get to capture all of the special moments. I see the bride and groom’s first look when they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. I get to capture the emotion of the vows, when they promise to love each other forever. And I get to capture the joy of the reception, when everyone is dancing and having a good time.
It’s also fascinating to meet so many interesting people, I get to know the bride and groom, their families, and their friends. I get to hear their stories and learn about their lives and I get to be a part of their special day.
Being an Oxfordshire wedding photographer can be hard work, but it’s so very rewarding. I get to be creative and use my skills to capture beautiful photos, telling the story of the day to share with generations to come. Meeting new couples and learning about their lives and I get to be a part of something special. If you’re considering becoming a wedding photographer, I say go for it! As a creator, it’s a great way to express your skills and talents to make a difference in people’s lives.