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Local Netball Sponsorship

Recently, I was very pleased when my wedding photography business was approached and asked to consider supporting local netball. Oxfordshire Netball has its centre very close to where I am based in Oxford. It is also home to Oxford City Football Club, who established the…

Sophie and Anthony’s Wedding

The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, is an hotel and a magnificent, luxurious, wedding venue. Set within 35 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, The Elvetham has a well-documented history, with royal connections, and dates back to the 11th century. The hotel is surrounded by the 4,000 acre…

Sheila and Dave’s Wedding

It’s always exciting when a wedding photographer has a first when it comes to themed weddings. Sheila and Dave are big James Bond movie fans. It was this fictional character who would be the star of their themed wedding. As we know, many Bond movies…

Emily and Anthony’s Wedding

My role, as a professional wedding photography, is not only to capture events as they unfold, but also to try and tell a couple’s story through my images. Many real-life love stories contain heart-breaking times. On this special day at Oaks Farm Weddings, set in…

The Groom’s Speech

How to write a GREAT groom’s speech. As you can imagine, all wedding photographers hear many a groom’s speech delivered from the top table. I am no exception. Over the years I have listened to some brilliant best man speeches, father-of-the-bride speeches and then there…

India and John’s Wedding

Christmas is a magical time of the year to photograph a wedding. It is also popular, as India and John’s wedding was one of three I was invited to shoot during the seasonal holiday. I was particularly looking forward to visiting West Sussex and South…

Michelle and Mike’s Wedding

A Cotswold Wedding A Cotswold wedding is always a magical event to photograph, and even more so at Christmas. As I drove through the misty Oxfordshire countryside, I was really looking forward to the day ahead. My destination was The Kingscote Barn, a wedding venue…

Conversation Starters to Break the Ice

How to keep conversation flowing with every guest at your wedding reception. So, you can’t wait for your wedding day. You know you will feel like a million dollars in your flowing white wedding dress when you walk down the aisle. You know your wedding…

Wedding Venues

If you haven’t chosen your wedding venue yet, here is some helpful advice. As a full-time wedding photographer, I am booked to photograph weddings throughout the UK and abroad, throughout the year. As I am based in Oxford, I tend to be familiar with many…

Jo & Adam’s Wedding

What could be better! How pleased I was to be invited to be the photographer at Jo and Adam’s summer wedding celebrations at a popular Oxford wedding venue on the banks of the Cherwell river, The Cherwell Boathouse.  The city is well-known around the world…

Danielle & Jamie’s Wedding

I was again asked to shoot a wedding at the beautiful 10th century St.Mary the Virgin Church in beautiful Iffley Village, just a couple of miles from Oxford city centre. Wedding  photographers love this building for its gorgeous stained glass windows and magnificent arched doorways…

Elle & Gus’s Wedding

As soon as I heard that Gus & Elle were planning their wedding at the gorgeous St.Ermin’s Hotel in London, I knew that this was going to be a special wedding. This 4 star luxury hotel, tucked away in Westminster, central London, is not only…

Ayesha & Hussien’s Wedding

Set in Albufeira, on Portugal’s amazing Algarve coast – Ayesha and Hussien’s wedding at the 5-star Pine Cliffs Resort hotel was always going to be special. The hotel itself, with it’s cliff-top location, overlooks Portugal’s Praia da Falésia beach. This luxury wedding venue boasts 11…

Laura & Sam’s Wedding

After meeting Sam at the Silverlinings Wedding Fair at the Guildhall in Northampton and having a brief chat about photography and his wedding, although I’m pretty sure it was more about photography – I knew that this was going to be a wedding to look…

Gabriele & Snejina’s Wedding

From the first time I met Gabriele and Snejina I felt the warmth from both of them. It was easy to see that they both felt passionately about photography and wanted to book the correct photographer for their wedding. From little acts of kindness, it…

Sam & Anthony’s Wedding

I felt privileged to be invited to photograph Sam & Anthony’s wedding on 2nd March 2018. It was set in the stunning Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire – dating back to the 11th century and the third oldest continuously occupied castle in England. The day before their…

Bhabana & Dale’s Wedding

Milton Hill House  is an elegant venue in Oxfordshire that seamlessly blends a graceful Georgian manor house with modern amenities and is well known in the county for staging beautiful weddings. Set in 22 acres of parkland, this was the stunning location chosen by Bhabana and Dale…

Shaun & Helen’s Wedding

Shaun and Helen’s Oxford Wedding – I was lucky enough to photograph this beautiful Oxford Wedding. Tucked away in a beautiful countryside setting, they tied the knot in a lovely church ceremony in front of their friends and family.

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