A Barn Wedding at Merriscourt, Cotswolds

Bride and Groom in field at Merriscourt Barn In Cotswolds

Jo and Simon’s barn wedding at Merriscourt near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds gave me an opportunity to return to my favourite wedding venue. As a wedding photographer, I love the relaxed atmosphere, stunning views and the varied photography opportunities that the venue has to offer.

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A Marquee Wedding in Henley on Thames

Bride in garden at her marquee wedding in Henley

Last August, on one of the hottest days of the summer, I had the pleasure of capturing Emma and Josh’s wedding in a very elegant marquee in Emma’s parents’ garden near Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire. Such a stunning location, with lots of nooks and crannies for photographs. I love a marquee wedding at home, it just gives you the freedom to do your own thing and it is a perfect, relaxed way to host a wedding.

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Jo and Simon’s Pre Wedding Photo Shoot in Henley

Couple looking happy on pre wedding shoot in Henley

Simon and Jo were getting married at Merriscourt in the summer and we did their pre wedding photo shoot near the river in Henley on Thames. I offer a complimentary engagement or pre wedding photo shoot with all my full day wedding packages.   I suggest we go somewhere you enjoy going to, take a… Read more »

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Autumn Wedding at Wasing Park

Bride with her bridesmaids at Wasing Park

Jesika and Luke’s autumn wedding was at the beautiful Wasing Park wedding venue set in the 18th century parkland of Wasing Estate, near Aldermaston in Berkshire. It is my second Wasing Park Wedding and it is one of my favourites in the area.

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Classical wedding at Danesfield House, Marlow

Danesfield House Wedding

Lucy and Dave chose Danesfield House Hotel, elevated above the River Thames between Marlow and Henley on Thames for their classical and elegant wedding. It is one of the most stunning wedding venues in Buckinghamshire.

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Barn wedding at Crown Inn Pishill

Bride peeping over sunflower bouquet

Matthew and Grace live in the Middle East and wanted to have their rustic summer wedding in a quintessentially english venue, close to Heathrow for their friends and family who would be flying in from all over the world for their wedding.

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Merriscourt Barn – A Cotswolds’ Wedding

Barn wedding photography at Merriscourt Cotswolds Oxfordshire

Mark and Becky’s wedding in the Cotswolds was one of my favourites from 2015. I knew from my first meeting with them that they wanted natural wedding photographs and they liked the documentary feel of my work.

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Family Photo Shoot in Henley on Thames

Fun, family running in Chiltern hills

Tatty and her family live in the most idylic spot in Medmenham near Henley on Thames. Their family photo shoot took place at their home which backs on to rolling Chiltern hills with stunning views and sheep grazing in the fields.

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BEST OF 2016 – My favourite wedding images

Bridesmaids with bride at Danesfield House

Last year I had the opportunity to work with lovely couples who invited me to photograph their weddings. I visited beautiful barn and stately home wedding venues, such as Merriscourt in the Cotswolds, Crown Inn, Pishill, Bix Manor, Phyllis Court, The Elvetham, Bisham Abbey, Danesfield House and the wonderful Wasing Park, to name a few. One of my favourites was a marque wedding in the Bride’s family garden near Henley on the hottest day of the year.

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Ide and Chris’s Wedding at Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne

Elephant Hotel Pangbourne wedding

Ide and Chris’s family had come from Ireland, Australia and all over the UK for their wedding at the Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne in Berkshire. The Elephant is a quirky, boutique hotel in the centre of Pangbourne, decorated in a colonial style with indian furniture, oriental rugs and lots of elephants!

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Pre Wedding Shoot – Turville

Pre wedding shoot photo near Turville

Kelly and Sean live in London with Giorgio, their very cute dog, and as Kelly is American, she was keen to incorporate the English countryside into their pre wedding shoot. I suggested we meet on a Sunday morning in the quintessentially English village of Turville in the beautiful Chiltern hills.

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A Stoke Park Summer Wedding

Bride and Groom looking happy at their Stoke Park wedding

I was very happy to be booked to photograph Caroline and Phil’s Stoke Park Wedding. Stoke Park Club is a stunning Buckinghamshire wedding venue, just outside Stoke Poges.

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Bix Manor New Year’s Eve Wedding, Henley

Bride arriving at her wedding in orange VW Beetle in Bix Henley

My New Year’s Eve 2016 turned out a little different than planned when I went to the rescue of a Bride and Groom whose Wedding Photographer had to pull out of their wedding at Bix Manor near Henley in Oxfordshire at the 11th hour. It turned out to be an amazing, fun filled wedding with lots of surprises.

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Winter Wedding at Bix Manor

Bride and Groom walking at their Bix Manor Wedding

When Laura and Rob first approached me about photographing their wedding at Bix Manor, it became obvious from our first chat that their wedding was going to be fun. They just wanted all their family and friends together and to have a party which is my kind of wedding and always fun to capture. Laura also planned the wedding in less than 2 months which is definitely a challenge as they did not have a small wedding!

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Fun, Family Photo Shoot in Henley on Thames

Happy Father and Son at riverside in Henley

I love natural, family photographs, capturing children at play and ignoring the camera. Sometimes young children find the experience of a studio photo shoot overwhelming and I just knew that I wanted to do my family photography differently.

I chose to specialise in fun, family photography in natural environments, whether it is your home/garden or at a favourite park or woods. My style of photography is called lifestyle family photography and all that means really is that I will capture your family doing something you love, interacting with each other in a natural way. I ask children to play games and make the photo shoot fun.

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Wedding at Steventon House, Oxfordshire

Bride and Groom at Steventon House Wedding

Hailey and Carl had approached me over a year ago after I was recommended to them by one of my previous brides. They had liked my natural, informal approach to wedding photography and wanted their images to be as relaxed as possible. They had asked me to tell the story of their day with a mixture of documentary images, some group shots and some lovely natural couple shots.

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Wedding at The Fishes Oxford

Bride and groom leaving church natural wedding photography

It was a cold and windy December day last year when I met up with Liz and her bridesmaids in The Oxford Hotel to start capturing Liz and fiancé Ash’s wedding day. I had met Liz a year before at a networking event and she liked my natural style of wedding photography and had booked me to document the story of their day. They wanted a mixture of documentary photography and fine art bridal portraits and that is just what I do!

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A Vintage car wedding in Henley on Thames

Client gallery image

Lynn and Peter’s wedding was a lovely, happy, intimate and relaxed day with only 11 guests and they chose to get married at Henley Register Office and have a lunch reception at Orwells Restaurant in Shiplake, near Henley on Thames. They liked the documentary style of my photography and asked me to take lots of natural, candid shots throughout the day.

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Product Photo Shoot for Designed to Sparkle

Product Photography Oxfordshire Cotswolds

I love to work with small creative businesses to create beautiful product photography for their website and marketing material. Fiona Self owns and runs Designed to Sparkle where she creates stunning wedding jewellery and hair accessories. Each piece is personally hand made in Fiona’s studio at the edge of the Cotswolds, where she pays the same care and attention to detail as if it were a piece for her own wedding day.

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Autumn family photo shoot – Henley on Thames

Outdoor family photography Henley on Thames

This lovely family really liked my informal and natural style of family photography and booked an autumn family photo shoot at their home near Henley on Thames. We were able to capture some wonderful moments together.

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