Throwing it back to Becky & Ben’s magical day in the Cotswolds! My first time at Oxleaze Barn and hopefully not the last! I was so privileged to be one of the first photographers to shoot at this stunning venue when it opened its doors in 2019!
Oxleaze is a family run, organic farm enterprise on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border. A hive of activity with a beautifully restored cotswold stone barn wedding venue at the heart of the thriving farm. It’s a Cotswold haven and the perfect wedding venue for anyone looking for an escape to the country to celebrate a very special day with loved ones…
Wedding Dress: Helena Fortley
Flowers: Primrose Flower Boutique
Fairy Light Canopy: Styletopia
Wedding Cake: Laura Urschel
Catering: Coleshill Catering
Pizza Van: Baz & Fred
Band: The Altitudes
Lizzie & Adam travelled all the way from Australia to celebrate with friends and family at the Stunning Cripps Barn - being based so far away meant that they weren’t able to see the venue prior to their big day but you don’t need to see Cripps Barn in the flesh to fall in love with it; the first time I googled Cripps and Co, I was instantly captivated. The plethora of stunning images of their beautifully restored barn venues got me hooked and I was on a mission to shoot my first wedding their! As luck would have it, I made a booking shortly after and have been lucky enough to shoot many weddings there over the years and I can’t wait for the day that I can return to shoot a wedding! I hope these images show why it’s always such a joy to return time and time again. I have some great memories from Lizzie & Adam’s wedding day - enjoy a few of my highlights below:
So that’s a wrap for 2019! What a year it has been. I took some time out at the beginning of the year before wedding season kicked off to visit the magical country of ‘Iceland’. It has been a life time dream of mine to visit this incredible destination and it didn’t disappoint - I’ll try and find some time to blog the photos very soon! I also teamed up with Tilly Trotters Brides early on in the year to go state side for a styled bridal shoot featuring the exquisite Charlie Brear. I fell in love with New York the first time I went there to do a photography training internship so it was great to be back in my own right as a self employed photographer.
I’ve continued to expand the international side of my business and it was amazing to finally get the chance to work with Victoria of Sophisticated Weddings for Louise & Paul’s luxurious wedding in Sorrento, Italy at the stunning Villa Silvana - I hope to be back next year!! I was also lucky to get the opportunity to shoot at the incredible Cap Rocat a fortress in the bay of Palma, Mallorca. This venue is out of this world - I photographed Nichola’s sisters wedding the year before and I’m excited to be photographing her friends wedding in France for 2020 - I’ve been very lucky with the referrals :)
Thank you to all my couples, suppliers and everyone I have had the pleasure of working with in 2019 - I’ve had the opportunity to work at some of the most fabulous wedding venues and have met some awesome people. I’m looking forward to my first wedding of the year in January at The Ned - A private members club in the heart of London.
I launched my new commercial website early on in the year and between weddings have managed to find the time to take on a few freelance contracts for local businesses and most recently Leamington Art Gallery & museum as official photographer for their ‘Humans of Leamington Campaign’ - a series of portraits of creative people living and working in Leamington Spa. You can see all 30 portraits here .
Here is a very small round up of my personal favourite images from 2019! Happy New Year and I hope you receive all you wish for in 2020 and over the next decade…