Winter wedding in Oxford
My last wedding of 2016 was in the very picturesque city of Oxford, which is home to a very prestigious university (this will be the closest I ever get to it!) St Edmund Hall is a college of said university and it was where Tanya and Nik decided to head, after getting married at St Peter’s church in Wolvercote. Before the wedding I did some research on interesting buildings in Oxford……there were loads and I might have* got a bit excited! (*read as, did.) St Edmund Hall actually dates back to before most other colleges had been founded and the buildings are set around a lovely lawned quadrangle.
This was the first time heading from Staffordshire to Oxfordshire to photograph a wedding, turns out it wouldn’t be the last time.
Vintage routemaster bus.
I also get a bit excited when I get to travel between venues on those old double decker red buses. There is nothing quite like hanging on at the back where the conductor would have stood, camera in hand trying to get some pictures whilst the wind rushes in from the open ‘door’.
After the church ceremony all of Tanya and Nik’s guests pilled onto the bus which then took us into the centre of Oxford. As the guests made their way onto the wedding reception venue, we took a little detour down a lovely old street for a few photos. As well as having some stunning buildings, Oxford also has a lot of cyclists – one even made into one of their pictures!
Relaxed family photos.
When I spoke to Tanya and Nik before their wedding day, I knew it was important for them to have some pictures taken as a family together with their young daughter – I think she actually quite enjoyed it! After years of working with children, when it comes to taking photos of them I’ve definitely found that the best idea is to let them do their own thing, relax and enjoy it.