Pre-wedding: Dave & Ayako, University Parks, Oxford

Wedding season is coming up! I'm only doing three officially this year, but I've managed to squeeze two pre-wedding shoots and a friend's wedding into the last two weekends.

It would have been rude not to share.

These two met in Oxford, so we thought it would be nice to revisit a few of their old haunts during the pre-wedding shoot. I was jokingly talking about this other shoot I did when I got the bride-to-be to climb into a tree... and they got very excited, and asked if they could please have a photo in a tree! It turned out to be the cutest of the lot.

I'm sure you'll see a few more weddings ones from me before the summer is out,


If you're into sustainable fashion at all, I've started a blog all about that (and completely unrelated to either weddings or photography...)

Joy (a wedding photograph)

A photo can be technically perfect - sharp and perfectly lit.

But sometimes a photo can do much more than that: it can capture an emotion, the joy of a moment, which would otherwise have flown away with the moment itself. And sometimes that joy is best captured in a blur of movement, an uncontrolled laugh.

In my day job I help companies to become more sustainable. I love the work I do. But sharing in the joy of a wedding - the first moments a couple have as husband and wife - is something I'm loath to let go of.

The blur of a laugh, the sparkle of a very new wedding band: a moment of joy.

(This particular moment of joy is from David & Hester's wedding in Merton College Chapel, Oxford.)