Words can’t quite describe how wonderful it was to shoot this Oxford Botanic Gardens wedding in early September. And how much I loved getting to know these two wonderful humans, Jo and Kyle.
I may be old before my time, but I genuinely love pretty gardens! You’ll find me wandering around a National Trust Walled garden any day. We even got to go into the beautiful glasshouse to see some of the tropical plants too. I was also super happy when just before speeches the sun popped out casting some gorgeous golden rays across the lawns, and with the promise of only five shots we nailed some of my favourite sunset shots to date.
Jo and Kyle your wedding was right up there as one of the most joyful and beautiful occasions I’ve ever been part of, ever since our first few emails it was so clear that we love such similar things and so it was so much fun being part of your wedding day.
Top tip for wedding planning
One thing that worked amazingly well was having plenty of time between the ceremony and the meal. It meant that there was ample time for drinks, mingling, group photos and couple portraits. Often this is the part of a wedding day that gets squeezed, if anything is running over. And sadly, it often means less time with guests and hurried photos. So if you’re planning in time, I’d suggest always allowing more rather than less time at this point in the day.
Oxford Botanic Gardens was such a beautiful place to have a wedding. I would 100% recommend! As a wedding photographer, based in Rutland, I specialise in natural, documentary wedding photography. That means lots of candid photos of your friends and family, a few portrait photos of you as a couple, and a bunch of documentary photos of the day as it unfolds.
If you’re planning your big day, micro-wedding or elopement, please do feel welcome to get in touch to explore if I’m the right photographer for you.