And the third and final installment from Karen & Paul’s wedding… the couple, and on to the reception, at which point I left them to eat, drink and be merry, and wound my way back to the Bee in Oxford.

See part i here, and part ii here.

Mr & Mrs Hogan

my favourite of the couple I think…

like the light in this one

the couple depart to the reception in a taxi – love these pics of them, they look so happy

taxi = perfect time to practice the speech:)

very tasty-looking menu!

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Part ii of Karen & Paul’s wedding – the last few coming in part iii shortly…

See part i here and part iii here.

Like the shadows of the confetti on Karen’s face

Groom’s family

Groom’s parents

Bride’s family

Father of the bride

Couple with their best men

Love the light in this corridor

Karen, two Katies, one Kate and an Andrea


Karen doesn’t look so sure!

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In January, I joined Karen & Paul for their wedding at Islington Town Hall.  Karen & I knew each other vaguely in our teens (similar circles, slightly different gangs), and it was lovely to be invited in as her wedding photographer, to document this very personal occasion.  Sorting through the images now, and trying to pick a few favourites (watch out, what follows is quite a large number of images…), I’m struck once again by the smiles and life-affirming happiness on everyone’s faces (yes, this is why I love snapping weddings).  Karen & Paul’s wedding was a great concoction of laughter and joy, combined with the sense that two individuals who love each other are making a serious commitment.

Well done both – and here’s to a great future, full of adventures!  And thank you for having me as your wedding photographer:)

See part ii here, and part iii here

Islington Town Hall

Groom arrives

Groom & one of two best men

Bridesmaids Katie & Kate await the bride

Bridesmaid Andrea

The bride arrives – look at that smile!
Waiting to go in

Time for a quick pic before

The couple go in to register

Bridesmaid Katie

Bridesmaid Kate (yes, there are two Katies, one Kate and an Andrea:))

Bridesmaid Katie and a new friend



Beautiful bridesmaids

Celebrant calls Paul by the wrong name

What name will Paul sign in the register?:)

Paul shows his new ring to his sister

Wife & husband!
First moments

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We hit the Isis Farmhouse again this afternoon in the snow – second time this weekend – and the barn at the back was bathed in white light and beautifully empty when we arrived.  I’ve been wanting to take some photos there for a while (one side of it is completely glass, and has minimal decor – unpainted plaster walls, long wooden tables and chairs), so after procuring necessary mulled wine and beer, I had a play while Chris tried to read and the Bee looked out of the window at the snow and nibbled on a danish pastry.  Some favourites below.  A really beautiful location, and perfect light for portraits – would love to photograph more people there, so get in contact if you’d like to model.

happy man

this says a lot about this man

mmm, pintage

I love that light

checking out the location with mummy

danish crumbs

looking at the snow


my favourite from today

dig that snow light

looking out on the world

snow reflections

second favourite of the day

 see what I mean about the light?

Wooo for there being a long-awaited Green Gathering in August 2011!  Maya and I were lucky enough to head there on a spontaneous trip as wannabee roadies with my friend Jo and the band she plays with, Seize the Day (yum!), arriving on site at 3am on Friday night, via Peace News Camp.  At a time in our lives when spontaneity had somewhat dwindled (tough with a little person, though some peeps manage it), this weekend was just what the doctor ordered, and it was fantastically liberating to head to a field with lovely people and good vibes.  Personal highlight had to be the solo sunrise wood fire powered shower in a grove of old oaks, care of SAMS Magic Hat (thank you, Sam, for that occasion, and many, many others).  My offerings from the festival are pretty limited, as I was too busy lazing to do much else, but a few of my favourite photographic offerings from the weekend are below.

Tickets and info for this year’s Green Gathering can be found here, and here is the fuller set of pics from the festie if you want more.  A beautiful festival – see you there in 2012.
To check out my offerings from another stunning festival, Buddhafield Festival 2011, go here



Temple of Peace – loved this place

Festival burnout

Brilliant Theo

Seize the Day

enjoying Seize the Day

festival Bee – love those feet, looking forward to getting them out again come summer
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