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2023 What a Fabulous Year of Weddings

Oh wow, what a fantastic year 2023 has been, As a Bedfordshire based wedding photographer I’ve traveled far and wide, worked with some amazing couples, had some really interesting chats with friends and family of my couples and worked with some fantastic wedding suppliers.

It’s impossible to decide what my favourite has been, as they have been so varied.  From gorgeous marquee in the grounds of the beautiful Braxted Park to the small and intimate surrounds of the Little Channels Barn Venue it’s just too hard to call.

I can talk about some stand out moments that really cement the fact that I really do have the best job in the world.

Experiencing my first Jewish Wedding at the sublime South Farm. Meeting and working with Stacey & Saul was such a pleasure, they took a risk booking a photographer who had never shot a Jewish wedding before but they took the time to teach and coach me through the ceremony and what the significance of each stage means. It was truly an honour and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such wild and fun dancing as the Israeli dancing.

One of the many highlights is the wedding of Sheena & Dan at Notley Tythe Barn, the weather was stunning and I had a vision of doing couples portraits with the old barn in the background, only problem was the horses that were in the field. The fabulous wedding planner arranged for them to be moved to a different field and Sheena & Dan braved the horse poo for some truly dramatic images. I was a runner up for a photography awards with Weddisson. Something I’m very proud of.

I think the most memorable was on a very wet day in July at The Perch in Oxford, the wedding ceremony was in Oxford City Centre and we walk in the pouring rain to catch boats to the reception venue. By the time we arrived, the sky had cleared and the sun shone bright just in time for the confetti tunnel all to the sound of ducks and geese on the river.

I’d like to thank you all of my couples that have laughed at my silly jokes, smiled and said yes when I have suggested doing something because it will be a great shot, gone along with my enthusiasm for golden hour, in the darker months stood outside in the cold while I’ve set up my speedlights and then giggled like mad at seeing the great results.  I’d like to thank Emily & James for braving the freezing January cold while to took atmospheric back lit photos of them at Poets House in Ely.

All of my couples have made me feel so welcome and it has been an honour to be part of their special day but don’t take my word for it, see what my couples say about working with me.

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My eyes have filled with tears as my couples have said their vows and you can feel the love they have for each other and I have laughed at the funny anecdotes in the speeches, 2023 has been a great year and I am really excited to see what love, joy and happiness 2024 brings.

Best wishes

Catherine xx 

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