I never ask you to say ‘Cheeeezzzz!’ or make you do things that you don’t
want to such as posing in uncomfortable ways. For anything that is more of a 'posed' shot, I do try to help where I can and will offer guidance if necessary to make sure
that you look gorgeous in your wedding photos.
Time to reflect on the day
I think that it is good idea to take a short while out, get some beautiful shots around the location of
just the two of you. This should not take up too much time but, in some ways,
it gives you a chance to be alone together, away from the pressing crowds of
well wishers for a short while.
I have had some couples say that this is the
time that they really begin to take in the fact that they are now actually
Oxfordshire wedding photographer, Tony Young
I am not a fan of endless line-ups of guests certainly not the stiffly formal ones (like firing squads!) They stop the flow of the day, but of
course, it is up to you what you would like. I do think that there is a kind of
obligation to record who was there for future records so groups are important,
but I find that people tend to gather in natural gatherings and I make a point
of getting these. Having said that, I do like to take a full group shot of everyone together
though as this is quite good fun!
To me, being an Oxfordshire wedding
photographer is a perfect job. I love taking photos of people and at a wedding;
everyone knows that lots of photos will be taken (by everyone around!) so I
have the chance to get images that show the personalities of those who are
there. It is always fun to see how people let their guard down as the day
progresses - to see the changes through the day, from nervous anticipation, through
the important ceremony itself, to wonderful celebration as you realize
that after all your planning, everything has gone well and - yes - you are
Oxfordshire wedding photographer, Tony Young
Each wedding is totally
unique and I want to record the full story of everything as it happens so that
you can look back and remember a wonderful day. I also want to get images of
things that you might have missed or see from a different viewpoint. The day
will fly by so quickly that your photographs will be a lasting record of
everything for you.
I care a lot about the
technicalities of cameras and equipment etc., of course, but to me the
atmosphere of the photographs is the most important thing. I want to get a
sense of what it felt like to be there. If a photo is perfectly sharp and
perfectly framed, but boring, it is no use. A grabbed, reaction shot of someone
doing something in a fleeting moment can say such a lot and become very
important, even if there is a little movement blur within the frame, for
An Oxfordshire wedding photographer married to an Oxfordshire wedding florist
It is so important to be comfortable with all your wedding suppliers, but especially with your wedding photographer. How well you get on together makes all the difference.
So here is a little about me -
I am a dog lover that has three cats! It's a long story - but at least one of them (Max) behaves like a dog!
I hate having my picture taken, so I sympathise with anyone of the same disposition! That's why I promise to never take a picture that I think you won't like. I don't like to catch people out but try to show everyone's best side. I follow the fun and laughter - which, at a wedding, fortunately, isn't so difficult !
I live with my beautiful wife, Catherine, who is a fabulous wedding florist and we have been to so many weddings over the years that I have lost count. Working together is a real joy - and working with some of the lovely couples over the years has resulted in some lasting memories of beautiful days.
Working with Catherine, a specialist wedding
florist, has given me, as an Oxfordshire wedding photographer, an excellent insight into what makes a great wedding day.
I want to capture the joy of being at a gathering of everyone important to you,
both family and friends. It is a day like no other and the priceless moments
need to be recorded so that your story can be told to future generations as
well as the present guests.
Time flies by so quickly at weddings. I have to keep my
wits about me, following the laughter (and sometimes tears) as events rapidly
unfold. Getting fabulous images of everyone, sometimes including more arranged
groups, is important, but I like to preserve the naturalness of undirected
gatherings of family and friends. Without forcing anything, the relaxed
atmosphere results in better images that are both memorable and beautiful.
I try to deliver more than is promised and go the extra
mile to be part of your celebrations and help to preserve your wonderful
Not just an Oxfordshire wedding photographer
Of course, I live in the beautiful part of South Oxfordshire and I have a lot of experience working around here and the beautiful Cotswolds, where I used to live. I love to travel around the country and I am happy to travel to where you want to get married. Being able to be part of someones big day is such a privilege and I am prepared to travel to be part of it.
As a wedding photographer, I am happy to travel from the east of Oxford to the west of Worcester - to go south of Bath or north of Birmingham. I can photograph your wedding in Oxford, Wallingford, Henley on Thames, Cheltenham, Reading, Stow in the Wolds, Burford and all the other beautiful towns and villages that nestle in this fabulous central area of England.
Of course, even though I say that I am an Oxfordshire wedding photographer, I am prepared to travel further to help with your wedding celebrations.
Please get in touch today by ringing 07836 204430 or 01491835678
You can also email me - tony @ photographycotswolds.co.uk
or by fill in the simple form below - and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Tony Young - Oxfordshire wedding photographer - relaxed and informal - artistic and quietly observing