Old Luxters Barn wedding photos
This was my first time taking Old Luxters Barn wedding photos. I had met Katherine and Peter when they were guests at a wedding I photographed in Norfolk last year. They asked if I would be prepared to travel to Oxford to photograph their wedding too. The answer was a resounding yes. I love travelling to new venues. I actually travelled down to Oxfordshire the night before and stayed in the rather quaint village of Dorchester on Thames. No, I’d never heard of it before either!
After a short drive I spent the morning photographing Katherine’s wedding day preps. I then travelled on to meet Peter and his groomsmen at Caversham Heights church where the ceremony was to take place. The weather had been appalling on my journey down the night before and was looking pretty grim throughout the morning. However, the sun managed to poke it’s head through the clouds to brighten Katherine’s arrival at church.
Superb pictures. These are really great images. Rob was a very good choice.Brian Canavan
The church really was a family church. I was interested to learn that Katherines parents and grandparents had all be married in the same church. In fact there were some slides showing of their wedding pictures during the service. The vicar gave a sermon, using lego as an example of building a family, so Peter actually scored a leog set as well as a wife. Good result all round!
A few family photographs followed on the steps of the church to recreate the older family wedding photographs before Katherine and Peter lead the way to Old Luxters Barn for the reception.
Old Luxters Barn is home to a working vineyard and Brewhouse tucked away in the Chilterns. Being from out of area, I as fascinated to see the number of magnificent Red Kites circling the countryside since their reintroduction. Throughout the journey the weather remained kind and even managed a bit more sunshine as guests enjoyed music from “Porters Two” . For some of the afternoon we were also treated to the addition of Katherine on flute.
What wonderful pics! Really brings back memories of a magical day.Caz
During the meal we had some amusing speeches. These included reference to the fact that Peter should have arrived at church in an AC Cobra, but didn’t. We won’t go into why that was, shall we Peter!!….
After the meal, I took Katherine and Peter for a few couply photographs around the venue. The previous day’s monsoon meant we could move too far from the roadways, but credit to Katherine who did brave the mud in order to get some of the shots in the avenue of trees that her and Peter had wanted.
Back inside and after the first dance,the partying got underway. I had seen Peter in action, ” going for it” at the previous wedding in Norfolk… and he didn’t dissappoint at Old Luxter Barn. As the sun went down over the barn, I left the sound of the party as I began my journey home.
Thank you so much for recording our day with fantastic photographs. We’ve been having a look through them, and reminding ourselves of an amazing day.
We really enjoyed ourselves. – I think we mentioned to you previously that because you are very personable and you had a relaxed attitude whilst at Layla and Steve’s wedding this set you apart from so many of the other photographers we’d spoken to. Many of our guests said this to me on the day and since.
You really did capture the essence of a very happy occasion and also created some lasting images that we will treasure.Katherine & Peter
If you are planning Old Luxter Barn wedding photos I would love to return to this venue so please get in touch to discuss your wedding photography. You can find out more about my documentary style here.