I met Lisa and Jon right back in July 2011 when they asked me to take their wedding photography at The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton. From the outset they highlighted their preference towards storytelling wedding photography rather than traditional set up shots. As a documentary wedding photographer this is a preference I share, since my style is based around emotion and storytelling.
Wedding photography at The Crazy Bear near Oxford is extremely fun, with the venue’s wonderfully eccentric mix of english heritage and modern additions. One thing I should note is that parts of this wonderful venue are pretty dark. The ceremony room, for example, has dark wood panelled walls and a black ceiling! Apart from a couple of uplighter lamps, the only real light source in this room are the windows to one side. However this gave some lovely side lighting on the couple as they said their vows.
Fast forward to the Queen’s Jubilee weekend and Lisa and Jon’s wedding which was crazy fun from start to finish. A real reflection of the couple themselves. I was certainly never short of moments to photograph and actually could have just photographed Lisa and Jon all day long, they looked so happy. I thought I should probably include a few of their guests as well though
I addition to my documentary wedding photography, Lisa and Jon were also keen to have a video record of their day. So they turned to Shoot It Yourself who provided them with two small professional camcorders so their guests could record the day themselves. Shoot It Yourself then take all the footage and edit it together to make the film. It’s an interesting concept and I am very intrigued to see the finished film as I even took a few minutes footage on the camcorders myself.
Anyway, back to their wedding photography and some of my favourite moments of their special day.
If you are planning a wedding at The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton please get in touch to chat about your photography.