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Happy New Year!

As we come to the end of the year, I'd love to thank you for your business and support and share a few of my highlights with you!

February saw me flying across the world to join an amazing photography-business workshop with photographer Jonathan Canlas in Hawaii! It was a huge step up for me to achieve this goal, which at some times felt totally out of reach... But I made it, I learned so much and made some great friendships with other photographers around the world.

How wonderful to be chosen to be the wedding photographer for some awesome couples in Oxford, London and Surrey. It was an honour to capture more beautiful weddings and special moments for my amazing clients and their families.

Including an impromptu wedding harlem shake...!

On a hot and sweaty day in July I found myself in a London studio shooting a cover for an online magazine with Vince Kidd, an artist from the first series of talent show The Voice.

Loved shooting more fashion work for the worlds leading modelling agencies with talent in London and Los Angeles!

And shot some of London Fashion Week!

I photographed more charity events for Handbags-For-Hospices and AIDSArk which included shooting an intimate fund-raising dinner at Graham Nortons London home!

I was beyond thrilled to be invited to shoot abroad this year! I travelled to beautiful Paris for a special family portrait session with one of my cherished 2012 wedding clients - it was such a pleasure to catch up with them and capture the next part of their story with their gorgeous baby boy, spending the whole day exploring their favourite parts of town!

I also shot a really cool up and coming band Wild China in Fuerteventura! It was so great to shoot in a totally different kind of environment and do something so creative... It was so inspiring and I can't wait to be able to share the photos! I'm excited to have been booked for more destination shoots next year! Yay!

I worked with more fantastic entrepreneurial men and women, capturing soulful and engaging portraits for their businesses. I love helping my clients to relax into the session, taking the fear away from being photographed and bring out the passion they have for what they do... Creating photos that they are proud to use!

So what have you been up to this year? I'd love to hear your highlights!

You can keep up to date with my offers and adventures on my blog here, or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

I look forward to keeping in touch with you in the new year and wish you a beautiful 2014! xxx

Aids Ark's Dinner for 1 Fundraising Event

Last weekend I was delighted to photograph a series of Aids Ark fundraising dinners around London. Dinners were hosted worldwide on 9th March, and for the ones in London they were followed by a fabulous after party at private members club Adams Street. Over £30,000 was raised from the evening, an absolutely amazing achievement. What this money will go towards is going to make a huge difference to those living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world.

Alongside videographer Chloe Pemberton, I travelled to three dinners including Graham Nortons, to document part of their evenings.

We headed to the after party (organised by Alastair Brown Events) which included live entertainment and was followed by a heartfelt speech by one of the co-founders of the wonderful charity, Jeremy Norman. A raffle was also held and some amazing prizes were kindly donated by brands such as Soho Gyms.

Dinner for 1 has become an annual event. You can find out more about how you can help to raise money through fundraising here or donate now here.

100th Birthday Party!

Last week I celebrated my Great Grandmothers 100th Birthday! A lot of my family came down for the occasion, and it was amazing to think how everybody in the room existed and were brought together as a result of her! What incredible times she must have lived through in the last hundred years... A remarkable lady, I'm so proud!

The wonderful cake was created by Cake Expectations, do take a look at her website her work is absolutely fantastic!

3rd birthday party photos!

After a very successful family lifestyle session and a great Christmas party I shot for, the Wells family commissioned me to take more for their youngest's third birthday party! I can't tell you how amazing their parties are, they organised games, a bouncy slide, fantastic lunch and even made the amazing Thomas the Tank Engine cake themselves! All the kids had a great time and it really shows in the photos.

I really enjoyed shooting this childrens party, make sure you get in touch if you've got anything like this coming up that you'd like me to photograph! (Email becky@beckyrui.com).

Oh and please take a look at their family lifestyle session while you're here! It was one of the best!