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Oxford Wedding Photographer - Macdonald Randolph Hotel - Ben & Vicky
Becky Rui Oxford Wedding Photographer

It was an honour to photograph this stunning wedding last year in Oxford - one of my favourite cities!

It was such an exciting day as Ben and Vicky tied the knot, with so many sweet and personal touches as you will see!

So full of love, it was such a joy to share this awesome day with them and capture these special moments!

P.S. Look out for the Wedding Harlem Shake at the end!

"I first met Becky at a networking event a few years ago and instantly liked her... She was easy to talk to and also very focused and driven to do well in business. Not only that, she has an excellent attitude towards her work and clearly loves what she does.

Naturally, she was the first person I called when me and my now husband got engaged. I am so glad I did!

Becky was fantastic through the day making us feel at ease with the camera. When we saw the pictures we were delighted. She managed to bring the whole day to life again and the way she had captured all the emotions was fantastic.

They are simply perfect.

I highly reccomend Becky Rui to anyone who wants a photographer - you will not be disappointed!"

I was thrilled to recieve this beautiful testimonial from sweet Vicky in a handwritten letter she sent after she had recieved her Wedding photographs. Thank you Vicky!

Vendor Info

Wedding Venues - Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Oxford Town Hall. Location of Family Photographs - Christchurch Gardens. Wedding Dress - Essence of Australia at Confetti Bridal. Shoes - John Lewis. Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands - Tom French Fine Jewelers Ascot. Hair stylist: Paula Jennings. Make up artist: Debbie Shaw. Flowers: Jayne Marshall (bouquets) & Brenda Copas (table arrangements). Grooms attire: Anthony Blay. Cake: Jennifer Armstrong – The Missing Cupcake.

I'd love to hear about your Wedding plans so far and how I could best serve you! Do get in touch with me at becky@beckyrui.com and let's speak!

Oxford Macdonald Randolph Wedding - Ben & Vicky Sneak Preview

Today I would love to share a sneak preview of this beautiful Oxford wedding that I was so honoured to photograph last April. Set at the 5-star Oxford Randolph hotel, with a wonderful ceremony at the Town Hall followed by family portraits at the Christchurch Gardens it was a total dream to capture, and I'm so grateful to Ben and Vicky for having me there to document their day.

Looking forward to sharing more from this wedding soon!

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

Second Shooter for Clare West Photography | The Wedding of Angela & Ryan

I have always wanted to photograph weddings. It is such a special and beautiful occasion to document and capture, so I was thrilled to take a big step in my business and growth this year and take on my first bookings! Each wedding is different... Everything that is unique about the bride and groom, their families, friends, venues will materialise in their wedding day, and I knew it would be valuable to work on a variety of them before it came to shooting them by myself.

A local wedding photographer, the wonderful Clare West, who I had met towards the end of 2011 agreed to have me second shoot with her at one of the weddings she was capturing this summer. I was so grateful for the opportunity to get this extra insight into what is involved when photographing a day like this, and meet the lovely couple.

It was a really wonderful occasion, the bridal preparations were held at the Oxfordshire Golf Club, where the reception would later take place, and the ceremony was held at St Dunstans Church in Princes Risborough.

You can see Clare Wests amazing blog post about Angela and Ryans wedding here.

Since this day, I have photographed my own two weddings which were totally amazing to capture and work on. The first one I blogged here. I am so looking forward to next years bookings!

Thank you Clare for the opportunity to second shoot at this wedding with you, it was so valuable and special to be a part of.

Islington Town Hall Wedding - Piers and Kirsten

I was delighted to photograph the wedding of Piers and Kirsten this Summer. Their intimate ceremony took place on August 31st at Islington Town Hall with close family members and some good friends. After the ceremony we walked up to their apartment a few minutes away for a fun gathering with lots of laughter, champagne and colourful cupcakes!

The following day, celebrations continued as relatives and even more good friends travelled from all over the world to celebrate this couple!

The day was held at Piers's gorgeous family home between Oxford and Aylesbury. It was a beautiful setting for the occasion with gorgeous gardens and views as far as you can see, across the rolling Buckinghamshire countryside.

Their story began when they found themselves sitting next to each other on business trips to Paris. How romantic!

Piers is currently based in the Middle East where he runs his business from, and Kirsten lives and works in London, after moving here from New York. It was inspiring to get to know a couple who have had to work through the tests of a long distance relationship. The speeches that they both made were just so touching. It was amazing!

From start to finish their weddings celebrations were full of laughter, catching up with old friends and having fun! It wasn't a traditional wedding with cake cutting and first dances, but Kirsten did throw her bouquet into the crowd before they made their exit later in the evening!

As I came to know her, Kirsten has such a beautiful and playful energy as you will see from the photographs.

Thank you for asking me to shoot your wedding, it was totally amazing to capture it all and work with such special people. :)

So here we go with the photos... Day one, the ceremony...

The following day...