2016 what a year! With unexpected results in Brexit and the US Elections and the passing of some musical legends Lemmy, Bowie and Prince. For me personally I would say this has been one of the strangest years in a long time.

On the wedding photography front 2016 has been a good year for Paul Newbery Photography. I seemed very lucky this year that the weddings I photographed this year were not affected by typical British weather, precautions are always taken for inclement weather but this year these were not needed.

I have been photographing weddings since 2009 and as of yet I have never posted a review of the year. This is a first 🙂

In May I photographed Jodie and George at the Crown Inn Pishill near Henley on Thames, the Crown is a lovely venue in the Stonor Valley. George’s restored car also looked amazing in such stunning surroundings.

I love photographing those impromptu moments between the bride and groom or guests. At Matt and Chelsie’s wedding in Henley on Thames there were plenty of opportunities for capturing those. We also managed to get down to the banks of the River Thames where the couple was able to enjoy some alone time away from the main wedding reception. These quiet moments are sometimes the only time the Bride and Groom get to spend together on their wedding day.

Below are some more of my wedding images from 2016. Photographing a wedding is storytelling with pictures. It is also important to capture the details that make the day so special.

Group photograph at wedding at four pillars hotel oxford

Sometimes guests hand me their cameras to photograph their families. If I have time I will always oblige, it also makes a good photo opportunity when the family check the photo I have taken for them.

On a personal note, 2016 has been a great year. The year started with a trip to Valencia in Spain. Valencia has become one of my favorite European destinations. It’s easy to get to, great food and a warm climate as well as exciting architecture. There are many reasons why I love this city.

In the autumn I was lucky enough to enjoy a fun packed weekend at the Calvert Trust in Exmoor with Operation Friendship. Operation Friendship is a small independent care provider based locally to me in Oxfordshire. They provide care for 3 young disabled adults enabling them to live fun and fulfilling lives. Great fun was had I even got to try some of the activities myself as well documenting the break with photographs.

Everyone enjoying bush skills underneath a parachute canopy