Oxana & John’s wedding was a genuinely beautiful wedding day.
Oxana’s immediate Russian family attended the wedding and, despite the evident language barrier, blended so well with John’s English family and friends.
It was incredibly touching to witness and document Oxana’s strong bond with her father throughout the day, I’m particularly fond of the images created during their emotional walk down the aisle to meet with John as well as her father’s speech, who doesn’t speak a word of English, being translated by the Oxana’s brother.
As a documentary wedding photographer, I always look to photograph the atmosphere of a day as authentically as possible, this includes honestly depicting characters and relationships in my work, meaning any perceived language barrier was simply irrelevant.
All preparations, the ceremony and the reception took place on the gorgeous grounds of Babington House, a Soho hotel and members' club nestled in the heart of Somerset and a particularly favourite venue for me having shot some of my most memorable weddings there in recent years.
I enjoyed every minute of working with these lovely families, below are just a few of my absolute favourites from the day.