Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/hayleyru/public_html/index.php:4) in /home/hayleyru/public_html/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8 Hayley Ruth - Oxford Wedding Photographer http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk Stunning Wedding Photography Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:53:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.22 Catch up on Weddings and Parties http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/catch-up-on-weddings-and-parties/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/catch-up-on-weddings-and-parties/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:41 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11458 The year has started a little bit more busily than anticipated and at the same pace as the run up to Christmas. December was my busiest month of the year! How generally unexpected and lovely.  So it sprang on me that I hadn’t updated the blog for months and my Christmas message was still front and center, eeek! With this in mind here is a glimpse at two of the events that kept me busy. First of all the fabulous Helen and Tom, who had their gorgeous festive wedding at The Manor Weston on the Green, after a beautiful service at St Giles Church, Oxford.

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Sal and Kris has their gorgeous intimate winter wedding at Mallory Court, Leamington Spa, a wedding full of laughter.

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In addition to these two gorgeous weddings, I also covered several fabulous Christmas parties in London, and had a very lovely day at the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios,  capturing a corporate event.  Not forgetting some family portraits and business photography. It never ceases to amaze me the fabulous and exciting places that this job takes me and the truly lovely people I get to meet.  I hope that 2016 is being kind to you all, I won’t make my usual promise of trying to update my blog, I do and will try,  but honestly I enjoy being out taking images, being creative and meeting my clients much more than sitting at my desk updating the website :)

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Business Profile Image – Exclusive Offer http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/business-profile-image-exclusive-offer/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/business-profile-image-exclusive-offer/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:31:39 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11437 We don’t all like to have out photo taken, but with our business being increasingly online we need to ensure our profile images look the part, so together with the fabulous Debbie Mac hair and Make Up Artist we have put together a little relaxed pamper and photo session to make it a treat  rather than a chore.

So, be bold, be brave, be beautiful, book in and give yourself and your business a little boost.

Best Face forward poster

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PAPAKATA at Chilford Hall http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/papakata-at-chilford-hall/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/papakata-at-chilford-hall/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:49:21 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11379 Just before Christmas, on an exceptionally cold night  I headed back to Chilford Hall to capture a rather spectacular Christmas party, featuring a rather special combination of of Papakata teepee’s, warm fires and Egyptian styling.

The Event Logistics Management team did an outstanding job of feeding everyone gorgeous food (That included me too :)) and the night was packed with a whole host of exciting treats including talking Christmas trees, magician, band, disco, cocktails, henna tattoos, face painting, Camel photo booth, light up glasses by Chemion Glasses UK, the list goes on!

Here is a little look at how gorgeous it all looked.

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If you are hosting a special event and would like some photography to capture it please get in touch

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Retirement Event Photography http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/retirement-event-photography/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/retirement-event-photography/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:14:46 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11212 I loved this little afternoon with this fun family of all ages who had traveled from all over the country to help celebrate the man of the moments retirement.

I only stayed a short time to capture everyone before dinner, you don’t always need to book a photographer for hours on end, it was all about capturing the family together.

Here is a little peek.

If you peek often at my blog you may recognise 3 of the faces :)

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If you are considering photography for your event please do get in touch :)

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Autumn Inspired Wedding Shoot http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/autumn-inspired-wedding-shoot/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/autumn-inspired-wedding-shoot/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:11:18 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11304 On a late summer’s day a lovely group of creative wedding suppliers came together to create an autumn inspired shoot, those lovelies were:

Nikki from Budd’s Flowers by Design

Debbie from Debbie Mac Hair and Make Up

Rachel from Butterfly Bridal Boutique

Karin from Stratton Court Barn

and our gorgeous model for the day was May.

The idea behind the day and shoot was to bring together some wedding ideas that were already floating around and put a new twist on them, such as the moss covered step seating plan, as well as bring in some lovely strong and bright autumn colours as a direct contract to the pastels that have been so widely seen in the summer months.

Stratton Court Barn is a lovely rustic country wedding venue and we wanted to reflect this in the styling of the shoot and images. The gorgeous dresser in the main barn was a beautiful stage for our Lovely cake made by the talented Moon bug Cakes. It also provides a really beautiful backdrop in the room for floral displays or anything else you want to make a feature of.

Nikki also wanted to bring to the fore some ideas for using slices of tree trunk, by making a feature in a usually unused corner of the room turning it into a feature. Using candles and skeleton leaves and bark you can transform jam jars. Add in some contrasting  rafia to complete the look.

We had a lot of fun choosing gowns from Rachel’s fabulous boutique in Bicester. This season there are sooooo many gorgeous styles to choose from. Dresses with sleeves, lace straps, gorgeous lace capes reminiscent of Downton Abbey, beautiful backs, sparkle detail, no sparkle. The list goes on.

Then working with Debbie we worked some relaxed natural make up and hair styles, working up to some more structured styles and adding in some more dramatic eye and lip colours.  We had flowers in the hair, in a halo ring and left hair natural. It really was great to try so many different ideas.

Anyway I will stop wittering on now and let you view the images and see for yourself the fun we had. We hope they give you lots of ideas for your own wedding.

Lace wedding dress and downton Abbey styling

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If you like any of the ideas in this shoot get in touch with any of the suppliers as they would all love to talk creatively and create something new just for you :)

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Coming this week on the blog http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/coming-this-week-on-the-blog/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/coming-this-week-on-the-blog/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:43:31 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11323 Oxfordshire Country Wedding Flowers

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Happy Christmas and New Year http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/happy-christmas-and-new-year/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/happy-christmas-and-new-year/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:19:41 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11298 It’s that time of year when the family descend and I switch off for a couple of days:)

2014 has been another exciting year and I have still have stories to tell and share, but for now I want to share this beautiful message that has just dropped into my inbox and then wish you a super festive time.

Just thought I would email to say that we have safely received our wedding album. The album is absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be more happier with it. And we love the little presentation box for the USB – so cute.

We just want to say a huge thank you for all your hard work throughout the time leading up to our wedding, the big day itself, and all the work that you have put into it afterwards. You have given us something that we can treasure forever and words cannot thank you enough! We will definitely be recommending you to friends and family as we loved your friendly and relaxed approach and we are so, so glad that we chose you to capture our wedding – you’ve done it brilliantly.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a brilliant new year and we hope to stay in touch :-)

Lots of Love

Amy and Rob


THANK YOU Amy and and Rob :) xxx

And now THANK YOU to all of you, I hope that your Christmas and New Year are all you hope, that you share it with those you love.

I am very excited about my 2015 adventures, and I have some great ones planned, I look forward to sharing them with you.

Finally I need to thank my fabulous friend and creative Artist Vandy Massey Art for this great image and urge you all to head over and peek at her website and challenging Charity Art Project Running with Brushes.

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Creative Heaven for Photographers in Oxfordshire http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/creative-heaven-for-photographers-in-oxfordshire/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/creative-heaven-for-photographers-in-oxfordshire/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:32:46 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11269 Last week I had the pleasure of following MY Personalised Hoodies store together with Nikki from Budds Floral in North Leigh, as she prepared the flowers for a wedding at Aynho Park.

I’d heard lots of exciting things about this Oxfordshire wedding and events venue, but nothing can quite prepare you for the constant eye candy that greets you and challenges you creatively in every corner and inch of  the house. Truly full of imagination.

Here is just a little look a full post will follow :)

Aynho Park Oxford Wedding Balloons

Disco Glitter balls everywhere LOVE them they catch the light so and do magic things with it :)

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Chilford Hall Wedding http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/chilford-hall-wedding/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/chilford-hall-wedding/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:42 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11185 Amy and Rob had a lovely local to home wedding, getting married in the local village church before heading out to Chilford Hall a wedding venue not far from home, for their reception.

It wasn’t quite my first time back at Chilford since the fire, but almost, and it was lovely to see a completely different style of wedding venue emerge. The catering team are amazing and I was treated to a gorgeous dinner, so be sure to check out Langley Larder catering. Not only that but they ensured that Amy and Rob’s wedding ran perfectly and that is a real skill.

Congratulations Amy and Rob thank you for choosing me to capture your day and the warm and friendly welcome by your friends and family :) xxxxxxxx

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Autumn inspired wedding bouquet http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/autumn-inspired-wedding-bouquet/ http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/autumn-inspired-wedding-bouquet/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:07:35 +0000 http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/?p=11138 I met Mooi Flowers at Barrington Hall Wedding fair recently, and they had this lovely creative bouquet on display, I couldn’t resist capturing some images in the gorgeous autumn sunshine. I love the delicate grass, small white flowers (whose name escapes me, but then I am not a florist ;)) hydrangea and roses. All encapsulated by a circle of twigs. Very original.

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Autumn weddung bouquet with twigs

It’s exciting for everyone involved if you want to have something different or creative don’t be afraid to share your ideas with your suppliers, most of them will love to do something unique and original for you so don’t be shy. :)



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