Will Hartop:
wedding photographer

Congratulations, guys. You have chosen a beautiful part of the country to tie the knot! I guess now you’re looking for awesome photography for your wedding in Oxfordshire.

I love heading to Oxfordshire to photograph weddings. It’s such a beautiful part of the world, and the venues are pretty awesome! Caswell House is a big favourite of mine. It’s the complete package: mega stylish and up to date with the details, plus they always look after me very well!

If you’re planning your wedding on your land or at one of Oxfordshire’s stunning wedding venues and my style of wedding photography resonates with you, then I’d love to hear about your plans for the big day. Please contact me to see if I’m available for your Oxfordshire wedding.

Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire Wedding Photographs.

Wedding Photography in Oxfordshire

Wedding Photographing Oxfordshire.

I also love heading into Oxford itself for weddings. I would say it’s the town I visit most for ceremonies, and I can see why, with so many stunning options. Sometimes, I feel like I could set up camp at Cherwell Boathouse; I’m there that often. Good job; I love it!

To see more of my wedding photography work in Oxfordshire then check out my best of 2023 blog here.

Or if you’ve seen enough pretty pictures and are ready to chat, don’t hesitate to fill out that Contact Form to see if I’m available for your wedding in Oxfordshire.

How I Approach Your Oxfordshire Wedding

My aim on your wedding day is simple – create beautiful images that tell the story of your day in a timeless cinematic style. I want you to feel something when you look back at your images, like a time travel portal that immerses you in that moment.

I approach weddings the way I wanted my day photographed—no awkward poses or hours away from your party. I aim to make you and your guests feel relaxed around the camera. This way, we document the most authentic versions of yourselves and reflect on what happened on the day—whilst looking so good you can’t decide which ones to hang on your wall!

My job is to blend in and go unnoticed, letting the magic unfold in front of the camera. This wedding photography style could be boxed up as documentary, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. I promise a visual story of your day that you will cherish forever.

I’m not one to sit on the sidelines waiting for something to happen. I’m always moving, following the action, and capturing natural moments rather than sitting across the room, zooming in. This approach means I capture those wedding photographs that are often unseen, the raw, intimate moments that mean the most.

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A little about me?

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Thank you for making it this far. I promise many lovely pictures, but I first wanted to introduce myself.

I’m Will, a wedding photographer from the Cotswolds. Having been in this game for over five years now, I never lose sight of how fortunate I am to witness one of the happiest moments of your lives, and it means a huge amount to me to be the one to keep that memory immortal.

I’m incredibly fortunate to live in the heart of the Cotswolds in a little village called Horsley. This means I’m well connected for weddings all over the South West, but most of the time, I don’t need to travel too far as I have many beautiful venues on the doorstep.

I’m a documentary photographer at heart, and I take a lot of my inspiration from sports and news photographers who, like wedding photographers, need to make a scene tell a story whilst being pleasing to the eye – my house is littered with Neil Leifer prints, I love the energy in his images, check him out if you haven’t seen his images before. I’m also a big environmental portrait fan, people doing their thing in their happy place, and Finn Beales and Tom Bunning are big inspirations.

These influences guide my decisions on a wedding day; I’m always moving, following the action, and making sure I’m in the moment when it happens. If my way of capturing weddings resonates with you, I’d love to hear from you; head to my contact form to tell me about your day!

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