Thursday, 11 December 2008

Something new...

In my last post I mentioned that things have been very exciting in our photographic universe. I think this really deserves a post all to itself though - as we now have a studio in Oxford dedicated to portraits of all kinds - families (old and young!), individuals, couples, babies, pregnancy shoots - you name it!

Our address is now:

Simplicity Photography
33 Cowley Road

It's been a crazy month of moving in, establishing a reputation in the area and marketing our (beautiful yet affordable!) photography services to as many people as possible in the run-up to Christmas. Since Louise is occupied with other projects at the moment, it's me (Chris) who is running the studio on a day-to-day basis and photographing all the portraiture that we're now happily displaying in our portfolio. Check it out at:

For me, it's something of a dream come true, and I'm lucky to have so many friends and clients who allow me to try out some of my crazier and more far-out ideas! Every so often, though, it all comes together and pays off spectacularly; so I've put a few of my favourite studio shots from the last month for you to have a look at. Enjoy - and remember, if you're stuck for a Christmas present for the family, you know who to call!

Nom and her wonderful son, Reuben

A mischievous smile is caught forever...

Katie, an absolute pro in front of the camera

A high-key edge to Simplicity

Ricki and Nat, with their baby Izak

John and Emily wanted to join in...

A really beautiful shoot with Erica, a pregnant midwife who was about the most relaxed person in front of the camera I've ever worked with!

A crazy angle (in fact from Louise) that worked perfectly for the mood of the photo.

I was so pleased with this shoot I just had to put another photo in to finish with!

To book a studio session or to enquire about our Christmas offers, email or call 07745 033707. You can find lots of information here:

Have fun Christmas shopping - I'll keep you up to date with new studio shoots whenever I've got time!


An Oxford Winter Wonderland

It's been a while since my last post - apologies! Things have been very exciting in the world of Simplicity Photography - first of all, after a few weeks' rest at the end of a busy summer, we've launched straight into winter and its frosty weddings!

James and Tayce got married on Saturday 6th December in the beautiful city of Oxford (well, I suppose I'm slightly biased...) and had their reception at the magnificent Divinity Schools in the Bodleian Library. Wow.

We love Oxford, and even after dark it's hard to wish for a more grand or beautiful location. Tripods at the ready, we chased a bicycle rickshaw carrying the happy couple from the Quaker meeting house on St Giles to Radcliffe Square - and once we arrived, the cold walk was worth it! We embarked on a photoshoot around some of Oxford's most notable landmarks - the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Camera, the Bridge of Sighs, the Christmas lights on Broad Street, the Sheldonian Theatre and the busy High Street.

Here are a few of our favourites from their special day - hope you enjoy them!

Getting ready - the important stuff!


The best man ensured everything ran smoothly...

Waiting to sign the register...

Tayce and James outside the Radcliffe Camera

A quiet moment...

The Christmas lights twinkle in the background...

Family and friends can log in to our website to view all the photos from James and Tayce's wedding at
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