Photographing weddings has always been a pleasure for me and a job I have loved for many years. To be asked, therefore, to photograph the couple’s babies is special.
December 2012, between Christmas and New Year, I was privileged to capture Thomas’s first steps in his first pair of shoes and Freya with her new pink umbrella and wellies! Her Christmas present from her grandparents.
How apt that the beautiful British weather obliged. We just had to take her outside to play in the puddles!
What a night! What a celebration of friendship and family! What a privilege for Julie Oswin of Julie Oswin Photography Ltd to be asked to photograph and capture the second party for this family. There is nothing more flattering as a photographer to be asked again to capture special events in people’s lives, this was no exception.
Saturday 14th January was the date for this 70th Birthday Celebration which was held in a marquee in South Yorkshire. The event was organised by Carol Dennis, Celebrity Party Planner who is based in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
A fabulous night was had by all.
It was just simply a brilliant evening of celebration with close family and friends enjoying the private celebrations. Ronnie Corbett was joined on stage by his wife of 50 years, Anne. They made an impromptu double act and they were hilarious.
Simon, Sarah’s partner sang a medley of numbers and Encore Entertainment sang hits from the West End Musicals and Opera. Signature from Britain’s Got Talent were simply brilliant and the guests joined in with the Michael Jackson moon walk.
A Marilyn Monroe look-a-like sang Happy Birthday to the host and the live band to finish the evening was local Yorkshire man, Toni Christie.
Julie Oswin was the photographer for the daughter’s 40th Birthday party in 2011 and both Janet & Julie felt extremely honoured to be asked to photograph Sarah’s father’s 70th birthday party.
It is always a compliment to be asked to come back to capture events because they love your work.
What a fantastic night to capture, and simply - “Photography does not get better than this“
All images Copyright: Julie Oswin Photography
We are delighted to announce that we have a new member of staff joining our all female team at Julie Oswin Photography Ltd.,
Anita Beeby has joined us working on a part-time basis. Anita and her husband Steve have a lovely family of three boys, Harvey, Noah and Joey. Julie has had the pleasure of photographing all the boys since they were born.
Anita will be joining us in our busy studio as our Office Administrator.
Sarah’s birthday party was photographed by Julie Oswin on Saturday night in a beautiful marquee with a colour scheme of red, silver and black.
An Ice Bar was the centre piece of the Marquee. The drinks reception was from 7pm – 8pm when the guests were invited through for Dinner.
Scott Mills, DJ Radio 1 entertained the guests from 10:30pm until midnight. Following Scott was Take That 2, tribute band which sang until the early hours of Sunday morning.
The atmosphere was electric and everyone partied until the early hours. The party was organised by Carol Dennis of Beau Belles
The Government have outlined plans for night-time weddings to take place in the future. The changes allowing marriages to take place 24 hours a day in England and Wales are part of the Protection Of Freedoms Bill. They will also apply to civil partnerships.
Currently couples can only wed between 0800 and 1800 under rules dating back to the Marriage Act 1836. This will not introduce ‘spur of the moment’ marriages like in the Las Vegas style Chapels; Couples will still have to give at least 15 days notice.
Julie’s comment on this news… “This is absolutely brilliant news for all couples! Couples will be able to have romantic candlelit ceremonies, with fireworks just after the ceremony with the Drinks Reception. There will be so much more opportunity for true professional photographers to capture the atmosphere, use their creative lighting and photographic skills to photograph a wedding without daylight! People forget that photography is a skill, an Art form. Experienced, fully trained photographers use the available light to paint their images with the light, bringing them to life. They do not shoot thousands of images at a wedding hoping to get just a few useable shots, that simply is not photography”.
The night-time images below have been captured by Julie Oswin at recent events.
Link to the BBC News website [click here]
Amy & Sarah’s Civil Partnership took place at the beautiful wedding venue Norwood Park, Southwell, Nottinghamshire on 19th December 2010 at 3pm. Friends and family joined them at Norwood for their special day.
Amy & Sarah walked in together for the ceremony. The ceremony was held overlooking the grounds and the lake at Norwood Park as the sun was setting.
Adele, Amy’s sister was Best Woman and Sarah’s brother Darren was her Witness. There were four bridesmaids, Annie, Katie, Hannah and Tabatha who enjoyed every minute of the day.
James was the Page Boy.
Amy & Sarah flew to California for their honeymoon after Christmas.
Julie & Janet would like to wish Amy & Sarah every happiness in their future lives together.
This absolutely stunning wedding venue of Walton Hall was the chosen venue by Becky and Paul for their August wedding. Walton Hall is set in the fabulous county of Warwickshire.
Becky & Paul were married in the Chapel and the ceremony was conducted by Rev Wendy Biddington. The Chapel is set in the wonderful grounds of Walton Hall.
It started to spot with rain as Becky walked to the Chapel with her Father for the 12:30 ceremony. However the sun was shining as Paul and Becky came out of the Church although the wind was blowing. Steve Ansell was Paul’s Best Man and Becky was attended by her four bridesmaids.
Janet photographed the guys getting ready and at the Chapel and Julie joined the bride and her bridesmaids for Becky’s preparation photographs.
Over 70 guests celebrated Becky & Paul’s Wedding at Walton Hall and many of the couple’s friends attended the evening celebrations.
Janet & I wish Paul & Becky every happiness in their future lives together.
Release Date: September 2010
Leicestershire/Warwickwickshire Wedding Photographer Julie Oswin AMPA is in Master Photographer of the Year finals!
The Master Photographers Association has unveiled the shortlist in the 2010 Master Photography Awards and local professional photographer Julie Oswin AMPA has been selected.
Julie Oswin’s photograph will join others from across the world that will adorn the new ‘Wall of Fame’ at the forthcoming Awards Dinner and presentation ceremony that takes place on Sunday 17th October at the Hilton Metropole close to the NEC in Birmingham. The overall ‘Master Photographer of the Year’ will be chosen from these short-listed entries.
The Master Photography Awards are the most prestigious awards for photography in the UK and feature the cream of today’s photographic talent. Run by the Master Photographers Association, the Awards are open to professional photographers from all over the world and gaining placement in the finals is a great honour.
Julie Oswin said: “I am absolutely delighted that one of my wedding photographs has been selected to be in the finals and look forward to Awards next Month”.
Holly & James married at St Mary’s Church, Nanpantan on 24th July 2010. James’ Best Man was James Best Friend Will. Friends and family celebrated their wedding at Longcliffe Golf Club, Loughborough. The theme for the Wedding was James Bond. Photographing James and his new wife was unusual for Julie Oswin as she has known James and his family since he came into the world, Jim has been a close friend of her daughter Jayne throughout their schooldays and Will, Jim & Jayne have kept in touch since leaving school. Holly wore a beautiful designer wedding dress and looked absolutely gorgeous.
We wish them every happiness in the future.
Chris & Iain celebrated their civil partnership at the Elford-Leigh Golf & Country Club, Plymouth. Close family and friends joined them for their special day which was filled with emotion, romance, tears and laughter. Iain’s Best Woman was Jayne and Mathew was Chris’ Best Man. Iain was given away by his Mum & Dad, Sandra & Robert. Golf buggies were the order of the day and the bridal party took off to the lake for a few informal photographs before the Wedding Breakfast . Cake cutting and the speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast in the order of Best Woman, Jayne; followed by Best Man, Matt; followed by Iain’s Dad & Chris’ Mum & Dad, Teresa & Nigel. Female Wedding Photographer Julie Oswin captured their very special day.
“Your wedding day guys was a privilege to capture and I personally wish you both every happiness in your future lives together, Julie xxx”
Photographing such a high-profile Birthday Party in Darlington on 31st July 2010 was such an honour for Julie Oswin of Julie Oswin Photography. The entertainment included Jack Sparrow, Brad Pitt & Marilyn Monroe, the band was ‘For One Night Only’, the DJ was Scott Mills from Radio 1.
The guests were entertained from the moment they arrived at the Drinks Reception to the early hours. Scott Mills from Radio 1 was the DJ until the fireworks and bacon butties at 10:30pm.
The Band, For One Night Only played until midnight. The birthday girl arrived in a beautiful wooden stage-coach pulled by four white horses.
The Birthday Party as a huge success. It was a brilliant night of celebration and we throughly enjoyed capturing the very special day.
The event was organised by Carol Dennis of Beau Belles
Photography: Julie Oswin ABIPP AMPA
Matt & Monica’s fabulous wedding was held at gorgeous Leicestershire Wedding Venue, Prestwold Hall on Friday 4th June 2010. Guests flew in from Greece to celebrate the couple’s day. The weather for their June Wedding was sunny and warm.
Over 75 guests attended their wedding and the Greek Dancing went on well into the evening. Monica and Matt started the Greek Dancing with the Traditional Greek Money Dance where guests and family pin money onto the Bride’s dress and drape money around the groom. The Best Man was Bernard and Mia & Ellia were the Bridesmaids. Young Thomas was the Page Boy.
It was a privilege for Julie Oswin AMPA and Janet Buckle AMPA to photograph and capture Matt & Monica’s very special day and we both wish them every happiness in the future.
Traditional Greek Money Dance.
To view a short Video of Matt & Monica’s Wedding created by James of Digi-Scope then please [click here]