Rhodes House Oxford

Every picture a story: The Light by Joshua Tomalin

This is an image from the very first wedding that I photographed and there are two reasons why it is a favourite of mine. Firstly, Rachel is just about to walk to into the ceremony and her mixture of nerves and happiness are just adorable.

Secondly, I've spent a lifetime using light to tell stories - it is central to all of the images I make. Sometimes you have to chase it and sometimes it comes to you. When I got home from the wedding, kicked off my shoes and looked through the photos, I stopped when I came to this one.

I knew then I wanted to be a wedding photographer.

Rachel + Graeme | Rhodes House Wedding by Joshua Tomalin

Rachel and Graeme's wedding at Rhodes House in 2016 was exactly what you would expected when two gorgeous people get married at a gorgeous venue. 

The slideshow telling the story of R+G's relationship was heart-melting and I feel lucky to have hung out with such cool people.

A huge thanks to Phil and Phil (Rachel's parents) for making me feeling like one of the family and also for the homemade honey, which to this day is the tastiest thank you I've ever received from photographing a wedding.