Vintage Wedding Photography at The Tythe Barn, Launton with Karen & Rob

A VW Camper Van, homemade cakes, a precious brand new addition and lots of love

There was a huge sense of anticipation leading up to their special day.  Just days before the wedding Karen & Rob welcomed a gorgeous baby granddaughter to the world – ready to join in the fun.  Karen & Rob beamed with pride on their day.  Not only with excitement (to have their new addition to the family arrive in time was just perfect), but with pure joy that finally they were tying the knot.  I became swept up in it all I have to admit.  The Tythe Barn at Launton, near Bicester Oxfordshire looked utterly splendiferous.  Bedecked with thousands of posies of country-themed flowers, the barn really played it’s part in creating the vintage atmosphere Karen & Rob wanted for their day.  Platters of homemade cakes lovingly created by the guests made a magnificent spread and allowed family and friends to play a part.  Karen & Rob had chosen a superb VW Camper Van from Peartree Weddings named Daphne to take them from the church to the barn in style and they made the most of their time with this vintage lady.  I loved every minute spent with this wonderful couple and their friends & family.  It’s a day I’ll never forget, photography or people-wise. I wish I could’ve stayed for the cakes!  Congratulations to a very special couple, my love and best wishes to you and yours.

Wedding Photography

Chalk Board held by Page Boy

Wedding Photography


Wedding Photography



Bride & Groom with VW Camper Van

Wedding Photography Aylesbury

Wedding Photo VW Camper Van

Wedding Photography VW Camper Van

VW Camper Van with Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom with a VW Camper Van

Bride and Groom with VW Camper Van

Vintage Wedding Cake with Bunting

Wedding Flower Table Decoration

Bride and Mother

Groom and his Mother

Wedding Photography Bicester

Wedding Photography Bicester

Wedding Photography at The Tythe Barn Launton

Wedding Photography at The Tythe Barn Launton

Homemade Cakes at a Wedding

Jamie's Fabulous Feasts at The Tythe Barn Launton

Wedding Photography at The Tythe Barn Launton

Jamie's Fabulous Feasts at The Tythe Barn Launton

Child portrait at a wedding in Bicester

Photography Aylesbury

Photography in Bicester


Wedding Photography at Britwell House, Oxfordshire

One Snowy Day in Spring…

Laura & Fred basked in the hot sunshine of March 2012 and decided to set their wedding date for a year later.  Spring 2013 however didn’t materialise.  By the time the big day arrived winter was still clinging on stubbornly with its icy fingers.  We did what Brits do best; sleeves were rolled up, last minute weather related adjustments were made and a stiff upper lip was displayed by all. The weather simply enhanced the excitement and created a sparkling, magical atmosphere. Everyone snuggled in safely for the ceremony and Laura gracefully arrived at Fred’s side.  Serene and smiling throughout, Laura was determined to keep calm and carry on with our plans for the photographs.  Donning her practicle boots and armed with a huge surge of adrenalin, Laura hitched up her dress and strode down the steps of Britwell House to play in the snow with her new husband. None of us felt the cold as we took in the beautiful gardens and marvelled at the beauty of the house dressed in white.

This was one of those unique days where fate played its part…Britwell House is a fairytale venue for a wedding. Laura & Fred are a fairytale couple & a true joy to be around.  And the snow made the fairytale complete, the frosting on the cake.

To see more of Laura & Fred’s Snowy Wedding Day click here

Wedding Greeting Card

Britwell House

Wedding Shoes on Swan

Wedding Flowers

Bridesmaids Hands


Wedding Ceremony

Bride and Groom


Bride and Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids on the stairs

iPhone Wedding Photo

Snow Wedding

Snowy Wedding

Snow Kiss




Bride & Groom in the Snow

Audi Wedding Car outside Stately Home

Civil Partnership Photography at The Tythe Barn, Launton

Sam, Heidi and their very special day

When I first met Sam & Heidi I could tell that sealing their partnership meant everything to them.   It was all very exciting and I was so delighted Sam & Heidi chose me to photograph what would be my first civil partnership.  Dresses were chosen separately and with great secrecy. On the morning of the wedding they beautified together in the stunning Dovecote at The Tythe Barn.  However, when it came to putting on the secret dresses they kissed a brief goodbye and ‘see you soon!’  Heidi and her very proud father were first to walk up the aisle where she waited for Sam to follow with her equally glowing dad.  They couldn’t hide their surprise and delight when they saw each other’s dresses for the first time.  Amazed giggles….by coincidence they’d both chosen dresses by the same designer and they complimented one another beautifully!  The Civil Partnership Ceremony was personal, magical and emotional.  The feeling of love from family and friends was so strong and their support such an intrinsic part of the celebration.

I have to say I was completely caught up in the day and spellbound by this couple. Sam & Heidi literally radiated joy and love, so many smiles and so much pure happiness.  I wish them all the very best for the future, I’ll certainly never forget their beautiful day.

To see Sam & Heidi’s full gallery, click here

Civil Partnership Images by Kelly Jo at:

The Tythe Barn
Charbridge Lane
Oxfordshire OX26 5DP


The Tythe Barn Panorama

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Civil Partnership Ceremony


Two brides

Brides in a window

Brides through the lavender

Brides at the Barn

Wedding Photography at The Oxford Belfry

Anna & Dan’s perfect celebration…

Weather was kind, family was poised and ready, Joseph was busy being cute and plied with various bribes to keep him smiling as he waited eagerly for Mummy & Daddy to get married.  The Oxford Belfry was witness to a day full of pampering, preening, beautifying, worrying, laughing, anticipation, emotion, jubilation and most of all….sheer happiness.  Anna and Dan had waited a long time for their big day and when it came it was all they’d hoped for.  Family and friends came together to celebrate this gorgeous pair tying the knot and Joseph brought a tear to everyone’s eye when he charged down the aisle to be the first to give the bride and groom a celebratory hug. I loved being with these guys on their day, I felt at home, all warm and fluffy.  Congratulations to a really wonderful couple…

To see the gallery of the full day, please click here


Brides & Bridesmaids

Bride & Mother

Bride & Son kiss

Bride & Groom in Wedding Ceremony

Bride, Groom and Page Boy

Bride and Groom

Bride, Groom, Pageboy, Balloon


Laura & Tim’s Wedding at The Tythe Barn, Launton

Beautiful people, beautiful day…

At last, the much anticipated day had arrived. I walked into the elegant Bridal Suite at The Dovecote to find Laura surrounded with her bridesmaids and knee high in more cosmetics than I’ve ever seen in one place!  Tim surrounded himself with his lads and got lost on the way to the barn.  But all was wonderful…the ceremony was full of emotion, the guest were full of merriment, the children were entertained.  However, the thing that shone through most on that chilly but dry day was the huge love shared between the gorgeous bride and groom.  I know its a huge cliche but this is truly a match made in heaven.

Venue: The Tythe Barn, Launton

Flowers: Charlie Quartley, The Flower Fairies

Wedding Photography: Me! Kelly Jo Hearsey LMPA, Kelly Jo Photography

Wedding Shoes on Heart Shaped Rug

Bridesmaid getting ready

Bride and her Bridesmaids

Bride on the stairs

Bride and Groom

Bridal Bouquet

Bride and Groom kissing

Boy playing with gravel

The Tythe Barn, Launton – Sunshine, Speeches, Saying ‘I Do’

Kathryn & Colin’s Wedding Day

We’d made plans for a rainy, windy, cold day….just in case.  But we shouldn’t have worried, waking up on this late March morning was a joy – blue skies and gorgeous sunshine.  And talking of joy, the whole day from start to finish was full of it.  Kathryn was glowing from the moment she arrived at the Tythe Barn, Launton.  Colin waited patiently for his stunning new bride to join him in the doorway of the barn for their ceremony, their guests basking outside in the sun.

We had a fantastic time and Kathryn & Colin seemed to soak up every minute of their celebration.  It was so easy to capture the love that enveloped these newlyweds, it was in the air and all around.  Have a truly wonderful life together….

Wedding images by Kelly Jo at:

The Tythe Barn
Charbridge Lane
Oxfordshire OX26 5DP

Bride & Groom Kissing

Bride & Groom Kiss

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom walking away

Guests at a wedding

Bride & Groom Quiet Time

The Bride

Bride and Groom walking away


Neil & Katie’s Wedding Day

A Beautiful Wedding at Great Missenden Church & The Pavilion, Lane End

[slideshow id=6]The rain it fell, in great volume.  Then lo, it stopeth as the bride arrived at the church and out cameth the sun! The church at Great Missenden made a grand setting for a gorgeous heartfelt ceremony.  Katie & Neil were surrounded by so much love and it really does show.  A great time was had by all after at The Pavilion, Lane End where the band, Suede Alien, played late into the evening.  The weather was kind, the day went perfectly and the bride & groom lived happily ever after….

Anna & David’s Wedding Day

An emotional day at The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon

[slideshow id=4]Amazing where a conversation on can take you….down the aisle!

This was always going to be emotional but nothing prepared me for the sheer outpouring of love we were to witness on this beautiful day.  We’re all used to seeing a bride with a tear in her eye but when the groom started…there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  David read his own vows, choked with emotion while Anna held his hand and gently whispered ‘You can do it!’  The Five Arrows at Waddesdon was the perfect setting for this intimate wedding and the day was a true celebration of a fun, happy and perfectly matched couple.

This is what it’s all about…I love my job!