I’ve photographed several weddings at Micklefield Hall and it’s one of my favourite venues in Hertfordshire to photograph. The picturesque outdoor lake is the perfect spot to elope and the beautiful 16th Century barn is a great alternative for rustic winter weddings. It’s situated in Rickmansworth, in the Hertfordshire countryside just a short 15 minute drive from my home. If youre looking for a Micklefield Hall wedding photographer then get in touch!
MY APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
I photograph most of the day in a documentary style, capturing natural moments in an unobtrusive way. However, I also love taking portraits and usually break this up throughout the day so you’re not away from your guests for too long. Like a lot of people, I can’t stand having my picture taken! A lot of couples I meet feel the same way so I like to incorporate movement into my portraits to give the images a more natural feel. I’ll make sure you feel completely comfortable in front of the camera whilst using some amazing light and a little direction to create some epic portraits for you. To view more of my work, just visit my portfolio page.
GETTING READY AT MICKLEFIELD HALL
One of best things about Micklefield Hall is the amazing bridal suite. It’s split into two large rooms so there’s plenty of space for you and your bridesmaids to get ready. A long dressing table runs along the back wall so your makeup artists will have plenty of space to work and the large windows let in lots of natural light making it ideal for bridal prep photos. The suite is situated just a short walk from both ceremony spaces and it’s away from arriving guests so there’s no risk of you being seen before you tie the knot.
GETTING MARRIED AT MICKLEFIELD HALL
The outdoor ceremony space at Micklefield Hall is something that attracts a lot of couples to the venue. The long aisle set in the venues picturesque gardens and the beautiful water features make it the perfect spot to elope on a sunny day. After the ceremony I often line guests up along this walkway for some colourful confetti pictures before they make their way to the drinks reception. If there’s time, I also try to squeeze in a few portraits of the bride and groom in the pretty rose garden next to the lake.
As we all know, the weather in the UK can be somewhat unpredictable so the Great Barn provides a great, rustic alternative for your wedding ceremony. The lake can be used for couple portraits later on in the day when the weather improves and works especially well with some creative lighting in the evening.
MICKLEFIELD HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
The extensive grounds at Micklefield Hall provide some amazing spots for photographs. Some of my favourite spots are:
ROSE GARDEN – Situated just next to the lake, this picturesque garden is the ideal place to stop for a few wedding photos after the ceremony. The roses bloom on and off between midspring and autumn, providing a colourful backdrop for wedding portraits throughout the summer.
GAZEBO – There’s a white gazebo surround by pretty orange flowers which works really well for portraits. There are also some amazing views of the Hertfordshire countryside which looks amazing at sunset, so make sure you set aside 10 minutes for portraits in the evening!
MANOR HOUSE – In the spring, the manor house is covered with pretty purple wisteria making it a great spot for couple portraits.
WEDDING RECEPTION AT MICKLEFIELD HALL
Micklefield Hall has some unique features that can be enjoyed all year round. There is a garden room with an open log fire and traditional street lamps line the path creating a cosy spot for people to relax in the evening. At weddings I’ve photographed in the past, couples have laid out luxury marshmallows for guests to toast for a post wedding breakfast treat!
One of the walls in the barns is decorated with hundred of fairy lights which creates a great backdrop for the first dance and, if you’ve booked a second photographer, there’s a balcony they can shoot from which has a great view of the dance floor from above.
TIM & AZIN
Sarah is absolutely amazing and just such a fun lovely person to have take your pictures on your special day. As a perfectionist I was really nervous how my photos would turn out on the most important day of my life and all I can say is she exceeded my expectations and brought my dreams to reality. She makes you feel right at ease and instantly comfortable. I cannot thank you enough Sarah!
KATHARINE & DANIEL
OMG We love all of the photos!!!!
Thank you so so much they are perfect! You captured anything that we could have wanted!
EMMA & IAN
Sarah thank you so much for the photos they are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! We got them during dinner on our honeymoon last night and couldn’t believe how perfect they are!
MICKLEFIELD HALL WEDDING PHOTOS
If you’d like to see more of my work, you can view my portfolio by visiting the wedding gallery page. I also have lots of examples of recent wedding photography up on the blog. If you’re looking for an Micklefield Hall wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you! Just get in touch using the contact form below.