I’ve been working as a photographer since 2013 documenting lots of amazing weddings taken in venues across Hertfordshire. From magnificent manor houses to rustic barns, there’s something to suite everyone’s big day. Here are some of my favourite images taken whilst working as a Hertfordshire wedding photographer.
This photo of the bridesmaids and ushers was taken at Ashridge, an amazing manor house set in the Chiltern Hills. I’ve worked at this venue on several occasions and I wanted to try something completely different. Group pictures can get a bit samey so I decided to get creative with the way the building was lit in order to produce something completely different. I used flashes to light up the background which silhouetted the people and enhanced the ornate architecture of the arches.
Sam and Sian are good friends of mine and I was delighted when they asked me to document their big day! South Farm is a beautiful venue and I really wanted to enhance the gardens by getting some portraits at sunset. I love the way the soft light illuminates the brides hair and the way the leaves on the left provide a graphic element that frames the couple. My favourite thing about this image is the genuine moment the couple shared enjoying a few minutes together as husband and wife.
This shot of Kim and Tony is one of my favourite Hertfordshire wedding photos, taken on the evening of their wedding at sunset. I’d finished taking couple portraits and I noticed them cuddling and chatting as we were walking back to the reception. The light was perfect and really enhances the beautiful gardens but above all I love how natural and genuine this moment is.
Katy and Saba got married at Katy’s old school in Hemel Hempstead. When I photographed their engagement session, their favourite pictures were with dramatic light at sunset so it was important to capture something similar for them on their wedding day. Luckily, we had the perfect sunset which gave us lots of soft, pretty light to work with. I love the way it shines through the leaves and frames the couple whilst they practice their first dance.
This image proves that great portraits can be taken at any time of year and at any time of day. Sammy and Luke got married on a cold December day so we were unable to go outside for portraits. Luckily, the interior of the Grove is filled with metallic surfaces, sparkly ornaments and graphic pieces of modern art which provided the perfect backdrop. I decided to shoot through some fairy lights to frame the couple and give the image a luxury feel.
The gardens at Micklefield Hall look so beautiful in the summer and this colourful bed of orange tulips provided the perfect backdrop for a portrait of the couple. I love the way the couple are framed by the white structure and the symmetry adds an interesting element making it one of my favourite Hertfordshire wedding photos.
I’ve photographed lots of weddings at Ashridge House and I’m always looking to improve on previous photos. I knew there was great, dramatic light in the room where the bride gets ready but I wanted to go a step further to make the final image unique. By setting up a flash to light the brides hair, I was able to add more dimension and make the subject pop from the background.
This image was taken just as the bride was making her entrance. I wasn’t sure if I was going to have a clear view as she walked in but luckily there was just enough of a gap between the guests to capture her expression. The beautiful, natural light coming from behind her helps to make her stand out from the background even more.
Kirsty and Jack got married at St John’s Church in Hemel Hempstead. The reception took place at Essendon Country Club which boasts a beautiful long driveway. I knew I wanted to incorporate the cool VW Camper they were travelling in so I decided to stop them en route to capture this image.
I love simplifying images right down to a few simple, graphic elements. I exposed for the couple which made the sky look white, giving a simple clean backdrop. I made sure I found the right patch of tree to frame the couple perfectly.
HERTFORDSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOS
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