As a Hatfield House wedding photographer, I have been lucky enough to capture celebrations at this exquisite venue in Hertfordshire. Hatfield House is a country house set in a large country park that boasts extensive gardens and even the ruins of a historic palace. Hatfield House was built in the 1600s and is a beautiful example of Jacobean architecture. The gardens cover 42 acres and feature a mix of ornamental gardens, water features and mazes. The historic gardens were used as a test place for the first British tanks during the First World War. This gorgeous venue has featured in several movies and TV programmes, including Lara Croft, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and The Crown. Unsurprisingly, television producers are drawn to the splendour of this elegant venue. 

Saying I Do At Hatfield House

Suzy and Ben’s big day was such a fantastic event to photograph. I was thrilled to be able to capture their celebrations at Hatfield House for them. It was an honour to be chosen for such an important job. Hatfield House is famed for its gardens and, in particular, its mazes. There’s a beautiful photo of the bridesmaids. Snaking their way through the maze en route to the ceremony. The glimpses of whites dresses and floral bouquets amidst the green hedges of the maze walls. The weather was stunning, and the couple were able to exchange vows outside under the warmth of the sun. The ceremony was lovely, and I loved capturing those memories with my camera. The inside of Hatfield House is just as beautiful as the gardens. The room for the wedding breakfast was spectacular. A vast ceiling, wooden rafters and old brick walls made the perfect backdrop. The tables were decorated with brightly coloured flowers, and they looked terrific. 

Wedding Photos of Suzy and Ben at Old Palace Hatfield House in Hertfordshire

Documentary Wedding Photography at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire

As a documentary photographer, it’s my job to capture the day as it unfolds. While I love artistic shots and the odd posed shot, documentary photographs make up the bulk of my work. I find this is what couples want, they want their album to tell the story of the day from start to finish. Not the polished, perfected version, but the nitty-gritty reality of the wedding day. The sweat-lined foreheads on the dancefloor, the children running across the lawn, and the private looks between newlyweds across a busy room. As you can see from the pictures, this album is filled with these kinds of images. The dancefloor was a fun place to be, and I was sure to capture this with my camera. In addition, there’s a great image of a man in flight that I think captures how fun this wedding celebration was! There are some romantic, artistic shots taken of the newlyweds, which I love, too. The one of the happy couple hidden in a secret doorway in the gardens is beautiful, and it’s one I’m really proud of. Another of the beautiful couple enjoying a private moment indoors as the building’s exterior is reflected in a window. It shows the intimacy and romance of the wedding day whilst also showcasing the elegance and prestige of their day.

If you’re looking for a Hatfield House wedding photographer, get in touch to discuss my availability.