I knew what to expect with this wedding venue, having visited there before to shoot Isi and Rob’s wedding. It was doubly convenient as Beverley and Vicky live a three-minute walk from the venue! I decided to take a few close-ups of the props and other details before the pair left home for the ceremony.
As the ladies spoke to the registrar, I snapped a few of the guests arriving. It was more than just friends and family – they even had a pair of spaniels in tow!
Wedding Photography at Hatfield House
The ceremony was simply stunning, with just a few close friends and family looking on. Hatfield House has such dramatic backdrops with wall to ceiling paintings. Later, we took a tour of the grounds – the greenery is certainly majestic, and the dogs seemed to love it too!
Here I went into reportage mode as guests mingled in the park, before getting everybody together for the essential group shots. The maze provided the perfect frame for the newlyweds’ guests.
Portrait photography in Hatfield House’s grounds
Beverley and Vicky were naturals. We explored the grounds at Hatfield House for a spot of portrait wedding photography, where they experimented with various front-on poses. There are so many natural photo spots at Hatfield House – whether they were standing between topiaries, under branched walkways or simply by the fountain, the outcome was always artistic.
Back inside, there were smiles all round as the dads and newlyweds gave their speeches. There were plenty of little guests in attendance as well, who were definitely loving the food! The sun was starting to set by this point, so I kidnapped the couple once again for a few final outdoor portrait shots.
Cutting the cake
We all love a bit of theatre at a wedding, so cutting the cake with a sword was a shock! Even the little ones had a go before we hit the dance floor.
I set some flashes up around the room to capture the first dance. Beverley and Vicky then changed into their flats for the disco. Wise move! The room had been decorated beautifully with the lighting, which made for some wonderful dramatic shots. My personal favourite was the midnight shoot underneath the lantern.
Beverley and Vicky gave me a five-star review, so it was another successful wedding shoot at Hatfield House! If you’re looking for wedding photography at this gorgeous venue, please get in touch.