Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer




Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer Paul Rogers


Before I became a Hertfordshire wedding photographer, I married Helen at St Ippolyts church just outside Hitchin in Hertfordshire, where we now live with our two children and cockapoo Molly. I was a newspaper photographer at The Times in London when we got married, and we didn’t want lots of posed portraits and fuss from the photography.

So I asked a fellow photojournalist at The Independent to photograph our wedding. We got some brilliant, natural photos, and hardly remember being photographed at all.

After 20 years photographing wars, celebrities, Royalty and sport for The Times, I became a wedding photographer. Over 300 weddings later and I still love watching every story unfold.

Choosing the right photographer

Planning a wedding is hard work. Getting the photographer right is the one decision that sticks with couples for years after the wedding. So what kind of things should you be thinking about when looking for your perfect wedding photographer? The most obvious one is someone whose photos you absolutely love. All photographers see the world differently, and finding one with the kind of vision and style that you really love and appreciate is hugely important.

Why Couples Commission A Photojournalist

One of the most common things I hear when talking with couples is that they feel uncomfortable posing for photos. They don’t feel those kinds of photos show them in the same way their family and friends see them. That’s where I come in. My expertise is in finding beautiful compositions and meaningful moments between people, and capturing them quickly and quietly (I use totally silent cameras) so that those moments are saved forever. You won’t see many (if any!) staged or posed pictures on this website. Everything here has been observed and photographed naturally. It’s what my clients love, and if you like what you see here, it’s what I can do at your wedding too.

Crafting Timeless Images

With a focus on candid moments and genuine emotions, I strive to craft timeless images that vividly reflect the love, joy, and excitement shared on your wedding day. It’s my passion and privilege to document these cherished memories, allowing you to revisit and relive them for years to come through a collection of images that encapsulate the true essence of your wedding celebration in Hertfordshire.

Showcasing Hertfordshire’s Iconic Venues

  1. Hatfield House: Known for its historic elegance, Hatfield House offers a majestic setting for weddings with its stunning architecture and manicured gardens. Couples can exchange vows in the grandeur of the Marble Hall or amid the tranquility of the gardens, followed by a reception in one of the elegant rooms or a marquee on the grounds.
  2. Offley Place: Nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside, Offley Place is a charming manor house surrounded by picturesque gardens. The venue offers a romantic setting for weddings, with its historic architecture, elegant interiors, and scenic grounds providing the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and receptions.
  3. Brocket Hall: Set amidst 543 acres of parkland, Brocket Hall is a luxurious estate that exudes elegance and sophistication. Couples can choose from a range of stunning settings for their wedding, including the grand ballroom, the elegant drawing rooms, or the picturesque grounds overlooking the lake.
  4. Coltsfoot Country Retreat: Tucked away in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside, Coltsfoot Country Retreat is a hidden gem offering a tranquil and romantic setting for weddings. The venue features beautifully landscaped gardens, a charming barn for ceremonies, and stylish accommodations for guests.
  5. Pendley Manor: Surrounded by 35 acres of lush countryside, Pendley Manor is a historic country house hotel that provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings. Couples can exchange vows in the elegant Oak Room or the picturesque gazebo in the gardens, followed by a reception in one of the stylish function rooms.

Planning a Hertfordshire Wedding?

I grew up in Buntingford near Royston, while Helen grew up in Hitchin, but we didn’t meet until we were at University in Cardiff. After living in London for a while, we moved to St Albans before settling in St Ippolyts, a small village just South of Hitchin.

I photograph weddings across Hertfordshire as well as the rest of the UK and abroad. As much as I love a big London wedding, or being flown out to California or Italy for a wedding party, my heart lies in Hertfordshire, and it’s always a pleasure to be working close to home!

I regularly cover weddings at Hatfield House and have worked at other super Hertfordshire wedding venues like The Grove in Watford, and the stunning Micklefield Hall, and been a Luton Hoo wedding photographer.  Have a look at some recent Hertfordshire wedding photography below, then make sure to make an inquiry using the button below.


Autumn Wedding at the Farmhouse at Redcoats

Autumn Wedding at the Farmhouse at Redcoats

Autumn Wedding at the Farmhouse at Redcoats Laura and Rob’s Autumn wedding at the Farmhouse at Redcoats near Hitchin in Hertfordshire started with wedding guests gathering at the Grade II listed barn. They’d opted for short coverage, which included the wedding ceremony, drinks reception and the start of the evening party. Photographing Autumn weddings has…

Summer Barn Wedding in Hertfordshire

Summer Barn Wedding in Hertfordshire

Summer Barn Wedding in Hertfordshire When Rachel and Perry were planning their Summer Barn wedding in Hertfordshire, they found my work on The Priory website where I am one of the recommended photographers. They loved the natural, unposed style of documentary wedding photography, and thought my photography would fit in well with their wedding plans.…