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.

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.


St Helen’s Wheathampstead Wedding

St Helen’s Wheathampstead Wedding

St Helen’s Wheathampstead Wedding Naomi and Dom got in touch about their St Helen’s Wheathampstead wedding after seeing my photos from Caroline and Patrick’s Guards’ Chapel Wellington Barracks wedding on the blog. One of their friends had been a guest there, and they liked my style of unposed, natural wedding photography. They were planning a…

Soul Survivor Watford Wedding

Soul Survivor Watford Wedding

Soul Survivor Watford Wedding in the Autumn Claire and Matt’s Soul Survivor Watford wedding came about after Covid-19 meant they couldn’t go ahead with their original plans in Spring next year. Their church wedding ceremony was always planned for Soul Survivor Watford, but originally had the wedding reception being held at Hatfield House. So many…

Best Wedding Photography Autumn 2019

Best Wedding Photography Autumn 2019 I had a super couple of emails come in today whilst editing the last of the Summer weddings. I was delighted to learn that six of my photos have picked up awards in the latest wedding photography contests from the Wedding Photojournalist Association and This is Reportage. As the names…

WPJA Round 19 Winners 002

WPJA Winning Photos Round 19

WPJA Winning Photos Round 19 I’m delighted to have received another two awards from the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) in the penultimate round of 2018. This picture above is from Alexandra and Michael’s Middle Temple Wedding from a few weeks ago. As a London wedding photographer, I love working at the beautiful church at Middle Temple.…

Best Documentary Wedding Photography - Winter 2018

Best Documentary Wedding Photography – Winter 2018

Best Documentary Wedding Photography – Winter 2018 As 2018 draws to a close, there’s still a couple more rounds to go in the annual WPJA 2018 contest. The Wedding Photojournalist Association rewards the very best documentary wedding photography in the world and is a highly competitive contest. It’s values are closely aligned to my working…