Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

Award Winning Documentary Wedding Photography.

Hey there, thanks for scrolling down! So, you are getting married (woo hoo!) and you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer, well thanks for stopping at my site,  I hope you like the images that you’ve seen so far. I like to sum my work up as Real Moments, Creatively Captured. Your wedding is unique and I want your photos to reflect this. If you don’t want your wedding to feel like a photo-shoot, and are looking for a more relaxed, less traditional approach to your day, then you could be looking for a ‘documentary wedding photographer’ and would you believe it, thats what I am!  I want you to enjoy your wedding day, with big genuine smiles written all over your happy faces. These are the moments I love to capture. Real moments, captured creatively (see I said it again!) in a natural and relaxed manner.

I live in Hitchin Hertfordshire, which is the best town in the world, if you don’t know it, come visit, tell me, and we can grab a coffee and talk weddings!


AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER

I’m really proud to be part of the following respected photography organisations, This is Reportage, WPJA, and Fearless Photographers. I am honoured to have picked up a number of prestigious photography awards throughout the years including being named as top 150 international wedding photographer for WPJA for 2019 and as a top 100 UK wedding photographer from SRL Lounge who for 2020.

In 2020 I was ranked 4th place within ‘This Is Reportage Family’ top 10 UK photographers. The documentary photography that this community creates, it’s truly inspiring.

A career highlight would be winning a gallery spot with the renowned Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. You can read more about that here.

To view some of the photos that I have received awards for over the years please click below.


MICRO WEDDINGS IN HERTFORDSHIRE.

I’ve really been missing capturing these celebrations, from the confetti, to the kisses, I miss it all! I have been lucky to have had the honour of shooting 7 Micro weddings in Hertfordshire last year. So If you are sticking two fingers up to Covid and embracing these strange times you may find my post on smaller wedding celebrations in Hertfordshire helpful. Also have a look at Liz and Tom’s Micro wedding at Redcoats or  Hannah and Pete’s boho beach wedding to see how celebrations with 30 or 15 guests can be just as awesome as those with larger guest lists.

NEW AWARDS!!

The pandemic may have robbed us of some amazing weddings, but I didn’t let my camera get too dusty. I spent most of the year documenting my family, which meant I was able to enter my photos into TIR Family. In the same vane as This Is Reportage, winning an award from them is really tough so I am totally amazed have picked up 7 awards from them and received a worldwide ranking of 14 for 2020 and 4 for the UK!! To see my photography taken during the most recent lockdown follow this link.

BRANDING AND TEACHING.

Some exciting news, I recently started teaching photography at North Herts College. I’m talking The exposure triangle, the rule of thirds, composition and loads more, but most importantly I’m meeting people who enjoy photography and it’s so wonderful to see them grow their knowledge. I have also been using the down time the pandemic has thrown us wedding photographers to kick start my branding business ‘Shoot and Tell’, something I have wanted to do for years, but was waiting until both my Children were in full time eduction. You can read more about that here.

POPULAR WEDDING VENUES.

I’m slowly getting round to adding some great Hertfordshire wedding venues to my site, be sure to check out this page if you are wedding venue hunting!

"She has enough presence to command a group or staged photo but more importantly enough stealth so take the most amazing natural photos to capture the essence of the day. So many of our guests have complimented the photography"

Wedding photography for Chris and Joe
The George, Hertfordshire Wedding

"We're so pleased with our wedding photos - you captured our day perfectly!  You're so calm and friendly and that really made us, and our guests, feel at ease in front of the camera"

Wedding photography for Callum and Jenna
Offley Place, Hertfordshire Wedding Venue

"Erica is a fantastic photographer. Beautifully creative shots, all thought through with care and imagination, so that the end result were pictures that really suited us, our personalities and the wedding vibe we were trying to create"

Wedding Photography for Faye and Charlie
Hitchin Lavender Fields, Hertfordshire Wedding Venue

"The wedding day was very difficult, -1c with a wind chill of -8c. Despite difficult conditions Erica captured some magical moments outdoors, and improvised when needed to ensure guests were all kept comfortable. We were amazed with the results!!"

Wedding photography for Jen and Dean
Coltsfoot Country Retreat, Hertfordshire Wedding Venue

"The best way of showing praise for someone’s work is to recommend them. I have recommended Erica to everyone I know! Her photos are amazing and I can’t stop looking at them. She has captured perfect moments in a still image that I haven’t seen before and they are so natural. Every shoot that I see of hers is the same. She manages to capture the atmosphere brilliantly. Erica keeps in contact from beginning to end and fulfills all your requirements and is great value for money."

Wedding photography for Sarah and Paul
Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire Wedding

"Erica has high emotional intelligence and great sense of humour which enabled her to capture the genuine moments of our day. We loved our photos so much and I always enjoy looking at all the other weddings she shoots on her excellent Facebook and Instagram pages. She is the queen of the candid shot which makes every photo shoot unique."

Wedding Photography for Lauren and Mark
Hexton Manor, Hertfordshire Wedding Venue