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!

New to my site is a little bit of wedding venue love. I want to shine a little spotlight on some of my favourite Hertfordshire wedding venues, my local venues which I often return to year after year. As a wedding photographer I get to see first hand how venues and staff perform on a wedding day, working their little socks off to give you the perfect day. They deserve a little shout out, so I’ve made a handy little guide.  Not only do I get to see the blood sweat and tears that make a wedding day perfect, but I’ve shot there before, so I know some of the best spots to capture some great couple photos. ‘But you’re a documentary wedding photographer’ I hear you cry!! This is true, but I will still make time for some couple photos, just enough to allow us to get some amazing shots, before you can return to partying along with your guests.

Although my venue guide mainly covers venues local to Hitchin (and a sneaky one in Bedfordshire), fear not! I do travel outside of my own county so if you have already have a kick arse venue booked, then I’d love to hear all about it and your wedding day plans.

June 2020 What does a socially distanced wedding look like? Well I can tell you as I was honoured to be able to capture one. Nick and Claire were due to get married in Hitchin this May, hear how they managed to take a crappy situation and make something rather special out of it. Read the full post here.

May 2020 Covid-19. So Life is on hold for many of us at the moment. Schools out, we are staying home and couples are rescheduling weddings. These are really scary and difficult times but I feel so blessed to be healthy and lockeddown with some awesome little humans! I’ve been keeping a photographic journal, which is updated daily on my blog.

Some good news!

I had a great email during lockdown that made me do my happy dance (this was a thing of beauty as 2020 hasn’t given me many chances to shake rattle and roll, so I really committed to it this time!). I have been named as one of the top 100 wedding photographers in the UK by SLR Lounge. Here is a snip it from the email.

“With so many wonderful photographers with varying styles all around the world, the process required weeks of research, analysis of thousands of portfolios, and research into the opinions of dozens of trusted industry sources. Congratulations!!”

"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