I live right at the doorstep of Hertfordshire. Let me begin by describing the place a little. Nothing gives me more joy than to be a wedding photographer in Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire was the area assigned to a fortress constructed at Hertford under the rule of Edward the Elder in 913. Hertford is derived from the Anglo-Saxon heort ford, meaning deer crossing (of a watercourse) and in fact deer feature in many county emblems.
I find it a very beautiful inspiring county. And to a wedding photographer, Hertfordshire impresses a certain charm given its exciting history. From the 1920s until the late 1980s, the town of Borehamwood was home to one of the major British film studio complexes, including the MGM-British Studios. Many well-known films were made here including the first three Star Wars movies (IV, V, & VI). American director Stanley Kubrick not only used to shoot in those studios but also lived in the area until his death.
Hertfordshire is also the location of Jack Worthing’s country house in Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest. Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice is also primarily set in Hertfordshire. To top it all George Orwell based his book Animal Farm on the village of Wallington, Hertfordshire where he lived between 1936 and 1940. So spanning from movies to plays to novels, this place has been a constant source of creative inspiration for several legendary works. And so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that it continues to enliven a wedding photographer like myself in Hertfordshire.
It’s located at the north of London and has some beautiful venues for weddings. I had an opportunity to photograph at one such venue, Ridding Barn, Theobald’s Park. A prominent stately home and later a royal palace in the 16th and 17th Century, Theobald’s weddings are one of a kind. The Park is extremely beautiful and packs the elegance and grandeur of true British manors. Needless to say the wedding was indeed very special. There was so much to capture, from the beautiful bride to the dashing groom and their very well dressed relatives. The happy faces of the children and the joyful mirth of dancing people really got my creative juices flowing. And I immersed myself into the happiness of the couple and family members, forgetting myself in the process and then later realizing who I am really was – a wedding photographer in Hertfordshire. I mean the whole event turned out to be such a heart- warming experience that I shall treasure it for the rest of my life. Please find some of the pictures I clicked attached below.