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We are a husband and wife photography team based in Hertfordshire. Between us we photograph newborns, children & families, corporate portraiture, weddings, Bar & Batmitzvah’s. We also run introduction to photography workshops at our studio in Wheathampstead near Harpenden.

Ian and I have been working together as photographers since meeting at university studying photography 18 years ago and have been running Ian Scott Photography Ltd for 10 years. We love what we do which, our clients say, is reflected in our work.

We would love to work with you too, so please do get in touch!

  • Family mini shoot Harpenden
    Summer mini photo shoot sessions, Harpenden
    Summer Mini photo shoots, Saturday 15th July 2017 near Harpenden £47 for a 20 minute photo shoot and two digital files. Additional prints and files are available. The photo shoot sessions will take place a short drive from Harpenden, Wheathampstead and St.Albans at an outside location.  During the session we will photograph what is important to you.  This may be a whole family photo as you never have the chance to get one as one of you is always talking it!  Or maybe if you have two or more children, a photograph of them together as children never comply for their parents – our two girls are extremely difficult to capture together, we find it easier o photograph other peoples children! If you would like...
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  • newborn and sibling photo
    Newborn photography Wheathampstead, Harpenden, St.Albans
    Newborn photography in our Wheathampstead studio. Ian and I offer newborn photography here at our daylight home studio. We strive to capture natural photographs of newborns sleeping with care and attention to detail. Recently we had the pleasure in photographing two beautiful sisters.  The youngest ten days old and adored, by her older sister. Capturing a newborn with one or more siblings doesn’t always go to plan, however we were delighted with the results from this shoot.  The attention is directed to making the sibling feel comfortable and relaxed, after all they are the ones who determine the outcome of the shoot! Newborn photography should ideally take place in the first two weeks from birth, preferably the first week. Babies develop quickly and their sleep and...
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  • family in the bluebell woods
    Spring mini photo shoot sessions
    Spring mini photo shoot sessions near Wheathampstead and Harpenden Or call us to book 01582 469003...
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  • weddings at Leez Priory
    Ellen & Barney’s Winter Wedding at Leez Priory
    Leez Priory, a stunning venue for Ellen and Barney’s Winter wedding. Having already photographed Ellen and Barney at Leez Priory for their pre wedding shoot at the end of Summer. We were even more excited about capturing their wedding day.  We had met the couple on three occasions prior to the wedding, at a wedding show, pre shoot and viewing session.  As a result of this, we all felt relaxed and comfortable in each others company, which allowed Ellen and Barney to enjoy their day without worrying about having their photographs taken.  For us, it not only adds to the enjoyment of our job, but allows us to capture more natural shots of a couple who feel at ease in front of the...
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    Wedding magazine cover image and feature
    Wedding magazine cover image and feature. We are excited to have one of our wedding couples feature on the front cover and inside Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine. Natalie and Matthew whose wedding was at Hatfield House Old Palace in the Summer was chosen to feature in the magazine.  It’s always exciting to see your photograph sitting on the shelf in the shops, what a gorgeous couple, here it is…  ...
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    Natalie and Matthew’s wedding in Hatfield House
    I am delighted to share Natalie and Matthew’s Italian style wedding at The Old Palace Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. We had met Natalie and Matthew when they came to the studio for their pre wedding shoot.  We knew after spending some time with them that we were going to have a great day capturing their wedding, and we did.  Here is our view of their memorable day.       Wedding Suppliers  ...
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    Newborn photo session in the studio
    Delighted to share some photographs from a recent newborn photo session in the studio. It is always a pleasure to be asked to capture such precious moments of a newborn and this was no exception. At only a couple of weeks old, this adorable baby boy slept soundly through most of the session.  As parents ourselves we understand that no two days are the same when baby arrives, therefore we are not strict on shoot times to make our couples feel as relaxed as possible. Here are a few from the newborn photo session in the studio “Thank you so much for the amazing photos as well for your patience during the shoot. We can’t stop admiring them.”...
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    Lisa & Chris’s wedding at Coltsfoot Country Retreat
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    Barmitzvah photo shoot in Radlett and Sopwell House, St.Albans
    We had the great pleasure in photographing Jacob’s Barmitzvah recently at Sopwell House. His Village fete themed celebration was balmy and fabulous at the same time!  Complete with funfair and food stalls, a brass band and uniquely themed photo studio, it was the most personalised Barmitzvah we have ever photographed. Guests arrived to the day time celebration unaware of the fun they were about to encounter.  Drinks and canapes were held in a replicated pub ‘The Crown’ a favourite pub from Yorkshire where the family have strong links and visit frequently.  Pinball, pool and other retro pub games kept them amused before a BBQ sit down lunch and speeches. Jacob proudly rounded off the speeches with announcing the Village Fete was open.  With...
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  • outside wedding at Fanhams Hall
    Outside Summer Wedding at Fanhams Hall
    Sofie and Luke’s stylish summer wedding was set in the stunning grounds of Fanhams Hall. A beautiful day, stunning venue and perfect couple, what more could a photographer wish for! Here is Sophie and Luke’s day in images… Calmly getting ready with friends and family to keep her company. Ian photographed the boys while I was capturing the girls getting ready.  I’m not sure who was more nervous! All the elements coming together perfectly. Last minute nerves as the time comes to make our way down to the Japanese Tea house for the ceremony. The guests are seated in preparation for the bride.   This black and white shot is a favourite of mine! The legal part of the ceremony took place on...
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  • family walking through autumn leaves
    Family Photo weekend
    Family Photo Weekend 15th & 16th October 2016  Rothamsted Park, Harpenden From baby to grandparents, Rothamsted park in the Autumn leaves is a fabulous setting for photographs. The shoot sessions are 20 minutes long and £45, including two digital files. Additional prints, files and framed products are available to purchase. These make an ideal Christmas present. Your images are sent to you in a private gallery for you to choose your favourites. Please call us to book on: 01582 469003 or email us with your preferred day and time. “It’s been such a hard choice as we adore them all! You really have captured some beautiful shots. Thank you again!”  Emma – Hertford “We absolutely love the photos you took! We are so pleased with...
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  • wedding couple in the rain
    Hayley & Matt’s wedding at Hunton Park, Hertfordshire
    Enjoy a flavour of Hayley and Matt’s wedding at Hunton Park Hertfordshire A beautiful day with loads of laughter, gorgeous details and a very photogenic happy couple 🙂 Here are some of the suppliers Hayley and Matt used to help bring their day together. Iced Indulgence Two girls and some flowers Showtime disco services    ...
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  • bride and groom leaving ceremony
    Eleanor & Jack’s wedding at Offley Place Herts
    I am delighted to share with you some photographs from Jack & Eleanor’s beautiful spring wedding at Offley Place. They couldn’t have picked a better day!  The sun shone while guests enjoyed the beautiful grounds after the ceremony in the sun drenched conservatory. Eleanor and Jack smiled for the entire day, clearly loving every moment of their wonderful day that they had planned so well.  With their own logo and gorgeous details, this truly was a pleasure to photograph. Gilly of Gilly Bean Flowers did a stunning job of the wedding flowers. Eleanor’s dress was from Dress in love in Hertford. The cake was made by mum 🙂 Details by the bride and groom....
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  • newborn twins wrapped together cuddling
    Newborn twins photo shoot
    What a pleasure it was to photograph these gorgeous newborn twin boys recently.  Not even full term, this truly was a special photo shoot. Their parents had been introduced to us by The Verulam Clinic in St.Albans where they had many scans during the pregnancy to check on their precious little ones. We, in conjunction with the Verulam Clinic, offer a complimentary pregnancy or newborn photo shoot for clients booking on their top scan package. This includes a 2 hour photo shoot and 8″x10″ photograph. We met Sarah and Jon for their pregnancy photo shoot when Sarah was around 30 weeks pregnant, this took place in the studio where we use a mixture of both natural light and studio lighting to capture memories...
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  • Summer Mini Shoots 17th and 24th July 2016
    Summer Mini Shoots 17th and 24th July 2016
    Summer Mini photo sessions Sunday 17th and 24th July 2016 £45 for a 20 minute photo shoot and two digital files. Additional prints or files are available. Viewing your photographs is via a personal online gallery where you can select your favourites. Babies and toddlers to teens, there’s no age limit.  Single child or extended family group, call us to chat through your requirements Call us for more information and to book your shoot on: 01582 469003....
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  • bride and groom at dovehouse notley tythe barn
    James & Jody’s wedding at Notley Tythe Barn
    James and Jody’s wedding took place at Notley Tythe barn last September. This was such a fun wedding with a fantastic couple.  A beautiful wedding venue combined with sunshine, great friends & family and some alternative garden games, resulted in a brilliant day to remember! here are a few from the day…...
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  • Emma & Russell's wedding at Ashridge House
    Emma & Russell’s wedding at Ashridge House
    Emma & Russell’s wedding took place at the stunning Ashridge House.  Set in 190 acres of gardens, Ashridge house is a magnificent venue for a wedding, and this truly was a magnificent wedding. Planned with precision, the day was simply perfect.  Emma looked absolutely stunning and beamed from ear to ear all day making the day such a pleasure to be a part of. Here is a little visual story of their day… “The album looks stunning – we are over the moon with the incredible photos. Thanks again for your patience and we really appreciate all of the effort that you have put in to making the keepsakes of our day so perfect.” Emma & Russell...
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    Dan and Donna’s winter wedding at Gosfield Hall
    Dan and Donna’s December wedding was at the stunning Georgian manor house, Gosfield Hall. This former Royal residence was a beautiful backdrop to their wedding, and the weather allowed us to capture some of the bride and groom outside which was ideal. Donna looked absolutely stunning with all the elements of dress and accessories coming together beautifully. The opulent bridal suite flooded with natural light is a photographers dream with plenty of room for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready.  I stayed with the girls capturing their preparations including opening a gift from the groom of a personalised number plate!  While Ian was in another wing of the venue with Dan and the groomsmen capturing them getting ready. Having the ceremony and reception...
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  • Commercial photography for small, medium and large sized businesses
    Commercial photography for small, medium and large sized businesses
    We photograph a huge range of projects for small medium and large businesses. The images below illustrate a small selection of commissions from businesses such as a beauty salon, building company and jewellery designer....
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  • Photography for education
    Photography for education
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  • Editorial portraits
    Editorial portraits
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  • Laura & Richard's wedding at Offley Place, Great Offley, Herts
    Laura & Richard’s wedding at Offley Place, Great Offley, Herts
    Laura and Richard’s wedding at Offley place on the May bank holiday was beautiful. We have photographed at Offley place many times, and every time is a pleasure. It is such a gorgeous venue with photographic opportunities inside and out so great for any time of the year. Laura & Richard’s civil ceremony took place in the conservatory, flooded with sunshine. Every detail was perfect from the stunning dress to the jars of jelly beans for favors and the scrumptious looking cup cake tower. The light in the evening was magical, so rare in the UK it’s great to make the most of it when we do have them. After the meal on summer weddings is an opportunity to use the most beautiful...
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  • Angela & Lee's wedding at Fanhams Hall, Ware, Herts
    Angela & Lee’s wedding at Fanhams Hall, Ware, Herts
    Ian and I had a fantastic day photographing Angela and Lee’s wedding at Fanhams Hall. The weather was gorgeous, Angela looked absolutely stunning and Lee looked pretty good too! From the moment we walked in to the Great Hall when we arrived it was clear to see that they had brilliant taste. The tables were decorated beautifully with every little detail themed to their day. The wonderful Sally from Halo Blossom was making the finishing touches to the floral displays on the tables and the Hall was a picture of perfection. Angela and Lee had chosen to have their civil ceremony outside in the grounds. We were delighted that the weather was on our side as it was our first ceremony shot outside...
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  • Brothers!
    Brothers!
    Two adorable boys, a surprise for their Mum’s birthday arranged by their nanny. The shoot took place at their home.  We can travel to clients homes locally, meet at a location or clients come to us to our daylight studio on the outskirts of Wheathampstead.          ...
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  • Lindsey & Andrew's bump and baby shoot
    Lindsey & Andrew’s bump and baby shoot
    We love seeing our wedding couples on the next chapter of their lives and recently we had the pleasure in photographing Lindsey and Andrew and their beautiful bump. Lindsey was 37 weeks pregnant and blooming!  It always fascinates and amazes me how our bodies change to accommodate new life and what a wonderful example below. It’s almost surreal when couples come back with their newborns so soon after seeing them with huge bumps, such a life change a day can make 🙂 Baby Harrison was gorgeous and happily slept through the majority of the photo session. Here is a selection from the two photo shoots.                            ...
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  • Charlotte and Paul's bump and baby shoot
    Charlotte and Paul’s bump and baby shoot
    We photographed Charlotte and Paul’s wedding in 2013 and when they got in touch to say they were expecting we were delighted. Due a few weeks after our second daughter was born, I was heavily pregnant myself when we photographed their bump photos and Evie watched as we photographed baby Charlie! It’s lovely for us to be able to capture the next step in a wedding couples journey and meet their wonderful creation. Here’s a selection from the shoot…        ...
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  • Newborn and sibling shoot at the studio
    Newborn and sibling shoot at the studio
    We had the pleasure in photographing this lovely family at the studio earlier this year.  They had recently welcomed their newest addition to the family and it was the perfect time to capture some newborn images along with some special moments with her older sister. For a premature baby she was surprisingly alert making for some lovely interaction shots as well as those peacefully sleeping ones. Here are a selection from the shoot.  If you are interested in finding out more about our pregnancy, newborn and family photography sessions please call me for a chat, Emma on 01582 469003.      ...
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  • Example multi frame layouts from a recent bump and baby photo shoot
    Example multi frame layouts from a recent bump and baby photo shoot
    The most popular way our clients photographs are displayed are in the form of a multi frame.  These are combinations of images that compliment each other within a layout and framed as a set. When clients come to see their images in the studio we put together combinations of their favourite images to illustrate how images can work together. A yawn, smile or peacefully sleeping.  Feet, hands and eyelash details, all these tiny features can look beautiful in a multi frame.                  ...
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  • bride and groom outside hunton park
    Holly and Joe’s wedding at Hunton Park Hertfordshire
    Holly and Joe’s beautiful wedding took place a few weeks ago at Hunton park in Hertfordshire. Such a stunning day with a fun and headover heels in love couple who were an absolute pleasure to work with.  Here is a selection of their favourites from the day…                                                ...
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  • bride and groom in the gardens at Fanhmas Hall
    Jessica and Charlie’s wedding in Aldenham and at Fanhams Hall, Ware
    I am delighted to share with you a taster of Jessica and Charlie’s fabulous wedding at Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire. Jessica’s attention to detail was incredible and the great Hall looked fantastic, complete with a wisteria tree courtesy of Platinum Raspberry. Details are below of their suppliers who helped make the day so unique and as photogenic as the couple themselves. Disco – MrH productions Video – Anthony at Spotlight Weddings Venue decoration and flowers – Platinum Raspberry Cakes – Natalie at Immaculate confections Charlotte Monday – Hair Dresser Jazmin amie – Makeup Artist      ...
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  • Newborn Photography Herts
    Newborn Photography Herts
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  • Vanessa and Dominic's wedding Hale Weston and Barrington Hall
    Vanessa and Dominic’s wedding Hale Weston and Barrington Hall
    It is a pleasure to be sharing some photographs from Vanessa and Dominic’s wedding. After years of planing everyone elses wedding, Vanessa was now in the shoes of the bride.  Their unforgettable day started at The George in Buckden where I met up with Vanessa and her bridesmaids who were all amazingly calm getting ready for the day. Hair, make up, champagne, dress assemby (!) some more champagne and we were off to St.Nicholas church in Hale Weston. Their ceremony was beautiful, personal and pretty emotional, showing what a perfect couple they are. The wedding celebrations continued at the gorgeous Barrington Hall. It was our first time photographing at Barrington Hall, what a stunning venue.  An exclusive use country house with marquee in...
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  • Terry & Theresa's wedding in the Seychelles
    Terry & Theresa’s wedding in the Seychelles
    I am very excited to be sharing with you the wedding of Terry & Theresa in the Seychelles. This certainly was a wedding to remember and by far the most remote and beautiful places Ian has ever photographed a wedding.  Denis Island, a private Island off the Seychelles was the location for this most intimate wedding.  Ian photgraphed Terry and Theresa’s engagement shoot back in March which resulted in them booking him for their destination wedding. So in preparation for this once in a lifetime opportunity Ian felt he should upgrade his camera as well as his summer wardrobe! The perfect excuse.  Packing was interesting as all his camera equipment and lighting needed to be safe but weighs quite a bit and he...
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  • family portraiture outside in tree
    Family portraiture
    Family and childrens portraiture by Ian Scott Hello and thank you for clicking to find out more. Myself and Ian are a husband and wife photography team based on the outskirts of Wheathampstead near Harpenden. We have been running Ian Scott Photography for 10 years and have been working together in the photographic industry since leaving university (after both studying photography) 18 years ago – goodness I feel old now! We have a home studio which is great for newborn photo shoots and business head shots but we prefer to photograph families and children out on location.  With two young children ourselves we know little ones don’t like to be photographed in the confines of a studio.  We can capture more natural images...
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  • Siblings through the years, family photo shoot in Little Gaddesden, Herts
    Siblings through the years, family photo shoot in Little Gaddesden, Herts
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  • Newborn and family in the studio
    Past wedding clients and now friends of ours recently returned with their number 2 for some baby and family photos. Such a cutie, here’s a selection from the shoot…                    ...
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  • Bump and baby shoot at the studio
    We photographed Charlotte and Paul’s wedding in 2013 and when they got in touch to say they were expecting we were delighted. Due a few weeks after our second daughter was born, I was heavily pregnant myself when we photographed their bump photos and Evie watched as we photographed baby Charlie! It’s lovely for us to be able to capture the next step in a wedding couples journey and meet their wonderful creation. Here’s a selection from the shoot…                        ...
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  • Newborn photo shoot at our Wheathampstead studio
    I love babies and this was a lovely shoot to do.  Mum and Dad bought along their vintage suitcase that they had used for cards at their wedding which was a lovely idea. Including a sibling is always interesting but she was great and didn’t want to miss out on the suitcase shot herself! Here are a few from the shoot.                    ...
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  • Engagement shoot at the Shard
    March was a month of glamorous engagement shoots!  Ian was contacted to photograph a surprise stay at the Shard after the couples recent engagement. How romantic, here are some of the shots…                                      ...
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  • Fabulous engagement shoot at Luton Hoo, Hertfordshire
    A couple of weeks ago Ian had the pleasure in photographing Terry and Theresa at Tewin Bury Farm and Luton Hoo. After seeing us at a friends wedding several years ago, the couple decided to tie in a photo shoot while on a trip to the UK wedding dress shopping. The combination of a gorgeous couple, superb location and not a bad photographer resulted in this 😉                                    ...
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    Alex’s Batmitzvah at Sopwell House St Albans
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  • Angela & Lee’s wedding at Fanhmas Hall Hotel in Ware Hertfordshire
    Ian and I had a fantastic day photographing Angela and Lee’s wedding at Fanhams Hall earlier this month. The weather was gorgeous, Angela looked absolutely stunning and Lee looked pretty good too!  From the moment I walked in to the Great Hall when I arrived it was clear to see that they had brilliant taste.  The tables were decorated beautifully with every little detail themed to their day.  The wonderful Sally from Halo Blossom was making the finishing touches to the floral displays on the tables and the Hall was a picture of perfection. Angela and Lee had chosen to have their civil ceremony outside in the grounds.  We were delighted that the weather was on our side as it was our first...
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  • Sunny & Paul’s wedding at Fanhams Hall Herts
    Sunny and Paul’s wedding was at the end of August at the fabulous Fanhams Hall. They had both the ceremony and reception at Fanhams making it a really relaxed and enjoyable day.  The ceremony took place in the light and spacious Hertford and Ware suite followed by a drinks reception and photographs in the amazing grounds.  The weather was beautiful so we managed to do all the family photographs and photos of the couple outside which is always a bonus.  However, this is such a versatile venue that even if the weather is not so good there are plenty of photographic opportunities inside. The wedding breakfast was held in the Pavillion which is a super room flooded with natural light.  With dual aspect...
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  • Lorraine and Brahim's wedding in London and Lake Como, Italy
    Lorraine and Brahim’s wedding in London and Lake Como, Italy
    I wrote this while sitting on our grass terrace overlooking lake Como at our gorgeous hotel in Bellagio. The view is magnificent; I can hardly believe I am here.  The weather is beautiful, hot with a gentle lake breeze.  We are enjoying our last day here of our week long stay that has been the biggest adventure since stating our business. We were commissioned to photograph Lorraine and Brahim’s 4 day wedding extravaganza after meeting them at their friends, Nicola & Dave’s wedding which we photographed. This extended wedding celebration began early on a Friday afternoon at Chelsea registry office for a very quick, yet beautifully conducted civil ceremony. En route we stopped at Liberty’s to pick up a bouquet, a head of...
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  • Helen & Steven’s wedding in St.Albans and Burnham Green
    At the beginning of August Helen and Steven celebrated their wedding.  It was a full day of love, laughter, great food, atmosphere and sunshine! (ok there was a tiny bit of rain but it didn’t last long!) Their ceremony took place at St.Albans Registry office which looked fab with it’s manicured garden and hanging baskets.  Guests arrived in style on a red double decker bus which then took them to the White Horse pub in Burnham Green ensuring nobody got lost on the way! The Pimms was flowing on arrival and after a quick confetti shot with the bus, Helen and Steven enjoyed their guests in the picturesque garden.  Helen and her mum had made meters of bunting and the gingham table cloths...
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  • Sarah & Simon’s wedding at St.Mary’s Church Redbourn & Hunton Park, Herts
    Another stunning wedding day at the end of July for Sarah and Simon’s wedding at Hunton park. I arrived with a super organised and relaxed Sarah at her parents house and Ian met Simon and the boys at Hunton Park for some preparation shots. The morning soon rushed past before we made the short journey to the church. Set within pristine grounds the church really looked beautiful thanks to all the helping hands during the lead up to the wedding and on the morning of the wedding. On return to Hunton park guests enjoyed drinks and canapes in the sun drenched grounds while being entertained by music from Michael Hall A happy and relaxed atmosphere surrounded the day which was lovely to be...
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  • Cousins enjoying the sunshine
    A couple of weeks ago we met up with sisters, Olivia and Charlotte and their children to capture their special friendship. Now little Edith is sitting up it was an ideal time for the shoot and the time of year was perfect. Here is a selection of our favourites. If you are interested in having your little or not so little ones photographed please feel free to get in touch for a chat. We have a studio space on the outskirts of Wheathampstead for new borns and small babies and love to use the environment for the majority of our shoots. We hope to hear from you 🙂                    ...
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  • Rebecca & Stephen’s wedding at Hunton Park Hertfordshire
    Rebecca and Stephen’s wedding took place at Hunton Park Hertfordshire in June. Meticulously planned, even the weather was perfect. There were button holes for all the guests, flip flops for the girls to dance in, a magician to entertain the guests and brilliant singing waiters that got guests on their feet dancing during the meal.  Most importantly Rebecca & Stephen looked as though they were having the best day of their lives.  There was lots of laughter and some tears – the good ones though! The tears started at the ceremony with all the emotions of the build up to the day brimming over when they first saw each other.  Just as Rebecca and Stephen had composed themselves, Rebecca’s Dad read the most...
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  • Tara & Rob’s wedding in Lilley Hertfordshire
    We had another stunning summers day for Tara & Rob’s wedding which took place in the pretty village of Lilley in Hertfordshire. Both bride and groom were so relaxed and calm and the day went perfectly.  It was a dream to have the reception venue in the same village and in fact just a walk through the church grounds to get to it. Here are a few to give you a flavour of the day, we hope you enjoy them…                    ...
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  • Grace and Phil’s wedding at Haileybury College
    Grace and Phil’s wedding day was a beautiful summers day with not a thunderstorm in sight.  The day started at Hanbury Manor where they both got ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen before heading to Haileybury.  Phil had been a student at Haileybury which entitled them to have their wedding in the chapel and a marquee in the picturesque grounds. The ceremony took place in the chapel which was beautifully bright which was ideal for us.  The congregation enjoyed singing from the choir as well as a friend who sang during the signing of the register which was exquisite. After a lovely and very personal ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks and canapes in the grounds which had photographic opportunities at every turn. As the...
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  • Sarah & Leighton’s wedding at Tewin Bury Farm Hertfordshire
    Sarah and Leighton picked a fantastic day for their wedding which all took place at Tewin Bury Farm. in May. With the British weather being so unpredictable we were delighted when the rain decided to hold off until the meal time.  It’s a lovely venue and makes such a difference being able to use the outside space for the drinks reception and photographs. Sarah looked stunning in her 50’s style tea length wedding dress teamed with a gorgeous necklace, and fresh flowers in her hair.  Complimented by her bridesmaids and the groomsmen dressed in navy blue, the bridal party were brilliantly photogenic. The Tythe barn was decorated beautifully by the florist and Sarah’s friends with flowers and fairy lights adding a warm glow. ...
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  • Family photo shoot at the studio and on location
    A few weeks ago we photographed 8 month old Charlotte who was absolutely brilliant.  The family came to the studio first then we headed out to a nearby location to explore the flowers and high grasses.  This is a lovely age to photograph the next stage of a child growing up as they are sitting up unaided and are very animated.  Here are a few of their favourites.                      ...
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  • Newborn Photography Wheathampstead/Harpenden
    Photographing newborns is such a joy, especially when they are as good as this little one.  Baby Sophia’s parents brought her for a photo session at a week old which was ideal as she was still sleepy and happy to be moved while staying asleep. It’s amazing how quickly newborns turn into babies.  After about 2 weeks, depending on birth weight and how early or late they arrived, they rapidly become alert and aware of their surroundings.  This can sometimes affect what is possible during a shoot. Our newborn shoots can take between one and a half to three hours depending on how settled the baby is and how many feeds are needed.  These things can’t be rushed which is why we block...
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  • Developing photography skills at our recent ‘In Focus’ Workshop
    Developing photography skills at our recent ‘In Focus’ Workshop Our latest photography workshop entitled In Focus was held at our Hertfordshire studio on Saturday morning and we were all hoping for the forecast rain to hold off. The plan for the morning was to recap on the techniques taught on the Introductory Workshop and then combine practical sessions with some more advanced skills. The six enthusiastic photographers started by taking an initial series of photographs in the garden where there was a vast range of subjects to choose from.  Everyone selected their favourite photo and the aim was to improve on it by putting into practise what they were to learn during the session. We recapped on the main functions of the shutter...
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  • Maxine & Ali’s Wedding Offley Place
    Easter weekend and we were at Offley Place photographing Maxine & Ali’s wedding.  Offley Place is a favorite venue for us, it’s perfect for summer and winter weddings as the rooms and light are so beautiful. Yay we had good weather! A tad chilly but in the sun it was beautiful.   The whole day took place at Offley Place.  To give you a sense of the day, Ian was based with Ali at his home where he was getting ready with his best man, while I was with Maxine capturing the girls at Offley Place. We then continued to work together capturing the day as it happened through to the speeches and finishing with some shots in the beautiful evening sunlight. The ceremony...
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  • Sue & Robert’s wedding in Mill Hill and Coltsfoot Country Retreat
    We had a super day on Saturday photographing Sue & Robert’s wedding.  Their ceremony took place at the beautiful chappel at Mill Hill school followed by a reception at Coltsfoot Country retreat in Datchworth.  The ceremony was lovely and included the baptism of Sue’s grandson who was admired by the congregation. After a tea and cake reception at Mill Hill and a few very windy photographs, we continued on to Coltsfoot.  This intimate hotel is tucked away in the Hertfordshire countryside and is a really gorgeous wedding venue.  Surrounded by countryside it certainly is a retreat and the grounds and food were perfect. Here are a few we have put together to give a flavour of the day, we hope you like them…....
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  • Lucy & Andy’s wedding at Cowley Manor Gloucestershire
    Last month we photographed Lucy & Andy’s glamorous wedding at Cowley Maonr in Gloucestershire.  This exquisite venue was perfect for their stylish wedding weekend and was a pleasure to photograph at. This is a great venue for weddings all through the year as it has photographic opportunities both inside and out.  As it was a Febraury wedding it wasn’t a surprise that it was raining, however we made the most of the beautiful doorway and the lovely even light, using an umbrella over Ian! Lucy looked stunning in a Vivienne Westwood gown which was perfectly teamed with the 8 bridesmaids dressed in black.  There was a great sense of fun throughout the day making it a great wedding to capture.  We hope you...
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  • Newborn photo shoot Wheathampstead/ Harpenden
    Last month we had the pleasure in photographing baby Frankie and his family in our studio on the outskirts of Wheathampstead near Harpenden.  Our home studio, specifically built with newborn photo shoots in mind has plenty of natural light to capture those peaceful natural images of beautiful new bundles.  We love photographing babies especially when they are as cute and amenable as Frankie!  He was such a star, as was his big sister Mollie who proudly held him for some shots. Frankie was a week old at the time of the shoot which was a perfect time as he was still nice and sleepy and happy to be gently placed in different settings. Here are some of my, and the family’s favourite images…...
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  • Baby shoot in the studio
    I wanted to share a few shots from a baby shoot taken in the studio.  Baby Alara was an absolute dream to photograph and such a cutie. We photograph new borns and small babies in the studio as we can control the light to create the best photos possible.  We have a daylight studio but have professional studio lighting which we use when the daylight is notof good enough quality.  A catchlight in the subjects eyes is essential to make the image come alive, if the light is dull or in the wrong direction this is not visible and the image can look dull and lifeless. When children become more active we love to photograph them outside in the environment as we can...
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  • NICEIC & ELECSA Take A Fresh Look Campaign
    NICEIC and ELECSA launched a campaign urging contractors to ‘Take a fresh look’. At the end of last year we were instructed to support the photographic element of this year long campaign. This highly visual campaign uses friendly staff images. I shot a series of portraits including customer service advisors, technical helpline engineers and area assessors.  The photographs were taken in their offices and below are the results from the shoots. Farquar Design were responsible for the branding of this campaign along with the posters, adverts and banners.         This is a pull back shot showing the setup using one main light, Profoto head and octabank soft box positioned above and to the right of the camera. A reflector was...
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  • Sarah & James’s Wedding at Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire
    Last weekend we had the pleasure in photogtaphing Sarah & James’s wedding at Fanhams Hall in Ware Hertfordshire. Fanhams Hall is a superb venue all year round to photograph weddings as there is great internal as well as external space brimming with photographic opportunities. We were so lucky with the weather, we couldn’t have asked for better for a winter wedding.  Their beautiful and very personal ceremony took place in the long gallery which was flooded with sunshine, a dream for a photographer especially at this time of year. Winter sun is great to work with as utilising flare can create a beautiful ethereal look.  One of our favourites below is shot into the low sun to create this effect. Below is a...
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    Rebecca’s Batmitzvah in Totteridge
    We recently had the pleasure in photographing Rebecca’s batmitzvah in Totteridge and wow what a night it was!  Rebecca looked stunning and clearly had a fantastic celebration. The night was based around a royal theme with foot men, butlers a palatial marquee and the most amazing floral table centres I think we have ever seen. Oh and there were a few special guests that added to the excitement of the night… Here is a flavour of the celebration..                                              ...
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  • Sally & John’s wedding weekend, Oving Bucks & Brocket Golf Club
    Earlier this month we had the pleasure of capturing Sally & John’s weekend of wedding celebrations.  Their beautiful and intimate ceremony took place where Sally grew up in Oving followed by a drinks reception and meal in the village pub next door to the church. It was such a beautiful setting and despite the rain we made use of the rustic backgrounds Oving had to offer! Sally looked stunning in her Caroline Couture dress and fantastic purple shoes that matched the vibrant and gorgeous bridesmaids dresses made by Sally’s mum.  Sally and John’s children looked absolutely adorable and were perfect models for the many photographs we took of them! The venue for Sally & John’s Saturday night wedding party was Brocket Golf Club. ...
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  • Emma & Simon’s Wedding at Ashridge
    The stunning Ashridge in Hertfordshire was the perfect setting for Emma & Simon’s wedding day.  Their ceremony was held in the main hall, where Emma processed down the magnificent staircase to meet Simon while the guests watched on. The ceremony was followed by a drinks reception in the library here a string quartet played and a caricaturist entertained the guests with his artistic creations! The weather cleared with perfect timing allowing us to use the fabulous grounds for family group shots and some more relaxed shots of the couple and their wedding party.  It truly was a wonderful day to be a part of, here are some of our favorites from the day. Flowers by Kendalls Florist in St.Albans....
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  • Fiona & Colin’s wedding at the Abbey in St.Albans and Hunton Park
    A month on and another beautiful wedding at the cathederal of St.Alban.  Fiona and Colin’s wedding took place in the Lady chappel of the cathederal and was a gorgeous intimate ceremony. Fiona and Colin’s preparation was captured by Ian and myself and involved quite a close shave!  Ian met the guys at the barbers in the morning where they had a wet shave and prepared for the day.  I met Fiona at Hunton Park where the reception took place to photograph her preparations. The weather wasn’t brilliant but the orangery, filled with natural light was a perfect place for the family photographs and few fun ones of the couple.  Luckily there was a dry spell in the evening and we were able to...
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  • Anthea & Mark’s Wedding at St Albans Abbey & Hatfield House
    Anthea and Mark’s wedding took place at the stunning St.Albans Cathederal followed by a reception at the exquisite Hatfield House.  It was such a stunning day and Anthea & Mark simply brimmed with happiness all day.  It was possibly the hottest day of the year with hardly a cloud in the sky so that posed a few challenges, however better that than rain all day! I was lucky enough to be able to photograph from the organ loft which gave me the view of all views down to the choir, guests, bride and groom and high altar which was magnificent.  The ceremony was combined with the baptism of their 5 month old son which was lovely for the whole congregation to be a...
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  • Nicola & James’s Wedding at Hanbury Manor
    Nicola and James’s wedding was held at Hanbury Manor in the summer. Such a brilliant day despite the odd rain shower, here is a selection of our favourites from the day.    ...
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  • Vicki & Adam’s Wedding at High Elms Manor
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    Karen & Dave’s Wedding
    Here are some photos taken earlier this year at the beautiful Ashridge in Hertfordshire. The wedding of Karen and Dave took place in the main hall with it’s grand staircase which Karen came down to meet Dave for the exchange of vows...
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  • Baby Emerson
    Baby Emerson
    We recently did some photos of little Emerson. He was just 2 weeks old when we did these photos. We always recommend having the ‘newborn’ photos within the first 3 weeks. These photos were all shot at out studio and just using...
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  • Laura & Richard’s wedding at Offley Place Hitchin Herts
    Laura and Richard’s wedding at Offley place on the May bank holiday was beautiful.  We have photographed at Offley place many times but every time is a pleasure.  It is such a gorgeous venue with photographic opportunities inside and out so great for any time of the year.  Laura & Richard’s civil ceremony took place in the conservatory, flooded with sunshine.  Every detail was perfect from the stunning dress to the jars of jelly beans for favors and the scrumptious looking cup cake tower. The light in the evening was magical, so rare in the UK it’s great to make the most of it when we do have them.  After the meal on summer weddings is an opportunity to use the most beautiful...
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  • Sally & David’s wedding in Ruislip & Grim’s Dyke Hotel, Harrow
    May bank holiday weekend and we had the pleasure of being a part of Sally and David’s wedding.  Such a lovely couple and a perfect day, we even saw the sun! Their ceremony was at St.martin’s church in Ruislip followed by the reception at the Grim’s Dyke Hotel in Harrow.  This was the first time we had photographed at both the church and the venue and both were stunning. The long path leading to the church was ideal for getting some shots of Sally, her dad and bridesmaids walking that exciting but very nervous walk towards the church.  As well as capturing the confetti throwing with guests lined either side of the path leading down to the lich gate. The ceremony was wonderful...
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  • Gemma & Stuarts wedding at Fanhmas Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire
    Gemma and Stuarts wedding last month took place at Fanhams Hall.  This stunning Jacobean hotel in Ware is a fantastic wedding venue and a photographers delight with an abundance of photographic opportunities.  Despite a little bit of rain, the conditions were perfect for photos, below are a selection from the day.   MC and DJ – Mr.H Productions      ...
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  • Lucy & Tom’s wedding at Hertford Heath and Down Hall Hotel
    Last weekend we had the pleasure of capturing Lucy and Tom’s stunning wedding in Hertford Heath, followed by a reception at Down Hall Hotel in Hatfield heath Essex. What a magnificent day!  The weather although a bit breezy was ideal as it wasn’t too hot and was dry for the majority of the day.  Preparations were calm and relaxed while Lucy had her hair and makeup done at her parents house in Hertford before heading to Holy Trinity Church in Hertford Heath. Lucy looked amazing in her Maggie Sottero dress, complimented by the bridesmaids in daffodil yellow, the perfect Spring choice. Before leaving the church we photographed the entire congregation and Lucy and Tom were showered with confetti, this always makes for some...
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  • David and Sally’s pre wedding shoot at Grim’s Dyke Hotel
    Looking forward to sally & David’s wedding on the 25th May at the Grim’s Dyke Hotel.  We met them for their pre wedding shoot at the venue in March, freeeezing!! Hopefully not too evident in the photos.  At least it won’t snow on their wedding day! here are a few from the shoot…            ...
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  • Baby Evie
    A few weeks ago we welcomed back Ross and Leanne who’s wedding we photographed two years ago. They now have a beautiful addition to their family, baby Evie.  Here are a few shots from their shoot.    ...
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  • Family shoot at the studio and in the snow! Harpenden Herts
    We recently had the pleasure in photographing one of our past wedding couples with their new addition, Charlie. Tamie and Paul were married in 2011 and currently live in Quatar.  Back for a family visit, we were honoured they had time to squeeze in a family shoot. Here are a few from the shoot.  ...
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  • Baby Tilly – Newborn photography Harpenden
    Photographing our past wedding clients newborns is one of our favorite jobs.  It’s a privelidge to be a part of their lives at the two most exciting times in theirs, there are not many jobs that offer that! Jenny and Adam were married in 2008 at Waddesdon dairy, 5 years on they were here at the studio with their adorable daughter Tilly.  It’s hard to believe that Amy was that small and it was only a year ago.  She was an absolute star and slept peacefully as we photographed he cosily tucked up in a blanket. For more information on our baby and newborn shoots please feel free to call Emma for a chat – 01582 469003    ...
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  • Aimee & Dan’s Wedding at Sopwell House
    Aimee and Dan heard about us through friends of theirs who’s wedding we photographed 2 years ago at Hunton Park, thank you Fiona and Simon! It was a pleasure to be a part of Aimee and Dan’s day and capture the nerves, excitement, romance, fun and happiness.  Their whole day was at Sopwell house in St.Albans and although it was cold, it was dry and Aimee was happy to brave the cold to have some photos outside which makes all the difference.  Aimee looked radiant and it was clear to see that the nerves disappeared as soon as she was standing with Dan at the end of the aisle.  Helping Aimee through the nerves and doing a superb job of the make up...
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  • Commercial photography
    In between the family portraits, weddings, Barmitzvah’s and new born shoots we manage to support local businesses with creating images for their websites, prospectuses and brochures. Here is a little taste of the work we produce.       These images were produced for http://www.waterers-menswear.co.uk in St Albans.       These shots were taken for Rebecca Clark, and her new beauty and interiors salon in Welwyn. http://rebeccaclarknailsalon.com                    ...
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  • Family shoot Harpenden
    A few weeks ago we photographed super cute Ella with her Mum and Dad in Harpenden.  Ella’s mum and I met way back when we had bumps at pregnancy yoga , then at baby massage our girls share the same birthday which is lovely and they also share the same childminder.  We did the shoot at Ella’s home using the fabulous doorway light through their bi fold doors.  Hopefully you can’t tell it was freezing outside! Here are a few photos from the shoot.    ...
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  • Our little pickle is 1 today!
    The 27th February 2012, our precious Amy Rose was born at 11.35am.  Due on the 29th and a leap year, we were delighted that she was early so she didn’t miss out on any birthdays! She was born at Luton and Dunstable hospital after a planned home birth didn’t go quite to plan but hey, she arrived safe and well and that’s all that mattered.  Home birth, are you mad I hear you say!  Maybe, but I would choose it again. As we didn’t blog any photos when she was born, we have a few to share now!  Here is a tiny snippet from our wonderful first year as parents.  Thank you to those of you who have shared in our excitement and...
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  • Sally & Martyn’s wedding at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire
    Sally and Martyn’s winter wedding at the magnificent Stapleford Park, Leicestershire. This historic country house hotel set in 500 acres of landscaped grounds was the perfect venue for Sally & Martyn’s winter wonderland wedding. Sally looked stunning in her Ian Stewart dress which glided down the aisle at St.Peters church in nearby village, Wymondham. Their candle lit service was particularly memorable as Sally had organised a surprise acapella group to sing during the signing of the register. The 4 singers who were disguised in amongst the congregation, stood up singing one by one and made their way to the top of the aisle singing Bionce’s put a ring on it! Once back at Stappleford Park the celebrations began with a drinks reception in...
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  • Fay & Michael’s wedding at Gaynes Park
    A beautiful wedding despite the typical British weather, this is Fay & Michaels wedding at Gaynes Park last September. The gorgeous couple chose this exclusive use venue for their civil ceremony and wedding reception.  With stunning gardens and separate venues for the ceremony and wedding breakfast it was a great choice. Fay walked through the pretty walled garden with her Dad and bridesmaids to the orangery for their ceremony, where a nervous Michael waited.  The oragngery, flooded with natural light even though it was raining outside, made this an ideal place for the family shots after the ceremony as no need for flash. Fay & Michael braved the weather and came outside to make the most of the setting for some couple shots...
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  • Family shoot in Wheathampstead
    Last week we welcomed back one of our wedding couples from 2010.  We photographed Caroline and Ian’s wedding at tewin Bury farm two years ago and now they have a new mwmber to the family.  Samuel, was the most smiley 8 month old I think we have ever photographed, making it such an enjoyable shoot.  here are some of my favourites…    ...
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  • Katie & John’s wedding – St.Ippolyts churh and Tewin Bury Farm, Hertfordshire
    Katie & John had a truly gorgeous day which was an absolute pleasure to capture.  Their ceremony was at St.Ippolyts church followed by a reception at Tewin Bury Farm, Hertfordshire.  Here are a selection of my favourites from the day.  ...
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  • Claire and Peter’s wedding in St.Albans
    Another glorious day for Claire and Peter’s wedding held in St.Albans, followed by a marquee reception. A special wedding for three businesses in Wheathampstead as we were all involved with Claire and Peters wedding.  The floristry was done by the fantastic Kirstie at Fuchsia Pink. and engagement and wedding rings by the extreemely talented Rachel Jeffrey at Rachel Jeffrey Jewellery. Thank you Claire and Peter for keeping it local xx          ...
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  • Naomi and Andrews wedding in Harpenden and Tewin Bury Farm, Hertfordshire
    Naomi and Andrew’s wedding took place at High street Methodist church in Harpenden followed by a reception at Tewin Bury Farm near Welwyn.  What a fantstic day bathed in sunshine and maybe the start of summer! Here are a few of my favourite shots fom the day…      ...
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  • Claire and Tim’s wedding in Chesham
    Tim and Claire’s wedding was at the beginning of June in Chesham.  The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s church followed by a unique reception in a teepee at North Hill Farm in Chorley wood.  Although we weren’t basking in sunshine Tim and Claire didn’t seem to be phased by the weather and had a fantstic celebration.  Here are a selection of images from the day.        ...
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  • Surprise Fathers day photo shoot
    Our Fathers day morning was spent capturing some delightful moments of a dad’s first fathers day.  Arranged as a surprise by mum, we met the family at Luton Hoo where we photographed some beautiful moments of the family interacting.  Here are a selection from the shoot. If you would like some information regarding our family location shoots please feel free to call me, Emma on 01582 469003, enjoy…      ...
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  • Gemma & Ben’s wedding Shenley Cricket Centre
    Wedding at Shenley Cricket Centre Gemma and Ben’s wedding at Shenley Cricket Centre may have been a little wet but they certainly didn’t let that stop them having a fantastic day.  Their friends and family really made their day come alive, making it a pleasure to be a part of.  They truly did create a wonderful, happy and fun atmosphere for us to capture.  I started capturing Gemma where she was getting ready at her parents house and Ian met up with Ben and the boys. Having the two of us means that the groom doesn’t miss out! Couples often comment when they see their photographs, ‘It’s great to see what each of us were doing prior to seeing each other in church.’ Gemma...
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  • Natalie & Ben’s wedding at The Ware Priory
    The last weekend in May and one of the hottest days so far this year.  Superb weather for Natalie & Ben’s wedding all held at the ware Priory in Ware, Hertfordshire. Here is a taster of my favourites from the day…  ...
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  • Katie & Ed’s engagement & wedding photos – South Farm
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  • Barmitzvah in Totteridge
    Isaac’s Barmitzvah
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  • Grace & Paul’s Wedding – Hunton Park
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  • University of Hertfordshire – Kaspar
    Meet KASPAR KASPAR is a child- sized humanoid robot developed by the Adaptive Systems Research Group at the University of Hertfordshire. I was asked to take some shots of KASPAR in prepaeration for the robots apperance on TV. The brief was to get some engaging images with a child as well as with the creator.          ...
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  • Gemma & Lee’s wedding at Coltsfoot Country Retreat
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  • Fay & Paddy’s Wedding Offley Place
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  • Baby, children and family photography by Ian
    Here is a brief image update of a selection of shoots from towards the end of last year. For more information on our family, baby and children’s photography please feel free to call or email us, we hope to hear from you soon 🙂        ...
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Ian Scott Photography

We are a husband and wife team based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and further afield. Between us we photograph weddings, children & families, corporate portraiture, weddings and Bar & Bat Mitzvahs.

Contact Us

Ian Scott Photography Limited
1 Valley Rise
Wheathampstead
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 8JF

01582 469003
info@ianscottphotography.co.uk