wedding stories

Unscripted wedding photography for people with stories to tell

wedding stories

Unscripted wedding photography for people with stories to tell

wedding stories

Unscripted wedding photography for people with stories to tell

wedding stories

Unscripted wedding photography for people with stories to tell

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Jo. I’m a Hertfordshire wedding photographer and if you agree that the photos of your special day should be about people not poses, then I reckon we’ll get along.

I don’t believe in scripts or perfectly choreographed shots. Nor do I believe in fake say-cheese smiles or awkward grimaces.

I believe in capturing moments as they happen. I believe in hunting for the best light and the best angles, and in creating a gallery bursting with honest, emotive, colourful and heartfelt images that tell your story exactly how it happened.

We’ll capture some epic portraits you’ll treasure forever, as well as some quick group photos if you wish – but they won’t take over your day.

I’ll be looking out for the little glances, the cheeky winks, the tender touches and GREAT BIG squeezy hugs, that weaved together help tell the story of you and the people you love.

It’s my job to create a visual memory of all the heart-bursting emotion, love, laughter, smiles, tears and embraces that make your special day, well, special. So when your open your gallery, you’re taken right back to your day, exactly how you remember it.

But with more. More hugs, more love and more laughter than you remember – because you were too busy having fun with those you love.

Wow! Thank you so much.

What can we say…we absolutely love them!

You’ve absolutely nailed it and we couldn’t be happier.


I’ll be with you from your morning preparations, right through to your first dance and party. The moments you see and won’t want to forget – and those you didn’t (but wish you had).

I’ll work my little socks off, though you’ll hardly know I’m there.

You can read more about me here and more about my style here, as well as more testimonials and lovely words from happy clients. If you’d like to chat, or have any questions, send me a message – I’d love to hear all about your plans.

Jo x

Hertfordshire wedding photography packages

Photography packages for love and life beyond Covid-19

I like to keep things simple, offering a standard all day wedding photography package, based on a 10 hour day.

So, if you’re planning a full-on, bells-and-whistles, big guest list, full-day celebration outside Covid restrictions, my full-day package is for you. And I can’t wait!

I’ll be with you for your early morning preparations, your ceremony and speeches, a few gorgeous portraits and right the way through to the first dance.

I’ll also stick around to capture enough of the party to capture photographic evidence of Uncle Derek spinning Aunty Marge round the dancefloor and your big brother doing the caterpillar (yes – you better believe these days will come again and I am SO ready to throw myself into these full-on party occasions).

My 2021 price for a standard 10-hour wedding day is £1450.

Photography packages for Covid-19 micro weddings

Post Covid-19 we’ve all had to adapt and I’ve adapted my wedding photography packages too, so if you’re planning a micro, or intimate wedding during Covid restrictions, with a smaller guest list and a shorter day, you won’t need to compromise on your wedding photography. And why should you?

If you’re planning a small, intimate wedding celebration in Hertfordshire during 2021, my packages typically start at £500 for a three hour day (additional hours can be added on to suit your needs).

Given that nothing is certain or straightforward during Covid-19, I want my couples to be reassured that I can adapt my services as needed – chat to me, tell me all about your plans and let’s see what we can come up with together.

Let’s make your wedding photography as special as your celebration itself.

what’s included


Tea? Coffee? Zoom? Let’s book a chat so that we can get to know each other.

I want to hear all about how you met as well as plans for your big day; these back story details and understanding what’s important to you can help shape how I’ll shoot your wedding. I know you’ll have questions so fire away and let me help you put your minds at ease. I can also run through any package extras you may be interested in – second shooters and albums are popular add-ons.

We can do this in person if you’re within an hour’s travel of Hitchin, Herts, or by phone or video call if you live further afield.


If you’re booking a Hertfordshire wedding in 2021 make sure to ask about my complimentary  pre-wedding shoot.

Aside from having some fun and creating some lovely images for you, it’s a good way for us to get to know each other before your big day, and is the ideal opportunity to shake off any possible pre-wedding photo awkwardness or nerves.

Shoots take place within a 30mile round trip of SG4. You’ll receive approximately 50 images via an online password-protected gallery. Complimentary shoots apply on full-day packages only and are held on weekdays when I’m not already booked.

If you’d like to upgrade this to a weekend shoot, or have booked a micro-wedding shoot and would also like an engagement shoot, the rate is £350.00.

Take a look at my engagement stories gallery.


What it’s all about of course. You’ll receive a password protected online gallery of approximately 500+ professionally edited, high resolution digital images (expect 150+ for micro weddings).

Your images will be watermark-free, and you’ll have a full licence to download, print and share to your heart’s content with friends and family.

You and your guests will also be able to view and purchase images and premium grade prints and beautiful print products directly from your own exclusive online gallery shop.

I aim to deliver your full gallery within 4-6 weeks of the wedding. A sneak-peek mini gallery will be delivered within 7-10 days so you can share some of your favourite moments whilst you’re waiting for the full set of images to arrive in your inbox.


I’m based in Hitchin, Herts and many of the weddings I photograph are within an hour’s drive of Hertfordshire, but I’ll travel across the UK to shoot your wedding. Travel expenses are included for weddings within a 100 mile round trip of Hitchin. If you’re further afield we can chat about travel costs and any potential modest overnight accommodation requirements.

Travel arrangements for micro, lockdown weddings will be subject to government rules on travel. Travel expenses for micro weddings are included for weddings within Hertfordshire and a 50 mile round trip of SG4.

package upgrades

Of course, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wedding, which is why you can tailor your package to meet your requirements.






My 2021 packages include a complimentary weekday pre-wedding shoot (location within 30 mile round trip of SG4). You’ll receive approximately 50 images via an online password protected gallery. Weekend upgrades are possible out of wedding season – £295.

Take a look at my engagement stories gallery for real engagement stories.  

Wedding ALBUMS + ART

Printing your images will give you memories to look back on for years to come. 

I can design luxury heirloom photo albums, wall art and prints and thank you cards in a range of sizes and formats. Plus, premium grade prints can be ordered direct through your online gallery for delivery to your door, or choose to print images yourselves.

Take a look at my wedding album options.



I love her natural shots of everyone



Do we need a second shooter? Do you photograph weddings beyond Hertfordshire? What if I’m not comfortable in front of the camera? Will you take group photos? Will you need to be fed and all your questions answered.

Do we need a second shooter?

Booking a second shooter (additional photographer) is entirely your call.  For small, intimate weddings you may prefer to keep it simple with just me.  I’m fairly fleet footed, and you’ll get images when you didn’t even know I was there, BUT I can’t be everywhere, so a second shooter will help capture additional moments that you wouldn’t otherwise see, as well as alternate angles in the service and speeches, additional candid shots or if you want to have coverage of both of you getting ready in the morning. I recommend second shooters for weddings of 70+ guests, but the choice is yours.

Do you shoot weddings beyond Hertfordshire?

Yes I do! Home is Hertfordshire – I’m snuggled in the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire corner but I cover weddings across the country. Travel within a 100mile round trip of Hitchin is included and reasonable travel expenses are payable beyond that.  Travel over a 150mile round trip of Hitchin may require modest overnight accommodation to make sure I can be with you for your morning preparations through to your party.

Will you take group photos?

Of course – if you want. Weddings are all about family and friends coming together and whilst the majority of my time will be spent capturing all your favourite people naturally and candidly, I know that having a few group portraits is important to most couples and their families. I suggest keeping these to a minimum so that you can drink champagne, chat to your guests and enjoy your day.  

What if we're camera shy?

Don’t worry! So am I, so I get it. I’ll put you at ease, blend into the background and you’ll soon forget I’m there.

For your couples portraits, we’ll sneak off for 20 minutes or so, a little before sunset if we can for the gorgeous golden hour light, and I’ll snap away whilst you enjoy some quiet time together. There’s really nothing to worry about and I promise you’ll enjoy it more than you expect.

Will you share our images on social media?

Most of my clients love to see their images being shared, and I hope you will too, but it’s your call.

I am proud of the work that I do and the images I create and appreciate being able to share them on my website and social media pages.

Sharing my images in this way is essential to my business. After all, it’s how clients get to see my style of work and is probably how you found or researched me too.  Sharing on my page also gives you chance to tag and share with your friends and family so they can enjoy your memories with you. 

But, to put your mind at ease, I know how personal your memories will be and you’ll always have the final say. So, once I’ve delivered your sneak peak and your final gallery I’ll give you plenty of time to enjoy your images before anyone else gets to see them. If when you’ve seen your gallery you spot any shots you would prefer I didn’t share please just say. 

That’s all there is to it.

Will you need to be fed?

Yes please. Ten hours without food is a long time, so being fed and watered is always appreciated. Thank you.

What about Covid-19 and postponements?

Covid-19 is presenting couples and the wedding industry with its fair share of logistical challenges. I’m doing what I can to try and take away some of the uncertainty, at least so far as photography is concerned. 

If your wedding is able to go ahead with restrictions in place, I’ll do all I can to ensure your wedding photographs give you as much joy as at any other time. I’ll work with your venue and ceremony staff to ensure I work safely, responsibly and sympathetically to current guidelines and your needs.  I won’t put myself in a situation that compromises anyone’s safety – yours or mine. 

Should your wedding need to be postponed because of lockdown restrictions please give me as much notice as possible to try and find an alternative date. Provided I have availability on your new date, your booking will simply transfer over to the new date.  

engaged couple in ruined church window

tell me about you

That’s more than enough about me! If you like what you’ve seen and like me, you believe your wedding photos should be about people not poses then I’d love to hear from you.

Send me a note here, email me or call me on 07769 652145 and tell me all about your story and your big day plans.

Jo x


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