Hannah & Steve’s Engagement Shoot, Ashridge

I am photographing Hannah & Steve’s wedding this November at Latimer House and our engagement shoot was a great chance to meet them and get to know them a little more.  The day of their shoot was their five year anniversary which made it more cute.  They decided not to bring their year old doberman along , Apollo – I can only say was slightly relieved when found out he is very bouncy and enthusiastic (ha ha)  Anyway this lovely couple were a joy to shoot – very natural, we even incorporated them drinking with their coffee cups and going for a walk which is apparently what they do a lot. Steve’s not the biggest fan of dressing up so he opted for fluorescent shoes and shorts – thanks Steve (just kidding) but everything about this couple meant I knew this shoot would be easy to reflect their fun personalities.  They are really a couple of softies very much in love and looking forward to their wedding day.  Here’s just a few of their engagement shoot photos to share….

Sarah & Russell’s Wedding at Coltsfoot Country Retreat

I had the most fantastic day yesterday for this lovely couple’s wedding at one of my favourite venue’s Coltsfoot Country Retreat.

Everything went perfectly, from the getting ready photos at home (which was sort of déjà vu as photographed the bride’s sister here a few years earlier) to the lovely ceremony itself in the St Michael’s Catholic Church and then on to the gorgeous setting of the barn in Knebworth.  Simply stunning backdrop – a rural, rustic chic barn, with a Mediterranean feel.  And all with the added bonus of a million alpacas roaming around the English countryside.  I love this couple and this venue and had a ball photographing in all the different areas on offer, from brick walls, to countryside, farm animals, barns, fields – all totally fabulous if you are a photographer and if you are a bride and groom contemplating something a little different for your venue……. here’s a few sneaky peak photos before I start editing the whole wedding this week…..




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My office today – Ashridge House

One of the best parts about being a photographer is spending a morning checking out a wedding venue for September 1st!   I have actually longed to get a wedding here and this year finally I got a booking yay!!!!

To say Ashridge House is stunning would be an understatement – breathtaking, peaceful, stunning would be more apt.  I spent about two hours here in utter heaven.  Not a soul in sight.  The building is beautiful inside and out.  The staircase where the ceremony will be held is honestly amazing.. The light fantastic.   I literally can’t wait for Katie & Daniel’s wedding in three months time.



Megan & Warren’s Wedding May 5th – The Noke, St Albans

I had such an amazing time with this lovely couple and their fab fun friends.  It was also the most beautiful day we have had in ages- May 5th!  The setting was perfect, everything so green and wonderful.  Megan totally shone with her 1950’s movie star looks, and Warren so smart in his suit.  I really felt I captured their lovely personalities as these photos show. Thanks for choosing me as your wedding photographer at The Noke, it really was the most excellent wedding from beginning to end guys.

The Noke Mercure – St Albans – Wedding Fair – sunday 13th May 12pm – 3pm

I will be exhibiting at The Noke Mercure Wedding Fair in St Albans from 12 – 3pm this sunday 13th May. Come down to chat to me regarding your lovely upcoming wedding and see my latest wedding albums, pick up a packages brochure and let me know your plans…. lots of other lovely wedding suppliers will be there too!

ArtbyClaire Wedding Photography - The Noke Mercure Wedding Fair