Congratulations to Melanie and Dave who were married at Our Lady of St Vincent RC church in Potters Bar before heading to the spectacular Hatfield House for wedding reception.

Melanie was getting ready at her parent’s house in Potters Bar so I started with some natural wedding photographs of the bride getting ready before I headed over to meet up with Dave and the guys. The majority of the day was photographed using a documentary approach – most wedding photography has to be this way as you are capturing what happens round you, rather than staging photographs- though once we were at the venue, I took the bride and groom off for some beautiful wedding photographs at Hatfield House. The gardens are fabulous and the main house at Hatfield House and the fountain make for a fantastic backdrop for wedding photographs. The rest of the day was photographed with a reportage wedding photography approach as I documented the reception, (in glorious sunshine!) the speeches, evening reception, cake cutting and first dance.