• South Farm Wedding, Hertfordshire

South Farm wedding photography by Zoë Cooper

“Thank you Zoë, our photos are just what we had hoped for and more, they captured our day perfectly’.

South Farm Wedding Photography

A South Farm wedding is as close to a rustic countryside wedding as you can get in Hertfordshire.

South Farm is located in Royston on the Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire border. It is a working farmhouse with timber barns, lots of animals and surround by countryside.

South Farm offer several options for wedding ceremonies. Mel and Jay chose to have their ceremony in The Summer House, with their guests sat watching from across the pond.

Mel and Jay didn’t want photos of them getting ready in the morning or of the evening reception. So, they asked me to photograph their wedding day from their ceremony through to the reception speeches.

“I don’t like having my photo taken”

Mel and Jay had told me in the lead up to her wedding that they weren’t comfortable having their photo taken. Something I am told by couples a lot.

Above all, my approach photographing weddings is to be informal, and to stand back and capture fun and meaningful moments. But, most importantly I listen to what couples want from their photographer and their wedding photos.

Because of this I was able to persuade Mel and Jay to have a few informal portraits during their drinks reception. The results were relaxed, emotive photos of the two of them together, and they even admitted they actually enjoyed it.

After a drinks reception of ice cream, champagne and lawn games. Guests then made their way to the Tudor Barn for the wedding breakfast. Meanwhile, I took opportunity to visit the Barn Yard and say hello to the unbelievably cute piglets.

My final role of the day was to capture the speeches after the wedding breakfast. I left as the party started, secretly gutted they didn’t need me to stay. But more importantly, I knew that they got exactly what they wanted from their photographer.

The Details

Wedding ceremony and reception held at:
Fen Rd, Shingay-cum-Wendy, Royston SG8 0HR

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