The View Wedding Photographer, Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer
“Zoe has been amazing from start to finish. Thank you so much. We are blown away by our wedding photos”
I have been a wedding photographer for The View in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire, back since when it was previously known as the Fairway. In 2017 it was taken over by the team at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, who wanted to maximise its potential as a wedding venue.
I joined Gemma and her bridal party at their hotel on the morning of her wedding. The morning gives me a great opportunity to get to know the bridal party, and to photograph the important details like the wedding dress.
The View is really a blank canvass for couples, and Gemma did a fantastic job of transforming the room.
With it being a Spring wedding and no guarantees of good weather, she included a flower wall for a backdrop if photos needed to be inside.
As it turned out this Spring day ended up being one of the hottest on record. Gemma and Richard got to have their ceremony outside just as they had hoped.
For couples who have young children, I like to break up the photos. Children have a limited attention span and therefore I like to get any ones including the children out of the way soon after the ceremony (and most importantly before their pristine outfits get covered in chocolate). Above all, it’s about making it fun for the kiddies, and engaging with them.
After Gemma and Richard had a chance to mingle with guests, I took them off alone for some relaxed photos, and most importantly a chance for them to steal 5 minutes together. But, on this occasion the photos weren’t quite so relaxed as a result of us we allowing Richard control of the golf buggy when driving us to my pre-planned locations.
I had been keeping my eye on the sky as the evening drew in, sure we could be in for a sunset. The views over the Panshanger golf fairway are fantastic and our luck was in. Sunsets fade as quickly as they arrive and Gemma, Richard and I dashed outside straight after dinner to grab we got the shot before the sun went down.
Morning preparations held at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Hertford Road, Welwyn. AL6 0JB: www.tewinbury.co.uk
Welwyn Garden City wedding by Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer Zoë Cooper.
Wedding ceremony and Reception held at The View, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. AL7 2ED: www.theviewwelwyn.co.uk