Life is all about moments. Your wedding day will be full of them. Documenting these is my passion.
I’m Rafe, and I live in the beautiful Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin. I photograph weddings because I love creating art during the most important day of peoples lives.
Despite being based in Hertfordshire, I will travel the world to shoot the right wedding. If you've read this far, then some of the images above will have caught your eye. This hopefully means you like the natural, documentary style I employ . That's fabulous. What I'd like to do next is meet up with you both, and find out more about you, and tell you more about me, how I operate, and why I'm so passionate about capturing magical images for my clients.
I fell in love with wedding photography by throwing myself in the deep end several years ago by photographing some friends weddings (at their request I should add!), while juggling a day job in the cut and thrust world of corporate sales management. I'm now a full time Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer because I love the positivity, I love the creativity, and I love my clients.
I ask my clients for full access to their day. For this to work, I need your full trust on the day. I am not a record photographer who just shoots what's happening. I take time to anticipate moments and try and perfect the composition of each shot to give you the best image possible for each situation. The results are stunning natural moments captured without you and your guests even realising it. I shoot weddings how they are, in a photo journalistic fashion, yet despite this we will shoot family group photographs and portraits because these will be important to someone in your family.
I take immense pride from a job well done and set my own performance standards high to ensure I over-deliver on expectations. I've been trained by some of the world's best wedding photographers, because that's where I strive to be and I won't settle for just being 'good'. But hey, don't just take my word for it. Check out what these lovely people said about me!
Here are a few principles I stand by with regards to my business:
Enthusiasm and fun
Maximizing the opportunity to create art at every wedding I shoot
Making friends along the way
I even have some of the finest wedding venues in the country recommending me to their clients. These include:
Smashing The Glass (Jewish Wedding Blog) South Farm, Royston The Barns at Redcoats, Hitchin Bassmead Manor Barns, St Neots Moor Park, Rickmansworth The Priory Barn, Hitchin Essendon Country Club Kings College, Cambridge The Barn at Alswick, Buntingford Huntsmill Farm, Bucks Offley Place, Hitchin
On top of this all I now offer a Videography package within my brand, captured beautifully my long time Rafe Abrook Photography affiliate, Michael Gallagher. An example of his work can be viewed below.
So let’s meet up - I want you to trust me implicitly with your photography, and that trust needs to be earned by getting to know one another.