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Last update: March 2024

Rafe Abrook Photography is a full-time professional wedding photography business located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, that specializes in capturing life’s most precious moments. Owner and lead photographer Rafe Abrook uses a natural documentary-style approach to capture the most authentic moments throughout the day. Rafe has been running the business for over 7 years, capturing over 380 weddings during this time, balancing his skill of capturing reportage moments with his ability to capture stunning Bride & Groom portraits.

Services Offered

Rafe Abrook Photography offers a range of package options from 4 to 12hrs. On off-peak dates, he also offers shorter day options and is willing to price something bespoke if required.

He also offers and recommends adding one of his bands of regular Second Photographers for the full-time to ensure end-to-end coverage and no key moments being missed.

On top of the above, Rafe also offers his Video Highlight Film package where he fiulms video while capturing stills for you.

All of Rafe's current prices can be found on his website https://www.rafeabrook.co.uk/wedding-package-prices

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

£2595 gets a full day (approx 10-11 hrs subject to timings) £350 adds a highly recommended Second Shooter £395 adds a pre wedding Engagement Shoot £1350 adds Videography from Nine Embers Films

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you have your wedding venue secured

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, worldwide but based in Hertfordshire, UK

What is the charge for travelling?

£100 per night for accommodation within the UK (when needed) Overseas travel requires a bespoke quotation

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism
Other (Reportage with beautiful Bride & Groom Portraits)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I employ a photo journalistic. reportage approach to the majority of the day, but will help orchestrate group shots and the all important Bride & Groom portraits! It's all about the people!

What kind of equipment do you use?

3 top end Canon Mirrorless (R6) cameras with the very best Canon EF and RF prime lenses, and a full off camera flash system

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pixieset Galleries

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

3 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

It depends on the package they have gone for, but extra hours are typically £200 per

What are the forms of payment?

BACS payment

How do you work?

I work hard, fast and with care and respect for all of the wedding party. I get my images without any consequence to the smooth running of the wedding day, and love to have fun while I work!
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100% Recommended by couples
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Claire Sent on 03/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further for your wedding photographer!!

If you have come across Rafe in your hunt for a wedding photographer, then look no further! We are over the moon with our wedding photographs and cannot stop looking at them. The quality is fantastic and he has wonderfully captured every moment of our day. He has been helpful, supportive and a great surrounding board through the COVID-19 crisis. We just managed to squeeze in a small wedding before lockdown and Rafe was fantastic with changing plans, keeping in touch and being flexible. Would definitely recommend an engagement shoot, it made us feel at ease and prepared for the wedding day. One positive about having to delay our celebrations is that we now get 2 sets of photos from Rafe!
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Lauren Sent on 07/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenally Talented Photographer And A Joy to Work With

Rafe is incredible! If you read no further, know that he is not only a phenomenally talented photographer, but has wonderful personality and is a great addition to any wedding. As a self-conscious bride, walking around in my undergarments around any stranger is… well, terrifying. But Rafe made me, and my bevy of bridesmaids feel completely at ease.
Now, I scoured the country looking for a photographer that would be able to document our wedding in a way that would capture not only the beauty of the day, but also the many wonderful personalities of my loved ones that would be enjoying the day with us. As an art advisor, who has bought a great deal of photography from artists around the globe, I was very critical with almost every wedding photographer that I came across. While the cliché wedding shots were charming, I was looking for something different. Rafe delivered! The only issue was that I was getting married in Liverpool, and Rafe was located in Hitchen. Not to worry though, Rafe travels! He happily journeyed to Manchester to meet with my fiancé and I, and made the long trek for the wedding (very early in the morning). He and his partner photographed well into the evening, and everyone remarked about how lovely both Rafe and Kelly were. I dare say that everyone wanted them to stay!
The resulting photos bring back every happy moment from our day. They are beautiful memories that I will cherish forever; a wrinkled laughing face, some very uncoordinated dance moves, touching tears, and most especially the love of my life. I feel so fortunate to have had Rafe shoot my wedding. Thank you so much Rafe!
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Melanie Sent on 05/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Portrayal of Our Special Day!

Rafe Abrook Photography - where do we even start! It was an incredible journey. The best professional in the wedding industry that we could ever have asked for, from booking to engagement shoot to the big day and beyond Rafe was amazing! If you're not a massive fan of being photographed and/or want a well documented story of events from your big day capturing emotion & personality, look no further. Rafe made us feel at ease from the very beginning, he was friendly, understood exactly what we were looking for & took truly amazing photos. The photos were perfect portrayals of our closest family and friends celebrating with us & on the day itself he was a photography ninja, almost invisible yet he captured every second of our day in the most incredible way. We are so lucky to have chosen Rafe Abrook Photography for our wedding, now we have truly stunning lasting reminders of our big day to accompany our amazing memories!!
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Gemma Sent on 19/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection!

From the moment we spoke, we knew he would be perfect for us. He advised us on aspects of photography we knew nothing about and we did the same with him (being his 1st same sex wedding, some things were a little different for him too). He made sure we were 100% happy with the plan and when the day came, we were confident that we were going to have a brilliant day.

You'll have your bridesmaids doing everything he asks of them, your Nan ogling over him and your guests commenting on how brilliant his is.

2. He LOVES his job. From the civilised start of the day to the embarrasing drunken mess near the end, he's there capturing your amazing memories.. for better and for worse.. Nothings staged, it's raw, natural and perfect, moments capured in whatever way he can, even if it means lying on the floor or standing on tables.

3. He's more than your photographer. For us, he slotted in like one of the family.

He guided the morning for us, made sure we were on time for meeting with the registrars.

He gathered excitable bridesmaids for hair and makeup.

He helped make sure my wife and i didnt see eachother the morning of the wedding, forming human barriers and acting like our security.

Hung my dress up on a curtain rail when i couldn't reach.. Having a 10ft photographer does have its advantages to a 5ft bride.

Gave me a firemans lift over gravel to where we were having evening photos, because i was drunk and stupidilly took my shoes off and couldnt walk anywhere.

All of this whilst still perfectly capturing every single aspesct, emotion and feeling from our day in his outstanding photos, makes him a very special photographer indeed.
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Louise Sent on 07/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Listen and understands your needs and delivers!!

Rafe took some wonderful, natural, fun images at our wedding in July and really captured our personalities to a tee. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to others! You will not be disappointed.
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Ally Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much!

Choosing Rafe was the best decision we made for our wedding at Woughton House! From the moment we met Rafe, prior to our wedding day, his calm, professional manner helped us relax and put our faith in his amazing talent. Both him and his second photographer, Michael, were phenomenal throughout the day. They both went above and beyond to get the shots we wanted and many many more that are all outstanding. Rafe and Michael were both excellent from start to finish. They were there all day (well into the night!) to ensure they got fantastic dance floor photos too. Words can't express how happy we were to receive our sneak peek photographs after less than a week and were blown away by how they captured the atmosphere of our special day - the sparkler shot being one of our favourites! We would recommend Rafe for all your photography needs but especially your wedding and we can't wait to use him again in the future. Thank you so much!
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Rosie Sent on 21/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

I would highly recommend Rafe

Rafe has done a totally fantastic job of capturing the love, laughter and happiness we had at our wedding at South Farm. He has a great eye for detail and an ability to take natural, relaxed and intimate photos which show true personality - something that was really important to us as a couple as we are not a very "posey" couple. Everything about Rafe was professional, yet informal, he was able to share his expertise and experience with us in order to get the best shots and I have to say we were blown away by the results. Since the wedding, we've had countless compliments from guests about the quality of Rafe's photos. I would highly recommend Rafe
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Julie Sent on 05/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Choosing him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding

A wonderful photographer who is dedicated to getting you the best photos of your special day. Rafe is fabulous to work with because he makes you feel totally comfortable and yet remains polite and professional. He has exceptional talent and choosing him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He also traveled a very long way to join us at a new venue and took the most stunning pictures, which we just love. No regrets at all! We 100% recommend him.
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Amy Sent on 25/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing

Rafe did an amazing job on our wedding day! All of our friends and family have said how much they love the photos, and we cannot thank him enough for capturing our wedding day so perfectly. Rafe and his team were professional and friendly, very easy to work with and even stayed on late into the evening to get some fab shots of our guests at the evening reception. Highly recommend him!
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Sindy Sent on 20/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond our expectations

We genuinely cannot thank Rafe enough for capturing our day just perfectly! The outdoor snow shots were so far beyond our expectations. We chose Rafe for his creative eye and natural/action shots and are so happy with the outcome. Rafe was very professional and friendly and kept all the shots very informal and fun. We would not hesitate to recommend him time and again!
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Emma Sent on 17/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos!

What amazing photos of our most amazing day! Each picture captures a very special moment from our wedding day. We can’t thank you enough for the time, effort and professionalism you gave us and our guests. We will treasure our photos and enjoy looking back at them for many years to come .... thank you x
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Mike Sent on 06/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent from day one

Rafe and his team were excellent from day one - being someone who hates having his photo taken and has no real clue about photography, Rafe was able to calm my nerves and help the day go with complete success whilst ensuring my wife was comfortable and enjoyed every minute.
His team were as friendly as he was and they got in incredibly well with everyone at the wedding.
Thanks for capturing our special day perfectly.
The new Mr and Mrs Taylor
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Hollie Sent on 06/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Came to our rescue

Rafe and his team came to our rescue when our wedding photographer had to pull out last minute. They were so professional but also very friendly. They were there all day and captured the essence of the day. I can’t thank them enough.
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Amy Sent on 06/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond happy with our photos

Thank you so much!! Beyond happy with our photos. You captured our day in the natural way that we wanted and gave us life long memories that couldn't make me happier. Thank you also for playing such a big part in helping our day run so smoothly and keeping me relaxed at the most important moments. I'm so grateful we managed to get you as our photographer.
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Bridget Sent on 10/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly professional

Rafe was utterly professional from start to finish and took the stress away from worrying about anything to do with our wedding photos. We had Rafe and Karolina there from morning until dark secretly beavering away all day and then he produced some amazing photos for which we’ve received so many compliments including from others who got married this year. Only hard part was choosing which ones to get framed as there were so many! Thanks Rafe
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