Nel van Huyssteen Photography

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COVID-19 Update
I am available for micro-weddings during 2021. Prices from £300
I am a passionate about what I do, capturing you, your life and those you love to share it with. My documentary style will give you real, honest and authentic photographs of your wedding day.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1250
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I love documenting very natural moments as they happen capturing real, raw emotion. Anticipation, anxiety, joy, sadness, love, relief will all be part of your wedding day. Giving you photos that tell your wedding story with feeling and authenticity are really important to me. My documentary style will give you beautiful photographs with honest memories to cherish forever. My couples love life and each other and don’t mind being perfectly, imperfect. They are simply real people and just love to celebrate who they genuinely are. I am passionate about delivering the very best service from our first meeting, capturing your wedding and delivering your images through to aftercare such as ordering albums, prints and wall art. Although I am based in Hertfordshire, I dont just cover one or two local venues. I am available for weddings all over the UK. Being an documentary wedding photograper doesn’t mean that I won’t be taking your group photos and couple photos. I always aim to capture these photos in a fun and relaxed way. When you ask people to stand close and hug all sorts of uncomfortable smiles and expressions happen. These moments are great to capture. It’s not often that family, friends, children, work colleagues and acquaintances come together, all at once, except for these magical celebrations. So, these photos are important especially for your parents and grandparents. I hope my photos will remind you of how special your day was, in years to come and bring back all the wonderful feelings of spending one of the best days in your life with all your loved ones and people that you care about. Every wedding is different and I would like your photographs to be an honest memory of your special day. Just the way you imagined it! PLEASE SEE MY GOOGLE REVIEWS.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nel van Huyssteen
If you like natural photos with a relaxed feel telling the story of your big day from start to finish then I would love to help. I am passionate about capturing all the real emotions and moments of one of the most special days in your life.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(8)
(8)
Penny and Alistair
Married in January 2020
January 2020
professional but fun
Penny Parsons 1 review 3 weeks ago- Nel was so professional but fun and she and Leon made the whole experience wonderful. Nel has an unique , modern approach to wedding photography which made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We are delighted with the results and have no hesitation in recommending her.
Ryan and Benjamin
Married in December 2019
March 2019
stunning results!!
Thank you both so much for making our day so wonderful! 🥰 You really fit right in and it felt like you were friends there to enjoy the day with us – we couldn’t have wished for better. We cant wait to see what you caught from the amazing moments of the day. Speak to you soon, Ryan & Benji ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Hi Nel! I am so sorry we’ve not been in touch sooner! It’s been manic our end, but we sat down and looked through them all with tears in our eyes at photos we’d not really even taken in when they happened! We want to say a HUGE thank you to you and Leon for your amazing work on our wedding day- the photos are so beautiful and a perfect capture of the best moments of our day. Having you as our photographer was hands down our best decision in our wedding prep and we were so pleased to have you there, let alone the stunning results!! We keep looking through and struggling to select 100 to send through as requested, there are just so many amazing ones so sorry for the delay. Can we please have the USB in wooden? We hope you both had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Ryan & Benji x Ryan and Benjamin
Zoe and Matthew
Married in December 2019
March 2019
We love all of the photos
Thank you so much for being so patient with us! And for generally being so fabulous! We love all of the photos so so much it was so difficult to choose 80!! We’ve been recommending you to everyone we’ve spoken to since the wedding! We’re so excited to share our photos with everyone! Zoe and Matthew
Liezl and Wyman
Married in November 2019
November 2019
your great and really enjoyed your company.
First of all, thank you so much, me and Liezl think your great and really enjoyed your company. We both agree that we are so glad we chose you and don’t think there could have been anyone nicer to have there for the 2 days. You blended in almost as if you were a guest,especially​y at the banquet. Can’t wait for the photos lol. Hope your well and can’t thank you enough❤️ Wyman and Liezl
Victoria and Craig
Married in October 2019
March 2019
making all feel comfortable.
Dear Nel, Hope you have had a rest from Saturday, we are still knackered you must be too! We wanted to thank you for all you had done for us, you worked so hard. Everyone said how you were always laughing and joking throughout the day making all feel comfortable. Please,​ could we have an address to send you something too​? Kind regards, Victoria Victoria and Craig
Louise and Daniel
Married in September 2019
March 2019
our wedding photo’s, they look AMAZING!!
Thank you so much for our wedding photo’s, they look AMAZING!! They really did capture the day perfectly We will come back to you next week on photos for the album when we have looked through them a few more times Thank you and Leon capturing our day so well and we will be in touch soon! Louise and Daniel
Location & Contact Details

Address

Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

St Albans

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 and M1

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Industry Awards (1)

Fearless Photographers - Right ON award
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I had a ball capturing a wedding in Oxford last year on a glorious sunny day. The wedding started at Jesus College with the ceremony and drinks reception. I followed the newlyweds all over Oxford on foot for portraits and to the wedding breakfast at the Ashmolean Museum. The roads were lined with tourists in awe of the wedding party. To top it all the bride managed all of this in her Jimmy Choos!!! Please have alook at my photo gallery to get an idea

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, documentary, honest, elegant, fun, authentic, thoughtful, real

What about your business are you most proud of?

My passion for delivering quality from start to finish. I do go that extra mile for all my clients. After all, this is one of the most cherished days you will have together- so it means a lot to me to get it just right.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your photographer one year in advance to avoid disappointment and just enjoy every minute of the journey !!!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The bride and groom placed a different book at each place setting, personal to each guest. I thought that was rather special.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I normally like to meet you face to face for a casual chat discussing all your ideas and plans. I will then send you an online booking form and contract. A £250 booking deposit will secure your date. Nearer the time we meet to discuss the schedule of your day and all the images you would like of your family and friends. Your balance would be due one month before your wedding. After your wedding I release 500 individually edited images on a private online gallery for you to view, download, share and order prints 4-6 weeks later.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Definitely confetti photos. These shots are priceless!! Packed with emotion and relief.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Being asked to take a photo of the groom's chest bearing interesting artwork while he was buttoning his shirt up...

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace it!! Your photos will have a more atmospheric feel. Definitely, invest in see-through umbrellas if you want some photos to be taken outside. Have a Plan B in place for group shots as all your family members might not be as adventurous.

Describe how you got into photography.

I love taking photos of people, so my passion turned into a job!!!

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