Professional Photography Services in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Arif Gardner Professional Photography studio....

Offering corporate and consumer services either on location or in the St Albans based studio. The "out of town" location means parking is easy and free right outside the shop.

Arif is fully trained via City & Guilds 747 and offers a unique professional photography service with a truly creative edge. A very fun, personal, easy to get along with individual who always prides himself in getting the best out of people.

Trusted with huge multinational organisations such as GSK, Roche, Mercedes Benz, and ABTA to name just a few, Arif creates not only PR imaging for their brochures, websites, products, conferences and events, but also simple business portraits of employees and CEO's.

Large charity organisations such as the Transformation Trust asks Arif to be their professional photographer year after year capturing famous faces and artists who perform at their well known Wembley concert.

Professional photography in the studio is a great passion of his, and whether it be a young baby, or a family of adults.. Arif always spends time getting to know you, making the children feel comfortable, and encourages great fun and natural smiles in his family portrait photography services.

The studio is large, practical and accommodates individuals who simply want to renew their profile pics for social media sites, head shots for actor's spotlight photos, authors, bands, fitness trainers aspiring or established models wanting to renew their portfolios... the list is endless.

Arif Gardner professional photography offers special packages for "Bump to Baby", "My First Year" and pamper sessions for individuals who wish to indulge in a makeover, nails and hair style experience prior to the personal shoot with differing outfits. Arif Gardner Photography's photo-shoot parties are also a great, fun way to celebrate a birthday for groups of 10 or more people.

Open weekdays, Arif encourages even the simplest of services for the community such as studio passport photography, visa's, or scanning and restoration of old photographs. Please do feel free to pop in and see the gallery, join Arif Gardner Photography on Facebook or contact us for any professional photography services you may require.



Professional photography in the studio is joy and passion of Arif, and whether it be a young baby, or a family of adults.. Arif always spends time getting to know you, making the children feel comfortable, and encourages great fun and natural smiles in his family portrait photography services.

Arif Gardner professional photography offers special packages

Family portrait photography session - Featuring a large 24ft x 15ft large area, ensuring we can fit in large family groups, or a great space for children to run and jump around. The results are relaxed and informal.

Children are encouraged to bring their favourite toys to play around with and adults are encouraged to bring changes of outfits for different looks if you desire. The studio session in studio costs only £49!
Upon viewing all the images taken, you may then choose a complimentary 10" x 8" print (A4 size) of your choice.

"Bump to Baby" Offers two studio professional photography sessions (one at 6 to 9 months pregnant, and one of your new bundle of joy) your favourite image from each session is then printed and mounted within a stylish, blue or pink leatherette portfolio album. All for only £69!


"My First Year"

Three studio professional portrait sessions to capture those special moments in baby's first year. Newborn, the first time they lift their head, sitting up on their own, or those first steps around their first birthday. Your favourite image from each of the 3 sessions is then printed and mounted within a stylish, blue or pink leatherette portfolio album. All for only £89!

Should you wish to order any further prints after the sessions... here is some example pricing... You can then, under no obligation, or "hard sell" sales techniques we all dread from other studios!.... order any extra reprints from 8" x 6" size to Poster print size, canvas wraps, frames etc from our range.

Example prices for reprints;

  • 8"x6" = £29.95
  • 10"x8" = £49.95
  • Your favourite 20 images airbrushed and supplied as high resolution digital files = £275
  • Your favourite 40 images airbrushed and supplied as high resolution digital files = £450

Latest Photography News

  • Posted on Sat 15/3/2014
    New on-line portrait vouchers available now
    New on-line portrait studio vouchers available now. Great gifts for all
  • Posted on Thu 16/1/2014
    Photography Training Courses Now Available
    Photography training courses are now available in our Herts studio. Whether you're a budding amateur or have requirements for advanced studio lighting techniques... its all here for you.
  • Posted on Thu 9/1/2014
    Corporate photography
    In London for some corporate photography today. Group shot of the Travel Marketing Award judging panel
  • Posted on Sun 27/10/2013
    Passport Photos
    Now offering passport photography in our St Albans, Herts studio. Uk passports US, Canadian and Indian Visa application photos. Instant printing.
  • Posted on Sat 19/10/2013
    The Travel Convention - Dubrovnik
    Need a photographer for a conference in Herts, UK or overseas?
    ABTA's "The Travel Convention" ask me back for the 2nd year as official photographer for 2013 in Dubrovnik
  • Posted on Wed 16/10/2013
    Social Media Profile Pic
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  • Posted on Mon 12/8/2013
    New website coming soon
    Look out for our new website coming late August
  • Posted on Wed 10/7/2013
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    Looking forward to photographing Amelia Lily and Misha B today at BT's Rock Assembly Wembley Arena
  • Posted on Tue 9/7/2013
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  • Posted on Wed 1/5/2013
    May Madness!!! Free studio Sessions !!! And free print !!!
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  • Posted on Tue 23/4/2013
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  • Posted on Sat 23/3/2013
    White Wedding
    A real white wedding photographed today at St Michaels Manor, St Albans, Herts. Huge flakes of snowy congrats to Gemma and Matt
  • Posted on Wed 6/3/2013
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  • Posted on Tue 19/2/2013
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    Photographing a conference in LA this week. Time difference is wierd. Just about to have a USA breakfast to start my day!
  • Posted on Tue 12/2/2013
    Family Portraits
    Discounts now available when you book your family portrait photography in our Herts studio. Fun, informal style.
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  • Posted on Tue 5/2/2013
    Newborn Baby Portrait
    Lovely to see Louisa and David again today. I photographed their wedding 2yrs ago and they came in to my herts studio for a newborn baby photo shoot with lovely Lucas!
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  • Posted on Wed 30/1/2013
    Shoot in Amsterdam
    Off to Amsterdam today for some corporate exhibition photography
  • Posted on Sun 13/1/2013
    Portrait photography
    Special studio rates for linked in and twitter professional head and shoulders business portraits
  • Posted on Sat 24/11/2012
    Wedding Photography
    Wedding photography today at St Albans registry office. Congratulations to Belinda and Michael x
  • Posted on Mon 12/11/2012
    Christmas Portrait Special Offer...

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  • Posted on Sat 3/11/2012
    Wedding Fayre Sunday 4th Nov
    Please feel free to say hi to me at my stand for the 2012 @SopwellHouse wedding fayre this sunday 4th 10.30am to 4pm
  • Posted on Fri 2/11/2012
    New Nikon
    I took my new Nikon D800 out for the first time today... what a lovely camera... results soon
  • Posted on Fri 12/10/2012
    Katherine Grainger MBE
    Just photographed Katherine Grainger MBE in Turkey #ABTA2012
  • Posted on Tue 9/10/2012
    Conference in Turkey
    On my way to Turkey for 3 days to photograph the ABTA Travel convention conference. Turkish delight anyone?
  • Posted on Thu 20/9/2012
    House Of Commons
    Photographing Michael Gove sec of state for eduction at noon today! Anything anyone would like me to tell him?
  • Posted on Tue 28/8/2012
    Paralympic Games
    I have the honour of photographing ALL the Paralympic torch bearers through the night as they arrive.. Gunna be no sleep for me!
  • Posted on Tue 14/8/2012
    Kirsty and Keiron
    Congratulations to a fun couple. I had the pleasure of being their wedding photographer at County Hall, Hertford
  • Posted on Mon 13/8/2012
    Vicky and Steve's lovely wedding
    Vicky and Steves wedding at St Pauls Walden offered a stunning setting for this lovely couple Dad David (friend of mine) offered humour as ever! enjoy the pics
  • Posted on Sat 21/7/2012
    Wedding photography at Brocket Hall
    Doing the photos for Zarina and Niyazi today at Brocket Hall... Have a great day! X
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  • Posted on Sat 2/6/2012
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    Have a lovely day Daniella and Matthew, I'm doing their wedding photography at Dunstable registry office, followed by Vauxhall recreation ground
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  • Posted on Sat 7/4/2012
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    Photographing a wedding today in Ponsbourne Park. A barn own is the ring bearer!
  • Posted on Fri 17/2/2012
    Spoil your Mum this Mothers Day
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  • Posted on Fri 3/2/2012
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  • Posted on Fri 6/1/2012
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  • Posted on Wed 14/12/2011
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  • Posted on Fri 2/12/2011
    Leona Lewis and Joss Stone
    Photographing Leona Lewis and Joss Stone in concert tonight. Should get some good shots! Check out and "like" Arif Gardner Photography Facebook business page to see the pics this weekend.
  • Posted on Mon 31/10/2011
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  • Posted on Fri 28/10/2011
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    Pauline and Simon had me to video their wedding at St Clement Danes church, The Strand, London. What a lovely church! Oranges and lemons and the bells of St Clements!
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  • Posted on Thu 13/10/2011
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  • Posted on Thu 13/10/2011
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  • Posted on Wed 12/10/2011
    Liebherr Scottish Site Opening
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  • Posted on Thu 6/10/2011
    Individual Business Portraits
    Individual business portraits of staff on location at the companies London offices. Photography of staff were carried out against a portable white backdrop
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  • Posted on Fri 30/9/2011
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  • Posted on Sat 24/9/2011
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  • Posted on Sat 17/9/2011
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  • Posted on Fri 16/9/2011
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  • Posted on Sat 3/9/2011
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  • Posted on Sun 28/8/2011
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  • Posted on Sun 28/8/2011
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  • Posted on Fri 26/8/2011
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  • Posted on Wed 24/8/2011
    Vouchers available
    Personalised portrait vouchers are now available from Arif Gardner Photography.
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  • Posted on Wed 24/8/2011
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  • Posted on Wed 24/8/2011
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  • Posted on Tue 23/8/2011
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  • Posted on Mon 22/8/2011
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  • Posted on Mon 22/8/2011
    Kids and Baby portrait pics in Studio
    2 previous wedding clients have happily now started a family and both joined me today for a family portrait shoot in the studio
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  • Posted on Mon 8/8/2011
    Video Editing Training Course
    AG ran a training course at Elstree film studios, Herts for beginners wanting to learn Adobe Premier Pro CS5.5
  • Posted on Fri 5/8/2011
    kids portraits today
    Henry (aged 1) came in for a portrait today... Child of a wedding couple I photographed back in 2004 ! Lovely to see them again.
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  • Posted on Mon 25/7/2011
    Commercial photo shoot
    Corporate photography shoot for Hightown cleaning company in Hemel Hempstead. Photos were for their company brochure
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  • Posted on Fri 15/7/2011
    Business Portrait
    Modern, creative, corporate business photographic portrait of one individual in our Herts studio
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  • Posted on Fri 15/7/2011
    Royal Exchange London
    Beyond Certainty (excellent clients of mine for 10 years) celebrated their 10th birthday party. I covered with event photography and instant printing on the night in this London Venue.
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  • Posted on Fri 8/7/2011
    Construction Photography
    Hired as a London construction photographer, this excavation project was fascinating to witness
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  • Posted on Thu 7/7/2011
    Oysters Party at The Royal Exchange London
    As London event photographers, we regularly attend prestigious events such at this. We sucessfully produced instant on-site prints to hand over to all 300 guests on the night.
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  • Posted on Tue 5/7/2011
    Instant On-Site Printing
    Photography at an award ceremony in Stoke with the addition of our instant printing on-site
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  • Posted on Sat 2/7/2011
    Corporate Event Photography
    Corporate event photography in Herts over 2 days. Leibherr Ltd in Biggleswade was the location photograph their family fun-day event.
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  • Posted on Sat 25/6/2011
    Family Portrait Photography
    A fun packed Saturday in the studio. Fun and informal family portrait photography and natural kids photo shoots. The Best in Hertfordshire!
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  • Posted on Fri 24/6/2011
    Corporate "Fun Day" Photography
    Corporate photography in Battersea Park, London for Vittol. Circus and fairground themed team bonding "fun" day.
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  • Posted on Thu 23/6/2011
    Studio Business Portrait
    Modern, fun photo shoot for a member of staff of a national events company
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