I am Robert Ryder and this is Knebworth Park photographic. A photographic and video studio based in the beautiful grounds of Knebworth Park. Open for all manner of photoshoots ranging from family photo’s to commercial head shots I challenge you to find a nicer place to visit for a photo shoot!

Of course I am not chained to the studio, so if you would like to hire me for a location shoot, I can accommodate that as well. The studio space is also available for hire for photographers/videographers who are looking for a studio environment. With comfortable surroundings,  changing area, tea and coffee making facilities and parking, why not offer your clients the option of a studio shoot.

About Me


Robert James Ryder


The best photographs are captured when people are at their most relaxed. Their whole body language changes, and that’s important. That’s the difference between a good photograph and a great one! That’s what I try and do. Having your photograph taken should be fun, exciting, a great experience.

I’m the official photographer at Knebworth House and have covered a number of the events ranging from country fair’s to the Sonisphere Festival. I have been published both in the local and national newspapers, magazines, including cover photos and provided photography for corporate brochures. I also had the privilege of having one of my images displayed in the Tryon Gallery in London, as it was selected as one of the 10 best images received by Smallwood Architects and the Historic Houses Association for the HHA yearly photographic competition. I am always up for a challenge and have shot from weddings to music festivals, baby bumps to bikers!


Evangelina Tsa Singer/Songwriter

Working with Rob was a pleasure right from our first telephone conversation.  He is completely professional, but equally relaxed and easy-going.   He was as passionate as I was about ensuring the shoot was a success and put time and effort into collating ideas for various poses, by way of ensuring there were various props on set, and putting the images I had sent him for ideas onto the screen above the set, so that we could see/refer/discuss them during the shoot, if necessary.   Rob’s passion for his work is evident and this created a very positive atmosphere to work in, the end result of which was a plethora of spectacular photos.  I was blown away by the results – they were better than I could have imagined it hoped for!   I found the perfect image for the cover of my single ‘Happy Now’, and this was made possible because of Rob’s expertise as a photographer. He even assisted with the editing process afterwards, helping to ensure the image was a perfect square for the iTunes cover requirements, etc.   He responded immediately to phone calls and emails to ensure the deadlines were met for the single release and the press release.   In short, I will definitely work with Rob again, and have already planned to do my next shoot with him!   If you want to work with a great person and end up with myriad fantastic professional photos – Rob is the man.

It was brilliant today I wasn’t sure which way she (8yr old daughter) was going to go,  I told lots of friends about it and we all agreed you need to up your prices!! You were fun and patient and the few I have seen are amazing that is my little Ells all over!



Rob was a dream to work with on my daughters 10th birthday! We had some supa excited/ hyper kids and he managed to channel all of that energy into the most fabulous routine to produce an amazing video! Great take away from a brilliant party as was the cd which had a fab picture of them all on it. Would highly recommend if you want something a bit different and lots of fun!!

Wow, what an experience. So professional and some truly amazing pictures.



This well equipped studio will not leave you disappointed ! I used it recently to photograph a first time model, this can be tricky for both photographer and model alike but with everything at hand the experience was all that one could hope for.

Gr8 studio, enough space for the whole team we had 2 photographers, a mua, a hairstylist, a stylist, and 3 models. The studio had all facilities such as kitchen, toilet, room for hair and make up and had a lovely feel about it, would definitely recommend.

Lisa Jayne

Mini shoot gift voucher

A unique gift for your friends and family.

  • Mini Photoshoot in the Knebworth Park Photographic Studio.
  • 30-45 mins Shoot
  • 3 x Full Size Digital Images included.
  • Only £40.00

Contact Me

How to find me

Bookings are strictly by appointment only. 

The studio can be found in Knebworth Park by visiting via the ‘Old Knebworth Lane’ (Please note, that access is NOT permissible via the main entrance to the park off of the A1(M)

If using your Sat Nav use the post code SG3 6PY and that should bring you right to me!

When pulling into the estate, you can park in the first car park that you find on your left.

As you look at the main Estate Office, you will see the Studio entrance to your left. Please buzz the door and I shall let you in!