Where are you based?
I'm based in Norfolk, but spend lots of time travelling all over the country for weddings. Most of the weddings I photograph are in London, which I called home for 12 years.
Do you offer films as well?
I do! Short highlights films can be added onto your coverage as an optional extra. They're in no way a replacement for a full wedding film, but add an extra dimension to your coverage.
How would you describe your style on the day?
find it fairly hard to find the right words to describe my photographic style, so hopefully if you like what you see, if it gives you a certain feeling, then you know I'm the right photographer for you. In terms of my approach on the day - I'm 90% photojournalistic, blending in, documenting, observing and hoping I don't get spotted. I'll be a little bit more assertive when it's time to get some photos of your families, but we'll keep it brief - no more than 15 or 20 minutes. When it comes to time to get some shots of the both of you we'll keep it short, fun and relaxed. I'll put you in the good light or with the epic background I know will look awesome, and then let the two of you be yourselves.
Do you work with a second photographer?
Most often I work by myself - probably 85% of the weddings on my site were shot solo. Ask me and I can tell you which ones. I really like working by myself - it means I can blend in quietly, and your day feels less like a photoshoot. Some photographers always come as a pair, but more isn't always more - sometimes they just really like working together. All that said, if you would like to add a second photographer to your package you can. The main benefits are if you're having a large wedding (150+ guests), a really tight timeline or you would like coverage of both of you getting ready. It's always worth having a chat to work out whether it will be of benefit to you. All the second photographers I work with are experienced photographers in their own right - at the time of booking it is usually not possible to guarantee who the second photographer will be (I still second shoot occasionally for friends if I have a gap in my diary) but they will be someone awesome and who I trust implicitly.
Do we get rights to the images?
Absolutely, you get full a personal usage license in perpetuity. This means high resolution non watermarked images and the ability to print your images yourselves, share with friends and family, make copies etc.
I stumbled across Ellie's work on Instagram and when we had our introductory zoom chat we knew straight away that we wanted to get in quick and book her. What we loved about Ellie was that she was not pretentious at all. We are utterly blown away by the photographs that she has taken, I literally feel transported back to our wedding day when I look at them. Such special moments have been captured that we will treasure for a life time. My brother said to me this weekend "wow your wedding photos are bloody amazing and you never even knew that Ellie was there half the time. " Ellie is awesome and out of everything we spent getting hitched she was worth every single dime.
"THANK YOU SO MUCH - THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I CRIED LOOKING AT THEM! These are exactly the kind of photos we were hoping for - you've perfectly captured so much of the emotion (and there was certainly a lot of emotion!) and looking at them brings back so many wonderful moments. You were also amazing on the day (and in the run up to it!). We massively appreciated how organised and good at communicating you were. ”
Ellie was a pleasure to work with on our special day. From our first zoom meeting where we went over our plans, we felt we were in good hands with her. And when COVID changed all of our plans she was kind and flexible on the changes we needed to make. On the day she was brilliant with everyone, taking great photos and ensuring we got all the shots we needed and many more we would never have thought of! I would not hesitate to work with Ellie again or recommend her to others for their special occasion.
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