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Hello! I’m Elena

I strive to create a beautiful story of your day – one with meaning, with fun, with emotion – one you’ll relive with your loved ones for years to come.

I’m based in the South of England and I share my life with my other half and whippet Jimmy. The things I enjoy most about life are my dog, good food from all corners of the world, beautiful landscapes, and watching things grow in my garden.

My academic background is in media production which has influenced the artistic documentary style of my wedding work. I have photographed over 130 weddings to date and I get excited by every new couple I get to meet and work with.

When I say it’s a real privilege to do what I do, I really mean it. I pour all my love and attention into each and every wedding, to craft the most beautiful photos for you to cherish forever.

I am honoured to have been named one of the top 50 UK wedding photographers by Professional Photo Magazine.

The raw, honest moments full of real emotion are the core of your wedding, as well as the centre of my work.

Working with me

my approach

You’ve planned a wonderful wedding and now it’s time to let all of the precious moments unfold. From the tears at the ceremony and the laughs during the speeches to your closest friends lining up the shots and the wild moves on the dancefloor. I’ll unobtrusively capture your day in all of its unique beauty. I want to tell a meaningful story of your day as the coming together of all the different parts that make it yours -from the details you put so much thought into, the architectural beauty of your chosen venue, your connection as a couple and all the perfectly imperfect moments that happen in between the key events.

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MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

My work combines a candid, documentary approach with emotive portraiture and an editorial influence. During most of the day I’ll be capturing each moment as it unfolds, with each frame carefully selected to create an atmospheric narrative of your wedding day whilst keeping true to my values: honesty and authenticity.

The raw, honest moments full of real emotion are the core of your wedding, as well as the centre of my work. Which is why during our private shoot I won’t pose you but give you a bit of direction if you feel you need it. Nothing contrived. The way I work draws from your connection as a couple and I aim to fill each and every photo with your personalities and style.

Heartfelt portraits. Treasured memories.

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THE EXPERIENCE

From the first point of contact you can expect an enjoyable experience working with me. I'll be happy to advise you or your planner with putting together a timeline that allows you to make the most out of your wedding photography and enjoy your day to the fullest.

I'd love to get know each other before the big day, it's so important for me to be able to capture your true personalities. We'll have a chat over facetime and you can ask me anything, tell me all the little details of your wedding day and we can walk through the whole process together, making sure we know exactly what to expect from each other.

I strive to create a beautiful story of your day – one with meaning, with fun, with emotion – one you’ll relive with your loved ones for years to come.

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