About Elaine

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Hey! I am Elaine, I’m a wedding photographer based in Cardiff, South Wales. Over the past 4 years I’ve travelled all over the UK shooting laid-back and relaxed weddings for style couples. I love the sound of frosty ground underfoot, the smell of autumn (so much so we named our dog Fawkes), and the smell of freshly ground coffee beans. I’m a girl of extremes, I love the city as much as I do the coast. I’d move to New York in a heartbeat and spend my days drinking coffee on the High Line.

I fell in love with a Welsh man and since our wedding we’ve been nicknamed ‘Mr & Mrs Quirky’ by my father-in-law. I studied Architecture at Strathclyde uni which taught me to look out those often over looked details, or the way light enters a window…I bring this training to every wedding I shoot.

Fawkes

My crazy fur-baby

Rhodri

The ying to my yang

Pizza

The food of the Gods

To me weddings are stories, they start with morning prep and end with a good party. Each has tales of love, friendship and are brimming with emotion. Your wedding is unique, so I approach it with fresh eyes and aim to capture your day honestly and authentically, that means you, your guests, and everything in between. You’ve spent time planning those beautiful table details and deliberating over your bouquet, so I’ll capture those too.

You’re probably a little worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera. I hear this SO often! For couple portraits there’s no awkward posing, we’ll just take 15 or so minutes and go for a walk, and I’ll stealthily snap you laughing, chatting, kissing…whatever feels right for you.

About you...
Are we a good match?

You’re laid-back and don’t mind ruffling a few feathers. You do things differently, rather than stick to the ordinary you’ve planned your wedding around things and details that make you scream with excitement, rather than bow down to ‘traditions’ or ‘the way things are usually done’. No hand-me-down tiaras here.

You get excited about the little things. Your heart skips a beat at soft window light and those overcast grey days where the light is magical. You adore scouring fleamarkets, exploring new cities and laughing late into the night with friends over good pizza.

Latest

Testimonials

From start to finish Elaine gave us an exceptional service that blew away our expectations. I had literally no idea what to do organising our wedding however after finding her instagram and loving the fun and intimate nature of the pictures we knew we had stumbled across gold! She stayed in contact to get more information about the day as it grew nearer and on the day we couldn't have been happier. Working with her was a pleasure, it was so fun and easy and afterwards we then spent every waking minute excited to see the photos.

Doris & Daniel

Elaine is the most perfect wedding photographer we could have asked for! We absolutely love that she captured the day from start to finish - not just the wedding but the atmosphere, the vibe, the chilled out aspects, the wee dogs, the candles! Looking at our photos its like stepping back into the day and reliving not just the main moments but every single delicious minute! Our couple shoot was so beautiful and Elaine utilised the surroundings to her advantage - every leaf turning gold in autumn and moody sky was caught on camera! And Elaine does confetti pictures like nobody else - I cried when I saw them because they are so perfect. Thank you for giving us the best memories of our day Elaine!

Sarah & Eliot

Aaaaaahhhhh they're amazing!!!! We love, love, LOVE them! Thank you so much Elaine. Thank you so much it was the highlight of our day to have those memories captured by you, felt like you just got us and what we wanted! Seriously on our vibe and level!

Bethan & Drew