Relaxed and Creative Storytelling

 Most of what I shoot is candid, undirected and unposed. I’ll capture the family group photos and details (I’m obsessed with boho florals!) but it’s the unplanned moments that make me tick. Stolen glances and inappropriately timed, uncontrollable laughter. Tearful parents and grandparents. I’ll be with you from morning preparations, through to the evening party. Staying long enough to capture the feel of your celebrations, before leaving you both to enjoy your night.

The last thing I want is for your wedding day to feel like a formal photo shoot.

It starts with a connection...

I love shooting weddings for laid-back couples who don't mind ruffling a few feathers. You've planned your wedding around things and details that make you scream with excitement, appreciate good coffee, cities over beaches and laughing late into the night with friends over good pizza. If this sounds a little like you, then I think we're going to get along just fine!

If you are looking for a photographer who turns up on your wedding day, works like a zombie and leaves without so much as a goodbye I might not be the right fit. I love to get to know my couples, and it's at the very heart of my approach. It starts with a coffee (we can Skype if there is some distance between us) and you guys telling me about how you met and ends with me photographing your wedding as a friend, rather than a tick-box wedding supplier.

Packages

Full Day
package 1

– Coverage from prep til dancing
– pre-wedding consultation & photography guide
– professional image processing
– min. 500 high-resolution photographs
– online gallery with print order service
– wedding album & prints
– travel within 50 miles of Cardiff

£1,995

Full Day
package 2

– Coverage from prep til dancing
– pre-wedding consultation & photography guide
– professional image processing
– min. 500 high-resolution photographs
– online gallery with print order service
– travel within 50 miles of Cardiff

£1,495

Bespoke
hourly rate

– minimum 3 hours continuous coverage
– pre-wedding consultation & photography guide
– professional image processing
– high-resolution photographs
– online gallery with print order service
– travel within 50 miles of Cardiff

£235 per hour

Optional Extras

Additional photographer | £300
engagement/pre-wedding session | £250
leather bound albums | from £550

A Little More Info...

I’m yours ALL day

A story isn’t complete without a beginning a middle and an end, so I’m with you from morning preparations, right through to the first few dances.

What you get

All of the final images (at least 500), individually edited in my unique style.

Your final images are delivered via a password protected online gallery so you can easily share them with family and friends. If you or your guests want to order prints you can do that from the online gallery or download the images and print wherever you want.

Your pictures come with full printing rights so you can print and share until your heart’s content.

 

My approach

I take a step back and watch the day unfold, capturing candids moments of the people most dearest to you. 90% of what I shoot is unscripted and unposed, so you can be reassured there there will be no awkward posing, just your uninterrupted story.

That story wouldn’t be complete without capturing you both. I’ll steal you away for 20 minutes to capture the excitement and emotion following the ceremony. We’ll seek out some fantastic locations to make some creative but honest portraits. Sometimes, if something unexpected happens like a red sunset, a moody stormy sky or unicorn flying over I’ll grab you for a few minutes. I’ll say sorry now, but I promise it will be worth it.

Reviews

Curious to know what my previous couples have thought of me, my approach and their final galleries? You’ll find reviews here.

What next?

You'd like to book? Amazing! Pop me an email back to elainewilliamsphoto@gmail.com and I'll send across a standard contract and payment details. I require a £500 booking fee and the returned contract to reserve your date. If you have any question's you'd like to chat through before pulling the trigger, let me know and we have set up a phone call or Skype and start to get to know each other a bit better!
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Once your all booked in, we'll stay in touch. For some this in regular email chit-chat, for others things are quiet until around 6 weeks before the wedding when it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty and talk details. You'll receive a link to a questionnaire - You can have a peek of it here. This is where we'll gather your addresses and timings, and the ins and outs of any group shots and the names of a couple of helpers to help gather the troops! We'll also note any other essential information, or anything I should be aware of (sensitivities or family tensions).
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On the wedding day itself, we'll take things one step at a time. We'll deal with any inclement weather as and when it arrives, laugh at the random and unexpected, but most of all, we'll capture it all for you to look back on for years to come.
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Still have a few questions? My FAQ's may cover any unanswered questions, or just pop me a message!

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