Hey!

Hey, I'm Elaine and I shoot honest, modern wedding photography. I'm obsessed by bouquets, window light and laughter. I'm an architectural graduate, keen gardener, animal lover and wife. I love the smell of autumn and the colour of pumpkins so much I named my dog Fawkes. I've described myself on my site as "often witty, ever-so-slightly kooky" and I can't really argue with that here.

But - this is about you! If you are a couple who appreciate the little things and have planned your wedding around details and people that make you scream with excitement, appreciate good coffee, cities over beaches and laughing late into the night with friends over good pizza we're going to get on just fine.

One moment your doing up your shoes, next you're on the dance floor rocking out to Led Zeppelin...

Cake's get eaten, dresses get dirty and flowers wilt. But, your photographs will be a visual reminder of the emotions you experienced, rather than how your day looked. They will fill you with warm and fuzzy feelings, make you shed a tear or two, or laugh out loud.

Your wedding is super important to me. Rather than overloading my diary with weddings each weekend, I take on no more than 28 weddings per year. This allows me to be as committed to you as you are me. You want natural, non-traditional, non-posey photography. The most successful way to achieve this is for us to get to know each other a little. By limiting weddings, we can chat face-to-face (in person, or on Skype if we're not nearby) to talk about your plans. All of this allows me to be less like a photographer on the day, and more like a friend.

How it Works

Before your Wedding Day

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.

Where possible, it’s nice to have one face-to-face chat over Skype or Facetime before your wedding. The most important thing is making sure I’m upto speed on all the details of your day.

Around 6-8 weeks before your wedding I’ll send you a questionnaire. 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 like surprise events or family tensions.

On the Day

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. 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.

What it costs?

The price for full-day wedding photography is: £1,650 (or £1,495 is you opt for the digital only package). When you book me for full day, that’s what you get. I’m with you from around 2 hours before your ceremony, until the party gets going. A surcharge may apply if the music doesn’t start until after 9pm.

What’s included?

A pre wedding meeting or Skype call to discuss your plans
Wedding photography planning guide magazine
A minimum of 500 high-resolution photographs professionally edited by me and delivered in a online gallery with integrated print order service (fab for sharing and to save relatives asking you to arrange prints!)
Personal print rights, so you can print your photos at home, or in your local pro-lab.
coffee table album & print selection (£1,650 package only)

*Sometimes a travel supplement will apply if your wedding is more than 50 miles from Cardiff.

Planning an elopement or a small mid-week wedding?

Sometimes a full day package isn’t the right fit. I offer an hourly rate of £235 for small mid-week weddings and elopements.

Interested in optional extras?

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

Want to Know More?

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!

Still have a few questions? My FAQ's may cover any unanswered questions, or just pop me a message!

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