Atmospheric Wedding Photography For The Wild At Heart

Wedding photography for couples who don’t mind getting their shoes a little sandy or dress a bit muddy to get an amazing shot.


Hi, I’m Elena!

I’m an alternative wedding photographer based in Surrey, but love to travel further afield. I offer beautiful wedding photography for hopelessly-in-love couples who don’t shy away from adventure. For lovers who’d rather ditch tradition and want their unique story, vision and emotion reflected in unposed, atmospheric photos.

If you’re after true human connection, the perfect and imperfect moments, the genuine laughs, hugs and tears you were there for or might even have missed, we might be a great match. Let’s get together to combine these beautiful, unstaged moments to create a meaningful story of your day – one you will be excited to relive with friends and family for years to come. 

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What an incredible wedding this was! Still buzzing from all the excitement of Kara and Gemma’s wonderful day. It’s days like these that make me incredibly grateful to be a wedding photographer. Gem and Kara wanted their day to be super laid back and fun and that’s exactly what they achieved.  After the super chilled morning preparations, the two ladies arrived in style at their lakeside wedding venue, where they were married by one of their close friends and a helping paw was lent by the dashing ring bearer. So many tears of joy were shed! 

Cat and Tom’s beautiful garden wedding in Hertfordshire was such a relaxed, laidback day we thoroughly enjoyed photographing. It featured an awesome stretch tend in the garden of Cat’s childhood home, stunning colourful florals by wetherly, a yellow campervan and an icecream van combined with some stunning DIY decorations.
The bride and groom wanted relaxed wedding photography for their outdoor wedding to suit their personalities and we were beyond thrilled when they got in touch!

Rhea and Ben were such naturals in front of the camera! They really killed it on their wedding day in Solihull. The party was a full-blown affair that lasted the whole weekend, in a lovely white wedding marquee in their back garden. My favourite feature of their backyard wedding has to be the glorious green floral archway put together by their talented families. We enjoyed every moment of it, from the emotional ceremony (literally everyone was trying to hold back their tears but many failed miserably) to the intimate photoshoot just after sunset.

There is something special about each and every moment of your wedding day, from the anticipation that builds up during the getting ready hour to the uncontainable emotion during the ceremony and the relaxed yet bustling cocktail hour, and we love to capture all these different parts of your wedding day story. From Surrey to Cheshire weddings, scroll down to see some of our favourite images we’ve collected over the past couple of years. Destination weddings soon to grace this page too!

A few of our favourite stories

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Woodlands Road, Little Bookham
Leatherhead, Surrey