Creative Surrey Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Elena, a Surrey wedding photographer.

Photography has been my favourite thing for the past 12 years. I love the entire process of making pictures from the capturing of your memories, to the magic that happens on the computer screen. Ultimately though, it’s the smile on your face when the images hit your inbox that makes it so rewarding. Being trusted to deliver your memories is pretty damn awesome and a real privilege of the job.

The raw, honest moments full of real emotion are what it’s all about. I have a soft spot for non-traditional, fun and quirky weddings full of creativity and personality. Throw in an epic cliff top view or a thick canopy of leaves and it sounds like the perfect day! Bonus points for pets in bowties. 

I live in Surrey with my husband (who is also my second shooter!) but I’m not exclusively a Surrey Wedding Photographer – we both  love to travel and will shoot weddings all around the world. Other things I love: dogs, science, good food and long drives. 

So, if you’re a hopelessly-in-love, nature-loving couple, unafraid of blazing a wild trail…

If you want to tell the unique story of your wedding in an unposed, atmospheric way… 

If you want to enjoy your fabulous wedding with your loved ones without having to worry about looking uncomfortable and feeling awkward…

If above all else you want imagery that is both beautiful and emotion-filled…

It sounds like we’d have a blast together! Get in touch, I can’t WAIT to tell your story!


Keep In Touch

I often run special offers and discounts, and even offer free shoots every now and again. So if you’ve not yet booked your photographer and would like to be kept in the loop, pop your email in below (I don’t spam and won’t share it with anyone).



Do you offer engagement sessions and intimate couple’s shoots?
Yes we offer engagement shoots and couples shoots – priced at £300 for a 1h session.

We’re getting married/eloping abroad – will you travel to take our wedding photography?
I’d love nothing more than to travel for your wedding! Please get in touch to discuss the details of your destination wedding. I’m also available for intimate weddings and elopements worldwide.

Is travel included in your packages?
Travel is included for weddings within a 70 mile radius (or two hours’ travel, whichever is the greatest) of KT23. Outside this area, travel and accommodation expenses will be required.

What if it rains on our wedding day?
Go with it. Whatever the weather your images will look great if you’re having a good time! Overcast days are fantastic for natural light photography. We will bring a couple of clear umbrellas for you in case it does rain!

Will you and your assistant require a meal?
How nice of you to ask! We’d very much appreciate a meal at the reception when the guests are also eating. We don’t have any dietary requirements.

Do we get a sneak peek?
Yes! I’ll get up to 10 digital photos delivered to you within two days of your wedding.

We hate stiff, posed shots – do you take those?
Our tried and true alternative style will leave you with an amazing retelling of your day, packed full of love and excitement. We don’t pose emotion, we capture it. What you’ll be getting: the real laughs, hugs and tears and all the little moments in between captured discretely and naturally.

Do you have backup gear?
Yes! I will come equipped with three Canon full-frame cameras and four high-quality prime lenses. I won’t use flash unless it’s absolutely necessary and during the reception only.

Do you hold dates?
A booking can only be made when the contract is signed and deposit is paid. This is always done on a first-come, first-served basis.

How much is the deposit?
£400 non-refundable deposit at booking. Balance is due 30 days before the wedding day.

Should we have an unplugged wedding?
Absolutely. I encourage you to ask your guests to kindly put their phones away and enjoy every precious moment to the fullest. It’s a good idea to have your officiant convey this message just before the ceremony begins, otherwise you may end up with photos of people watching you walk down the aisle through tiny screens!

Are you insured?

Can we print and distribute our photos – will they come with a watermark?
You will have full printing and sharing rights to your wedding photos. I will never stick any sort of watermark on, I think that’s ugly!

I’ve read enough! How do I book you?
Simply fill out this contact form and I’ll get back in touch asap!

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