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I’m an open book, a first-meeting-hugger, dog lover, foodie, pisces, 90s RnB/HipHop obsessed.

Here’s my blog where you’ll find all kinds of lovely from wedding photography to engagement shoots to family shoots and maybe something in between. So, settle yourself somewhere comfy and dive right in…

Luci and Nathan’s big day kicked off at Luci’s parents’ place, where the air was buzzing with excitement. It was all about the hustle and bustle of getting ready, with Luci surrounded by her squad,...

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Hey folks, get ready for a down-to-earth tale of love, laughter, and a whole lot of moves – it’s Jodie and Sam’s wedding day at the rustic Chidham Barn in Chichester. Buckle up, because this...

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‘Laura, we don’t even know where to start, the photos are just absolutely sensational!! I was up twice in the night just having another look, I can’t get enough! Every time I look through I...

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‘Laura is just fantastic – she took the time to get to know us both in advance and understand exactly what we wanted from our photographs. On the day she was like a ninja –...

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From the moment I arrived at Buxted Park Hotel, I knew that Jessica and Martyn’s wedding was going to be a truly elegant affair. The venue is stunning, with its grand architecture, manicured gardens and...

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I CRIED LIKE A BABY AT RACH & SEB’S WEDDING. AND I’D DO IT ALL AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. There, I said it!At one point, Seb and I had a happy tear together too but...

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‘If you need a photographer…you’ve found her!! When planning our wedding and searching for a photographer we honestly didn’t know where to start! As soon as we found Laura, we knew she was going to...

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Hannah and Sam’s intimate beach wedding at Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate in Cornwall was an unforgettable celebration of love and commitment. From the moment we arrived at this breathtaking location, it was clear that...

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After having to postpone their big summer Brighton wedding due to Covid and with no clue as to when there would be a let up of restrictions, Charlotte and Alex opted for an intimate Christmas...

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It was such an honour to be invited to be Yumi and Oliver’s Hurlingham Club wedding photographer. Set along the Thames riverside in London, The Hurlingham Club is one of the most exclusive private members’...

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Welcome, wedding lovers, to another delightful recount of matrimonial merriment! Today, we’re diving into the vibrant world of Anna and Greg’s late summer wedding extravaganza, where colours collided, fun flowed, and glitter reigned supreme. Pre-Wedding...

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‘Hi lovely lady! I am writing way WAY far ahead of time, to pick your brain on weddings. I’ve known for years that if and when I ever get married, I’d want you to be...

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I’m lucky enough to capture weddings at the most incredible venues and I get to meet super lovely people, not only weddings guests, but other wedding industry peeps too. Anna is no exception and used...

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I met Ada & James after a guest at Laura & Matt’s wedding last autumn recommended me to them and we instantly hit it off! Their wedding day at The Hurlingham Club in London was...

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‘I cannot recommend Laura enough! The photos she took were amazing and I look forward to looking at them for many years to come. Photos were provided on a usb which was presented in a...

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The Gallivant at Camber Sands in East Sussex has to be one of my most favourite of venues, so when Claire and Duncan told me that they’d booked the wedding venue for three months’ time,...

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Amy & Andy’s Wotton House wedding in Surrey earlier this year was quite honestly stunning. So when I met them at a wedding show back in 2017, I knew their day would be awesome and...

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If you are planning a wedding, you may be looking for the perfect venue. Wasing Park is just one part of the most diverse rural estates in the UK and all in the heart of...

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‘We had a great day working with Laura and her husband at our wedding. They made us completely at ease and were a lot of fun. From the start it was clear that they had...

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There’s just something about an autumn wedding that I adore, so when Clare and Guy got in touch about their wedding at Gate Street Barn, I was quite excited! A wedding in one of the...

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I couldn’t have been more excited for Laura & Matt’s wedding at York House because it also meant a beautifully autumnal cruise up the river Thames for drinks and a relaxed private dinner at The...

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I adore shooting weddings. There are so many different styles, guests and couples that it’s always a fun job, full of anticipation which certainly keeps a wedding photographer on their toes! Déarbhaile & Matt contacted...

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I was lucky enough to be invited to be Christina and Anthony’s wedding photographer in beautiful Guernsey, Channel Islands. Although the couple live and work in London, they both grew up in Guernsey so knew...

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‘We looked at, what seemed liked, hundreds of local wedding photographers and never seemed to find what we were looking for. Then we came across a little diamond. She was absolutely perfect in every way....

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‘Where to begin! Laura was an absolute pleasure to have on the day. She took amazing photos of the day that we will treasure forever. She made all the guests feel at ease and managed...

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‘We could not be happier that we chose Laura as our photographer for our wedding day! She is incredibly talented and there are no words for how absolutely ecstatic we are with the photos she...

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‘We picked Laura from meeting her at our best friend’s wedding and seeing her photos, we knew 3 years prior to our special day, she was the one! She was AMAZING! Super helpful, very calming...

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I get to capture weddings in the most beautiful places with the most wonderful people. A Firle Place wedding and Nella & Jonathan are most definitely two of those gorgeous things.The Georgian Riding School at...

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In a nod to her heritage, Nella and Jonathan wanted to have an small intimate Hindu wedding ceremony in London surrounded by their closest loved ones before their second English style wedding in Sussex. The...

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Nothing could have quite prepared me for Maïra and Mark’s incredible wedding at Chiswick House and Gardens. We first met on a cold winter’s evening in a London pub over a good pint, a few...

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‘What a star! Laura and Chris (her husband and colleague) made our day seamless and fun. They brought loads of positive energy which made us feel at ease throughout the day. They helped us get...

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‘Laura not only really listened to what we wanted but totally over delivered on the day, from working with the venue, making sure we kept to all our timings to managing to capture a perfect...

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‘I was actually highly recommended Laura from my work colleague. I had seen her work and knew that she would be perfect for the job. Laura was fantastic from start to finish. She got to...

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‘We were recommended Laura by a friend and couldn’t have been happier with the whole experience she provided. She was incredible from day one, just being generally approachable and friendly and we knew we wanted...

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‘Thank you Laura, we love our photos! It really was lovely to have you part of our day, you seamlessly fit in with our friends and family and captured all the special moments from the...

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‘I first met Laura at a Brighton wedding fair about a year before our wedding day. She made me feel instantly relaxed around her and I knew right away she was the photographer meant for...

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‘Laura captured both our wedding photos and also our engagement photos. We really love both sets of photos and they will be a great reminder of this special time forever. Laura was really patient with...

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‘Laura was our wedding photographer at Wadhurst castle in July 2017. Absolutely blown away at her service and level of professionalism. She’s super friendly, personable, great at organising our guests for pictures in a nice,...

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‘Amazing beyond belief! I can’t say much more than wow! Laura was amazing from meeting her to all the contact prior to our big day, and our big day itself. She totally understood us and...

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It can be all too easy to over analyse in this game whether it’s over the minute of details of your wedding day or even as a photographer – will our personalities work together? Working...

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‘After scouring the internet for the perfect photographer, we came across Laura and fell in love with her photos. Meeting with her we were even more sure of our choice as she exuded enthusiasm, excitement...

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Magda and Clarence married last autumn at the breathtaking London Oratory (it’s the one right next to the V & A) and if you didn’t know it existed and you like your churches, go see...

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The End…‘I’m sobbing as I type this! You just are an amazing photographer and I could have never, ever, ever hoped to have such wonderful photos. You’ve delivered above and beyond what I could ever...

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‘We chose Laura because we liked the playful spontaneity of her photographs. From day one she was super helpful, communicative and supportive. She offered her help not just as a photographer, but also as someone...

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Favourite Kate Quote #1: ‘I DON’T THINK I’VE BEEN SO EXCITED BEFORE FOR PHOTOS! THIS IS BETTER THAN THE 24 HR DEVELOPING YOU USED TO GET FROM BOOTS!!’ Where do I even begin with Kate...

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When I first met Tracey and James, we sat round their kitchen table with a cup of tea in hand talking about their fab plans for their Brighton wedding. (more…)

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‘We were lucky enough to have been recommended Laura by a friend and had her booked up quickly and easily. It was clear that Laura was on our wavelength and knew exactly what we wanted...

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‘You truly have to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer to have them around you all day (especially through the nerves of the wedding morning). We were delighted to have found Laura and she put...

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‘Both my Husband and I were not particularly comfortable posing for photographs, so it was really important that we found someone we felt relaxed with and could trust with such an important part of our...

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In early spring I was lucky enough to get to capture the wedding of Jody and Jeeves (such a cool name, huh?!) at Hayne House in Kent and what a day it was! Jody was...

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Jessica and Rikki’s Crockwell Farm wedding was a stonker! I love a rustic wedding, there’s no denying that. They’re just super laid back and almost always have beautiful scenery. The setting at Crockwell Farm is...

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‘Laura was absolutely brilliant & I would recommend her to anyone. Throughout the day she was always there and captured the most wonderful pictures. I liked how she took the classic poses and also did...

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‘Thank you so much for everything, the photos are stunning! We absolutely loved having you as our photographer. You were professional and friendly and a calming influence during the preparations. You kept us at ease...

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‘From our first meeting Laura, we knew we’d met our perfect match! You made us feel so at ease in an otherwise awkward situation and having our photos done just felt like hanging out with...

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‘We wanted someone that would take the relaxed style of photo that we both love. I stumbled across Laura’s website and fell in love with her photos! My now husband hates having his photo taken,...

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‘OMG where do I start?! We absolutely LOVE the pictures – you are amazing!! Thank you so much for capturing our special day. You have given us exactly what we wanted and we are over...

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‘Laura’s relaxed and natural style immediately grabbed us and suited our rustic/vintage barn wedding perfectly. We met Laura before the wedding and both of us walked away feeling so reassured that we’d picked the best...

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‘When we first met Laura we immediately felt totally at ease and that she was going to go above and beyond for our wedding. She immediately put us at ease and it felt so natural...

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‘My partner and I are not ‘wedding-y’ or ‘photo people’ which are phrases poor Laura was confronted with over email and during our face-to-face sit down. Her candid images of other couples matched exactly what...

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‘We were dreading finding a wedding photographer and having our pics taken, but then we found Laura! She was wonderfully professional but also absolutely lovely, we immediately felt she “got us”. We couldn’t have asked...

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‘The one thing we wanted from a photographer was someone who would blend in and spot the natural, organic moments that happened throughout the day. We got exactly this with Laura and so much more!...

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‘I immediately got a really good vibe about Laura and her style from her website. Laura’s friendly nature was apparent even in her written response to me. We met prior to the wedding and I...

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‘One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was having Laura as our photographer. She really was amazing and fitted in so well with all my friends and family who all felt so...

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‘Our wedding photographer search felt like finding a needle in a haystack. Until we found the Lovely Laura! The relaxed, intimate feel was exactly what we were looking for. We booked her almost immediately! On...

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I get to travel a lot with my work and I love it but there’s the obvious plus sides of working close to home. Weirdly, my work takes me mostly out of the Sussex area...

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‘I knew I would have beautiful photographs from Laura but I was not prepared for what I received. They are simply stunning! She has managed to capture the energy, the fun and the emotion in...

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I first met Charlotte at a wedding fair at Arundel Town Hall and to be honest she looked terrified of the whole wedding stuffs and I could hardly blame her as I was going through...

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‘We LOVE Laura..!!! Our photos are absolutely magical and capture the story or our day perfectly, every time we look at our photos we see another detail that we missed before. As Laura was also...

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Anna & Ben’s gorgeous wedding day was held at Gaynes Park, an exclusive barn venue in the Essex countryside. Ben was a groomsman at Nicky & Paul’s wedding and when they saw Chris & I...

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Husband: ‘Mooky (one of my many nicknames!), would you like to come and shoot a wedding in the Loire Valley with me?’ Me: ‘Are you completely off your rocker?! What sort of question is that?!!...

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Emma & Sam’s charming autumnal wedding at Hintlesham Hall was an absolute delight.  Together with my husband, Chris as lead photographer, it was an honour to be asked to photograph their special day. The newlyweds...

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Oh, words really cannot begin to describe just how breathtaking Laura and Stuart’s wedding at Cripps Barn was. I’m not going to lie I had absolute wedding envy and I’m not sure that EVER going...

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‘We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day just perfect! We could not have wished for a more warm, friendly, professional photographer. We felt confident that you...

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There was something about Cathryn and Richard’s wedding that I adored and whilst I love every single wedding I shoot, this was just one closer to my heart. Why? Well, I’ll try to explain. Whilst...

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The wedding of Becky & Stuart was a lovely mix of tradition and playfulness. The couple married at the Church of St Andrew & St Cuthman in the gorgeous village of Steyning which was hugely...

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Just like out of the movies, Fiona & Rich met on the Underground in the big smoke of London – how cool is that?! So it seemed fitting that the couple decided to theme their...

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Catherine & Alex are such a fabulous pairing and they found us through a mutual wedding planner friend. I say us as they booked Chris (my hubbers) at Chris Giles Photography but wanted me to second shoot...

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Getting married or at least the planning that goes into your big day can be downright stressful, but it’s such an exciting and wonderful journey too! Getting the right people in tow to help you...

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‘You are truly awesome – we love you! Somehow you managed to get into our heads and provide us with photos that will spark magical memories for evermore. From the moment I met you I...

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Some things are just meant to be and I think Daniela and Richard’s wedding was one of those times when this rung true. Panic arose close to their wedding when their original wedding venue was...

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Ah, the lovely Kate & James! This gorgeous pair actually live in Arizona in the US, but were born’n’bred in the UK, so there was only one place for them to get wed and that...

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There was something about Nicky and Paul’s wedding that intrigued me when my beau, Chris, told me that they were having autumnal colours of orange and green. Normally, those colours would scare the bejeezers out...

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‘Thanks so much for the photos – they are brilliant! We were so pleased with your help on the day and are amazed at some of the moments you have managed to capture! Lots of...

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‘How wonderful, thank you!! They look amazing! Thank you for a truly lovely experience – we were very happy, and still cannot believe how lucky we were with the weather!’~ Bridget & Sam With a...

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When it comes to Becky and Tom’s wedding, I feel very fortunate for two reasons…I got to meet this amazingly wonderful couple and I got to second shoot for my then fiancé where I get...

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Summer seems like such an age ago and an age away, so I thought I’d bring you the warm hues of Kat and Dan’s wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey. As you know, I do...

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Jenny and Alex married at Cain Manor  on a spring March day and everything was just so beautiful. I played second shooter for the husband, Chris Giles, and was soon looking after the boys when...

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I’m fortunate enough to say that I get to travel to so many gorgeous places with my work and this time, I got to in my hometown of Brighton when I got to shoot Helen...

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I thought I’d blog about some of my older, but equally important second shooting work. This year saw me re-branding as Laura Ellen Photography and it’s been an amazing year, but these previous weddings helped...

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kind words

Laura was an absolute delight from our first meeting till we said our goodbyes at the end of a perfect day. So much more than just a photographer, she made my bride feel so special throughout the day which I will always be thankful for. She's fantastic at getting the best out of guests - she is so friendly and kind people thought she was a guest too! And then to top off being a star of a person, she's a brilliant photographer! She captured peoples smiles so well, I couldn't have asked for more. We loved our photos and the way Laura looked after us even after the wedding. Totally fab!Suzy & Sean