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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…

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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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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Sophie and Joe couldn’t have picked a more beautiful summer’s day for their wedding at Wadhurst Castle. This gorgeous exclusive venue is nestled in the borders of Kent and Sussex and has the most gorgeous...

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I love Monica, Ben and their flipping great guests! I mean, I love all of my clients naturally but these two are pretty fab. And no, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Ah ha, but what...

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There’s no hiding from the fact that Yohan and Mark make my heart sing no end! Yohan was a guest at Mel and Dave’s wedding and it was such a lovely surprise when he emailed me about...

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Ooooh, this one…I remember this one and a flippin’ gorgeous one it was too! To be fair and it sounds sad to hear, but I remember every single one of the weddings I shoot and...

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It had been a while since I last shot at Bartholomew Barn, so when Christina and Mike emailed me to say they were getting married there and needed a photographer, I couldn’t wait to talk...

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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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When Liz and Jaime first email me…”We try not to take things too seriously, so the day will be hopefully filled with laughter and nothing too formal, for instance we have Muppets of ourselves which...

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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 wedding of Nadine and Nick was so deliciously geeky and oh so pretty! The couple remained absolutely true to who they are and if you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll know...

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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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Oh cripes! This one is an absolute humdinger of a wedding corker and every part of it makes me grin like the Cheshire Cat! Hmmm, it’s funny I should say that… Nonsuch Mansion played host...

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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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‘Now, this is a story all about how My ‘day’ got flipped-turned upside down…’ I need to start with ‘Crikey!’ and then have a big happy sigh of contentment when I recall Katharine and Mark’s...

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Spring has to be one of my all time favourite times of year for a wedding. Add to that one of the most gorgeous stretches of sandy beach on the south coast in the form...

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I first met these two when they took a day trip down to Brighton to meet me. I knew from the off that Dave was the one I needed to win over as he simply...

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Little did I know that when I met Amy & John that their whole family would be so blummin’ awesome…but more on this in later blogs! We met over coffee and chatted excitedly about their...

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Diane and Gary had a gorgeous autumnal day set for their wedding day at Notley Tythe Barn and I couldn’t wait! Not only is autumn one of my favourite times of the year to shoot, but they...

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Oh gosh, where do I even begin with this gorgeous duo’s day?! Blue skies set the tone as preparations got underway at The Cottage at Lee Farm, a delightful self catering cottage located within easy...

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People like Jen and Ash make smile lots. I think a big part of them dreaded being in the spotlight at their wedding but they kept true to themselves and what they wanted their day...

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‘There’s not one photo I like with me in it’, Emma said with an element of deflation. ‘Oh no, no – not on my watch! Let’s see if we can change that, huh?’, I replied....

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There are weddings that you just know will just be an absolute fun fest from the off. Katy and Scott’s wedding at The English Wine Centre in Alfriston didn’t disappoint in the slightest! These two...

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The gorgeous Marilla and Andrew married on a blissful summer’s day in July at Wick Farm in Bath. The British weather is notoriously a pain in the derrieré at the best of times, so to...

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Words cannot describe just how much I adored Laura and Daniel’s wedding! They married on a most blissfully gorgeous May’s day and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Laura and her small entourage got...

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Alice and Andy only ever warm my cockles whenever I see their photos and whilst I may be considered to be biased, their photos do transport me right back to their everso wonderful spring wedding...

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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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Stay with me on this one! For this is one fabulous wedding with a slight alternative spin… As I already approach the anniversary of my own wedding, I’ve been reminiscing about the planning stages and...

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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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Charlotte and Mark opted for a wedding on such a perfect winter’s day at Nonsuch Mansion – crisp and clear with a glimmer of winter-y sunlight and a frost that twinkled in it. Nonsuch Mansion...

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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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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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Set against the backdrop of the Sussex countryside, Bartholomew Barn made a beautiful stage for Jayne and Brian’s wedding when they married at the venue in Kirdford, West Sussex. Bartholomew Barn is a stunning rustic...

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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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An English summer will always be a little weather temperamental, but our British optimism will always hold fast! This greyhounds, Vespas and a summer field wedding of Sarah and James in West Sussex was by...

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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...

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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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Those words that make you gasp a little for your couple…“We’ve had a bit of a disaster with the Town Hall – they have decided to cover the front of it with scaffolding since we...

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With a relaxed, meadow theme this bohemian wedding was full of beautiful details and loving touches.   Australian-born bride, Bridget first excitedly contacted me in winter when her and British fiancé, Sam, had just got...

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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

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 throughout all the photos with your constant humour taking our mind off the fact that we are so photo awkward! Chris and I are over the moon with the photos and love looking through them still. Each photo tells a story and reminds us of different moments throughout the day. The intimate and romantic shots are truly stunning, everything I imagined and more! You really do have a creative eye too. We couldn't thank you enough for everything, the photos, the advice and the gift box with the USB and a few little extras - you really do go the extra mile!Daisy & Chris