BEHIND THE LENSdynamic interpretation, natural storytelling
I adore working as a wedding photographer for couples who value connection and celebration. I specialise in capturing an honest portrait of your relationship and in telling the story of your wedding day as it unfolds.
Film photography helps me to do that with its luminous tones, and by requiring a deliberate, creative approach. There’s a reason why celebrities hire film photographers. Quite simply, film photography catapults your photos to a new level of class and ensures you’re at your beautiful best.
My clients find me an incredible asset to their weddings. In addition to their desire to have their wedding captured in dynamic, artistic film stills, my couples also love that I become like one of the family. Time and again they observe that I bring warmth and a sense of humour, whilst remaining committed to delivering a high quality experience.
"The photos are in a different league "
“Liz really listened to what it was that we were hoping to achieve, she went out of her way to ensure she had really understood and put us all at ease. The photos themselves are just beautiful. Liz captured unfeigned emotions and poses ensuring the images were natural and the light within the images is just stunning. This was our first experience with film photography.
The photos are in a different league to digital, with a whole other dimension that makes digital just look plain in comparison. For a special occasion Film is definitely the way to capture your special moments. Anything else is just second rate and Liz will ensure you get the images you are dreaming of. We can’t rate her highly enough.”
My love story...
Shoulder to shoulder my husband and I raise our children and run our businesses. We’re busy! At the same time, deep down I am (and always will be) a die-hard romantic.
When we met I had given up looking for a partner in life. We became good friends and he quickly became my yardstick for the ideal man. As he held open doors for me, as we laughed together and our eyes locked, I began to notice more frequently those goosebumps. (You know the ones?!) The rest, as they say, is history. I wrote this story into a song, recorded it in a studio and then walked up the aisle towards him as it played.
Whether you believe a supernatural force brought you together – or whether you believe that you write your own stories – I want you to take the most incredible images with you into your marriage. Images so inspiring that, when the going gets tough, they will remind you why you chose one another, all over again.
Frequently Asked Questions
All travel and accommodation is included in your tailored quotation, there are no hidden costs. Around 500-800 high resolution images (for full day coverage of 8 hours or more) with a full print release are included via digital download. Optional engagement shoots, second photographers and additional hours are all available upon request. Hand-made albums and linen-boxed print sets are also available for you to order via your online gallery.
how long will you be there?
I’ll be there for as many hours as you need, and your personalised quote will reflect the hours you want covered. I like to arrive 2 hours prior to the ceremony in order to capture bridal preparations and bridal party photographs beautifully. If the groom is preparing at the same venue or very close by then I can photograph him and the groomsmen too. If not then I’ll catch them for some portraits after the ceremony. I can stay as long as you need, but as a guideline 8 to 9 hours is usually plenty. Share as much detail as you can when you enquire, and I can adjust the quote later so that everything is covered and you only pay for what you need.
when will we get our photos?
I use professional, world-class film labs. You may be surprised to learn that your films will be couriered the next day to them and turned around often within a week! Even better, my film scans usually come back spot on, without needing much editing at all. I send a short highlights gallery to you asap, because I know how keen you are to re-live the day. Every photo is individually checked and final images are typically delivered to you within 3-6 weeks of your wedding day. They will be a mixture of film and digital photos, available to download from your own private online gallery as high resolution jpegs.
do you shoot digital as well as film?
Yes! I carry a professional digital camera system and back-up digital equipment. Your entire day will be captured on both digital and film systems, each backing the other up in a unique way. It also means that you get the best of all worlds – elegant film images scanned into a convenient digital format, and no loss of quality with low-light or fast-paced moments captured digitally. Summer weddings are typically 50% film and 50% digital, all delivered as high resolution .jpeg files.
how do we book?
Booking is a smooth, easy process! You construct your own package, complete the questionnaire, sign the agreement and pay – all in one easy-to-use online portal. This is followed up with plenty of consultation calls and emails, plus your all-important wedding day timeline which I’ve created so my clients get the very best from their photography on the day.
Why Film Photography?
an editorial approach
I am passionate about the exceptional and unrivalled beauty found in a good film photograph, that draws the eye and touches the soul: the tones, the depth, the colour. If one thing will swing it in favour of film, let it be the magical skin tones!
I am a film wedding photographer specialising in editorial wedding photography with a fashion flavour. I’m based in southwest England and I’m available throughout the UK & Europe. My work has been featured in top British & international wedding publications, including Rock My Wedding, Bridal Musings and many many more online and print magazines. I am proud to be listed as a featured & exclusive hand-picked vendor for Wedding Sparrow, the world’s first wedding blog dedicated to fine art weddings & film photography.
fine art wedding photography
“Fine art wedding photography” was a concept established by film photographer Jose Villa. It led to a new wave of digital photographers desperate to copy the look of film. The “Looks Like Film” Facebook group for photographers has over 50,000 members! Yet nothing looks quite like real film. I’m proud to be putting the film back into fine art wedding photography.