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Shottle Hall wedding photographer – Wedding of Gemma and Matthew

In this post would like to feature some wedding photographs and wedding story of Gemma and Matthew, a lovely couple who I photographed last summer at Shottle Hall, Derbyshire. The wedding story and the list of suppliers was kindly provided by Gemma – thank you! Now, enjoy the story and the photographs 🙂

Shottle Hall wedding photographer – Wedding of Gemma and Matthew

How did you two meet?
When we were teenagers we met through mutual friends, but it took us five years to get together!

How did he pop the question?
At sunset at Uluru in Australia during our year travelling round in a van. He put music on and asked me to turn around pretending to take a picture. When I turn back around he was down on one knee!

What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
Oh so many! I loved the ceremony and the quiet moment afterwards just the two of us a brand new married couple. The time just the two of us taking photos in the field was very special too.

How long have you been together?
Almost 8 and a half years when we got married.

How would you describe your overall wedding experience?
Rather overwhelming but beautiful and a day just full of smiles 😊


Kedleston Hall wedding photographer- wedding of Claire and Ben

Good evening all

Just to share with you the first photo from the wedding of Claire and Ben at Keddleston Hall that we photographed just yesterday! Claire and Ben had a fabulous day at this fantastc venue which we tried to reflect in the pictures.

See all the comments on our Facebook page too!

Elena, your Kedleston Hall wedding photographer

East Midlands Wedding Magazine front cover photo – April/May 2018 issue


Wow! So happy to share these news. Our photo is the cover of the East Midlands Wedding Magazine front cover, April/May 2018 issue! And we’ve got a few pages inside to inspire future brides! You can buy this copy online. Check this link.

Elen Studio Photography-East Midlands Wedding Magazine front cover

I’d love to describe the photo shoot here, but I think it is better written in the magazine. The only thing I’d say here is that the atmosphere during the photo shoot was amazing, everyone did their best to make the shoot happen, and to get the best shots from it. Thanks to our amazing team:

Wedding venue – The Lace Market Hotel
Photography: Us Weddings
Amazing cakes: The Sugared Rose
Flowers: Akito Floral Design
Bridal Suits: House Of Ollichon
Hair accessories: Thomasina Brides
Napkins, Handkerchief & underwear: Extra Special Touch
Sationary: Gray Starling Designs Ltd
Men’s Suit: Jon Paul Derby

Models: Rue Moriah, Rebekah Simone, Queenie Ong and Trev

It was pleasure to be a part of the team!

Love my job!
Elena x

Six Streets Arts Trail 2017

Good morning everyone

We are pleased to invite you to the Six Streets Arts Trail 2017!

On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017, the Six Streets area will once again open its doors and welcome visitors. Residents will host displays by artists and makers including painters, printers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and jewellery-makers.

Discover more than 40 artists and makers exhibiting at venues around the Six Streets area, located off Kedleston Road,Derby, at and near Wheeldon Avenue.
The exhibitions will be open Saturday 24 June 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Sunday 25 June 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Explore the Six Streets area and enjoy refreshments in one of the pop-up cafes around the trail.

This year, as an experiment, entry will be free of charge – just look for the balloons!

We are pleased to be exhibiting there again – please come to say hello and join us to celebrate Derby and Derbyshire arts and crafts!

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Elena, your Derbyshire wedding photographer


Summer Garden Wedding Photographs of Jo and James

This blog post is about Jo and James and their summer garden wedding photographs at Burton on Trent. It was a very unusual wedding in terms of the wedding day theme and I’m really pleased to share these photographs with you. Here is a little bit about the wedding day.

First of all, the guys organised a pagan wedding ceremony, involving lighting candles and jumping over a broomstick! The whole thing, including the rings exchange, was done at one of parents’ back garden in the presence of most of the guests! By judging how well they prepared this, you can say that this part was probably more important for the guys than the official one at the Burton’s registry office.

It was also unusual to me that most of the wedding day event were held at a private house back garden. The atmosphere was great, the garden was so beautiful and cozy and everybody enjoyed so much that I don’t think any of the guests noticed any difference compared to a proper wedding venue!


Jo kindly gave me an off line interview which, I hope, will inspire and give new ideas to the brides and grooms to be. She also shared a list of suppliers she used which may be of use as well. So, over to Jodie

Speak soon
Burton on Trent wedding photographer

How did you two meet?
We met at work, at our previous job. We didn’t really see much of each other at work but were both invited out by a mutual friend for after work drinks and then for a birthday bash – the rest is history! (Our first dance song has always been ‘our song’ – we found love in a hopeless place)

Packington Moor wedding photographer-wedding of Stacey and Jon

Hello again

Following their engagement photo shoot, I’m glad to share with you their wedding photographs, taken at a very nice and cosy venue Packington More by your Packington Moor wedding photographer 🙂 I thought that instead of me describing the wedding day, Stacey Nd Jon will tell better about them and their wedding, so here is a short interview with Stacey.


How did you two meet?
Internet dating

How did he pop the question?
He took me to Stockholm and proposed in the old town on Cobbled street

What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
Walking the aisle


How would you describe your overall wedding experience?

Tell me about your dress. Where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?
I found it in a shop in Littleover, I wasnt sure on the hanger but tried it on and it looked lovely. I loved the laces and buttons on the back. My Sister bought it for me as a gift.


How was your experience taking photos/working with us on your wedding day?
Very good, very professional and it helped that you photographed our baby when he was born so you knew the family.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to other couples for planning their wedding?
Dont get stressed, start planning early and dont worry about the small things. Save money where you can, my Sister made the cake and my mum did the centre pieces.

Have you had an engagement session? If so, please, describe your experience? Would you recommend to have an engagement photo shoot to other couples?
Yes I would recommend it, it shows Elena what style you like ans how you photograph together.

Here is a list of suppliers for Stacey and Jon’s wedding:
Wedding Venue: Packington Moor
Cake maker: Jessica Ball, sister
DJ: Strictly Weddings
Dress Boutique: Serendipidy
Florist: Passion Flowers Derby
Makeup Artist: Charlene Everson
Hairstylist: Nicola Edwards


Speak soon
Your Packington Moor wedding photographer


Destination wedding photographers Italy – Photos of Sian and Rob

I’m very excited to share these destination wedding photographs from Italy!

For those who didn’t know, yes, we are destination wedding photographers Italy, France, Spain, in Europe in general and even further afield 🙂 I love photograph destination weddings! I think the atmosphere is more relaxed and more romantic on the sea side. The weather is always nice and warm.


Here are destination wedding pictures of Sian and Rob. Their ceremony was organised in a beautiful town called Polignano-a-Mare. The ceremony was held in Puglia church in the heart of the old town. The church had balcony and I did take some pictures from there, I was happy because the view from the balcony was just fabulous!

The reception for Sian and Rob’s wedding was in Grotta Palazzese restaurant, a unique restaurant locate in the cave! If you travel to Italy and plan to visit this area around Bari, you have to stay at least one night in Polignano-a-Mare with a lovely beach area and certainly visit Grotta Palazzese! You can see from our photographs below and how beautiful this place is. And food was absolutely delicious!

As I said the wedding day was very relaxed. We started photograph Groom preparations first. The hotel room was tiny so we decided to go outside. And it was right decision, we had lots of fun with guys. Then we walked to the Bride’s hotel where rooms were much bigger and of course with amazing sea view. As the church was just 10 minutes walk from the hotel Sian decided to walk there with her bridal party (yes, WALK). And it was good decision – we had fun on the way. All cars were stopping to see such a stunning bride! After the ceremony we took some beautiful photographs on the way to the restaurant and then spent the rest of the evening in Grotta Palazzese, capturing all this laugh, smiles, hugs, kids, running around, lovely music and food.

Thanks a lot guys for this amazing memories which came to my mind when I was looking through your wedding photographs this cold winter day. Love my job!

Are you thinking to organise your wedding in Italy or somewhere else? Call me! I’d love to help you and of course to photograph too!

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Your destination wedding photographer


Hassop Hall Wedding Photography – Marianne and Daniel

Back in November we were privileged to photograph a wedding of Marianne and Daniel at All Saints church of Bakewell and at Hassop Hall, a beautiful Derbyshire venue in the middle of the Peak District National Park. Here is our Hassop Hall wedding photography post.

This time we’ve decided to do it more interesting and informative by putting some wedding tips and useful information from the bride and groom themselves! Marianne and Daniel kindly agreed to give us a small interview which we are delighted to include here.



Award winning photographer 2014

I’m very excited to share with you good news, I’ve become an award winning photographer 2014 in ‘Contemporary wedding’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Portrait of under 5s’ categories. Apart from these, some of my works received ‘award of excellence’ and ‘merit’ recognition in Fashion and ‘Portrait under 5s’ categories.

This was an East Midlands regional competition organised by the Master Photographer Association, the leading association of professional photographers in the UK. I’m pleased to repeat success of the last year when I was also a winner in some categories – see the Award winning photographer 2013 post.

I’d like to say thank you to all models and wedding couples – without you I would not be able to achieve this!

Please find below the ‘Contemporary wedding’ and ‘Fashion’ winning photographs.

You can also see the ‘Portrait under 5s’ award winning photos at my Boutique Baby Photography blog.

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Winner of CONTEMPORARY WEDDING category:

Winner WEDCONT-award-winning-photogapher-2014


Birmingham Wedding Photographer at Highbury Hall – Wedding of Kat and Matt

Kat & Matt
Ceremony and Reception Location | Highbury Hall
Birmingham Wedding Photographer | Elen Studio Photography
Hairdresser | Siobhan
Make Up Artist | Kathryn Haywood of Mini’s Makeup

Wedding of Kat and Matt was held at Hughbury Hall, one of the finest wedding venues in Birmingham. Despite late autumn, the weather on the wedding day was great, sunny and dry, just perfect for photographing the couple and their guests on the Highbury Hall grounds. The hall is also amazing inside. If you plan to choose the venue for your wedding, take the opportunity to use its exquisite rooms for bride and groom preparations.

There are many things to note about the wedding. First of all, Kat had a gorgeous wedding dress; the flowers and bridesmaids dresses were matching the pink-green theme of the wedding. The music for the wedding day was chosen very carefully as well: the ceremony was accompanied by live music played by a jazz trio; the evening party – by a band where Matt used to play in the past. Hopefully, the photos have reflected the fantastic atmosphere of Kat and Matt’s wedding day.

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