Shelby Ellis Photography
- Shelby Ellis Photography
Kent based Shelby Ellis produces clean, honest wedding photography. Shelby is passionate about capturing natural shots of beautiful moments.
Hello! I’m Shelby Ellis, a UK & destination wedding photographer based in Kent.
I have been passionate about photography since I was little – which is quite something for me, as I’m about 6ft tall!
I’ve photographed weddings for several years now, and I fell in love from the very first one. It’s just such a special feeling to have the privilege of capturing such an important day in a couple’s life.
As a wedding photographer, I specialise in capturing candid moments and natural emotions– all the laughter and tears of a wedding celebration. My style favours documentary-like story telling rather than posed or staged shots, and my clients love how relaxed this makes them and their wedding guests feel on the day.
Whether your wedding is just down the road or in a different country – nowhere is too far for me to go to capture your special day. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph several destination weddings over the years in dreamy locations in France, Italy, Greece and the Channel Islands. I have a long list of destinations I’d love to add to my portfolio so send me a message if you’re marrying abroad.
No matter what your plans, I’m up for anything – if you’re recently engaged and looking for a wedding photographer who adores her work and is never happier than when she is documenting weddings, please do get in touch.
Explore all Shelby Ellis Photography real weddings on Love My Dress here.
Laura & Sam
Imogen & Gareth
Claire & Kevin
Ellie & Nick
Hayley & Chris
How many hours do you shoot for on a wedding day?
ALL of my packages include full day coverage from prep to first dance. Rather than cap my services at a certain number of hours I work with the schedule of your day to ensure that no special moments are missed. As a guide, I generally suggest my arrival 1.5-2 hours before the ceremony to capture morning prep, and finishing around 30 minutes after the first dance to capture all those dance floor party shots!
Do you travel and how much does travel cost?
Absolutely I travel - both within the UK and abroad. I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings in such amazing locations as France, Italy, Greece and the Channel Islands - nowhere is too far! Please do get in touch if you're marrying abroad, I'd love to hear from you!
My UK wedding packages don't include any extra for travel as I typically don't charge for this unless it's over 100 miles away - then I may need to add a bit extra to cover the cost of excess mileage and a hotel stay (or perhaps train/plane travel e.g. Scotland) which I would discuss with you first.
How soon after the wedding will we receive our photographs?
This typically depends on the time of year (i.e. longer in peak season), but even though my contract states 4-6 weeks I tend to deliver wedding galleries much quicker than this - 2-3 weeks if I don't have a lot of backlog! (For couples sessions or other smaller shoots you can expect to wait 1-2 weeks for your gallery.)
How many images will we receive?
I get asked this question with almost every enquiry, and it really is a "how long is a piece of string?" kind of question! The number of images I can deliver depends entirely on your wedding - the length of the day, number of guests, and whether you have a second shooter are all factors. As a really rough estimation I would say for a full day wedding covering morning prep to first dance with no second shooter, a minimum of 600 images can be expected. But as I say, this is entirely dependant on each individual wedding and I have been known to deliver more than double this amount on numerous occasions! Also, the more beautiful details you have for me to capture the better :)