I launched Ellie Gillard photography in 2011, even in my first year, the weddings I shot were published on blogs and in magazines like Rock n Roll bride. I love telling the story of a wedding day from my own artistic point of view, seeing it, feeling it, being part of it. Capturing all those tiny moments, as well as the big things.
Photographically I love golden hour, window light, dark rooms, unconventional brides and grooms and oodles of love. I love unexpected venues – warehouses, pubs, town halls, galleries and restaurants and outside of London I love outdoor ceremonies in the wilderness, by trees and lakes; in tipis and forests.
I ‘escaped’ from London 3 years ago (having spent 12 years living in East and then latterly South East London) and we found ourselves in Norwich, though I cover weddings worldwide. I’m married to the lovely Joss, and we have three cats, two are rescues and a floppy eared dog from Cyprus called Benson. The latest addition to the family is our baby son Edwin, who joined us in March 2019.
I've photographed somewhere between 250 and 300 weddings - I've lost count.
I come from a fashion background, having studied it at Kingston University and then worked as a fashion buyer before picking up my camera and charging headlong into the word of weddings and I try and bring a little of this influence into what I do.
My aim is to do everything I can to make your experience of working with me
“Ellie was absolutely amazing at our wedding, it was just like having another friend there on the day. Ellie is very friendly, chilled and easy to get on with, and made us feel relaxed on the day. Her photos, and approach on the day, are both amazing and we would definitely recommend her to others.
- Keri & Gagan