Ela Walenda Photography

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My photography is a combination of documentary and reportage wedding photography with a a touch of creativity and fine-art. I love natural, candid shots expressing emotions and atmosphere of the Day.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£459
Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Dramatic
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
I am a female photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, events and portraits. My aim is to create a reportage style Wedding Day so you can cherish your photographs forever. I offer an unobtrusive and relaxed approach to get the best out of your wedding. I want to make you feel comfortable and that I was your best choice as a Wedding Photographer for you. I photograph weddings nationwide. Recently I've shot weddings in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire, London and many other location from small villages to big cities. I started my journey with photography holding an old 35 mm Zenit camera inherited from my father. Photography is my longest lasting love and I never dropped a dream of becoming a photographer and making living from photography. I took me years and years to learn skill required from a professional photographer and the best thing is that I never stop learning and still developing my skills and discover new photography tricks. I worked as a photo editor in a press agency, have experience in developing photos in darkroom, short episode working in a photo shop and working as a freelance journalist for couple of years. I would say that my photojournalist backgraound speaks through my photos as I love documentary, natural style of photography. That is definitely my element.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ela
Hello, My name is Ela Walenda and I am a photographer with over 15 years of experience in photography field. I love telling the story through photos and weddings give me a great opportunity to do so. If you're looking for a photographer who wants to keep the story of your day in photos please do not hesitate to contact me.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(6)
Ela
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Hannah and Daniel
From start to finish, dealing with Ela about our wedding photography was brilliant. Ela is so responsive to emails and ideas, and on the day she made us feel so comfortable and took captured our casual, easy going wedding so perfectly. I have never been very comfortable having my photo taken and we couldn’t have hoped for a better experience. Everyone is blown away by the photos - it will be very hard to choose which ones to put in frames. There are so many great shots! If we ever want professional photography for another event or have friends looking for someone, we will know where to go! Thank you 😊 xxxx
Jo
Married in June 2019
October 2019
Jo and Dave
Choosing Ela was the best decision we made. Such a wonderful, fun and professional lady. Ela put eveyone at ease, from the moment she arrived in the bridal suite, right into the night. Ela captured and gave us the most magical story and memories through her lens. A mixture of formal, candid and creative shots. We are so thrilled with our photo's and spoilt for choice of what to put on the wall, we just can't stop looking at them. Thank you Ela, for giving us such a wonderful collection
Nick
Married in June 2019
October 2019
Lydia and Nick
What can we say about Ela, there are no words her professionalism and photos speak for themselves. Best decision we made was hiring Ela to do our wedding photos she was amazing from start to finish , chilled and relaxed which took the stress out of our special day. She is so creative and knows what will make a great photo. We can’t wait to see the photos and relive our special day through the amazing work by Ela. Thank you so much Nick & Lydia xx
Ryan
Married in September 2018
February 2019
Rachel and Ryan
We booked Ela for our wedding in September 2018 after looking through lots of her portfolio. We thought her work was artistic and personal and that is Ela down to a tee! During the build up to our wedding day, and on the day, Ela was a great communicator and always had us at ease, constantly making us smile! She listened to our requests and seemed to understand us as a couple. The photos we received were phenomenal, we couldn't be more pleased with them! We, our friends and family, are blown away by just how well she captured our day. We honestly can't recommend Ela enough! She was the best decision we made for our wedding day! ⭐️💖 Forever grateful, Rachel & Ryan x
Melanie
Married in August 2018
October 2019
Melanie and Alex
Ela exceeded our expectations. Her photography is her art, and we were very happy that we found her to capture our perfect day. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We will cherish these photos forever. X
Amber and David
Married in October 2017
November 2017
She is the epitome of raw beautiful talent
I would never hesitate to recommend Ela to ANYONE who is looking for a photographer. She is the epitome of raw beautiful talent. She was there to capture every important, beautiful and funny moment of the day and fit right in with everyone there....not to mention running after my veil when it blew off my head in the wind! I love every single photo and never worried for a moment that she wouldn't give me exactly what I envisioned for my wedding photos. Trying to narrow them down is the hardest thing now so I may make an album of 700! I'm so pleased I get to see her again at my friend's wedding in a few months :) xoxo
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Travel Notes

I travel all around the UK.

Nearest Town

BEDFORD

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

BEDFORD

Nearest Airport

Luton Airport

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

One of my favorite wedding was the one in the couple's (massive) back garden. Relaxed atmosphere, people sitting on bales of straw, horses in the paddock, first dance under the stars. That was absolutely lovely

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, candid, documentary, creative, storytelling

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am very proud of the feedback I get from my Wedding Couples. Their kind words make my job worthy and rewarding. I am also proud of how fast my business is growing

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Pick a good photographer. The reason behind it is that photos and video from your Wedding are the most precious as you can always go back to your wedding day and again feel the emotions of this beautiful event in your life

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

One couple prepared a presentation with their photos, text messages and notes they have been writing to each other since they met and they displayed them during their first dance. That was absolutely beautiful and have to say my eyes were welling up

Describe your typical process with a couple.

What I like to do is meet the couple in person. So if the couple shows interest in my work we arrange the meeting and spend at least an hour talking about their Wedding day. I really like those meetings as they allow to get to know the couple and feel their vibes. During those meetings we often come up with some ideas for the photos and have time for relaxed conversation.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Photo showing their uniqueness and closeness

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Recently I has a couple who wanted to have photos taken in a field with cows. Seems funny but to be honest it came out just brilliant.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Get a pair of wellies. I always have nice umbrellas with me. And most of all...don't worry. Rain is not the end of the world and those rainy photos are very romantic

Describe how you got into photography.

I was really young when I started my photography journey. Ad I remember I was about 13 when I got a camera from my father and hasn't stopped taking photos till now. And I am never going to. That's my longer lasting love.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook Special Offer£100 off of my full day packages