Grace Elizabeth

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Hello! I'm Grace Elizabeth, an elopement, wedding and portraiture photographer based in the South West of the U.K. I throw caution to the wind and I throw myself fully into everything I do!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1600
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Hello! I'm Grace Elizabeth, an elopement, wedding and portraiture photographer. I’m based in the South West of the U.K., but I work anywhere and everywhere. I view life as an adventure. I throw caution to the wind and I throw myself fully into everything I do. I find beauty in everything, from the littlest things to the biggest ones, and I am a believer that we all have the ability to leave the world in a better place than it began. My drive in life is to learn from others, to shape myself as a better human. I feel so grateful that my job allows me to meet a multitude of humans, from all corners of the world. I live for documenting real, authentic moments, whether at a wedding, an elopement or a portraiture session. Getting under the skin of my clients, breaking down the barriers they put up to the world, and helping them open their lives to me is so important to me. The most beautiful moments are the intimate ones. The silent ones. I strive to document the things that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Moreover, I aspire for each frame to be viewed as if a tiny patchwork piece; individually holding it’s own, but equally part of a bigger picture. I believe that everything in life is linked, both physically and spiritually, and that everything happens for a reason. I hope for the moments I document to have the nostalgic effect of taking you back to certain conversations, smells or feelings. I endeavour for the photographs I take to age beautifully, and purposefully. Lastly, I understand that everyone is different. Every wedding or elopement is different. Every portraiture session is different. It is our diversity that makes us so wonderful, and I relish in our differences. This is why I treat each of my clients as exactly that, individuals, and I tailor my weddings and sessions to my clients. Come and say hello, my inbox is always open and I can’t wait to get to know you! --- NOW BOOKING 2022

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Grace
Hello! Thank you so much for taking an interest in my work! Feel free to pop over an enquiry to me via Bridebook, or send an email directly to hello@photographybygrace.co.uk where I'll get back to you within 48 hours. If you don't spot a reply, it might be in your junkmail. I am really excited to find out more and I'd love to arrange a chat with you sometime!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(49)
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Laurel and Lewis
Married in October 2020
January 2021
Grace is positive, professional, beyond helpful!
Grace shot our wedding in October and from what we have seen so far we are so happy. The photography has beyond exceeded our wildest expectations and we are thrilled. We enquired with Grace in late 2019 for our original April wedding. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we had to shuffle it around. During the entire process from the rearrangement to the wedding day, Grace has been positive, professional, beyond helpful. We've had so many compliments from everyone on how lovely our photos are, and we can't wait to get them on the wall! Thank you Grace.
Hayley and Zac
Married in October 2020
January 2021
We are over the moon with the photos she has taken
We booked Grace for our wedding which was supposed to take place in June but due to Covid, our wedding and pre wedding shoot in April both had to be postponed. In what was a stressful time for everyone, dealing with Grace was a dream as she managed to find us new dates and we are so happy that she did. The pre wedding shoot at Mersea was an opportunity to be able to meet Grace and get an idea of how she would photograph us on our wedding day. Not only that but we have some beautiful photos that we have put up around our house and it left us so excited for our wedding photos. When our wedding finally arrived, after an anxious few months of lockdown worries, Grace was so professional but down to earth and everyone complimented how good she was on the day. We have only seen the previews but we are over the moon with the photos she has taken and cannot wait to see the rest! She captured beautiful couples photos but also moments we didn't see so it's like we have a story of the day. We will treasure the photos forever. If you are getting married or even just want some special photos with loved ones then you need to book Grace Elizabeth Photography
Stephen and Joely
Married in October 2020
January 2021
Looking for a photographer? Then look no further!
If you are looking for a photographer then look no further! Grace has been the kindest, most helpful and flexible photographer throughout our somewhat uncertain wedding journey and the photos we have to show for it are literally amazing! Grace stepped in when we first moved our wedding date due to Covid and our original photographer couldn't do our new date. We then had to change our plans again when it was clear we couldn't have our "big" wedding and decided to split our time with Grace into two... a small intimate ceremony in September followed by a big reception in April. Grace made an epic journey just to shoot our one hour ceremony and we couldn't be more grateful having received the incredible photos she managed to take. It's like she was in two places at once capturing some really special moments from various positions. I look at the photos pretty much daily, they bring us such happiness and joy. We once again had to change our plans and have indefinitely postponed our big reception... Grace was once again understanding and very helpful with sorting this out. Grace... there was so much uncertainty surrounding our wedding plans but one thing we know for certain is we are SO pleased we were recommended you and we can't thank you enough for how wonderful you have been throughout this journey and the beautiful photos we have of our special day.
Minjoo and James
Married in September 2020
January 2021
She is thoughtful and communicative!
I was so lucky to find Grace as my wedding photographer. She knows how to capture the beautiful portrait moments and the colour and mood she creates are just so lovely. As a person she is so thoughtful and communicative, working for our special day with a genuine heart. Will definitely book her again for more of our special days!
Jen and Shamen
Married in September 2020
January 2021
Everyone assumed she was a friend!
Grace photographed our wedding in August and we can't thank her enough! The photographs were absolutely perfect and everyone has loved them! On the day everyone assumed she was a friend as she got on with anyone she spoke to and was so kind. Would definitely recommend!
Terri and Ross
Married in August 2020
January 2021
I’m so glad Grace was part of our day!
Grace is everything you could want in a photographer!! She was friendly from our first contact! (Over FaceTime because of corona 🙄) We initially didn’t think we would have a wedding photographer but I’m so glad we did! She gave us a wedding package that suited us, only a few hours coverage to get some ceremony and group photos this was just what we wanted. Our friends and family loved her and she had some fantastic ideas for us ( I don’t normally like having my picture taken). The pictures that we got from just two hours are amazing and I’m so glad Grace was part of our day she’s welcome for drinks with the Forsyths anytime!!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Barnstaple, Devon, England

Nearest Town

Barnstaple

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A361

Nearest Train Station

Barnstaple

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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FAQ
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

timeless, intimate, alternative, laid-back, story-telling

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

My number 1 tip is definitely to ask your photographer with anything you might get stuck with! We are a wealth of help for our couples, from helping to pick a good ceremony time, to recommending vendors, to being on hand for any questions you might have - so always feel free to ask the question. No question is ever silly!

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

My favourite personal touch so far has been the bride's ten year old son writing his extremely emotional and hilarious speech on a capri-sun box - because 'improvise, adapt, overcome!'

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I like to take a super personal process with my couples, because I know wedding planning can be super daunting! The first thing I do after your initial email, is to arrange a phone call so that we can have a chat. Who doesn't love a good natter?! It's a great opportunity to find out all about your plans, so that I can tailor and recommend some pricing and coverage types to you. I then send over everything you need to book, and the next step is to arrange meeting up for a chat over some tea and cake. I always want to be on hand, so communication is a big part of everything I do!

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

I always think every couple should take a photo with their family. Things change so quickly, from children growing up to losing loved ones, as much as family portraits can seem a bit 'boring' they are so important. They're the kind of photos you'll hand down for future generations.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

For a rainy day wedding, I have two words: embrace it! Rain on your wedding day is said to be good luck. My parents got married on the rainiest of days, with a photographer who threatened not to turn up if it rained. It rained. He was late. Luckily, they've been together for years, so there is definitely something to be said for rainy weddings! You can't change the weather, but you can have the best time in it no matter what. So let's just go for it!

Describe how you got into photography.

I shot my first wedding when I was just 16 years old for a college friend's cousin. Prior to that, I had loved taking photos as references to draw from, but soon my love for photography overtook that for drawing. It was a creative escape for me. But soon it held it's own prevalence. When I realised the power photos hold, it became so important to me to document everything. Those I loved. My pets. My hobbies. My life became a scrapbook of photographs. Physical digital records of my memories. When I began to lose those I loved, the importance of photography became ever more important to me. I thought, if I could document the things that are important to other people, and really immerse myself into their lives, taking photos of moments otherwise gone unseen, I would always be giving something so special to people. Photographs increase in value as they age, and that's so wonderful to me.