Grace Elizabeth

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Hi! I'm Grace Elizabeth, a 5ft tall alternative wedding photographer with a love for the sea, tea, tattoos and travel. I am privileged to be a part of people's journeys. Let me tell your love story...
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Products and Services

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

Photography Style

Artistic
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
I have a love for rolling tides, foggy mornings, sad playlists, quiet moments, adventuring with no sense of direction, windswept hair, cosy blankets, lace dresses, and real moments. Natural and informal is my kind of thing, not awkward, staged and stuffy. I live for documenting real, authentic moments; the kind you will look back on for years and years to come! In terms of packages, I offer totally tailored wedding packages, elopement and destination wedding coverage, and plenty of lifestyle packages. No two weddings are the same, so I decided to be a little different in that I don’t have a set price list and instead tailor everything to you! Even if my lifestyle sessions don’t quite work for you, I can always create something bespoke! I am super relaxed, and, more often than not, I get asked if I am actually a friend of my couples! Usually, I am not, although let's be real, I like to be more than just a wedding photographer, so we will probably end up becoming friends! I love to get involved with weddings, and I promise to throw myself fully into your wedding. I am the kind of photographer you can text if you're struggling with decor ideas, or need a plus one for your suit/dress/outfit fitting, and I even make a great dance partner when your afterparty is in full swing! (I can’t comment on quite how good my dancing will be though!) If you had to describe me, I would say I am like a chameleon... Why? Well, I’m 5ft tall and love to blend into my surroundings! This means I can notice and document moments that would've otherwise gone unseen, but at the same time, I can still organise a big wedding party for those formal photos!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Grace
Hello! Thank you so much for popping by and taking a look at my work! I am sure you're super excited to get planning your wedding, but probably also a little overwhelmed by all of the options out there! Well, don't worry, I am on hand if you need me! No matter your question or concern, I will always do my best to help - think of me as a friend! If you like my work, don't hesitate to pop me an enquiry, and let's grab a cuppa and chat all things wedding! Much love, Grace

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(28)
(28)
Meg and Laurie
Married in October 2019
December 2019
Couldn't ask for more!
Grace is an absolutely fantastic photographer and we couldn't recommend her services highly enough. She was always extremely professional while incredibly friendly and open to our ideas and wishes. She was fantastic on our wedding day and we had so many people comment on how great she was to be around. We received our photos in an easy to use gallery as well as prints in a stunning keepsake box. She was always contactable and generous with her time. Couldn't ask for more 🥰
Cat and Haider
Married in September 2019
December 2019
Grace is a stunning photographer!
Grace is a stunning photographer - and just as beautiful person! We hired her for our wedding in June and couldn't have picked better. She was so organised, friendly and easy to be around on the day and the photos we have now received are - they are just perfect! Beautifully presented in a lovely box and very quickly received. Couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend her! 😍
Hannah and Anthony
Married in August 2019
December 2019
We are over the moon that we chose her!
Grace Elizabeth is an amazing photographer and we would definitely recommend her. It is fantastic that she offers pre wedding meet ups so we could discuss our ideas for our wedding. She is so friendly and felt like a close friend from the start. She has captured the most incredible shots, each one telling a story. Her photographs completely represent our day, they are so bright and fun! She made everyone feel at ease and we are over the moon that we chose her to record our special day. She is one talented lady and it makes us both emotional looking at how wonderful the photographs are.
Danielle and Gareth
Married in August 2019
December 2019
Amazing, professional, talented, gives 100%!
Grace, what can we say about the lovely Grace.... amazing, professional, talented, gives 100% (even when I’m hot and irritated!) Grace, we couldn’t have asked for more on our Wedding Day, you went over and above for us before and on the day. We’ve known you for just over a year, but it feels like we’ve been friends for years! Thank you for capturing such beautiful moments that we will treasure forever. We can’t wait to have you at our next event! Lots of love always, Mr & Mrs Thomas xxxx
Steph and Neil
Married in June 2019
August 2019
You can feel each emotion when you see them.
My darling Grace. Where do I start? You came recommended to us, but as I’ve learned, that doesn’t mean a thing really. It’s always a punt. Well, the chance we took was beyond worth it. You are the most beautiful person with an immeasurable talent. You slipped into the seams of the wedding and caught some of the most special moments. You knew I was desperate to have photos that had a story attached, and man alive have you nailed that brief. Our children will have our day captured forever more, as will we. The images are not flat JPEG’s, they lift off the screen with vibrance and love. You can feel each emotion when you see them. I also didn’t realise you would blog some photos, which I can honestly tell you is immense! I’m loving each release and what you thought of us. It’s like a present each day of our honeymoon!!!! Grace, we love you and we love your work ♥️💚♥️
Chloe and Dan
Married in June 2019
August 2019
Right from the outset Grace captured my attention
After what seemed like an eternity, searching through over to 100 photographer’s websites, I came across Grace. Right from the outset Grace captured my attention, not just from her amazing photos and natural talent but by her friendly and outgoing personality. Following my initial enquiry through Grace’s website, rather than communicate through screen, she arranged a convenient time to give me a call and just have a chat. This was not a sales pitch! Grace simply got to know me and explained a little more about her and her work, and before I knew it, it felt like two old friends just having a catch up! Following this, after stalking Grace’s work for some weeks, I knew I just had to have her! Grace was soo lovely and flexible and tailored a photography package to suit our needs and budget. We also decided to book pre-wedding shoot with Grace, which was one of the best things we’ve ever done. This gave us the opportunity to meet up with Grace in person, which definitely helped my fiancé as he was a bit camera shy to say the least. Grace even suggested that we bring our dog Nelly along, which we was absolutely delighted about! Within seconds of meeting Grace my partner and I felt instantly at ease, bouncing off her bubbly energy and kind nature, she made us feel so relaxed and turned what we thought might be an awkward photo shoot session in to a fantastically fun filled afternoon. The shoot felt so natural and Grace made us both feel so comfortable. As for our wedding day, where do I begin? As soon as Grace arrived she got stuck in, even going above and beyond her photographer duties and helping us move boxes, flowers and dresses to where they needed to be. Grace fitted in to the day just perfectly and felt more like an old friend and wedding guest rather than the photographer. Even in my minor times of brief panic on the day Grace was there with her comforting and bubbly personality to reassure me. Grace’s planning and precision of the day was incredible, she knew exactly where she needed to be throughout every moment of the day to perfectly capture everything. Even when the timing of the day didn’t exactly go to plan Grace simply adjusted to this and continued to flow throughout the day knowing exactly when and where she needed to be. My husband and I both felt so relaxed knowing that we was in Grace’s capable hands and we trusted her completely on the day, knowing that whatever goes wrong, at least the photos will be perfect. All my family and friends commented on how lovely, friendly and organised Grace was, she was without doubt the best photographer we could have every imagined. As for her photos, I am honestly speechless. We received a number of our photos the day following our wedding, we could not get over the quality of the imagines and the speed at which they had been created. We received our complete photo package some weeks later in the most beautifully creative presentation box which is something we will cherish forever. Grace’s photos speak for themselves. Grace managed to capture us in a way that I never knew was possible, the way she works with natural lighting and captures the most perfect angles as well as working with motion and creating naturally beautiful photos all whilst making you feel entirely at ease just amazed me. Her bright beautiful imagery really make her photos come to life and stand out from so many others. I honestly cannot find the words to explain how amazingly talented Grace is, but not only this, she really is one of the sweetest and kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I cannot thank Grace enough for capturing my wedding day so perfectly. Grace really is amazing, her dedication, along with her professionalism, personality and natural talent is the perfect combination. Whilst I am sad that my experience with Grace is over, I know I have made a true friend and I know that I will definitely be seeing Grace and her work in the future, especially as my sister has also booked Grace for her wedding next year!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Colchester, Essex, England

Nearest Town

Colchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12

Nearest Train Station

Colchester

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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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.