Ellen Forster Photography

  • £1,750Price from
  • 30+Weddings shot
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Last Minute Dates Available
£100 Off
Hi, I'm Ellen 👋
"I love that!!!! I knew there was a reason I chose you as our photographer...you just get me 😂"
Hertfordshire based photographer specialising in natural, heartfelt wedding photography. Travel is always a yes...
Pricing & Costs
£1,750 - £1,950
All wedding collections include a wedding consultation, a pre-wedding venue visit (where possible), a mixture of B&W and colour images, and all images supplied to you. I will never limit the amount of photos you receive from your wedding day.
Full day package
From the excitement in the morning, the sneaky moments away for couple photos, through to getting the party started. I will be there with you all day, helping you have the best day ever!
What's included
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Complimentary engagement session
Coverage from preparation to evening reception (roughly 10 hours)
Post-professional editing of photos
All high resolution edited photos supplied onto a USB and presented in a beautiful box with 20 x prints
1 minute highlight video footage of your day
Online gallery to share with family and friends
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Half Day Collection
When you don't want a big fuss, or the whole of the day covered. I'm there for the important bits! From ceremony, couple shots and group photos. We'll have it all covered by the wedding breakfast.
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Elopement Collection
Travel the world to celebrate your wedding. Offering UK or Destination elopement wedding coverage. I love to travel, so let's start your wedding adventure! (Subject to travel expenses)
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Photography Style


Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Online Shop
Back-Up Equipment
Videography Available
Full Description
I get to know you both as a couple, so that you can feel totally relaxed around me and be completely yourselves. I’ll be there throughout all the planning with any help and supplier recommendations. And of course, absolutely fan-girling over you on the day and making sure you have the most amazing time! I always want to be more than just a photographer to my couples. Because you’re never just other date in the calendar to me, I honestly get so excited with every wedding I photograph just as much as your BFF’s do! With a documentary style and a love for natural light, my approach is to be unobtrusive and photograph your day as it unfolds. So you can remember your day as it really happened. Capturing your personalities exactly as they are and the things you love. It’s during the build up to the day and getting to know you that helps me to be able to do this. Putting you at ease, making you laugh, showing off your personalities all that makes my signature style. I love being in the thick of it to capture it all! I try to do the same with your private time too. I think it’s important for you to be able to sneak off for time alone together for some private shots. And to actually take a moment to let it sink in that you just got married! I hear a lot that people hate their photo being taken, but I have my prompts or little ways of getting the natural smile or laughter out. And for me, sometimes its the in between the prompts and silly things I get you to do that make the shot. I also never like to restrict the amount of photos you get. As a photographer, I (obviously) love photos and would hate to not get all of them. So, whatever I use or keep is what you will receive. Now, I am by no means a videographer!! So if you are looking for a full day of sole video… that’s not here! (Although I do know some awesome ones that I’d be happy to recommend) But as of 2022, I now also offer a little highlights video alongside your wedding photos!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Leah & Craig
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
We honestly cannot ever thank you enough!
There is honestly nobody else I would have asked to capture our day. Your effort to ensure every little moment was captured and candid shots were taken and done it all with a smile on your face. Not only did you capture our beautiful day, you helped out with me getting ready into my dress, helping my flower girls get into their shoes and helping me organise my schedule and family members out so I could sit back enjoy the day with no stress.
Jen & Liam
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Such an amazing experience!
We have booked Ellen as our wedding photographer for 2023 and we recently had our engagement shoot and it was perfect! Ellen put us both incredibly at ease and even let us bring our dogs along to join in too. Our booking has been seamless, straight forward and simple. Could not recommend her enough! Can't wait for our pictures from the big day!
Kayleigh Wilson
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Captured our wedding perfectly!
I couldn't recommend ellen enough. All day she was amazingly calm and discreet capturing the love and laughter of our day perfectly. We couldn't be happier with our photos. It is exactly what we asked for and we can't stop looking at them. She even included a bauble for our first Christmas which, like the rest of the day was above and beyond! Thank you so much!! Xx
Susan flynn
Wedding: September
December 2022
My daughter's wedding
Ellen is just a delight and the photographes were amazing, she captures moments when your unaware she is there and these were just beautiful, along with the posed pics we had so many to choose from. She beavers away and you don't even realise how hard she is working. Brilliant photographer.
Patrick and Amy
Happy couple married in February
November 2022
Absolutely perfect service and photos
Ellen was so lovely and personable through the whole process. She listened to exactly what we wanted and helped us come up with lovely photo ideas. She was great on the day and made everyone feel so comfortable. We are so happy with our photos and they were beautifully presented, we will treasure them forever!
Ben & Verna
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
Personalised and thoughtful photography experience
We have used Ellen for our wedding and a family photoshoot. Her photography has been fantastic and we could not be happier with the pictures. Ellen is kind, knowledgeable and patient and takes the time to really understand what you want out of the shoot. We would recommend Ellen Forster Photography to anyone who would like a highly personalised and thoughtful photography experience!
Location & Contact Details


Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

So many to choose from, but one of my favourites has got to be helping out another photographer friend at South Farm. We went into the pig pen with the couple and as the bride sat down with her dress laid out, all the piglets came over to her and sat on her dress. Some even fell asleep!! We had to tell her to wait when she was getting up as all the piglets were falling asleep on her dress and needed to be taken off! It was so cute!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, heartfelt, modern, fun, colourful.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am so proud that I have built this myself, turned my passion into a job that I love!

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

Your day goes by so quickly, that your dream wedding should be whatever you want it to be! Not what everybody else wants, so have fun planning it!

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

Personalised photo cufflinks and bouquet charms, of loved ones that sadly could not be there on the day. It was such a beautiful personal touch and I'm sure quite comforting having them there on the day in some way.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once you get in touch, I'll send across my brochure for you to look through and we can set up a video call to chat properly! Here we can make sure we are the right fit for each other, and I can hear all about your exciting plans! If you like what you hear from our chat and the brochure and decide you want me as your photographer then its time to book! Contracts signed, retainer paid…You’ve got me! I’m now your photographer, here to chat all things wedding and fan girl over it all with you! We’ll schedule your engagement shoot in, I’ll meet you to go over your wedding day timings and I can also help with any recommendations. Basically, you’ve got a friend for life now! My style is very natural and relaxed. About 90% of the day is just me capturing the day as it unfolds. From happy tears at the ceremony, the group photos of all your loved ones together with genuine smiles, laughter during speeches to everyone busting their moves on the dancefloor at the reception! I try to do the same with your private time too. I think it’s important for you to be able to sneak off for time alone together for some private shots. I try to only take you for 10 minutes at a time, at different points during the day. Especially when you get an amazing golden hour or the venue is lit up in the evening! But once I've finished, I leave you to walk back just the two of you, to actually take a moment to let it sink in that you just got married!

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

Golden hour, it is the most beautiful time for couple photos!

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

Quite a few with pets or animals! There's been piglets, owls (it was Harry Potter themed, I am so here for it!), horses, dogs. All sorts!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Keep smiling, it's more opportunities for different photos!

Describe how you got into photography.

I started photography at sixth form and funnily I said I would never do weddings as it's so much pressure. Then I did a couple of family friends weddings. And as I was waiting for guests to check into their rooms before the evening reception, I stood there and realised this is exactly what I was meant to do. I had so much fun and loved it. Then the rest as they say is history!

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