Emma Marshall - I shall take the heart

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  • £1,525Price from
  • 30+Weddings shot
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
£100 print credit
Hi, I'm Emma 👋
personable
curious
calm
"Emma is an absolute legend, we are so chuffed we used her as our wedding photographer."
Yes, you want beautiful wedding photos, that goes without saying! But it isn’t just about the photos, is it? You want a photographer you click with, because we’re with you all day, and that includes some intimate spaces and moments. I believe it’s my job to make this feel like an easy and natural part of your wedding. If you want a down-to-earth photographer who’ll get genuinely happy and relaxed pics ‘cos that’s how you’ll feel - let’s talk!
Pricing & Costs
£1,525 - £2,375
If you don't see what you need please ask! I also offer a la carte photography on an hourly-rate basis, with a 2-hour minimum booking on off-season weekdays (longer minimum bookings apply at other times).
Full day package
From
£1,525
8 hours of wedding photography
What's included
pre-booking call
support available throughout planning and prep
8 hours coverage
Personal online gallery and print store
High resolution images
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Full day with extras
From
£1,875
This package adds value with a credit towards your album plus the choice of extra hours or a pre-wedding/engagement session.
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Full day with more :)
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£2,375
Package includes credit equivalent to a full 40-page album, a second photographer and free extra hours AND pre-wedding/engagement session.
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Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Online Shop
Full Description
You know when you find a photo of yourself that you actually love? Maybe you were unaware of the camera. You look relaxed, and your eyes are genuinely smiling. That’s what I do. No awkward poses or fake smiles. Wedding photography that feels natural and honest, with a modern, creative edge. I’m a wedding and portrait photographer based in East London and working all over the Southeast and beyond. I’ve been photographing professionally since 2014 and specialising in wedding photography since 2016. I have a knack for putting people at ease, and even the most camera-shy people tell me I make it easy and fun to be photographed.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma Marshall
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work! If there's anything here that's piqued your interest, please get in touch. I'd love to hear all about your wedding plans.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Odharnait Ansbro
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
Fantastic wedding photographer!
We wanted mostly natural, un-staged shots of us and the guests at our wedding and luckily we came across @taketheheart. We immediately loved the photos we saw on Emma's website – they really captured the moments of the day in a candid, beautiful way. Emma was great to work with from start to finish; she went through our day in detail, listening to all of our requests for each phase, made suggestions where appropriate, was flexible with timings and basically just tailored the whole service around us. Highly recommended!
Response from the supplier
Thanks so much for your lovely review Odharnait - it was great working with you!
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Kelly & Adam
Happy couple married in August
January 2023
Perfect capture of the perfect day
Emma was our photographer for our wedding at Hackney Town Hall. Our wedding was a small family event and we wanted someone to capture the day. Emma did a fantastic job helped by her local knowledge of the area. We had a mixture of photographs at the venue as well as with just the bride and groom in the local area. Emma was personable and made everyone feel at ease with her friendly genuine nature. We were very happy with the finished result, thank you so much Emma!
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Lusana & Omar
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
We can’t recommend her highly enough!
When we initially booked Emma we were attracted by the understated yet no less elegant and beautiful look of her wedding photos. What we got was somebody who supported us through multiple pandemic-related cancellations, somebody who really listened to us and understood us to the extent she felt like a friend rather than a vendor on the day itself and, most importantly, a collection of photos that we’ll treasure forever and that truly reflect the warmth and fun of our long-awaited wedding day. We were so impressed by Emma’s professionalism and talent and can’t recommend her highly enough!
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Catherine & Nik
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
"We're over the moon"
We are so happy with our decision to go with Emma for our wedding photos - throughout all of our interactions she was super friendly and helpful whilst professional and responded really quickly to our questions. We had to re-arrange the pre-wedding session due to Covid, and again she was really accommodating and went out of her way to our chosen venue. The first session was amazing and helped us get past our nerves about the photos being taken, and the outcome was incredible - we're over the moon with the result. In the lead up to the actual wedding, Emma was again communicative, and coordinated a fantastic second photographer to work with on the day. During the wedding and reception she was unobtrusive, but when we looked back she had captured all of our favourite moments without us noticing. Plus the portrait session was amazing. We honestly cannot recommend Emma enough - we adore looking back at the photos (tears are involved as they are so beautiful).
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Louis & Sahika
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
Wedding photorgaphy
Emma was the ideal wedding photographer. Very attentive with calls beforehand about the kind of day we had planned and what we might want, and a well-organised but unobtrusive presence on the day. We had a slightly unconventional day given our choices, and the covid restrictions, and a bit of a tight timescale. Emma was resourceful and creative throughout. She made the pictures taken in the local autumn park look like we had the run of our own summertime country estate. She captured the smaller moments and the big themes of the day.
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Chris and Rachel
Happy couple married in July
December 2022
Wonderful photographer who captured our day perfectly
Emma's friendly, professional manner made our big day a dream. We wanted plenty of pictures to document our day but didn't want to spend all our time posing for photos when we could be spending time with our guests. Emma listened to our needs and helped us strike the perfect balance. She so impressed our guests that one booked her for their own wedding shortly afterwards! We love looking at our pictures - they captured so many special moments candidly.
Response from the supplier
Thanks for your kind words, Chris and Rachel. It was lovely to be a part of your day!
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Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Airport

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Bridebook Awards (1)

FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Doing bride and groom portraits in a speedboat on Lake Como was a pretty spectacular moment!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Observational, relaxed, creative, modern, fun.

What about your business are you most proud of?

It's such a huge privilege to photograph someone's wedding - I'm super proud (and humbled) each time I'm hired to do it.

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

Allow buffers in your timeline. Things will always run over... But on the day don't let things like that spoil your mood - someone else can worry about it!

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

There have been so many... I especially loved the volcano cake - made by the father of the bride - which actually erupted periodically throughout the reception.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

1. We have a chat in person on on Zoom. We click! 2. We sign a contract and you pay a booking fee to reserve your date. 3. Pre-wedding session if you've booked one. 4. 4-6 weeks before the date I send you a questionnaire and we chat over the details. Your balance is due. 5. Wedding day! I send some previews over ASAP then... 6. All your photos within 4 weeks. 7. We create your album etc. 8. We stay in touch, I hope (I'm available for family sessions!)

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

That moment just after the ceremony when you've escaped your guests for a few seconds together alone. It doesn't have to be a groundbreaking photo, it's just a very special moment in time that it's lovely to have a record of.

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

There was one bride who REALLY wanted it to rain for her wedding photos (!) but the weather gods had other ideas and so it wasn't to be.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

A sense of fun. Yep, that's the most important thing. Wellies are also good :)

Describe how you got into photography.

Ooh, *looks back into the mists of time...* I studied photography at school and uni, then worked at other things. Eventually it was time to give it a go and here I am. I came to wedding photography via music and editorial portrait photography.