Matthew Ellacott - Oxford Wedding PHOTOGRAPHER

Oxford Wedding Photographer

NATURAL, Personal and Creative Wedding Photography

WEdding Photography in Oxfordshire, BErkshire, London, Devon and Beyond

Hello there, my name is Matt!  I am an Oxford Wedding Photographer based in the “City of Dreaming Spires”, and covering Oxfordshire and the whole of the UK.  My style of wedding photography is is about capturing the moments that will tell the story of the most exciting days of your life!  I believe that every wedding is as individual as the people celebrating.  Therefore, it’s important for me to get to know you.  I want to understand what’s most special to you, and makes your day unique.  This helps me to create a collection for you that is natural, personal, and creative.   It’s so rewarding to use my passion for photography to capture the uniquely special blend of love and joy you find at a wedding. 

I’d love to tell your story.

Wedding reception dance floor Bride and Groom
Oxford Wedding Photographer - Matthew Ellacott - Documentary Wedding Photography - Crockwell Farm
London Wedding Portrait Rosewood Hotel Holborn

My Style of Wedding PHotography

Oxford Wedding Photographer - Matthew Ellacott - Bride and Groom wedding portrait. Notley Abbey Buckinghamshire. Vintage style wedding portrait

Wedding Photography Inspiration

First and foremost, I want to create an authentic collection for you that tells your story with a creative, personal touch.

I like my photos to have a classic, timeless feel. Therefore, my inspirations include the elegant simplicity of classic vintage styles.  Consequently, I keep my composition, and editing style simple, to create warm, bold images. 



A wedding is full of special moments. They can be big and small, beautiful, fun, and emotional. Documentary wedding photography is natural wedding photography that tells the story of your day through these moments.

My style is calm, relaxed, and discreet.  Above all, I want to create a natural and authentic collection of photographs.

I want you and your guests to feel comfortable in front of the camera and enjoy the party.  For instance, I don’t shout instructions, do elaborate or cheesy poses, or stop everything to get a shot.

In short, I like to keep everything simple so you can enjoy yourself and know the pictures are taken care of.


Confetti moment - Documentary Wedding Photography
Bride and Groom wedding portrait. Notley Abbey Buckinghamshire


To begin your wedding photography experience, I’m happy to have a no obligation chat.  We can get to know each other and to talk about what you are looking for.

Once you are booked in, everything starts with the pre-wedding consultation.  After that I’m always available to answer questions until we have a final catch up a few weeks beforehand.

After the day is over, I will send you a sneak peek to share on social media within 5 days.  Your full edited collection will follow within 6 – 8 weeks.



Enjoy some of my recent wedding photography

Music: Out of Nowhere – Benoit Viellefon Hot Club



I understand how personal your wedding plans are.

I am would love to talk to you about your day, and answer any questions. Please contact me to arrange a telephone or Zoom call.  There is no obligation to book, and there will be no hard sales pitch! 

Oxford Wedding Photography

Oxford is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the UK. “The City of Dreaming Spires” is perfect for wedding photography because it is full of magnificent historic venues, and wonderful locations. For example, there are many historic College and University buildings, and beautiful open spaces.  There are also hidden surprises around every corner.  

Above all, moments, background, and light are, the key ingredients for taking great wedding photos. This makes Oxford a stunning backdrop for your wedding. This is why each of my packages is named after special Oxford Landmarks! 

When I am not working, I explore this wonderful City every day with my camera.




I have created a simple range of Wedding Collections, as a great starting point for every wedding.  All my packages include:

  • A pre-wedding consultation.
  • Comprehensive, minimum 8 hour, coverage of your Wedding Day.
  • A carefully edited collection of high resolution files.
  • Sneak peek preview slideshow within 5 days.
  • Secure private online gallery to share with family and friends.
  • Online store to order prints and frames.

My collections include a digital only option, and two packages which include a luxury album. Because every wedding is unique, I also offer several options to add to my collections. These options include: 

  • Extended coverage,
  • A second photographer,
  • Engagement shoots,
  • Priority delivery and;
  • Duplicate albums.

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Collection Options

Oxford Engagement Portrait - Christchurch Meadow Oxford

Engagement Shoots

An Engagement Shoot is a chance to get some beautiful pictures to mark your engagement.  They can also be a great chance to get comfortable in front of the camera.  Especially if you have not been photographed professionally before.

 Engagement Shoots are also great for us to get to know each other before your wedding day.  Therefore, I offer a 25% discount on Engagement Shoots for couples that book their Wedding with me.


Second Photographer

I will be on hand to photograph everything on the day. In fact, I will take several thousand photos during the day!

However, there are several reasons to for a second photographer.  First of all, you may have  for larger weddings with more guests.  A second, reason is to have another angle at the ceremony, speeches or other key moments in the day. Finally, some couples choose to add  a second photographer to cover the Groom’s preparations in the morning.  

Luxury Wedding Albums

I believe that photos are best enjoyed printed. Wedding Albums are a wonderful way to enjoy your wedding photos at their best. This is why I include a gorgeous hand finished luxury Wedding Album in two of my packages.  


I create a carefully selected and designed layout which is printed and bound for me by Henley Albums one of the UK’s leading Wedding Album suppliers.

Photographer's Journal

Oxford Engagement Portrait - Christchurch Meadow Oxford

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