Creative London Wedding & Portrait Photographer – London UK & Destination Weddings bio picture

[T]his year has been a whirwind one, I am flying more than ever (if that is possible!) and catching my breath has been rather hard to do. Yet I still am as much in love with each wedding I shoot as ever.

Mathilde and Ludo’s wedding weekend in Brittany (Château de Loyat) was immense in so many ways – not just because they are awesome, and not just cos it was oh-so-pretty and I got to work with the lovely Made in You girls, not even because I ate more delicious crepes/galette in a weekend than I probably should, but I also got to meet so many wonderful people and made some new friends I intend to keep in touch with. And this is with everything conducted in French and me barely understanding a single thing, yeah it was that good.

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  • Kat HillJuly 15, 2013 - 4:38 PM

    Gorgeous! Love the bride’s dress especially! Looked like such a happy day! xReplyCancel

  • tobiahJuly 15, 2013 - 8:53 PM

    a beautiful and stunning wedding story beautifully told!ReplyCancel

  • Ross HarveyJuly 15, 2013 - 9:36 PM

    Quite simply: beautiful! Love all of it.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa KJuly 16, 2013 - 3:03 AM

    Absolutely lovely Shell. What a beautifully captured wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Mary SylviaJuly 16, 2013 - 7:14 AM

    LOVE the wedding dress (both ways!) and of course your photography is heavenly here.ReplyCancel

  • Sachin KhonaJuly 16, 2013 - 10:06 AM

    Oh hey Shell de Mar, this is so damn good!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph DelgadoJuly 16, 2013 - 2:00 PM

    Great work here! What a fun looking wedding! I love the bridal portraits and all of the detail shots. You really captured the day!ReplyCancel

  • shariJuly 16, 2013 - 4:01 PM

    Shell, your work has such a soft, romantic and dreamy feel to it. I think it’s so perfect for a wedding like this. Truly stunning everything from the beautiful couple to the well thought out details and fun atmosphere. Your images make me want to get married all over again… there, with you… and oddly I am now craving oysters.ReplyCancel

  • smallJuly 16, 2013 - 5:43 PM

    Such a lovely wedding! Gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • TylerJuly 17, 2013 - 12:13 AM

    sweet wedding. that dress is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseJuly 17, 2013 - 4:39 PM

    Shella you are the bees knees! Beautiful wedding & beautiful images.ReplyCancel

  • ColeJuly 17, 2013 - 8:08 PM

    This is a bit ridiculous. Details, venue, couple, your work… just adds up to a kick-ass wedding. Great stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Dominique / York Place StudiosJuly 18, 2013 - 4:59 PM

    Yup girly, you smashed it!ReplyCancel

  • Vida CarsonJuly 18, 2013 - 11:35 PM

    You are too freaking good.ReplyCancel

  • Jayne SaccoJuly 19, 2013 - 7:39 AM

    Beautiful wedding. Love the styling and venue. Great photography as all ways. GgReplyCancel

  • Joseph HallAugust 1, 2013 - 4:27 PM

    Fab photos, fab wedding – looks like it was a lovely dayxReplyCancel

  • Rik PenningtonAugust 12, 2013 - 9:52 PM

    Amazing work Shell!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah GawlerAugust 21, 2013 - 7:38 PM

    Beautiful job Shell! The couple must be thrilled! xxReplyCancel

  • Chris BottrellSeptember 20, 2013 - 10:48 AM

    Great set of images, i really love your tones the greens are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Martin TurnerOctober 10, 2013 - 10:54 AM

    These are very very beautiful. Lovely location. I really enjoyed looking through these.ReplyCancel

  • clair estelleOctober 21, 2013 - 10:37 AM

    How lovely, what a gorgeous wedding! The organising of the details is so impressive! Such a gorgeous bridal gown as well! Great photos xReplyCancel

  • bride selfOctober 22, 2013 - 1:38 PM

    romantic place!ReplyCancel

  • lamDecember 19, 2013 - 8:26 AM

    Lovely set of pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Event Photographer LondonJanuary 1, 2014 - 12:08 PM

    Ah maze ing! The location is just fab!ReplyCancel

  • Barney WaltersJanuary 4, 2014 - 1:55 PM

    Lovely, beautiful captured wedding. Top Class!ReplyCancel

  • Paul KeppelJanuary 25, 2014 - 12:43 PM

    Beautiful venue for a wedding, love the tones in the images. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Laura BabbFebruary 9, 2014 - 10:56 PM

    Gorgeous. Beautiful work, Shell.ReplyCancel

  • CécileFebruary 10, 2014 - 6:48 PM

    Hi, just wondering who made the beautiful dress?
    The pictures are great.
    Thanks for your answer.ReplyCancel

  • ChrisMarch 5, 2014 - 11:19 AM

    Stunning work as always. Beautifully shot storytelling throughout. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • BritneyMarch 30, 2014 - 10:53 PM

    Love Love Love that image of the bride walking down the stairs followed by the black hats!ReplyCancel

  • DavidJune 17, 2014 - 2:33 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous. The colours in your work is amazing.ReplyCancel

[P]rovence in late June is so very special, with both lavenders and sunflowers in full bloom it is hard not fall in love with the place. I had the best time shooting with the talented Kat Braman (who works with film), we hung out, drank wine, ate like kings and shot one of the most visually stunning weddings I’ve had the pleasure to work on. Not only are Karen and Howard a picture perfect couple, Nathalie from Majenia Marriage did the most amazing job at making this wedding super swoon worthy. If you’re getting married in France, you should hire her. Seriously.

Kat’s beautiful work from this wedding was featured on Design Sponge which also lists all vendors info and details.

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  • Albert PalmerMarch 8, 2013 - 11:17 AM

    Most gorgeous! Love the tones and o that light!ReplyCancel

  • Kristian LevenMarch 8, 2013 - 12:41 PM

    Wow Shell! This is seriously an amazing set! The location, the light, the details – really great work. Look forward to checking out some more in the future.ReplyCancel

  • DashaMarch 8, 2013 - 1:14 PM

    Beautiful work as always, Shell! Love all the details and gorgeous evening sunset portraits!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly @ Boho WeddingsMarch 8, 2013 - 1:38 PM

    What an amazing wedding, and the photos are breathtaking! What a fabulous job you have done, so light and airy.
    LOVE it all xxxxReplyCancel

  • MarMarch 8, 2013 - 5:24 PM

    AWWWW! I LOVE EVERY PHOTO YOU TAKE! AWESOME WORK, SUCH AN INSPIRATION!
    XOXOReplyCancel

  • JC PageMarch 8, 2013 - 6:43 PM

    Such a terrific set of images – full of life, love and vibrancy! WOW!ReplyCancel

  • mario colliMarch 9, 2013 - 9:05 AM

    really really really nice. great coloursReplyCancel

  • Anton ChiaMarch 9, 2013 - 1:11 PM

    Shell Demar my idol and photography goddess my hair is standing and I am flying in the air cause your pictures blew me away. I am gonna pin this.ReplyCancel

  • Gavin FarringtonMarch 9, 2013 - 11:54 PM

    Your light and color is absolutely delicious. Stunning work, Shell!ReplyCancel

  • Sam DockerMarch 10, 2013 - 12:01 PM

    Amazing location, amazing light, amazing coverage, all round bloody amazing work Shell, love it.ReplyCancel

  • JulianneMarch 11, 2013 - 4:18 AM

    Killer work! Those portraits are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Luis GodinezMarch 11, 2013 - 5:52 AM

    this wedding is so gorgeous. you captured it so beautifully. :)ReplyCancel

  • jessica RobertsMarch 11, 2013 - 11:24 AM

    You are just too good!!! I LOVE that first image and wow the whole wedding is just gorgeous. LoveReplyCancel

  • Ellie GillardMarch 11, 2013 - 11:25 AM

    This is beyond – so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon CooperMarch 11, 2013 - 11:26 AM

    WOW, Shell these images are knock out gorgeous, love that shoe! Pertfect details, beautifully captured, lovely work. I adore those three of the bride on the pale stone..special stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Ellie GillardMarch 11, 2013 - 11:27 AM

    This is beyond – so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • RimaMarch 11, 2013 - 3:18 PM

    Oh how I miss the sun! These are delicately and delectably beautifulReplyCancel

  • LisaMarch 11, 2013 - 3:24 PM

    Wow! This is beyond beautiful. I am in love with those last two black and white photos.ReplyCancel

  • mathiasMarch 11, 2013 - 6:11 PM

    oh wow. so solid!ReplyCancel

  • LeoMarch 11, 2013 - 7:28 PM

    That is absolutely breathtaking, start to finish.ReplyCancel

  • Gemma WilliamsMarch 14, 2013 - 8:27 PM

    This just kept getting more and more gorgeous as I kept scrolling down! Beautiful wedding, perfectly photographed. xReplyCancel

  • Zoe CampbellMarch 15, 2013 - 9:56 AM

    O M G beautiful shell!!!! Such a magical looking wedding, captured insanely beautifully :) xReplyCancel

  • AshleyMarch 19, 2013 - 7:24 PM

    What a beautiful wedding!! Makes me want to get married all over again!ReplyCancel

  • Ben TomlinMarch 27, 2013 - 3:39 AM

    What a wedding and Ab Fab work Shell – that light is just to die for, roll on the summer hey :)ReplyCancel

  • GM StudioApril 3, 2013 - 10:37 AM

    Wow! love the colours , the brightens of the images and the happiness in them.ReplyCancel

  • LorenzoApril 8, 2013 - 5:02 PM

    Wow! You’ve really nailed this wedding celebration. Every moment and beautiful composition.ReplyCancel

  • DavidApril 11, 2013 - 1:38 PM

    I wish I could shoot all my weddings at locations like this. One word STUNNING!ReplyCancel

  • mathias fastApril 11, 2013 - 5:57 PM

    whhaaaat!? amazing location. Love the shot of the woman standing outside the house.ReplyCancel

  • DominiqueApril 12, 2013 - 12:02 AM

    Ooooh these are gorgeous :) what a beautiful set Shell xxReplyCancel

  • Tracey HoseyApril 16, 2013 - 11:00 AM

    Such stunning images. I really love the first image of the bride and groom under the tree. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Ian BakerApril 17, 2013 - 1:14 PM

    Such happy and uplifting wedding pictures. Very inspirational…ReplyCancel

  • Ian BakerApril 17, 2013 - 1:14 PM

    Such happy and uplifting pictures. Very inspirational…ReplyCancel

  • Colin NichollsApril 19, 2013 - 12:12 PM

    Really nice work, looks like an amazing place!ReplyCancel

  • Ernie SavareseApril 23, 2013 - 11:00 PM

    WOW.. what an beautiful place to shoot a wedding!! Such a contrast to London!!! Beautifully captured!!! Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Clair EstelleApril 30, 2013 - 7:52 PM

    How lovely is the clarity and sunshine, a beautiful series, very impressive!ReplyCancel

  • OleeshaMay 1, 2013 - 9:05 PM

    A lovely set of images. I love destination weddings!ReplyCancel

  • Becky MaleMay 7, 2013 - 3:55 PM

    Love, Love, Love. Beautiful work Shell, Light to die for and just beautifully captured xxReplyCancel

  • NeilJune 3, 2013 - 12:33 PM

    Stunning work Shelly. I absolutely love your style, it’s so unique xReplyCancel

  • Bob OwenJune 6, 2013 - 2:27 AM

    that south of France light is just gorgeous and you’ve captured it brilliantly. Lovely workReplyCancel

  • Bob OwenJune 6, 2013 - 2:28 AM

    that south of France light is just gorgeous and you’ve captured Karen and Howard perfectly in it. Lovely stuffReplyCancel

  • AllisonJune 14, 2013 - 4:26 PM

    Absolutely stunning! The south of France is so beautiful. What a perfect place to get married.ReplyCancel

  • Steve KooJuly 11, 2013 - 4:29 AM

    So many amazing details, but my favorites are the ones right after the ceremony. So good!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph HallAugust 1, 2013 - 4:28 PM

    Pretty pretty pretty – so dreamy – great work, lovely wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph HallAugust 1, 2013 - 4:28 PM

    Pretty pictures – they really do the beautiful wedding justice – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • RobNovember 17, 2013 - 10:53 AM

    These photos are simply stunning, I love the shot of the couple under the tree, its amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Mick ShahNovember 21, 2013 - 10:49 PM

    just found your work, oh my, the light and the colours and that first shot! WowReplyCancel

  • Delia McDonaghDecember 1, 2013 - 3:21 PM

    Stunning images! I just love the ones in the field!ReplyCancel

  • EmanuelleDecember 3, 2013 - 11:58 AM

    lovely colors and fantastic light…very nice workReplyCancel

  • Event Photographer LondonJanuary 1, 2014 - 12:14 PM

    Ive only come across your work today, I find your images remarkable. Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • Paul KeppelJanuary 25, 2014 - 12:46 PM

    Stunning images, I had my first destination wedding in Lake Garda last year and know how difficult it is in the harsh sun.ReplyCancel

  • JoelleNovember 30, 2014 - 11:21 PM

    What lovely lighting and stunning wedding photography!ReplyCancel

[O]ne thing I’ve learned in this job is, contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a quiet season (or if there is then it’s never reached shelldemar-quarter). My January was full of madness but also full of goodness.

It started with some family time in Holland followed by lots of client shoots, I was then asked to photograph the Blogacdemy London the weekend before I went to a week long “retreat” at the Photography Farm‘s Farm Week where I also held my first ever workshop (I’m hoping to blog about this so very fun & inspiring week soon). And no sooner had I unpacked from Farm Week than I repacked all my camera gears again for a whirlwind photo trip to Paris with the lovely Lisa Devlin and the Blogcademy girls!

So far February has been all about catching up with workload and lots of client meetings. With my first wedding of the season coming up this Saturday, I fear there truly is no rest for the wicked.

Paris wedding photographer

  • Annelie Johansson via FacebookFebruary 12, 2013 - 7:41 PM

    Gorgeous picture!ReplyCancel

  • clair estelleFebruary 14, 2013 - 1:24 PM

    Oh lord, these colours are gorgeous! Very pretty photo and very pretty girls xReplyCancel

  • Nic SkertenFebruary 15, 2013 - 12:39 PM

    I am jealous! What fantastic colours. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Steve & SandraFebruary 17, 2013 - 8:11 PM

    Love the composition in this, beautiful image!ReplyCancel

  • Michael ChansleyFebruary 26, 2013 - 5:09 PM

    Totally jealous! Love this photo! Can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

  • Alison BuchananFebruary 26, 2013 - 8:19 PM

    Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • ManuelaMarch 7, 2013 - 10:28 AM

    Lovely picture, looks like such fun in Paris!ReplyCancel

  • MikeMarch 7, 2013 - 1:53 PM

    Nice Paris shot!ReplyCancel

  • Eneka StewartMarch 27, 2013 - 12:14 PM

    Love your style and photos Shel! Specially this one of Kat, Shauna and Gala! It was so great to meet you in London at the Blogcademy! Hope you are well. Big smiles xReplyCancel

  • Colin NichollsApril 11, 2013 - 10:40 PM

    That shot is great, really makes me want to visit Paris, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph HallAugust 1, 2013 - 4:34 PM

    Lots of fun, looks decadent and care-free – a very parisien shot – Love it!ReplyCancel

  • EmanuelleDecember 3, 2013 - 11:59 AM

    Preciosa!! me gustaReplyCancel

  • Kim RixMarch 27, 2014 - 10:16 AM

    An amazing use of colours and filters, and Paris is just fantastic. A great portrait is all about the lighting, positioning and backdrop, and they are absolutely stunning in this photograph. You have truly captured the essence of what you were trying to achieve, but you have also captured everything to love about Paris.ReplyCancel

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