Mr & Mrs Inman's Cotswold Wedding

I must start this blog post by mentioning how absolutely wonderful the Bride and Groom (Anna & Rich) are and have been throughout the whole process; from meeting them at their engagement shoot to sharing their incredibly beautiful wedding day, I feel like I have made great friends with such lovely people!

The whole day was simply perfect and relaxed from start to finish, with lots of smiles and stunning surroundings. Their choice of St Laurence Church Rowington for the ceremony was traditional and elegant and so was the reception which was held afterwards at Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh. The Cotswold stone made for a brilliant backdrop for some intimate portraits of them together at the venue.

I was also lucky to meet some new and some familiar suppliers on the day. I was totally in awe by their florist, Little Garden Flowers, who created a work of art using homegrown, seasonal flowers and foliage to make a dazzling display of delicate, botanical decadence. The bouquet was a feature of the day and so was all of the little details that followed at the venue.

Overall it really was a spectacular day and I enjoyed every moment of it. The staff at Manor House Hotel were so hardworking and accommodating which made the day even more special and a joy for me to work alongside. It was a true pleasure to capture all of the emotions and love that was in the air and I cannot wait to see their wedding album soon!

Bridebook Award Winner


Celebrating the New Year with a Silver Award!

Out of thousands of participants for the Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019, Scarlett Shellis Photography won a Silver Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge of Excellence!

Thank you to everyone who voted for me by leaving such kind and meaningful reviews. I have recently signed up to this wedding planning site, so to have received this award in such a short timescale is very exciting!

I hope you are enjoying 2019 so far as much as I am. I’m always very appreciative of the endorsements I receive from my clients, family and friends. Even the little things, such as you reading my emails to see how I’m getting on means a lot to me, so thank you.

A Year to Remember!

2018 has been a life changing year for me, personally and professionally. I have found myself this year and I think that this reflects in my work. I’ve identified a style that suits me and how I love to capture photographs. After studying photography at university from the age of 19 and now teaching photography full time, i’ve developed a unique insight into the way that photography tells the story of our lives. I’ve realised how important it is (and how much trust my couples put into me) to be a wedding photographer and my strongest asset is to never break that trust. My ultimate goal is to produce imagery that embodies everything my couples have been dreaming of in the lead up to their very special day, by capturing photographs that allow them to relive the moments they have treasured.

I always love to hear and see the individuality and personality that comes through in each wedding I photograph which shows unique personalities and different styles. It’s been so touching being a part of each and every one’s big moment in their lives this year and I’ve taken a step back and been able to shed a tear with a few whilst I am honoured to witness such magical events unfold. It never becomes a routine for me at a wedding because I become fully immersed in that moment with my couples, which results in real emotion and life within my photographs. I never feel like this is a job or that I’m doing this to earn a living, it just feels like this is something I was destined to do. I get so much pleasure from handing over my work to my couples and knowing that they can reflect and relive their day inch by inch, photograph by photograph.

I’ve received some overwhelming feedback this year which continues to motivate and inspire me. It also makes me feel so proud of what I do and I’m so thankful to the couples who put their trust in me and chose me to be their photographer. It’s not an easy decision to make when choosing someone to capture your wedding day and I can’t explain how appreciative I am to be that person. Here are some snippets of the amazing reviews and recommendations I have been given this year that mean the world to me:

‘Our wedding day, at Grafton Manor, was captured in just the way we wished and reflected how both my husband and I were feeling at that moment… Scarlett really made us feel as though we were the most important newlyweds she had ever photographed. She blended in effortlessly with our guests and captured moments from the day that we would have otherwise missed.’

‘Scarlett is friendly, professional and very talented and we absolutely love our wedding photos! She went out of her way to make sure we got all of the photos we wanted, she worked well with our other suppliers and captured our day perfectly.’

‘She has a natural flair for making people feel relaxed when composing photographs and makes having your photograph taken fun! The results speak for themselves, I can highly recommend her.’

‘Without a doubt, Scarlett is an extremely talented photographer, who captured every aspect of our wedding day to perfection. Her unobtrusive and friendly approach meant that she seamlessly photographed each special moment of the day. Our wedding guests have commented on both the incredible photographs as well as Scarlett’s flexible and professional style.’

‘I would not hesitate to hire Scarlett for any photography needs in the future. Thank you for being part of our special day and giving us lots of very special photographs for us to remember and look back on our day in the future. Thank you!’

‘We booked Scarlett for our wedding on a recommendation and we couldn’t be happier! From the start she was amazing, our engagement shoot was so relaxed and on our wedding day she was brilliant. Our photos are so so gorgeous. Scarlett, you are so wonderful to be around and we 100% will recommend you to everyone!’

‘Scarlett is a fantastic wedding photographer who bring some a chic and classy yet distinctive style. She really takes her time to capture the perfect pictures of the bride groom and their most special day.’

‘Scarlett was extremely professional and efficient at a wedding I attended. She captured all the special moments with some very creative shots with some stunning back drops. She manages to capture the emotion in every photo she takes which allows us to look back on a special day!’

Thank you again to all of the incredible couples, families and suppliers I’ve worked with this year, it’s been a real privilege and honour. I am looking forward to another successful year immersed in even more beautiful moments in photographs! Here are some of my favourites from this year:

Heather & Tom's Wedding Day!

From start to finish, I felt totally immersed in the celebration of love between Heather and Tom. It was lovely to be there to capture the girls getting ready in the morning and helping them with last minute bits and pieces. Then it was on to the beautiful church of St Chads in Birmingham City Centre (the very heart of my hometown!) I’d been past this church so many times before but I never knew just how picturesque it was inside, I was mesmerised by the ornate interior and the welcoming atmosphere that it offered. The ceremony was traditional and classy, with inspiring words spoken by the wonderful priest and stunning voices from the choir. We continued the celebrations back at Fairlawns Hotel which was also beautifully decorated by Heather herself! It was a great opportunity to get some lovely photographs of the newly weds and their family outside in the pretty courtyard area where the late summer sun was beating down on us.

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