I’m Joséphine Elvis, a modern wedding photographer in London for creative couples. I was born and raised in the same city as photography, so in a way, you could say I was born to do it. (There’s less bad puns and more nice photos from here on in, don’t worry.)
My love for photography stems from so much more than my birthplace – it’s because connecting with people and showcasing their genuine emotion is my jam. Both of these are key elements of candid wedding photography, and they’re the reason I specialise in laid back wedding photography for fun, stylish couples. That means that there’ll be no awkward moments or cheesy poses – I’ll be snapping all the crucial little moments of connection and emotion, and I’ll do it as part of the flow of the day. Often, you won’t really notice I’m there at all, as I’ll be documenting rather than dictating.
This remarkable, genuine connection follows me everywhere: I find that very often, strangers will come up to me and tell me their life story. This strong connection with people I’ve never met before is, alongside an artistic eye, part of what makes me good at what I do as a people photographer – it means I can identify and capture the moments that matter the most to you.
For this reason, my favorite weddings to shoot are always those that represent you as a couple, rather than traditions or trends. There’s so much more to see, to feel, and to immortalise that way.
When I’m not photographing weddings, families or events, you’ll often be able to find me getting inspired at the Tate, the Barbican, or some other museum or gallery (just look for the woman with a stranger talking to her – that’s probably me!) Alternatively, I love to satiate my curiosity by going somewhere new and getting totally, blissfully lost – whether it’s cycling the streets of London or solo backpacking around the world, I’m an inquisitive soul who’s always seeking adventure. (This, too, feeds into what I love about being a wedding photographer; you’re about to set off on an incredible adventure, and I get the privilege of capturing the start of that for you.) On top of that, I also love great food (hence my love of a good pub wedding), being environmentally conscious, and I love to listen to jazz – Miles, Chet and Nina are my favourites.
If you want to talk weddings, life stories and all that jazz (or, quite literally, jazz), pop me a message here.
Picture taken by the talented Tom Aizenberg