Hi I’m Martin, a Swansea based wedding photographer, I mostly take pictures of people laughing and I love it.

Are you looking for natural, relaxed, unposed moments that tell the story of your day? Do you need some beautiful timeless images of the two of you, but also pictures of everyone around you laughing, smiling and having the best time?

When you think of wedding photography, what do you imagine? I see a day filled with love, happiness and emotion with a dash of crazy along the way. I see the look your proud parents give you. I see the moment you put your dress on and your heart starts beating faster. I see the look on his face when the best man really did say that !! I see the moment you are surrounded by your best friends on a packed dance floor having the party of your life.


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For up to date South Wales wedding photographer information find me on FACEBOOK and PINTEREST

Get in touch to check availability for weddings in South Wales and across the UK. I still have some dates for 2020 and 2021 weddings.

Explore my wedding blog to see weddings I have attended across Swansea, Gower, Cardigan, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Brecon, Cardiff, Bristol and the rest of the UK.

Tel: 07903 809884

Reviews, this lot are awesome

  • Rebecca Charles AvatarRebecca Charles

    positive review  Simply perfect!

    Amazing with every single detail, can’t wait for the finished pics. It felt like you were a family member with us and you worked so hard.

    Thank you,...
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    Lee Price AvatarLee Price

    positive review  I honestly don't know where to start, we first met Martin at a wedding fayre and thought his work was incredible. we instantly knew this is the man to capture... read more

    Chloe Alice AvatarChloe Alice

    positive review  Martin was such a fantastic photographer for our wedding day, in fact, he was more than a photographer: he gave us advice on how to ensure the day ran smoothly;... read more

  • Rebecca Kate Arthur AvatarRebecca Kate Arthur

    positive review  Can't recommend Martin enough - Being a photo lover I knew from the start of my wedding planning I wanted Martin as our photographer. Made us feel so relaxed and... read more

    Sarah Arnold AvatarSarah Arnold

    positive review  Highly recommend Martin, he captured so many natural photos on our wedding day, our photos are fabulous! Martin made us feel relaxed as we were nervous about the photos. We... read more

    Scott Wilson-Evans AvatarScott Wilson-Evans

    positive review  There is only 1 photographer in swansea you should use for your special day, and its Martin Ellard! From start to finish Martin put us both at ease and... read more

  • Lucy Campbell Jones AvatarLucy Campbell Jones

    positive review  Not only did Martin Ellard capture such wonderful moments of our wedding 6 years ago but he was also the perfect mix of friendly and professional and his dedication and... read more

    Hannah Rees AvatarHannah Rees

    positive review  Martin was our wedding photographer on 15 September, and we were absolutely delighted with him. Throughout the planning process he provided expert guidance and advice, which was incredibly useful for... read more

    Natalie Dewar AvatarNatalie Dewar

    positive review  The biggest thank you to Martin who beautifully captured our wedding in June from start to finish. He arrived early in the morning and stayed late into the night. He... read more

  • Ben Bown AvatarBen Bown

    Martin is a down to earth guy and very approachable. He photographed our wedding day at the King Arthur Hotel and spent the whole day with us. From early morning... read more

    Owen Barry AvatarOwen Barry

    Martin's photographs were fantastic- for both our wedding, and our 'pre-wedding' a few days before. Martin made us feel at so at ease when he was shooting, so that it... read more

    Rachel Barry AvatarRachel Barry

    A massive thank you to Martin who beautifully captured our wedding day in March. We’re absolutely thrilled with the photos. He took my Pinterest board and turned it into a... read more

  • Emma Slee Blyth AvatarEmma Slee Blyth

    Martin was a pleasure to have as our wedding photographer, last year, in May. He captured so many beautiful, funny, special moments that we will treasure forever. He is a... read more

    Christopher Daft Fitzpatrick AvatarChristopher Daft Fitzpatrick

    Martin was great! Could not fault him, lovely man and on the day he was much more than just our photographer.

    Caroline Williams AvatarCaroline Williams

    Martin you made us all feel totally relaxed throughout the day with your happy friendly relaxed style The day was seemless flowing and chilled So glad... read more

  • Samantha Palm-Sweeney AvatarSamantha Palm-Sweeney

    Martin is highly recommend, he kept me calm all day,so relaxed and professional but such a lovely person x really enjoyed having him as part of our special day THANK... read more

    Philly Razzell AvatarPhilly Razzell

    Martin was so professional but made us feel so relaxed and confident on the day. I think he was the only person who checked on me regularly to see if... read more

    Kirsty Astley AvatarKirsty Astley

    Couldn't ask for a better photographer to support me though my wedding day! Thank you so much Martin! And from the sneak previews of our pictures I know they're going... read more

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