Hi I’m Martin, I’m a South Wales wedding photographer based in Swansea. I look for natural, relaxed, unposed moments that tell the story of your day. I travel across Wales and the UK. I also cover destination weddings. 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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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
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, Bex & Dan 😊
October 22, 2019Lee Price
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 our day. On the day of our wedding, I can only describe it as going over and above. Martin made every guest comfortable, was showing people sneak previews of what he captured and mingled with everyone in the room. He even had answers for one of the best men's joking nature. I just want to say a massive thank you for helping my wife throughout the day, whether it was due to shoes or dress, nothing was too much trouble. She was made to feel so special. You even made yourself our local weatherman for the afternoon. The service you provided was absolutely fantastic. we cannot wait to see what you captured during our special day. Thanks again, Lee & Tasha x
October 3, 2019Chloe Alice
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; provided great contacts for other suppliers and was more like a friend! The photos Martin took were amazing and exceeded all our expectations. Because he stayed late into the night, we got lots of shots of events we would have otherwise missed. Our guests still comment on how fantastic he was (we got married over 3 years ago)! We recommend him wholeheartedly.
August 29, 2019
- Rebecca Kate Arthur
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 stayed for all the craziness on the dance floor into the night - Very Excited To See Our Photos.
August 19, 2019Sarah Arnold
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 have had so many comments on the photos from friends and family.
August 2, 2019Scott Wilson-Evans
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 by the time it came to our special day he blended in perfectly. Everybody loved Martin at our wedding, hes not intrusive and captures all the natural aspects of the day. We recieved our pictures and the album told the story of our day perfectly, he has captured every single special moment and we are so thankful! Thank you Martin!
July 2, 2019
- Lucy Campbell Jones
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 passion really shines through in his work. Martin must have been to thousands of weddings but he makes each couple feel like theirs is special. He came armed with a toolkit to sort out any last minute dramas and he was ready to get into the party spirit which helped the guests to feel relaxed. Our wedding was 6 years ago and I cannot recommend him highly enough 😁😁
November 26, 2018Hannah Rees
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 us wedding novices! He is a lovely guy, and was able to calm wedding nerves throughout the day with ease. Our guests were so impressed with the way he took fantastic photographs in an unobtrusive and professional way. We are so excited to see the finished photographs and would thoroughly recommend Martin to anyone looking for a creative, expert wedding photographer in Wales.
September 23, 2018Natalie Dewar
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 is very professional, friendly and passionate. He helped organise the whole day. All our guests commented how amazing he was and how he blended in and they hardly knew he was taking photos. Martin captured so many natural, special and funny moments that we will treasure forever. The sunset photos are breathtaking and we can see why you were so chuffed! We can't stop looking at our beautiful photos and the emotion of the day comes flooding back every time! We now need to choose the photos for our album but with so many amazing photos this may take us a while!! I would recommend Martin to anyone. He goes above and beyond to ensure he produces beautiful, natural photographs that capture every emotion of the day and night. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Dewar x
August 30, 2018
- Ben 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 get ready shots to late at night dancing shots. That's some long hours and dedication! You can tell Martin is very passionate about his craft, and takes care to capture every detail of the day. I really loved his photography style and he instantly stood out among the rest of the crowd when I first met him at a wedding fayre. His shots are very true to life and his edits are candid and timeless. There's no garish trending 'insta' filters that will be out of fashion next week. Just beautiful photographs that speak for themselves. Martin goes far beyond the 'stand and smile' family portraits that inevitably have to be checked off the list. He captures portraits of people looking very natural, having fun and in the moment. Sometimes pictures when you least expect them are the best kind. However if an 'in the moment' moment isn't around, he's not afraid to make one. Martin has excellent skills in directing people and getting the best out of everybody. He even drove us down the road for some pictures on the beach! Our wedding pictures surpassed all our hopes and we honestly could not have asked for better.
May 31, 2018Owen 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 didn't feel awkward at all. He was very knowledgeable of the local area and took us to some brilliant places to have photos taken. We appreciated all the time Martin took to speak to us about what we wanted for our day, our ideas and how he might be able to help in any way. He had plenty of good advice! Having Martin around was a bit like a having a second wedding co-ordinator on the day. He made sure everything was running smoothly and managed to get all of the shots we asked to have done, as well as taking so many brilliant natural shots. We barely noticed he was taking photographs a lot of the time. We can't recommend Martin highly enough. Thanks a lot Martin!
May 28, 2018Rachel 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 reality. Martin was so professional and really helped organise the whole day. I would 100% recommend him to any brides/ grooms to be! Thank you! Mr and Mrs Barry xxx
May 3, 2018
- Emma 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 friendly guy, who makes you feel at ease .... which is a must on your big day. What we loved was the fact that he blended in with the crowd & you hardly knew he was there. Martin, thank you for your patience in my crazy cottage, pre wedding, you got some amazing shots & thank you for capturing our day so perfectly from start to the amazing, mayhem, dance floor finish - you get a 10 out of 10 from us �����
January 13, 2018Christopher Daft Fitzpatrick
Martin was great! Could not fault him, lovely man and on the day he was much more than just our photographer.
December 5, 2017Caroline 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 Lara chose you Thank you so much for including the little photos of our loved ones who are no longer here Your kindness made my day x�
November 27, 2017
- Samantha 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 YOU MARTIN
November 16, 2017Philly 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 I had eaten anything all morning or had a drink in my hand later on! He stayed until the end and took brilliant photos on the dance floor. A true professional and all round lovely guy! Thanks Martin! �
September 8, 2017Kirsty 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 to be amazing! Thank you again so much x
December 23, 2016