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Taking photos is only a small part of what I do. It’s about allowing for the ebb and flow of every couple – their intimacy and unique story.

It’s being able to read a room, to understand
human emotion. To see the big picture moments but also the finer details that are so distinctive to you. It’s the preparation, the post-production but most importantly of all, it’s the presence – I will be entirely present and on-the-pulse documenting every element and all of the raw emotion in real time.

I only capture an exclusive number of weddings each year so that I can offer my full attention and dedication to each and every one.

 I adore destination celebrations – weddings with a sense of wanderlust and unbridled adventure. But also intimate weddings and romantic elopements, those infused with exclusivity and intimacy.
Whether a smaller wedding or a multi-day destination celebration, I pour passion and expertise into every element. The experience starts from the very moment we speak, I am right by your side for the ride.

You will feel relaxed and authentic, never awkward or artificial. You are the priority, even after your day has passed – this is my promise. I’ll even email on every anniversary as well - we are in this together, hearts full and hands fasted. When I capture your images, the
experience will be meaningful and soulful, sacred stories that spark emotion.

Iconic photography with an intimate feel, your sacred story starts here…

effortless elegance, timeless glamour

Your Day. Your Bond. Your Story. 
Told With Elegance, Intimacy And Beauty.

The experience

what it's like to work with me 

A Flawless Aesthetic

Renowned for my eye for beauty, expect flattering angles, beautiful backdrops and the filtered fragments of shadow and light, ensuring a flawless finish. I capture you at your best, using subtle skin editing software, appreciating and understanding the magic of angles and illumination.

Fun and Flexibility

Fun and free-spirited, I want you not just to look good but to feel good. This is a day you will remember forever so it has to be fun. You enjoy yourselves, I’ll capture the magic and will whisk you away for the golden hour sunset shots when the light is just right.

I’m so passionate about film. The effortless elegance it evokes is unrivalled. It’s the epitome of timeless nostalgia. I combine digital photography with film to create romantic textured images that are editorial and emotive.

The Magic of Film

A Close Friend

I love weddings, I’m literally obsessed and could talk about them all day. Add to that my expertise and experience, I’m able to advise and offer an honest opinion on every element of your day. Trust between us is so important to me so this is an opportunity for us to
connect and for you to discuss your wedding with someone as excited as you are.

The investment

CHOOSE THE ONE THAT SUITS YOU

Super 8 and 35mm offers a vintage aesthetic and a sense of nostalgia. And as for the 48…
that’s my promise. To send a sneak peek of the images to you within 48 hours… I know the rush of those first images will remain with you forever and to receive them while you are still on a high or perhaps even on honeymoon, it’s the best way to sustain the excitement and the celebration. The 48-hour sneak peek is my favourite part.

The 8, the 35 and the 48

package one

THIS IS THE LUXURY PACKAGE.
OFFERING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO CREATE HEIRLOOM IMAGERY FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

PACKAGE 01 INCLUDES

+ 10 Hours Coverage

+ Videography 
   
+ Multi-Day weddings

+ Pre- wedding celebration coverage.

+ Low resolution images + High resolution
   perfect for sharing on social media and for print
   
+ 600- 800 professionally-edited images in my signature style 

+VIP Editing - Receive your Digital gallery in 2 weeks!

+ Timeless Black and White
   All Images in my signature, timeless black and white

+Sneak peak of 30-50 images within 48 hours of your big day

+ Second photographer
   for the whole day, no missed moments

+ Bespoke fine art album
   hardcover keepsake, 10x10” with all the trims

+ Lots more 

Packages from £4000

package two

FOR ALL OF THE MAIN COVERAGE WITHOUT THE LUXURY EXTRAS

PACKAGE 02 INCLUDES

+ 10 Hours Coverage

+ Second photographer

+ Low resolution images + High resolution
   perfect for sharing on social media and for print
   
+ 600- 800 professionally-edited images in my signature style 

+ Sneak peak of 30-50 images within 48 hours of your big day
 
+ 100-page wedding planning guide, including recommended suppliers.
 
+ A slideshow gallery

+ Optional Extras including Videography, Albums and additional hours.

package three

PERFECT FOR SMALLER WEDDINGS WITH LATER START TIMES.

PACKAGE 03 INCLUDES

+ 8 Hours Coverage

+ Sneak peak of 30-50 images within 1 week of your big day

+ Online gallery available for all of your friends and family to view and share 

+ 100-page wedding planning guide, including recommended suppliers 

+ Travel

Super 8 video

From your day :

Romantic Highlights  /

Old Hollywood meets heirloom, what I love about Super 8 video is that it transports you back and feels timeless and textured in equal measure. It always reminds me of that scene in Love Actually where the best friend is secretly recording Keira Knightley, the rawness and authenticity and all that this elicits. It’s less polished than a traditional video and the grain adds a bit of grit and glamour. To get this effect I use an original professional vintage camera combined with lab development. Unrivalled romance captured on film.

digital video

Encapsulating Your Day With The Magic Of Film

Allow us to Encapsulate the essence of love, joy, and celebration on your special day. Wedding videography adds a dynamic dimension, allowing couples to relive their wedding in its entirety, rekindling emotions, and fostering a profound connection to those irreplaceable memories.

Through expertly crafted wedding films, we will artfully weave together the unfolding of events, the exchange of vows, heartfelt speeches, and the unfiltered expressions of love from family and friends. Being able to offer both timeless photography and videography packages, with the same eye for beauty, emotion and attention to detail, Film by Mel X Courtney Marie photography bring together a collaborative approach to ensure your day is documented seamlessly, timelessly and with peace of mind knowing your video will be a true compliment to your incredible photo gallery. 

courtney marie X film by mel

Additional extras

get in touch

I offer a selection of additional extras to complement your experience, from Video, Additional time
or a second photographer to vintage film and carefully curated photo albums. Get in touch






catering to every need

Photo editing

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The art is in the editing. Capturing your wedding is one small part of the experience. For me it involves hours of going through imagery and footage, editing, perfecting, polishing. I never alter the truth of the moment but I remove anything unnecessary in the background and adopt my signature style which is muted, timeless and filmesque.

Here I will choose whether an image calls for the warmth of the colour or the unadulterated glamour that you only get with black and white. The magic of the editing experience ensures the most sensational images that tell your story in style.

where the magic happens

Albums

Fine art albums, Handcrafted Memories

Wedding

Crafted with fine art paper and beautifully bound, your wedding album is the ultimate investment. Created, curated and carefully considered, telling your story from start to finish of the most important day of your lives. A meaningful addition to your wedding experience, a fine art album taking pride of place on your coffee table is a constant reminder of your vows, evoking all of the memories and all of the magic forevermore.

“Courtney!! I| have just recieved my album in the post and you were not kidding! The fine art paper is incredible, they are just perfect.  I didn't think i could love my photos anymore but i can confirm i now do! my parents now want to order one too! thanks for all of your help with making it.  ”

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list

worldwide travel

It's no secret that I LOVE to travel and experience new places. It also fuels my creativity to be in a new place, with beautiful landscapes and light. Because of the time it takes for me to travel and shoot weddings abroad, I therefore only take on a very exclusive amount of destination per year

Please see below my list for 2023 so far. I only have space for 1 more. 

Where shall we go next? 

Bucket List

see below for a full list of destination i'm manifesting

Travel Dates

Algarve, Portugal 

/  11-15th april 2023

Sorrento, Italy

/  8-11th june 2023

Tuscany, Italy

/  19-22nd july

Dubronvik, Croatia

/  8-12th august 2023

Marrakech, Morocco

/  29-2nd  september 2023

Umbria & Lake Como

/  21st-28th  september 2023

My bucket list

-a Curated list of some adventures I would love to go on and shoot weddings in.

I have been to some of these locations already either on holiday or for editorial campaigns but would LOVE to photograph a wedding or elopement there. 

If you are are planning on any of the below locations then please get in touch and I'm happy to offer a reduced rate. 

I also have a UK Venue bucket list, get in touch for a price brochure to view these. 

  • south africa 
  • Bora Bora
  • Tulum
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Dolomites
  • NEw  York
  • venice
  • maldives
  • cappadocia

DISCOVER MY FOOTPRINTS

My endless adventures and travels so far...

India
Sri Lanka
Malaysia
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Singapore
Japan
Philippines
Indonesia
Australia
New Zealand
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador


Peru
Bolivia
Argentina
Brazil
Portugal
France
Malta
Spain
Egypt
Mexico
Cyprus
Scotland
Wales
Croatia
Italy
morocco

OTHER PLACES

Here are some of my favourite venues i have worked in or would love to work in

If you're looking to get married in any of these then please do get in touch as I would LOVE to hear from you. 

Euridge Manor
Kew Gardens
Babington House
Brympton House
Middleton Lodge
Clivedon House
Hedsor House
Came House
Fitzrovia Chapel 
Hotel Kimpton Fitzroy 
St Giles House 
Grantley Hall 
Sezincote







AMALFI COAST/POSITANO
Villa Cimbrone 
Grand Hotel Convento

OTHER ITALIAN VENUES
Dimora Delle Balze




Beldi Country Club- Morocco
Amanjena Resort- Morocco
Son Berga- Mallorca
La Fortaleza- Mallorca
Son Marriog, Mallorca
Ktima, Lindos
Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild- France




LAKE COMO VENUES
Villa Balbiano
Villa Balbianello 
Villa Ciprissi 
Villa D'Este
Villa Erba







favourite venues

Italy

UK VENUES