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On since 2021

Last update: July 2024

Emily Montay Photography is an independent photography company operating out of London, England. Hailing from New York, owner and photographer Emily is an award-winning visual storyteller who strives to craft timeless and candidly-editorial imagery that reflects every one-of-a-kind romantic bond. After her first year in business, she was featured by Vogue and Tatler as a recommended wedding photographer. Passionate and personable, she loves getting to know each couple in order to bring their unique photography vision to life.

Services Offered

Emily Montay Photography is available to document celebrations throughout London, the Cotswolds Sussex, Kent, and Suffolk as well as destination weddings and elopements further afield. Knowing that every couple is different, Emily will tailor her skills to provide you with a bespoke photography experience full of love and life. Her services include:

  • Engagement sessions
  • Wedding portraits
  • Scouting locations
  • Full editing services
  • Luxury photo albums
  • Digital downloads

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

I believe that every couple is unique and therefore offer a bespoke package service. My micro-wedding package starts at £1000, and my full day package starts at £3000. Both are fully customizable

How far in advance should I contact you?

The further ahead you contact me the better the likelihood I'm available! That being said, if your wedding is last minute, please don't hesitate to get in touch as I might have had a cancellation!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, i travel internationally. I have bases in London, New York and Switzerland, so travel expenses in these areas are low or nothing. I will travel anywhere for an additional fee

What is the charge for travelling?

Depending on the location, I charge travel expenses and accommodation

What style of photos do you take?

Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My images are cinematic, atmospheric, fine art quality, and ALWAYS represent you

What kind of equipment do you use?

Nikon z7ii, portrait and zoom lenses, external flash if needed, and tripod. I also offer to use my Nikon f4 (film camera) upon request

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pixiset!

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

My overtime is 1.5x my hourly rate

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer is ideal, but I take cheques and cash!

How do you work?

I unobtrusively capture dreamy, atmospheric, and intimate photographs of a fine art standard. I usually work alone, but I have partners I team up with on larger-scale weddings should the couple desire
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Reviews for Emily Montay Photography

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Amelia S. Sent on 27/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Really lovely person and amazing photos!

Really lovely person! Had such a great zoom meeting before the wedding to discuss priorities and what photos we wanted. Then on the day she was so great. Even helped me get ready cuz I was panicking and my sister and mother weren’t ready either (of course)! The photos are so beautiful and she was so great at finding places in Chelsea to take photos by before the day. I can’t wait to see the full catalog of images and would highly recommend her!
Katrina M. Sent on 20/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

She's absolutely wonderful & you'll be more than pleased!

Emily truly is an outstanding photographer! We had our first photoshoot with her just after getting engaged & hope to have many more in the future!
I had a very clear vision as to what I wanted the photos to be and she exceeded that times hundred! She ensured a very calm atmosphere and naturally guided us along the journey. We didn't feel any pressure or stiffness which is honestly so important when you're not professional models.
She also was very kind to stick to our initially set date eventhough had a change of plans herself. Arrived at the location perfectly on time and straight from the airport. Now, if that's not true dedication to your craft, I don't know what is.
The first photos came incredibly quickly and the whole gallery was sent to us within the time period stated in the contract. Very professional!
As to the final part, the photos themselves, I can't express how lovely they came out! I would't want them any other way and just couldn't imagine such a sweet, honest, light & deeply romantic photography for me and my husband to be. We loved every single one and couldn't thank her enough for the wonderful gift of her immense talent.
Did I say she was also super sweet and funny in person? Well, I honestly could't have dreamt of a better photoshoot experience. Highly, highly recommend! :)
Anna Sent on 09/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Emily Montay is THE BEST - 5 out of 5 stars

We found Emily by chance and it was the best decision we made. We decided to do our legal wedding at the local courthouse in London, followed by a small home reception, and Emily covered it all. She was incredibly easy to work with, and made my camera shy husband feel more comfortable as we did ''plan-did's''. Both the indoor and outdoor photography was equally stunning, and she captured the day perfectly!
Danielle Sent on 25/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect photographer for your wedding day

Emily is such a talented photographer. We were overjoyed with our wedding photos and even had friends and family comment to say they are the best wedding photos they had ever seen. Emily has a fantastic eye for those natural moments. She delivered exactly what we asked of her and much more on our wedding day. Her style is so artistic and she really did capture the essence of the day perfectly. Thank you for capturing such beautiful moments and letting us relive them all again, even ones we had missed. We couldn’t have asked for more!
Eliane T. Sent on 27/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Good human who takes beautiful photos

Emily is a joy to work with, she makes an effort to understand your wishes and advises if you're not sure what you want. She's been lovely and accommodating, very flexible and most of all, took beautiful shots. She makes you feel very comfortable which results in very natural photos. Highly recommend!
Dylan F. Sent on 07/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Romantic/Travel Photoshoot Experience

Emily was so responsive, open to our ideas/feedback and flexible with timing/location! We can be a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera and she helped make the shoot feel totally natural and fun! So grateful to have these stunning pictures from our trip to London!
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Emily Montay Photography Real Weddings

Jack & Fran
23 photos · 09/12/2022
Jenny & James
31 photos · 01/07/2022
Maria & Matt
28 photos · 26/03/2022
Mimi & Hal
21 photos · 31/07/2021

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