Hi there! I'm Marta - a photographer of weddings, kids and all other aspects of a happy person. I'm based in London and Athens and would travel anywhere to shoot your Wedding!
I love creating real, living, and honest images focused on how a wedding day feels, on the small, but important moments between people who love each other. The kind of images that become treasured memories, that can transport you back to these in-between moments; hold their meaning after all is said and done.
I catch the memories with light, layers, and reflections. I create with softness and empathy. I like movement, understated moments, and all the ways in which people fit together. And capturing this while being wrapped up in the excitement of it all.
To that end, I'll try to connect with you before I put the camera to my eye. I will give you the space to be yourselves. I read the rhythm of your day and adapt: whether I’m quietly observing a sweet moment between you and your mum, or joining you on the dance floor for the most epic party shots. I’m here to translate these moments into photographs that are as beautiful as they are true.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
My prices start at £1400
What services do you offer?
I offer anything that you would want from a person photographing your wedding or elopement! I'm with you all day, wherever and whenever you want
What does the wedding package include?
The most popular package includes the whole day (8 hours) of photographic coverage, personalised, password protected online gallery and all the images in hi-res about 6 weeks after the wedding. I always send you a few images the next day!!
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Are you able to travel?
oh yes! Not only I'm able to travel, I am very keen to do so!
Reviews for Marta Ilardo Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Roxana and Marek
I cannot say enough great things about Marta from Marta Ilardo Photography!Sent on 28/12/2019
Even before our wedding day, she came along for coffee and chat so that she could meet us and listen to our ideas and suggestions on shots that we would want on our wedding day. She is the kindest person and came prepared for everything...
She got along great with my family and helped out with everything from helping me fix my dress, calming me and my groom down when things were going wrong, and figuring out alternative shots when the lighting was no longer there for us. We love the photos that she took for us and we would absolutely use her again in the future!
Wim and Murphy
Marta is not just a photographer. Marta has an eye for detail. She captured our wedding day in a special way. Watching the pictures you can feel the love, warmth and joy of that day.. And now we have a weddingbook designed by her. A real treasure filled with only happiness! MAGIC! Thx Marta.Sent on 28/12/2019
Wim & Murphy
Abi and Wilf
Thank you so, SO much for being the perfect wedding photographer. We still can’t get over what a brilliant job you did. We were both very clear that what we wanted for our wedding was to focus on the day itself, on each other and on the loved ones who joined us, rather than having it become some sort of ‘staged’ event. We have been to too may weddings where guests have been pushed aside while the bride and groom had to pose seemingly endlessly for photographers who were anything from mildly bossy to downright rude. Added to this, neither of us likes posing for photographs anyway as we tend to end up looking awkward. What we did want was a photographic record of the day as it actually happened, taken by someone with an artistic eye. We also wanted to be sure that we would have digital files with full permission to print and share the photos as we wished (although we will probably end up coming to you for our prints anyway, just to be sure they’re done well!). When we looked at your website after finding you on the Wedding Photojournalist Association site, we were instantly taken by the quality of your photographs. They had a real honesty about them - we could see that nothing was posed or faked. It was clear that you were comfortable in all sorts of settings, that you were able to adapt your style to capture the atmosphere of each occasion, and that you didn’t need a sunny day to take great photos. Initially I didn’t think I wanted to have photographs of me getting ready, but I’m so glad now that I did. I was afraid that having a photographer around would be distracting or make me feel self-conscious, but you are so good at putting people at ease in your quiet, calm way, and we were hardly aware that you were there when you were taking your shots. The same applied for the whole day, right up until the end of the reception in the evening. It is still a mystery to us as to how you seem to have managed to be in two places at once - for instance, photographing me as I started to walk up the aisle, and still managing to capture the look on Wilf’s face as he saw me, while nobody seems to have noticed you moving from one end of the church to the other! Not only did you capture every moment of the ceremony and all the memorable moments of the rest of the day, but you also captured many moments that we wouldn’t even have known about if it weren’t for you. You photographed everything, from architectural details of the church and reception venue to conversations between guests and close-ups of the food. And then you did it all again when you travelled to France to cover our blessing celebration a week later. You made the whole process of organising the travel and accommodation so straightforward. You did everything we could have wished for and more - you went beyond the call of duty in the time and effort you put in, and we are forever grateful. The wedding industry is so commercialised and one often feels one is being taken advantage of, but you stand apart from all of that - you were such a pleasure to deal with every step of the way, and a delight to have around. The only problem we are faced with now is how to choose which photos to frame, which to put in albums, etc. - we had never dreamed there would be so many beautiful photos to choose from! And if only more of our friends were planning weddings - we’d love to recommend you to other people, and certainly will if we get the opportunity. The one thing that doesn’t seem fair about being a wedding photographer is that however good a job you do for a client, you (hopefully) only get to do it once - even if in our case it was a double occasion! Thanks again.Sent on 28/12/2019
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