I am a multi-disciplined photographer specialising in commercial photography, weddings and portraits.
Based in Oakham, Rutland (pretty much in the middle of the country!) means I can easily travel anywhere in the UK. And I do. Some of my commissions are as local as Rutland, Stamford, Peterborough and Leicester but many are in London, the north and the south – and it’s part of the fun! I love the diversity of my commissions, the creative challenges, meeting new people and visiting new places.
I work for clients from the public, charity and private sectors and my commissions include: Corporate events, PR, education, architectural & interiors, editorial, corporate & environmental portraits and industrial.
My photographs are regularly being used in magazines, newspapers, corporate literature and marketing material.
Have a look through the various galleries on the website, and if you like my style, do get in touch.
“We liked Elli from the moment we met her and knew she would be the right choice. Her friendly and easy manner makes the whole thing so much easier. We really enjoyed our pre-wedding shoot in Rutland and felt much better prepared for our special day. I cannot recommend Ellie highly enough for her hard work on the day and the fantastic range of photographs she took. She is completely open to your ideas and equally capable of managing without, so wether you know exactly what you want or really need her guidance she is the ideal choice. Our guest felt at ease with her and we got the photos we wanted along with many more. We are really looking forward to the very difficult task of selecting photos for our album but safe in the knowledge that we have them all digitally ready to view or print out when we like. Thank you Elli so very much, kind regards, Heather & Andy x”
“Just to say that you made a wonderful job of taking photographs at our very busy family party. We are all delighted with them and they were excellent value. You coped magnificently with a very busy occasion and took some very special shots of children and family groups. I am sure we will use your services again”. Anne & Denis
“Hi Elli , a big thanks from Suki and myself for the fabulous pictures that you took of our wedding day , I can honsetly say that there isn’t a picture that you have taken that I do not like, inside and out and especially the ones of Suki and the girls in their room, there are some stunning pictures of Suki, Natty and Arunee, I especially like the shots around the tables of individual couples and groups, and we can’t find anyone you have missed. Thanks again for your patience and professionalism.” Michael & Suki
“Thank you so much. I’ve had a quick look through the photos whilst I’m at the gym!!!! They are bloody fantastic I’m nearly crying.” Donna & Jonathan
“Have just seen a proof of the fashion page, it looks really excellent, congratulations!”
“Thank you for these (the photos), there great. We have had some great feedback regarding your stealth like presence and hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to using you for future events.”
“Everybody has commented on how much they liked you and thought we’d got ourselves a brilliant photographer (obviously we agreed . Thank you again for being part of our wonderful day”. Gill & Carl
“Thank you so much for the splendid disk of photos from Speech Day under what must have been challenging circumstances. Thank you too for the photos of Simon. I’ve never seen him look so relaxed. We’ve a great selection to choose from.”
“My wife Sarah & I were very fortunate in choosing Elli Dean as our wedding photographer. She combines a high level of professional knowledge with superb interpersonal skills. Her work is of the highest standard and she contributed greatly to what was a wonderful, memorable day.” Wayne & Sarah
“Thank you very much and thank you for making the day special. You did a very good job and was easy to get along and work with x”
“We received the two lovely photobooks yesterday evening and we are thrilled to bits with them – cannot stop looking at them as the photos fit so perfectly to capture our day.
“We had a great honeymoon thanks which has been topped off with returning home to these fantastic photos. Thank you so much for capturing so many great memories from our special day – we love them!” Juliet & Dylan
“Hi Elli! The Photos are absolutely fantastic, we love them! I’m so grateful for this session, my boys look fantastic. Thank you so much!”
“Thanks for sending to us so quickly and you have done an amazing job. I knew you would do it very well but you have absolutely surpassed yourself with these Elli so many thanks.”
“Thank you so much, the photos are fab! Love them! We all thought it was such fun, and that’s down to you!” Jess & George
“Oh the photos are wonderful! I love them so much you captured everything just perfectly!!! Thank you so so so much! Helena & Andrew
“Hi Elli, we have just taken a look over the photographs, magnificent!! it was like experiencing the day all over again …. You have captured the relaxed glamour of the day mixed with the fun and laughter that I felt underpinned every moment. I can quite believe the number of photographs we will have, you never stopped working! ” Lizzie & Richard