A Creative Edge with Tom Ellis Photography - Seattle Wedding Photographer

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One of Seattle's most requested and recommended wedding photographers for over 20 years


Knot best of weddings 2008

A Creative Edge with Tom Ellis Photography

2008 and 2009 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings Magazine!

Knot best of weddings award 2009

Winner of the Bride's Choice Award for photography for six years in a row, 2009 through 2014! This award ranks Tom Ellis Photography among the best wedding photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee.

WeddingWire 2009 Brides Choice Award
WeddingWire Brides Choice 2010
WeddingWire Brides Choice Award 2011
Brides Choice Award 2012
Brides Choice Award 2013
WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 2014
We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride's Choice Award!

December Special - Family Photos

December is here, and that means the Holiday season is upon us! Time to take advantage of my special Holiday package pricing to update your Family photos.
Please visit this page for all the details.

Hello and welcome to my web site! If you're looking for the best in Seattle wedding and portrait photography at affordable prices you've come to the right place! I've been a professional wedding photographer for more than 20 years, and have been the photographer at well over 1000 weddings. For me, wedding photography is a dream job - getting paid to go to parties and take pictures!

I grew up in the Seattle area and have lived here almost my entire life. I know my way around Seattle and Western Washington very well, and have photographed weddings in hundreds of different venues in Washington State. If you would like to see a fairly comprehensive list of Seattle area wedding venues please visit this page.

Unlike many studios, I photograph every wedding personally, so when you see my work you know that you'll receive the same quality at your own wedding. All of my wedding photography packages include all of the digital files or negatives at no extra charge. And unlike many self-styled "wedding photographers" I've invested in all the equipment - top-end professional digital cameras and lenses, medium format film cameras, portable studio lighting, etc. - that is needed to take the best possible photographs under virtually any conditions.

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"Tom was absolutely wonderful as our photographer, and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to hire him again if we were to do it all over. I have (and will continue) to recommend him to my friends. Tom was friendly and made it clear that his advertised packages were just a starting point. He was extremely flexible and willing to create any kind of picture package we wanted.

He set aside the whole day of our wedding to work with us at our convenience. He took our pictures at three different locations and was willing to let us do the poses WE wanted, but was also ready with ideas when we wanted them.  We felt our pictures reflected our personalities wonderfully. Tom was also wonderful at the reception...he was EVERYWHERE,  yet never in the way...I was so pleased to see the special moments he managed to capture, and I had thought would be lost in memory.

After the wedding, he followed up with us several times to assure we were happy with our pictures...I really felt like Tom was more concerned about assuring we were happy, than he was about the pay check. THAT is what makes him stand out, I believe."

Audra and Nate

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Not Just a Wedding Photographer!

As well as Seattle area and destination wedding photography, I also do all types of portrait photography - engagement photos, family portraits, high-school senior photos, maternity photos, portraits of children, and even pets! I am also available to take photos at special events, including wedding anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, company parties, or children's birthdays.

I offer a variety of packages for either digital or film photography, and for those who don't find a good match with any of my regular packages I am happy to design Custom packages. Please visit my Weddings page for more details.

Destination Wedding Photography

While Seattle area wedding photography is the majority of my work, I also do weddings all over Washington - Aberdeen, Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Gig Harbor, Kent, Port Townsend, Tacoma, Vancouver, Yakima etc. And if you're getting married outside Washington State I am available to travel anywhere in the world to photograph your wedding or special event. See the Weddings page in my site for details if you are interested.

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"I can't say enough wonderful things about Tom!!! He was so easy to work with and helped me with things that I hadn't even considered until he asked me and brought them to my attention. He did exactly what I was hoping for and more! We received our pictures online within a week of the wedding and all were GORGEOUS! I would HIGHLY recommend Tom Ellis for any wedding, absolutely wonderful!"

Shannon and Kaleb

Your choice - both Digital and Film photography options available!

You now have your choice of formats for all of your photography. I can shoot your photos using a either a pro-grade digital camera or a traditional film camera. If you prefer digital photography you will receive all of your photos on a high-resolution CD, as well as your choice of a variety of prints. The CD is the equivalent of owning the "digital negatives" of your photos, and allows you to make prints and enlargements either at home or at a professional photo lab, as well as the ability to send your photos to friends and family by email.

If you choose to have your pictures taken with film you can also have all of your photos on a CD, in addition to the prints and negatives that are included with my packages. All your negatives are scanned directly to CD, so you have the best of both worlds! You will still have the ability to make the high-quality prints that only a negative can produce and you will also be able to use your CD to email digital photos to friends, to set up your own wedding web-site, or to view your photos on your computer or TV. These CDs are available with all of my packages, including weddings and special events, senior portraits, family portraits, etc. For more information please see the Weddings page on my site.

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Romantic Seattle wedding photography

"Words cannot express how incredibly pleased my husband and I were with Tom, but I'll try. He did both our wedding photography and our engagement pictures, and I'm so happy with the work he did for both. He is not only a supremely talented photographer, but is also a very kind and pleasant man to work with, and a consummate professional. He was there for us 110%, and we are so happy with the pictures he took. Also included in our package was a album and slideshow, both of which turned out beautifully. He is also fast, we received our wedding pictures the next week, with no lack in quality."

Lisa & Kelly

Your photos hosted on your own personal web page

With any Digital package, or any Film package where you also order a CD of your photos, I will place all of your wedding photos on a web page where your family and friends can view the photos and order copies for themselves if they wish. You are the only ones with the URL of this page, so you can control who has access to your photos.



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"Tom Ellis was fantastic. He was professional and helpful in the planning stage and really put us all at ease on our wedding day. He took great pictures of our bridal party and families and also captured many candid shots from the ceremony and reception. He documented the joy of the day without ever being obtrusive. He became part of the party and as a result didn't miss a moment. Our digital pictures were available within days and our album within a couple weeks. We would highly recommend him."

Erin and Floyd

Now Available - Slideshow of your wedding on DVD!

I can now make a DVD slideshow of your wedding set to the music of your choice. Viewable anywhere you can play a DVD, either your computer or TV! You can pick the photos you'd like in your show or I can do it for you. These slideshows are available with all digital packages or any film package that includes digital imaging. To see a sample (low-res) slideshow please visit THIS PAGE.

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"Having Tom as our wedding photographer was a great experience. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field and not only was a great photographer, but was helpful in helping us figure out multiple other wedding details (day-of timeline, family photo situations, recommending vendors etc) and repeatedly offered to help with more then the expected photograph questions. He has a very easy personality to be around and helped keep us comfortable, calm and on schedule all day. I highly recommend booking your wedding (or other photo sessions) with Tom. He is not only an excellent, professional photographer, but he is a calm, friendly, and easy going guy, who just wants to capture your day as best possible."

Kristen and Chris

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