Wedding and elopement photographer for adventurous couples

I’m Gem, founder of Gemma Holly Wedding Photography. With over 15 years’ experience as a professional photographer, I work with fun-loving and creative couples across London and the South East to document their totally unique wedding – whether that’s at home or abroad, a big ol’ shindig with all the bells and whistles, or a quiet intimate elopement.


Whether you’re tying the knot at home or abroad, look back on each moment with beautiful, natural, docu-style photography.


As well as being a great experience for you both, pre-wedding engagement shoots are a perfect way for us to get to know each other before the big day.


Getting away from it all doesn’t mean a compromise on your wedding photos. Let’s capture every detail for you and everyone back home.


If your two has become a three (or four, five or more!), I offer fun and unforgettable outdoor family shoots on a local basis.

“Gem captured our day so beautifully. It felt like hanging out with a friend.”

Creative photography for alternative weddings

Let’s create something beautiful…

Alternative, unconventional, “not your average couple”. However you describe yourselves, you’ve probably found me because you want something a little bit different when it comes to your wedding photography.

For me, it’s about catching you at your most natural, as you really are.

I do this by getting to know you beforehand, learning what’s important to you. As well as helping me nail your preferences and expectations, it gives you a chance to get to know me and feel more comfortable ahead of the big day!

Think of me as a fly-on-the-wall at your wedding, mingling with the crowd and catching all those little moments. Those meaningful looks, those head turns, those hand squeezes…all those things which tell the real story of your day.

Whatever it takes to get that perfect shot – climbing trees, lying in the mud – I’ve been known to do it! And believe me, it’s worth it when I hand over your incredible collection of photos, each one as unique as you are.

Amber & Barry

“We can’t thank Gemma enough for capturing our very special hand fasting ceremony in the beautiful way that she did! She has such an eye for the perfect areas for lighting and background, getting the best shots. We will cherish these photos forever! She has now photographed our engagement, our hand fasting ceremony and will be our photographer at our wedding next year. We are so lucky to have her tell our love story through pictures!”

Nicole & Thomas

“I don’t think we could recommend Gemma enough for her incredible photography skills. With Gemma it felt like just hanging out with a friend whilst managing to capture so beautifully and perfectly our special day. She made us feel totally at ease whilst gently guiding us to get the perfect shot”

Claire & Drew

“Gemma captured our day perfectly. She really took the time to understand what we wanted from our photos. She really caught the Essence and style of the day, capturing the best moments but she was so discreet we almost forgot she was there! I’ll be forever grateful she was our photographer and will treasure our photos forever.”




If you like the style of my work, fill out the form on my contact page and I'll get back to you to let you know if I'm available on your date.



I'll arrange a call with you so we can chat more about your plans. It will be an informal chance to get to know each other and an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you might have.



Once you're ready to go ahead, I'll send you a contract & booking form to sign digitally. This along with a £300 deposit, secures your date! 



The Bow Quarter, London, E3 2UT


(+44) 7795312195


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