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Here the story of how it began... how The Windsor Wedding Photographer was born.

When Samantha was born, I was so proud. I wanted to photographer every moment of her life. So I took my camera with us, everywhere we went. I took pictures of everything. Some of the images captured or highlighted some significant people in my life. It was here that I realized the impact of photographing someone I love doing something I love. So I kept shooting. Of course, it did cause some friction within as my family complained “that they were always being watched”.ย  But they sure didn’t mind when I photographed something sweet. It was never about flowers, or about buildings.. it was always about the peoples’ interaction.
Eventually, I photographed a wedding for some friends of the family- Scott & Anna. I photographed this wedding with a point n shoot camera. 4mp HP.
I studied whatever I could to ensure I did a “decent job”. The result is images that still stand tall against alot of what is shot today. No jokes.

It’s an incredible high when someone compliments an image or when I study, plan and then anticipate what I think will be a moment…. and then I capture that moment. And that’s basically what wedding photography is. I meet a couple, quickly learn what makes them tick and then put them in the best situation to ensure they look amazing. It’s so much more than just clicking a button.

Soon after Scott & Anna’s wedding I built a web page, which was beautiful, but not really functional… but I was able to book 12 weddings in the next year or two.. Soon after that, I was at 20 weddings. The most wedding I ever photographed in a year was 26. That is so much work! But again, the reward of meeting my wedding couples, and them loving what I do… not only the images, but the way I’ve handled them. That is more rewarding to me than any amount of money.

17 years later, I’m still going strong. Always looking for the perfect wedding portrait. And always providing an amazing wedding photography experience. In fact … you know what I’m about to say here. It really is The Ultimate Wedding Photography Experience! And you’re going to love it.

About The Wedding Photographer

Mike Elford
Mike Elford | The Windsor Wedding Photographer first photographed his first wedding back in 2004. Over the next 17 years, Mike would go on to really key in on what his Bride and Groom clients truly desired. Originally, he thought they came to him after seeing some of the amazing wedding images he photographed. But what he quickly realized is that Mike's clients choose him because of how immediately comfortable they felt upon meeting him. They knew right away having Mike photograph their wedding was the right choice. Along with great images, it just felt right to be photographed by Mike. Doing things just a little bit different, or a little better than the other wedding photographers is just the beginning when you choose Mike. It truly is The Ultimate Wedding Photography Experience!

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Communicating with my wedding couples is a huge part of what I love so much about my business. I remain friends with many of my clients long after Iโ€™ve finished their wedding collection (and enjoy continuing to document their lives!). I want to be here for you in every way possible. I encourage you to ask questions, suggest ideas, and play a hands-on role in the planning process. The following is a list of ways to get ahold of me, so you always know you are always cared for.



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