“Her quirky portraits ooze retro charm, while her deft blend of creative in-camera technique and considered post-processing belie her age and experience” – Practical Photography Magazine

“A brilliant photographer who’s getting quite a reputation in the folk world!” – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

“Every time I see a new album and I look at the cover shots and think ‘Those are good!’ or ‘Those or innovative!’ or ‘Those are clever!’ – I look in the album notes and I go ‘Oh! Elly Lucas!'” – Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire

“Just wanted to acknowledge Elly Lucas who did the photography for the album – it’s absolutely beautiful! I love Elly’s work anyway and this album is a gem.” – Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, talking about ‘The Full English’



Elly Lucas is a creative freelance photographer based in Sheffield, England. Specialising in portraiture, her work has been described as ethereal, vintage, folksy and, to her delight, “like waking up and remembering the last fragments of your most beautiful dreams”.

Spurred on by her fascination with people and nature, Elly shoots a broad spectrum of portrait requirements ranging from fashion to music promo to wedding photography and more. Her work has featured in a broad variety of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, fRoots Magazine and more. She’s also been delighted to get the front cover and a five page feature in the April 2012 edition of Practical Photography magazine and has previously shot for the likes of PLAIN LAZY clothing and Carluccio’s alongside creating a host of album & single covers.

Elly uses a Canon 5D mkII and adores prime lenses. She also favours location portraiture and likes to do the make-up at her shoots when she has time.



Reviews for Elly Lucas Photography:

“She’s a wonderful photographer and fiddle player and a fantastic songwriter and singer, but she really does have an eye for a picture. You give her half an hour with someone and she’s come up with these gorgeous images! But as you say, everyone who’s anyone on the folk scene at the moment is getting photos by Elly and it’s a great thing.”Lucy Ward (BBC Radio 2 Horizon Folk Award winner 2012, in conversation with Genevieve Tudor)

“During my singing career in the last seven years I have worked with many photographers at various events, but I can honestly say that Elly has been the most pleasant to work with. In terms of professionality she is incredibly punctual and very concise. She never makes her subjects feel uncomfortable and continually encourages them to act individually as well as portray her ideas. Kind, caring, professional and intelligent, I couldn’t recommend her more for any type of photography.”Jamie Lambert (singer with Collabro)

“Elly was a pleasure to work with, friendly and professional, great with the makeup and creative side as well as the technical side. Her editing technique is beautiful and she is full of wild ideas and great conversation.” – Halo Haynes (model)

“Hey Elly thanks for agreeing to be part of such a great day, we couldn’t have captured it any other way! You and Dan were lovely and the previews are so brilliant! Em has squeaked and clapped like a seal haha! We LOVE them ALL!! Thank you so much!!” – Mr & Mrs Harris-Wakelam

“And thus, a big, collective SQUEEE was heard throughout the house! They look amazing, Elly, we can’t wait to see the rest and you are the sweetest thing ever!” – Mr & Mrs Harding

“Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for everything this weekend! You and Cat were great, so relaxed and friendly, you just fitted in with everything perfectly! All of our family and friends commented on how amazing you both were.” – Mr & Mrs Hughes

“We have spent the evening looking at your wonderful photos. So happy with them! Thank you for doing such a great job of capturing the stories and the emotions of our day. We love our wedding photos. Thank you so much! We will treasure them for a lifetime.” – Mr & Mrs Lusby

“Thank you so much! These look amazing! We just want to say that you and Dan were amazing all day and everyone has commented on how easy you made the process and friendly you were. When James and I put photos up we will be sure to link to you. Genuinely, you were incredible. Thank you.” – Mr & Mrs Bulley

“Elly is incredibly talented and dedicated to her work, and I am always delighted with the results of our shoots together. Her enthusiasm is clear to see as images are delivered immaculately editted just hours later. A thoroughly lovely girl who I expect will go far!”Bea (alt model)

“If you get a chance then you absolutely have to work with Elly. She’s incredibly talented in so many ways and that really shines through in her images. Not only that, she has an awesome taste in music and makes you feel instantly comfortable.”L.E (alt model)

“I had a photoshoot with Elly Lucas today, she is extremely professional and friendly and is also an amazing stylist with a keen eye for detail. The shoot was easily one of my favourites to date. Highly recommended!”Rudigo (alt model)

“Elly is one of those people who has the ability to make everything feel light and fun whatever it is you may be trying to achieve. The shoot that we did together was full of giggles, exciting, easy, creative and in every sense of the word fun. I can’t recommend her enough to work with, she is truly amazing at what she does and encouraging and professional in every way!” – Phoebe Eley

“Elly Lucas is absolutely fabulous at what she does and she has a real passion for it which really shows through in her work. I loved working with her and found her to be very prepared and also a great laugh.”Sara Belle (model)

“Elly is an extremely talented photographer and has a very striking and unique edge to her work. I had my first ever modelling shoot with her, and she was so supportive and reassuring. She helped me to feel comfortable in order to achieve the best photo’s possible, and the results were amazing.”Erin Webster (model)

“Absolutely fantastic girl to work with! Creative, enthusiastic and full of energy, her work is immaculate and her personality puts you at ease. Would definitely recommend her not only for her work but for herself. Definitely work with this girl if you want some stunning results!”Sarah Blackner (alt model)



Previous clients include:


Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray (Tour promo)

Bellowhead (promo)

Martin Simpson (promo)

Jackie Oates (album promo)

Emily Portman (solo & trio promo images)

Will Pound (“A Cut Above” album photography & artwork)

Lucy Ward (“Single Flame” photography and artwork, “Adelphi Has To Fly” images, “For The Dead Men” cover & artwork, various flyers & promo photos) (Tour promo)

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (promo)

Haddo (Promo images, “Homecoming” photography & artwork)

Tyde (promo)

Megson (“Megson Live” & “When I Was A Lad…” photography & artwork)

Lady Maisery (promo)

Hannah James & Sam Sweeney (“State & Ancientry” photography & artwork)

Sam Sweeney (“Made In The Great War” images & various promo)

The Young’uns (“When Our Grandfathers Said No” & “Never Forget” photography & artwork)

Gren Bartley (“Songs to scythe back the overgrown” photography)

Tom Kitching & Gren Bartley (promo)

The James Brothers (promo)

Blair Dunlop (“Blight & Blossom” & “House Of Jacks” photography & artwork)

Belshazzar’s Feast (promo)

The Rheingans Sisters (“Glad Gold Hearts” album photography & artwork)

Marc Block (“The Hawthorn Spring” photography & artwork)

David Gibb & Elly Lucas (“Up Through The Woods” & “Old Chairs To Mend” photography & artwork)

Cupola (promo & flyer design)

Cupola:Ward (promo & flyer design)


fRoots Magazine (various images)

Carluccio’s (various images)

Sally Montague (promo / feature images for salon use)

Plain Lazy (catalogue photography)

Nicola Elder (“Inno:Vasion” collection photography)

Sammy Barker & Celia’s Vintage (stylist collaboration for shop promo)



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