WELCOME to the website of


Contemporary • Algarve-based • Professional and Exclusive • Wedding Photographers

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At elite wedding photography our passion is weddings    

We are Dave Sheldrake and Chloé Ophelia, and we are two established and experienced professional photographers based here in the Algarve that have joined together to create Elite Wedding Photography. 

We photograph every wedding together and complement each other's shooting style, ensuring that we capture all of the unique and tender moments of your day.

Whether you are organising your wedding, civil partnership or other relationship/life/family celebration we are here to capture the defining moments of your special day.

You can view our work and find out how you can book us below.


nikki and boyd
November 2017

The fabulously opulent Estoi Palace was the setting for this intimate and beautiful wedding.


simone and becky
july 2016

An evening to celebrate their earlier marriage with time for a portrait session in the garden.

pénélope and olivier
october 2017

The exclusive Casa do Lago resort hosted this elegant and romantic lakeside wedding.


JULY 2016

Rob and Jane had a surprise wedding in Lisbon then travelled to the Algarve for a romantic sunset beach shoot together.

kelly and claudio
october 2017

The perfect fusion of Portuguese and English traditions combined to make this family wedding so special.


elite wedding photography
2018 weddings

We will have more images and galleries coming soon. If you would like to book us for your wedding please get in touch.

Our Portfolio

We pride ourselves on letting our images do the talking. 

View more examples of our work from some of our recent weddings in our Portfolio.

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Elite Style

We specialise in capturing beautiful and natural pictures of your special day.

Our aim is to take a mixture of both candid and also photo-journalistic images, combined with more traditional-style shots if required, to create an elegant collection of digital images that capture all of the unique moments of your day.

We are two individual professional photographers that have joined together to combine our individual styles, knowledge and experience. You are booking two experienced photographers who will each bring their own individual creative experience to your wedding day. 

We will work together as a team to cover all of the beautiful and unique moments of your special day, and deliver a distinctive and stylish portfolio of photographs for you to treasure.


The Elite Wedding Package

We arrive early .. and we leave late!

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The Algarve

We live and work here in the beautiful Algarve and we are proud to call it 'home'. We know the back streets, hidden coves and beaches, and where the best places to capture the golden light are. Dave, together with his wife Alyson, also runs the award-winning Algarve Blog, which gives them a unique insight and knowledge of the Algarve region. If you are planning your wedding in the Algarve - you are in safe hands!