Never forget that feeling.

UK & London Wedding Photographer

A self portrait through a fractal lens of London wedding photographer Owen Billcliffe

Hi, I'm Owen.

Hi, I'm Owen!

I’m a London-based wedding photographer all the way from sunny Glasgow, and since 2007 I’ve specialised in reportage-style photos capturing all the magic and emotion of a wedding day. I fit in like a friend with a camera so you can forget about me and enjoy yourselves while I capture all the big moments you remember, and loads more you never noticed happening. No fuss, no drama, and as little posing as possible.

I’m based in Kingston upon Thames and I shoot all weddings great and small across London, Surrey, Hampshire, the Cotswolds, and beyond. Wherever you’re getting married, whatever your plans, you’ll never forget the magic you felt that day.

the bride and groom and guests at Fulham Palace London, by wedding photographer Owen Billcliffe
bride and bridesmaid are reflected in their own mirrors looking at each other and smiling during bridal prep at Gaynes Park, by London wedding photographer Owen Billcliffe

All-day wedding photography

Whether you need a London wedding photographer or you’re jetting off to a destination wedding, I don’t want to miss a thing. From the nervous excitement of pre-wedding prep in the morning through to the party that night, I’ll be in there with you like a guest with a camera, recording it all to cherish forever.

My wedding portfolio
bride and groom coming down the steps while the guests throw confetti, at Chelsea Old Town Hall
London wedding photography of the grooms and guests bringing their Champagne glasses together - cheers!
Marylebone Town Hall wedding photography of the bride and groom being showered with confetti on the steps

Small weddings & elopements

Tailored quotes for small and medium weddings that only need photography for a few hours. Ideal for small London wedding venues like Chelsea and Marylebone Town Halls and reception drinks at a nearby venue afterwards, but flexible enough to fit however you’re celebrating your wedding day.

My wedding portfolio
a woman taking her fiance's hand in Battersea park during an London engagement photography session
engaged couple sitting on a bench by the thames in London during an engagement photography session
a couple embrace in the rays of evening sun in bushy park during a London engagement photography session

A couples session to capture the real you

Also known as engagement or pre-wedding session, but really it's just the two of you (plus me!) having a mini-date somewhere special to you, away from the excitement of a wedding day. It could be somewhere in London, or we could take a day-trip to Paris - whatever you're in the mood for! No need to be 'posers' - just be yourselves and I'll make photos that capture your love and personalities.

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closeup of a fine art wedding album featuring London wedding photography at the andaz hotel
a hand flipping through a fine art wedding album featuring London wedding photography at the andaz hotel
side shot of a brown leather-bound fine art wedding photography album

Handcrafted albums to cherish forever

Long after the wedding is over, this is what remains: all your favourite memories collected in a British-made hand-crafted album bound in linen or leather, something real you can hold in your hands and cherish for generations. This is the way they’re meant to be enjoyed – no plugs, no screens, no Wi-Fi required.

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The true story of your wedding day

Whether you’re getting married in London or going further afield, for me there’s really only one way to capture your big day, and that’s by spending it with you from prep to party like a friend with a camera.

So I’ll rock up in the morning to share that nervous pre-wedding excitement with you, whether you’re at home, in an Airbnb, or a hotel suite. And then after the ceremony and the confetti I’m with you all the way through to your first dance as a married couple, and the party beyond.

All day long I’ll capture all the big moments you remember, and plenty more you missed – check out my portfolio to see what I mean.

Never forget how you felt

These photographs are all about keeping all your own memories and emotions from the day alive forever. So I won’t turn your day into a fashion shoot, or ‘direct’ the action all day long. It’s your day, I’m just sharing it with you.

Sure, we’ll do a few family group shots, but only a few. And I’ll get arty with some relaxed wedding portraits, but I’ll never ask you to look at me and say “CHEESE!”, we had to do that enough when we were kids, right?

A bride’s mum once told me most of their guests didn’t even realise they’d had a professional wedding photographer, “and I mean that as a compliment!” – mission accomplished.

I'll go wherever the wedding is

One of the best parts of being a London wedding photographer has got to be the endless variety of venues. There’s so many to choose from I don’t think I’ll ever visit them all – although I’m giving it my best shot.

Perhaps you’re getting married in the urban chic of Clapton Country Club, the medieval setting of Fulham Palace or in the contemporary style of Andaz Liverpool Street. There’s peaceful countryside wedding ,venues within reach like Oaks Farm in Surrey, or Gaynes Park in Essex.

But I’ll go wherever you’re getting married, and I’ve shot around the UK including Hampshire, Oxford and Cambridge, the Cotswolds, and Scotland.

Small weddings & elopements

If you’re planning an intimate ‘micro-wedding’ in London, or maybe an elopement with just the two of you and a couple of witnesses, I’d love to hear from you. I’ve got ninety minute and three hour packages, then hourly rates for total flexibility.

I’ve photographed ceremonies and elopements at all of London’s most popular venues that cater for smaller weddings, such as Chelsea Old Town Hall, Old Marylebone Town Hall, and Southwark Register Office, as well as larger venues like Fulham Palace and Asia House. And then after your ceremony if you’ve booked a private dining experience at restaurants like The Ivy, or Somerset House, I’ll come along with you to capture reception drinks and some toasts.

Relaxed engagement sessions

You don’t have to wait for your wedding day to get some great pictures of you two together. My sessions for couples are very laid-back and ideal for couples who don’t have many ‘nice’ pictures of themselves that aren’t selfies.

Think of it like a mini-date… with me tagging along! And you definitely don’t need to be ‘posers’ – we’ll have some fun with it and make some creative, natural photos that feel like YOU. Plus you’ll get to know me and my photography style, and feel even more comfortable on your wedding day.

London engagement sessions last about 60 minutes or so. I’ve made gorgeous photos in Battersea Park, Greenwich Park, Regents Park, even just wandering along the Thames in Richmond. If you’d love a more urban feel we can explore your neighbourhood, or the side streets of central London. We could even jump on the EuroStar and head to Paris!

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