Spend your wedding day making memories.

UK & London Wedding Photographer

For couples who love photography but don't want to spend their wedding day posing

For couples who love photography, but don't want to spend their wedding day posing

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

Hi, I’m Owen! I’m a taller-than-average London wedding photographer all the way from sunny Glasgow, based in Kingston upon Thames, and I like to do things a little differently to how your parents’ wedding photographer probably did them. For me it’s about capturing as many magical candid moments as I can, and spending as little time as possible posing when you could be hanging out with your guests.

Working with me as your wedding photographer feels easy, like having a friend with a camera tagging along. I don’t work through lists of corny staged shots, I don’t make people look at me and say “cheese!”, and I don’t waste hours of your day doing dozens of group shots you’ll never look at again. As much as possible I want you to relax, forget about me, and have a great day!

With me so far? Awesome, let’s chat.

the bride and groom and guests at Fulham Palace London, by wedding photographer Owen Billcliffe
bride and groom's first dance at Pylewell Park, by London 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 post-wedding party that night, I’ll be in there with you like a guest with a camera, recording it all to cherish forever. Click here for more info and some FAQs.

My wedding portfolio
the bride and groom coming down the steps while the guests throw confetti, by Chelsea Old Town Hall wedding photographer Owen Billcliffe
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 London 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 planning a London wedding or going further afield, for me there’s really only one way to photograph the story of your wedding day and that’s by spending it with you from prep to party, like a friend with a camera.

So I’ll be with you from the pre-wedding prep to share that nervous excitement whether you’re in a suite at your London venue, an Airbnb nearby, or even just at home.

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 into the party that follows. I’ll make wedding photos that capture all the big moments you remember, and plenty more you missedcheck 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 love London wedding venues

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

Perhaps you’re getting married in the urban chic of Clapton Country Club, or prefer the tranquility of Cambridge Cottage in Kew Gardens. You could have your ceremony in the medieval setting of Fulham Palace or in the contemporary style of Andaz Liverpool Street. There’s even peaceful countryside wedding venues within reach like Oaks Farm in Surrey, or Gaynes Park in Essex.

Wherever your wedding is, be it London, Paris, or Rome, I’m with you from the moment the rollers go in right through to the party that night.

London micro-weddings & elopements

If you need a London wedding photographer to capture an intimate ‘micro-wedding’, or maybe even an elopement with just the two of you and a couple of witnesses, get in touch today. I offer wedding photography packages tailored especially to smaller weddings, especially in the quieter months, mid-week, and at short notice.

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

I’m not just a London wedding photographer! My engagement sessions are very laid-back and ideal for couples who don’t have many ‘nice’ pictures of themselves that aren’t selfies.

Just think of it as a mini-date with me tagging along. And you definitely don’t need to be ‘posers’ – just focus on each other and we’ll make 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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