Natural, stylish & emotional.
Hello! I’m Owen, a documentary photographer in London, specialising in weddings, celebrations & family stories.
My favourite snaps in my mum’s old family albums aren’t the cheesy CHEESE! shots of us grinning rigidly at the camera, they’re the ones that caught a lovely little moment between us, just the way it happened. They always say “do what you love” so those are the sort of pictures I specialise in: natural, candid photography for families who cherish their mum’s old family albums as much as I do.
I’ll be there for the big chapter headings like engagements, birthdays and weddings, but I actually think the family memories we treasure most happen in between: an afternoon feeding the ducks in Richmond Park, or a messy baking day at home, or even a surprise proposal! My photos capture all those little snapshots of your life, the stuff your very own family albums will be made of.
Natural London wedding photography with a touch of class, capturing the moments you remember and plenty you missed, in a handmade album your family will cherish for generations.
Family Events & Celebrations
From 1st birthdays to 50ths, engagements to anniversaries, my unobtrusive approach captures all the love, laughter, and occasionally tears, to relive whenever you like.
London wedding photography that feels real
If you’re planning your London wedding and you’re looking for stylish wedding photography with a documentary feel, look no further! That’s exactly the sort of wedding photography I live for, and I’d love to have a chat with you about what you need.
Your wedding photographs may be the only physical memento of your wedding day, long after the dress is packed up and cake’s been scoffed, and I want you to have photos that remind you just how wonderful it was, how much fun everyone had, all the big moments you remember and the little ones you missed. Whatever you’re planning, I’d love to be part of it with you.
But take your time to be sure! This is how you’ll remember your wedding so it’s the one thing you shouldn’t skimp on. Choose the right wedding photographer for you: one with a style you love, who makes you feel great, and who’ll take the time to get your photographs just right. Please do poke around my site for as long as you need to get a sense of my style, and for access to full pricing and to have a chat about your big day get in touch any time.
Family Events & Celebrations
Relive all the happy memories, whenever you like
From 1st birthdays to 50ths and beyond, bar-mitzvahs and bat-mitzvahs, surprise proposals to engagement parties right through to wedding anniversaries – whatever celebration you’re planning in London, I’ll be there to capture it just the way it happened so you can focus on having the time of your life.
You can’t be everywhere at your own party, and my natural documentary style catches all the stories you missed. We’ll chat before your party about what you’re planning, then on the day I’ll be there in the background looking for all those laughing faces, stunning wide shots and intimate details that tie it all together, while you enjoy yourself with your family and friends.
Your collection of photos is delivered in a digital gallery and archive, and in beautiful Hardback Storybook albums that I’ll design using all your favourites, so you and your family can enjoy the story of your special occasion whenever you like.
Your photographs just want to be loved
For me, a carefully curated, well designed and beautifully printed album in your hands is the ultimate goal for your photographs. I realise that can sound a little old-fashioned in this digital world, but y’know what? Not a single one of my wonderful album-owning clients ever regretted ordering theirs, from the moment they first unwrapped it. Nothing quite beats the look and feel of your favourites in print, and an album is something that brings the family together, everyone cherishing their own favourite moments.
I offer two styles of album: the heirloom-worthy Fine Art Book, handcrafted in Yorkshire with thick cotton rag pages and a leather or fabric cover; and the more affordable Hardback Storybook, made with the same layout designs on thick Lustre photopaper, bound by machine with a glossy hardback cover.
Catch up with my blog
My blog is always being updated with galleries of my favourites from my latest shoots, plus personal shoots and insights into how I work and the stuff I love. Here’s my most recent nine posts – check back regularly to see what’s new at Owen Billcliffe Photography!