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Candid photographs that capture the moment…

… are the best kind! I’m Owen (that’s me in the little photo there) and I love relaxed, documentary-style photography, engaging pictures that put you right in the heart of the crowd, capturing your family and friends being themselves, and reminding you how it felt to be there every time you look through your album or archive – so you’ll never see me stop the party and shout “Say cheese!”

From proposals to engagement parties, wedding anniversaries to 21st birthdays and beyond, I love what I do so if you like my kind of photography I’d love to hear about your plans. Scroll down for my event portfolio and more about how it all works, and get in touch at the bottom of the page if you’d like to know more – thanks for visiting!

“Without exception, the best photos of our friends and family that we have ever seen. Every photo is so natural, unselfconscious and relaxed, such a wonderful reminder of the way it felt to be in the room at the time. We are over the moon with the beautiful photos and will treasure them forever.”The Waring Family | Elopement Reception in Wimbledon
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“My fiancé and I hired Owen to photograph our engagement party after reading boat loads of amazing reviews … they’re all true! An extreme professional, a positive attitude and beautiful candid photos. Both us and our guests love the pics!”Julie Kizemchuk | Engagement Party in Maida Vale
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How it all works

First, drop me a line to say hello

Get in touch below with a few details about your event and we’ll have a wee chat by email, phone or Skype and decide a package to suit you, with no hidden extras. There’s no silly questions so ask me anything! Then I’ll send you all the details to confirm, you pay a deposit, it goes in the diary and that’s it – it’s a date!

On the day, forget about me and enjoy yourself

I’ll arrive early to say hello, then I’ll get started and you can pretty much leave me to it! I’ll move around the room photographing candid moments and details so nobody needs to pose for the camera unless they ask to – just forget I’m there, relax and enjoy yourselves. I’m not quite the invisible man but people tell me they forgot I was even there!

And finally – your photos arrive

Back at the studio I’ll start processing each photo to look its best, then I’ll start editing your Photofilm and uploading your online gallery. Once your gallery is ready you’ll be able to share it with your family and friends, choose your favourites for your PhotoBook, and download your digital archive direct to your computer.

Packages & Prices

Digital & PhotoBook packages from £320

Book two hours or more either as a basic digital-only package or treat yourself to a PhotoBook package with 10% off a custom book and a complimentary downloadable Photofilm and smartphone app. Just drop me a line using the form below and let me know a bit about you and your plans for a personal quote.

All packages include:

  • Documentary photography at your event
  • Half a day of editing & processing time
  • Online PhotoFilm of the highlights
  • Online Gallery of the finished photos
  • High-res 12×8 digital archive for personal use
  • Low-res digital archive for sharing online
  • Travel in London Zones 1-4

For weddings please see my Wedding Collections, which include the extra time commitment, experience and expertise that your wedding deserves.

Hardback PhotoBooks from £195

  • Add a PhotoBook to enjoy your favourites at their best in print, in 8×8 and 12×12 with up to 240 photos.
  • Price includes a complimentary HD Photofilm download and a smartphone app with your album picks.
  • 10% off when you order before your event date (except the Family PhotoBook Bundle).

Family PhotoBook Bundle: £580

  • A set of three PhotoBooks, perfect for family celebrations
  • One 12×12 32-page PhotoBook (£285)
  • Two 8×8 duplicate PhotoBooks for parents (£225 each)
  • HD Photofilm Download (£45)
  • Smartphone app with all your album picks (exclusive gift)
  • £780 value
“It’s so hard to find the words to say how much I loved the photographs you took for my 40th birthday. You captured those precious moments so naturally and artistically. You really are one in a million!”Dwehasta Shah | 40th Birthday Dinner at HKK, London
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“Owen did an exceptional job photographing my 50th, blending in and capturing guests as themselves. He’s adaptable, unobtrusive, good-spirited, and I recommend him completely.”Scott Brubacher | 50th Birthday Dinner at London Savoy
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Get in touch

Drop me a line and tell me a bit about your event and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If you’ve got any questions please do ask, and don’t forget to check out my Frequently Asked Questions page too. I look forward to hearing from you!