If this is your first time it might feel a little odd booking someone to photograph your event, but I love making photos of people at parties and I’ll make it easy for you. You can relax and enjoy yourself while I take care of capturing all the atmosphere in stylish, natural photos, just the way it happened.

I’ve over a decade of experience photographing events and celebrations with style and discretion, in London and all over the world, for everyone from Sir Richard Branson and the BBC to families like you and me. If you’ve got any questions at all please do ask, I’m very friendly and happy to help.

To check availability and pricing just get in touch with some details – I look forward to hearing from you.

How it works


Send me some details.

Let me know your date, location, and an idea of timings, and I’ll get back to you with some options and prices.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about, such as how long you need event photography for, I’m happy to talk it through with you before we book anything.

Enjoy your party.

On the day I’ll arrive around 15 minutes early to say hello, and after that you can pretty much forget about me and enjoy yourselves.

I work in a ‘reportage’ style, so I simply fit in around you like a guest with a camera, looking for natural moments and happy people.

Your photos.

When I’ve finished editing and processing I’ll present the finished images in a private online gallery, to share with all your guests.

From there you’ll be able to browse the full collection, choose favourites for an album, and download your digital archive.

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Making your book of favourites


Some parties are so special you’ll want to keep your favourites close, and even in this digital age I think a real book is still the best way to bring your photos to life. Even if you don’t normally print your photos, pulling your book off the shelf to share with family or enjoy yourself is such a lovely feeling, so much better than staring at a screen.

And it’s really easy too. All you need to do is choose your favourites in the gallery and I’ll design it all for you so the story flows seamlessly across each double page spread. Then together we’ll make adjustments to get it just right.

On top of all that there’s a big discount for extra copies of your book in case your family want their own copy, and a further 10% off all books included in your package at booking, even the extra copies.

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Frequently asked questions


How do we book?

Just get in touch to tell me a bit about your event and if I’m available we’ll work out a package, then I’ll set up a booking page on my website for you. There’s a deposit to pay and a booking agreement we both sign, then the date’s reserved and you’re all booked in.

How many photos do we get?

Every event is different, so depending on what you’ve got planned I usually deliver around 60-80 finished photos per hour that I’m with you. They’ll all be in your online gallery, and included as high resolution digital negatives in your downloadable archive.

Will the photographs be colour or B&W?

Usually a mixture of both, but mostly colour. I’ll give everything a creative polish that suits the occasion, and I avoid heavy fashion-style ‘airbrush’ retouching of people. Your family and friends much prefer the real you!

When do we receive our photos?

For family events & celebrations it usually takes around one to two weeks to process everything and prepare your gallery. Albums take a month or so after approval to be delivered, and your Digital Archive is usually ready to download around a week after the gallery opens.

Can we get prints or a book of favourites?

Absolutely! I think your photos feel much more meaningful as real prints you can hold in your hands. I can create beautiful albums of your favourites, and you’ll be able to order premium quality prints and wall art directly from your gallery.

Can you provide videography or a photobooth?

I specialise in photography only, but I know some amazing people who offer photobooths, videography, and other event services including magic, music, and planning. Just let me know and I’ll be happy to introduce you!

What if we need to cancel or postpone?

For cancellations the deposit is non-refundable to cover the costs of reserving the date, and depending on the notice given there may be a further fee payable. For postponements I may be able to transfer fees paid to the new date, if I’m available. Full terms are detailed in the booking agreement.

Do you photograph weddings?

I love weddings, and I have a wedding photography website especially for them, with plenty of galleries and info about my style and approach. My pricing for weddings includes all the time and expertise I’ll dedicate to you before, during, and after your wedding.

Pricing


My basic event service comes with the essentials, including documentary photography, processing, and a full online gallery to download. Then if it’s a special occasion you can add a book of favourites or gift boxes of prints for a package discount.

Photography

Unobtrusive documentary photography for as long as you need at your event or party.

Editing & processing

Professional editing and processing of all the final photos in high resolution so they're ready to print.

Online gallery

A private gallery compatible with Mac, PC, tablets and smartphones, for you and your guests to browse.

Digital archive

A full digital archive in two sizes, one for personal use and one especially for sharing online.

London travel

All my travel time and expenses in London zones 1-3, and I'm happy to travel further afield.

Personal & business use

Unlimited personal use (private clients) and in-house & credited editorial use (corporate).

Event photography

Event photography packages start at £275 on weekdays and £320 at weekends. Just let me know what you’re celebrating, where you’ll be and how long you’d like me to spend with you, and I’ll send you a personal quote and a full pricelist, with no obligation.

Hardback books

Custom-designed books start at £189 including design and UK delivery, with discounts for extra copies in the same design and for all books added to your package. Full details included with my pricelist.

For weddings & pre-wedding portrait sessions please visit Owen Billcliffe Wedding Photography for more info.

Get in touch


If you’d like me to photograph your event, or you’d like more details about anything I offer, just tell me a bit about your plans below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can – usually within 24 hours (Mon-Fri). Thank you!

Alternatively you can email me at hello@owenbillcliffe.co.uk.
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