Perfect party pictures.

I absolutely love photographing people at parties! I’ve been shooting events and celebrations in London and all over the world since 2007, for everyone from Sir Richard Branson and the BBC to ‘normal people’ like you and me. Whatever you’re planning – a birthday or anniversary, cocktail party or awards night – with me there you can relax and enjoy yourself while I capture it all in my natural, unobtrusive style.

Whether you’ve booked a photographer before, or if it’s your very first time, if you’ve got any questions at all please do ask. I’m very friendly and happy to help!

To check availability just get in touch with some details.

How it works


How to book

First 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 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 details and wide shots, natural moments and happy people.

Your finished photos

After all the editing and processing is done I’ll present the finished images in a private online gallery for you to enjoy and share with all your guests.

From there you’ll be able to browse the full collection, order premium quality prints, choose favourites for an album, and download your digital archive in high resolution.

Treat yourself!


Some parties are so special you’ll want to keep your favourite photos close and at their very best. I think the greatest way to enjoy photographs is in comfort, curled up with a book full of your favourites. They look and feel so much more special, and pulling your book off the shelf to flick through or share with your family is such a lovely feeling, much better than scrolling through a screen.

My books come in glossy hardback with pages of thick lustre photopaper that lay flat so photos don’t disappear into the central binding. Just choose your favourites and I’ll design it all for you, then you can make adjustments to get it just right. Order your book in advance for 10% off the regular price, and there’s a big discount for duplicate books, which make the perfect gift for family and friends.

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 and it depends what you have planned. There’s no lower or upper limit but to give you an idea, from a four hour booking I’d typically deliver around 250-300 photos in your online gallery and your digital 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.

What about books or prints?

I think you’ll love your photos even more when they’re printed! You’re very welcome to make your own prints, or for the very best quality I can create beautiful albums of your favourites, and you can order premium prints and wall art directly from your gallery.

Do you provide video, on-site printing or a photobooth?

No, I only provide documentary event photography, and no on-site printing. But I often work alongside photobooths, videographers, and other event services such as magic, music, and planning. If you need any of these services 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.

Package & Pricing


My basic digital event package includes:

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 credited editorial use (corporate & business).


Prices

Package prices start with two hours photography, processing, a gallery, and London travel from £300 (£325 at weekends). Hardback books start at £189 for your main book, and £99 for extra copies. Corporate event photography prices vary depending on what you need, please get in touch for a detailed quote.

Get in touch


My event photography package starts at £300 and you can find more package & pricing details here, as well as some handy FAQs (how to book, do I shoot video, etc). For more info or to reserve the date just get in touch below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can – usually within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).

Don’t forget to let me know where the event will be, and how long you might like me there. Thank you!

Alternatively you can email me at hello@owenbillcliffe.co.uk. However, if you use the form the date is pencilled in my diary before I even see the email! For full details of my privacy policy click here.