Event photography with style & discretion

I specialise in documentary-style photography at everything from private parties to corporate events. For private parties and celebrations, like birthdays, anniversaries, and bar- & bat-mitzvahs, I’m there so you can enjoy yourselves while I capture some happy memories for you. My corporate clients book me for engaging shots of their branding, keynote speakers, guests and clients, for their archives and PR use. And my event production clients get a fresh portfolio of images showcasing their stunning production designs, to use everywhere from social media to their own website.

Whatever you’re planning, get in touch with a date and some details to find out how I can help.



Venues

The Natural History Museum • V&A • One Whitehall Place • Two Temple Place • 8 Northumberland • Ace Hotel Shoreditch • Andaz London • Corinthia Hotel • Beach Blanket Babylon • Bob Bob Ricard • Century Club • Claridges • Cutty Sark • Duck & Waffle • Fulham Palace • Hixter • Hoxton Arches • Madame Tussauds • Sea Life London • LSO St Lukes • One Aldwych • One Marylebone • RAC Club • Sky Garden • The Ivy • The Victorian Bath House • The Orangery Holland Park • Leighton House • Waldorf Hilton • many more…

Corporate clients

Virgin • BBC • Hootsuite • Merlin Entertainments • Imperial College London • Oxford University • Cambridge University • FICOFI • Delicious London • GribbonBerry • ExEvents • Ali Welsh Events • Thomsons Online Benefits • The Electrical Industries Charity • HSBC • many more…

How it works


Availability & booking

Get in touch with your date, location, and timings, and I’ll get back to you with full package details and a bespoke quote. We can adjust it till it’s right for you, and then I’ll send over a booking form to make it official.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about, like how long you need photography for, let me know and we’ll look at the options together before booking.

On the night (or day)

On the day I’ll arrive early to say hello, and after that you can pretty much forget about me and focus on whatever you have to do, whether that’s enjoying the party yourself, or running it behind the scenes.

My documentary approach to event photography means I simply fit in around you like a guest with a camera, looking for details and wide shots, natural moments and happy people. Afterwards I’ll keep you up to date with what happens next by email.

Your finished photos

When the photos are processed you get to see all the finished images in a private online gallery, which you’re welcome to share with your guests or colleagues.

From there you’ll be able to browse the full collection on phone, tablet or computer, download digitals in high resolution, order archive quality prints, and choose favourites for an album. Your digitals include full personal printing rights, and businesses are free to use them in their social media, website, blog, and press releases.

Books & prints


Some parties are so special you’ll want to keep your favourite photos close. You’ll have a full set of digitals on your computer but I think you really appreciate the joy of a treasured photo in print.

With a book you can rest your eyes from staring at a screen, feel the photo for real. It’s a physical memento you’ll always cherish and you’ll never need a plug, battery, or data connection to enjoy it.

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.

If you order your book at the same time as your photography there’s 10% off, as a thank-you for trusting me to make print-worthy photos for you! And there’s another discount for duplicate books, so you can give a copy to 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 books & digitals?

Images from corporate events start to upload around 2-3 days after the event. For family events & celebrations it usually takes around a week to finish processing everything. Albums take around 14-21 days after approval to be produced and delivered.

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.

Pricing


My standard event package includes:

Photography

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

Editing

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

London zones 1-3 included as standard, with expenses outside London added to your quote at cost.

Personal & business use

Unlimited personal use (private clients) and credited editorial use (corporate & business).


Let me know what you’re planning, where and when, and I’ll get back to you with full package details and a personal quote. For most London events my standard photography package starts at £300. If you want a physical memento, custom-designed hardback books start at £189, and £99 for extra copies, including the design session and courier delivery.

Get in touch


To check my availability for your event date, or ask a question about what I can do at your event, 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 need me there for. 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.