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Owen Billcliffe Wedding Photography

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Your wedding photographs are how you’ll remember it for the rest of your lives, and my photos will tell the whole story from start to finish, with real, natural moments full of love and laughter.
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£1595
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
As your photographer I'm there to help you create an everlasting memento of how it felt to be part of your celebrations. Whatever kind of wedding you’re planning, from a big church ceremony to an intimate garden party, I’ll take the same easy-going approach, fitting in around you to capture the heart and the soul of your whole day, just the way it happened. I can be with you from your morning preparations through to your first dance. I have one basic rate that includes up to ten hours at your wedding, and then an hourly rate if you'd like me to stay longer. (If you're planning a small wedding, for example at a register office, and only require up to four hours coverage, please let me know when you get in touch.) When you get in touch via Bridebook I'll get back to you as soon as I can to arrange a good time for a quick chat on the phone, to find out a bit more about you and your plans so I can put together the perfect package for you. If you prefer email chats that's fine too!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Owen Billcliffe
Hello! I'm Owen, and I'll be your photographer and the person you'll speak to before, during and after your wedding. If there's anything you want to know, just ask. There's no silly questions!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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Annabelle & Vincent
Married in February 2018
June 2018
Owen was an excellent choice of photographer for our wedding.
Owen was an excellent choice of photographer for our wedding. He is extremely talented and captured so many special moments for us that we had not necessarily seen on the...
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Corinna & James
Married in February 2018
June 2018
We couldn't recommend Owen highly enough.
Owen was fantastic capturing the photographs of our wedding. Our wedding ceremony was a surprise until our guests arrived, and Owen did a great job keeping the secret and...
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Steven & Chris
Married in June 2017
June 2018
He's a rare talent.
We were really worried about finding the right photographer for our wedding - neither of us particularly likes having our photo taken so we wanted someone who would be ab...
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Victoria & Patrick
Married in June 2017
June 2018
Some of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen.
We searched for a long time to find a photographer for our wedding who was focused on natural, documentary style photography. From the first phone call we had with Owen, ...
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Tina & Shervin
Married in May 2017
June 2018
Simply an exceptional photographer
It is impossible to summarise the depth of Owen’s talent. He is simply an exceptional photographer with an incredible eye for detail. He is so discreet that half the time...
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Emma & Dominic
Married in August 2017
June 2018
I can't recommend Owen highly enough!
I can't recommend Owen highly enough! My husband and I were looking for something a little different for our wedding reception, and Owen's natural, photojournalistic styl...
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Address

London, Greater London, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

The one where the Best Man let slip a few curse words in the speech, then apologised to all the children present, and the children shouted back "We don't mind! We like it!"...

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, intimate, personal, unobstrusive, stylish

What about your business are you most proud of?

How happy I can make people with something I made for them, from the photos themselves through to the albums that I know they'll treasure for decades to come. The smiles on their faces mean SO much.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't overthink it! And make choices that mean something to you, not anyone else in your family... ;)

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Photos of the couple throughout their relationship together as 'name plates' at table settings.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

First we'll have a wee chat on the phone to get a few basic details, then we'll all meet up for a coffee (or something stronger) and really get to know each other, talk through the whole day, look at some albums together and work out what you'll need to get the most from your wedding photographs. Then we'll book it in! I'll put together a schedule of photography so we all know what's happening when, and all through the run-up to the big day I'll be on hand to answer questions. Then on the day, ideally you'll pretty much forget I'm there! Afterwards I'll spend a few weeks editing and processing, and when all the photos are ready you'll receive your very own private gallery and we'll start working on the design of your wedding album. You'll be able to make some tweaks until it's just right, and then it's sent off to be made by hand for you in Yorkshire.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I don't think there's any single photo every couple "should" take - as a documentary photographer I think the photos need to be about you and your party and the people around you, and those can be different every time!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

An impromptu round of cricket right outside the church after the ceremony, with the bride bowling and the groom batting!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Lots of white golf umbrellas, forgetting about the weather, and focussing on each other!

Describe how you got into photography.

I love photos of people carried away in a moment - whether they're working, or daydreaming, or laughing, or crying, or gazing at their lover with doe-eyes, those photos have so much in them to get lost in. I came to London to build a career in TV and became a camera operator on shows like Sunday Brunch and Mel & Sue, but I always enjoyed bringing a camera to take pictures behind the scenes of people at work and relaxing, unaware the camera was on them so they were being themselves. I love those candid style of photos so much that I started to turn my focus towards family celebrations and weddings. That gave me a way to spend my life creating something people love, AND make a living doing it. I couldn't ask for anything more!

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