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.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1695
Details

Products and Services

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
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 just have one simple package: from prep before the ceremony, to an hour after your first dance, all for one price. Then if you want to add an album (most couples do - your photos just don't feel the same on a computer!) I've got plenty of options to choose from. (If you're planning a small wedding, for example at a register office, and only need a few hours 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 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Rachel & Gabriel
Married in June 2018
June 2016
I can't rave about Owen enough!
I can't rave about Owen enough! If you're considering him for your big day, you will not be disappointed! My husband and I reached out to Owen a couple of months before our small wedding in December, just to enquire and to get an idea about his services. We actually hadn't enquired into many other photographers, but from our very first FaceTime call with him we both agreed we wanted him to photograph the wedding! He was continually attentive, flexible, professional and really made us feel at ease! He was fantastic on the day, all of our family and guests loved him, and of course most importantly, we have the most beautiful pictures of the day! We've made a stunning wall gallery with the photos in our home, and Owen also helped us to custom design our own wedding album. A lot of things didn't go to plan on the day, but the photography was not one of them! We will definitely be reaching out to Owen again in the future for any more special events! :)
Winifred Housely
Wedding: June 2018
June 2016
I would recommend him highly.
The photos and album Owen made for my grandson's wedding are simply stunning. We all look happy and relaxed and that is a testament to how Owen works, he helps you feel comfortable having your photo taken. He always responded to emails very promptly and made the day a joy. I would recommend him highly.
Bron Ellis
Wedding: June 2018
June 2016
I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Owen captured very special intimate moments of my son's wedding, the album of photos is very beautiful. I feel very emotional when I look at them and even see moments that I missed on the day with all the excitement and happiness. He was patient, gentle and made sure that everyone was at ease, we barely noticed that he was there. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Owen.
Annabelle & Vincent
Married in February 2018
June 2016
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 day ourselves. He was always in the right place at the right time, but was so discrete we barely noticed him. He captured everything in a very natural, documentary style way which is exactly what we wanted. On top of this the whole service he provided from the initial meeting, right through to the delivery of the final album was perfect. Owen is very reassuring and you feel in safe hands throughout the whole process. He is very organised and punctual in his responses to all your questions, and even took the time to visit our church and venue beforehand to find the best angles for his shots. The final album he created for us is beautiful and will be treasured for many years to come. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again in the future!
Corinna & James
Married in February 2018
June 2016
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 perfectly capturing the surprise and excitement on our guests' faces when we told them we were getting married...right then! He took lots of time before the event to meet with us on Facetime, discuss what we wanted to achieve, and he listened really carefully and gave some great advice and suggestions. We are thrilled with the photographs, which we will cherish for years to come. His after event support was excellent; the gallery was online really quickly, and he was very helpful with our order. We couldn't recommend Owen highly enough.
Annabelle & Vincent
Married in February 2018
June 2016
An excellent choice of photographer
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 day ourselves. He was always in the right place at the right time, but was so discrete we barely noticed him. He captured everything in a very natural, documentary style way which is exactly what we wanted. On top of this the whole service he provided from the initial meeting, right through to the delivery of the final album was perfect. Owen is very reassuring and you feel in safe hands throughout the whole process. He is very organised and punctual in his responses to all your questions, and even took the time to visit our church and venue beforehand to find the best angles for his shots. The final album he created for us is beautiful and will be treasured for many years to come. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again in the future!
Location & Contact Details

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London, Greater London, England

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Event Photography Awards 2019 - Shortlisted
FAQ
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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!