meet cristina

hi, i'm cristina

Cristina Ilao London & Destination Wedding Photographer Profile Photo

UK-based destination wedding photographer, art lover & world traveler and possibly the most cheerful person you'll ever meet. Promise!

Your wedding marks an important milestone in your life. You’ll definitely need someone to capture it beautifully so you can relive all those wonderful moments once your special day is over.

That’s where I step in.

I know you've put your heart into planning the most important day of your lives. And I'd be so honoured to capture it in my relaxed and thoughtful way - from those candid fleeting moments to your naturally posed portraits and all the little details you so carefully curated.

Receiving exquisite and timeless photos after your wedding is great. But having the right photographer on your actual wedding day will guarantee you an extraordinary experience.

From the moment you choose me, I'll be with you every step of the way. I'll scout the best locations for your portraits, connect you with the best wedding suppliers, and share with you my top wedding planning tips.

And on your wedding day? You'll feel just like you're spending time with an old friend. With my heartfelt smile and calming presence, I’ll be gently guiding you, always ensuring that you feel comfortable in front of my camera and making you look your absolute best - while having fun too!


as seen in



Belle Lumière

You & Your Wedding

Weddings & Honeymoons

Belle Bridal

Living North

Country Wedding

Ox Weddings

The Filipino Expat

Digital Photographer

Wedding Style


Wedding Sparrow

Amber & Muse


Vogue Italia

Adoré Blog Mariage

Nikon Europe

Bridal Musings

Yahoo Style UK


Hey Wedding Lady


Pop Sugar

Tacari Weddings

Cristina Ilao London & Destination Wedding Photographer Profile Photo

let's get to know each other more

I was born in the city of smiles, in one of the happiest countries in the world - the Philippines. True to my roots, I’m a big smiler. And hugger! Expect me to smile tirelessly, cheer you up, make you feel comfortable, gently direct you, support you, and keep you relaxed - just what you need on your wedding day, especially when the nerves start to kick in just before you walk down the aisle.

Before settling in England, I've also lived in the Cayman Islands, the USA, and Guernsey. Traveling often and living as an ex-pat for more than a decade allowed me to integrate into various cultures and interact with people from different walks of life and nationalities. It’s why I'm great at capturing multi-cultural weddings and working with couples from different backgrounds!

I’m drawn to beautiful art & design, particularly impressive architecture. Over the years, I've captured weddings around the world from the grand palaces in England to the traditional farmhouses in Malta. Weddings in historic buildings and heritage sites are my specialty and I'm proudly a preferred wedding photographer at the Blenheim Palace, one of the most luxurious historic wedding venues in the UK.

Cristina Ilao | London Fine Art Wedding Photographer at Oia Santorini Greece

shall we meet?

I'm very fortunate that my work takes me around the world and allows me to travel to lots of beautiful destinations. Do you want to get in front of my camera at one of my stops? Get in touch and let's make it happen.

August & September 2022

Paris, France

September 2022

Florence, Italy

June 2023

Normandy, France

August 2023

Grenoble & Provence, France


bride and groom's first dance, Asian wedding in London Waldorf Hilton shot by Cristina Ilao

"It wasn’t just the photography, it was the warmth, the love, the kindness. It felt like I was having my photography done by someone I had been friends with for years. I was not expecting to have that kind of bond with a photographer. - Anthiya & Stephen