meet cristina

Cristina Ilao London & Destination Wedding Photographer Profile Photo

Hi, I'm Cristina!

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

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 romantic newly-wed portraits and all the intricate details you carefully curated.

Receiving exquisite and timeless photos after your wedding is great. But having the right photographer on your actual wedding day? It 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

did you know?

- 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 opulent palaces in England to the grand chateaus in France. Capturing weddings in historic buildings and heritage sites is my expertise. I'm proudly a preferred wedding photographer at the Blenheim Palace, one of the most luxurious historic wedding venues in the world.

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 places Do you want to get in front of my camera at one of my destinations? Get in touch and let's make it happen.

June 2023

Normandy, France

July 2023

Paris, France

August 2023

Grenoble & Provence, France


Close-up newly married couple portrait at an English garden wedding in Ardington House Oxfordshire England UK; Bride is wearing a white Chantilly lace A line long sleeves Claire Pettibone wedding dress, updo chignon classic hairstyle with half flower crown, groom is wearing a beige suit with a white dress shirt and a nneutral sand straw hat with grosgrain ribbon: Photo by Cristina Ilao

"You have given us the most amazing opportunity to relive our dream day and see aspects of it that we never even got to experience in the moment. I don't even know how to break down all the things that we loved about our photos!" - Ashlyn