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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

ashlyn & hunter, usa

"I just don't have the words to thank you enough for our wedding photos. I've been admiring them for the past week, taking them all in, and zooming with my family to ooh and ahh over them together. It kind of sucks that you don't get to see the initial reactions of your clients! That first time seeing your wedding photos is something super special, as you know. 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! It goes without saying, but these pictures of us with our loved ones will be cherished forever. And the portraits of Hunter and I - wow, there aren't any words. That day felt like heaven, and you somehow were able to capture that ephemeral feeling on camera. You're amazing, Cristina! I'm so happy that we chose you as our photographer, and I'm so happy to have formed a friendship with you." - Ashlyn

anthiya & stephen, uk

I feel like thank you isn’t even the right word to express how grateful we are for every single thing you did for us on our wedding day. 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. My family and friends all absolutely love you, and your warmth. Seeing the photos you took literally made me and Stephen cry, it is absolutely everything we envisioned and more. The light, the natural shots, the fact you focused on details and moments – without us even having to ask you. You captured moments of us when we were in the moment and those are the type of shots we LOVE. I hope you always remember how you make a bride feel on their day. I hope you always know that the ray of sunshine you are, that you reflect onto all those around you, is something that money cannot buy. You were instrumental in how happy, relaxed, and at peace, I was on my big day, and that is priceless. - Anthiya

alex & clara, usa

Romantic couple shot nose to nose and eyes closed, bride wearing white lace mr self portrait mini dress and white gold simple necklace; groom wearing a light blue shirt and dark blue trouser; light and airy photography - Central London Pre-wedding and Engagement photo shoot by Cristina Ilao

We loved working with Cristina for our engagement photo shoot. Her attention to detail, professionalism, photography style, and final pictures/products are simply amazing and worth hiring her for. We thank Cristina for all her hard work, creativity, and flexibility in making our photoshoot an enjoyable and forever memorable experience. We highly recommend her! - Alex

lala & dan, uk

We heard amazing reviews about Cristina’s work and we wanted to have that same peace of mind and experience the other couples had with Cristina. Our wedding was beautifully captured. We have just received our photos and they are just wonderful (and all the lovely adjectives you can think of). Just perfect! I’ve looked at them multiple times and I still feel the same emotions when I first saw them. They were exactly what we’d wished for. We felt comfortable with Cristina and just smoothly followed her subtle suggestions throughout the day. The results were relaxed, natural beautiful photos that will remind us of what a wonderful day it was! - Lala

kelly & nick, uk

After being let down by our initial photographer Cristina came recommended and the original would have had to have something about her to be better than Cristina! From an initial chat over Zoom she put us at ease with her outlook and ideas and she fitted in with our plans and vibe perfectly with her style. On the day she was so friendly, chatty, unassuming, and professional from start to finish and she captured a range of images and photos perfectly on the day. We would highly recommend Cristina if you want images that you can look back on to tell the story of your special day! - Kelly

Cristina proved the ultimate professional - A late replacement she put us at instant ease with her manner & outlook. On the day she blended in seamlessly, fitting in perfectly with the occasion and being a hit with all guests. Her work was of the highest quality and she is very focussed & unassuming. Giving out full marks isn’t something I would normally do - & Ive worked with many professional photographers over the years - but she deserves every bit of recognition going her way. - Nick

bev & jamie, uk

Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully! I am in complete awe at how the photos turned out. Jamie and I are so grateful to you for making us look good and producing such great photos that we will remember and look back to for the rest of our lives. Our wedding was small but Jamie and I give you our big hearts to say thank you and that… you are awesome! Thank you for all your wedding advice and for making us comfortable on our wedding day. - Bev

Cristina was amazing from the very first contact. She went above and beyond to not just make us feel at ease about the photography, but all aspects of the wedding. On the day, she was brilliant at being a photography ninja for the candid shots, then confident and assertive when it came to the group photos. We couldn't believe how amazing she made our humble back garden wedding look! Lastly, we received so many positive comments from guests on how much they enjoyed Cristina being there. - Jamie

Turkish Cypriot wedding in Parklands Quendon Hall Essex - Bride is wearing a white tulle a line riki dalal wedding gown, jimmy choo heels and groom is wearing a giorgio armani black tuxedo and christian louboutin leather shoes; tom ford ribbon; shot at the driveway with countryside views on a summer day in July - photo by fine art destination wedding photographer Cristina Ilao

Gulcan & halil, uk

Thank you so much for capturing our special day so beautifully! Halil & I are beyond over the moon with how beautifully and elegantly our pictures came out, we cannot stop smiling, you've captured our day and everyone so perfectly. It was everything we've envisioned and more, the light and natural shots are exactly the style we were after. I know on the day it may have been a little overwhelming with the 415 guests we had and our whole Turkish culture and traditions you nailed everything so perfectly! With your professionalism and calming full of love personality, we felt so much at ease and felt as if you weren't our photographer but our friend for many years you made us feel so welcomed from beginning to end in which we're so grateful. I cannot recommend you enough to all our family and friends, words can't describe how happy we are to have picked you to be our photographer and friend to share our special day with. - Gulcan

charm & ross, uk

The photos are amazing! We’re both speechless at how you captured the happiness!!! Thank you, we are so happy with the result!!! Honestly, such a job well done! I’m amazed at how you’ve made our intimate wedding so beautiful. – Charm

Cristina and her partner have done an absolutely amazing job taking the photos for our wedding. They took everything in their stride what with all the limitations of the Government guidelines set out in this pandemic. They have even been in touch since making sure everything is okay, I couldn’t be happier with their work. – Ross

sarah & james, malta

For the first time, I’ve been photographed and felt so comfortable. The photos are so beautiful. Thank you so much, you did an incredible job! Total fairytale! Our portraits were so beautiful, I got so emotional. - Sarah

London Engagement Shoot in Kensington & Chelsea 10-11 Carlton House Terrace by Cristina Ilao Fine Art Wedding Photography | In Photo: Asian couple civil wedding ceremony semi formal outfit navy blue suit , white shirt, white mini dress, curled long black hair, white walls

jenny & sam, uk

We reached out to Cristina as we were specifically looking for a fine art photographer. Straight away Cristina was on board with our unusual requests, we spent lots of time planning what our day would look like. Cristina spent time to scope out photo locations and recommended places we never knew about. They images were perfect and just what we were looking for. Cristina is really thoughtful and we couldn’t imagine what it would be like going with another photographer for our special day. - Jenny

Indian Iranian Engagement Prewedding Photo Session Couple Portrait at Chiswick House and Gardens West London. Bride is wearing a Blue Anita Dongre Flamingo Paradise Lehenga Set. The lehenga has 3/4 sleeve choli and is adorned by subtle embroidery; hairstyle is loose waves with natural bridal no make-up fuss free make-up; Groom is wearing a navy blue suit with white dress shirt and an old rose knitted tie. Accessories include crystal bangles and necklaces a solitaire engagement ring, white gold tennis bracelet and rolex watches - photo by destination wedding photographer Cristina Ilao

sarah & ata, uk

Cristina was incredibly professional in her communication, prompt with replying and had excellent suggestions for shoot locations. She took the time to have a meeting with us and understand what we liked. Her photography skills are excellent. She put my partner and I at ease immediately and made the shoot so much fun! Thank you Cristina for taking such wonderful engagement photos for us! - Sarah

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