Cristina Ilao Education & Mentoring - UK based destination wedding photographer covering London, Cotswolds, Paris and Europe

I’m fortunate to have learned from incredible mentors, successful photographers and well-respected artists who helped me along the way. Each one generously shared their knowledge, skills, and experience to guide me in building a thriving business. Looking back, those are the most valuable tools that helped me get to where I am today.

And now it’s my turn to pass them on to you.

I'd love to help you discover your own path, guide you where you’re struggling and keep you accountable so you can start working with clients who genuinely connect with you.

“The people closest to me determine my level of success or failure. The better they are, the better I am. And if I want to go to the highest level, I can do it only with the help of other people. We have to take each other higher.”

– John C. Maxwell

Spring summer Italian villa wedding vibes: bride is wearing fresh and simple makeup and a deep v neck wedding dress with intricate lace details and huge tulle sleeves; hair is an updo hairstyle with brass gold leaf hair piece and ceramic dangling earrings; bride is also holding a fresh bouquet of wildly arranged unstructured bridal bouquet; groom is wearing a white tuxedo with black accents; shot on plain white light and airy background by film wedding photographer Cristina Ilao
wedding anniversary love letter calligraphed by Lenka Calligraphy on handmade paper by Eliv Rosenkranz, flat lay styled with a blush pink David Austin rose and a gold and mother of pearl opera glass on plain white minimalist surface background
Kanzan Cherry Blossoms at Regent's Park in London. Photo by Cristina Ilao









Wedding Stationery and Invitations Guide by Cristina Ilao: In photo is a are three outer invitation envelopes with wedding guest recipient's address written in gold ink modern hand calligraphy; two rolled handmade paper place name cards on a flatlay rollable surface. photo by Cristina Ilao
moodboard close -up for pastel pink beige neutral theme inspiration; in photo: small toddler girl with glittery crown and lush pink tutu, clipped using a gold brass stylish bulldog clip on a white wall. Photo by Cristina Ilao Photography. More at www.cristinailao.com
hands applying and sticking vintage love stamp on pale blush pink envelope on top of white wooden desk | Photo by London fine art branding photographer Cristina Ilao Photography
Paris Destination Wedding Bridal Portraits at the Palais Royal Colonnes de Buren - taken on a medium format Pentax 645N camera using natural light and Fujifilm Pro 400H analogue film by Cristina Ilao. Features a long feather-encrusted 1 line skirt white wedding dress with a deep v-neck, chantilly lace bodice, and tulle ribbons on the shoulders. Asian Chinese Indonesian bride has light clean barely there natural and fresh make-up and a classic twisted french chignon elegant hairstyle.



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Do you need help building the business of your dreams?

Acquire the knowledge and skills to build a flourishing business and cultivate empowering practices. Learn how to create a strong brand and develop a growth mindset.

It’s time to shift your perspective from one of a struggling artist to that of a profitable entrepreneur.

Feel inspired to dream big. Have a rock-solid strategy in place. Get ready to feel excited and start working with amazing clients who truly value your worth.




Do you need help in particular areas of your business? Let me help you where you're struggling.

Let's connect through an hour-long mentoring session. You'll come away with valuable knowledge that you can apply to your business right away.


Pre-mentoring consultation

1 hour Zoom mentoring session

Mini Action Plan

If you're looking for support over a longer period, I'm happy to offer you continuous guidance for as long as you need.

Ongoing mentoring sessions are meant to help you stay accountable and guide you through the changes in your business over the mentoring period.


Pre-mentoring consultation

Ongoing mentoring sessions

Rolling action plan

Let's start by identifying where you are right now. We'll review your goals and fine tune your vision then create a tailored six-month action plan that fits your specific needs.

We'll connect through a half-day Zoom call or in-person mentoring session and dive deep into your business.


Pre-mentoring consultation

Half-day Zoom/in-person mentoring session

Six-month action plan