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Wedding planning involves making a lot of decisions so it’s a real privilege to be recognised and considered by you. Creating a one-of-a-kind experience will always be my core value so I only accept a limited number of weddings every year. Are you curious to know what you can expect when choosing me as your wedding photographer?

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A highly personalised experience

Each wedding is unique so I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. It’s my honour to provide you with coverage and an experience that is tailored to your specific needs. Standard packages are available as guidance to give you an idea of what services are available. But this is your day so you get to decide what to include and what to leave out.

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Dreamy wedding photography that tells your story

Expect light, bright, dreamy images of you and your guests from the morning preparations down to the after-party. No trendy moody or orange skin! Just timeless and natural photographs that are true to life and are authentic reflections of your unique story.

A genuine connection with you

I will provide you with guidance from the moment you choose me, throughout your wedding planning, and on the big day. I will invest time in getting to know you and your story. You are guaranteed to feel comfortable in front of my camera and look your absolute best – while having fun too!

intimate wedding in the UK - bride wearing Marchesa high neck long sleeves a line lace wedding gown and groom wearing long black coat, top hat and pinstripe trousers at the front steps of Hedsor House wedding venue near London. Photo by Cristina Ilao www.cristinailao.com

A stress-free wedding photography experience

Fast and timely communication? Back-up plans if anything goes wrong? Strong network of wedding vendors? A wedding gallery that is available to you within just four weeks (or less!)? Check, check, check, and check! You can expect timely response to your questions and cover for any contingency so you can stay stress-free all the way to your big day.

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No surprise fees or costs

All fees I quote include all travel and accommodation costs. I always allow enough travel time to get to your wedding whether it requires me to be there a few hours or a few days (for destination weddings) earlier. You don’t need to worry about surprise travel fees, hidden accommodation costs or worse, a missing photographer!

practical tips on how to choose your wedding photographer | In photo: bride and groom holding hands in English garden. bride wearing a simple A-line 3D floral applique wedding dress by Kate Fearnley and groom wearing a grey plain suit ensemble by Baker's Tailors. Captured by fine art destination wedding photographer Cristina Ilao

Thoughtful attention to detail

With a discerning eye, I capture each important detail that you have carefully selected and curated to be part of such a momentous occasion. From the Chantilly lace of an elegant Monique Lhuillier gown to the delicate Sarah Bernhardt peonies adorning your romantic ceremony space.


Wedding Photography Investment

Investment for intimate weddings within the UK begins at £1,600 and includes:

  • Ongoing guidance (Pre-wedding consultation & planning guidance and a final meeting a month before the wedding date)
  • Up to 6 hours of photography coverage on the day
  • Professional editing in my signature light and airy style
  • At least 300 carefully curated images
  • An online secure gallery hosted for 1 whole year
  • Full printing release of all your images

If you’re thinking of having something smaller like an elopement or an intimate wedding, get in touch so I can tailor coverage that is specific to your needs.


Engagement Session

couple embracing each other and laughing outside white houses with white pillars and black fences during engagement session in Kensington London UK

Most couples have never had their photographs taken professionally so I can totally understand how this engagement sessions may sound daunting. However, I can’t emphasise enough the importance of having one before the wedding. It’s the perfect opportunity for us to get to know each other more before your big day. You can feel relaxed and experience what it’s like to be in front of my camera. I promise, it’s going to be fun!


Engagement Session Investment

Engagement sessions can be included as part of your wedding experience. Engagement sessions are priced at £250 when purchased separately.

Do you think we’re a good fit? Head over here to learn more about me.

Are you ready to get in touch? Head over to my contact page here. You can also request a no-commitment introductory phone or video call by leaving me a message through my contact form.

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Meet cRiSTina

Born and raised in the Philippines, Cristina is an award-winning international wedding photographer currently based in London and Newcastle, UK. She is known for her fine art approach and light and airy photography style.

Throughout her career, Cristina has worked with distinguished television celebrities, leading UK fashion influencers and international brands, cementing her place in the UK and extending her reach to a global client base. Cristina has been featured by Nikon Europe,  Yahoo Style UK, and some of the most notable international wedding and photography magazines.

Her work has taken her to some of the most beautiful places in the world including the USA, France, Malta, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Greece, and the Caribbean just to name a few.