I’m so proud to share that I’ve worked with clients from all over the world and captured a variety of weddings, elopements, engagements, and portraits. Curious to know what they say about working with me?

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! – Alexander & Clara, USA

Sri Lankan couple Waldorf Hilton London wedding photo by Cristina Ilao

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 & Stephen, UK

We just wanted to say thank you for stepping in at such short notice and doing so in such a professional, calm manner – you definitely made me feel at ease considering the circumstances! Our wedding photographs were exquisite. You managed to capture our day so beautifully and we shall be forever grateful. Thank you again, we were truly blessed to have you join us on our special day. – Alex & Mark, 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 & Dan, Philippines/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 and Nick, 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, UK/Philippines

I can’t thank you enough for how brilliant you’ve been and the photos are just fantastic! You were so organised and it was nice knowing we were in good hands throughout the day. – Jamie, UK

interracial multi cultural japanese british wedding bride and groom portraits photo by London wedding photographer Cristina Ilao

Cristina, I just wanted to say thank you. How wonderful you are and your work. We are so lucky to have you for our wedding and as a friend. You are so caring and make people smile and happy. We just respect your work ethic, enthusiasm, and professionalism. Best of luck in the future. – Chris & Sayako, UK/Japan

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, UK/Philippines

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, UK

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 & James, Malta


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