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The ultimate list of FAQs you’ve been thinking of asking to help you decide on your wedding photography.

wedding photography style and aproach faqs

Flower filled London Spring wedding fine art bridal portrait wedding photography faqs - Photo by Cristina Ilao

How would you describe your photography style?

I have a relaxed approach that is a combination of reportage and editorial styles. I capture both naturally posed and candid photos depending on what works given the situation.

For your portraits, I’ll provide you with gentle guidance and suggest actions that will help create natural-looking photos. I thoughtfully curate the images I capture by carefully thinking about the lighting as well as posing. For the rest of the day, I’ll focus on telling your story by capturing the emotions and more importantly, candid moments as they unfold naturally.

Whatever approach appeals more to you, we’ll work together to arrive at a combination that works well and makes you feel comfortable so you can look your absolute best.

Take a quick look at MY PORTFOLIO to see if my style suits you or head to MY CLIENT REVIEWS to know what it’s like working with me.

Do you work with a second shooter?

This depends on the size and requirements of your wedding. For a small wedding, expect me to shoot on my own unless you’ve specifically requested a second photographer. For bigger weddings, I usually already include a second shooter as part of your service package.

availability & booking faqs

Chelsea and Kensington Marchesa ombre pink grey and black dress spring engagement pre-wedding session. Shot by London Wedding Photographer Cristina Ilao

Can we meet you first?

Of course! Your wedding photographer is the person you’ll spend the most time with on your wedding day. It’s important for you to choose someone you feel comfortable with. Remember, if you don’t feel comfortable with your photographer, you won’t look great in your photos and you also won’t have an amazing experience.

I’m based in London and happy to meet you anywhere within the central district. If you can’t make it, we can instead arrange a phone call or a video call and get to know each other virtually.

SEND ME A MESSAGE and let’s start getting to know each other!

How do we reserve our wedding date?

Once we agree on your wedding coverage, I just need you to pay my non-refundable retainer and sign our contract. After that, the date is yours!

What’s a retainer and what’s it for?

The retainer is the amount you need to pay me at the time of signing our contract to protect your wedding date from any incoming enquiries and bookings I may receive for that particular date.

coverage and pricing faqs

hedsor house spring summer wedding; bridal portrait by the big window and pale blue vintage floor to ceiling heavy drapes; vintage mirror with gold details; pale blue wallpaper; white wall panel | Photo by London and Newcastle UK based light bright and airy Filipina wedding photographer Cristina Ilao

How much do you charge? Can we pay in installments?

Please refer to my PRICING PAGE to know more about my starting price. a non-refundable retainer is due immediately but the remaining balance can be paid in installments.

Do you offer discounts?

I’m afraid not. I always work hard to achieve the same high level of standard for each wedding I accept. I also don’t cut corners and therefore, I don’t offer discounts. However, I can tailor a package that meets your needs and budget. CONTACT ME with details of your wedding and we can agree on something that suits your needs.

How much of the wedding will you cover?

I’ll cover everything from the bridal preparations in the morning up to the first dance and the first hour of the evening party.

Do you work with a second photographer?

This depends on the size and requirements of your wedding. For a small wedding, expect me to shoot on my own unless you’ve specifically requested a second photographer. For bigger weddings, I usually already include a second shooter as part of your service package.

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