wedding photography faqs


How would you describe your photography style?

I have a relaxed and discreet approach that focuses on getting you, your family, and your wedding guests comfortable in front of my camera first before even taking a single shot. I take time in getting to know you so I can capture you in a way that feels natural to you, highlights your features, and shows you at your absolute best.

When it comes to the images I create, expect a timeless style and a thoughtfully curated gallery that tells the story of your day.

Read 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 be there on my own. For much bigger weddings, I include a second shooter as part of your standard wedding coverage.

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


What’s your availability like during the year?

I accept a limited number of weddings a year, most of which are spread over the spring, summer, and fall. I only accept one wedding per weekend to ensure I’m well-rested and can best serve you on your special day.

Can we meet you first?

Of course! We can arrange a video call and get to know each other virtually. If you’re in London / Cambridge, we can arrange to meet in person too. Send me a message to schedule a meeting.

How do we reserve our wedding date?

Once you sign our contract and pay the non-refundable retainer, the date is yours!

What’s a retainer and what’s it for?

The retainer is the amount you need to pay to protect your wedding date from any incoming enquiries and bookings I may receive for that particular date.

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


How much do you charge?

Each wedding is unique so I create a bespoke quote for every enquiry I get. Each wedding’s pricing is tailored according to each couple’s needs. Get in touch to discuss the details of your wedding and receive a tailored quote.

Do you offer discounts?

I work hard to achieve the same high level of standard for each wedding I accept & don’t cut corners. Therefore, I don’t offer discounts. If yours is an intimate wedding, contact me with the details so I can tailor a package just for you.

How much of the wedding will you cover?

This is entirely up to you. Typically, I’ll be there from the preparations in the morning up to the evening party. We can also include a rehearsal dinner or a post-wedding brunch coverage to complete your wedding weekend.

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