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I have been photographing weddings in London and across the world for over 17 years and I love to create one of a kind pieces of art on your wedding day with my Signature Image series as well as capturing all of those candid, natural, beautiful moments throught the day. I really enjoy working with couples who are fun and vibrant and want me to capture them in a relaxed way that shows their bond and spirt between them both and their family and friends.

London wedding photography

If you are getting married in London and are looking for award winning London wedding photography that is creative, artistic and a little different from all of the other London wedding photographers then Barrie Downie photography might be just what your are searching for.

Barrie we are just in Marrakech on Honeymoon, looking through all of the photos, they are truly incredible we are speechless thank you so much xx

Arabelle & Tom

Sussex Wedding December 2018

I am a Craftsman of The Guild of Photographers and love to create my signature art pieces on your wedding day or pre wedding photoshoot, either in London or at wedding venues across the UK.  If you are getting married overseas or want a beautiful engagement shoot in a location with dramatic scenery you can be sure of great results with my recent commissions taking me across the globe. 

Destination wedding photography iceland bride and groom with landscape at sunrise
  • review rating 5  Barrie is an absolute rockstar of a photographer. He shot our small registry wedding in Central London. He captured all our moments perfectly with the right mix of natural and posed photos, knew exactly how to interact and command the crowd to get great photos whilst comfortably being in the background. The outcome is amazing, we are very happy with our shots, and can recommend Barrie to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

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  • review rating 5  I can not say enough good things about Barrie and our engagement photo experience. From the first second we met him at the airport, we felt absolutely comfortable with him. He’s so easy going and friendly that it’s impossible not to like him. As my fiancé and I have never been professionally photographed, we were both nervous about what to expect and how we would look. All those worries were unnecessary because Barrie directed us brilliantly into a series of poses that looked natural and yielded some incredible photographs. To say we were blown away by the quality of work and the overall experience is an absolute understatement. Barrie is SO talented and has such an eye for detail - his work is truly magnificent. If you are looking for professionalism, exceptional photos, and to wow everyone with your final product, Barrie is your guy. I’m so happy we found him - we not only took home some amazing memories and visuals, but we left with a wonderful friendship that makes the experience all the better. Thanks Barrie! Lots of love, Christie and Greg

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  • review rating 5  Barrie was the most amazing photographer. Good sense of humour so made us feel completely at ease. We had an engagement shoot as well which I strongly recommend - he made us feel so comfortable. Barrie captured our day with artistic shots, fun shots and also sneaky family and friend moments. We are so delighted with the pictures, thank you for making us feel like the best looking bride and groom ever!! So many compliments on the photos already and it’s been a few days! Thank you Barrie!

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  • review rating 5  Barrie is an amazing photographer. The entire process of the pre-wedding photo shoot was very exhaustive, as expected, in addition to the extremely sunny weather. However we were pleasantly surprised how he consistently relates to us and ensure that the whole experience was a seamless and great one. There may be many great photographers out there, but I can assure you, he is the real deal who knows what his client wants. We all know that indoor shoots are always relatively easier to take, and outdoor shoots are usually more challenging due to lighting limitations, yet he is able to overcome such limitations at ease. Picture speaks a thousand words. Here is one which I am sharing my joy with all.

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  • review rating 5  Barrie Downie is a GENIUS. From the moment I spoke to him on the phone to interview him I knew he was the right man for the job. He is incredibly knowledgeable on lighting and also very passionate. From the moment he arrived he made everyone feel comfortable. He knew all the best angles for photographs as soon as he arrived. Even though the flat was small and dark the photos he took here were excellent. As I got dressed he took a few modelled shots which made it look like I actually knew how to put on a suit. Thanks for that Barrie. At the wedding his attention to detail was uncomperable. As well as getting excellent photos of the ceremony, several group shots, and some great modelled photos of my new wife and I around our venue, he also got so many photos of our friends and family chatting which really captured the feel of the day. If you're looking for a wedding photographer, spend the extra money and hire a professional. I would recommend Barrie Downie a thousand times over to anyone who needed a photographer.

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Wedding photography bride at Marylebone town hall London

Wedding venues in London

I have been photographing weddings in London for over 15 years and am fortunate to have photographed weddings in and be recommended by many of the best wedding venues in London including Claridges, The Gherkin, The Langham and The Savoy as well as many others.

Creative wedding photography

As you look around my website you will see my signature style of wedding photography is creating one of a kind art pieces on your wedding day, often using the landscape or architecture of your wedding venue and surroundings to produce breathtaking wedding photos that deserve to be printed. As well as wedding albums many coupes choose to have large framed prints or contemporary style wall art for their homes. As a professional photographer I am proud to be an ambassador for Loxley Colour the UK’s best pro lab who provide me with some amazing wall products and prints for my couples to display their wedding photos in their homes.

Wedding photographer London

Recommended wedding photographer at Claridges, The Gherkin, The Langham, The Lanesborough, Hotel Cafe Royal, The Grosvenor Park Lane

Wedding photographer Sussex

Recommended Sussex wedding photographer at the following venues, Goodwood House, Goodwood Hotel, Amberley Castle, Southend Barns, Chichester Harbour Hotel, The Grand Hotel Brighton

Pre wedding photography

Every year I do a tour of different countries taking engagement photos and pre wedding photography in London, Paris, Iceland, Antelope Canyon, Scotland, Tuscany and many other beautiful locations. These photoshoots used to be predominantly be for couples from Asia but now it is become more and more popular for western couples to do a pre wedding photoshoot. We visit  beautiful locations and capture some magical images of the two of you on your travels and you can then have these photos printed and displayed at your wedding venue on your wedding day.

Choosing your wedding photographer

Rated as one of the best wedding photographers in London, I cover London, Sussex, Surry and Hampshire as well as providing my unique style of wedding photography and video for weddings across the UK and destination weddings worldwide.

When choosing a photographer you may have heard of certain styles such as Documentary wedding photography, traditional,contemporary, classical alternative and photojournalistic.

Rather than label myself as having one style I cover the day in a documentary style capturing those key moments during the ceremony and speeches win a n unobtrusive fashion, I create contemporary artistic wedding photos of the bride and groom together and I am more than happy to give you some beautiful family group photos if required.

No gimmicky filters that will look dated in years to come. Just timeless wedding photos that are beautifully lit and composed along with precious candid moments that pass in a second but last forever.


My work as wedding photographer and film maker has taken me to New York, Sydney, Iceland, Lisbon, Paris and many other beautiful locations for weddings and pre wedding photoshoots.