London photographer for weddings and events
Widely regarded as the best wedding photographer in London, Barrie Downie is a Top 10 wedding photographer covering luxury weddings and events across the UK and destination weddings worldwide. a multi award winning wedding photographer I strive to provide the very best record of your day in a documentary style as well as giving you my timeless signature image collection of wedding photos, from those candid moments like your dad’s first glimpse of you in your wedding dress with tears rolling down his cheeks, the moment your groom swells up with emotion as you walk down the aisle to the fun and laughter during your speeches and the excitement of your first dance as husband and wife together as well as all those moments in-between that go unseen but can capture the spirt of your wedding day as unique as you are.
London’s finest Luxury wedding photographer
I have photographed hundreds of weddings over the last 13 years and coming from a background in film photography I understand lighting, composition and capturing those fleeting moments when every shot cost money to take and develop when shooting film you learn to take great photos every time in a carefully crafted and measured way rather than just taking 1000’s of photographs and hoping you get some good ones!
Luxury wedding photography includes my time and expertise as one of the UK’s leading wedding photographers and experience with many different cultures including Asian, Indian, Chinese, Persian, Jewish and Nigerian to name just a few. With an understanding and experience of photographing many types of weddings from different cultures and religions, you can be sure I won’t miss any key moments or get in the way during the crucial part of your wedding ceremony.
I have worked at and am recommended by some of the very finest wedding venues in London including Claridge’s, The Gherkin, One Whithall, The Savoy, The Ritz, Hotel Cafe Royal, The Langham, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and The Lanesbourgh to name just a few of the most fantastic London wedding venues I have been fortunate to photography weddings at.
With wedding gown designers such as Vera Wang and Pronovios in Knightsbridge and Mayfair and every luxury wedding supplier in London on your doorstep you can be sure to find what you need for every little detail of your unique wedding day. Wedding rings, watches and jewellery from Bond Street, Luxury car hire from Rolls Royce and Bentley and 5 star hotels across the centre of London for your wedding guests to stay it’s no wonder that London is the destination wedding capital of Europe.
If you are looking for the ultimate in wedding floristry then Amie Bone Flowers is the go to florist to the stars, from opulent table tops to exquisite ceremonies her wedding flowers are a truly unique work of art and sure to be remembered by all of your wedding guests as the wedding of the year.
Wedding photography prices
Wedding photography prices in London vary wildly but as with anything in life you get what you pay for. By paying a little more for your wedding photography you will receive first class service and amazing wedding photography guaranteed from one of Londons best wedding photographers Barrie Downie. My wedding photography pricing starts at £1,895 and I would recommend you budget between £3000 – £5000 for your wedding photography to include fine art albums and framed prints or parent albums.
Being a successful wedding photographer is not just about taking photos, it’s important that you get on with your photographer as they are going to be a big part of your day before and after the day itself. I like to meet up with the bride and groom before the wedding when they first get in touch, so we can make sure we both want the same things from your wedding photography, and we will get on well and will make sure that on the day you are relaxed in front of the camera and we can get then best out fo you both and produce them most amazing wedding photographs for you both and exceed your expectations of wedding photography.
Come rain or shine, summer or winter you can be assured that I will work with you, your wedding planner and your wedding venue to creat some stunning one of a kind wedding art that you will be proud to hang on your wall as framed prints and beautiful fine art wedding albums to pass onto future gerneations to come.
If this sounds great to you then please do get in touch and we can arrange to meet up and see my sample wedding albums and I look forward to hearing all about your wedding plans and how I can help you capture your wedding memories in print.
Wedding photography style
My style of photography ranges from documentary/reportage to classical and contemporary with everything else in between! rather than describe my style of photography myself and put a label on it I say take a look at my wedding photography gallery and see why I am an international award winning wedding photographer for yourself.
London Wedding photographer for brides and grooms who truly love photography
Wedding at Claridges Mayfair London’s finest 5 start hotel
Wedding makeup and Hair
Make Sure your skin looks great on your wedding day.
A luminous complexion is the holy grail of bridal beauty, ensuring your face looks its absolute best and providing
a flawless canvas for your wedding make-up., so its fair to say the earlier you begin the quest for picture perfect skin the better. We always light our brides with soft light to help soften any blemishes and show your wedding make-up off at its very best, our bridal portraits in classic style in venues such as Claridges and The Ritz in London have an elegant timeless feel to them, so its best to have professional make-up artist on your wedding day to help us provide the very best wedding photos for you, we recommend Gemma Sutton international hair and makeup artist for all of the London weddings we photograph as Gemma and her team are simply the best in the business when it comes to wedding hair and makeup. As a photographer I love to work with some of the best suppliers in the industry and I recommend only the best hair and makeup artists.
Looking for the best wedding photographer in London?
widely regarded as one of the best wedding photographers in London and photographing weddings in London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and across the UK Barrie Downie wedding photography also take on a limited number of destination weddings each year. As a top 10 wedding photographer you can be sure to receive fabulous wedding photos and great customer service as you would expect form any wedding vendor in the luxury wedding photography realm. I am a proud ambassador of Phottix lighting and they provide me with the most wonderful lighting equipment that allows me to produce top quality wedding photography anywhere in the world with my lightweight portable lighting solutions that help to give my wedding photos that contemporary look that every bride loves.
Wedding photography in London can be a fun experience, with street artists and colourful locations as well as iconic architecture and timeless charm that London exudes. I photograph weddings in a reportage/candid style for the ceremony and speeches and I capture the fun, excitement and emotion of your wedding day as well as spending a little time with the bride and groom alone to make some of my amazing wedding photography artwork I like to call my signature images, these can encapsualte some of your favourite street scenes, cityscapes, landscapes or architecture from across London from cobbled streets and the mews houses of Mayfair and Chelsea to the iconic landmarks Tower Bridge, Big Ben, The London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral to some of the finest luxury hotels in London such as the facades of Claridges of Mayfair, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, The Langham or Lanesborough or even a stop for a few wedding photographs of the bride and groom at Buckingham Palace.
I will work with you to plan where you would like your London wedding photographs for your signature image collection and we can creat some truly breathtaking one of a kind pieces of art for you to help remember your fairytale London wedding .
Wedding photographer London
Barrie Downie photography
30 new Cavendish Street
Tel +44 7738 686632
A member of the Master Photographers Association