Wedding photography London

As a full time Professional wedding photographer Barrie Downie has been photographing weddings in London and destination weddings worldwide for over 18 years. 

Featured in numorous ,magazines and publications Barrie has also featured on BBC news for his wedding photography in London.

photographing weddings in London at some of the best wedding venues the capital has to offer. Looking for wedding photography London by a photographer recommended at venues around the world? budget for wedding photography London, with fees starting at £2,495 it’s best to budget at least £3,500 for wedding photography London with a wedding album. 

I have been fortunate  enought to photograph London weddings at some of the most famous venues and am reccomended photographer at some of the very finest, including: Claridges, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Claridge’s, Natural History Museum in Kensington, Mandarin Oriental Knightsbridge, The Gherkin, Kew Gardens Richmond, Four Seasons Hotel in Mayfair, The Lanesborough, The Ritz, The Savoy, Lord’s Cricket Ground to simply name just a few.


Wedding photography Style

A documentary style of wedding photography – You may notice that my style of wedding photography is a mix of stunnig bride and groom portrats and relaxed and natural candid moments caught in a documentary style. By observing your wedding day, not orchestrating. So you relax and enjoy the day, and leave the photography to me. This kind of photography is often known as candid wedding photography or as documentary wedding photography London. But it all means the same thing; directing, no bossing about or no posing. But rather unintrusive, hands off, friendly approach so that you may not find me much on the day.

As well as that I create my signature art peices of thride and groom often taken with the London skyline and its well known landmakrs such as Big Ben, Westminster, London Eye, St Paul’s or Tower Bridge. 

I’ll bring the natural moments together together with portraits and superbly details and craft them into a visual narrative to show as the very best version of yourselves at its best and you. Meanwhile you just enjoy.
The real story of your wedding day told using a strategy composition and an understanding of light to make meaningful photographs of genuine unposed moments and psychological connections for your ideal wedding photography London.

How to be the best London wedding photographer

To be the best wedding photographer in London  you need to understand, and work well with people. As well as being good technical photographer and understanding your camera, you need to have charm and people skills. 

Many of best wedding photographers in the world create their art by making bridegroom bridegroom feel comfortable in front of the camera. Finding good backdrop and wonderful light is just part of the job as a wedding photographer. The Important part is to put people at ease and make any momement look natural and beautiful.

Todays mirrorless digital cameras, such as the Nikon Z7 and Z6 are capable of producing stunning quality photographs, coupled with the professional lenses and pro quality lighting.


How to Choose The Right Wedding Photographer For You

Your wedding photographer should capture your wedding day in the way you envisage it. If you can find a photgorapher who has the same vison as you when it come to photography you are halfway there!

Be spending time to find the right wedding photographer you ca be sure to get the rsutls you hope for.
As your  wedding photos are one of the most important parts of your wedding, make sure you choose wisely and set a relastic budget fro wedding photography.

As with most things in life the saying “you get what you pay for” never rings tuer than when it comes to wedding photography.

While you can find a cheap photographer who’s straight out of university, a part time photograpgher or is new to the industry. It makes sens to trust your wedding photographer to a full time professional wedding photographer. 

Check out wedding photography portfolios

Take your timer to browse the portfolio of the wedding photographers you’re considering. You need to find a style of phtotography that fits with your vision and resonates with your ideas of how your wedding will look.

Any professional photographer will have created their own sense of style over the years and will be more than happy to share with you their full wedding albums for you too judge for yourself if they are a good fit for you.

The factors that help create great wedding photography

So many variables go into making up how your wedding photos will look from your stlye ands location of wedding venue to the season and weather on the day. What time it gets dark and which direction the sun sets in realtion to your venue or the landscape around it. 

You can book a pre wedding or engagement photoshoot with your photographer to become relaxed aorund them and with yourself in front of the camera. 

Figure out the style of wedding photography you like best.


Take the time to look at wedding photography websites, wedding blogs and instagram feeds.  Do you like a filmic look? maybe you prefer black and white candid wedding photographer or soft and pastel like photos? once you have a feel fro the type of photos you like you can find a photographer who fits your requirments and know that you are going to be happy with their style.

One of my favourite wedding venues is Claridges such a special place for a London wedding.


Best wedding photography London

Multi award winning photographer Barrie Downie has been recognised as the best wedding photography London and is an international photographic competitions judge and speaker well regarded around the world.

Prices for Wedding photography London

The cost of wedding photography London starts at £2,495 for a bepsoke quote and to check my availalbity for your wedding please do get in touch.