Just call me Fee..

Find out more about me

Hi, I’m Fiona…or Fee as most people call me and I’m the one behind the camera, and this is my London & Surrey wedding photographer story. I specialise in beautiful, natural and creative wedding, portrait and commercial photography. I’m based in London, and I’m generally known as a London & Surrey wedding photographer, but will happily work all over the UK.

I’m originally from the Lake District and still very much a Northerner despite having been in London for over 20 years. I live in Purley, South London, with my husband, our son, a grumpy cat called Chilli and a crazy fuzzball Cockapoo called Baxter. There’s never a dull moment but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

A tom boy at heart, I live in jeans and love outdoor adventures. I’ve always been active (as a child I was called Tigger because I never sat still!), but now hockey & athletics have been replaced by pilates, gym workouts and dog walks.

I love a film or TV night, snuggled up on the sofa with popcorn, a glass of wine and our dog to cuddle. I know pretty much all the words to The Sound of Music, can easily get lost in Harry Potter, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings and now, thanks to my son, I am a connoisseur of animated films. My fave TV shows are a bit of a random mix, from Ted Lasso and Schitts Creek to The Crown and Vikings.

While I have no idea what I am doing I have recently discovered the joy of pottering in the garden. Clearly showing my age! In the last couple of years I have started painting again. It’s my absolute happy place and love my weekly art class. 

I’m a bit of a collector of ‘things’ (something my son has inherited) and on our travels we pick up all sorts of souvenirs and artwork.

Photography was not my first career

I first dabbled with taking photos many moons ago (I’m definitely not telling you how many!), when I pinched my Dad’s old film camera and decided to have a go. I was lucky to have a dark room at school so learned to use the camera, develop my own film, print my own photographs and do lots of experimenting! Exactly what you should do when studying art A Level!

This early foray into photography got sidetracked by a degree in Graphic Design and then a job as a Graphic Designer & Photographic Art Director.

Little did I know at the time how many valuable skills I would learn, while travelling the world working on fashion, lifestyle and interiors shoots. My interest in people, places and design and my love of natural images, beautiful light and creative composition made for a perfect fit when I finally rediscovered photography and took the plunge, setting up Fiona Kelly Photography.

How I work

Since I started my photography business back in 2009, over 350 couples have trusted me to capture their special day.

I bring all that experience to your wedding. I know where to be at the right times and how the day flows. I know when to stay in the background and discretely capture the moment, and when to step up to sort out the photos that need taking. I know how to help you keep calm when things get a little hectic and I have sorted out more veils, bustles and buttonholes than I can remember!

I love to tell stories with natural, beautiful and creative photography. I have a bit of an obsession with sunsets and have been known to do a happy dance when the light is just perfect (you have been warned!). As well as capturing the big events of the day, I’m always looking out for the small moments. Things that might not even be noticed, but will create the most amazing memory for you after the day.

Over the years, I have had my work regularly featured in leading UK Wedding magazines and on highly respected blogs, such as Bridal Musings, Rock My Wedding, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Love My Dress, Style Me Pretty, Want That Wedding & Brides. You can check out some of my features + happy couples right here.

what about your wedding?

 

Wherever it is and whatever you choose to do, your wedding will be uniquely yours. A day of celebration, fun, laughter, the odd embarrassing story and more than a bit of crazy dancing. You will be surrounded by your favourite people in the world and your wedding will be as wonderfully individual as you are.

For some top tips on how to plan your day, check out my popular planning guide here.

If you think we would be a great fit and you would like me to capture your wedding day,
get in touch and tell me more about your plans.

Accolades and Awards

Receiving awards or accolades is not the be all and end all by any means. Working with my amazing clients and making them happy is always my aim, however it is always an honour to have my work recognised.

 

2024

  • Named one of top 10 wedding photographers in the UK by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer
  • Listed no. 20 in the top 100 wedding photography blogs & websites by Feedspot

2022

  • Named one of top 10 wedding photographers in the UK by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

2019

  • Judge for the Wedding Business awards
  • Finalist in the UK Wedding Awards for Best Wedding Photographer
  • Finalist in British Wedding Awards for Best Wedding Photographer

2018

  • Named one of the top 50 uk wedding bloggers – Go Hen
  • Named one of the top 50 uk wedding photographers – Go Hen
  • Regional finalist for Best Wedding Photographer in the Wedding Industry Awards
  • Global Wedding Awards Wedding & Engagement Photographer of the Year

 

2017

  • Named one of the top 50 UK wedding photographers – Go Hen

2016

  • Named one of the best 13 wedding photographers in London by the Evening Standard
  • Named one of the top 50 UK wedding photographers – Go Hen
  • Awarded Licentiate by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (LBIPP)
  • Regional finalist for best wedding photographer in the Wedding Industry Awards

2015

  • Named one of the top 500 UK wedding photographers – Go Hen
  • Regional finalist for best wedding photographer in the Wedding Industry Awards

2013

  • Honorable mention in the Junebug best of the best wedding photography

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Equality Statement

I am proud to work with all clients, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies. They are all equally welcome. If you have any questions or concerns, and simply wish to check availability please don’t hesitate to contact me at fiona@fionakellyphotography.com.