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“Charli was a no brainer. As soon as we met her we knew she understood us – an incredible documentary wedding photographer, she was discreet and made us both feel so comfortable. She also answered us immediately with every query we had and I now think of her as a friend – she is so lovely! When we received our photographs, we beamed from ear to ear at every photo. They have completely wowed us and Charli was one of our best decisions. We also chose Charli because not only is her documentary style photography completely our style, but the fact she shoots in film and digital was just such a beautiful touch and has given us such a variety of photos. We are over the moon with them.”

Featured in: Love My Dress (Top UK Wedding Blog) | Wedding Day MagazineHarriet Wilde Real Brides

“Charli was the photographer at Laura & Andy’s wedding – I was a bridesmaid and I really liked the way Charli worked and the photos she produced. We love the natural style of Charli’s photos – the thing that drew us to her for our wedding is the fact that she manages to capture the complete story of a wedding. Her use of lighting and the set-up of the shots is amazing. 

Charli was really pro-active and I felt like she was in complete control of everything so I didn’t need to worry about the photos, which was fantastic given the amount of other things that needed my attention. Charli was always really friendly and genuinely excited which made us feel more excited about the wedding.

On the day Charli was so professional, easy to work with and kept everything going in the right direction even though the timings of the day had slipped considerably! She had planned meticulously and knew all the best places for photographs and even managed to grab us at exactly the right moment for the sun to come out from behind the cloud for 10 minutes at sunset! She went above and beyond, from calming me down when the wrong flowers turned up to hanging out of a car to get photos of us driving our Fiat 500 back from the church!

Charli was really quick at editing the photos and provided little taster shots to keep us going until the full album was ready. The online gallery is so easy to use and allows family and friends to view all the photos too, which is a bonus.

We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and couldn’t be happier with the photos we’ve received. They are beautiful and bring back so many happy memories when we look at them.

Booking Charli was the best decision we made for the wedding. She’s given us something that we can cherish for the rest of our lives. We would recommend her to anyone – she’s a fantastic photographer.”

Featured in: Love My Dress (Top UK Wedding Blog)

“Charli was the photographer at our friends Carmel and James’ wedding, and the photos were stunning.  As soon as we got engaged there was no doubt that we would ask Charli to capture our wedding too – we made sure she was available before we confirmed the date and booked the venue!

We definitely made the right choice.  Charli was fantastic on the day, the portrait sessions gave us some magical newly-wed time alone, and she was unobtrusive in capturing the whole day in her storytelling style.  In particular, Charli’s suggestion of doing a “first look” session was fantastic, it meant that the first time we saw each other on our wedding day was in private, and Charli captured the moment. The results are incredible!  

We loved every minute of our wedding day, and Charli has managed to capture the emotion, joy and fun we all had in every image.  The only problem is going to be choosing which photos go in the album!”

“We wanted to give this feedback having just seen all our photos for the first time!

The first thing that struck us was the super high quality of the images! We got married on a beach in the south of France. It was such a stunning setting and Charli’s photos definitely do it justice. The colours and clarity of all the photos are very impressive.

This, partnered with Charli’s natural ability to identify those magical moments, we believe, is such a rare gift! Moments that we thought we’d need to rely on our memory for, are now beautifully captured and with us forever! For this, we couldn’t be more thankful to have teamed up with Charli.

The entire process has been faultless which is a testament to Charli’s experience and profressionalism. From our first meeting with Charli to discuss our vision to seeing this beautifully materialise, we have been very impressed with it all. Charli has been so accommodating and attentive to our wishes. We got a real feeling Charli genuinely understood us and we were right, as the photos are exactly what we wanted, in fact, they have exceeded our expectations tenfold!

We will enjoy sharing our photos with friends and family time and time again…. for this…we say: THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHARLI!!”

Featured in: British Vogue

“After viewing Charli’s work online I was thrilled that Simon had managed to find us such a great contact! All the photos on her site of real brides were stunning and flattering. I especially liked how her portfolio gave you a real sense of the vibe and joy of each day rather than too many posed portraits.

Charli was so helpful in the run up. We were rather disorganised but whenever we spoke to her she made us feel calm and confident that everything would go great. Meeting Charli beforehand made us feel really relaxed in her presence which I am sure comes across in the photos. It felt more like she was a friend at the wedding than just a photographer! She gave us lots of tips and helped us plan the day so that we had a few moments alone (and with our guinea pigs) to get some great shots.

Charli was wonderful on the day. She was extremely organised and had a good balance of slotting into the background when required but also ushering family into place when needed! She made us laugh lots and feel completely relaxed – it was great to have her with us and I have recommended her to my friends!

Charli sent the photos through promptly and they were exactly what we hoped for. We were able to show them to friends and family easily and we treasure them to this day. I would highly recommend Charli.

Jennifer (from Jennifer Pinder Floral Styling)”

“We cannot thank you enough for taking such beautiful pictures of our wedding day and helping to create memories that will last a lifetime. The whole experience was faultless, from our initial first meeting, our enagagement shoot, through to our wedding day. You were so professional throughout yet at the same time made us feel so at ease. As you know, we’re not fans of having our photos taken, so this meant a lot!

On the wedding day, you had everything under control, you knew exactly when and where you would get the best shots and made sure we were never away from our guests for too long.

Finally, the USB was presented in the most beautiful box – thank you, we will treasure it! It was a pleasure to get to know you and we wish you well.”

“The taster photos made me feel emotional and now that we’ve seen the rest – the pictures are stunning! We are so happy with how they look! You captured the day perfectly and everyone looks so happy. Thank you!”

“Oh wow Charli these photos are just gorgeous!!! We are so thrilled!! 

We can’t thank you enough, the photos are everything we had hoped for and we just love how you caught so many funny and natural moments throughout the day! 

The big day went so quickly for us but you managed to take us aside for photos at just the right moments – we never felt like we were away from the group for too long and it was really lovely to spend some time just the two of us and take in the moment while you were snapping away! You really put us at ease during the photo sessions and kept us on time – no mean feat!! 

So many of our guests commented on how lovely you were throughout the day and we can’t wait to show off your work to them!

Thank you again for capturing our day so beautifully – we will treasure the photos for years to come!  

All the very best.”

 

“We just want to say a massive thank you to Charli for capturing our love story so damn perfectly!!

I had seen Charli’s amazing photography skills from when she captured two of my friend’s weddings previously, and I straight away said (even though I wasn’t then engaged!), that she would be the photographer at our wedding. As soon as we had our date booked, Charli was the first person we booked! Sometimes you just know when it’s right!

Before the day, we had met up with Charli for our engagement shoot which was a wash out. However, we cracked on and all got soaking wet and Charli was still able to create something amazing! Everyone said that it couldn’t have been raining, but trust us, it was!!!

On the day, Charli was basically more like a friend at the wedding; blending into the background but with the odd clicks to capture the humour, love and the character of our most amazing day! We still felt like we were able to be with our guests for the majority of the day as we were only pulled away for 15 minutes at a time which just worked perfectly! We had a great time on the golf buggy aye Charli!!

We had the most perfect wedding day and I’m so glad that Charli was a part of our journey! I would recommend Charli to the world if you want someone professional, kind, bubbly and who will be there to capture the big and little details that you can remember for the rest of your life!”

“Charli’s brand is one of fine art storytelling and her work is just that. We found that her photographs captured the raw emotion of the day, from start to finish, while also carrying an air of vintage beauty and timeless elegance.  This was right up our street.

Charli was fantastic in the run up to the wedding.  She was extremely organised and made me feel immediately at ease.  She made the planning process easy by using a simple pre-wedding questionnaire, which made me comfortable but without making the process overly burdensome.

Charli was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.  Nothing was too much trouble and she barely stopped all day.  We felt that she was hugely vested in the day and the final result, so before we had even seen one photo we knew that she would capture the day brilliantly.

We are extremely pleased with the photos.  When we came to prepare the album there were too many to choose from!  Charli did a great job in putting the album together and as with everything else she did for our wedding, she put her heart and soul into it, so I knew we wouldn’t be disappointed with the final product. These are memories we will treasure forever and we could not have picked a better photographer to create them for us.”

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“The photos are beautiful, you are a very talented lady! Thank you so much for capturing so many amazing memories of our day. I loved re-living it all as I looked through them.

Thank you also for sending the USB, we picked it up from the post office at the weekend and it was such a lovely surprise to see that the packaging was just as beautiful as your images. Thank you again for all of the time and effort you have put into our photos – we couldn’t be happier with them!

Wishing you all the best for the future!”

“Our friends Hannah & Paul booked Charli for their wedding and the first thing we noticed was how non-intrusive Charli was on the day. Then, as soon as we saw the taster images on Facebook, we knew instantly that we wanted to meet with Charli to talk through our day. Charli’s style is so beautiful and her framing of images is really amazing.

The pre-wedding meeting was really nice & relaxed and we felt at ease right from the beginning (meeting over a brew definitely helped!). As soon as we left the meeting we text Charli straight away, as we didn’t need any more time to think, we knew Charli was the photographer for us. We did a little engagement shoot a couple of months before our wedding and it was great to have a bit of a practice run with no pressure. It was a great way of getting used to being relaxed in front of the camera, and to spend more time with Charli. Charli is great at capturing personalities in her photos, so the more time we spent with her the more she got to know us, and that really showed in our photos, whether it was silly faces or just having a giggle. Also, we did the engagement shoot at our venue, which was really handy to work out where the best locations were for the actual wedding shots.

Charli kept in touch with us on a regular basis and when we had a few questions, they were answered instantly. We received our photos very quickly after our big day (including some taster photos that we received within 24hrs) and we absolutely loved the USB and box that the images came in.

We really felt that you were more of a guest at our wedding; you took so many photos of our day but were never intrusive in the slightest. Your storytelling style managed to capture amazing photos of all of our guests while being so discreet. You were well organised through-out, referring back to all of the notes you’d made from discussions beforehand, which meant that we could relax fully in the knowledge that you had everything (from photos of the details, to a list of everyone in the group shots) totally under control.  The group shots were done so quickly, no one felt that they were hanging around at all. We were so happy with our final photos. You created such a beautiful storyboard of the whole day and we want to print them all!!! You’ve just captured our day perfectly, with all the trout faces too!! Amazing!! We’ve received so many nice comments from our family and friends about how lovely you are and how beautiful your photos are.

It’s very true, you just capture such lovely moments, thank you again for everything.”

“(From Laura’s Mum) Charli, Laura and Andy’s wedding photos are outstanding!! You captured the whole amazing day and indeed told a beautiful story. We can’t stop looking at them over and over again. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you but you have a unique, clever, wonderful talent. Good luck with you career in the future.”

Featured in: Rock My Wedding (UK Wedding Blog)

“Where do we start!

Right from our first e-mail contact with Charli everything was made easy and stress-free. Charli answered all our questions and made really helpful suggestions. Our pre wedding meeting was in a convenient location and gave us another opportunity to run through our questions and get to know Charli.

On the actual day Charli’s calming presence and gentle manner was noted by lots of our guests. Charli clearly had sussed out our venue and took advantage of the best light, views and understood the atmosphere we were aiming to achieve.

We now have a truly wonderful set of wedding photos, which we will treasure for life. Looking at our photos brings back the emotion and fun we had on our way, we adore them all.”

Featured: Love My Dress (Top UK Wedding Blog)

“Omg omg omg omg omg …….

Thank you a million times, you saw so many of our tiny details and captured every moment in its most beautiful way. I am incredibly happy and proud, more so because we had you, caring for and capturing our story. 

Your support and pure talent have meant we will be able to look back at our day as the fairytale you’ve made it. The pictures tell our story more beautifully than we could have ever imagined.

You are an angel with a camera.”

 

“These are so amazing, thank you so much – I cried!!

A proper thank you card is on it’s way to you, but I wanted to say immediately thank you so much for everything, you are an artist, a joy to know and it was amazing having you capture our day.”

“Charli!!!! These are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! You captured the day perfectly; and memories that will last us a lifetime.

Our friends and family have LOVED the photos and the feedback has been wonderful. I had this from a colleague this morning and I just had to share it with you – “Oh Celine… what a wonderful set of photos! I watched the slideshow and it made me cry!!! It’s a fabulous storyline of the whole day – it made me feel as if I was there. The photographer has a lovely eye – you look so beautiful and happy all the way through.”

Thank you so much again!”

“When getting married in early August this year, I knew there would only be one person I would want to capture our special day – my beautiful big sister (who just happens to be an amazing wedding photographer!). Charli’s natural style and talent shine through in all the photos she posts.

Charli made my husband, Christopher, and I feel at ease right from the start, which was an engagement shoot where the romantic proposal took place. I have never experienced having my photo taken professionally, neither had Christopher – Charli made us feel as if she wasn’t even really there; resulting in beautiful, unforced photographs.

On our wedding day, Charli was up and ready at sunrise – being my only bridesmaid and photographer was a huge undertaking; in which true to herself, she took completely in her stride. Charli didn’t stop throughout the day, making sure her little sister’s whole day was captured perfectly and, seeing the results, she truly accomplished perfection.

I couldn’t have asked for more, not only as a photographer, but also as my sister. I beam with pride for all of Charli’s achievements. She continues to blow me away with her work, and how she constantly strives to improve on what I would call already unbeatable, with everything she does in her life.”

“I found Charli on Twitter, and was completely captivated with the style of her photos, and the way she captured moments in time in such a natural way. The lighting, the finishing touches and her eye for detail were better than anything I had ever seen. I knew I didn’t want ‘staged’ photography, where everyone was in a line and straining a smile, I wanted completely natural pictures that told a story. From the moment Nick and I met Charli, we knew we wanted her as a part of the day. For me, choosing the photographer is one of the most important decisions of your wedding. The photos are the living memory of your day, and something you treasure for the rest of your lives.

We had an engagement shoot with Charli in Regents Park, and she made us feel completely relaxed and completely understood us a couple. From then on, Charli was in touch and getting excited with us leading up to the wedding day. On the wedding day, Charli went above and beyond. She really made an effort with our friends and family, captured every moment that most people would miss with the naked eye, and even helped me take off my shoes when they were hurting! Charli was our rock throughout the day, keeping us relaxed and reassuring us that everything was going smoothly.

If that wasn’t enough, the aftercare treatment we have received from Charli is second to none. Not only were all our photos edited and ready for us to view within 4 weeks, Charli went the whole extra mile and created a story board of our wedding. Reliving the wedding day in that fashion was simply the most touching moment for Nick and I. The care and attention that went into all the shots was phenomenal. Every photo, every detail, was simply perfect. There wasn’t one photo I didn’t like, and furthermore, Charli captured every detail of our wedding from start to finish.

Last week I received a special package in the post which was a thank you card from Charli, along with the most ornate USB (of our wedding photos) in the most amazing presentation box. Charli will remain a friend, and I recommend her to anyone as she is the most talented and trustworthy person, and will give you a photography masterpiece!”

“We found Charli whilst browsing the internet for wedding photographers in Kent. We knew we wanted natural photos so this is what drew us towards Charli’s work. We love how different her style is compared to the typical wedding photography we’ve seen. It has a unique edge.

Our consultation with Charli went really well! We met at a convenient place for us. Charli was open and encouraging towards our thoughts. It helped to put us at ease for the day and we knew she would have everything under control.

Charli’s level of service is excellent! On the day itself we were able to relax knowing the photography was all taken care of. Our guests also commented on how fun and friendly you are. Even down to the little card we received with our finished disc, we thought this was lovely and thoughtful.

We absolutely LOVE our photos! They are such a beautiful reminder of an amazing day. You captured moments perfectly so thank you again!”

“Thanks so much for the amazing photos!!! We really loved being photographed by you! Our friends keep commenting on how unique the photos are. We adore them; you have done an amazing job!”

Anonymous feedback from my couples via The Wedding Industry Awards:

“We found Charli on the internet after searching for photographers in Kent. From the first time that we made contact with her she came across friendly and explained everything that she offered in the packages. We met up and we could not have asked for a nicer photographer and we were so pleased that she made sure she knew what we wanted. On the day she was great, friends and family said she was amazing and we could not have asked for anything more. We had to tell her to go home at the end!”

“Right from the start of our engagement shoot, Charli made us feel so comfortable; and the photos truly showed this. Charli worked relentlessly hard on our wedding day from beginning to end to ensure that she didn’t miss a moment, smiling constantly behind the lens, I could clearly see how passionate Charli is about photography. My husband and I couldn’t have asked for more, Charli went above and beyond expectations; the resulting photographs were more than we could ever have dreamt of.”

“Charli is incredible and she captured our day perfectly. She invests herself emotionally into her work and it’s very clear in the end product. She was a joy to work with throughout & most of the time we didn’t even notice her snapping away! She is very talented and we wish her all the best.”

“There was nothing more she could have done for us. She has shown superb communication, a warm friendly approach and flexibility. Service was clear, informative, friendly and we didn’t feel pestered or pressured in any way. She really takes time to get to know you and find out what you want. She is always looking for photo opportunities, even the ones we hadn’t thought of. We loved access to the photos, which allowed us to share with friends and family who have all been raving about them.”

“I have never seen photos that tell a story from one single shot like Charli captures. Charli has the ability to see and capture moments that you wish you could live in the moment forever.. The beauty of her shots is enchanting. I was so lucky to have her capture our wedding day.”

“After seeing Charli’s pictures it was everything we wanted. Her style is brilliant, from two people that are not photogenic she managed to get pictures of brides and grooms at their best when not posing, this was what we wanted.”

“Charli’s approach to photography is truly captured through her pictures. After seeing her work via her website my husband and I knew we wanted her to capture our special day. Charli’s pictures are incredibly natural and you can clearly see everyone in the photos looks very relaxed and unforced which was exactly how my husband and I wanted to feel.”

“Out of all the photographers we looked at she was the only one that seemed to want to do things in a more unconventional manner, and blend into the event rather than having us and our guests conform to her picture taking.”

“For me photos were one of the first things we had to book, having quite a keen interest in photography. I love photos of people in the moment rather than posed shots and that’s what we first noticed about Charli’s photos. We found a few photographers and Charli was in the top 3. For us we needed to find someone we both felt comfortable with. From the start we both felt extremely comfortable with her and she came across very friendly and welcoming which has not changed in the whole process. We loved the enthusiasm and the fact she understood exactly what we wanted and was willing to try new things. From that moment we knew we found the photographer we wanted.”

“We looked at so many photographers online & none of them quite had what we were looking for. We then met Charli when she was the photographer at our friend’s wedding in June. She was lovely and when we saw her photos, we knew there and then that she was the photographer for us. We met with her a few months later and talked through our day & she just understood what we were looking for straight away. We booked Charli that day & we never looked back.”

“I fell in love with her ability and talent to tell a whole story through one single photo. Her natural attention to detail and capturing that one moment you think is missed is second to none. Not only is her work magical, her personality is infectious and that reflects in her style of photography.”

“Charli was very professional in her approach, from the first meeting until delivery of photos. She asked all the right questions, was very flexible in her shots, but her main quality was that on the day she orchestrated the guests for photos without being intrusive.”

“Charli is an absolutely lovely person who was a pleasure to have at our wedding day, she has a great eye for capturing interesting, unique and imaginative shots and has good attention to detail. She showed much passion for the job and captured all the special moments of the day really well.”

“Charli was absolutely fantastic, she knew exactly what I was after. I am normally very self-conscious and do not like having my photo taken, however I love the photos Charli took. She was a delight to work with and I would recommend her to every bride and groom.”

“Charli was professional at all times along the process and clearly advised/guided throughout the day. Charli captured all the shots we asked for and has an outstanding artistic eye for detail. The final products were excellent quality and supplied to meet our requirements in the modern day.”

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