Relaxed Sopley Wedding | Donna and Harry

Donna and Harry originally enquired with me for their wedding photography back in February when they came across my work via Instagram (you can check that out here!) They were planning a relaxed wedding day with their closest friends and family in Sopley, Dorset.

I love chilled out weddings and Donna and Harry’s was just that. They had their lovely wedding ceremony at Sopley Church followed by a fun reception – yes they had a duck race! – at The Woolpack Pub in Sopley, which was a short walk down the road and a place really special to Harry as it was one of his first places he worked as a chef.


“We found Charlottes profile on Instagram and instantly loved her photography style. When we first sat down with her we knew that we wanted her to photograph our wedding. She was so natural and didnt treat us like just another couple but genuinely listened to the kind of photos we wanted captured.” 


When I first met with Donna and Harry, they bought along one of the most important people of the day, their cute dog Mabel, who was making a key appearance on the wedding day by walking down the aisle with Donna’s mum. It was really important to them both to have a natural documentation of their day – they wanted lots of natural moments of themselves and the guests enjoying the celebrations and they didn’t want any formal group photographs. I did manage to convince them to have some couple portraits – I recommend this for everyone – as it is a nice time to have a little break away from your guests, have some time just the 2 of you and capture some lovely pictures in the moment – which we did just that. They were both nervous about having their picture taken, but I am sure you will agree they both did amazing and showed off their fun relationship.

I had such a wonderful day capturing their wedding, tThank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer, it was such a honour to capture your wedding day!


“When it came to the day, everyone of our guests mentioned to us how lovely she was and didn’t make anyone feel awkward or like they were being forced to have their photo taken. When we got our final photos they were so much better than we could have imagined. She captured both of our personalities perfectly and it felt like we were back in the day again. I am not a fan of having my photo taken and I am genuinely happy with every photo Charlotte took, which is saying something!”



Images all captured by Dorset Wedding Photographer, Hampshire Wedding Photographer, Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography