“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second” ~ Marc Riboud
Choosing a wedding photographer is such an important decision during the wedding planning process. A wedding photographer is the only wedding supplier you will be dealing with and have contact with throughout the majority of the process – before, during and after the wedding. So in my opinion, it is important you find a photographer whose work you adore, editing style you love and that you feel you click with them, what their purpose is and most importantly that you get on with them as a person!
I am based on the beautiful South Coast of England between Dorset & Hampshire – the perfect combination of the beach and countryside! This page, is purely about information for you, explaining why I am the wedding photographer for you, and what you can expect if you book me to capture your day.
I love to capture my couples as they truly are, not how I think they should be. With my camera, I am a documenter and a creative storyteller. Whether it’s an couple shoot or on your wedding day, I capture and document your day, keeping in mind my style, but my main aim is to deliver you beautiful, authentic and natural images that you will love for years and years to come.
When I get asked what my style of photography is, I would describe is as a combination of so many things – but in just a couple of words, it would be romantic, natural and authentic.
I approach every wedding capturing the moments that take place, the details you have spent so long choosing, the guests you carefully invited to enjoy your day with, the moments you may not have realised were going on in the background, to give a true reflection of your day.I take a limited number of weddings each year as I believe my couples deserve a photographer who is passionate about their wedding, who is ready for their day as if it is the only one that year, and have all my energy and creativity pouring into your day.
After your wedding day, for me the process is only just getting started! I will loving curate your wedding images depending on the package you have selected, and typically for a 10 hour wedding day will deliver a minimum of 550 images. I control the editing process and edit each individual image to give you consistency throughout your entire set of images in my signature style. The couples I work with love the fresh, light and airy feel to my photography – so my focus, but I just naturally bring out the beautiful colours in the image – no heavy, crazy colour edits or vintage filters from me.
So, if you have decided I am the photographer for you (yay!) you can contact me through my website HERE or via email to check to make sure I am available for your wedding date. If I am, I will definitely do a happy dance and send a super excited message to my fiance and then quickly after will be hitting reply to your email. I will send you over a wedding brochure and details about the service I can offer you.
Daniel & Abby
We honestly couldn’t have asked for more from our wedding photographer. Charlotte was so friendly and relaxed. We felt right at home in front of her camera which says a lot as we certainly aren’t naturals! She helped us to organise the day, and dealt with the lack of light in our ceremony room so well. Charlotte listened to everything we wanted and made it happen - we got through the group shots really quickly so we could spend more time enjoying our guests and capturing those ‘in the moment’ shots that we love so much. The photos are just so beautiful we love them all and are really struggling to whittle them down to print! We want them all on display! Thank you Charlotte, you are amazing xxx
Ryan & Carla
We absolute love the weddings photos!! Thank you so much, you really captured every part of the day and we love how they really give you a feel for how the day was and re living it has been amazing! I’ve watched the slideshow a few times already 🙂 I love the ceremony pics and the ones of just us in the field and group shots, just all of them really! We can’t thank you enough for how supportive you were on the day, and you really made us feel so comfortable!! Now to decide which ones to print and put up!!
Donna & Harry
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 it came to the day, everyone of our guests mentioned to us how lovely she was and didnt make anyone feel awkard 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 genuinly happy with every photo Charlotte took, which is saying something! Thank you so much Charlotte.
Katie & Ben
Thanks so much Charlotte for getting these to us so quickly! We love them and can't wait to get some copies printed! Thank you for capturing the day so well. The light in the pictures is beautiful showing off the lovely weather!
Sarah & David
Charlotte is an awesome photographer, wonderful at putting the people in front of the camera at ease and her customer care is simply first class. We had an engagement session with Charlotte first, which was relaxed and fun and means that my now husband and I have some wonderful photos together, when we are usually rather camera shy! I am so glad we did this shoot ahead of the wedding, it was very special and I am so glad we could spend quality time with Charlotte, getting to know her and talk to her about our relationship and our wedding plans. I adore the photos we have from the morning we spent together. Charlotte really captured our day and it will allow us to forever look back and remember all the intricacies. I would happily recommend Charlotte to family and friends, she is wonderful, as is her work. xx
Clair & Lee
So how did I choose Charlotte… Well first I started following her blogs on Facebook then become obsessed with her images, especially her engagement shoots. It soon became very clear to me that I had to let my friend down gently and quickly book Charlotte before she got booked up! When we meet her she was so easy to get on with and her ideas were perfect and exactly how we wanted the day to go… Relaxed, relaxed, relaxed. Absolutely no posed shots and that’s exactly what we got. Even when we did grab some of our family together for a quick pic she still managed to capture us all laughing and looking in opposite directions, they were perfect! We couldn’t of asked for more from Charlotte and I’m so glad I realised the importance of booking a professional photographer instead of asking my friend to do it, I think we may have been a bit disappointed in years to come thinking ‘why didn’t I ask Charlotte Bryer-Ash’!
Sarah & Dylan
Charlotte was amazing; she is such a friendly, loving person and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We were on exactly the same wavelength and she understood our vision perfectly- we even exchanged style ideas on Pinterest. The photographs were exactly what we were after; she did a brilliant job!
Charlie & Tom
This lovely lady is a wedding genius!! We just received our photographs and they are amazing!! You helped us all the way through the day and made us and all of our guests feel very at ease in front of the camera!! I cannot recommend anyone more highly, you really made our day so special!! Thank you soo much!
Adam & Lisa
Charlotte Bryer-Ash is the BEST photographer around!! We are so happy to have chosen Charlotte to capture our Wedding Day in October 2016! From day one she was professional and super friendly, talking us through all the options and what to expect. We’re usually not keen on having our photo taken and so went for an engagement shoot to get us used to the idea. Charlotte’s friendly nature and easy going approach made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera and we were so happy and relieved when we received the photos! On the Wedding itself, Lisa and I were totally lost in the emotions and celebrations of the day but Charlotte stayed in complete control. She made sure that everyone was in the right place at the right time for the group photographs, and she even made sure Lisa got to the Church on time! We had a bit of rain on the day but Charlotte always had one eye on the clouds and was quick to round people up to make the most of breaks in the weather! We couldn’t be happier with the photographs! We really love the way that Charlotte has captured so many natural and relaxed shots that are full of emotion! When we look through the album we really feel like we are re-living the day! Thank you Charlotte for all of your work and help – we can’t recommend your mad skills highly enough!! Book her now and you will not be disappointed!! Adam & Lisa 🙂
Carolyn & Andrew
Charlotte captured our wedding in September 2016 at the Tythe Barn in Launton. She was really easy to liaise with in advance of the wedding, and we had several chats over Skype to go over the plan for the day. In the week running up to the wedding it was clear the weather wasn't going to be on our side, but Charlotte was so calm and confident that we would still be able to get the photos we wanted - it was very reassuring! On the day itself Charlotte was professional, calm, direct and was great at making sure people were where they needed to be. The rain turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Charlotte managed to capture some wonderful images in the fading light after the wedding breakfast. We are so pleased with how Charlotte captured our day and would wholeheartedly recommend her to all prospective couples looking for a brilliant wedding photographer.
Rosie, Josh & Albie
Oh Charlotte... ♡♡♡ there are some really emotional ones there I welled up a bit!! You have really caught how much we love that little boy and each other - I am really over the moon.
Sarah & David
We absolutely adore them. Thanks again, we cant wait for you to photograph our wedding day