When I am not photographing weddings, I offer photograph Creative Businesses and Bloggers, and also have a lifestyle & business blog called By Charlotte I am really passionate about living your best life, travel and business, so I created this space to share the behind the scenes of a photography business, documenting my journey as a 20 something female entrepreneur in business, to inspire other to go after their dreams and to create a life and career you love!
Hey I’m Charlotte!
Hey, I am so happy you found yourself here! My name is Charlotte and I am a photographer based in Dorset, in the South of England.
To sum me up I’m a total romantic, who loves walks on the beach, flicking through travel magazines, reading wedding and lifestyle blogs – usually with a cup of tea in hand…or a Gin & Tonic depending on the time of day!
I’m newly married, and I live with my husband and our awesome (I guess I am biased!) dog, Denzel! I have a minor stationery and notebook addiction, I could spend hours in PaperChase or any store that sells notebooks! I love to travel and explore, but also have a deep love with my hometown in Dorset and being surrounded by friends and family.
I recently got married in 2018 on a sunny day in September on the beach. My husband and I met when we were at school, teen sweethearts and got married in our 10th year of being together. I wore my heels for about 10 minutes and then was barefoot for the rest of the day, and I can genuinely say it was one of the best days of my life! A beautiful location, surrounded by incredible people, drinks, awesome music, magical moments – it was our dream day!
I photographed my first wedding in 2012 and fell in love with this incredible industry. The best part of what I do is I am a storyteller of a wonderful, special day of a couple who are in love. I get to know the couples I work with – your relationship, your funny moments, what makes you both happy, your lovely stories – so when it comes to photographing your wedding day, it helps me capture you at your absolute best!
I love that my clients can look to me as their wedding best friend, as this helps me capture the most natural moments of your relationship and this is one of the many reasons why I love what I do!
SO YOU'RE PLANNING YOUR WEDDING?
I totally know what you are going through at the moment!
Having recently been a Bride-To-Be myself, I know exactly how you feel and what you are going through! Getting engaged is the most wonderful and happiest occasion, and then very shortly after you feel fully surrounded by everything WEDDING!
Maybe a bit overwhelming with your all of a sudden very long to-do list, wedding-admin a frequent word you are know using and looking through so many websites to search for that perfect supplier, that they all seem to blend into one?
I hear you!
I totally get the emotional, happy and overwhelming rollercoaster you are on right now!
Well I am here to help! I offer a really friendly service, so hopefully you don’t just see me as the photographer, but someone you can turn to if you’re a bit stuck, concerned about some aspects of the day, looking for advice. I spend a lot of my time, most weekends in fact, at weddings and with incredible suppliers! I am more than happy to help with advice and tips for how to make the most out of your day and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible, or even if you are just looking for recommendations.
I adore my job and appreciate choosing a wedding photographer is a very important task in the wedding planning process. If you planning a romantic, beautiful wedding, filled with little details – surrounded by family, friends and your loved ones – want to have a great time and have natural moments captured, then I would love to hear from you!
I want to keep it simple for you, keep it natural (no cheesy, awkward poses!). I am pretty relaxed and want all the amazing couples I work with to have the best experience and absolutely love their wedding photographs! I adore my job and appreciate choosing a wedding photographer is a really important, so I don’t take this for granted!
I have been really fortunate to have my work published in some amazing places such as Love My Dress, The English Wedding Blog, Want That Wedding, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and in Magazine publications such as Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding, Your Surrey Wedding to name a few.
I hope you enjoy looking through my site, and if you have any questions or would like to enquire and see if I am free for your date and that we would be a great fit, get in touch here!