Photography Blog

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I hope you enjoy the ramblings & images of my journey through my photography blog.

After years learning about the wedding industry, I have gained a lot of tips and ideas from venues, planners, florist, dressmakers and couples.

My wish is this Photography Blog gives insight, ideas and inspiration for couples and assist with planning their special day.

Make sure you check out my top tips, they focus on specific areas of the day providing quick links, insights and inspiration.

Charlie X

Common Mistakes with Wedding Flowers

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Call it flowers, blooms or blossoms; they have a significant value in our life. A fresh bud has the power to express feelings, something which many of us fail to do. This beauty plays a vital role in events, be it a celebration or grievance. One can’t imagine these events held without flowers.… Read More

St Pierre Golf Course Chepstow Wedding Steph & Jay

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St Pierre, Chepstow, my local wedding venue. Its a fantastic place with acres of countryside set in a magnificent golf club. I only like to shoot maximum two wedding here a year to keep my creative mind challenged. The couple are from Bristol and choose the venue for its spectacular setting, accommodation and ease of location.
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Your Bridal Beauty Timeline – Top Beauty Tips

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There’s so much to think about on your wedding day – the flowers, the food, not tripping on your dress – that it’s best if your beauty routine is as effortless as possible. The secret here is great preparation: start early enough, and you can spend the actual morning of your wedding enjoying yourself, secure in the knowledge that you’re looking your absolute best.
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Clearwell Castle Wedding Day – Spring Time Wedding – Jen & Tom

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I headed to one of my favourite venues Clearwell Castle to capture the wedding preparations in the stunning bridal suite.
The four poster bed is the perfect place to photograph the dresses, bouquets and details. Jens wedding dress was breath-taking, with layers and layers of billowing chiffon.

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Newborn Baby Photography – Daniel Osea Salailagi 

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Its not often you get to visit a military base for such a lovely event. I had the honour of visiting baby Daniel at home in the Beachley base in Chepstow. His first professional photo-shoot at just 4 days old.
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How to Prepare for the Perfect Wedding Hair

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From how to eat your way to healthy hair to how to make your hair soft and shiny with the right treatments, here are the top pre-wedding hair prep tips:
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Celtic Manor Hotel Wedding Katie & Felix

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I was over the moon when Katie asked me to photograph her wedding, being a floral designer she wanted a mix of vintage and contemporary. A traditional church ceremony followed with a meal in the luxury Celtic Manor Resort worked perfectly.… Read More

Berwick Lodge Eco Luxe Winter Wedding Kate & Darren

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Whimsical Winter Wonderland Wedding Eco Luxe nature styling with a sprinkle of gold I love photographing a fellow wedding vendor’s big day. Not only because they have a good understanding of how the day will flow but it’s exciting to see the show piece they create. Kate from Cakery Bakery … Read More

Wedding Timing & Group Shots

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Wedding days can be relaxed and fun if they are well organised. Sounds Crazy Right. I’ve attended hundreds of weddings and can help you avoid the pit falls. When I offer advice about wedding day timelines it is with the intention of keeping the day running smoothly and stress free. If you’d like to draw on my skills, knowledge and experience on timelines needed to achieve the results you want please get in touch… Read More

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