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

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. … Read More

Chepstow & Clearwell Castle Wedding – Jess & Steve

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I was thrilled to photograph Jess and Steve’ wedding as Jess was a childhood friend from Chepstow. She had all of the element for a princess fairy-tale wedding in local venues. St Marys Priory Church in Chepstow is a stunning inside with high arched ceilings and stain glass windows. It made the perfect start to their wedding day. … Read More

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. … Read More

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: … Read More

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 goldI 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 did … 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

Charlies Top Wedding Tips

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There are many elements to consider when planning a wedding, so I’ve gathered a few of my top tips to avoid situations I have seen occur. But you’re not a wedding planner, I hear you cry! This is true but after years of photographing weddings and seeing them unfold I have witnessed some areas to avoid or things to consider.… Read More

Boudoir Photography – Studio Session

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I love boudoir shoots as it brings my inner feminist to the forefront. The shoot is all about you, celebrating the woman you are and they can make a great engagement or sexy wedding gift. During our time together in the studio my main aim is to make you feel fabulous about yourself.… Read More
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