“Natural photography filled with light, love and happiness.”

​Your wedding day will be full of the biggest hugs, the loudest laughs, and the happiest tears, & I want you to live fully in the moment while I take a step back and capture it all for you!

Here’s the thing… You know exactly what you want for your wedding day, your nearest and dearest, maybe your sausage dog Bumble by your side, good music and champagne galore!

… but you still haven’t found a photographer who “gets it” and you don’t want to settle for a “just any photographer”

You want a someone you can trust to capture every little detail.. like the tear rolling down your grandfather's face as you cuddle up for family photos, that exciting confetti throw and kiss, or the moment you are simply the happiest you have ever been as you've finally married your soul mate.

Nodding your head behind that screen?

Read on, friend - you are in the right place!

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Charlie and Oscar Wedding

The Experience

​I photograph in a documentary-style for about 90% of the day. This means that I try to blend in and be unobtrusive (like a ninja). For the rest, I like to make sure to take your couple and family portraits that are awkward-free and picture frame ready. I produce a timeless collection of photography that captures the spirit of the day from your biggest moments to the smallest detail. I’m always on the lookout to document those unscripted, candid moments as they happen, and I strive to make sure your portraits look and feel as organic and natural as possible. It is my absolute joy to be a part of your dream wedding and to produce photographs for you to cherish forever.​

On wedding days, time is precious. There’s a lot going on and so I want your photography to fit seamlessly into your day and most of all, when the day is over, I want you to think back about the time you spent away from guests (with me) with happiness. Enjoying your photography experience is just as important as the photos themselves.

All I need is around 30 minutes with you both where we spend that time away from guests looking for nice light. We take a wander and chat about everything and anything. I keep it fun, upbeat and I promise not to do anything cheesy. It’s just not my thing.​

If possible, I’ll split this into 2 sessions. 20 minutes before dinner and then 10 minutes when the light is starting to fade. If we’re lucky to get a nice sunset, you better believe this is when you’ll see me get really excited but ultimately, I want you to spend as much time enjoying your day with your guests as possible.

I'm lucky that I have such amazing couples contacting me. They tend to be happy relaxed people and see the value and importance of good photography. 

I love hearing about wedding ideas, family dynamics and if you're having a dog at your wedding then we're off to a flying start.

 

​I would love to hear from you and about your wedding plans, ping me an email by filling out the Contact Form.

Photography is my passion — I will never give you anything but my all.
I only take a limited amount of weddings a year so I am able to provide you with the utmost service. I hand edit every photo that is delivered and take pride in creating you a piece of artwork — a documented story of your love.

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We are so lucky that Dita was available to be at our wedding, she was so enthusiastic and ready to go.

 

Her professionalism and love for the art is clear. The photos came out beautifully and we couldn't be happier :)

 

Thank you Dita for helping make our day extra special x

CHARLIE & OSCAR

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THOSE MADLY IN LOVE COUPLES THAT LOVE TO LAUGH AND HAVE ENDLESS ADVENTURES (OR WATCH NETFLIX IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR HOME WITH TAKEAWAY AND A BOTTLE OF VINE)

  

MY BEST VALUE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
 

  • Planning & consultation. From the first chat to as many emails as you need. Whether it’s asking for supplier recommendations, ideas or simply having a catch-up. I’m here to help!

  • I include a complimentary Pre-wedding/Engagement photoshoot in all my wedding packages; I will meet you before your wedding day as I want to know you and want you to know me. And also, when we get to know each other, I'm able to capture your love story THAT much better.

  • All day wedding coverage, capturing all the love, fun, joy and laughter from getting ready through to the party. No extra costs, no hidden charges.

  • USB of all edited high res images that are watermark free and have full personal license. This means you can share, print and Instagram them as much as you want.

  • A surprise gift!

  • An online password protected viewing gallery that you can share with your friends and family and an option for you and people you decide to share the gallery with to purchase prints directly from there.

  • A first look selection of photos shared shortly after your wedding. This little sneak peek will give you something to oooh & aaah over while the rest of the images are being edited.

  • Inclusive of all travel expenses

  • Beautiful Fine Art album

  • Someone on your team who will put their 110% in!

ALSO AVAILABLE ARE:​
 

  • Second photographer (full-day options available)

  • Whole weekend weddings

  • Elopements

  • Bespoke packages (hourly options available. I’m happy to customize something to suit your needs)

"I’m always on the lookout to capture those unscripted, candid moments as they happen, and I strive to make sure your posed moments look and feel organic and natural."

If you want a positive, supportive person working hard behind the scenes on your wedding day, we should talk!

Friendly and fun experience

The Process

 01. booking + contract: Choose your package and receive details on how to pay the deposit + sign your contract to secure your date. All packages require a 25% deposit and signed contract to book a date. The remaining balance is then due a month before your wedding.

02. pre wedding session: these sessions can be are up-to 1h long in or around Leamington Spa and include an online gallery of 15+ edited hi-res images.

03. planning + timeline:  I will send you a wedding questionnaire a few months before your wedding, I use this to create a custom photo timeline and ensure you get all the images you want without the stress of thinking about it on your wedding day.

04. wedding day:  Enjoy the best day of your lives!

05. image delivery + Album:  Your final online gallery of the whole day is ready in 6-8 weeks and includes 400- 700 edited high resolution images ready for download. I'll then work on putting your wedding album together and share your usb  

Investment

All day wedding package starts at £1850. If you would like to enquire about my availability please drop me a note through my contact form. I still have a few remaining dates in 2022 and I have also started taking bookings in 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure what you need?


If you aren’t sure what sort of photography package you want do get in touch. We can chat through everything and sort out the perfect photography package just for you. I offer a number of collections as well as the option for something more bespoke. I photograph weddings throughout the UK and a small number overseas, so wherever your wedding is I’ll be there! Summer dates tend to book up 1-2 years in advance so if you have your heart set on me being your wedding photographer do get in touch sooner rather than later.




Do you travel for weddings?


Yes!!! I love to travel!




We would like to book you. What do we need to do?


That’s fabulous! I am very happy you would like me to be your photographer. First things first is to pay a deposit and sign an online contract. Sometime between now and your wedding we’ll sort out the details of your wedding day, timings, family names etc. If you have an engagement session we will also get this booked in as soon as possible. To secure your date let me know and I can send you a booking form and contract (I can’t hold a date without a signed contract and deposit – I'm sorry!) Once contract and invoice are taken care of, your wedding date is booked and secured!




When can we expect our photographs back?


When editing your images, I put a lot of time and love into each and every image! I make sure the edit on your images are consistent throughout your entire session. Couple sessions are up-to 3 weeks. Weddings are 6-8 weeks. But know I also work hard to get your images back to you as soon as possible. For your wedding day, you’ll receive a sneak peek gallery of up to 10 images to help you hang in there but have something exciting to look forward to!




What's my photography style and approach?


My style is natural, beautiful, relaxed and fun. The style of my work leads from my approach, which is primarily to document the day as it happens, capturing the natural and intimate moments. When photographing the couples portraits I will give a bit of direction, but in the main I want you to be you and to feel relaxed and have fun. Take a look through my gallery to see my previous work.




We aren't really comfortable in front of the camera and don't want to feel like we are being posed!


This is completely fine, and more common than you might think! I don’t like fake reactions in photos and overly posed formal shots either. How I work is to just be there, to watch and to anticipate those moments that you actually want to see in your photographs. I have learned how to observe people and to capture the reactions that are really going to make you smile when you see the photos after!




Do we need two photographers?


Sometimes. I am very comfortable photographing weddigs alone but a second photographer is sometimes needed when you are getting ready in two separate location and want that covered or if you have a 120+ guest count I am a part of photographer friend community so in terms who will be coming to your day - it usually depends on who is available for your wedding date. You can trust that they will be professional and nice to be around. I am very selective about who I bring to second shoot with me based on the client and the venue. At the end of the day I will be taking all their images from the day and editing them to my style so that your gallery is going to be easthetic and cohesive across.




Can we meet you?


Absolutely, contact me to arrange coffee or a drink. This is super important to me as I want to make sure I'm the right fit for you. Being comfortable with your photographer on the day is huge! If we can't meet up then Zoom is another option.




Image delivery


A USB stick with all your images will be delivered to you when the editing proces was completed. This is a great little momento of your day and also means you can duplicate, print and share your images as often and as plentiful as you like at your own leisure. No caps, no image limits, no hidden extras. As well as the USB there will be an online gallery where you can download your images and easily order more prints. This is great for sharing with friends and family and they can purchase prints at their own discretion.




Tell us more about the pre wedding/engagement shoot


Our time to get to know each other, loosen up and have some FUN. it's a great opportunity to meet me before your big day, have some nice photos taken and also to get used to my camera. This meetup/shoot is not formal, it's very relaxed. We will meet in or around Leamington Spa on a weekday (my weekends are reserved for weddings and other bigger events) This session lasts about an hour and the final edited images will be then delivered to you in few weeks in an online password protected gallery.




Smoke bomb photos


Smoke bomb photos can look amazing but there are risks associated with them.
They are considered pyrotechnics, and ordinarily shouldn’t be held (unless you know how). They get very hot above the ‘cork’ in the base. They also drift with the faintest breeze so a wet windy day is not ideal at all. They may stain and some also spark, which can damage the clothes you’re wearing. Please be mindful of that beforehand.
Another thing to check is whether the venue or the location you are planning on having these taken at allow them.
If the venue allows and you are also willing to take the risks that come with using them - another thing to be aware of is that they most likely won't come out exactly how you may imagine them. Best thing is to not have expectations and just go with the flow.
There are obvious risks when using smoke bombs but if you are willing to take these than I will be more than happy to have a go at capturing them for you.





What next?

we can chat on the phone, or email! I know wedding planning is busy and life is busier so I'm flexible in order to meet your needs!