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Liverpool Wedding Photography: Daniel Charles Photography
Welcome to Daniel Charles Photography: Specialist Wedding Photographer for Liverpool, Merseyside, Cheshire, Wirral and beyond
I have wedding photography in my bones! It was my dream to be a professional photographer from quite a young age, so when I finally achieved this goal in 2009, I became one of a very rare breed of Englishmen – the ones who can genuinely say, “I LOVE MY JOB!” I tackle every wedding with buckets of passion and enthusiasm, as well as a shed-load of friendly, professional service. I’m there to help your day be unforgettable for all the right reasons – not only by taking tons of lovely wedding photos but also by applying my extensive wedding experience to help you plan your day. I don’t want you to feel sidelined in any way; on the contrary, I want to make sure that you stay fully in control of the planning of your big day; but I want to ensure that, on the day, you need to make no decisions whatsoever. I work closely with every venue’s wedding team to make sure that your day runs on rails and I strive to ensure that no one comes away feeling that the photographer was a pain in the butt all day! (My reviews will hopefully convince you of what I’m like on a wedding day!)
Where do you photograph weddings?
I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings all over Liverpool, Cheshire, Wirral and further afield. I’ve even photographed a wedding in Clarens in South Africa, so if you’re planning a destination wedding, get in touch! You can use our contact form here or call us on 07775 954389 or 0151 727 3345.
What wedding photography style do you use?
My photographic style is best described as “photo-realist, artistically-managed documentary”. (You’re right – I made that up! I’m not pretentious enough to actually believe my own hype!) This means that during a wedding day, I’m shooting whatever is occurring without intrusion but also that I’m not shy of stepping in to manage groups or pose couples using my extensive creative experience to make you look wonderful together. Stylistically, my photos look how the scene looked on the day (unless they’re black and white wedding photos of course) – I don’t do filters, selective colour or pastel colour palettes. 30 years from now, I don’t want my couples to look at their photos and say, “What were we thinking?!?”. My clients often remark how natural the photos seem – even when I’ve posed them. I will never get a couple to do anything that would make me feel awkward if I had to do it – and certainly nothing cheesy or fake! I want your photos to celebrate your love and commitment to one another – wedding photography allows me to continue experiencing the joy of a couple coming together in love, just as I did on my wedding day. Take some time while you’re here to look at the photos on my site – I hope you’ll be able to see how natural-looking they are.
Liverpool Wedding Photography that won’t spoil your wedding day?
I’ve met many couples who say they don’t photograph well, or that they hate having their pictures taken. Yet on their wedding day, my friendly professional approach allays their fears and I get to do what I do best – taking beautiful wedding photographs. My favourite part of my job is showing wedding photographs to camera-shy couples who thought they’d ruined the shoot – and seeing their faces when they realise that they chose a wedding photographer who overcame all their concerns and produced the timeless wedding photos they’d dreamed of.
What about family groups? Don’t they take ages?
I have a simple system to photograph formal family groups. This part of the day, which I’ve often heard can take hours with other photographers (maybe you’ve been to a wedding where this has happened?), normally takes me about 20 minutes, meaning that your guests are released to enjoy the day, instead of being herded around like sheep. Quite often, guests have come up to me at the end of the formal group shoot and asked, incredulously, “Is that it? All done?” and I’m delighted to be able to direct them to the bar!
How long do you shoot for?
My assistant and I shoot all day – from bridal preparations to wedding evening party. On average we will be with you for about 8 hours. My prices start from £1050.00 for a full day of wedding photography with album. (Your wedding date is secured with a 30% down-payment and then the full amount is due no later than 2 weeks before the wedding date.) As the albums increase in gorgeous sumptuousness, the prices go up. You can add lots of extras like parent books, amazing presentation boxes or extra spreads. I sell the amazing Graphistudio range of wedding albums. Their quality has to be seen to be believed and as a long term customer, I can vouch for their customer service being second-to-none. I’d love to show my samples to you so I strongly recommend that all couples arrange a meeting before booking – it’s essential to meet your photographer as they will be with you all day. If you don’t ‘click’ with them, don’t book them.
Do you have any reviews?
I have loads of positive feedback based on this principle; my goal is to be the friendliest supplier on your day. For me, wedding photography is all about the pictures – and everything else! I’ll be the person you can trust all day to help you sort out little problems, keep the day on schedule and generally make sure everything goes according to plan – as well as creating a fantastic photographic record to treasure for generations to come. My customers have often remarked about how their guests thought we were part of the wedding party. Not because we weren’t working of course – but because we are not afraid to interact and help people out. You can read lots of feedback here – it’s all genuine. I hope to hear from you soon!