Following my years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Commercial Photographer and occasional Wedding Photographer, in 2011 I discovered my true vocation – just wedding photography! I’ve often had couples (grooms in particular) say to me, “You really love this job, don’t you?” and it’s true. There’s no part of wedding photography that I don’t like – I love to meet new people and I love to take amazing photographs of happy people dressed up to the nines. Even way back in college, more than 25 years ago, I remember being asked what I really wanted to do as a career and I said, “Take photos of people – that’s it.” Well, that dream never left me and now I’m one of the privileged few who can genuinely say, “I LOVE MY JOB!”
But what does this mean for you? Well, I think it’s simple – you don’t want a jobs-worth photographer, being grumpy and ordering your guests about like a disgruntled headmaster admonishing a rowdy class. My passion and enthusiasm for wedding photography means that I love to be there with you, sharing in those special moments as I work away, recording your day for yourselves and future generations to enjoy. I highly recommend that you meet potential photographers before booking – if you don’t like them, no matter how good their work is, don’t book them! My advantage is that not only is my work pretty darned good, but I’m a really nice fella too. My assistants regularly get praised for their friendliness and willingness to help out too.
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My style is Creatively Managed Documentary (I made that up so that it's unique to me!) What I mean by this is that I will document the 'live' parts of the day without intervention, e.g. the ceremony, the speeches, the guests chatting etc. But I combine this with directed shots too - such as family groups, the bridal party and the couple etc. My albums all have a very natural feel to them - I don't want to make couples or guests feel uncomfortable with any of my 'posing' suggestions. I want you to look back on your wedding day and remember it as fun, not cringey.
Quite simply, I love marriage, ergo I love weddings. For me and my wife, our commitment to each other on our wedding day was a deeply spiritual experience that I still hold very dearly too, 16 years later. Every couple that I witness tying the knot is making that same commitment, one to another, to always love, to always uphold, to always encourage, to always enable, through thick and thin. I think that level of commitment and love is worthy of great celebration with family and friends. I thrive on meeting new people and talking to the crowd, taking beautiful photos of beautiful people in beautiful places. Wedding photography, is to me, my perfect job and one that I hope to continue far into the future.
Don't just look at the images - they're very important, but so is the character of the photographer. If you meet with them, and you don't like them, don't book them! Shortlist no more than 3 photographers as you've got enough to think about without spending hours and hours trawling through wedding albums. Don't be led by price either - wedding photography is art and if you want that photographer for your wedding, please don't upset them by saying, "Golly, you're a bit expensive, aren't you?"
I only charge travel expenses for distances greater than 50 miles from Liverpool
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