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Studio Westlake


South West England | 10+ Years Experience | Will Travel | From: £2300

Hi, I'm Charlie

“Studio Westlake are a family run business and based out of the South West of England. They believe that good portraiture is about more than just flattering angles and beautiful backdrops. They fundamentally believe, in order to capture someone’s true likeness, it begins with understanding them, who they are and what makes them tick. To Studio Westlake every nuance is important.

They believe the power of cinema is its ability to capture a snapshot in time that can never be truly re-created, thus the importance of every shot being unique and full of drama. Their chief aim is that every photo and video we publish evokes within its audience a feeling, emotion and story. Studio Westlake are purveyors of clean editorial photography and films of a cinematic nature.

Studio Westlake begins and ends with family. We are a family run operation. We believe in it, and we celebrate it. We think this gives us a unique insight in how we serve our clients.”

Like a well oiled machine we often know what the other is thinking. Sometimes just a look will suffice. What makes Studio Westlake unique within the industry is that it operates as one unit. There is no need to outsource, we dovetail all our operations into one seamless creative organisation. We are a collective of creative individuals, earnestly seeking to refine our craft. Like a well oiled machine we often know what the other is thinking. Sometimes just a look will suffice. What makes Studio Westlake unique within the industry is that it operates as one unit offering both photo and video. There is no need to outsource, we dovetail all our operations into one seamless creative organisation.

Our chief aim is that every photo and video we publish evokes within its audience a feeling, emotion and story.

Message Studio Westlake for a quote and price for the day and to check their availability.

How would you describe your style?

We like to think of our style as romantic. It's artistic, fine art and editorial whilst also maintaining a natural, authentic and documentary like approach.

We are very relaxed, and will take our lead from you. When given permission we love to be creative. Our chief priority is capturing those natural and candid moments throughout the day

When it comes to portraits we love to experiment, but what matters most is reading how at ease our clients are. When we edit our galleries and films we try to edit them through the eyes of nostalgia, keeping true to how things were on the day whilst also adding a touch drama to the memory.

What do you love about weddings?

What's not to love? The celebration, the excitement, the party! And then there's those tender moments, the coming together of families and communities. It's a significant milestone in the lives individuals.

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Find someone that appreciates their art, but understands this this must play second fiddle to the wider purpose of the day, find someone who values what you value. They after all will be your eyes for the day. To a large degree what they capture will be what you remember.

Find someone that's genuine. Genuine as a person but also in their work, stay clear of fussy and formal photos, it's painful in the moment and even more so when you look back at 2 dimensional photo absent of memory or emotion. Candid and organic photography should be non intrusive and sure fire way to capture those precious moments.

There are tones of excellent photographers out there, some are brilliant at big dramatic shots, some at capturing candid moments, one thing we often find in this industry is there is a considerable lack of authentic photography, and by that we mean photos that accurately capture their subject. It's all well and good when having a great landscape behind you but when the photo doesn't look like you... that is something really disconcerting. As photographers our number one mission is to capture that person for all their natural and authentic beauty. Choose someone that you can see truly appreciates the natural. Photoshop is the downfall of many great photographers!

Your Travel policy?

We are available for commissions throughout the UK & International.

The most breathtaking wedding film & photos!

We cannot thank Charlie and Tim enough for the most incredible wedding photographs and film.

From the very beginning they took the time to get to know and understand us a couple. They are both lovely people and looked after us on our wedding day and made us feel relaxed whilst being discreet and totally focussed on the job at hand.

We were blown away by the final products and we are so glad we let them guide us to ensure the end result was perfect. They are both artists and complete professionals at what they do.

We would recommend Studio Westlake to anyone getting married. It was a fantastic experience all the way through and they are a notable highlight of our entire wedding experience.

Thank you so much - simply stunning!

Grace & Drew xxxxxxx

Grace & Drew
Married in September 2023
Beautiful photos and a fantastic team

We couldn't be more delighted with our wedding photos and film - they really capture the day and took our breath away. On the day, Charlie, Tim and Beth bought so much energy and so many creative ideas for photo and film opportunities. They were such fun to work with and our guests adored them too. In the run up to the day, Charlie was so responsive and had so many helpful suggestions as to the running order and photo opportunities (so glad we got the confetti cannons!). Couldn't recommend Studio Westlake highly enough!

Lily & George
Married in July 2023
What a talent!! Loved every single picture!

We booked Charlie to help us recreate our wedding photos 2 months after actually getting married.

We had a call to discuss what I was looking to try to achieve from having a second shoot and he was able to give us ideas on outfits, he had created and saved a Pinterest to share show me what he had understood about the brief.

On the day, he was amazing. He was running around to find the best light, backdrop, and as much as everyone wants candid sometimes what you actually need is a bit of direction to create something epic. By the end of the shoot my Husband and I were so relaxed, running in the water, spinning around and just having an absolute blast!

We went with the aim to get that one special photo which you can look at with a full heart and ended up loving every single last one!

Thank you so much!

Married in June 2023

Well, what can I say… our photos and video from Studio Westlake absolutely took our breath away. We are incredibly over the moon with the finished result - our already high expectations were exceeded by a country mile, and then some.
But it isn’t only about the finished result. The process, the journey, from start to finish with Charlie and Tim was impeccable. Incredibly professional yet so friendly and warm.
Our photos and film from the day came back a lot quicker than we’d expected too, which was such a wonderful surprise the day we came back from our honeymoon, and certainly helped with the wedding blues, as the photos and videos helped us relive the day again. Our day was captured perfectly and we will be able to look back on our wedding forever thanks to the wonderful Westlake team. 100/10 - THANK YOU GUYS!!! ?

Georgette & Cody
Married in May 2023
Stunning photos and a joy to work with

Studio Westlake were a delight to work with from the moment we made our first enquiry to the very speedy delivery of our beautiful images.

We first engaged with our photographer, Charlie, a year before our wedding date and he was incredibly responsive and informative throughout the whole process.

On the day itself, Charlie made us feel so incredibly comfortable. I am not a natural in front of the camera, but he put us at ease from the moment he arrived and quickly became an integral part of the day. We had so much fun working with Charlie and all of our guests commented on what a nice guy he is. A supreme professional, he put everyone at ease and was so good and patient with our flower girls!

We couldn’t believe how quickly SW turned around the photographs, and despite the weather not being in our favour, Charlie definitely made the most of what he was working with in terms of backdrop and lighting.

I 100% recommend Charlie, his editorial style is stunning and he made us feel like rockstars on the day of the wedding. I can’t stress how important it is to like your photographer, you spend quite a bit of the day with them and Charlie just felt like a mate we’ve known forever throughout the day.

Married in April 2023
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