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ABOUT ME

Hello, I’m Charlotte Jopling, a wedding photographer based in Nottingham and working throughout the UK. I have shot weddings in London, Nottinghamshire and Wales to name just a few!

With a background in fine art, building stories through photography is what led me to start documenting one of the most momentous days in a couple’s lifetime. I love wedding days; as a photographer they are crazy fun to photograph with so much emotion, life and detail to capture.

I strive to create photographs that tell the full story of your wedding. I will be there for all the big moments, the little details and the mischief, documenting everything naturally in an unobtrusive manner.  

Say goodbye to posed, stiff and uncomfortable photos, and say hello to candid images that will recall the real memories you’ll never want to forget. I’ll be there to capture the laughter, the tears and the (questionable) dance moves!

When I’m not busy photographing weddings, you’ll find me exploring the great outdoors – usually with a camera in my hand! Living in Nottingham means I’m never too far from either end of the country and I often venture to Cornwall to get my coastal fix. I love spending time with my family, am a dog-fanatic and I can often be found at local events soaking up the art and music scene.

Say hello to me on Instagram @charlottejoplingphotography

MY APPROACH

I believe your wedding is a reflection of your personality as a couple. With all your favourite people in attendance, you want to be able to look back in weeks, months and years’ time to remember those unique moments that made all the planning and preparation worthwhile.

My work always factors in the theme, venue and general ambience of your day in a creative manner. I avoid the more traditional wedding photography that often comes across as generic and sticks to a strict set of rules.

I throw out the rulebook and capture photos that are honest, creative and truly timeless.

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MY STYLE

My photography style is narrative documentary, meaning your wedding photos will tell the story of the whole day, from the first popped cork (or cup of tea!) during morning preparations right through to the conga line on the dance floor.

From the big wedding moments, to the minute details that make your celebration unique, I’ll be snapping away in a non-intrusive way that ensures all you need to do is have fun.

Your photographs will be edited in my signature style, which you can see demonstrated throughout my website, crafting a consistent and creative look that enhances the best qualities of an image.

REAL MOMENTS

I believe in taking photos that aren’t staged, that feel entirely natural and encapsulate the atmosphere and emotions in an organic way.

My style is story driven, relaxed and always focused on the natural flow of your day. Most of the time, you won’t notice I’m there whilst I work hard in the background! At the same time, I’ll be close by, mixing with your nearest & dearest and immersing myself right where your story unfolds. I’ll build a genuine rapport with guests, allowing them to loosen up and feel more comfortable in front of the lens.

“I didn't even realise she was taking photos half the time throughout the day and it means we now have some beautiful casual shots of everyone just enjoying the day” – Amy & Adam

Candid photos are often a couple’s favourite shots of the day because they show the fun, silly, emotional and mischievous moments that make up your wedding’s story.

Family group photos can also be factored into the pre-wedding planning to ensure you get all the shots you want from the day. These photos are just as important, and can be done in a short space of time to ensure you get back to having fun.


NATURAL PORTRAITS

You might be feeling uncomfortable about having your photo taken for your couple portraits, but I can guarantee this all melts away on the day.

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I strive to create relaxed portraits without forced poses, in an environment that allows you to have a quiet moment to yourselves. I’ll use the unique elements of your venue as the backdrop, making beautiful images that are truly personal to you as a couple.

“She was kind, friendly and unwaveringly professional. At no point did we or our guests feel 'bossed around' like we've seen at other weddings” – Natacha and Josh

These photos will usually be taken during the drinks reception while your guests chatter, followed by final outdoors shots during the golden hour as the sun sets.

Portraits will be covered in the planning process, and we can discuss your preferences ahead of time.


PLANNING PROCESS

Once you've confirmed your booking, we can arrange a pre-wedding consultation to get to know each other and your plans for the day. We can discuss the venue, the theme and any other details that I will need to factor into your bespoke wedding plan.

At least one month before the big day, I’ll complete the planning process with you to include the confirmed times, details and your preferences for photography.

I’ll create a brief to work to, so that I have everything I need in advance to capture the day exactly how we have planned together.

“We could not have asked for a better person to capture our day. From our initial Skype meeting to the wedding day itself, Charlotte has taken the time to really get to know us and make us feel totally at ease in front of the camera.” – Ally & Joe

Throughout the wedding celebrations, I will be on hand taking photos and will plan the logistics for your portraits so they do not intrude on the occasion.

Coverage will include the morning preparations through to three songs after the first dance – when everyone is at their liveliest!

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

Your wedding photos will be delivered normally four to six weeks after your wedding. Read all about my packages on my wedding photography pricing page.

While you wait

Just one week after the wedding date I will send you a short preview of around ten images.

These moments are great to share with your friends and family, who I’m sure will be keen to see the final gallery too!

BOOKING

I would love to hear from you if you’re ready to hire a wedding photographer with a difference.

You can use the contact button below to get in touch

If the stars align – great! We’ll have a chat about your plans and arrange the logistics so I can put together a contract for you. You will need to pay a deposit to book me in, and after that we’re good to go!