About


Charley grew up in a small village in Gloucestershire, in the heart of the English countryside, and now bases himself in East London.

His career in photography started whilst working as a model in London, before going on to study at Leeds University.

With a style that blends fine art with photojournalism, and over 10 years of experience, Charley has become one of the most sought-after British fashion and wedding photographers.

Recent fashion clients include:

Glamour, Wallpaper, Ghost, Avon, Coppel, Cooler, Nylon, M&S, Oakley, Smirnoff, Henleys, You & Your Wedding.

His weddings have been featured in every top wedding publication, including:

Harper’s Bazaar Bride, You & Your wedding, Cosmo Bride, Brides, One stylish Bride, Rock My Wedding, Perfect Weddings, OMG I’m getting Married, Bijoux Bride, Pocket full of Dreams.

Whether a humorous moment, a beautiful portrait, a landscape or a still life, Charley takes reportage wedding photographs that both document the day and are pieces of art in their own right.

He captures every element of your wedding, from stunning settings and natural photographs of your guests enjoying themselves to all the small details that make up the perfect day. The wedding photography has a natural, spontaneous quality, finding the individual character of each wedding and creating images that are contemporary and classic, unique and traditional.

Charley is available to photograph weddings anywhere in the world, throughout the year. He loves to travel to weddings and just asks that accommodation and travel expenses are covered.

So far this year Charley has been booked for weddings in:

Mexico, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, France, UK and Miami

Charley is passionate about his photography and his business. He continues to teach and mentor emerging photographers.

He attempts to share everything he has learnt about the industry in his blog and Photographers Resources page. The articles he publishes in his blog offer a transparent, detailed and honest account of how he created and promotes his business, and the styles and techniques he uses in his photography and post production.

For further information or to arrange a phone call or Skype meeting, please do not hesitate to fill out the comments box below.

 

 

  • May 15, 2017 - 7:31 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Harriet, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I am pleased to say that I am currently available on the 30th. I will send you an email now. Best wishes, Charley

  • May 15, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Harriet Weir - Hi Charley, Rachel at Barnsley House kindly passed on your details and I was wondering if first you have availability 30th June 2018, and secondly your prices!
    The wedding is at Barnsley House!
    Best wishes,
    Harriet

  • April 10, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Mary Mccahery - Hi Charley
    Great news! I am going to be ‘mother of the bride’ for the 3rd time!
    Yes, Grace and Adam are getting married .
    The date is 7 th June 2018 and we would love you to do the photos.
    The wedding is in mallorca in villa son doblons.
    Obviously you would need to be there earlier.
    Please let me know if you can be our photographer for this very special occasion and make it three in a row for the Mccahery girls
    Look forward to hearing from you
    Regards
    Mary

  • February 21, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Steven, Sounds great! The Rectory is such an amazing place for a wedding. I’ll send you an email now with the details. Best wishes, Charley

  • February 21, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Steven Jones - Hi Charlie

    Myself and Donna are getting married on June 24th at the Rectory in Malmsbury and they recommended you (with some others!)

    Would be interested in having a chat with you to see if the wedding is something you could cover, costs, logistics etc….

  • January 29, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Charley Smith - Thanks Ben! I’ll email you now. Best wishes, Charley

  • January 29, 2017 - 8:04 pm

    Ben - Hi Charley, love the photos. My fiancée and I are getting a married in Kent on 9th September, and would love to hear from you. Can you drop me a line?

    THanks,

    Ben

  • April 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Elizabeth, Sounds amazing! I’ve sent you an email. Best wishes, Charley

  • April 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm

    Elizabeth - Hi !

    Your work is absolutely beautiful and I’d love to speak to you about my upcoming wedding. I will be married at Brompton Oratory in London on December 30, 2015 and the reception will be held at the In & Out Club in St. James’s. If you have availability, I’d love to speak more ! Thanks for your time.

    Elizabeth

  • December 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Fred, Thank you very much for your enquiry but unfortunately I am booked on April. Best wishes, Charley

  • December 17, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Andy, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I have sent you an email. Best wishes, Charley

  • December 17, 2014 - 10:27 pm

    Andy Matthews - Hi Charley,

    Your photos look great, i am getting married at Babington House, Somerset on 27 August 2015. do you have availability? if so, it would be great to get a feel for your prices.

    Thanks
    Andy

  • November 24, 2014 - 10:46 pm

    fred - Hi Charley,

    Are you free April 10, 2015 in UK for a wedding? Can you give me some idea of your costs.

    Thanks.

  • October 5, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    Angela Tryggveson - Hi!
    I am professional stylist and makeup artist from Stockholm Sweden with a solid portfolio and 10 years of experience in the field visiting London 27-30/10.
    Wondering if you be interested and have opportunity in doing same work together/ photo shoot.
    I found your website and like your work very much. I do not know if it will be possible to do that with a model/ customer/…. I thought some fashion like- can be wedding but more cooler makeup and hair style. I can take extensions/ blond hair/ with me.
    Hope that you can!
    Appreciate if you can give same feedback
    Best regards
    Angela
    Angela Tryggveson
    Makeup Artist, Stylist
    0708912717
    http://www.angelatryggveson.com
    Follow me on facebook

  • August 7, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Ellie, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I have sent you an email. Best wishes, Charley

  • August 7, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Ellie Arscott - Hi my sister is getting married on the 4th of September next year. I was wondering if you could give me a rough idea of you prices?
    Thank you
    Ellie

  • February 24, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Emily, Thank you very much for your enquiry, but unfortunately I am already booked to photograph a wedding on the 28th June this year. I will send you an email with a recommendation for another photographer. Thanks, Charley

  • February 23, 2014 - 9:58 pm

    Emily - Hi,

    I really like your photography. Are you available for a weddding on 28 June in the Dordogne? Could you please let me know your prices?

    Thanks!

    Emily

  • February 11, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Tammy, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I have just sent you an email. Charley

  • February 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Tammy - Hi Charlie, We really love your photos and were hoping to enquire about the prices of your wedding packages. We don’t have a definitive date yet, but are aiming for September this year. Thanks! Tammy

  • January 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Katherine, Thank you very much for your enquiry, but unfortunately i am already booked on the 29th Jan next year. I will email you a recommendation for another photographer. Thanks, Charley

  • January 19, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Katherine - Hi Charlie, please can you advise whether you’re available on 29 January 2015 to photograph our wedding at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds? Thank you, Katherine

  • October 21, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    Charley - Hi Rebecca, Sounds great! I’ve sent you an email. Thanks! Charley

  • October 18, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Rebecca - Hi Charlie,

    Love your photos. We are getting married on 12 July 2014 near St Antonin Noble Val in Tarn et Garonne. Could you possibly let us know if you are available on that date and send us your prices?

    Many thanks,

    Rebecca

  • September 27, 2013 - 1:26 am

    Charley - Thanks Tom. Lovely part of the world! i’ve sent you an email

  • September 25, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    Tom Tapper - Hi Charley,

    Really like your shots. Some refreshing creativity in a sea of dross! (I’ve just been made to look through a load of wedding portfolios…)

    I’m getting married next year in the South of France (small town near Arles). If you happen to be free on the weekend of the 21st June, it would be great if you could send over your prices.

    Many thanks,

    Tom

  • August 10, 2013 - 3:50 am

    Charley - Love San Miguel! I’ve emailed you the details

  • August 9, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Gloria Hein - Hi! I am getting married in San Miguel de Allende on March 29, 2014 and I am wondering what your photography rates are?
    Thank you!

  • January 17, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Lawrence - Hi Charley,

    Great website and great photos! Can you tell me if you are available on 24th August 2013 for my wedding in London and advise on pricing?

    Thanks,

    Lawrence

  • July 26, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    Neha Shah - Hi Charley,

    Wanted to firstly enquire if you are available on 25th May 2013? If you are can you pls send me your photography price list.

    Recommended by Jay Rowden.

    Thanks
    Neha

  • March 6, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    tracy hamblin - Hi Charley,
    Nick and i are getting married on 25th May 2013. We live in Oxfordshire.
    Can you please let me know your availability and wedding packages.

    Kind regards

    Tracy & Nick:-)

  • February 19, 2012 - 7:30 pm

    Kate Tuzzio - Hi Charley, I have been so inspired by your photo’s and I just love your style of Photography. I have been doing a lot of research to try and find the right Photographer.We are getting married in Lower Slaughter and the venue will be near Stow on the Wold. Our date will be next year, 4th August 2013 which is a Sunday. Is it possible for you to give me an idea of price’s and of course let me no if you are free on that date. Thanks Charley, love Kate x

  • January 28, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Lisa - Hi Charlie,
    Not sure if you are going to be anywhere within our viscinity..but we are planning on getting married in Puerto Vallarta on October 18th, 2012. If you are in Puerto Vallarta during this time, would you be available? And if so, can you please give us an idea of what we would be looking at for a rate. We would be getting married at 5pm and would like to hire a photographer for approximately 5 hours. Looking forward to hearing from you, Lisa.

  • July 29, 2011 - 9:40 pm

    Emma Foster - Hi, I am getting married on 1st September 2012 in the Herefordshire area. Are you available on this date? And if so could you give me a vague idea of your prices?

    Many thanks,
    Emma

  • July 13, 2011 - 10:35 pm

    James Stradling - Hello

    Your photos are stunning.

    I would like to enquire about your wedding packages and prices our civil partnership will be in May/June 2013 (exact date to be confirmed).

    Thanks

    James

  • May 26, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    James kachel - Hi we are getting married at brocket hall on 11 feb 2012 in herts. Please can you let me know if you are available on that day?

    You were recommended to us by our friend nat Morrison in Dubai.

    Thanks

  • May 15, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    Antonia Scherer - Hi Charlie,

    We love your photographs – and it would be great if you can let me know if you’re free to photograph our wedding on Saturday 17th September at Burford Church and Lodge Park?

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Antonia

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