About

After being informed that “I love my girlfriend, my dog and my motorbike”, would not suffice as a biography, I enlisted the help of my dearest friend Joey, to give you a short and suitably biased introduction to who I am.

”I’ve known Charley for most of my life, but for the first part he was just the guy that my older sister was a bit shy around. We grew up in the heart of the Cotswolds, which I truly believe is one of the most quietly beautiful parts of England, and you can see the influence this had on Charley‘s work; he can make the most of any striking backdrop, but also knows how to turn the everyday into something quite special.

He wasn’t always such a Picasso in the early days though, and was into all the things that you’d expect from a teenage boy: bikes, music, girls and skateboarding (under an oncoming lorry on one occasion).
But it wasn’t long before he outgrew village life and wanted to see more of the world and what it had to offer.  So when he was scouted as a model while still in school he didn’t think twice about leaving our little village and set off to work in the fashion industry.

He always loves to find out  how every part of the puzzle fits together, how every piece works, so after spending enough time looking into the lens of a camera he began to take an interest in what goes on on the other side. And so began his lifelong romance with the camera…

I remember being around Charley when he started getting his first jobs as a professional photographer. We lived between the Cotswolds and East London; we still liked drinking a little bit too much, driving a little too fast, and laughing childishly at anything and everything (still do). I admit to often feeling concerned that he was over-reaching with the jobs he arranged, as the stakes often seemed so high: people’s weddings, international fashion brand shoots, cherished dog portraits.  But as one seemingly over-ambitious scheme after another materialised into success after success, I began to realise that I needed to take him a little more seriously.

I think that’s the bottom line with Charley. It may be a cliche, but with him there’s no such thing as ‘can’t’. And if you tell him that, he’s going to make a point of doing it better than you could have ever expected.

I’ve learned never to underestimate him: he may be a smiley, seemingly care-free guy, who loves surfing and laughing, but I’ve never seen him do anything half-measure.

His resume speaks for itself: he is a regular contributor to Vogue and Elle as well as a number of leading international publications; he is the go-to photographer for high-end fashion brands such as Ghost and Topshop; he has recently expanded his skillset to video and has spent a lot of the past year shooting material for Beyonce.

But he’s still just my friend I grew up with in a small village in the middle of nowhere , so I hope you enjoy working with him!’’

I am now based between London and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and am available to photograph weddings anywhere in the world, throughout the year. So far this year I have been booked for weddings in London, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, France, Mallorca and Miami.

After years in the industry, I am passionate about photography and the industry. I now mentor emerging photographers and try to share everything I have learnt about the industry in my blog and Photographers Resources page, which detail the styles and techniques I use in my 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.

You can follow my daily updates on Instagram here!

 

 

  • February 5, 2018 - 6:16 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Rebecca, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I am pleased to say that I am currently available on the 15th. I will email you now with the pricing and details. Best wishes, Charley

  • February 4, 2018 - 8:54 pm

    Rebecca White - Hello! Wondering if you are available Sept 15th this year in London? And what your prices are,

    Best, Rebecca

  • September 1, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Charlotte, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I’ll email you now. Best wishes, Charley

  • August 31, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    Charlotte Botting - Hi Charley,

    Looking for your prices for 2018 please. We are getting married on 22nd September. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Charlotte

  • August 2, 2017 - 12:36 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Darya, Thank you! I will email you now. Best wishes, Charley

  • July 28, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Darya - Hi, i am in love with your pictures ! My wedding is next year July 2018. Before that thinking of an engagement photoshoot. Can u tell me the price of wedding photography ( hours and amount of edited pictures) and the same for engagement one. best regards, Darya

  • July 19, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Mina, Certainly. I will email you now. Best wishes, Charley

  • July 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm

    Mina - Hi Charlie, we will have our wedding ceremony in Slough on Sep 16th 2017, could you please send us your availability, and the price rate please?

    Thanks,
    Mina

  • June 30, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Charley Smith - Hi Victoria, Thank you very much for your enquiry. I am pleased to say that I am currently available on the 26th July next summer. I will send you an email now with the pricing and details. Best wishes, Charley

  • June 30, 2017 - 1:14 pm

    Victoria Greenland - Hi Charley,

    Please could you let me know if you’re available on Thursday July 26th 2018? The wedding is in Surrey. If so please could you let me know your prices? Many thanks, Victoria

  • June 22, 2017 - 7:36 am

    Charley Smith - Hi Sarajane, Thank you very much for your enquiry, but unfortunately I won’t be in the UK in April. I will send you and email now with a recommendation for another photographer. Best wishes, Charley

  • June 20, 2017 - 10:10 am

    Sarajane Meech - Hi Charley,

    Can you please send over your prices for Bucks ceremony and London wedding reception in April 2018?

    Thanks!
    Sarajane

  • May 31, 2017 - 2:35 am

    Charley Smith - Hi Sophie, Thanks for your enquiry. I’ll message you now. Best wishes, Charley

  • May 30, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    Sophie Hannah Richardson - Hey Charley,

    How are you?

    I’d love to receive your pricing list for a June 2018 wedding!

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks
    Sophie

  • 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
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  • 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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