Hello and welcome to my world of photography! Here you will find everything you need to know about me and my crazy obsession with my camera. Being a Wedding Photographer there is more to it then just taking pictures of your big day. It is about being your friend for the day and blending in with your guests,  producing some wonderful photographs to remind you of your beautiful wedding day. The important thing for you is that I do the thinking, leaving you to relax and enjoy your day.

I am very mindful how special this day is for you so I feel qualifications and training in Wedding Photography are most important. In my mind there is no point in having a photographer who has a good camera but doesn't have the experience and the knowledge on how to use it.

I am a member of the Guild of Photographers, qualified in Wedding Photography. I have been photographing weddings for over 20 years and have photographed at all of the main venues in the local area including Christchurch Priory, Highcliffe Castle, King's Arms Hotel, Sopley Mill and Christchurch Harbour Hotel. Even with this experience behind me I go on a lot of training courses to constantly develop my style in Wedding Photography.

Being a local man and having lived in the Christchurch area all of my life, I know the area well but I am happy to travel further afield, throughout Dorset and Hampshire and as far as London or the South West of England. I am passionate about Wedding Photography and capturing such an important lifetime moment... read more


'We have seen Charles' work at three of our friend’s weddings and decided we would book him for ours. The best decision ever. I would definitely recommend Charles Thorne Photography to anyone needing a photographer.' (Matt & Claire)

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