Dorset wedding photographer in Cerne Abbas




Based in Christchurch, East Dorset I have photographed Wedding’s for over half of my life.

Using a perfect blend of natural portraits and documentary style photos to storybook your wedding.

Your day is going to be amazing! Have a dorset wedding photographer who knows how to have fun and can just fit in.

Dorset wedding photographer Charles Thorne


Christchurch wedding photography in Dorset
Bride and Groom at the Wall near Christchurch priory

From an early age I have always loved watching and photographing people.  Catching moments that are gone in an instant and are only there for a blink of an eye. I step back and let the day flow in its own natural way.

I believe it is important to catch the group shots in a fun way. Having a laugh and a joke with all of your guests to bring your photographs to life.

The most important people in your lives need to be captured not in a structured way but having a moment with another guest or laughing at the speeches etc.

Living in Christchurch I am close to the New forest, Bournemouth and the rest of Dorset.

To see more of my Wedding photography in Dorset, Hampshire and the New forest please take a look at my gallery.


King's arm's pavillion wedding photography


At the heart of Christchurch this hotel is incredibly lucky to be in walking distance of Christchurch priory. My favourite weddings are always with this mix of these fab wedding venues. Mixing the traditional with the modern.

Gorwell farm wedding


Gorwell Farm is found in a secluded wooded valley just 2 miles from the village of Abbotsbury and Chesil Beach. As you enter the farm the views of the Jurassic coast is outstandings.

Connaught hotel wedding


This fantastic celebration of two cultures was a real highlight of 2022 for me.  With my highlight of when Paul & Esther entered their reception to flying napkins to the song ‘Lac du Connemara’ 


a recent Google wedding photographer review

Photographed at Cerne Abbas wedding in Dorset

Having a great review from a couple means the world to me. It shows to me that the work I put in has made sense and has given a final product that makes my bride and groom delighted enough to get pen to paper. As a dorset wedding photographer I stride for this on every working day. Please get in touch to hear more.

‘Charles did the photography for my wedding, my wife and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Charles has been a class act throughout from helping guide us through the lead up to the ceremony to crowd control on the day. To top it all off we have a collection of fantasitc photos! Charles handled whatever was thrown at him with aplomb.

The addition of a pre-wedding shoot really helped to put us at ease and prepare us for what the day had in store. We had a wonderful evening at Shell Bay which also resulted in some fantastic bonus pictures.

We recommend Charles for covering weddings and are sure that he would handle other types of event just as well.’

Chris & Louise June 2023

Please take a look at my other reviews on Google


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