Fun, natural and documentary photography

christchurch wedding photographer

24 years of experience using a perfect blend of natural portraits and documentary style photos to storybook your wedding day.

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

Charles will use his experience to provide the memories that you want and he will do it with a smile.

Dorset qualified wedding photographer
Charles Thorne Photography

There is more to being a qualified wedding photographer then just taking photos of your big day.

It is about being your friend and blending in with your guests,

about having fun whilst taking great natural portraits.

about you enjoying the experience of having your photo taken,

and having someone who is fully trained and passionate about the art of wedding photography.


Please sit back, turn the volume up and enjoy this short slideshow showing relaxed candid moments from a wedding at Sopley Church and a reception at Rhinefield House in The New Forest.


Christchurch wedding photographer


The Kings arms hotel in the centre of town is fantastically placed with the Priory close by. Having the couple able to walk to the reception gives the photographer so many options. Love this venue!

Rhinefield house wedding's


This hotel has given me amazing memories over the years. On a personal note being best man for a good friend and professionally when helping another photographer out and he fell into the lake at the back of the hotel! 

Dream weddings at Highcliffe castle


Capturing happy memories as a Highcliffe castle wedding photographer is easy. Most bride and grooms want a castle wedding looking over the sea. This blog looks back at my favourite moments at this fantastic venue.

Natural portraits

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Bridal portrait at kings arms hotel christchurch
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Happy Clients

Charles was our photographer for our wedding in Beaminster in August 2019 and we couldn’t recommend him more highly. From a fun filled pre-wedding shoot on the beach at West Bay, mapping out our plans for the event, co-ordinating the shots on the day itself and finally sending us our amazing pack of photos so quickly afterwards, Charles did everything possible to make our day run smoothly and make us feel at ease throughout. We now have a fabulous set of photographs which capture the highlights and emotions of our day perfectly. Thank you Charles!

(Rob & Katie August 2019)

Christchurch wedding photography

Thank you so much for our beautiful photos and for being so amazing, not only on the day but on the lead up too. You really put us at ease and you were so patient. You are brilliant and we are so happy we had you as our photographer!

(Darryl & Louisa August 2019)

Thank you so much for everything, Charles. We are so pleased with the pictures you captured of our special day; they truly document the day in its entirety and we can see the story behind each image. From initial contact through to receipt of our photos, the service you provided was first class. You are a lovely, talented man who made us feel totally at ease. We consider ourselves so lucky that we found you as we could not have asked for better.

(Mark & Kirby September 2019)


Relaxed family portraits

Having fun on a shoot is essential

Relaxed family shoot