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Charles Thorne

A little bit about Charles Thorne


Have been doing Wedding photography for half of my life

Taken part in 11 marathons including New York, London, Boston and Chicago

Am married with 3 amazing boys (picture below)

My first wedding couple were in their 80’s

My favourite book is Lord of the rings

Love a good dance to a bit of techno

Have a degree in Editorial Photography


Why Wedding Photography?

To love wedding photography you must love people and like to talk. Whilst growing up one of my favourite past times was people watching. Whilst doing my A level Art me and my teacher went to the Bournemouth International centre and used to do quick sketches of people drinking their coffee. It was such fun. Watching them talk, laugh, fidget, become agitated. Emotion is so powerful. Catching it in a drawing or photograph has such impact. It was such an easy move into wedding photography.

My style

My moto is – ‘It’s your day – not mine’. It is a priviledge to be at a couples wedding day and it deserves respect.  Standing back and letting the day run in it’s natural way gives you a true perspective of the day. Giving you memories and fresh stories that you didn’t see. Mixing that with a few fun family / friend group photos. Doing Wedding photography is an absolute joy and I cant imagine my world without it.

wedding photos in Dorset
All about me

Favourite picture of my boys

Taken in October 2016 at Linford Bottom in the New Forest. 

There is such a story around this picture. I took my boys to the New forest to get some nice pictures to give to their mum for Christmas. As normal the boys had better ideas and wanted to play around the river. Just to make it clear my youngest isnt throwing a brick at my eldest head. I LOVE the connection and the gorgeous autumn light in this pic and it reminds me of their character at the time. I have the picture hanging on the wall at home.

What’s important to Charles Thorne




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)

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