Charly Woodhouse wedding photographer Southampton

Unique wedding photos from Southampton's Charly Woodhouse

Looking for great wedding photographs? Southampton photographer Charly Woodhouse specialises in bringing a natural, stylish effect to all her wedding photos – and she welcomes last minute wedding bookings.

Charly, 28, covers not just her home town but a wide area across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire - including Winchester, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Portsmouth and Salisbury. She has a degree in fashion photography and experience at shooting fashion shows and helping models build their portfolios. But she also loves photographing weddings. “Photographing people and creating beautiful unique images is my passion,” says Charly. “I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing.”

It’s important to Charly that her clients can relax safe in the knowledge that their day will be recorded by someone absolutely on their wavelength.

“I know some wedding photographers can be a bit set in their ways,” she says. “I think a lot of my clients like the fact that I’m young, and a woman. It certainly makes things more relaxed at certain times of the day, like when I’m photographing the bride and bridesmaids getting ready at home. Some brides feel a bit uncomfortable in that situation with an older, male photographer."


Charly knows how important it is to build a relationship with wedding clients before the big day. “We speak initially on the phone. Then I like to arrange a face to face meeting, and I offer a complimentary engagement shoot, either at my studio in Southampton or the venue of their choice, which is a great way for us all to get to know each other. I welcome any suggestions and I’m happy to tailor every wedding to each individual client.

"We’ll discuss the itinerary and the main groups to be photographed. It’s really important as timing is crucial on the day. The photographer is one of the main organisers really, as people are milling around and you need to keep things moving.”

On the wedding day, Charly is there right at the start, photographing the bride at her home before the ceremony. She stays right the way through until the first dance. Throughout the day she will be looking for the best wedding photo ideas.


“I like to look for the little moments which nobody else notices, which make for beautiful, natural photographs,” she says. “The formal style of wedding photography, with lots of static groups, has pretty much gone now. Today’s couples want more candid, relaxed shots. It looks really good when you let the guests chat amongst themselves while you snap away."

Charly’s worked on her own up to now, but is planning to take on an assistant, increasing her flexibility and the efficiency of her service. She already prides herself on the fact that many of her clients come from London and further afield. And if you’re worried you’ve left it too late, Charly is happy to fit in last minute wedding photography bookings when she can.

“I feel like I learn something new from every person, event or wedding that I photograph,” she says. “I want to ensure that you love your images every time.”

The details:

Wedding packages: from £1,000 for a full day (up to 8 hours) coverage

Half day rates available (up to 4 hours coverage)

20% deposit required to secure booking

A beautifully presented stainless steel memory stick containing 300-400 professionally edited and enhanced images

Access to online gallery where friends and family can view your images

Opportunity to purchase digital copies, prints and photo books

Contact Charly:  Tel: 07790 350398 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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