Testimonial …. We were given a list of photographers from our wedding planner, and Charlie's work caught our eye. The photos looked fun without being cheesy, professional and personal to each wedding. We met Charlie before the wedding to have a pre wedding photo shoot. This was really useful for both Mike and I to relax in front of the camera, and to feel at ease with Charlie. After the photo shoot and a long chat over tea and coffee we really were happy that Charlie would be perfect for our big day. On the day Charlie was there while we got ready, through to the evening dancing. He was great at taking the pictures without people noticing, but then was great when needing to organise the guest for group shots. We later discovered that Charlie had been very unwell the night before. However he was so professional that we did not even have the slightest idea. He was energetic and happy all day … I assume he crashed the next day! I could not be happier with the photos that we got back. Charlie has managed to capture so many great moments and has got great natural pictures of all the guests through out the day. Looking through the pictures in sequence, really brings back great feelings of the day …. even though i have looked through them 100's of times! :) Mike and I could not recommend Charlie more. His work is fantastic, his approach to his work is professional and his personality is so easy to get on with. We have not only got great photos but also a great memory of working with Charlie …
Amanda & Duncan Farmer
We just received all of our wedding shots from Charlie and were bowled over by how awesome they were. He captured the best day of our lives so perfectly, especially those 'stolen moments' throughout our day. One thing you realise about your wedding day is that it is over before you know it; being able to revisit the day through these amazing photographs is a gift! Aside from being a very talented photographer, Charlie is just the most enthusiastic, passionate person. It is very evident that he loves his job and he is willing to go above and beyond to ensure that you are happy and pleased with his work. Another thing that was a huge plus for us was that we were given all of the photographs without any hidden charges or additional costs. We've had a lot of friends who weren't happy with the way they other photographers charged for their weddings so it was nice to deal with someone who is honest and upfront. All in all, we had a great experience with Charlie and couldn't recommend him more. Like many people before us have said, he has become a mate now and we're really pleased that our paths crossed.
Dawn & Ian
unbelievable man !! a recommendation from a friend, who became a friend. talented, charismatic, lovely man whose talents were recognised last year by Patagonia themselves as he won their worldwide Patagonia Photographer of the Year award, quite an achievement, and just deserved. Charlie does a 'pre-wedding shoot'; its free, included in your price. WHY? well he said to us 'its the last time you are single..!' (like it..!) and also 'its makes you realize with me and on the day forget i am there'; I thought at the time...'well that sounds good' and didn't realise understand that pre-wedding shoot would work and make me relax on the day (i hate photos....) it worked; i didn't notice him on the day (apart from the 'organised photos'.. and that seemed like just getting together with friends !!) I asked for artistic, natural, 'different' shots. this chap has to talent to deliver that, and more; I can't tell you how happy i was with all the photos, i actually cried when i saw them (and i didn't cry on my wedding day !! well i did, when i saw my dog !!!!) one of our guests is asking him to take photos of his family when he is over in Chamonix at Christmas time. This chaps enthusiasm is what other people can only achieve with drugs !! he *loves* what he does *so much* .... and that is infectious. Charlie, you have become a great friend to us despite only meeting you a few times; we love you babes, dawn and ian x Wedding: 05/05/2012
Andrew Hallett & Laia Massague
A mutual friend kindly recommended Charlie’s services to us for our wedding in Barcelona. During the planning of the wedding we were acutely aware of how important the choice of wedding photographer was going to be. However, with Charlie behind the lens we had absolutely nothing to worry about. Charlie from day one was an absolute pleasure to work with, a consummate professional, and extremely sensitive to our needs and wishes. At every turn Charlie went out of his way to go the extra mile in his pursuit of the best possible photographs (which he achieved). This saw him going above and beyond the call of duty on the day, from running between venues to capture the different aspects we were after, to his ability to capture every possible emotion of the wedding ceremony down to the very last detail, while being acutely sensitive to the occasion. Charlie has the uncanny ability to put you at ease through the whole process, he knows exactly when to step in to get an absolutely unforgettable shot, and when to let you enjoy your wedding experience (a very fine balance to be able to tread, which he does with great success). We cannot possibly endorse Charlie enough for both his skill behind the camera and for his endless enthusiasm and enjoyment in what he does (its infectious). Charlie's enjoyment and passion in what he does shines through in his outstanding pictures, and makes having him there on the day an absolute pleasure. Charlie - thank you for memorializing the wedding experience for us, your photographs by far and away exceeded our wildest expectations. We really appreciated the endless time and effort you put into these photographs, both during the wedding (I seem to remember you working on them straight after the reception, which is dedication indeed), and in the following weeks. We really enjoyed having you as part of our wedding experience. I don’t think many people can say that about their photographer, and I think that is what separates you from your peers. Thank you again for the memories.
Wow Charlie. They look amazing. You are awesome at what you do. Once again thanks for everything. You made our day and all the guests loved you just as much as we do. Can't wait to see more. Speak to you soon Asif & Leanne
Hi Charlie, We had a look at the other pictures and they are absolutely amazing! Thank you so very much!!!!!!! Absolutely love the style. x, Lisa
Rebecca and Al
Thank you Charlie for producing a superb film to celebrate our parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. It was a daunting task that needed a great deal of organisation and time spent putting it all together. You managed to make everyone feel at ease that resulted in a hilarious film of memories and anecdotes. Interspering photographs worked brilliantly and the addition of music and old film footage resulted in a treasured gift that is unique to our parents. Your hard work and effort definitely paid off and everyone loved it! Thanks once again, Rebecca and Al.
Andy and Maddy Mitchell
We are so glad we had Charlie as our photographer on our wedding day this August. He took some amazing shots - he really brought the wedding day back to life. I would definitely recommend him - having good photos of your special day is so important so its worth getting Charlie to make that happen! Thanks again Charlie for being fab. Andy and Maddy
For starters the rating isn't high enough. 5 stars just doesn't describe what Charlie has done! Before I even had a chance to look for photographers my other half wanted Charlie and he wasn't wrong with his choice. I hate having my photo taken but Charlie made my wedding day so relaxed and enjoyable without worrying about where the photographer was. I didn't even notice him half the time and the shots he got were beautiful. He was amazing very professional and helped capture our day in a light that made us remember so much more. If anyone was to ask for a photographer then I would defiantly say Charlie. All our guests said you made them feel comfortable and relaxed. Thank you so much for capturing our special day and all the magical moments. You are the best. Thank you Charlie xx
Hi Charlie, Thank you so much for the email... the photos are fabulous. It has definitely taken a while to work through them all, but they bring back so many memories from the day - some we don't even remember happening! It is so wonderful to have them. We can't wait to meet up soon. Cheers Mr & Mrs
***** FIVE STARS **** Charlie's photographs were amazing. Not only were the photos great, but Charlie made us all feel comfortable and relaxed during the session. We had a family shoot and it was quite complicated getting everyone organised, but he did it with charm and subtly and made it look easy! Thanks again Charlie
Hi Charlie WOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW…….I am totally blown away by the photos. They are just absolutely amazing and you have so captured the day perfectly. I think the happiness just comes through them and the venue looks amazing. They are just absolutely perfect. Thanks you so so so much for all your hard work. I am so pleased that you have got so many of our guests as well and such great shots. I have already spent a while going through them but there are so many good ones!! I just wouldn’t know what to pick so Will and I will have to get our heads together for that. For the music I think we should be able to let you know this week after we have had a chat. Is that ok? Would be great t hook up when you are next over! Take care and a GIANT hug Claire
Hi Charlie, They are amazing!! You have brought back so many great memories of the day and i think you have captured so many great moments in your pictures. We'll have another good look through them and get back to you. Thanks so much for making it so easy for us on the day. We both really enjoyed how you worked with us, it can't have been easay for you ;) We'll be back in touch but let usknow if you come over to Chamonix and we could hook up for a bit. Many thanks again, they are just brilliant!! All the best, Will
G Brian Hutchinson
Charlie, just looking at them now on the big TV screen - you are a true genius, what an honour to be the subjects! We will be boasting in years to come when you are famous! Seriously! Thank you so much for bringing your eye and taking such astounding shots, every one a publishable gem, and a treasure for us!
Sarah and Mike
Charlie was recommended to us by our vendor/planner at Haute Wedding as the photographer for our french alps destination wedding. Charlie is local to Chamonix, and as a keen snowboarder and after researching his work I knew he would be an excellent fit for our big day. However busy with numerous sports, travel and media projects on the go, Charlie was attentive and enthusiastic from the get-go and always available to discuss style inspiration, photography techniques and gave us an unforgettable pre-wedding photo shoot in a horse and carriage with a local Chamonix icon, Dr Zhivago. All of our guests commented on just how relaxed, personable yet professional and even experimental Charlie was with our wedding shoot creating some magical and mystical winter wonderland images in a sometime difficult overcast snow on sky setting. His stunning and candid guest portraits as well as in capturing the detail of our rings, my dress, as well as our DIY snowflake and antler themed table settings and decorations are keepsakes i will cherish forever. Charlie gave us so much of his time, in the lead up, on the day/night- staying as long as most guests was it 3am(?!) and in the aftermath to make a few edits and adjustments and ensuring we were completely satisfied with the final product, and it is for this I am most grateful. Charlie is passionate and professional, his business model and service is extremely generous and I would recommend his photography services to everyone.
Kristen Batchelder Kennerly
It's taken me way too long to complete a review for the most-deserved Charlie. Mainly since he did such an impeccable job, I wanted to so aptly acknowledge him, yet couldn't quite find the words to fully describe his gift. I will just go for it now... There are many people who work for years to obtain a skill, and then there are the naturals, like Picasso, Dali... & Charlie Davies. Charlie has such an innate eye for capturing moments. He also happens to be one of the most personable people I have had the honor to know. Everyone thought he was a guest at our wedding, while he was working seamlessly and flexibly with the "team" to create a truly blessed wedding for us. We hired Charlie originally for a "quick" video, he then created one of the most fabulous teasers ever for us (backed by many cinematography pros), in addition to capturing some of the most artistic pictures of the bunch. I would trust Charlie again and again with the moments of my life. Hire him for sure.
Olivia and Anthony Wynn
Charlie was a fantsatic photographer who not on;ly was able to capture the beauty of Chamonix, the special initimate nature to the day but also our fun individual personalities. He made sure that we now have some unforgettable memories captured in photo. We also had the great opportunity to have Charlie DJ for us at our wedding, he knew how to adapt his style and build the party atmosphere with great ease. It felt more like having a guest who knew how to photograph and DJ, due to his relaxed, amicable and genuine style. We would not hesitate in using Charlie's services again as a DJ and/ or as a photographer. A tres bientot on espere!
Laura Hely Hutchinson
Charlie is in the process of photographing our rental property in Chamonix - exterior shots through the seasons and interior shots - for our new website. It has been a pleasure to work with him; he is professional and has an eye for a great shot. He is a busy man but always has the time to answer questions and is ever so lovely. He has just the right way about him that suits working closely with people on projects like weddings and other special events and he has really captured a great feeling for our chalet and apartments. We can't wait to see the Summer shots now!!
We had a fantastic trip in Chamonis wiht the Ten80 guys. The clients were delighted wiht the trip and all the more when we received some great photos, both individually in action and as a group. Thanks for the memories.
Sara and Elliot Schmidt
Our wedding photos are beautiful, Charlie you worked so hard to capture our perfect day. The Bride and Groom always miss so much of their wedding as they cant be everywhere at once! You caught so many moments we wouldn't have even known about and we are so grateful. Long after the dry cleaner has given up on trying to get the make up out of my dress and my dad has finished making his way through the cake tier we were saving...we have our pictures. They are the lasting legacy of our wedding. They will be looked at by generations to come and are a place where we will always be young and beautiful. Thank you Charlie for being a huge part of our wedding, you are creative, artistic, understanding and wonderful to work with. We are so grateful for everything and would recommend you to absolutely everyone. Sara and Elliot xxx
I don't even know where to begin. Maybe I'll start by thanking Charlie for creating a wonderful snowy morning in the Alps and capturing it all on camera. I don't remember the last time we had this much fun as a family. Like child, belly laughing, fun!! Charlie, you were SO incredibly easy to work with and we were all so comfortable with you and all the ideas you had. I had no doubt in my mind that the images you took were going to be good, but I didn't expect them to be that fabulous. They're like works of art. All 251 images. Now...the tough part for me...deciding which ones to print out. Thanks again, Charlie. Your Canadian Friends.
I've just realised its been almost a year and i still haven't written a few words for Charlie. The day we had on the slopes above Chamonix and into the evening with a handful of close friends and aquaintances probably ranks very highly as one of the best days of my life. All captured by the masterful eye of Mr Davies. A true gentleman and visionary. Humble, professional and talented and always there to capture that perfect moment. That day will live on beautifully documented and will bring a smile to my face for years to come and i'm really thankful for that. Thankyou bro....
Natasha and Will
Beautiful , you really made our wedding memories the most precious images captured. It means the world to us that you did such an amazing job as so many friends and family could not attend our wedding as it was in Antigua but the stunning photos you took enable us to show them to the people who missed it ! And they love them too. You worked so hard to capture as much as possible considering the short amount of daylight we had left to work with and your attention to detail is fantastic. We are so grateful for all your hard work that day and advise and confidence you gave us. You are an amazingly talented photographer with a great eye for detail and we would strongly recommend you to anyone planning a special event . A photographer captures the really special moments and keeps them as memories for years , we are so glad we chose you to keep our memories alive. Thank you Charlie. Natasha and Will.
Hi Charlie, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the photos! There are some great shots and a great mix of styles and settings, something for everyone! We love the one of the 4 of us in the distance walking away with the whole mountain range in the background- might make a good panoramic canvas! Also great ones on the rock....... Thanks again, and we hope to see you in winter for some action shots! Good luck with your move/not move! Cheers Helen Helen Price
Charlie is much more than a fantastic photographer. We chose Charlie to capture the memories of our wedding day as he has a genuine love for marriages and came across with a unique enthusiasm to be part of our celebration. Charlie suggested we did a pre-wedding shoot, which we thought would be good fun but it also turned out to be a great way to get used to Charlie and his lenses! We really enjoyed the morning and we instantly felt at ease with his natural approach and friendly style, prompting us into action but allowing us to feel totally at ease. On the day of our wedding, Charlie managed to be in all places at the same time! He captured the guys getting ready at one end of Chamonix, found time to take photos of our reception venue as well as spending a good hour with the bride and her entourage. Charlie missed nothing and captured amazing memories in beautiful portraits. We have the most amazing wedding album thanks to Charlie and I do not exaggerate in saying, Charlie made the day for us! Thanks a million
Wow. What a great thing to awake to. You are incredible... A true artist! We truly adore and appreciate you and your efforts and are even more bloody excited than before. To see you capture this in photos and video makes you one very clever man. Loads of Love Kris & Chris You made our day and dreams come true.
Giles and Nicola
We were delighted with the photos Charlie produced from our wedding in Chamonix, coaxing us into the right poses, and orchestrating people on the day to ensure we also got some amazing images of our friends and family. Actually we were delighted to have him around in any capacity as he's also a charming guy and great fun at a party! Charlie's professional, courteous and has the crucial knack of getting wedding guests to do what he wants without coming across as pushy. We only met him once before the day but felt complete confidence in him. He took some stunning pictures of the wedding venues, from sunkissed glimpses of the mountain peaks to the truly awesome evening shots which somehow captured details on the horizon as well as us in the foreground. Thank you, Charlie, none of the compliments on this page are overstated. Giles and Nicola.
If you need portraits he's the man super talented and super fun!!! Thanks Charlie!
Mr & Mrs Timewell
Charlie you have done an outstanding job. Couldnt stop looking at them yesterday. You photographed the weddingy exactly how i would have done it. Perfect. You should be very proud. There are some absolute belters in there. Lots of them.thank you for all your hard work. Xxxxxxxxxx you'll go a long way if you continue what you are doing. So pleased for you and it cant have been easy photographing a photographers wedding! You aee a true star and we are so pleased it was you behind the lens. Everyone commented on how good you were with them. Well done my friend. Lots of love. Guy n clare n tiny n kizzie xxxxxxxxxx
Anna and Ben
Charlie worked like an absolute demon our wedding barely pausing to let his feet touch the ground for a single moment. His photographic skills exemplify a range of artistic skills with a fantastic eye for detail, an innate ability to catch people in the moment and an amazing appreciation for the classic special couple photos all set against the dramatic mountain scenery of Chamonix, Mont-Blanc. His simply stunning portfolio has captured a mass of happy memories that will invoke a smile or two for many years to come in the future. A HUGE thank you to Charlie for his excellent photographic skills, boundless energy and enthusiasm. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Charlie recently photographed our wedding and from the first time I spoke to him (a year in advance) to meeting him in person to getting the finished results he was an absolute pleasure to deal with. His eagerness to capture our day was equalled only by his talent for doing so and the pictures are utterly wonderful. Many of our guests took the trouble to tell me how much they liked Charlie, his ease and friendliness made it lovely having him there; like guest enjoying himself rather than a photographer doing his job. His passion for what he does shines through in every shot and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks Charlie and I really hope we stay in touch. Love Amanda & Peter Xx
Keith Walker Father Of The Bride
Hi Charlie Just wanted to write and say a big thank you for doing such an excellent job at my son’s wedding. Neither of them like having their photos taken, don’t like photographers at weddings and only like a particular style of photo. So a bit of a challenge there for you there but you more than exceeded in every case. It was a pleasure to have you there on the wedding day. Although we did not know you until that weekend it was more like having a friend there taking the pictures than a wedding photographer. Although I have so far only seen the 40 teasers they are really great and capture a real French atmosphere as well as a family wedding day. Have just heard from Sars today and her words were, they are very very lovely just what I wanted. She is so excited and can’t wait to show them to us. If ever you are passing our place there is always a bottle of English beer waiting to be sup't and you will be more than welcome. Further if you need any recommendation, but I am sure you don’t, then by all means use our name as we could not be more delighted with your work. Kindest regards Keith
Chris & Christine Symington & Family
Our family live in Chamonix, Devon and California so getting us all together with four grandchildren is not easy! We managed it only to find that the weather was against us and our original booking with Charlie had to be cancelled due to rain. However, the sun suddenly came out on our last day together and Charlie rang to ask if we could come up to his house at short notice and he would do the shoot using the fields and mountains around his house as a backdrop. The photos have arrived and we are all delighted. Charlie makes you feel at ease and his very informal style creates the right ambiance for photography. He managed to get the 4 grandchildren photographed in a natural way, rolling around in the grass with them etc! The more formal photos have turned out equally well and we are all very pleased with the results. Thanks Charlie! Well done!
Charlie, Your hard work and talent are inspiring! The weddings you have photographed for our couples have been radiant! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, energy, and motivation to go above and beyond expectations! As a wedding planner I highly recommend your services to all of our clients knowing that they will be more than happy with the results. Thank you from Haute Weddings and all of our happy couples! Monica
Jennyfer & Gilles
Charlie, we have already thanked you for the perfect job you did on last May 19th but we don't know if our words (our English is as good as your French ;-) have translated all our gratitude. Our wedding day as been perfect for us but went too fast to plenly enjoy it. You did fantastic pictures of our family, our gests, the atmosphere, the places and everything. You are so simple and true, it has been a real delight to meet you and share those precious moments with you. Now we have our memories and your pictures of that particular day for the rest of our lifes.....
Charlie was the photographer at our friends' recent wedding. At some point in the evening he managed to capture my young son and I sharing a heart-to-heart. It is quite simply the most beautiful photo I have ever seen, and not just because I'm in it! Thank you so much Charlie.
Dawn & Ian
Charlie these are BEYOND WORDS awesome Thank u so so so so much They are so much beyond what I ever hoped or dreamed of, you have captured what I dreamed of and took it beyond. I cannot thank you enough. Huge hug to an *amazing man* Thank you so much, dawn xxx
Charlie and I shot our wedding in Corsica last summer. Well, any new couple are going to talk about how great it was and how everything was perfect, but in our case Charlie really made a difference; simply put, the day would not have been as good as it was had he not been there photographing it. Charlie's character, smile and can-do attitude made everyone feel at home, and during the ceremony - late afternoon on a hilltop ouside - he was unobtrusive and polite. His fee was outrageously low in comparison to other 'big-name' photographers, and he delivered sensational photographs with an excellent eye for detail. Use him. Tom & Laura Wilson-North Chamonix, France
Charlie thanks for the time you spent with our family at Le Tour. We now have some great photos to remember our time on the slopes. You related well with all members of the group and went with the flow and abilities of the group producing some fantastic shots my chidren will love forever. Thank you Elizabeth Byrne
Dear Charlie Oh my goodness, we are so pleased Charlotte & Andy's, chose you to be their big day wedding photographer. All the pictures are amazing and we love the musical picture slide show you also created for us. I think you know how grateful we all our. All our love Jan, John & Anne
Charlotte & Andy Eggleston
You were there running around every step of of the day sorting everything out so brilliantly.....so Thank you!! I love all the Photos that you produced and we can't stop watching the DVD, Video slide show you made for us. You have a natural talent for making people feel at ease and for most of the day i did not even know you were there. All our love Andy and Charlotte Eggleston
Mr & Mrs Bradbury
After viewing some of Charlie's previous wedding pictures, we decided to contact him regarding our own. From start to finish, Charlie was enthusiastic and keen to get the pictures we wanted from our special day. He made sure that he spoke to us individually to see what was important to each of us. Far from your typical wedding photographer, Charlie has an ability to see something that others may miss and made the whole process of having our pictures taken fun! He was seamlessly everywhere capturing every moment without us really noticing. We can not recommend Charlie highly enough, many can take a picture, but few can capture a moment, the pictures speak for themselves. Thank you Charlie.