So you’re getting married…?! WAHOOOOOOO!!!


From the “will you…” to the “I do…” Essex wedding photographer Farlie Photography provides beautiful engagement & wedding photography.

Well it doesn’t get more flippin’ exciting than that!!

Now you get to plan your big day, you probably have lots of decisions to make including deciding the perfect wedding photographer. Besides your shiny new spouse, your wedding photos will be the number one keepsake you take away to remember the day so choosing how it’s captured and by who is a big decision.

I’m based in Colchester, Essex and the majority of my wedding work happens all over Essex, Suffolk and London but I’ll travel to where ever you want. I love to hear about new and exciting destinations, nowhere is too far and nothing is too crazy!

So here’s a little about the kind of wedding photographer I am…

my style

in a nutshell: relaxed & creative.

I like to photograph a wedding as it happens, this is your day! So let’s make sure the focus is on you enjoying every single second and not dominate it with laborious posing sessions. I want to capture those natural, authentic moments that are truly special and individual to you and the people you love.

The best compliment I’ve ever had was from a bridesmaid who observed “I didn’t even know she was there but from the pictures I see she was everywhere!”

Lets plan together…

Anything to make the weddings I photograph EPIC!

Before your big day we can meet, drink coffee, talk all things wedding-y and even go for a little engagement portrait session. Your big day is to be celebrated with your best loved ones, but as your photographer I’m often given a front row seat to these most precious of moments. So it’s probably a good idea we get to know each other a bit and I promise I’m really very friendly!

Also because I’ve been on the wedding scene a while I have a little insight to some of the best suppliers around (like I said I’m really very friendly) so if you need some suggestions: just ask.

How much?

Every wedding & every couple is unique…

 …as is every couple’s requirements. Hence why I find it best to discuss with each couple a wedding photography package that entirely suits their specific needs.

Typically, full days wedding coverage costs start from


Optional Extras

Engagement Portrait Shoot

Get comfortable in front of the camera and capture this special time in the build up to the big day.

Session details depending, start from


second photographer

An extra photographer there to capture those candid moments.

full day rate



I love to travel all over the UK and beyond! Travel for up to an hour, from my base in Colchester, is included within the price. Beyond that, as a rough guide, it’s probably around £150 in the UK, £350 in Europe and £600 everywhere else.

UK travel starts from



Hand-bound, individually designed wedding albums are available to purchase separately.

Small albums start from


weddings | portraits


Relaxed and beautiful wedding photography by Farlie Photography. Authentic photography for laid back couples in Essex, Suffolk and London.

find out more

so what’s next?

Click the button below to throw me a message and I’ll get back to you with my availability for a chat over a coffee, glass of wine or phone…

kind words

"Absolutely amazing service from start to finish for our wedding" | Alex, Frinton, Essex

Absolutely amazing service from start to finish for our wedding. Charlie makes you feel comfortable and relaxed (and I am certainly not relaxed when it comes to having my picture taken). Charlie is there for you every step of the way and always happy to answer any questions you might have, no matter how silly you think they are. On our wedding day Charlie was brilliant at directing small groups of people who needed to be in the pics, to all the mass guests for those amazing full pictures. She was in the back ground capturing those precious memories that no one ever seems to think about but wish they had got them. Everyone of our guests loved her, the energy she gives off and the amazing pictures she’s able to capture. Great job and certainly recommending you to everyone!

"She captures moments and visions and creates memories in an instant." | Liz, Halstead, Essex

Charlie and her photography are just amazing! She captures moments and visions and creates memories in an instant. Charlie was our wedding photographer and her kind nature made us, and our guests, feel so relaxed on the day. Charlie is not a photographer that you need to prep with a long list of what shots you want, for she sees them before you do! It’s magical looking back after your wedding and just thinking WOW she captured it all… and more! From the pre wedding shoot to the delivery of our photos, her service is seamless! I cannot recommend Charlie enough!

"It was all just perfect and exactly what we wanted." | Mark & Sue, Braintree, Essex

My wife & I have both known Charlie for a few years, so we had no hesitation in contacting & eventually booking her to be our wedding photographer back in July last year.

We were more than happy with how our day went, and her involvement in it all. It was all very relaxed, and we didn’t feel pressured into anything or think that the photography ‘took over’ our day! It was all just perfect and exactly what we wanted.
From the initial contact, meetings in between, and the day itself, Charlie made us feel completely at ease. Despite our friendship she was completely professional throughout, making recommendations when needed but also acknowledging our laid back approach.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Charlie for any photography work. Proof of how good her work is can be seen in our pictures, and we would be more than happy to use her for other photography shoots.

"Her passion and enthusiasm for her work truly shines through in every picture." | Jess & Tom, Hackney, London

It was an absolute joy to have Charlie photographing our wedding day! She was exceptionally organised in the lead up to the day, and always quick to respond to emails. Charlie knew exactly what questions to ask us and how to reassure us when we were feeling out of our depth with wedding planning. On the day itself it was so lovely to have Charlie with us. She struck the perfect balance of being unobtrusive and letting us forget she was there taking photos, but also quietly steering things to make sure she got all the shots we wanted. And the photos!! We are totally delighted with them. She captured the day so naturally, with such a beautiful light and warmth in every single photo. Her passion and enthusiasm for her work truly shines through in every picture. We’ve had so many compliments about our wedding photos and I could not recommend Charlie more highly. Thank you Charlie!

"All our guests said how lovely you were on the day and how excellent the pics look." | Laura & Harry, Chelmsford, Essex

Thank you so much Charlie for everything you done for us, we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. You’re super nice and easy to work with, making us feel comfortable on the day and capturing our wedding in photos like a story. You had given us so much choice it was very difficult to pick out a fave. All our guests said how lovely you were on the day and how excellent the pics look. Thanks again for making our wedding wonderful!

"She was truly so much fun..." | Abi, Colchester, Essex

Charlie did our wedding and engagement photos and we could not be happier with the results! She was truly so much fun, no question went unanswered or another photo too much. We very highly recommend Farlie Photography.

"She has such a wonderful way about her that just adds to the excitement of the day." | Julie, Colchester, Essex

I would like to thank Charlie for capturing our Wedding day on Saturday 6th February at Hylands House, she was amazing- she has such a wonderful way about her that just adds to the excitement of the day. I would highly recommend her if you are getting married!

Essex wedding photographer Farlie Photography by portrait photographer Charlie Alexander. If you would like to see more examples of my work check out my blog!

get in touch