Charles Lee Photography

Essex Wedding Photographer


You’re getting married

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so allow me to tell the story of your special day as it unfolds, creating images that really capture the spirit of the occasion. I have an instinctive eye for those impromptu moments, ensuring the most important memories from your wedding day will be preserved forever.

My style of working is relaxed, friendly, and unobtrusive. My main aim is for you to feel completely at ease and for your wedding day to flow naturally so, for much of the time, I am in the background, capturing you and your guests in real moments, although I am more than happy to take any formal group photographs as well.

As well as weddings, I have also photographed numerous national and Royal celebrations, and in 2015 I was honoured to be awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society, the oldest and most prestigious photographic organisation in the world.

Capturing Every Moment
on Your Big Day


Your Investment

I have photographed all sorts of weddings over the years, both large and small. If available, I can also offer to take pictures the day before and the day after. Why not contact me to discuss your preferences for your own special day?

Charles provides a service that you can absolutely depend upon, which is just wonderful with so much else to organise and manage.

Jenny and John

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked me to thank you for the beautiful album of photographs taken personally by you on their wedding day. The photographs are outstanding.

Chris Kealey,
Assistant Private Secretary to
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Well, where can we even start! Words cannot express our thanks, love and total gratitude. You made our wedding so special. Your calm professionalism and expert camera work were amazing. We absolutely LOVE the photos- they will help us relive the day over and over.

Tori and Andy

Thank you so much for the very special pictures and wonderful photo album. They are the most beautiful record of our special day.

Roee and Michal

Other work


As a qualified teacher, I have wide experience of photographing children and families. My photo shoots are always fun, which means that I am able to produce relaxed and natural images. I love to see my photos taking pride of place in people’s homes. 


Over the years I have photographed numerous corporate and other events, including various red carpet events, the Royal Pageant and two Royal Weddings. I am always delighted to see my work being featured in national newspapers and magazines. 


I am fortunate to have the opportunity to travel around the world, photographing animals and birds in their natural environment. I love elephants and giraffes, in particular, but penguins are my favourite!