This is your fairytale. Planning a wedding celebration is part of that story. And when the day finally unfolds, you simply relax and take it all in. Your photographer is not just responsible for preserving these moments, but to capture the magic of it all and be there for you as the day ebbs and flows.
Being authentic and spontaneous through photography is an artform, nothing less. My career, between on-location photography, is in mentoring and teaching students of photography – in the studio and all over the world. For the most part, I will not fuss and pose you, your family and friends – my goal is actually the opposite; anticipation and capture of unfolding moments; a split-second treasure.
Most of my brides (and grooms) find me because we have something in common. We have an easy-going personable nature, but at the same time know exactly what we want and strive toward perfection. Often, we share a love of the great outdoors, a theme that may be replayed on your wedding day. We care more about rustic character than designer salt and pepper shakers. We feel deeply, live and love simply.
To help you decide, I have a portfolio of my photography here, some testimonials from my brides below, and my pricing and FAQ’s at the bottom of this page.
“We were so fortunate to get Julian on short notice for our small wedding ceremony. He was professional in all aspects before, during, and after the wedding. Julian was able to blend the beautiful landscape and historic character of the site into our portraits. He was efficient with our time and was able to put us at ease while capturing pictures on our big day. We will cherish the pictures forever!” Nick & Maria Holcomb 10/28/16
“Julian was fantastic to work with! He captured many amazing images from our special day! He was very familiar with the venue we got married at and had great suggestions for where on the property we could get beautiful photos. We would highly recommend his services.” Jackie & TJ Thornberry 10/13/16
“Julian helped make our day truly special by capturing the most wonderful moments. His attention to the scenic detail at Elkin Creek Vineyard was apparent in all of our photos and made them that much more captivating. He is also an extremely nice man who was wonderful to work with. Thank you, Julian!” Ashley Steele 6/28/14
“Julian has such an amazing talent for photography, we were delighted that he agreed to photograph our wedding. All the photos are beyond what we had hoped for! Julian was more than accommodating when shooting at different areas of our wedding location as well as the reception location. We now have a wonderful array of candids, group shots, landscapes, and more, that we will cherish forever.” Sarah & Chris Taylor 5/3/14
“Julian, the photos from our wedding are amazing. You really captured the intimate, informal feel of the day with our immediate family. Given we’re a group of camera-shy folks, you worked magic with your fun spirit by putting us at ease — with the outcome of wonderful photos! We are so thankful to have met you and will forever enjoy the results of your talent. We will recommend working with you far and wide. All our best…” —Stephanie and Zack Kinlaw, 4/26/14
“Julian, My daughter just posted some of her wedding pictures. They are gorgeous! You have an amazing God given talent and an eye for beauty. It was such a pleasure spending this joyous time with you and following your lead in capturing amazing photographs. You have a kind, gentle nature and so easy to work with. Thank you for capturing Chelsey and Bruce’s Wedding journey in a way they will always treasure. Best Wishes to you and your family.” Linda Maxwell 11/13/13
“We had the pleasure of working with Julian for our wedding and were exceptionally pleased with the end results! He is prompt, flexible and put everyone at ease. Would highly recommend!” Holly & Brian Willams 8/24/13
“Julian is so talented and really knows how to take professional, flattering pictures with the best lighting techniques! We LOVED our wedding photos! He also did our engagement session, bridal portraits, bridesmaid brunch, and rehearsal dinner. Each one came out beautifully and captured the mood of each event. Our wedding pictures really are fairy tale like and we have had a hard time picking just a few to put in our frames! I would highly recommend Julian to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer! ” Chelsey Brown 10/26/13
“We absolutely LOVE our pictures. You did a fantastic job!” Melissa Alexander 10/4/13
“Just got the CD in the mail today!! The photos are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!” Cassie Herre 9/13/13
“OMG….these are great! made me cry and I didn’t even cry at the wedding…..geez.” Joan Munday 9/7/13
Julian did an excellent job at our wedding. He was organized and timely. He really captured the happiness of that day and the beautiful pictures he provided are still loved today. They are hanging on our wall for our children to see. It is such special memory and we are so glad the Julian was there to really capture the essence of it. Callie Daum 6/28/13
“Julian made my wedding the most memorable for me with his pictures. I have never been one for posed pictures and Julian was able to capture candid shots that were unbelievable. The way he handles his clients is very down to earth and he always made sure of what I wanted for pictures before any paperwork was signed. I will have Julian do any pictures that I have done of the family from this point on. This man is truly amazing and everyone should use him!!!!” Amber Gougler 8/25/12
“Julian we love our pictures! Thank you for the wonderful pictures of our special day!!! “ Ambre Wachter 8/18/12
“The pictures are wonderful. Thanks for being so pleasant to work with. Rest assured, if we know someone in need of an excellent photographer, we will highly recommend you.” Keith & Gail Gambill 9/12/13
“Julian! I just got off work and had my first chance to look at the wedding video and photos…they are gorgeous, perfect, amazing. I really can’t find enough positive adjectives for them. Thank you so, so much for everything. You were a joy to work with, and I feel like these photos are just the perfect end to a beautiful day.” Jennifer Lanning 10/22/11
2020 coverage menu
All packages include: Julian Charles as your exclusive wedding photographer. All images released on master DVD in duplicate – one optimized for high resolution printing, one optimized for sharing online.
2 hours continuous coverage, ideal for your elopement or small wedding: $950
5 hours continuous coverage: $2950
7 hours continuous coverage: $3950
Custom packages to suit
How do we reserve your services?
Reach out by email or phone – we can check availability and chat about your wedding day photography. If you want to make a reservation, I’ll send out a standard wedding photography agreement for you to sign. Return to me electronically, or by standard mail with a 25% deposit. Balance due 30 days before the wedding date. I take checks or electronic payment by Zelle. Sorry, no credit cards.
Will our photographs be black and white, or color?
Though the majority of my artwork is in black and white outside of wedding photography, I find a good balance for a wedding day is to produce color photography, but then create black and white versions of select images that lend themselves to that medium. If you would like entirely black and white, or entirely color, just let me know in advance.
When do we get the photographs and how do you deliver them?
I tell my wedding clients up to 2 weeks for completion. I personally edit every photograph, to have them looking their very best for you. That takes time. Delivery is duplicated to ensure the safety of your photographs. Initially I will send out a link where the photographs are available for download. There will be 2 sets of images; one optimized for printing and the second optimized for online sharing. Finally, I send you a hard copy of the images on a CD/DVD by mail. Clients are responsible thereafter for the safekeeping of their photographs.
Please drop me a line with any questions. Here is my email link: firstname.lastname@example.org