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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: March 2024

Located in Bolsover, Derbyshire, Karl's Photography Centre produces timeless images from weddings and other milestone celebrations. I'm a passionate photographer with over two decades of experience to my name and a few awards and my work has featured in numerous magazines. In the past, I haver had the honour of working all over the world encapsulating some of life's most precious scenes.

Services Offered

When it comes to weddings, I adopt a candid and documentary style. This allows your celebration to flow naturally as I captures every fleeting moment. I offers a variety of wedding packages whether you just want ceremony only or full-day coverage. All of the photos from your big day are professionally edited before being presented in several ways. This can include an online gallery, physical albums, prints, and much more.

Depending on the weather and your Venue location I usually use my Drone to get some more beautiful and unique photo's of you all and your Venue.

Why SHOULD you book with me?

Everyone wants beautiful Wedding Photo's. But how do you get that with a complete stranger? You can't. On the majority of my packages I give you an Engagement Shoot for free. Many people DON'T want this, because they don't like photo's of themselves. Ironically, I'm one of those, yep. My own Wedding was a nightmare for me lol.

So I can totally get where you are coming from. On the Engagement shoot we get you both used to the camera and me. I get to meet you both and we just have some fun. By the time the Wedding comes, we will have met again at the Wedding Walk through and you will be nuce and relaxed, I will know you both better and won't have to be as formal and I can guide you both through your day making it truly one the best day of your lives.

Your Wedding ISN'T just a job. I absolutely love what I do and have the experience to help you both on the day with any issues you have and to take away the stress. Read my reviews and see for yourselves.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photo booth
Other

What does the wedding package include?

1 hour free Bridal Prep, Ceremony, Group photographs outside and I take you both off alone to get some beautiful photo's of you both (and a little time to enjoy being MARRIED!!!)

How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner the better. Once your date is secured with me then you have one less thing to worry about. And the earlier you book the cheaper your monthly payments will be :)

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, i work all over the UK and Internationally. So where ever you are getting married, I can cover it

What is the charge for travelling?

Within reason I don't charge for travelling if I can help it :)

What style of photos do you take?

Other (I don't like to limit myself to a style. Depending on the venue affects how I work. But generally i would say i'm an organic photographer. I would rather get the natural shots over the posed)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I try to be discreet when i'm not with anyone. By that I mean I will walk around the room and look for those natural laughs and smiles. That way I can capture the natural shots

What kind of equipment do you use?

Both of my cameras are Professional DSLR's. So if one memory card fails it automatically has a back up. And if the camera fails. I have a back up for that too

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, secure online link to your photo's which you alone have the link and password to. From there you can share with with friends and family around the world

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

All the timings are worked out on the Wedding Walk through which happens a few weeks before your Wedding date :)

What are the forms of payment?

For payment i prefer Online Banking, but i can also take payments via Paypal, Cash or Cheque. For each I send you a receipt straight away

How do you work?

I work by building a rapore with you both. That way you both are relaxed, I am relaxed and I can be a little creative with the shots sometimes and you both have the confidence to ask for shot

Served in

Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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80 reviews
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Alicia B. Sent on 26/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

Karl was absolutely brilliant on our day, had so many unique photos for us, brilliantly directed all the guests for the photos and managed to get all of the photos we wanted, he was a brill photographer and couldn鈥檛 recommend him enough.- Alicia and Reece Jolley Bates 25.02.24
Dawn
Dawn F. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding photos

Karl captured all essence of our wedding. The photos of us all having fun were brilliant, capturing my friends and family in natural moments.
The staged family photos were really good and I can't wait to have some printed and up around the house.
Andrea
Andrea L. Sent on 31/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Photographer

I would not know where to start with how fantastic Karl is, So I will try. The sheer amount of effort that Karl puts in is phenomenal, communication was second to none and was always at the end of the phone or email to answer any questions that I may have prior to the wedding.
We did a Photography shoot with Karl for the Engagement and we loved every moment was fun and where we really got to know one another.
Onto the Wedding day- all I can say is how amazingly helpful he was with so many helpful hints and tips, from staying cool on a hot day to helping get us into our dresses, Karl could see how nervous I was and most defiantly helped put me at ease during the morning getting ready, talked me through everything, above and beyond. I really felt like I had a friend on the day and I can not recommend Karl enough, he is award winning for very good reason, so from one Bride to another book Karl.
Josh
Josh M. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further

If you're looking for an honest, reliable and professional photographer then look no further. Karl was fantastic and informative throughout the whole experience. We had a video conference which was good to look back through incase we forgot any details. Around 4 months before our wedding we had an engagement photo shoot in at an idyllic location. The photos from this was printed in our guest book! On the day he organised us and made us feel comfortable. And for me ( the groom ) told me what to expect throughout the day and really put me at ease! The quality of the photographs and the presentation book ect was of top quality. There's a few small regrets within organising my wedding but karl is definitely not one of them. You can look through the rest but be sure to book the best! Thanks again Karl!
Chantele
Chantele P. Sent on 20/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer, very professional

Has great communication throughout the booking time till the event date. Happy and cheerful. On our wedding day he made sure all the photos we wanted to be taken was took successfully. Awaiting excitingly for our photos to come back 馃榿
Sophie
Sophie L. Sent on 03/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

5 star supplier!

We are so glad to of found Karl to do our wedding photos! He has been extremely professional from the moment we initially enquired.
We had a meeting to begin with to discuss packages, Karl wasn't at all pushy, in fact he advised us not to jump into booking and to go away and think about it before.

We had a wedding walk through at our venue before so we and Karl knew exactly what we wanted.

On the day, he was punctual, arriving at the exact time agreed, he explained everything thoroughly including how to stand to get the best photos, my hair and makeup artist who regularly visits my venue said that she'd never seen a photographer as thorough as Karl and she has met alot of photographers.

We have a 4 year old daughter and he was fantastic with her and got the best out of her too, he kept her occupied whilst i was getting ready, he even text us the day after to wish us a lovely honeymoon.

He wasn't just there for the photography, he was a huge part of our special day.

Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

Thanks so much Karl x
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Louise P. Sent on 08/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding 3rd September 2022

Karl is an amazing photographer. Imaginative, friendly and talented. He had great ideas and also listened to what we wanted too. Everyone commented on what a great guy he is. I highly recommend him and will 100% be using his services for our future events.
Grace
Grace S. Sent on 05/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer

Absolutely 10 out of 10
Karl was professional from start to finish and captured some amazing photos for our engagement shoot and our wedding!
Would highly recommend!!
Emma
Emma R. Sent on 17/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

AMAZING , Brilliant 馃憦

From start to finish karl has been amazing , he made sure everything was perfect he run us threw everything never made us feel uncomfortable, took the most beautiful pics. It's like re living our wedding day again when looking threw them . Me and Liam can not thank karl enough for everything we would definitely recommend him 馃挋
Gemma
Gemma A. Sent on 07/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and understanding

Karl was understanding and listened to what We wanted rather than doing what any old photographer does. Karl really captured the essence of our day with the pictures, from staged and posed to the natural and comedic snaps there wasn鈥檛 any we disliked. Couldn鈥檛 of asked for a better photographer.

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Alana
Alana B. Sent on 02/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer

I am someone that doesn't like having my photo taken,but after having the pre photos with karl I was Absaloutely fine and I actually enjoyed it.His photos are amazing and he is such a lovely man,we loved everyone of our photos and he captured so many natural photos of us and our guests enjoying our day.He asked us if we wanted any photos removing that he had taken but we simply said no because we loved them all.I felt like we had known karl forever and it was like having a friend take our photos not someone we had only met once before.we would 100% recommend karl and we will definately be using him again.
Derek
Derek H. Sent on 02/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An excellent photographer.........

It gives me the utmost pleasure to leave this review. I met Karl six months ago when I attended the Wedding of one of my best friends. During the evening reception I was approached by Karl and was asked if I wanted pictures taking together with my partner. I explained that we were a Gay couple, however, Karl was really lovely, he made no issue about it, he put me totally at ease and I felt so incredibly comfortable. I am normally very careful around new people and I tend to be even more careful who I allow into my social circle. Karl took the pictures, he was very professional and he made the occasion such a relaxed experience. Once the pictures had been taken he came over to us and spoke for about a quarter of an hour, I then asked for a business card which he was only too happy to assist with. A really lovely guy, friendly, confident and very approachable. A very professional photographer who is first class and produces the most first class pictures. I can recommend this guy to anyone who may require his services and I can assure you that his work far outweighs that of many of his competitors. If you are seeking a photographer then may I strongly suggest that you contact Karl, you will not be disappointed. I wish Karl all the very best for the future.
Kerry
Kerry T. Sent on 18/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding photographer

We got married on the 20th March 22 and Karl did our wedding photos, I cannot rate this man enough he was ensuring me and my partner was ok at every moment , taken on board every picture requests we had and had so much patience for the rowdiness of the wedding party . All I can say is a big thank you Karl my pictures are amazing and you captured our day perfectly.
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Zoe C. Sent on 14/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer!

We were really struggling with finding a photographer we trusted but once we stumbled across Karl, we knew straight away we had to go with him! He caught some really magical moments on our special day and I can鈥檛 wait to receive our finished photos.
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Sharon E. Sent on 21/06/2022
2.2 out of 5 rating

Unprofessional

Response at the beginning was brilliant and obviously wanted our custom. At the beginning I didn't know the watermark was going to go all the way across the pictures so we couldn't use them for anything. Pointless offering our pictures thar can't be used. This is where we loose money as you have to pay another 拢300 if you wanted all your photos unwatermarked.

On the the day of wedding, he was stressed. He moaned he had to share time with my videographer, he didn't know what photos he wanted to take, moaned about size of the room, moaned about lighting. My guests were agitated by his lack of skill and knowledge to what he wanted to do. Feedback from my guests said this too. He wore jeans and t shirt so stood out from my wedding. He wasn't planning on taking photos of us at wedding breakfast which was planned but disappeared for 4 hours from breakfast which had opportunity to take photos for speeches and the singing waiters we had. Also the photos outside took longer because of simply editing people out on pictures he waited lengths of time for non guests to move out of picture on a very sunny day on the beach. Didn't do many natural photos which I mentioned to him. Felt really let down at the end as he said he didn't do as many photos as he wanted to, yet he wasted the time and was unprofessional. And when recieving final editing of photos to choose from was only about 200 for entire day, and I had to ask him to edit a lot that wasn't edited properly to standard. E.g removing himself from pictures. Very disappointing
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5 Morven Avenue S44 6HH Chesterfield (Derbyshire)

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