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On since 2020

Last update: May 2024

CPLavery Photography is a service based out of Dartford, Kent, in southeastern England, specialising in weddings and other milestone moments. Owner Colin Lavery has been involved in the photography industry for over eight years and works hard to capture the authenticity of each couple that he has the privilege of working with. Using a documentary-style approach, Colin captures each moment as it happens.

Services Offered

CPLavery Photography offers services and packages to suit a variety of needs and budget requirements. The most comprehensive package includes a full day of coverage from preparations right up until the end of the night. This package also offers up to 1000 images, a personalised USB, an online gallery, an album, and wall art. This business can provide the services of a second photographer to ensure that no detail is missed and is also willing to travel to destination weddings.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

We have a range of packages spanning different options for coverage, photo/film, albums and more! Get in touch to find out more!

How far in advance should I contact you?


Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, all over UK & International destination weddings

What is the charge for travelling?

No extra charge for weddings in London and Kent. Outside of these there is a simple travel charge to cover petrol or tickets

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Natural style is the best way to describe my work. I try to make sure I understand everyone's needs before the day and beside taking great photos, try to help each person enjoy themselves to the max!

What kind of equipment do you use?


Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pass gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


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?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

There is a simple hourly rate which clients can add on to their booking even on the day itself! Get in touch to find out more

What are the forms of payment?

BAC transfer is preferable, though we can accept cash or cheque if required

How do you work?


Served in

Central & Glasgow, East London, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lothian & Borders, Perthshire, Surrey and West Sussex

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Reviews for CPLavery Photography

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69 reviews
100% recommend it
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Rachel T. Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent photographer

It really was a pleasure to have Colon take our wedding photos. He was very professional and directed the photos smoothly without being too intrusive. Highly recommend!
Katy Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn鈥檛 recommend enough!

We had the pleasure of having Colin as our photographer for our wedding in July 2023 at Ridge Farm, and I cannot recommend him enough. Colin's ability to capture the most beautiful moments is truly unparalleled. From the stunning footage of us getting ready to the breathtaking golden hour photos, every image is a work of art. What's remarkable is Colin's talent for blending into the background, ensuring that he never disrupted the natural flow of events, yet somehow always managing to be in the right place at the right time for the perfect shot. Colin's work is not just photography; it's storytelling at its finest. As an added challenge we had our dog as part of the ceremony and Colin did a fabulous job of working with our dog minder to capture our 100lb chocolate Labrador bounding down the aisle. We are beyond grateful for the incredible memories he has given us through his exceptional work.
Jasmine H. Sent on 19/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent photographer

We were so lucky to have found Colin and for him to be available on our wedding day. The style and quality of the photos exceeded our expectations. We can look back on these pictures and remember our day just as it was. Colin is professional, friendly and an expert in his work. We highly recommend him.

Jasmine & Andrew
Beth G. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Gorgeous photos.

Our experience with Colin was amazing, he was super helpful before the day, staying in touch and making sure I felt relaxed about the day.

The photos he took are gorgeous and he was great on the day, helping to get all the shots we wanted and capturing so many special moments throughout.
Zoe H. Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, friendly and professional Photographer

What an excellent photographer! Colin photographed our wedding at Danson House in July, and he was amazing from start to finish. Colin put us at ease as the weather wasn鈥檛 working in our favour and worked his magic to make sure we got all the shots we鈥檇 hoped for and more. He helped the day run smoothly and his friendly manner made all our guests comfortable for the photos. Most importantly of all though, the photos from our big day are just beautiful! I鈥檓 so incredibly pleased with them and I know they鈥檙e going to bring us so much joy for years to come. Thank you again Colin!
Chrysta Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better photographer!

Couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better photographer! Nothing was too much trouble from being a foodie and asking for all the food to be photographed to getting our dog involved absolutely everything was captured beautifully!
I was THE most nervous bride worrying about everything so when I had gale force winds and some rain鈥ek! But Colin calmed me right down, picked the right moments for photos and made the weather almost work in our favour with the end results. To top it off our guests even said they barely noticed the photographers - super ideal scenario!
If you want someone reliable, amazing skills, accommodating and that yes gets the group photos but also captures the natural moments perfectly then Colin is 100% who you want
Hannah W. Sent on 30/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing

Colin was simply absolutely amazing. He was brilliant in the run up to our wedding, helping us go through everything and making sure he understood exactly what we wanted out of the day. He was organised and knowledgeable about all things weddings and helped us think of details that we hadn't even considered and plan things exactly as we wanted.

On the day he was happy to take photos at multiple locations, including bridal prep at the hair salon and the house, before photographing our ceremony at the church and our separate reception venue later on with couple photos taken at another location en route to the reception venue. Colin offered great support on the day as well, making sure we were happy and everything was organised and running smoothly.

After the wedding, Colin was brilliant in sending us all the photos and helping us put together wedding albums, and was quick with all his service. An amazing photographer, and one I'd definitely recommend!
Luke W. Sent on 30/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

CPL suuplied everything we wanted and more on the day.

CPL provided above expectation of what was paid for. They were proffessional, friendly and helpful at every possible moment. There were moments captured of the wedding that I ddin't even realise I wanted captured at the time but was very happy it was when looking back on the day.
Tom J. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible photos

Colin was a superstar. He imbued the day with fun, calm and professionalism, and creating exquisite photos which we'll cherish forever

Thank you!
Simon H. Sent on 29/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

Can't recommend Colin enough. Responsive and thorough in the build-up to our wedding, really listened to us and gave good advice. On the day, he was great and was on hand whenever needed but never got in the way. Photos were superb and his candid style was exactly what we wanted. Got lots of nice comments about him from our guests too. Lovely bloke, would recommend.
Frederike Sent on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Photos

Colin was very professional, friendly and supportive on every step of the way honour big day. Thank you Colin for the great photos and we will definitely recommend him to anyone who is asking!
Joanne O. Sent on 23/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

We used Colin and Anthony for our wedding photography on May 28th 2022.. their service was amazing and the pictures are fantastic I will be recommending to anyone who asks we couldnt have asked for better.. his service before during and after was just impeccable.
Hayley Sent on 29/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning photos

Colin was absolutely amazing and the photos are even better! He really worked well with everyone and make sure everyone new what they was doing. He gave some really good tips to us and the guests. Even my nan was impressed when she was told the correct way of throwing confetti and how all theses years she had been doing it wrong! He made everyone feel comfortable and used his own experiences to put you at ease even when your not taking photos. The photos are just out of this world and I couldn鈥檛 had asked for more! He really captured some amazing moments! He got natural moments, group photos, little detailed photo and captured us and the venue in an amazing way! I am so happy we picked Colin and would 100% recommend
John D. Sent on 28/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer would recommend to everyone

Had him for my wedding, he's fun, understanding, know's what he's doing and is incredibly creative. Hired him since for events as well!
Maximus I. Sent on 04/01/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Memories

I really enjoyed working with Colin. His effortless ability to interact with our family and friends was moving. My wife and I were sad to see him go at the end of the night but were also happy because we knew we had made the right choice. The photos he took are very beautiful and the memories he left us with are wonderful.
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