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.
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.
29 Reviews for CPLavery Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Polly L. · Married on 31/05/2021
Exceptional wedding day photographer
Colin - thank you so much for capturing our day so wonderfully.Sent on 22/08/2021
We got married at the end of May 2021 when Covid restrictions were still in place so ours was a more intimate ceremony and celebration. Clearly, planning and having a wedding in such potentially changeable times was challenging, and we wanted a photographer who could not only capture the day professionally, but would also ensure everyone at the wedding felt safe and relaxed. Colin met and exceeded all our hopes!
Before the day we were in regular contact to discuss how we saw the day unfolding, how we would negotiate the Covid regulations etc. and Colin was able to guide our decisions with useful but totally unforced suggestions - being the expert, we were very grateful for his advice! Knowing we were in safe hands put us at ease before the day.
Pictures were taken as the bridal party got ready, at the church before and during the ceremony and then at our reception. Throughout, Colin was unobtrusive, resulting in the candid shots we had hoped for, but also had a knack of organising the group for more formal shots in a friendly and sensitive way. His calm and attentive manner was a real highlight for us. We never felt the day was being arranged purely for the purpose of "recording", but equally were grateful for the suggestions of moments or group shots we might like to remember. He was a real hit with our guests too, who all commented on how brilliant he was!
Finally, the resulting photos are fantastic. What a wonderful memento of our day, with a mix of formal and informal shots, all of exceptional quality.
Thank you so much, Colin - we'll be in touch for future events!
Simon H. · Married on 12/12/2020
Getting married in 2020 naturally brought its challenges with the disruption of COVID. But Colin was greatly supportive in his response to this for us, a unique situation that required a constructive solution making all decisions easier moving ahead with him as our photographer! I was initially really impressed with the options he shared with us upon enquiring, allowing us the flexibility to make the most ideal plans we had a reality. His friendly personality makes him easily approachable and brings a wealth of experience which only gave us added confidence throughout our journey. Colin really captured the natural essence of our wedding day and loved that he was so adaptable, finding exciting photo opportunities as we walked round the grounds for our shoot. He has a real passion for what he does and it shows in the photographs he produces. Very reliable, incredibly positive with such a warm and friendly attitude, overall exceptional photographer!Sent on 22/04/2021
Charlotte B. · Married on 12/12/2020
Simon & CharlotteSent on 25/03/2021
When planning your dream wedding you envisage exactly that coming out in your final wedding photos. Thats why when choosing your wedding photographer it can be very nerve wracking as it is a very big decision to make.
We came across Colin Lavery through some work my now husband had done with him a few years back. After checking out his online portfolio it wasn’t hard to make a decision that he was the person we wanted to capture our wedding day.
Hiring Colin was by far, the best decision we made. It was so refreshing to meet someone not only passionate about their job but his enthusiasm was infectious. We really enjoyed our experience with Colin and found him to be in complete control in capturing every special moment we had during the day. He did the most amazing job with our photos and really listened to what we where looking for. I preferred colour where as my partner liked the black and white style. Colin was able to provide us with both and tick all other boxes of our expectations.
Colin has a warm and friendly character and was able to provide us with some much needed reassurance, especially during the run up to the wedding. We are so grateful that he has managed to capture are magical day not only in photo form but will last a life time in our hearts too. We would defiantly recommend him.
Thank you Colin