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CPLavery Photography

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About

Price from £500

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.

Highlights

Services

Photography, video, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, digital album

Wedding Package

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

Travel

Yes, All over UK & International destination weddings

Served in

Cambridgeshire, East London, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

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Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

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?

Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

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?

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Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pass gallery

What's the delivery time for 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?

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 https://www.cplaveryphotography.co.uk

What are the forms of payment?

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

How do you work?

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  • Precious
    Precious A. Married on 30/09/2021
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    Colin has been great! We could not recommend more highly!

    My husband and I are Filipino and we've always had Filipino photographers for our family events. However for our wedding, I've convinced my husband to try something new and when I was browsing through online, I've come across Colin's page. The moment I saw it, I fell in love with his photos and it didn't take long to convince my husband either.

    From our pre-wedding photoshoot until our wedding day Colin has been excellent! He was always making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. I love how the photos he took looks so natural and not awkward at all.

    He made our day very special and as my husband says above all the things he spent money on for the wedding, he thought the money we spent on Colin was worth every penny.

    We can't thank Colin enough for all his hardwork during our wedding day!
  • Maximus
    Maximus I. Married on 04/09/2021
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    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.
  • Kariba
    Kariba O. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Great Wedding Photographer

    It was a blessing to work with Colin throughout our wedding process. Not only did he have our family and friends in stitches with his jokes and dancing; he demonstrated the utmost professionalism. Furthermore, he sought to ensure that my husband and I were comfortable and that the day ran smoothly. Colin is truly great at what he does.

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    Lydia P. Married on 14/08/2021
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    We couldn't recommend Colin more highly.

    We could not recommend Colin more highly. We got married in August 2021, and so many of the details of our wedding were arranged quite last minute. Colin was in regular contact, flexible and organised, which really put us at ease.

    On the day, Colin was fantastic. He got lots of lovely photos before the ceremony, and captured everything that we had asked for without getting in the way at all. Our guests commented on how warm and friendly he was, and he managed to get all of the photos we wanted without any stress. He really put us at ease as we had our couple photos taken too. When some of the timings of the reception didn't go to plan, he very graciously stayed for longer to ensure we had photos of our first dance, which we were hugely grateful for.

    The quality of the photos is exceptional and we're so grateful to have such a lovely reminder of our wedding to keep.
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    Olivia B. Married on 03/07/2021
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    Thrilled with the whole experience and in love with our photos!

    From our first meeting with Colin I feel like he understood how we wanted to capture our day. He has a passion and enthusiasm for what he does which is infectious. Colin was a joy to have with us on the day, striking exactly the right balance both professionally and by capturing a great mix of natural, formal and fun photos which perfectly reflected our day. We are beyond thrilled with the outcome and so grateful to have had him take our wedding photos.
  • Polly
    Polly L. Married on 31/05/2021
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    Exceptional wedding day photographer

    Colin - thank you so much for capturing our day so wonderfully.

    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!
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    Simon H. Married on 12/12/2020
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    Exceptional photographer!

    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!
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    Charlotte B. Married on 12/12/2020
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    Amazing!

    Simon & Charlotte

    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
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    Laura B. Married on 19/09/2020
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    Couldn’t be happier

    Colin is professional, personable and just a lovely guy.
    He did an amazing job
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    Musa C. Married on 15/08/2020
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    Made us great memories

    Colin did an amazing job for our wedding. He knows his stuff. He was a very good communicator and made it very clear about how he works and what he needs from us and constantly asked us what we wanted. On top of this he was so encouraging and calm and kept in step with us as we figured out a Covid wedding.

    On the day he was fantastic, organised, on time and very discreet. Managed to get some great shots of everything without us feeling like he was in our faces. He definitely went an extra mile on a few of the shots just trying to capture some of the scenes we wanted (climbed into the odd bush just to get a shot we really wanted and had an umbrella for us in case the weather turned).

    He turned round the pictures in a month and they came out really well. He knows how to work a scene and handle so many variations in lighting. He sent us the pictures via a very nice website too - very easy to use and share. All in all we are delighted that we used him and have no complaints about his pricing structure. Worth it.
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    Gabrielle O. Married on 19/10/2019
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    This side of the camera - The bride

    Colin is great at putting you at ease and making you feel comfortable capturing the moment.
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    Amanda C. Married on 27/08/2019
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    Stunning photos - excellent & professional service

    Choosing Colin as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we had made for our special day. From the initial meetings to the day itself Colin was so professional, friendly and made us feel really at ease with the camera. Colin was there when myself and the bridesmaids were getting ready before the service and he really blended in, I was shocked when I received all of the photos back as he had taken so many beautiful candid photos we didn’t realise were being taken. He was amazing throughout the church service and the reception and he made us feel really relaxed. Our wedding photos are absolutely stunning and we now have them all on canvas’ around our house for everyone to enjoy. Thank you Colin, I will always be sure to recommend you to future brides in future!
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    Sam B. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Truly Fantastic Photographer!

    Colin is a fantastic photographer who is just brilliant to work with!

    As the groom it was great to meet with him before the wedding to chat about what me and my wife were looking for and what was important to us. This really showed in the final photos as everything we had asked for and more had been captured superbly. Not only this but the apart from the formal photos you would not have known he was there, keeping out of the way to not interrupt the day. Colin has a real talent in capturing the natural moments of joy and excitement throughout the day that and they made for some of our favourite photos. He also a really nice guy who is easy to talk to and quick to make you smile and laugh, which as a photographer is very helpful!

    He also spend the wedding breakfast editing a few of the photos he had already taken to send us home with. A really nice touch.

    Would recommend him in a heartbeat!
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    Andy E. Married on 11/05/2019
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    True Quality

    Very impressed with the service from CPLavery Photography! He takes the time to get to know you, know what style of photograph you like and what you don’t before making any suggestions, all of which we found helpful. From the pre-shoot right through to the final dance, he displays the mastery of being able to blend into the background, making you feel at ease and free to enjoy the day, rather than feeling like you’re performing for a good shot. A highlight from our wedding day was when the event organiser asked where the photographer was as we were ready to cut the cake – he was sat behind him, ready before he was!
    When later looking through the photos we were amazed by the clarity and pleased with how natural they looked, as well as some beautifully artistic classical shots of the dress and shoes. As a bride, Colin made me feel so at ease, especially because having my photo taken is something very daunting!
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    Anna N. Married on 20/08/2016
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    Wedding Photography

    Colin was a fantastic wedding photographer and we would not hesitate to recommend him to other couples! He was very responsive by email and always friendly, positive and professional. On the big day itself, he made my family feel so comfortable as he photographed us early in the day at my house and he was flexible and incredibly hardworking throughout the whole day, ensuring we got the great photographs we wanted. The photos are fantastic - a great mix of posed and natural shots and given to us at the promised time. Colin is everything in one - confident, professional and a great photographer who gets great results.

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  • Simon & Charlotte
    61 photos · 12/12/2020
  • Musa & Katie
    81 photos · 15/08/2020
  • Jack & Jenny
    122 photos · 15/06/2019
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    83 photos · 08/11/2018

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