bride and groom standing in front of Fazeley Studios at night

"We felt incredibly valued as a couple and what was clear
was that our day was as important to you as it was to us"

West Mill wedding bride and groom being covered in confetti
Bride and groom at Fazeley Studios wedding in front of a black and white wall of geometric shapes

John Charlton

Contemporary West Midlands Wedding Photographer

I love the emotion and the connection between people on a wedding day. The look of the groom seeing his bride on the wedding day for the first time, the way a father looks when he is walking his daughter down the aisle, Your wedding day is as important to me as it is to you and that’s why I focus on your connection, your emotion in my photographs.

I believe in telling stories with images that are authentic, individual and reflect the people in them. In 50 years time, I don’t want you to feel that your photographs are dated, I want them to remind you of the emotion and feelings on your day.

Hello, I’m John and I’m a creative and modern documentary West Midlands wedding photographer. I’m based in the centre of Birmingham at Fazeley Studios (which is a unique wedding venue in it’s own right)  I work anywhere and everywhere across the West Midlands, the UK and further to document people’s wedding in a relaxed, authentic and creative way. Weddings are an amazing combination of emotion, fun and memories and I believe that the wedding photographs should embrace those aspects of your wedding day. I leave the cheese out,  as well as anything that is too traditional – leaving just good story telling that captures the fun and emotion of your wedding.

John is a fantastic photographer who doesn’t just have an eye for taking stunning photos, he also is a kind and warm person who gets to know you as a couple

Carol and Mark Burchett


My approach to weddings is a mixture of documentary style photography with an added dash of creative portraits filled with emotion and relaxed family photographs. I’ve photographed weddings in many venues and locations from stone circles to cathedrals and stately homes and I love the diverse places my job as a wedding photographer takes me. You will get an idea of some of the weddings I’ve photographed on the Featured Weddings page.
The couples I work with want my expertise to make their day happen exactly how they want it to – so I make sure that the photography is remembered for me being invisible – not taking hours to photograph the group shots – and we’ve all been to one of those weddings!


My price includes all your individually edited, full resolution wedding photographs which you can print or share as you wish. My pricing is straightforward, so have a look at my pricing page for more information. You will find some answers to common questions I’m asked and what other couples have said about me on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

You can read more about my approach on the Wedding page of my site. Alternatively, if you want a quick look at a selection of images from recent weddings, sit back for 2 minutes and enjoy the wedding highlights video below.

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Ultimately memories fade but the perfect moments you captured for us will last, and be truly treasured, forever.  Can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend you to anyone.

Claire and Steve Warren

Recent Weddings and Engagement Sessions

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