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Charleton Churchill Photography

Sacramento , CA

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ABOUT US

NAMED TOP PHOTOGRAPHER OF SACRAMENTO - Charleton not only delivers extraordinary photography with the highest ratings and reviews from his couples, but he's also personable, a good... Read more
NAMED TOP PHOTOGRAPHER OF SACRAMENTO - Charleton not only delivers extraordinary photography with the highest ratings and reviews from his couples, but he's also personable, a good listener, paying attention to detail and your needs. His passion is documenting the one day of your life you'll want to remember with style and fun. Charleton is based out of northern California, serving Sacramento, Roseville, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Los Angeles, Orange County, but also travels often out of state for destination weddings. Please call or email to get information (916) 520-4447 or email at: info@charletonchurchill.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I can turn lemons into lemonade. We specialize in being creative in any lighting situation.
Is your media preference film or digital?
The Best Nikon Cameras, DSLR.
How many photographers do you work with?
I typically shoot with a handful of photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I am the main photographer at your wedding.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
One wedding per day!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have replacement photographers in case I die, but let's hope that doesn't happen. In any case, I'll be there on a broken leg.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I have back-ups for everything. And then I have back-ups for my back-ups. I don't mess around with weddings!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have hourly, and provide full day coverage as well.
Do you charge for travel?
Depends where your wedding is held, if it's local, out of area, or out of state, it's dependent on needs.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Images are delivered full resolution, JPEG.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Fine art wedding albums.

REVIEWS

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katie
Wedding:
11/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Charleton did a fantastic job with his photography at our wedding. We had so much fun playing around with lighting and angles and he came up with shots I would have never dreamed of. As I think with many women I am not a big fan of having my picture taken but he helped me feel relaxed and beautiful. Our whole wedding party and guests enjoyed his energy and creativity to get more than just the standard shot. I wish I could have shoots with him every day! DEFINITELY book!!
Charleton did a fantastic job with his photography at our wedding. We had so much fun playing around with lighting and Read more...
Charleton did a fantastic job with his photography at our wedding. We had so much fun playing around with lighting and angles and he came up with shots I would have never dreamed of. As I think with many women I am not a big fan of having my picture taken but he helped me feel relaxed and beautiful. Our whole wedding party and guests enjoyed his energy and creativity to get more than just the standard shot. I wish I could have shoots with him every day! DEFINITELY book!! Read less
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Logan
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Charleton made our wedding what it was. He captured moments in a way nobody else can. His team was amazing and did more than just take pictures, they helped keep the gears turning for the day/night to be a success.

And the pictures? Well, we were eating dinner tonight with a photojournalist for CNN (who has done weddings as well) and he took one look at them and not only was he blown away at the quality, but he said "he's the best." I said, "Ya, Charleton is a great guy." He said, "I don't him but he is hands down the best photographer I have ever seen in my entire life. Nobody is on the level of that guy. I have never seen work this great." So there you have it, a professional photographer for CNN looked at our pictures and was so impressed he went as far as to say Charleton is the best photographer in existence. We agree 100%. If you hire somebody else then you're doing it wrong.


Thanks Charleton & team for everything you went above and beyond!

Logan & Brooke
Simply put, Charleton made our wedding what it was. He captured moments in a way nobody else can. His team was amazing and Read more...
Simply put, Charleton made our wedding what it was. He captured moments in a way nobody else can. His team was amazing and did more than just take pictures, they helped keep the gears turning for the day/night to be a success.

And the pictures? Well, we were eating dinner tonight with a photojournalist for CNN (who has done weddings as well) and he took one look at them and not only was he blown away at the quality, but he said "he's the best." I said, "Ya, Charleton is a great guy." He said, "I don't him but he is hands down the best photographer I have ever seen in my entire life. Nobody is on the level of that guy. I have never seen work this great." So there you have it, a professional photographer for CNN looked at our pictures and was so impressed he went as far as to say Charleton is the best photographer in existence. We agree 100%. If you hire somebody else then you're doing it wrong.


Thanks Charleton & team for everything you went above and beyond!

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melissa
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Charleton is such an amazing photographer he is so talented and so much fun to work with. I searched for a long time before I found charleton. I even had friends that were photographers, that I was going to use. But I couldn't pass up his work. Not only is it photgraphy but it is a work of art. I dont think there was a single picture out of all my engagments pictures that I didnt like. I received all my wedding photos and I wanted to put all the photos in my wedding album but I could only put so many.
If I had another wedding or big event I would diffently use him again. He is well worth it. The xtra money that I paid to use him was diffently worth it. So happy I found him.
Charleton is such an amazing photographer he is so talented and so much fun to work with. I searched for a long time Read more...
Charleton is such an amazing photographer he is so talented and so much fun to work with. I searched for a long time before I found charleton. I even had friends that were photographers, that I was going to use. But I couldn't pass up his work. Not only is it photgraphy but it is a work of art. I dont think there was a single picture out of all my engagments pictures that I didnt like. I received all my wedding photos and I wanted to put all the photos in my wedding album but I could only put so many.
If I had another wedding or big event I would diffently use him again. He is well worth it. The xtra money that I paid to use him was diffently worth it. So happy I found him. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
If fabulous pictures of your wedding day are important to you Charleton is the way to go. I was so impressed by each of the photos he took. They were so original and beautiful. He and his assistant Ariel were a dream to work with and they made my wedding day even more special. They paid such attention to detail, were so patient with the wedding party and family (who didn't always listen), and were extremely professional. On what turns out to be a crazy busy day they handled it perfectly. I can't say enough good things! You will not be disappointed!
If fabulous pictures of your wedding day are important to you Charleton is the way to go. I was so impressed by each of Read more...
If fabulous pictures of your wedding day are important to you Charleton is the way to go. I was so impressed by each of the photos he took. They were so original and beautiful. He and his assistant Ariel were a dream to work with and they made my wedding day even more special. They paid such attention to detail, were so patient with the wedding party and family (who didn't always listen), and were extremely professional. On what turns out to be a crazy busy day they handled it perfectly. I can't say enough good things! You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Malinda
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
What an amazing photographer! Our wedding was a most perfect, beautiful day and now thanks to Charleton Churchill Photography, we have many stunning photos to remember the day by. Very professional and amazing work. A lot of fun, creative shots.
What an amazing photographer! Our wedding was a most perfect, beautiful day and now thanks to Charleton Churchill Read more...
What an amazing photographer! Our wedding was a most perfect, beautiful day and now thanks to Charleton Churchill Photography, we have many stunning photos to remember the day by. Very professional and amazing work. A lot of fun, creative shots. Read less
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KRISTI
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Charelton was AMAZING! Made me feel beautiful and was so cheerful and excited and made my day a million times better. He captured us as who we truly are and made us feel and look like models!!!! Was truly honored to have him as our photographer!
Charelton was AMAZING! Made me feel beautiful and was so cheerful and excited and made my day a million times better. He Read more...
Charelton was AMAZING! Made me feel beautiful and was so cheerful and excited and made my day a million times better. He captured us as who we truly are and made us feel and look like models!!!! Was truly honored to have him as our photographer! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Charleton just did my daughters wedding on July 14. He was so kind and helpful and fit right into our family. His presence was supportive and his professionalism is amazing. I would recommend him for any kind of function where you would want the photos to be perfect. Check out his website to see his work. You won't find anyone better than Charleton.

Julie Brown
Charleton just did my daughters wedding on July 14. He was so kind and helpful and fit right into our family. His presence Read more...
Charleton just did my daughters wedding on July 14. He was so kind and helpful and fit right into our family. His presence was supportive and his professionalism is amazing. I would recommend him for any kind of function where you would want the photos to be perfect. Check out his website to see his work. You won't find anyone better than Charleton.

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Jessica
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I love Charleton!! He did such an amazing job on our wedding photos. I've gotten so many compliments on our photos that I feel like our wedding bliss is just being prolonged and enjoyed even more than I imagined. He captured such touching moments between me and my husband and those photos will be framed in our house forever. I can't recommend him enough if you want awesome photos of your big day!!
I love Charleton!! He did such an amazing job on our wedding photos. I've gotten so many compliments on our photos that I Read more...
I love Charleton!! He did such an amazing job on our wedding photos. I've gotten so many compliments on our photos that I feel like our wedding bliss is just being prolonged and enjoyed even more than I imagined. He captured such touching moments between me and my husband and those photos will be framed in our house forever. I can't recommend him enough if you want awesome photos of your big day!! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Charleton photographed my wedding in early June and I got every image that I asked for and so many more amazing shots that I never could have even dreamed of. I've heard before that "you don't pick a photographer because he's good at taking pictures, you pick a photographer for his vision." This is so true with Charleton, he has great ideas and amazing visions I would choose him again and again.
Charleton photographed my wedding in early June and I got every image that I asked for and so many more amazing shots that Read more...
Charleton photographed my wedding in early June and I got every image that I asked for and so many more amazing shots that I never could have even dreamed of. I've heard before that "you don't pick a photographer because he's good at taking pictures, you pick a photographer for his vision." This is so true with Charleton, he has great ideas and amazing visions I would choose him again and again. Read less
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Georgia
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved having Charleton as our photographer for our wedding. He was fabulous to work with and we were so impressed with the photography- this guy has an eye for beautiful shots! He is a little bit pricey, but so worth the cost; plus he was willing to be flexible and work with our budget. Five stars all the way!
We loved having Charleton as our photographer for our wedding. He was fabulous to work with and we were so impressed with Read more...
We loved having Charleton as our photographer for our wedding. He was fabulous to work with and we were so impressed with the photography- this guy has an eye for beautiful shots! He is a little bit pricey, but so worth the cost; plus he was willing to be flexible and work with our budget. Five stars all the way! Read less
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Rich
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Charlton is simply the best photographer in the area. He puts you at ease with his wit, gives great direction, and takes great photographs that show his creative devotion to the art that he does so well.
All I can suggest is that you go to his website, look at what he can do for you, then get in line with all the other people trying to have Charlton make them look great on one of the most important days of their lives.
Charlton is simply the best photographer in the area. He puts you at ease with his wit, gives great direction, and takes Read more...
Charlton is simply the best photographer in the area. He puts you at ease with his wit, gives great direction, and takes great photographs that show his creative devotion to the art that he does so well.
All I can suggest is that you go to his website, look at what he can do for you, then get in line with all the other people trying to have Charlton make them look great on one of the most important days of their lives. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Charleton Churchill as your wedding or event photographer. He is an extremely talented individual and a super great guy to work with. He made being the focus of a camera feel natural and fun. We are so thrilled with our pictures and we have received many compliments from our guests not just for the pictures, but also for how great he was at the wedding interacting with our guests. Charleton is very creative and is able to take dramatic photos--which when you see them will amaze you that those pictures are of you--as well as the nice traditional wedding shots. We were very undecided about who we wanted to hire as our photographer but after searching many photographers profiles we contacted Charleton and right off the bat we liked him. We highly recommend doing the engagement shoot with Charleton as it gives you a chance to get to know him better and his style, and also to figure out what poses/styles you will like. Charleton used the engagement photos to create our wedding sign in book which looked fantastic. He is extremely professional and easy to work with and responded to our phone calls and emails promptly. The day of the wedding Charleton and his crew worked a really long long day but were energetic and smiling throughout the entire day. We also had him do a photobooth and that was the best idea ever! All our guests loved it and he really made everyone feel like supermodels and now we have a great book of photos to look through. We wholeheartedly recommend Charleton. We <3 him and his mad super skills!
We highly recommend Charleton Churchill as your wedding or event photographer. He is an extremely talented individual and Read more...
We highly recommend Charleton Churchill as your wedding or event photographer. He is an extremely talented individual and a super great guy to work with. He made being the focus of a camera feel natural and fun. We are so thrilled with our pictures and we have received many compliments from our guests not just for the pictures, but also for how great he was at the wedding interacting with our guests. Charleton is very creative and is able to take dramatic photos--which when you see them will amaze you that those pictures are of you--as well as the nice traditional wedding shots. We were very undecided about who we wanted to hire as our photographer but after searching many photographers profiles we contacted Charleton and right off the bat we liked him. We highly recommend doing the engagement shoot with Charleton as it gives you a chance to get to know him better and his style, and also to figure out what poses/styles you will like. Charleton used the engagement photos to create our wedding sign in book which looked fantastic. He is extremely professional and easy to work with and responded to our phone calls and emails promptly. The day of the wedding Charleton and his crew worked a really long long day but were energetic and smiling throughout the entire day. We also had him do a photobooth and that was the best idea ever! All our guests loved it and he really made everyone feel like supermodels and now we have a great book of photos to look through. We wholeheartedly recommend Charleton. We <3 him and his mad super skills! Read less
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lbschultz
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I both agree that having Charleton as our wedding photographer was the best wedding decision that we made. It rained on our wedding day, and I was disappointed at the time, but Charleton rolled with it and thought up some brilliant, creative shots that make our photos truly unique and our day something that we will relive over and over again. He was professional and went the extra mile by showing up at the venue the day before to investigate the grounds and speak with the coordinator. On the day of our wedding, my mom kept laughing about how she saw Charleton every time she turned around- at the hotel with the groomsmen, at the salon with the bridesmaids, and at the reception site for set up. He was truly on top of it all.

My only advice (while working with any photographer, really) is to make sure you clarify exactly what shots you want.
My husband and I both agree that having Charleton as our wedding photographer was the best wedding decision that we made. Read more...
My husband and I both agree that having Charleton as our wedding photographer was the best wedding decision that we made. It rained on our wedding day, and I was disappointed at the time, but Charleton rolled with it and thought up some brilliant, creative shots that make our photos truly unique and our day something that we will relive over and over again. He was professional and went the extra mile by showing up at the venue the day before to investigate the grounds and speak with the coordinator. On the day of our wedding, my mom kept laughing about how she saw Charleton every time she turned around- at the hotel with the groomsmen, at the salon with the bridesmaids, and at the reception site for set up. He was truly on top of it all.

My only advice (while working with any photographer, really) is to make sure you clarify exactly what shots you want. Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED our experience with Charleton from the first moment we met til the very end. Very communicative, attentive to detail, terrific sense of humor and extremely dependable. He is amazingly talented which is consistently revealed in his work. Our pictures are amazing! Thank you Charleton! One of the best days of my life and you made it so fun.

Don and Steph
Absolutely LOVED our experience with Charleton from the first moment we met til the very end. Very communicative, Read more...
Absolutely LOVED our experience with Charleton from the first moment we met til the very end. Very communicative, attentive to detail, terrific sense of humor and extremely dependable. He is amazingly talented which is consistently revealed in his work. Our pictures are amazing! Thank you Charleton! One of the best days of my life and you made it so fun.

Don and Steph Read less
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Jessea B.
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Charleton is amazing to work with and our photos are absolutley fabulous! We are so blessed to have such breathtaking photos and a flawless photography experience. These are not just wedding photos...they are the best pictures of my husband and I we could ever imagine. Thank you again Charleton!
Charleton is amazing to work with and our photos are absolutley fabulous! We are so blessed to have such breathtaking Read more...
Charleton is amazing to work with and our photos are absolutley fabulous! We are so blessed to have such breathtaking photos and a flawless photography experience. These are not just wedding photos...they are the best pictures of my husband and I we could ever imagine. Thank you again Charleton! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Charleton was an absolute pleasure! We love,love,love his work and can not wait to have another special occasion in our lives where we can call him to photograph! He is outgoing, fun, professional, listened to our wants and ideas! He is so creative and every photo he takes shows his amazing talent!
Working with Charleton was an absolute pleasure! We love,love,love his work and can not wait to have another special Read more...
Working with Charleton was an absolute pleasure! We love,love,love his work and can not wait to have another special occasion in our lives where we can call him to photograph! He is outgoing, fun, professional, listened to our wants and ideas! He is so creative and every photo he takes shows his amazing talent! Read less
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Evelyn
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Charleton is not only a wonderful photographer but a wonderful person!
Our engagement photos are beautiful and our wedding photos are absolutely outstanding more than beautiful, a true work of art!

Our family and friends continue to tell us how impressed they are with the pictures "the photos are so good I almost feel that I was there... it is a testimony of this awesome photographer."
Charleton is not only a wonderful photographer but a wonderful person!
Our engagement photos are beautiful and our Read more...
Charleton is not only a wonderful photographer but a wonderful person!
Our engagement photos are beautiful and our wedding photos are absolutely outstanding more than beautiful, a true work of art!

Our family and friends continue to tell us how impressed they are with the pictures "the photos are so good I almost feel that I was there... it is a testimony of this awesome photographer." Read less
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Darren
Wedding:
6/6/2010
4.5/5.0
Amazing photos, awesome to work with. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.
Amazing photos, awesome to work with. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.
Amazing photos, awesome to work with. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.2/5.0
Charleton and his team photographed our wedding and engagement shots. They did a great job capturing our day, but I do have a few issues. One of the major bummers we experienced with Charleton was that we requested some trendy style shots and that seemed to rub him the wrong way. My husband and I both love photography ourselves, so we are by no means afraid to step outside of the box, but we just didn't feel that Charleton brought that level of commitment to our day (or even the engagement shoot) that we see in so many of his other weddings and engagements. We had specifically requested shots, but unfortunately even with the 8 hours of photography coverage we booked, things were rushed and disorganized. Many shots were forgotten and of course, considering I am the bride and had a lot going on the day of, I didn't think of them until afterward (I don't feel I should need to, but I guess I would have a checklist if I could do it over). While there are some things I would have liked to see go differently, the end result was still good work. We ended up with many shots that we can display to remember our big day for a lifetime, but those little things that were missed can never be captured again. He does also offer to do a session with the B&G after the fact, but the price is too much in our opinions. Either way, I would recommend him for great editorial shots, but for those cute/trendy "Pinterest-y" shots you might be looking for, look elsewhere or hire a second photographer to work along side him if you can afford it.
Charleton and his team photographed our wedding and engagement shots. They did a great job capturing our day, but I do Read more...
Charleton and his team photographed our wedding and engagement shots. They did a great job capturing our day, but I do have a few issues. One of the major bummers we experienced with Charleton was that we requested some trendy style shots and that seemed to rub him the wrong way. My husband and I both love photography ourselves, so we are by no means afraid to step outside of the box, but we just didn't feel that Charleton brought that level of commitment to our day (or even the engagement shoot) that we see in so many of his other weddings and engagements. We had specifically requested shots, but unfortunately even with the 8 hours of photography coverage we booked, things were rushed and disorganized. Many shots were forgotten and of course, considering I am the bride and had a lot going on the day of, I didn't think of them until afterward (I don't feel I should need to, but I guess I would have a checklist if I could do it over). While there are some things I would have liked to see go differently, the end result was still good work. We ended up with many shots that we can display to remember our big day for a lifetime, but those little things that were missed can never be captured again. He does also offer to do a session with the B&G after the fact, but the price is too much in our opinions. Either way, I would recommend him for great editorial shots, but for those cute/trendy "Pinterest-y" shots you might be looking for, look elsewhere or hire a second photographer to work along side him if you can afford it. Read less
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