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Charleton Churchill Photography

Sacramento , CA
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Lake Tahoe, CA 96151 US (map)

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916-520-4447

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Charleton Churchill is an award-winning Destination and Adventure Wedding Photographer based in northern California. Recently he made the 2016 Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the US and... Read more
Charleton Churchill is an award-winning Destination and Adventure Wedding Photographer based in northern California. Recently he made the 2016 Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the US and Canada by SLR Lounge. He was voted Best Wedding Photographer of northern California Sacramento by the KCRA A-List, has received multiple brides Choice awards from Wedding Wire and The Knot, JuneBug Wedding’s Best of the Best Destination Weddings Award, graced the pages and covers of wedding publications including the Knot, Destination Weddings magazine, Real Weddings, Sacramento Bride and Groom, to name a few. He has also written for and been featured in the top photography industry magazines. He was recently awarded the honorable 2016 Sony Impact Award for his contribution in Nepal.

While Charleton has won honorable awards, he consistently pushes himself to deliver only the best, producing fine-art masterpiece work for his couples with cleverness and technical lighting skill. Charleton’s likability has made him an easy choice among couples to work with for their special day, and it’s no wonder he continues to receive exemplary ratings and referrals from couples, vendors and venues. As a Destination Wedding Photographer, Charleton travels internationally. Charleton made his ascent towards Mt. Everest Base Camp to document a wedding last year when the Nepal earthquake struck and made headlines in the media as well as the wedding industry. While Charleton travels, he spends much of his time photographing near his home in northern California with his wife of sixteen years and three daughters. Charleton photographs up to forty weddings a year while teaching as a photographic instructor at BPSOP and speaks at photography conferences and conventions across the U.S.
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Save the Date

REVIEWS

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Victoria
Wedding:
12/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Charleton was amazing on all levels. We never imagined we would get such a perfectly captured wedding in Yosemite National Park and have such a wonderful experience. In addition to his talented photography skills, Charleton has an amazing personality that made 5 hours of photos seem so comfortable. My husband and I are no models so we were nervous that the photoshoot would be filled with awkwardness. Charleton put us at ease and it felt as if we had been friends with him for years instead of strangers. He was very easy going and flexible with the plans. Since we got married the last week of December, there was no telling what the weather would be in Yosemite. He had such a knowledge of the park and a true eye for a great photo setting. He was a great communicator and posted some sneak peak photos as early as one day after the wedding! We got all of our photos back quickly and were overjoyed. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants the best wedding photos ever!
Charleton was amazing on all levels. We never imagined we would get such a perfectly captured wedding in Yosemite National Read more...
Charleton was amazing on all levels. We never imagined we would get such a perfectly captured wedding in Yosemite National Park and have such a wonderful experience. In addition to his talented photography skills, Charleton has an amazing personality that made 5 hours of photos seem so comfortable. My husband and I are no models so we were nervous that the photoshoot would be filled with awkwardness. Charleton put us at ease and it felt as if we had been friends with him for years instead of strangers. He was very easy going and flexible with the plans. Since we got married the last week of December, there was no telling what the weather would be in Yosemite. He had such a knowledge of the park and a true eye for a great photo setting. He was a great communicator and posted some sneak peak photos as early as one day after the wedding! We got all of our photos back quickly and were overjoyed. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants the best wedding photos ever! Read less
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Carmelita
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Easily the BEST in the business. Everyone should book their wedding, event, or whatever it is you want to do and I promise you... You will have absolutely no regrets and will be "WOW'ed" with every photo you see. Thank you for being amazing, Charleton! :)
Easily the BEST in the business. Everyone should book their wedding, event, or whatever it is you want to do and I promise Read more...
Easily the BEST in the business. Everyone should book their wedding, event, or whatever it is you want to do and I promise you... You will have absolutely no regrets and will be "WOW'ed" with every photo you see. Thank you for being amazing, Charleton! :) Read less
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Kaitie
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife and I hired Charleton to shoot our wedding on October 15th of this year and we were nothing short of pleased. The day of our wedding the weather decided not to cooperate and rained heavily the entire day but Charleton made the best of it and was able to use the lighting from the clouds to capture some amazing shots. Towards the end of the receptions and the sun had gone down Charleton wanted to get a few shots with some different backgrounds and had one awesome idea after the other which turned out to be nothing short of incredible. Charleton worked with us to make sure we got all of the photos that we had envisioned in our head and he helped make them a reality and then some that we wouldn't have even thought of. Overall if was a great experience to work with him and the photos we've seen look incredible. We can't wait to get them back so we can show off our magical day with the incredible photos.
My wife and I hired Charleton to shoot our wedding on October 15th of this year and we were nothing short of pleased. The Read more...
My wife and I hired Charleton to shoot our wedding on October 15th of this year and we were nothing short of pleased. The day of our wedding the weather decided not to cooperate and rained heavily the entire day but Charleton made the best of it and was able to use the lighting from the clouds to capture some amazing shots. Towards the end of the receptions and the sun had gone down Charleton wanted to get a few shots with some different backgrounds and had one awesome idea after the other which turned out to be nothing short of incredible. Charleton worked with us to make sure we got all of the photos that we had envisioned in our head and he helped make them a reality and then some that we wouldn't have even thought of. Overall if was a great experience to work with him and the photos we've seen look incredible. We can't wait to get them back so we can show off our magical day with the incredible photos. Read less
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Lyndsie
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Charleton was beyond amazing from the way he interacted with us all the way through to the finished product! We couldn't speak highly enough of him and will be recommending him to anyone looking for photography!
Charleton was beyond amazing from the way he interacted with us all the way through to the finished product! We couldn't Read more...
Charleton was beyond amazing from the way he interacted with us all the way through to the finished product! We couldn't speak highly enough of him and will be recommending him to anyone looking for photography! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Charleton and his team for our wedding. His work speaks for itself, but it doesn't tell you about the man behind the camera. Charleton and his assistant went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. From giving my bridesmaid aspirin, to reminding my mother in law to breathe before the ceremony, everything they did- was absolute perfection. I felt so comfortable with them throughout the entire day and during all of the photo sessions and I don't typically feel comfortable in front of a camera. Also, if you want a photographer who is willing to climb a mountain to get you the most unique shots possible, he's the right choice.
I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Charleton and his team for our wedding. His work speaks for itself, but Read more...
I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Charleton and his team for our wedding. His work speaks for itself, but it doesn't tell you about the man behind the camera. Charleton and his assistant went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. From giving my bridesmaid aspirin, to reminding my mother in law to breathe before the ceremony, everything they did- was absolute perfection. I felt so comfortable with them throughout the entire day and during all of the photo sessions and I don't typically feel comfortable in front of a camera. Also, if you want a photographer who is willing to climb a mountain to get you the most unique shots possible, he's the right choice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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!

Logan & Brooke Read less
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Elyssa
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
After going through this entire experience, I couldn't imagine having anyone other than Charleton Churchill there with us on our special day shooting our Wedding photos.

We went first to shoot our Engagement Photos with him a few months prior to the wedding up in Jackson, CA. It was over 100 degrees that day but you would never even know it from the beautiful pictures. My husband and I have really never been professionally photographed before, so we weren’t sure exactly what to expect but Charleton was so cool and collected. I could tell right away that he was a calm, easy-going, authentic person – we totally clicked. He helped guide us through the whole experience with ease, and we were really able to loosen up completely. The photos turned out just gorgeous and we also had such a fun time during our shoot with him.

Fast forward to our Wedding Reception Day (we had a private ceremony a couple days prior) and we were running a bit behind with getting ready (of course!) and feeling slightly stressed. When Charleton arrived, he didn’t even miss a beat – He totally put us at ease and made us so comfortable. I think he seriously changed the whole energy in the room. From there, it was nothing but fun, laughter, and beautiful moments captured. It was one of the best evenings of our lives celebrating with family/friends, and Charleton managed to capture every possible shot that we ever could have wanted without us even really noticing. Our family and friends loved him, and it was a remarkable experience all around. When we received our photos, I seriously started tearing up remembering every little detail and getting to relive the night. Not only that, but the photos really are stunning. They capture our personality and are truly unique. There are at least 300 photos that I honestly am in love with, and that is just unheard of.

I would recommend Charleton to anyone who is looking for amazing wedding photos and a top-notch experience!!!
After going through this entire experience, I couldn't imagine having anyone other than Charleton Churchill there with us Read more...
After going through this entire experience, I couldn't imagine having anyone other than Charleton Churchill there with us on our special day shooting our Wedding photos.

We went first to shoot our Engagement Photos with him a few months prior to the wedding up in Jackson, CA. It was over 100 degrees that day but you would never even know it from the beautiful pictures. My husband and I have really never been professionally photographed before, so we weren’t sure exactly what to expect but Charleton was so cool and collected. I could tell right away that he was a calm, easy-going, authentic person – we totally clicked. He helped guide us through the whole experience with ease, and we were really able to loosen up completely. The photos turned out just gorgeous and we also had such a fun time during our shoot with him.

Fast forward to our Wedding Reception Day (we had a private ceremony a couple days prior) and we were running a bit behind with getting ready (of course!) and feeling slightly stressed. When Charleton arrived, he didn’t even miss a beat – He totally put us at ease and made us so comfortable. I think he seriously changed the whole energy in the room. From there, it was nothing but fun, laughter, and beautiful moments captured. It was one of the best evenings of our lives celebrating with family/friends, and Charleton managed to capture every possible shot that we ever could have wanted without us even really noticing. Our family and friends loved him, and it was a remarkable experience all around. When we received our photos, I seriously started tearing up remembering every little detail and getting to relive the night. Not only that, but the photos really are stunning. They capture our personality and are truly unique. There are at least 300 photos that I honestly am in love with, and that is just unheard of.

I would recommend Charleton to anyone who is looking for amazing wedding photos and a top-notch experience!!! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Charleton Churchill is amazing. Our day was so busy, and overwhelming as one can imagine. Charleton breezed into our home and totally went to work to capture our day. He was so kind and respectful to everyone. He totally knew what to picture and captured so many incredible moments. His pictures speak a thousand words and the quality of our pictures are unsurpassed. Writing from my heart,, if you are reading this, and looking for a photographer, look no further. There is no one else.
Charleton Churchill is amazing. Our day was so busy, and overwhelming as one can imagine. Charleton breezed into our home Read more...
Charleton Churchill is amazing. Our day was so busy, and overwhelming as one can imagine. Charleton breezed into our home and totally went to work to capture our day. He was so kind and respectful to everyone. He totally knew what to picture and captured so many incredible moments. His pictures speak a thousand words and the quality of our pictures are unsurpassed. Writing from my heart,, if you are reading this, and looking for a photographer, look no further. There is no one else. Read less
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Caitland
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were mesmerized by Charleton’s portfolio and knew he had to photograph our wedding in June 2016. We first met Charleton in person during our adventure engagement shoot in Juneau, Alaska. Yeah….not your average engagement photos. We hiked to an ice cave, saw bald eagles, drank glacier water, and danced in the snow. Charleton created the most spectacular images, one which was even used in a BHLDN email campaign! We still get compliments on these photos, almost a year later. It was a life-changing experience, and something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. On the morning of our wedding I was feeling stressed, and as soon as Charleton arrived, he immediately made me feel calm. He (and Ariel, his incredible assistant) captured our wedding perfectly, from start to finish. I didn’t think it would be possible to out-do our Alaska photos, but he did it . His creativity, professionalism, and passion are unmatched.

Charleton was not just our photographer on our wedding day, he was (is) our friend, and the day would not have been the same without him. It was an honor to have our wedding photos taken by such an incredible photographer, and person in general. But simply, he’s the best, and hiring Charleton is the best decision you could possibly make for your wedding day.
My husband and I were mesmerized by Charleton’s portfolio and knew he had to photograph our wedding in June 2016. We first Read more...
My husband and I were mesmerized by Charleton’s portfolio and knew he had to photograph our wedding in June 2016. We first met Charleton in person during our adventure engagement shoot in Juneau, Alaska. Yeah….not your average engagement photos. We hiked to an ice cave, saw bald eagles, drank glacier water, and danced in the snow. Charleton created the most spectacular images, one which was even used in a BHLDN email campaign! We still get compliments on these photos, almost a year later. It was a life-changing experience, and something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. On the morning of our wedding I was feeling stressed, and as soon as Charleton arrived, he immediately made me feel calm. He (and Ariel, his incredible assistant) captured our wedding perfectly, from start to finish. I didn’t think it would be possible to out-do our Alaska photos, but he did it . His creativity, professionalism, and passion are unmatched.

Charleton was not just our photographer on our wedding day, he was (is) our friend, and the day would not have been the same without him. It was an honor to have our wedding photos taken by such an incredible photographer, and person in general. But simply, he’s the best, and hiring Charleton is the best decision you could possibly make for your wedding day. Read less
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Eggssquared
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
I grew up in the Sacramento area but don't live in the state now. Therefore, my strategy for picking a photographer was to look at www.theknot.com and www.weddingwire.com and pick the top 10 rated venues in the area and look at them. Then, I asked for all of their preferred vendor lists and called all of the wedding photographers that were on at least 2 preferred lists. After talking with 4 photographers, I knew Charleton would be the best. He was the most honest, helpful, fun and professional photographer we could have asked for. We also knew by looking at his website and talking with him that his work was outstanding. We had never been photographed professionally before and he made us feel so comfortable and helped to ensure the poses were great. We felt very at ease as if he wasn't even there taking photos of us all day. Now that we have our pictures, they are even better than we thought. The pictures are absolutely amazing and he captured every special moment of our wedding day perfectly. He is definitely worth adding to your wedding vendor list because you won't be disappointed. I am amazed at our pictures and we get compliments from so many people on them. I would definitely recommend Charleton if you want once in a lifetime pictures for your special day.
I grew up in the Sacramento area but don't live in the state now. Therefore, my strategy for picking a photographer was to Read more...
I grew up in the Sacramento area but don't live in the state now. Therefore, my strategy for picking a photographer was to look at www.theknot.com and www.weddingwire.com and pick the top 10 rated venues in the area and look at them. Then, I asked for all of their preferred vendor lists and called all of the wedding photographers that were on at least 2 preferred lists. After talking with 4 photographers, I knew Charleton would be the best. He was the most honest, helpful, fun and professional photographer we could have asked for. We also knew by looking at his website and talking with him that his work was outstanding. We had never been photographed professionally before and he made us feel so comfortable and helped to ensure the poses were great. We felt very at ease as if he wasn't even there taking photos of us all day. Now that we have our pictures, they are even better than we thought. The pictures are absolutely amazing and he captured every special moment of our wedding day perfectly. He is definitely worth adding to your wedding vendor list because you won't be disappointed. I am amazed at our pictures and we get compliments from so many people on them. I would definitely recommend Charleton if you want once in a lifetime pictures for your special day. Read less
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