About Studio Westlake
“Studio Westlake are a family run business and based out of the South West of England. They believe that good portraiture is about more than just flattering angles and beautiful backdrops. They fundamentally believe, in order to capture someone’s true likeness, it begins with understanding them, who they are and what makes them tick. To Studio Westlake every nuance is important.
They believe the power of cinema is its ability to capture a snapshot in time that can never be truly re-created, thus the importance of every shot being unique and full of drama. Their chief aim is that every photo and video we publish evokes within its audience a feeling, emotion and story. Studio Westlake are purveyors of clean editorial photography and films of a cinematic nature.
Studio Westlake begins and ends with family. We are a family run operation. We believe in it, and we celebrate it. We think this gives us a unique insight in how we serve our clients.”
Like a well oiled machine we often know what the other is thinking. Sometimes just a look will suffice. What makes Studio Westlake unique within the industry is that it operates as one unit. There is no need to outsource, we dovetail all our operations into one seamless creative organisation. We are a collective of creative individuals, earnestly seeking to refine our craft. Like a well oiled machine we often know what the other is thinking. Sometimes just a look will suffice. What makes Studio Westlake unique within the industry is that it operates as one unit offering both photo and video. There is no need to outsource, we dovetail all our operations into one seamless creative organisation.
Our chief aim is that every photo and video we publish evokes within its audience a feeling, emotion and story.
We cannot thank Charlie and Tim enough for capturing our wedding day at the Mount Without in Bristol so perfectly. Charlie is an incredibly talented photographer. His style manages to be both editorial but at the same time authentic and natural – very much like Charlie himself! Our images were truly beautiful and told the most romantic and thoughtful story of our day. He was a delight to work with from our very first meeting through to receiving our images just a few weeks after our wedding. It wasn’t originally part of our plans to have a videographer but it ended up being one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning. We were initially nervous that it may feel intrusive but Tim was just wonderful - warm, genuine and great with us and all our guests – we barely noticed him there and yet the video captured the joy of our day just perfectly – full of emotion, fun and creativity. I cry every time I watch it back.
Polly & Jake // The Mount Without // October 2021
We are lost for words! Studio Westlake captured our wedding day so perfectly. They have given us the special opportunity to relive the best day of our lives. The gallery in its entirety is incredible and the professionalism of the edit is second to none. The emotions we and all our guests can be felt again and will stay with us forever as everlasting memories through their beautiful imagery. It was an absolute joy to have Charlie and Tim with us on the day and we will forever be grateful that we chose Studio Westlake for our special day. The photographs and film are timeless, beautiful and simply breathtaking.
Andrea & Anjulee // Froyle Park // August 2022
Studio Westlake capture weddings so beautifully. We got married in Woburn, Bedfordshire in July 2022 and after searching high and low for the perfect photographer and videographer for our wedding we just knew Studio Westlake was the perfect choice. Tim Westlake was our videographer for the day and he was truly amazing. If we could have had Charlie to photograph our day too we would have done but sadly he wasn't available. Tim really did exceed our expectations with creating a wonderful video of our wedding day, everything about it is truly beautiful - the music he chose and the way everything was shot was so stylish and luxurious. We have watched the video so many times since and are moved to tears every time we watch it with family and friends - it will never get boring! Tim is so personable and really took the time to get to know us and understand any specific requests we had in terms of what we wanted included in our video but in all honesty we completely trusted him to capture it in his own way and we just couldn't be happier! Having a video of your wedding day is a really special keepsake and such a beautiful thing to watch and look back on and whilst I know some people are unsure of whether its necessary I would say you will absolutely not regret it! We have had so many people say how beautiful our video is whilst asking for their details, including our DJ who flew in from Ibiza and was keen to know who we had shoot our day as the video quality and imagery speaks for itself. One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was choosing to have a videographer and we are absolutely thrilled that we had Tim to capture it all so perfectly, he really is a creative genius and I cannot recommend him enough!
Franchesca & Ashley // Marquee Wedding // July 2022
Charlie was an absolute dream to work with. From the moment we booked Studio Westlake to the wedding day itself Charlie was supportive, enthusiastic and thought of every little detail. He was also and absolute joy to have around on our big day. Charlie sent us a sneak peek of our photos and my husband and I were in absolute awe with the result, they literally looked like something from Vogue! We can’t wait to see the rest in a few weeks time!
Mim & Adam // Tortworth Court // August 2023
We cannot thank Charlie and Tim enough for the most incredible wedding photographs and film. Studio Westlake were a delight to work with from the moment we made our first enquiry to the very speedy delivery of our beautiful images. We first engaged with our photographer, Charlie, a year before our wedding date and he was incredibly responsive and informative throughout the whole process. On the day itself, Charlie made us feel so incredibly comfortable. I am not a natural in front of the camera, but he put us at ease from the moment he arrived and quickly became an integral part of the day. We had so much fun working with Charlie and all of our guests commented on what a nice guy he is. A supreme professional, he put everyone at ease and was so good and patient with our flower girls! We couldn’t believe how quickly SW turned around the photographs, and despite the weather not being in our favour, Charlie definitely made the most of what he was working with in terms of backdrop and lighting. I 100% recommend Charlie, his editorial style is stunning and he made us feel like rockstars on the day of the wedding. I can’t stress how important it is to like your photographer, you spend quite a bit of the day with them and Charlie just felt like a mate we’ve known forever throughout the day.
Alexandra & Pete // Deer Park Country House // April 2023
Well, what can I say… our photos and video from Studio Westlake absolutely took our breath away. We are incredibly over the moon with the finished result - our already high expectations were exceeded by a country mile, and then some. But it isn’t only about the finished result. The process, the journey, from start to finish with Charlie and Tim was impeccable. Incredibly professional yet so friendly and warm. Our photos and film from the day came back a lot quicker than we’d expected too, which was such a wonderful surprise the day we came back from our honeymoon, and certainly helped with the wedding blues, as the photos and videos helped us relive the day again. Our day was captured perfectly and we will be able to look back on our wedding forever thanks to the wonderful Westlake team. 100/10 - THANK YOU GUYS!!!
Georgette & Cody // Hestercombe House & Gardens // May 2023
We couldn't be more delighted with our wedding photos and film - they really capture the day and took our breath away. On the day, Charlie, Tim and Beth bought so much energy and so many creative ideas for photo and film opportunities. They were such fun to work with and our guests adored them too. In the run up to the day, Charlie was so responsive and had so many helpful suggestions as to the running order and photo opportunities (so glad we got the confetti cannons!). Couldn't recommend Studio Westlake highly enough!
Lilly & George // St Giles House // July 2023
Would highly recommend Studio Westlake. We used them for the photography and videography for our wedding and couldn’t have been happier. They were super easy to communicate with from the moment we got in touch right up to the big day. They were very friendly, professional and discreetly snapping away in the background all day. Both the shots and the videos look great, we’re incredibly happy with them.