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National and International Adventure Wedding Photographer


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Kauai wedding photographer, Hawaii Destination Weddings

Destination Wedding Photography, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands.  What can I say? I loved this wedding. Intimate and small. They and their family were kind andView full post »

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Monte Verde Inn Wedding, Foresthill, California

Monte Verde Inn Wedding Photography Foresthill, California Andy and Ashley Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Venue andView full post »

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Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara Wedding Photography, Stefan and Noelle

Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara, Ca. Stefan and Noelle Married. Wedding Photographer:  Charleton ChurchillView full post »

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Village at Squaw Valley wedding, Lake Tahoe

The Village at Squaw Valley, Wedding Photography. Lake Tahoe, California  View full post »

adventure wedding on mt everest base camp by charleton churchill

Mount Everest Base Camp Adventure Wedding Photography


Yosemite Wilderness Wedding at The Majestic Lodge

Yosemite National Park Wedding The Majestic Lodge and The Wilderness Adventure Wedding Congratulations to Adam and Arielle who married recently. They met withView full post »

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer, Winter snow photos

I often photograph quite a few lake tahoe weddings and wilderness engagement sessions in the prime summer wedding season. However, when I get requests fromView full post »

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Sacramento Grand Ballroom Wedding Photography

Downtown Sacramento Grand Ballroom, Sacramento, CA. Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA. Wedding with Kevin and Maggie   Photographer:  Charleton ChurchillView full post »

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Saratoga Springs wedding in the woods, Nick and Annalesa

Hidden in the Redwoods of the bay area’s oldest picnic facility is a gem called the Saratoga Springs.  This is where Nick and Annalesa married last monthView full post »


Adventure Wedding Photographer. Charleton Churchill is an award-winning international destination and Adventure Wedding Photographer based in northern California who is the photographer behind the trending Mt. Everest Wedding that has gone viral internationally being featured in news and on popular TV shows like the Kelly and Ryan Live show. In 2017, Charleton presented a TED Talk on Adventure weddings, has spoken for Nikon and Profoto and photo conferences, conventions, seminars, workshops, etc. He made the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the USA and Canada by SLR Lounge. He 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, blogs, and covers of wedding publications including the Knot, Destination Weddings magazine, Real Weddings, Sacramento Bride & Groom, Our Wedding, Style Me Pretty, 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 epic signature masterpiece work for his couples

Charleton’s likability has made him an easy choice among couples to work with for their day, and it’s no wonder he continues to receive exemplary ratings and referrals from couples, vendors and venues. As an adventure wedding photographer, Charleton even travels to many adventurous terrains around the world. He made his first ascent towards Mount Everest base camp in 2015 to document the first wedding couple in wedding attire when the Nepal earthquake struck killing thousands and turning everyone off the mountain, including his team. But that didn’t stop him from returning. In March 2017, he took his second attempt and executed what he originally set out to accomplish, and became the first wedding photographer to capture a wedding hiking up to base camp, with the first couple wearing a wedding gown and tux in below freezing temperatures. While Charleton travels, he spends much of his time photographing near his small town home in northern California with his wife and three daughters. Charleton photographs a maximum of forty weddings a year and is available for travel.  He speaks at photography conferences and conventions internationally.
For Bookings, speaking engagements and media requests, please contact Charleton via the “contact” link of this page.



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Mt. Everest Wedding Photographer up to base camp.

Charleton Churchill is available to photograph Adventure Weddings up to Mt. Everest Base camp. This is a rare opportunity to capture your wedding vows in the beautiful Himalayas by an experienced mountaineer and photographer who was the photographer behind the trending national and international viral wedding. Trekking up from the Lukla airport into the Mt. Everest National Park, you will gain majestic views and epic wedding photographs. If not Everest base camp, there are a multitude of mountains around the world to photograph. Hire me to document your adventure wedding.


Lake Tahoe, South Lake and Incline Village, Truckee, Reno, in California and Nevada.

Charleton travels often to Lake Tahoe for weddings and Engagement sessions in the mountains and around the lake. Numerous locations provide beautiful backdrops such as north Lake, south Lake, the Ritz Carlton, the Tahoe Rim Trail, Incline Village, West Shore Cafe and Inn, Edgewood Tahoe, Emerald Bay, Sand Harbor Incline Village, The Chatteau at Incline Village, Squaw Valley Lodge and Squaw Valley Weddings, Hyatt Regency Tahoe, along the beaches, and other special locations where I have photographed. Whether it’s a Winter wedding, a Summer ceremony, or anything in between, this is my passion and what I do.


Yosemite National Park Adventure weddings and Elopements.

One of the best destinations California provides for elopements, engagement shoots, and weddings. Whether it’s hiking into the wilderness to elope at the top of Half-Dome, joining your family at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel for your ceremony, or planning your event at the cabins of Evergreen Lodge or Rush Creek Lodge, you will experience the outdoor rustic photography you were seeking. Engagement sessions around Yosemite are a popular and Charleton has experience all around the park. He has climbed half dome over forty times and continues to explore new areas.


Sacramento and Engagement Photography

Since Charleton is based in northern California, many of his bookings are in and around Sacramento. Engagement shoots around the Capital and downtown are popular. For the most of the year, Charleton is photographing in locations such as Auburn, Grass Valley, Folsom, Lodi, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Winters, Roseville, Lincoln, and Loomis to name a few.


Carmel, Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco bay area Photography.

No doubt, Carmel and Napa are most popular and Charleton photographs many weddings there every year. In 2014, he photographed five Carmel weddings alone. The Carmel Hyatt Highlands is a popular wedding venue and enjoys documenting weddings there.


Destination Weddings, Hawaii, and Beyond.

Charleton enjoys traveling to unique destinations around the world with his couples like Iceland, Norway, Europe, New Zealand, Alaska, Bora Bora, Hawaiian Islands, but most of his travel is within the U.S. and has documented weddings in Colorado, New York, Washington, Texas, Oregon, Montana, and the Hawaii Islands to name a few. Much of his weddings are in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Yosemite mountains.