Coales Capture Photography

Hi i'm Joe, a creative reportage Wedding Photographer from Nottingham. I cover the whole of the UK and further afield so wherever you're getting hitched I'm available.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
For me wedding photography is all about capturing the real moments and that's why I pride myself on blending in when necessary but always being right there when you need me most. There will be moments you'll expect me to capture and moments you won't, whatever they are i'll be there for you. My overall style is Reportage, lifestyle and as much creative stuff as i can get away with! All the traditional group shots and key moments of the day will also be captured of course. I also like the bride and groom to be part of the shot-list making process, if you've seen some cool ideas on Pinterest or anywhere else, add me to your board and we can create our own unique versions on your big day! I'm excited to chat with you. Please get in touch

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Joe
Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to my BrideBook page. Please have a look around and please do get in touch to further discuss any queries you. Happy planning!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lauren & Damien
Married in August 2017
November 2017
Absolutely Amazing!
Our wedding photos were amazing! Everyone who has seen them have commented how good they are. Joe was fantastic running up to the wedding making sure he had asked about all the pictures we wanted to be taken on the day and Joe gave us some ideas too! We really felt like Joe was part of our special day and organised us very well for the photos. Thanks again Joe. Mr and Mrs Brown
Chris & Sarah
Married in August 2017
November 2017
Would definitely recommend!
Joe is a professional photographer so we had high hopes for the photos of our wedding day, and we weren't disappointed! Joe was with us for the whole day and captured so many natural moments in a creative but non-staged way. He was courteous and professional throughout, and made us and our guests feel at ease. He fitted in really well and at times we forgot he was taking pictures. The resulting selected and edited photos are fantastic and we will treasure them for years to come. His website with client access to photos works like a charm, meaning we could share favourites with friends and family. Would definitely recommend! Sarah and Chris Butler.
Rachel & David
Married in June 2014
November 2017
Couldn't be Happier
The trouble with having these amazing photos is I've not got much work done today. I keep looking at them!! Thanks so much again Joe, we're absolutely thrilled with them. Thank you, thank you!
Will & Bronnie
Married in August 2013
November 2017
Joe Coales is brilliant, such a lovely guy.
Joe Coales is brilliant, such a lovely guy and an awesome photographer. He did all our wedding photography (with some help from his assistant), and we were so pleased with the photos! He had done his research looking around the venue, and had some great ideas for locations/ shots, but kept everything really natural just like we asked. We actually enjoyed doing the post-ceremony photos (and I usually hate having my photo taken!) as he managed to keep things relaxed and fun. He made a real effort to involve everyone, and seemed to genuinely enjoy it - really felt like he was part of our big day. It was so nice to be able to just entrust to him to get the shots/ group photos we wanted, he sorted it all with just a little help from our ushers. The photos are the perfect memento of such a special day, he really managed to capture it all. Can’t thank you enough Joe!
Location & Contact Details


mensing avenue , Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, NG12 3HY, England

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East Midlands

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What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable wedding with this summer. I had the pleasure of photographing a beautifully intimate wedding for a couple called Chris & Sarah. They had their reception at the newly refurbished West Bridgford Registry office which is a beautiful Georgian Building set in the lovely Bridgford park. Sarah & Chris chose to have their reception in their back garden in a village just outside Nottingham. Not only did they design and create a wonderful setting for their guests the whole day had a closeness and warmth to it.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, Fun, Relaxed, Original and Dedicated.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm proud that I can work every day knowing I'm doing what I love.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Planning can be as enjoyable as the day itself. It maybe a cliche but it's not about the destination, it's about the journey.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The entire reception being held in the Couple's back garden!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After our initial conversation, I'll officially book you in and send across the info/contracts/deposit info etc. Then we set a date to have our pre-wedding consultation at your venue. This is where we go through all the details of the day and ask each other all the important questions. In the months running up the wedding I like to keep in touch to make everything is running smoothly and to add any ideas you have to my shot-list.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I don't think there is just one! Having said that, there is an "oh wow, we just got married moment" i like to try and capture that happens some time after the ceremony when everything has calmed a little.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

So tradition states the Bride & Groom can't see each other before the wedding. I did a shot recently where the bride was on one side of the Bridal suite door and the Groom was on the other. They couldn't see each other but they held hands and it was beautiful.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas, and an open mind!

Describe how you got into photography.

Both my parents were keen photographers when I was a kid and when I got to choose the next step after secondary school I choose to study photography. Fast forward 15 odd years through University, travelling, various clients and eclectic jobs and here I am still holding a camera.