About Chalkie Bolton Photography

Who are we?

Hello! We are Anthony (aka Chalkie) and Kate Bolton, a husband and wife team, based in Rossendale. 

Anthony’s background is in Television and Event Lighting, prompting his interest in Photography. This continues to give him a wealth of experience behind the camera, working within the lighting team on shows such as the Voice, Match of the Day, Blue Peter, Sam and Mark big Friday windup and many more. 

As a couple, we started out snapping Nature and Cityscapes together. Then Weddings and Portraits came naturally to us when planning our own wedding back in 2013. 

We opened our first studio in January 2018 in Rawtenstall, to enable us to offer more variety to our clients and give us a base for our business. 


Our Approach to Weddings

From your initial enquiry to the delivery of your images, our aim is to make you happy! 

Our style is creative and relaxed. We aim to capture your special day with a reportage style, blending into the background and mingling with your guests. 

We offer free consultations if you’re wondering if we’re the right photographers for you and if you go ahead and make a booking, you’ll receive lots of guidance regarding your photography booking in the run up to your wedding, event or photoshoot. We love to know all your plans as they unfold, so let us in on the details won’t you! Some of our wedding photography packages include a engagement shoot for you to get more comfortable in front of us and the camera. If you’re camera shy, this is an ideal way to face your fears and make yourself feel more at ease ahead of your big day. 

During the wedding… We blend in and mingle with your guests to capture all the details and emotions as they unfold, so that things can flow naturally. During the formal group shots we work as efficiently as possible so that you and your guests can get back to enjoying yourselves sooner. The fun bit is when we take a break from the day to create relaxed portraits of you as a couple, using the surroundings as inspiration and creating quirky images that you’ll treasure. 

After the wedding... We aim to share a sneak preview of your photos within a few days as a little teaser! All of your photographs are edited by us in our signature style and are re-touched and corrected for optimum quality. You can then expect to receive the rest of your photos on a disk around 2-3 weeks after your wedding, beautifully packaged of course. 




A wedding album is a great way to free your photographs from your computer and show them off to their fullest. Your bespoke album will be designed by us and printed and bound in Britain by Folio. It’s sure to be the most beautiful coffee table book you will ever own! 

Some facts about our albums:

  • One of the most eco-friendly albums available
  • Pages lie completely flat so that photos can be printed across the fold
  • You’ll have a choice of colours and finishes for your cover
  • Each album is packaged in a lovely presentation box
  • A wide range of sizes are available from 6″x6″ to 12×12″
  • Made in the UK

A 15 spread (30 page) 8″x8″ album is available as part of the Gold and Platinum packages, or you can order an album separately.

Your photographs will be printed on beautiful fine art matte paper and you will have a choice of contemporary leather covers. You can also choose to upgrade to include more pages or a cotton or silky smooth cover.

We personally design each album so that it contains all of your favourite photographs and tells the story of your day. We set out our albums in a range of different page layouts to add variation to each spread. As there are a range of album customisation options available, we’ll talk through the details together so that your album will be perfect before it goes to print – you’ll even see a online proof before your order is placed.

Mini copies of your album are also available for £110 each. These make great gifts for parents!

If you would like to find out more about our full size wedding albums and mini albums please contact us.

We also offer other albums so please just ask if you are interested.



DVD Slideshow

A wedding DVD Slideshow is a great way to show off your photo’s with family and friends without carrying around your Album. We have over 3000 licensed tracks, so we will be able to provide music that fits your personality.  Your bespoke DVD will be designed by us and will be on a personalised printed disc.  

Sample DVD slideshow:  http://video214.com/play/wxdLLquNPoQBHSifIXc3nA/s/dark

If you would like to find out more about our DVD Slideshows please contact us.


Canvas Prints

Our Canvas’s come with solid wooden pine frames, are 100% cotton and stretched by hand. 

They come in a variety of sizes and we can crop your selected images so that they fit the shape/size you require. 

They can come with either cotton white edges or we can bleed the colours around the edge. 

Prices available upon request. 

Mobile Event Studio

We can come to your venue and set up a professional mobile studio, including backdrops, studio lights and props if required. 

Photo's are then available for you and your guests to download for FREE from your own private online gallery. 

Prices available upon request.

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