james is a kent wedding photographer and here he is posing for the camera in a natural light filled photo

The Photographer

Hey, I'm James. 

I'm more interested in telling your story as a couple, than forcing you into posed positions. I feel that "posing" is very much old fashioned, a concept from the age of film where photographers had to ensure every image was perfect. I often take many thousands of photos during a wedding day, it's on me to get it perfect, not you. 

I'm going to make sure you look great, I won't take you away from the party and I won't change anything on your wedding day, promise. 

Wedding Portraits will take minutes, so you can go join your best friends and family.

I love Lala Land, instant photos, coffee, the feeling of sand between my toes and the TV Show Lost. 

Random bits about my life

  • I ran a half marathon without training in 1 hour 42 minutes, but then couldnt walk properly for a walk afterwards, the struggle was real. 1/10 do not recommend.
  • I worked in McDonalds when I was 16, and my friends came throught the drive-thru and when I grabbed their money, they pulled me out of the window into their car and drove me 100 metres from the store and let me out. It didnt go down well. 
  • I've been to Reading Festival 9 times, seeing a surprise Green Day set at 11am was pretty cool, running through a blazing inferno of tents not so much.
  • I am pretty much addicted to Coke Zero.
  • I have "click" tattooed on my camera shutter finger. It was the most painful experience of my life.
  • My resting heart rate is 46bpm. You want chilled and relaxed Wedding Photography? Don't worry, I got this. 
  • Oh and if you really wanna hear about what my mum did to my pet hamster, just ask. Don't say I didn't warn you. 

What got me into Wedding Photography?

At first the sheer idea of photographing a Wedding struck me with fear, I mean, I hadnt even been to many Weddings so the thought of me being trusted to capture someones special day was a little daunting to say the least! In my experience as a wedding guest, I witnessed couples being dragged off for several shoots on the day, with their photographer changing the timeline which was so carefully planned, and quite literally photographers barking at guests orders trying to pose every single thing. I do the opposite of that.

After successfully caputuring my kids personalities in a load of candid photos, I was told a few times by friends and family that I should try photographing a wedding, and when a close family member mentioned they were engaged I jumped at the chance to be their wedding photographer! Hundreds of youtube videos about Wedding Photography later, the big day arrived and it was so awesome that I created a website and have never looked back. That first wedding, I even filmed video clips at the same time, this has turned into me offering Hybrid Wedding Photography.

So many special moments happen on a Wedding day, and being the photographer I witness many moments the couple don't. Mainly due to the fact they can't be everywhere at once, not to mention a wedding is essentially a large single gathering of all your friends and family, everyone wants a piece of you! I pride myself on documenting a Wedding day as it unfolds in front of me, often hunting them out tirelessly throughout the day. 

If you feel like we'll be a great fit, drop me a line to check out my availability! And heck yes I'll travel to you!