Hello. I'm a Bespoke Wedding Photographer which I make it my mission to capture the personalities and mutual passions of each bride and groom I photographs in order to tell a story.

FAQS

How long does it take to receive my final images?

It can take up to 4 weeks to get the file images, depending on how many weddings I have on. I keep my couples updated so you won't be left in the dark waiting. But I can promise i will be worth the wait.

How many images do I get?

For a full day wedding you can expect 300-500 images. I would rather send you fewer images at the highest of quality telling your beautiful story of your wedding, rather than thousands of images that are standard.

Do you send all the photos taken?

I can take on average of 1500+ on a typical wedding day. We can't help the odd blink at the wrong time, a gust of wind or someone not looking. This can't be helped although i take this into consideration on the day. I will send you around 300+ images, telling you a story of your special day, selecting only the best images for you.

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Mainly working alone, i also have other photographers who sometimes join me. On agreement with the couple, i ask sometimes whether a photography student can join me for the day, who does exactly what I ask and any shots from the day i feel good enough will be used. This means we can get a few extra shots at a different angle and shots from two different angles at the same time. As i mentioned, this would be agreed upfront at no extra cost.

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Your images maybe used on my website, advertising, marketing or social media. We all love to share our images. I regularly enter competitions and awards which your images maybe used. I am happy to keep you up to date if i do.

What services do you offer?

Wedding photography is what i specialise in. I am a Senior Design by day with vast knowledge of printing which i can offer to design and print a wedding album to your exact specification. I work with a Videographer and can put you in touch with a great guy who i have had the pleasure working with.

Can you display the photos online?

We are all online at a finger tip now. We love to share our imagery with our friends and family. So why not cut out all the complications. Once the images are completed, i share a link with you. This mean you are able to send to family and friends as you wish. This means everyone will be able to download the images to have them to keep rather than ask you to send copies, poor quality from Facebook / Instagram, etc.

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use the Nikon Professional range. I have two Nikon full frame DSLR bodies which i use on the day with three lenses. This ranges from a super wide angle lens, with a wide angle - zoom lens plus a telephoto to get in close when far away. I have two Nikon professional flashes (with back up batteries for the back up batteries), tripod, monopods, stand for flashes and all my clean equipment. I carry a Wedding Emergency kit, where i store the basic things for the day encase there is an issue. For example, safety pins, tablets if your feeling unwell, tread and a needle, chewing gum, etc. Can never be too prepared.

Testimonials

James was our photographer back in 2019 for our wedding, he was great! Our photos are stunning and were exactly what we wanted, we would highly recommend James. Thank you once again for capturing our special day ❤

Jay & Katie Tuite

We used James for our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary party and were over the moon with what he captured. Everyone commented on how fab the photos were and we would definitely use him again! Thanks James :)

Haley Woodward

Weddings can be stressful enough without the added worry of whether the photographer will take over, offend the new in-laws or keep the bride and groom away from the party for so long during the day that they miss out. Fundamentally, will he record the day and deliver good photographs to treasure and make you smile? There were no such worries with James and it was brilliant to have him as part of our day engaging with all our guests, several of whom have subsequently booked him for their own big day. We stumbled upon James by accident and quite simply he was brilliant. He took all the stress out of organising and managing people, enabling us to enjoy our day. We met in advance, he carefully listened to our brief (and budget), suggesting various shots and explained how he would make everything work, even with wet weather contingencies. On the day itself we were barely aware James was there – it was seamless both at the ceremony and the reception. He turned up early, was smartly presented and captured all our guests throughout the day having visited the venues in advance. James provided us with images just a couple of weeks after returning from honeymoon, all edited and fantastically presented as a chronicle of the day, with plenty of iconic shots and some lovely surprises, both in black and white and colour. As an added bonus, James also provided us with some videography, which was unexpected. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

James & Alice Eggleton

We got married on 28th August 2021 and James did a fantastic job of capturing our special day. He went over and beyond for us focusing on the moments that meant the most to us. He was very attentive, calm and reassuring on the day while our nerves were sky high he made us both feel much more relaxed. He also did a pre shoot for us to get to know our personalities and what we like, which we thought was great before the big day! We would recommend him to anyone and could not praise him enough for the amazing work he does. We are so happy with our photos, they mean the world to us. Thank you James for all you have done for us.

Lewis & Chloe Giles

James, You have been beyond a pleasure to work with. From the very moment we met you we knew there wasn’t a person better placed for the job; to capture one of the most memorable days of our lives. Throughout the pandemic, you were understanding and reassuring, taking that stress away. You really made it part of the package to get to know us and tailor the shots of the day around our personalities. The way you included our son, not only on the day but every time we met or spoke prior to the wedding, will always stand out to us both. We didn’t have a single guest that didn’t comment on how lovely our photographer was. Your communication has been of such a professional high standard, I can assure you from our point of view and speaking to various photographers when looking for the day, that you stood out as exceptional above them all. To top it off, the images we have walked away with are beyond what we could have ever hoped for. The emotion you have captured from the day takes us right back to the moment, some of the images you took of Jude are those we will be forever grateful for. You are incredibly talented James, service like no other and honestly a genuinely lovely person. We hope to bump into you some day soon and get to meet your own family who you speak so highly of. Congratulations for the work you have done, we couldn’t be happier. Love from The Carsons x

Jay & Simon

James Polley Photography Social Channels