I’m James, a professional wedding photographer from Solihull in the West Midlands. I love shooting weddings all over the UK and abroad and will travel anywhere in the world to capture your big day!
I haven’t always lived in Solihull, moving to the UK from South Africa when I was 6, and growing up in the sleepy town of Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. I graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Birmingham in 1999 (I know I am old!) and then went backpacking around the world, visiting Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America and North America. This fuelled my passion for travel and photography, taking me to 6 continents, over 50 countries and a 2 year adventure living and working in Australia.
My new passion is my family and I now live in Solihull with my wife, two girls (Emily and Molly) and our new hamster Nibbles! In my spare time I drink lots of coffee (and beer!), go walking with Louise and the girls, buy lots of photography equipment (I am a technology geek!) and plan our next family trips abroad!
I am passionate about making your wedding photography experience as relaxed as possible, whilst creating beautiful, natural and stunning images that capture the romance, emotions and fun of your day. I’m here to make your life easy and to ensure that all those timeless and magical moments are captured so that they can be treasured for years to come.
From the pre-wedding jitters, to the parts you don’t see throughout the day and the wonderful moments in between, I am there to capture and document your beautiful wedding story from beginning to end. From the moment we first meet, I will help to plan your wedding photography ahead of the day, providing you with helpful tips on what to ask the venue and suppliers, to suggested timelines for the day, group shot lists and much much more.
After the wedding day I will work closely with you to ensure that you get very best images for you to share with your family and treasure forever. Your wedding day is all about you and your special day and I will always ensure that you get the best service no matter what package you choose to book. My style is a combination of relaxed and informal documentary photography coupled with creative, natural and vibrant couple shots.
This creative, relaxed and informal approach allows me to tell your wedding story from the excitement of getting ready in the morning through to busting some serious moves on the dance floor in the evening. I am fun, friendly and relaxed and love nothing more than blending into the background so that you and your guests can enjoy your special day without the pressure of knowing that someone is there taking your photos. In fact, most of my couples say that having me there is like having a close friend at the wedding who happens to take great photos!
With every click of my camera, I aim to perfectly capture your wedding day and most importantly the friends and family you love, so that you can look back at your photos and re-live the whole experience time after time. My mission is to consistently capture those timeless, stunning, and unique moments so that they can be proudly showcased in your wedding slideshow, on your walls at home and in your beautifully handcrafted albums. Most importantly, I aim to be the best investment you make on your wedding day, apart from your lovely partner of course!
“It was really nice to have James around on the day. He was like a friend of the family! His photos surpassed our expectations and truly captured the spirit of our day”
Ben & Sandip