I'm James!

Hello! I’m James and this is the bit where you find out a bit more about me so you get a nice intro to who I am and if you feel I’m the right photographer for you! After all I’d love to spend one of the biggest days of your life with you so it’s only right we get to know each other as best we can beforehand.

I’m a Staffordshire wedding photographer (yes that’s me in the photo above doing the self-portrait thing most photographers seem to do!) and I live in Eccleshall a small town in Staffordshire with my wife Hayley, we got married on a gorgeous Autumn day in October 2016 and it was the best day ever! My background is firmly centred around creativity, I’m also a graphic designer alongside being a photographer and graduated in 2001 with a BA in Graphic Communication. Even at College whilst studying creative design, I have fond memories of learning how to use film in cameras and spending hours in a dark room.

Photography has always been a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember, in fact my earliest memories include being handed a small plastic film camera on a holiday in Cornwall and taking pictures of my family, something at the time I thought was the coolest thing ever! I took pictures of my family, sometimes whilst they weren’t looking. I’m guessing this held me in good stead, as its the thing I pride myself on most, taking natural, candid, ‘moment’ photographs.

Staffordshire Wedding Photographer - West Midlands

Although I mainly love to photograph weddings, I also do engagement and family shoots, alongside corporate work for small and large businesses as well as parties and events. I simply love to take photos and I’m very lucky to do what I do! Drop me a quick message if you think we can work together.

Alongside my photography obsession…

…I have a passion for design! I started in the creative industry in 2001 and I’ve worked for design agency Be Smart Design for the past 15 years, photography really does go hand in hand with my job.

In my spare time I enjoy watching sport but love to get outside and go for walks with my wife in the Staffordshire countryside & visiting National Trust places all over the UK (camera always goes with me) examples of this can usually be found in my Journal as I love to document new places I visit. My photos have been featured numerous times in local newspapers, magazines and national websites. As much as I love visiting places in the UK, I also enjoy taking my camera overseas with my favourite cities being New York, Amsterdam and Berlin.

I also consider myself a bit of a film geek and a week doesn’t usually go by without seeing something new at the cinema! ..I still hark back to all things 80’s, the music. The fashion and the movies! (the Goonies is still one of my favourite films ever!)

I think that just about covers me! If you have any questions or enquiries, then head to the contact page and drop me a message! I can’t wait to hear from you and hopefully work with you in the future.

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