James Merrick - Wedding Photography in Staffordshire

It’s awesome that you’ve made it to this page and I’m guessing you’re here because you’re looking for your wedding photographer?

I’ll start off by saying I’ve been where you are today! Planning a wedding, looking at so many suppliers including photographers and putting your trust in someone to capture your day perfectly! I get how important it is to get right!

My style of working on a wedding day is very relaxed, exactly as it should be! I like to let things unfold as natural and organically as they can. It’s your special day and I don’t want to be away from your guests for too long! We have maybe 30 minutes for your group pictures and about 20/30 minutes or so for some posed portraits of the two of you. That’s really it! For the rest of the day I will mingle and blend in amongst your guests, following the action as they explore the venue you have chosen, enjoying their drinks and catching up with old friends. I look out for unseen moments – laughter, glances, fun and character-filled shots, capturing your friends as you know them best! All of this helps tell a beautiful a story of your day.

You can download a mini pdf brochure here!

Take a look at some of the awesome weddings I’ve shot here

Let’s break the day down…


– Bride or Groom Preparations – Up to 2 hours – allowing time for me to get to the wedding venue (you can add a 2nd photographer to cover both sides of the preperations if you wish

– The wedding service (The really important bit)

– Formal groups shots (your parents want them!)

– Beautiful portraits of you both! (That’s why I’m here after all)

– Relaxed, creative, natural documentary styled images of you and your guests!

– The Speeches (All the laughs and all the tears)

– First dance and party time!


Of course this isn’t set in stone but it’s a nice guide to how the flow of a wedding day goes.

I’m sure you’ll have lots of questions when planning your wedding.

I’ve put together little FAQs page which answers most questions I receive. 


Like what you read and see? Check out my pricing page and if you want to check my availability drop me a message me below with as much detail as you can and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours (check your junk too just in case)

“Couldn’t have found a better photographer if we tried! Both of us feel awkward in front of a camera, however James made us feel at ease and still produced natural relaxed photographs for us. Would 100% recommend and will be booking again in the future!”