Firstly, many congratulations!
You and your partner are soon going to enjoy one of the happiest and most memorable days of your lives.
Capturing memories of your special day in an authentic and natural way would be my absolute privilege.
I am a documentary wedding photographer, which means you’ll have a treasure trove of images full of real, human emotion, un-posed joy, laughter, silliness, and whatever else you and your guests bring!
Every wedding I do is bespoke - my goal is to tell your love story with pictures! If that means you’d like a striking portrait to hang on the wall, then let me find the best light and you just be you!
Since no two couples, and therefore no two love stories, are the same, I love seeing how you design the day so it’s really you. I’ll make sure all the details are documented so you can laugh one day about how stressful it was picking centre pieces, all the important people that came to support you, and that look you gave your husband when he gushed over you in his speech.
I only take on a limited number of weddings a year so I can find out what’s important to you and give you the best service I possibly can. I will visit the venue at least once before the big day and would love to chat with you in person or over the phone as much as you would like so I get to know you in advance so I’m best placed to bring out your best side on the day.
On the day
Whether I’m capturing those fun and nervous moments whilst you get ready, or I’m meeting you at the ceremony, I’ll be there early and I won’t leave until it’s time to put the camera down.
I’m often told how I blend in so well guests will think we’ve been friends for years! This, with my warm and friendly nature, allows you and your guests to feel comfortable and happy in front of the camera. It's a characteristic that I'm very proud of and results in authentic, not staged photos!
After the day
I know from experience that you’ll want your first image out to the World to be a good one, not someone’s blurry iPhone picture, so the very next day, I will send you a stand-out image, fully edited, which you can then share on Socials yourself.
Within 4 weeks of the wedding day (usually sooner), I will provide all edited, high resolution images to you via a secure online gallery. You can then share this with friends and family, order professionally printed images, and start picking your favourites for a personalised quick access ‘app’ I will send you.
I think there’s something really nostalgic and tactile about having a physical wedding album, and I love designing them. I have designed everything from the traditional, hand-bound fine art album to a modern, magazine style coffee table album. Albums are optional but if you would like one or even duplicates (they make great presents for parents), I will discuss options with you once you have seen the images.
To have an initial chat about your wedding photography, and to check my availability, click contact me and I’ll be in touch soon.Contact Me
A few kind words:
"James was superb, he got the right balance of taking enough photos but equally not in our face and taking up too much time. Very chilled and calm photographer and we had some amazing photos from our wedding last years. Highly recommend James Croft Images! Great work...."
"I cannot recommend James enough ! My self and my now husband Arthur enjoyed every moment of our Christmas wedding captured by James, your attention to detail and your ability to make it full of fun and laughter just put us both at ease.. From helping carrying my dress across the mud and nearly slipping down box hill making sure you got the best shots we can’t thank you enough. Mr & Mrs Gaff"
"We honestly would recommend James to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! We are so over the moon with our photos, but not only that, he has been amazing the whole way through. Always got back to us quickly, helped us out with suggestions and was so much fun to have around on our special day!! James made our day perfect and captured memories we will treasure forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!"
"I just wanted say a huge thank you for making our day so special. Our photos are fantastic! We love looking through them and reliving it all over again. We really appreciate all the hard work you put into our day. You're an amazing photographer, thank you."
"James was the photographer at my wedding last year, and was a professional from start to finish. His organisation on the day, and the range and different style of photographs he took at the event during the wedding service, and the reception after were spectacular, and helped us capture the full enjoyment of our day and that of our guests. I would highly recommend his services"