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Price from £295

Hello there, I am James, an -Insert three punchy adjectives- Wedding Photographer operating out of the West Midlands (but willing to travel).

COVID killed a lot of businesses in the Wedding Industry, not mine. I worked two frontline jobs (Food delivery and hospital cleaning) to make sure I could keep my business above water because this is what I love doing. My wedding photography is my life, it's my passion and the fact that my business is self-sustaining again fills my chest with pride. I spent so long working to make this dream a reality and I continue to work to make sure that every aspect of my business is bulletproof so that you, The customer, have the best possible experience from start to finish, Because as much as anybody thinks that hiring a Wedding Photographer is just about the photographs, I personally believe that you are paying for an experience which is why I pride myself on my outgoing personality, my appearance and bearing, my work ethic and my general attitude towards life.

Underpromise, Overdeliver, Sell your strengths. This may sound like a cliche but I prove time and time again that it is not, most professionals (And I am not throwing shade I just recognise where my strengths lie) will leave after your first dance, I do a minimum of 10 hours with my full-day and if there are still things to photograph then I am not finished.

I'm of the crowd that believes in doing my job in a suit, If you expect your guests to dress formally then do not expect anything less of your professionals, turning up to somebodies wedding in a polo t-shirt and cargo pants (I've seen t-shirt & jeans from a videographer I worked with in the past, no names) is just simply unacceptable. It wouldn't be acceptable for somebody who was there as a guest, let alone somebody you have paid and maybe it's my military background but I pride myself on being immaculately dressed all day, despite the fact that I will be running around and lugging loads of gear with me!

People say that I have an innate ability to blend in with the guests, This isn't because I am unassuming, it's because I am extroverted and I can get along with anybody. I love nothing more than laughing and joking with your guests during the day, whilst still being able to capture great candids, In fact, it makes my job easier because people become comfortable around me quite quickly, it is all part of the 'experience' I offer alongside your wedding photographs.

The average cost of a wedding photographer in the UK is £1590, I am routinely placed within a bracket of photographers who charge £1200-£1500 but I charge £795 for my full day. I do it because I love the challenge it brings, I love the people I meet, I love the energy and the vibe of a wedding day and I love the conversations and the banter I have with people, the money is secondary and as the old saying goes, if you love what you do you never work a day in your life.

I am still here running my business after the 18 months of COVID hardship, I worked hard to make sure I am still here so that I can do what I love. So that I can join you on your wedding day and give you the best possible experience.


I am Professionally Qualified, City & Guilds Accredited, and a qualified member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, I am also a registered professional with the Guild of Photographers.
I have over £10k in camera kit and equipment and a professional editing suite.
I am eager to get going again and you won't find many people with a hunger to be successful and to do a great job like mine.
I am a people person, I am confident and happy in large crowds, around new people and I have a natural ability to make people smile.
I served 12 years in the British Army, leaving with a conduct record of exemplary, this typically means I am on time every time, I am always immaculately presented and I will be good with your grandparents!

I hold the following qualifications in photography;

City&Guilds Accredited Programme workshop diploma in Wedding and Portrait Photography
City&Guilds Accredited Programme workshop diploma in Advanced Wedding and Portrait Photography
City&Guilds Accredited Programme workshop diploma in Digital Manipulation
NCON Level 3 Award in Photography Ofqual 600/9343/2
NCON Level 3 Award in Graphic Design (Pixel-Based Image Manipulation) Ofqual 500/8846/4
So get in touch, We can tailor make you a package or you can choose from one of my 'ready made' ones.

James Robinson - Adept Imagery

Services Offered

I cover a 75-mile radius from my front door (DY1) I will consider anything above that but there will be a surcharge for travel costs.

I offer Wedding Photography Packages from 2 hours up to a Full-day(10+ hours),

All packages include;

  • All images digitally enhanced and retouched.
  • All images uploaded to a secure online gallery.
  • Inclusive of travel costs.
  • A zoom/teams call or face-to-face consultation prior to your wedding.
  • Unlimited rebookings/postponements if you have to rebook due to COVID restrictions at no extra cost.
  • Secure your date for a £100 deposit with the remainder of the balance due 4 weeks before.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

My Micro Package (£295 - 2 hours) also includes all images on a personalised USB.

My Midway(6 hours - £595) & Full-Day(10+ hours - £795) Packages include all images on a personalised USB within a folio box which contains 5 of your favourite images from the day as 5x7" mounted prints.

My All-in package (£1295 -12+ hours) includes an engagement shoot & engagement shoot album/guest book, all Wedding images in a 20 spread 30x30 Album set (This comes with a USB) as well as 50 thank you cards.

Please get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever, You can choose one of my packages or we can tailor-make one for you,

Highlights

Services

Photography, albums, mini albums, digital album

Wedding Package

All images digitally enhanced and retouched. All images uploaded to a secure online gallery. Inclusive of travel costs. A zoom/teams call or face-to-face consultation prior to your wedding

Travel

Yes, 75 miles from DY1 Staffordshire Cheshire Worcestershire Gloucestershire Derby Notts Hereford Oxford Northants Leicestershire Warwickshire

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

I have worked with as little as 2 days notice because of COVID, I don't recommend it but it can be done, I am highly driven and we can work to your requirements

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

No travel costs for 75 miles from DY1 75-150 miles for travel costs of 50p per mile after 75 miles. 150+ miles for 50p per mile after 75 miles + accommodation costs (I'm ex-army so very basic)

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My style is very much candid and in the moment, I believe in letting your day unfold and capturing it naturally rather than bossing you about for the sake of my image portfolio

What kind of equipment do you use?

2x Nikon D810 in use, 1x D810 in reserve Tamron 24-70 G2, Tamron 70-200 G2 Nikon 50m 1.4 Sigma 85 1.4 DG HSM Art 4k Editing setup BenQ SW270 Various Failsafes

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, shootproof.com Galleries

What's the delivery time for photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

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

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Typically a full day for me is a full day, I have worked as long as 14 hours on a wedding day but I seriously begin to approach my physical limits by that point

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer Cash Card payment Cryptocurrency transfer

How do you work?

I work from the start of the day in a natural relaxed manner, Leaving when the work is complete not when an arbitrary timer runs out
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    Curtis & Sophie Wedding 25th Feb

    Can not fault this photographer, we actually changed photographer half way through planning for a better price. But price did not effect quality. So happy with the finished photos! Really good communication and professionalism. Particularly liked how laid back he is, and doesnt apply any pressure throughout the process. Definitely a perfectionist
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    Catherine C. Married on 12/11/2021
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    Catherine Cotton

    Absolutely amazing experience. James was very friendly and professional and fitted in with our guests perfectly and he managed to get some gorgeous photos!! Would absolutely recommend!!

    Adept Imagery's reply:

    Thank you Catherine, You both made my job super easy on the day and it really was a privilege to be a part of your day, I won't ever forget those Pokémon cupcakes!
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    Cerian F. Married on 22/10/2021
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    Friendly, accurate, flexible and dog friendly!

    James was brilliant on our day! Well actual two days (Covid Times!). He was great at getting the needed shots and positioning people when needed for group photos. In honestly, I hardly remember seeing him on the day, as he blended in the crowd and the photos we have are all natural and exactly what we wanted! We had dogs attend the day too, and he was great with capturing them and making a fuss of them! We honestly couldn't have chosen a more friendly photographer, who captured the day perfectly!

    Adept Imagery's reply:

    Thank you for your glowing review Cerian, Despite there being a 8760-hour break between your ceremony and your reception I think that we still did very well to capture the 'day'! I couldn't have asked for more with you and Nathan (And it was great to have such a cheeky spaniel running around too). It truly was a pleasure to be a part of your day and I wish you and Nathan the very best in your married life and all of your endeavors.

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