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On since 2024

Last update: May 2024

Hello, My name is Carl James i am a wedding Photography based in Derbshire in the Midlands. My journey in the industry began with landscape photography and has since extended to the world of weddings. Two of my proudest moments in photography, firstly, was when i first had my work published and the second, when i said yes to my first wedding, since then i have been hooked. The raw emotion, romance, and theatrics of this momentous occasion really drew me to this style of photography. I offer hybrid shooting so i shoot Photo and Video. Nothing captures your day like a video to music.

Services Offered

Since my first wedding i have fallen head over heels for wedding photography and i take pride in photographing couples who match my energy and being head over heels for each other. Capturing the candid and unscripted moments is at the heart of my carefully perfected craft. I understands that formal posed pictures can be daunting for most and i lean into this by favouring a candid approach. Hybrid shooting is the method i go by, meaning i will alternate between videography and photography throughout the day.

I do offer buy now, pay later with Klarna options, which is extra handy if you are booking me last minute

Please reach out for more information or if you have any questions.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Mini albums
High resolution photos
Other (All images and Videos are delivered on a personalised USB. All images are delivered high-res because I tend to let my couples do there own wedding books mainly because its a lot cheaper for them)

What does the wedding package include?

Photography & Video This is the hybrid package and our most popular. This caters to all your photography and video needs. This includes everything from getting ready right through in to the reception

How far in advance should I contact you?

You can contact me anytime however closer to your wedding date runs the risk of me being unavailable on that date

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, the entire UK. I also cater to bespoke destination weddings around the world

What is the charge for travelling?

This depends on a number of factors. However in most cases if its within the UK, i will not charge a fee

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

i aim to make my couples feel relaxed as possible. If it doesn't feel natural to you then io wouldn't make you do it. I am not one of these photographers who would have you standing back to back haha

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use 2 Sony mirrorless cameras, mainly using 3 prime lenses 35mm, 85mm and a 100mm macro

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?


What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


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


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


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

I don't tend to charge for any extra hours, Weddings are expensive enough without me adding even more to that fee

What are the forms of payment?

Cash or Bank Transfer

How do you work?

I like to shoot Candid, with a fly on the wall approach. However i will help guide you if i think it will make a stunning photo
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Reviews for Carl James Photography

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Latest reviews

Keith M. Sent on 28/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mr&mrs Mckevit

I found Carl to be the ultimate professional, nothing was to much, his mixing with guests, the natural pictures that he managed to take, his directional skills and his attention to detail where second to none. The package we received was well worth what we spent and would highly recommend Carl James Photography
Shaney A. Sent on 11/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional photographer

Carl can cater to all needs. He goes above and beyond. He not only takes the most incredible photos that we love and will cherish all our life’s (thank you so much❤️) he is a professional and worked with us and our surroundings to create the most exceptional photo ideas.
Beth W. Sent on 04/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding 🤩

To be honest, I don’t think there are enough words I could use to say how immensely fantastic Carl was, he listened to everything! He knew exactly what we wanted and the style we would love. Carl is by no means your average photographer, the fact he stayed until the very end of the wedding proves how much he dedicates his passion into making things absolutely perfect! The vibe he bought to the day was incredible and all of our guests commented on how lovely he was. Nothing was too big or small to ask. I would recommend Carl over and over again to all future couples! He blew us away, and every time I look at my photos I am reminded of it. I can not wait to see the video, because if they are anything like the photos then my breath will be taken away all over again!!
Jack H. Sent on 22/05/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Kieran and Alice’s wedding

Carl came to the hotel to meet myself the groom and groomsmen and from start to the very end of the day he was spot on such a kind man and from the few photos I’ve seen already he’s cracking at his job
Elizabeth B. Sent on 22/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating


Carl was absolutely amazing, he was so friendly and interacted with everyone. His ideas for how some of the pictures were taken was genius. I can not rate him high enough!
Emma O. Sent on 27/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Not just a photographer. Carl goes above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect from start to finish.

Carl helped us so much from the very beginning of planning our wedding. He was not only our photographer but wedding organiser, master of ceremonies, runner and chauffeur (because it threw it down!!)
He gave us a bespoke service which took so much pressure off us from the start. Our photos and videos are so beautiful and he ensured that we captured everything that personally meant so much to us and our family.
Charlotte Sent on 27/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond!

We really couldn't of been happier with Carl. Right from the start he was a pleasure to be around. His communication was excellent, his knowledge of weddings and the industry really helped us with quite alot on our list. His style of photography wasn't intrusive, he captured photos that were so beautiful we hung them on our wall.

ALSO i think its worth a mention, what I loved about Carl, he didn't put a premium on anything. He does all extras at cost price. Quoting him from our meeting "weddings are expensive enough without me adding unreasonable costs"
Fantastic bloke, and a fantastic photographer

Thank you so much
Chloe G. Sent on 27/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Couldn't have dreamed of more 😍

Me and my partner Dylan were so nervous about the formals, however Carl made us feel so at ease. He kept us moving, nothing too staged and kept our focus on each other. He is so easy going and has great communication skills. He sees things before it even happens and doesn't stop all day. 5 stars from us. Thank you for making our day so special, and giving us memories we can cherish forever
Tania M. Sent on 12/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fun, Unique and Memorable

Carl is just one of those people you meet and remember. He is so much fun to work with and a lovely person. No matter how stressed, Carl always has a happy demeanor and enthusiasm. Everything is possible, and he comes up with great ideas that are executed with precision. He is everything in one. His photography, videography, and storytelling are unique, and he takes time. He has a fine eye for detail, and editing and combining his videos, searching for the right music, and capturing all those precious moments are his thing. I cannot recommend Carl enough. You will not be disappointed and will have great memories lasting you a lifetime. I have used Carl for many projects because once he starts, you realize there might be many other possibilities, especially with his can-do attitude.
David Sent on 11/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best (looking) in the business.

What can i say, other than my new husband wanting to leave me for this hunk, Carl was outstanding, he accommodated all of our special needs with no issue.

All of the photos produced will stand the test of time and we couldn’t be happier. He even helped my aging grandma up to dance. He went above and beyond and i’ll recommend him to anyone.
Katherine H. Sent on 14/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the most fabulous photographer

Carl wanted to make sure he captured everything we wanted from our day and before the day was forthcoming with ideas that sounded lovely, he was super accommodating. When the day came nerves were everywhere and I didn’t even notice the camera, he kind of merged in the background but yet made you laugh along the way, he captured moments I didn’t even know he had, me and my partner hate photoshoots etc but he made the photos fun, he’s a great guy with a great sense of humour and that couldn’t of helped more when we felt so nervous. The end product was out of this world we couldn’t of asked for more he delivered way more than we expected. I can not recommend him enough. I would never recommend any one else! Thanks Carl ❤️
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Carl James Photography Real Weddings

Sam & Charlotte
64 photos · 26/11/2023
Gareth & Emma
52 photos · 14/07/2023



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