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Last update: July 2024

Martin James Photography & Videography, nestled in the vibrant heart of London, England, is a proud recipient of multiple awards. Known far and wide for his exceptional wedding photography training courses, Martin James pours his unwavering passion into every frame, creating a diverse portfolio that spans commercial assignments across the globe. Weddings, those magical celebrations filled with love, laughter, and the occasional happy tear, hold a special place in Martin’s heart. His mission? To capture each precious moment, ensuring your memories bring joy for years to come.

Services Offered: Martin offers a variety of packages designed to fit different needs and budgets. From grand weddings to intimate elopements, he has you covered. Additionally, he provides specialised engagement sessions and even “micro-wedding” packages for those who prefer a more abbreviated celebration. No matter what your vision entails, Martin is excited to transform your wedding dreams into a breathtaking reality.

In short, if you want a wedding album that’s less “Pinterest fail” and more “timeless masterpiece,” Martin James is your guy. He’ll make sure your big day is captured with all the grace, charm, and humor it deserves. And yes, he promises not to photobomb the cake cutting.

  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Negatives
Blu-ray or DVD with all the photos
Photocall
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

For more detailed information on all my packages I offer, or help with creating a bespoke package please contact me via hello@martin-james.co.uk or +44 (0)345 463 2636

How far in advance should I contact you?

On average, couples contact me around 12-24 months in advance of the wedding, I would hate to turn you down because I'm already booked on your date

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, europe, UAE & America

What is the charge for travelling?

For more detailed information on all my travel prices please contact me via hello@martin-james.co.uk or +44 (0)345 463 2636

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I believe in the timeless beauty of classic wedding photography. I use traditional techniques to capture the essential shots, such as formal portraits and group photos

What kind of equipment do you use?

I'm a UK Canon Camera Ambassador, so I only use the latest Canon products

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, we use an online private gallery for the Bride & Groom to view and download all their photos

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

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

Team of Professionals

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?

For more detailed information on packages and prices please contact me via hello@martin-james.co.uk or +44 (0)345 463 2636

What are the forms of payment?

I offer a variety of payments to suit all my clients wants and needs. For more detailed information on your payment options please contact me via hello@martin-james.co.uk or +44 (0)345 463 2636

How do you work?

Flat-out, and very discrete unless the moment calls for me to be noticed

Served in

Cambridgeshire, East London, Essex and Suffolk

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Reviews for Martin James Photography & Videography

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Mohammed Sent on 29/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Martin, your stunning photography is breathtaking!

Martin, your stunning photography is breathtaking! So many family and friends keep saying how they’re the most beautiful photos they have ever seen and what a pleasure you were to be around, all everybody wanted to do was buy you a drink! You have captured our perfect day for us to relive forever. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us, from keeping me calm at that ‘get the frock on’ stage, your invisible presence at the Church, the easy breezy formals to the extra special shoot at the Priory. Thank you.
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Abbie L. Sent on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

5 *Quality and Service

We had Martin for our Photography and Drew for our Videography. They were both professional and easy to get a long with and really nice guys. We had such a laugh on our wedding day and to be fair most of the time I didn't even know they were there. Our photos arrived via email a week after our wedding and we love them. The quality is amazing and I like the way they are different and quirky for some of the pics.

I highly recommend Martin if you are looking for amazing photos. 5* rating from me. 😁
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Kelly N. Sent on 07/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Choice

Martin was an exceptional choice for our wedding day. Martin's professionalism and warm personality immediately put us at ease. He has a unique ability to capture candid and heartfelt moments, making our photos genuinely reflect the joy and essence of our celebration. The quality of his work is outstanding, blending artistic flair with intimate storytelling. His dedication to capturing our vision was evident, resulting in a beautiful album that perfectly combines traditional and contemporary styles. For anyone seeking a photographer who can truly encapsulate the spirit of their special day, Martin James Photography comes highly recommended.
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Josh Sent on 07/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing ability to connect with people!

Having Martin James as the photographer for our family's wedding was an incredible experience that surpassed every expectation. From our very first meeting through to the moment we received our beautifully crafted wedding album, Martin's approach was infused with a level of professionalism, sensitivity, and enthusiasm that truly set him apart.

Martin took the time to understand the unique cultural aspects and traditions of our Asian family. He showed great respect and curiosity towards our customs, ensuring that his photography would authentically reflect the essence and vibrancy of our celebrations. His ability to connect with our family members, putting them at ease, and his knack for capturing the subtle nuances of our traditions were nothing short of remarkable.

The quality of Martin's photography is unparalleled. Each photo tells a story, capturing the rich emotions and colorful moments with elegance and flair. His meticulous attention to detail, combined with his artistic vision, resulted in a collection of images that beautifully commemorated our day.

What really made Martin stand out was his extraordinary commitment to providing a tailored service. He was flexible, always available to answer our questions, and genuinely committed to capturing our wedding in a way that resonated with our cultural values. The delivery of our wedding album was the cherry on top—a breathtaking ensemble of memories, presented in a way that far exceeded our expectations.

In essence, Martin James offers a service that is not only of exceptional quality but also deeply respectful and understanding of cultural nuances. For any Asian family looking for a wedding photographer who will honor and beautifully capture the essence of their traditions, Martin James is an impeccable choice. We wholeheartedly recommend him for his outstanding work and the personalised experience he provides.
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Malcolm Sent on 07/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Professionalism and zeal for his craft was unmistakable.

Opting for Martin James as the photographer for our wedding turned out to be an astute choice. Right from the get-go to the moment we had our splendid wedding album in hand, Martin's blend of professionalism and zeal for his craft was unmistakable. He genuinely took the time to grasp what we were envisioning, contributing his seasoned insights and seamlessly integrating into the fabric of our day to catch those fleeting, genuine moments without ever feeling intrusive.

Martin's work is simply breathtaking. Each photograph not only captures the moment but does so with an authenticity and beauty that's striking. His meticulous eye for detail, whether in framing, lighting, or editing, showcases not just a technical prowess but a heartfelt dedication to his art.

But what truly distinguishes Martin is his unwavering commitment to his clients. Always approachable, accommodating, and eager to go the extra mile, he ensured our complete satisfaction at every turn. The wedding album, a masterpiece in itself, arrived as a testament to his painstaking effort and is something we'll treasure forever.

To put it succinctly, Martin James doesn’t just photograph your wedding; he encapsulates the very essence of it in a service that's as comprehensive as it is exceptional. For any couple in search of a photographer who truly stands apart, we couldn’t recommend Martin more highly.
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Connie Sent on 07/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Martin was incredibly approachable and attentive to our vision

Choosing Martin James as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our special day. From our initial consultation to the final delivery of our stunning wedding album, Martin's professionalism, creativity, and passion for photography were evident in every interaction. The expansion of his business to Dubai is no surprise!

From the start, Martin was incredibly approachable and attentive to our vision. He took the time to understand our personalities and preferences, ensuring that his photography style aligned perfectly with our expectations. His experience and expertise shone through as he provided valuable insights and suggestions that greatly enhanced our wedding day plans.

On the day of the wedding, Martin's presence was both reassuring and unobtrusive. He has a remarkable ability to capture the most candid and genuine moments without ever disrupting the natural flow of the day. His calm and positive demeanor put everyone at ease, allowing us to truly be ourselves in front of the camera.

The quality of Martin's work is simply outstanding. Each photograph is a work of art, capturing the essence and emotion of the moment in a way that is both beautiful and authentic. His attention to detail is impeccable, from the composition and lighting to the post-processing of the images. It's clear that Martin not only has a keen eye for photography but also pours his heart into his work.

What sets Martin apart, however, is his exceptional service throughout the entire process. He was always responsive, accommodating, and went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy with every aspect of his service. The delivery of our wedding album was a testament to his dedication; it was beautifully presented, and the quality exceeded our expectations. The album will undoubtedly be a cherished keepsake for years to come.

In summary, Martin James is an extraordinary photographer whose services from start to finish are nothing short of amazing. His talent, coupled with his dedication to his clients, makes him an invaluable addition to any wedding. We are incredibly grateful to have had Martin capture our day and would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a wedding photographer who truly stands out from the rest.
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Hannah K. Sent on 07/04/2024
2.6 out of 5 rating

Poor communication post-wedding, never received our wedding album

We used Martin James as our wedding photographers and videographers in May 2023 - Martin and his team were very friendly and professional on the day. Martin was also very friendly for our engagement shoot and in our video call prior to the wedding.

Unfortunately a few things happened after our wedding which let the service down:
- Some of our main family photos that we had asked for prior to our wedding day, not everyone was looking at the camera in the photo/ blinking. We had asked if two photos could be merged together (along with a couple of other small touch ups) and were told by Martin's admin Kenneth it would cost £300 extra to do this. Instead we got a free photoshop trial and fixed this ourselves in less than an hour. It would have been nice for the professionals to have helped with this with a more reflective price of how much time it would've taken them to fix.
- All communication with Kenneth (99% of our communication was through him) was painfully slow, he did not answer all our questions and we had to keep repeating ourselves in follow-up emails.
- We had to keep chasing when we were going to get our wedding album and were assured this would be ready for delivery in 'early 2024' - from December onwards our emails got ignored.
-After being ignored for weeks in a row, in February we CC'd multiple people in (we were never able to get hold of anyone on their contact number on the emails), Kenneth advised us that they've relocated to Dubai, their previous wedding album supplier is no longer available so they were refunding our wedding album order.
- We waited over 9 months for a wedding album, if we hadn't repeatedly chased this we doubt we would have heard back.

For such a special and important day to us it was really disappointing that they were unable to fulfil their commitments - had they been more responsive to emails we feel we would have got our wedding album in time.

Update 29/4/24

We reached out to Martin James to discuss our free wedding album - over the past 3 weeks we’ve sent 4 emails on 2 different accounts but have had no reply.

We had already selected our photos and details for our wedding album months ago so we are not sure why they needed us to reach out to them, they could have made our album based on our previous information.

We managed to communicate with them since March 2022 and this is the first time we’ve been told our emails have gone to spam.

We have also not received any 'gifts' that Kenneth had mentioned in his response.
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Laura Sent on 19/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Martin James - Our Wedding Photographer Extraordinaire

Our wedding day was an unforgettable whirlwind of emotions, laughter, and love, and amidst all the joy, one individual stood out as a beacon of professionalism and talent: Martin James, our remarkable wedding photographer. From the moment we first met Martin, his passion for his craft was palpable. His years of experience shone through as he effortlessly guided us through the process, alleviating any pre-wedding jitters and instilling confidence in his ability to capture our special day perfectly. On the day itself, Martin seamlessly blended into the background, yet his presence was felt in every moment. His keen eye for detail ensured that no precious memory went undocumented. Whether it was a stolen glance between us, a heartfelt embrace with loved ones, or the intricate details of our venue, Martin was there, preserving each moment with an artistry that was truly unmatched. What truly sets Martin apart, however, is his ability to not only capture images but to evoke emotion through his work. As we flicked through our wedding album for the first time, we were transported back to each moment, reliving the laughter, the tears, and the overwhelming sense of love that filled the air. It was as if Martin had somehow managed to encapsulate the very essence of our day within each photograph.

Furthermore, Martin's expertise extended far beyond simply taking pictures. His years of experience in the industry were evident as he effortlessly navigated the intricacies of our venue, ensuring that every shot was perfectly composed and beautifully lit. His calm demeanor and professionalism were a true asset, helping to keep things running smoothly and ensuring that we were able to enjoy every moment without worry.

In the weeks following our wedding, as we shared our photos with friends and family, the response was unanimous: Martin's work was simply stunning. Each image was a work of art in its own right, a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft.

In conclusion, we cannot recommend Martin James highly enough. His passion, professionalism, and unparalleled skill as a photographer made our wedding day truly unforgettable, and we will be forever grateful for the stunning images that will allow us to relive those precious moments for years to come. If you're searching for a wedding photographer who will go above and beyond to capture the magic of your special day, look no further than Martin James.
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Jacob Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Forever grateful to Martin

Martin James. From the moment we met him, we knew we had made the right choice. One of the things that stood out most about Martin was his professionalism and calming presence. The final result was beyond our expectations. We are forever grateful to Martin for giving us the gift of beautiful, lasting memories of our wedding day.
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Gabby Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Passion for his craft, and attention to detail

We couldn't have been more thrilled with the incredible work of Martin James as our wedding photographer. From the moment we first met him, we knew we had made the right choice. Martin's professionalism, passion for his craft, and attention to detail were truly exceptional.

On our big day, Martin went above and beyond to capture every precious moment. His ability to blend into the background and capture candid shots was remarkable. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, and it truly showed in the stunning photographs he produced.

Not only is Martin a gifted photographer, but he is also a wonderful person to work with. His calm, funny, handsome and friendly putting us at ease throughout the entire process, from our initial consultation to the delivery of our photos. He was responsive to our ideas and requests while also bringing his artistic vision to the table.

We can't thank Martin James enough for his incredible work. He has given us beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who will capture the essence of your special day with creativity and skill, look no further than Martin James. He is truly a gem in the world of wedding photography, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in search of a talented and dedicated photographer.

Thank you, Martin, for helping us relive our wedding day through your lens. Your work is simply extraordinary, and we are forever grateful for the cherished memories you have provided us.
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Mark M. Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Worth Every Single Pennie!

Martin is an amazing photographer, he got to know us before our wedding so we felt really comfortable with him on the day. On the morning of our wedding he took some stunning pictures without us really knowing he was there. He also gave us lots of advice on timings before the day and also on the morning of the wedding with regard to what order to get ready and when to be ready for whereas our venue were pretty useless at that sort of thing. Martin knew we were going on honeymoon for 3 weeks the week after our wedding so he made the effort to have all our photos edited and back to us digitally before we went. Since our wedding I have recommended Martin to 3 friends who are currently planning weddings as we have so much faith and confidence in him and were so pleased with our choice of photography from both a personal and professional point of view.
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Sealey Sent on 29/06/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Truly Amazed by our Wedding Photos

Thank to Martin and his team. We are truly amazed by our wedding photos. The photos are absolutely beautiful, you managed to capture our special day moment by moment. Every time we look at the images we are reminded of the emotion, the laughs and fun of the day.
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Roberts Sent on 29/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Oh my word!

Oh my word! Thank you so much for the most amazing photos. I cannot stop looking at them. You must be a wizard or something, because everything looks truly Amazing! Some photos have made me cry, and some have made me laugh out loud. Absolutely wonderful. We cannot thank you enough. Rest assured you will come exceptionally highly recommended to anyone I know. Once again, thank you for your talent and hard work.”
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Charlotte D. Sent on 31/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Pandemic Pictures

We cannot thank Martin enough! We were nervous trying to find a wedding photographer, especially during Covid, but we couldn’t have been happier with Martin. He made us and all our guests feel comfortable and made it all seem effortless even with all the extra restrictions in place. We absolutely love all our photos, they are not only amazing quality but they really captured the feel of the day (masks and all) and we can’t stop looking through them! We would 100% recommend Martin to anyone who is looking for a great wedding photographer!
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Walther Sent on 14/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding photographer

Martin made a potentially stressful day extremely enjoyable and fun! The shoots were handled very well and in a humorisetic way, and the photos he captured are of an amazing quality. Could 100% recommend him!
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