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Martin James Photography & Videography

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Martin James is a multi award winning photographer based in London, England. Martin has been a professional photographer for over a decade. His passion is his work, and that shows in all his photographs and celebrity commishions. Weddings are wonderful occasions, full of love, laughter, and tears of happiness. Martin strives to capture every precious moment possible with the aim of bringing you joy for many years to come.

Services Offer

Martin offers a range of packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets. Special engagement and short wedding packages are also available. Whatever your needs, Martin can’t wait to help you turn your wedding dreams into a reality.

Highlights

Services

Photography, video, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos, negative, blu-ray or DVD with all the photos, photobooth

Wedding Package

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

Travel

Yes, Europe, UAE & America

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside, Argyll, Bedfordshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Caerphilly, Caithness, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Central & Glasgow, Ceredigion, Cheshire, Co Antrim, Co Armagh, Co Down, Co Fermanagh, Co Londonderry, Co Tyrone, Conwy, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, Durham, East Central London, East London, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Fife & Angus, Flintshire, Fort William, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands, Inverness, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Skye, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Lothian & Borders, Merseyside, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Middlesex, Milford Haven, Monmouthshire, Moray & Banff, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, North London, North West London, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Perthshire, Powys, Ross-shire, Rutland, Sark, Shropshire, Somerset, South East London, South West London, South Yorkshire, Southern Isles, Staffordshire, Stirlingshire, Strathspey, Suffolk, Sutherland, Swansea, Torfaen, Tyne & Wear, Vale Of Glamorgan, Warwickshire, West Central London, West London, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Wrexham

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the charge for traveling?

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?

Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I’d like to say honest. Classy. Elegant. Most photos of my clients and the environment around them, depict a moment where emotion has peeked, & the walls that people put up have come down for moment

What kind of equipment do you use?

I'm a UK Canon Camera Ambassador, so I only use 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 photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

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?

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

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    Charlotte D. Married on 19/09/2020
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    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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    Jacqueline Married on 04/05/2019
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    A photographer that can put even the most self conscious person at ease

    Martin covered both photography & vdeography for our wedding on 4th May 2019. Neither my husband nor I are comfortable being in front of the camera and it’s impossible to get a photo of my husband without a silly look on his face...or so i thought. Martin can work miracles! He instantly put us both at ease and managed to capture so many beautiful natural, relaxed and fun photos of us and our guests. The videographer that worked alongside Martin was very polite and the video he created was just magical. We were so excited to receive our photos and video and at times they had both been so discreet that we had no idea what to expect or what had been captured. When our photos and video arrived we were both left speechless, they are works of art! They captured the day perfectly and have enabled us to relive each special moment. Our guests were so impressed that many have asked for their details so I’m sure we’ll see lots more of Martin James in the future.
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    Becky Married on 21/05/2016
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    Thank you!

    We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day. Martin was amazing from the first meeting we had and we felt he got to know us and understand the type of pictures we were after. On the day it was great to have you around, very calm, very funny and really put us at ease, all my guests commented on how lovely he was and we were both so pleased with our photos which we absolutely love. Can't reccommend highly enough and would absolutely use again, thanks v much!! Becky ??????????????
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    Jason Married on 02/04/2016
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    an absolute pleasure and amazing photographer

    It's hard to put into words how brilliant it was to have Martin as part of our special day. After getting to know us and discussing our day and what we had planned/created he captured the pure essence of our wedding. It was like having a friend with you the whole day. Since the wedding we have had so many guests say how brilliant, fun and engaging he was on the day. He made my husband and myself so comfortable the entire time. He was calm and very much in control of the whole thing. We couldn't have asked for a better outcome with the pictures and every time we look back at them we really do re-live the best day of our lives. He is a credit to the photography world and anyone who uses him for their big day will definitely not be dissapointed. Martin i cannot thank you enough.
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    Natalia Married on 06/12/2015
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    Thank you so so much!

    Martin photographed our wedding day in November 2014 and captured it perfectly. Looking back through our photos we re-live the amazing day it was - with little detail shots we would not have remembered and action shots of us and our guests enjoying the day. They worked really well together during our Bride/Groom photoshoot and we have received many compliments to those images. When you get married you want the best photographers there to capture the day with you and your guests- and Martin did that and much more! Thank You! X
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    Leslie Married on 11/04/2015
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    Simple, Elegant & Affordable is what we wanted. Charming & Impeccably talented was Martin's added bonus.

    I'm from NY but my husband is British so this was a semi-destination wedding with the added stress of:
    1) being an Indian wedding - so many days and events and I'm not Indian.
    2) We live in NY, and our London Indian wedding was our 2nd wedding for His side, 2 weeks after our NY one.
    3) I had 1 week to book all the vendors while I was in London on holiday for another wedding, 7 months before our date.

    We had a lot on our plate and very little time.
    I scoped this site and many others + recommendations and looking back... Martin saved us a load of time.
    He contacted us IMMEDIATELY. We didn't have time to meet him for a coffee which is what he normally does so I just peeked at his portfolio via his website and here. We had a skype date and his charm shines through even my laptop. We loved him.

    He worked with us in regards to timing, dates and our budget since everything was up in the air at that point. He understood that we were going to be far away while communicating and he was just EASY. He made our wedding!

    I see the photos and I smile at the reactions he caught, the colours and the details, that he cared enough to notice and capture for our memories.

    I wish I booked him for my NY wedding. My photographer here was no where near his caliber, or commitment to our wedding day. He loves what he does, you can see it.... even through his lens.

    Thank you Martin. It was such a pleasure to finally meet you on the day of the Vidhi and we will always recommend you where ever we are.

    Les & Kan
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    Melissa Married on 09/08/2014
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    Phenomenal

    I can't recommend Martin and Kerry enough, they were absolutely fantastic in more ways than one. They go above and beyond what you would expect, including really little things like shutting all the windows and locking the door for me. They were absolutely fantastic with the children and imediately got them engaged for the photos. They take the time to get to know before your big day so you feel totally at ease with the camera which comes out in the photos.
    They are really lovely and friendly and all my family adored them and felt comfortable with them. We have just viewed our pictures and they are stunning more than we could have wished for and it has brought back all the happy memories of our day. Thank you to you both, although thank you doesn't seem enough.
    I can't recommend them enough.

    Martin James Photography & Videography's reply:

    What can we say, it was an absolute pleasure we both really enjoyed the whole day and can't wait to catch up soon of a few glasses of wine (well Kerry will be, I'll be driving).
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    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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    A Professional Photographer with a Great Eye!

    I had the pleasure of working with Martin as my photographer for my wedding last July. As a Corporate and Social Event Planner recently at a 5 Star, 5 Diamond Resort on the infamous Las Vegas Strip, where I executed events upwards of 1200 attendees and now working in Downtown Manhattan, I have worked with my fair share of photographers and videographers.

    Martin and his team onsite were amazing to work with, great sense of humor with dealing with multiple guests that all had their own vision of how pictures should be taken, and getting the shots that I wanted. During the planning phase I sent him a mood board of the type of photos that I was drawn to, as I liked the look of both action shots as well as a more editorial and stylized shoot. He was great in translating what I wanted into real life and his pictures exceeded my expectations.

    His website to access our pictures was very easy for anyone to navigate and provided us multiple options of downloading the images, photo printing and even printing images on items like a coffee cup!

    Martin is transparent, funny and is truly a professional that will get the job done and respects your timeline of events happening throughout the day. If he lived in NYC, I would refer all of my clients to him and he would be my preferred vendor of all photography and videography period! Job well done!
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    One in a billion!

    Martin, I have no words! OMG! We are so buzzing right now! So so so happy with our wedding photographs. We could never have even dreamed that they would turn out so fab! They are literally amazing! You captured every moment of the day so well. We are so happy that you were our wedding photographer as you were so easy & lovely to work with & the pictures speak for themselves. You are a very talented man indeed! We have literally spent the last week going over & over them again with family & friends & everyone loves them! We laughed, cried & laughed some more so a heartfelt thank you for that too.
    One million billion thank you,
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    Martin was clearly born to be a wedding photographer.

    Marc and I am shattered. We sat up til 1 oclock this morning going through all the photos from our Christmas Wedding. It really was like reliving the day all over again.

    Thank you soo much Martin they are amazing. You don't realise how much you actually miss out on at your own wedding until you see all the different pics that you have managed to capture.

    We honestly had goosebumps going through them all last night. You have managed to capture some very special memories not just for us but for lots of our guests also. Think you managed to get a few more tears from our mums and dads too last night when we sent it on to them so as you say.... your work here is done.
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    We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

    We are so pleased we chose Martin to be our wedding photographer. We threw ourselves into making our a wedding day really special and personal to us; Martin completely understood this and captured it perfectly, completely exceeding our expectations. The pre-wedding photo-shoot was a brilliant way of getting to know Martin – so when he arrived at our cottages to capture the ‘getting ready’ moments it was just like having another friend to hang out with and this continued throughout the day! It was also very helpful in terms of feeling relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera so that on the wedding day we could get quickly some beautiful shots of just the two of us that look like something out of a magazine. Martin was so polite and friendly and we loved that he made the whole photography experience good fun. We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding photos; Martin beautifully captured all the emotions of the day, the beauty of the landscape and architecture where we had the wedding and all the little details that made it personal to us. The reportage pictures of us and our guests are fabulous – some very funny as well as moving shots. Every time we look through the photos (and that has been a lot – they are awesome!) we spot something new: an expression, a signpost, a stolen moment – they really tell the story of the day in the best way possible. Martin provided an excellent service from start to finish and on the wedding day many of our guests commented on what an amazing job he was doing and how he clearly enjoyed photographing the day. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for an incredibly talented, imaginative and personable wedding photographer.
    -Tessa
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    Martin is a true professional

    After a recommendation from a friend we arranged a meeting with Martin and within the first 5 minutes of meeting Martin we knew that he was the right man to take our wedding photographs. From start to finish from the pre wedding shoot to church and then the venue, Martin made the whole experience fun and enjoyable, always making people smile and always striving for that perfect photograph. So many people at the wedding made comments about Martin on how much of a great photographer he was and how he had a great personality and sense of humour. Martin is not just a photographer to us anymore, he is now our friend and any future events christenings, birthdays or even just family photos we will be hiring him. Martin is a true professional but above all he is a true gentleman. Thanks for everything.
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    Easy going and supportive throughout

    Thank you so much for doing a beautiful ‘job’ at our wedding Martin. You managed to capture some amazing moments which will allow us to hold on to those very special memories in a colourful and vivid way. We certainly didn’t realise what a huge process this ‘photographing your wedding’ business was and we – more than anything – appreciate so much your patience and flexibility. You were funny, easy going and supportive throughout and that meant the world to us. thanks again.
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    Martin is professional, creative and a lovely addition to any wedding.

    Martin felt like a friend we’d known for years and was always quick to reply to emails which was so important to us planning our wedding from abroad. Martin is professional, creative and a lovely addition to any wedding. We wanted everyone to feel comfortable being around a camera on the day so didn’t spend too much time doing the traditional line-ups and instead asked Martin to spend more time catching people enjoying the day together, which worked hand in hand with his ‘candid-capture’ way of working!

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