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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Let out the weird, wonderful and wild side of your love with Eyes Closed Head First. We treat each wedding with the passion and excitement it deserves, making sure to capture the real atmosphere of the event. Enjoy documentary-style candids throughout the day and a short session of easy, fun and romantic couple鈥檚 photos.

Services Offered

James offers a range of customizable wedding photography packages to fit your unique needs and budget. With the basic package, you'll receive six hours of coverage and 250+ stunning images in a secure online gallery. But why stop there? Add-ons like an engagement session, additional wedding day coverage, and gorgeous albums are also available to help you remember every moment of your special day.

James prides himself on creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere during your photography sessions. He wants you to have a great time and feel comfortable in front of the camera, resulting in photos that truly capture your unique love story.

So what are you waiting for? Let's create something unforgettable together.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Here's what is included in my most popular package. Anchor's Aweigh - 拢1600, pre-wedding consultation, 10 hours of photo coverage, secure and shareable online photo gallery, 拢100 print voucher

How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner the better! I have bookings as far as two years out already so make sure to get in touch as soon as you have a date!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, brighton, London and surrounding area, will travel to anywhere in UK

What is the charge for travelling?

No charge for mainland United Kingdom

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I love photographing weddings, and have a relaxed and friendly manner that helps me blend in to your special day, leaving you with honest, authentic images of your beautiful wedding

What kind of equipment do you use?

I am set up with multiple modern mirrorless cameras allowing for beautiful high definition images in any situation or lighting. I also use some on-camera flash for those late-night party photos

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, i use an online gallery tool to allow sharing of your image with friends and family. This is included in the cost of your package

What's the delivery time for a 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?

I charge a flat rate of 拢100 per hour for additional coverage if required

What are the forms of payment?

I accept all debit and credit cards, and payment can be broken up into several payments to suit any budget

How do you work?

I don鈥檛 like to overly pose my couples, rather I help you see your own natural chemistry in front of the camera. This leads to timeless photos of your beautiful wedding day

Served in

East London, East Sussex and Kent

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Kristina Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST man for the job!!!

James is absolutely fantastic and Josh and I are both so so happy that we booked him for our wedding. Throughout the whole process James has been amazing. We booked him around 9 months before, and he was on hand throughout to answer any and every question we had. On the day James was punctual and went above and beyond - even staying later than agreed to make sure all aspects of our wedding were captured. Within two days of us getting married he sent us over a few sneak peak pictures and which look incredible!!! We can鈥檛 wait to see the final results. I will be recommending James to everyone!
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Alenka C. Sent on 31/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect experience!

Totally satisfied! We hired James for our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer! He was first of all very friendly and made us at ease immediately, I undestood I could trust him for a good experience right away! During the ceremony and party he took a lot of different shots of the most crucial moments so we can really see the story of the day coming through the photos. He is very creative as well so we had a lot of fun taking the shots and we ended up with many personalised, special pictures. I was happy that when we requested a specific background or pose he was more than happy to take the pictures as we liked them. Our expectations were satisfied as the photos look just amazing, the quality and colours are superb, the majority of them have a very natural feeling as we wanted. I can only highly recommend James for weddings, but I believe he would know to capture good memories in any sort of event!
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Philippa G. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Captured our Special Day Perfectly

James was nothing short of spectacular on our special day. From his professionalism to his artistic eye for capturing the most touching moments, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. The photos are not just beautiful, but each tells a vivid story, full of emotion and heart. He managed to encapsulate the joy, the love, and even the little candid moments that make a wedding day special. The quality of work and the timely delivery of our stunning album exceeded all expectations. We wholeheartedly recommend James for anyone looking to beautifully preserve the most precious memories from their big day.
Danielle
Danielle H. Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

James was the most incredible photographer at our wedding. He is just the most lovely person and his communication before, during and after the event was excellent. His photos are breathtaking and we just couldn鈥檛 be happier. Above all else you could tell James really cared about what he does and he really cared about us as a couple. Thanks so much James, you鈥檙e the best xx
Marina
Marina B. Sent on 25/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Friendly, professional and super accommodating! And more importantly gorgeous photos :D would highly recommend x
Sara
Sara C. Sent on 09/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding Service

James was absolutely fantastic. We were quite nervous, but he made us feel at ease, and we ended up spending most of the engagement photoshoot laughing! I like that he gave us some guidance but not so much that we felt like robots! Thanks so much, James!
Dominique
Dominique M. Sent on 29/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

We met James at a wedding fair, and we are so glad we did because when our original photographer backed out 10 days before the wedding, we were able to hire James! Such a great experience, he's very professional, very responsive and the photos are so beautiful! The candids are very natural and really show how much fun everyone had. The photos were returned so quickly too! I can't stop looking at them. I would definitely recommend James to anyone getting married in the London area.
Wendy
Wendy S. Sent on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

James at Eyes Closed Head First, is an amazing photographer who truly captured our wedding day perfectly. He mingled and snapped away all day, putting my husband and I and our guests at ease. Both of us are nervous in front of a camera, but James was wonderful, he made us feel so relaxed and any worries we had were superseded by pure joy. We couldn't recommend James enough, he is simply the best.
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Emily S. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you James!

James was amazing, we got our photos back very quickly and we love them! I am very awkward and being photographed by someone I didn鈥檛 know felt quite daunting however James makes you feel instantly at ease. All my family commented on how lovely James was and he鈥檚 very talented at what he does. James is exactly the type of person you want photographing your wedding, thank you James!
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Jennifer C. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

James was absolutely amazing, he captured our wedding day perfectly. He listened to what we wanted and was always ready to get the perfect shot. James himself was lovely, made us feel very comfortable and easy to talk to. I'd highly recommend.
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Rose G. Sent on 14/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

James was fantastic.. really easy to communicate with and he totally understood what we wanted. He worked with us effortlessly on the day and the photos were everything we wanted and more!
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Sarah C. Sent on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Would recommend to everyone and anyone! Amazing experience start to finish!

It was a great experience working with James, it was all very natural, relaxed, a great time all in all, fun and with wonderful photos to keep as lasting memories. Me and my partner are very shy and introverted but james made us feel so comfortable throughout each moment! The photos came out amazingly, i have never liked photos of myself and these are now everywhere in the house and I just love showing them to friends and family! Amazing experience start to finish, I don't plan to get married again but if I did I'd already have him in mind for the photography! Thank you for the great work!
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89 Greengate Street E13 0BN London - East (East London)

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