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About

On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: November 2023

James Archer is an award-winning wedding photographer based in London, specialising in stylised, fantastical imagery. With a taste for the vibrant, magical, and elegant, owner James describes his style as being straight out of a fairy tale. A visual artist for over nine years, he offers a wealth of experience and compassion throughout the process. Keeping you at your most comfortable, he endeavours to deliver gorgeous, crisp photos with a striking cinematic flair.

Services Offered

James Archer prides himself on being the full package, providing all-inclusive services that include photography, videography, engagement shoots, and more. He includes a fantastical photo as standard, comprised of a highly rendered, unique digital art piece featuring you in any setting you'd like. Open-minded and brimming with creative energy, James encourages you to unleash the full extent of your imagination—your wedding, your rules. His previous requests have included elements from Peaky Blinders, Marvel, X-Files, and even Street Fighter. Packages also include five complimentary prints, a pre-wedding consultation, and a viewing session after the main event. James looks forward to having a chat with you to get a sense of who you are and, more importantly, who you are as a couple.

  • LGBTQ+-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
Other

What does the wedding package include?

Minimum 600 High-definition photos. A short video of the day. Engagement shoot. Viewing session. 5 free prints. 1 fantastical image 25 couples shoot pictures 5+ year backup of your images Full Support

How far in advance should I contact you?

I like to be notified in advance, most couples will contact me a few months in advance, but if my calendar allows it, I'll make it happen

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, world-Wide

What is the charge for travelling?

Domestically it is free, International travel is determined case-by-case

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Fine art photography
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

With a background in film and animation, my style can be quite cinematic with a unique focus on story-telling. My extensive photo editing skills allow your imagination to be the very limit

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony A7R II Sony 55mm 1.8/f Sony 95mm 2.8/f Sony 24mm 1.8/f

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, all your photos are kept online in a password protected gallery for a minimum of 5 years, shareable to family and friends in an instant

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

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?

I work with the philosophy that I stay until the job is done. Going the extra mile is part of my service, and if that means a happy couple, then all the merrier. Within reason, I don't charge extra

What are the forms of payment?

I accept bank transfers, cheques, PayPal and cash. Payment plans are an option and the terms of which are open to negotiation. I like to work within people's budgetary requirements

How do you work?

I value candid photos and to capture this I must be a bit of a ninja at times, stealthy and discreet, but I'll never say no to simultaneously being a part of the fun when the opportunity arises
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Joyce
Joyce Sent on 17/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personal and AMAZING

When we hired James for our wedding we knew we had made a good choice already from the beginning; communication was great, and he made us feel at ease immediately. We met at a cafe and spoke about what we could do for our wedding, and his ideas were so creative. On the wedding day he showed professionalism and clearly knew what he was doing. The end result was STELLAR, we could not be more happy. Definitely recommend James!
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Katie T. Sent on 08/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding photographer ever!

Don’t even have to think twice about how amazing James was! He made us feel so comfortable & special all day and the photographs he sent back to us are AMAZING! We were lucky enough to do a wedding photoshoot after the day too & those photos are just as beautiful, he really listens to your ideas and offers his expertise for a beautiful outcome.

Highly recommend!
Narine
Narine D. Sent on 30/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Comfortable, reliable and professional

Extremely comfortable to have James on our special day! Many great photos that were spot on without even knowing they were taken. Beautiful and very personal pictures that came from it and good guidance for posing during the shoot. We would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a talented and dedicated wedding photographer! Great that the pictures were sent so fast
Laura
Laura S. Sent on 30/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Captured the spirit of our wedding

James was the photographer for our wedding in 2016 and was responsible for making the day completely unforgettable. We can look back at amazing beautiful images which managed to capture the exact spirit that was present on our lovely wedding. He deserves the warmest and best recommendation from us! Kind regards, Laura & Nikolaj
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Kathy D. Sent on 23/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unique and Magical!

My husband and I cannot recommend James enough! From our first call it felt like we were chatting to a really close friend instead of a photographer, which also meant we felt super comfortable infront of the camera with him. He had such fun ideas and listened to each of our interests to create an incredible fantasy style engagement shoot of my Husbands favourite- Batman and Cat woman and created some amazing Disney-esque Wedding pictures for me! He had such an incredible eye and has the best editing skills I have ever seen, which means if something goes wrong on your big day (the weather is rubbish or there's a sign in the background you don't want etc)- they exist no more!
James makes having wedding photos done the funnest experience and you never feel like time is being taken away from your big day or that someone is there bossing you about as others have reported. His style is so different and fun that you won't ever be disappointed and will the most unique personalised photos for your magical day!
After having James do your wedding photos you'll want him to take all your photos forever!
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