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James Grist Photography is a photography business based in Dartford, Kent, UK, offering services to couples celebrating their wedding. This award-winning professional boasts years of experience in the wedding industry and is passionate about what he does. He strives to capture all the candid moments that make every wedding unique and works closely with couples to create a visual record of their big day that they can cherish for years to come.

Services Offered

James Grist Photography offers a range of services that can be tailored to the needs of each couple. He provides an initial consultation to understand each client's wedding needs and uses his experience and skill to make their vision a reality. His personable nature and unobtrusive style puts guests at ease and allow him to capture the intimate moments that make weddings special. He has a strict one-wedding-per-day policy, so each couple gets his undivided attention for their celebration. James can provide extra photographers to cover multiple locations if required. He loves to travel and is available for weddings throughout the UK.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Please visit my pricing and package info on the link below .

How far in advance should I contact you?

If you like the sound of my approach and style , please get in contact as soon as. Dates go fast and normally booked up 18months in advance for most dates

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, all Over

What is the charge for travelling?

Please contact me and discuss your requirements, some weddings I do charge a travel charge depending on area and stay

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Other (Relaxed Documentary Approach)

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like to shoot in a fun creative way , approaching all weddings in a documentary method

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony Camera System

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, private Client Gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

3 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?

拢100 per hour , but this can be discussed over our wedding consultation

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

How do you work?

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Do you have any questions?

Request pricing

Reviews for James Grist Photography

4.8 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
27 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
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  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
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Natalie B. Sent on 05/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

James blended in like one of the guests!!

We got married August 2021 and we had a fantastic experience with James. James was originally booked during lockdown of 2020 and we had phonecalls and facetimes with him; our wedding day was on tender hooks till the last 2 months, waiting for restrictions to be fully lifted. He was so patient and understanding, of course we went ahead and from start to finish James was brilliant. The thought of having a photographer whilst I got ready made me feel quite awkward but actually, you barely knew he was there. He really did blend in like one of the guests throughout the wedding, capturing natural moments throughout. Everyone made comments on how brilliant he was! He stayed till he'd got all the shots he needed, provided us with previews and although we waited a few months for official shots - we were quite relaxed with that and understanding that weddings had spiralled since coming out of lockdown! He's only human and gave us absolutely 100%, easy to get hold of, answer questions and was brilliant with our child - she's a SEN child and he put no pressure on her and captured some beautiful shots we adore! Thank you James
Jasmine A. Sent on 09/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

James was amazing, we cannot put into words how much we recommend him. He went above and beyond for us on our Wedding day, and we have only seen the first few previews so far and they are beautiful. Everyone was so impressed with his efficiency and the care he took in the pictures as well as remembering everyone's name. We could not have asked for a better photographer.
Samantha Sent on 08/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

James didn't just take our photos, he captured our big day, allowing us to relive every perfect moment every time we look through our wedding photos. James was a helping hand even when not behind the camera, knowing exactly what to do in the swiftest of ways.
It is also in the small touches once we got our physical photos, nothing goes a-miss.
Thank you so much James!
Matthew A. Sent on 25/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Not just a photographer

James arrived ahead of time and went back and forth between both bride and groom locations to take photographs and capture those precious moments with our families in the morning of the big day.

Not only was James subtle in capturing the candid photos, he also photographed items that played a big part during the day, as well as our dog, whinnie, our ring bearer.

When timings got close James supported the groom, best men and groomsman with ties, button holes and keeping the men on schedule, he is a very approachable guy who understands the stresses of the big day and helps to alleviate those in anyway he can.

At the reception James mingled with our guests and they expressed how much of a gentleman he is. He stayed until later in the evening (around 9pm) when he'd captured most of the drunken actions and posed photos.

After photographing my sisters wedding as well as ours, my brother in law is also in discussions with James.

Both my wife and I would highly recommend James!

Sian W. Sent on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Photographer and So Much More!

James was an incredible photographer! I don't think I need to go into the quality of his photos because as you can see they are absolutely amazing.

From the begin to the end of the process James did everything to make our day perfect. He was part of the family when he arrived in the morning, nothing was too much for him and he just fitted in. With the service James provides its the little things that mean the most. When he arrived he already knew everyone's names, he took time in our consultation to learn who everyone was and on the day it was remarkable who he remembered.

When it comes to photos he remembered every request we made and fitted them in seamlessly with ease. The day ran so smoothly and James was so professional and experienced in how he approach all photos. James understood how important our family was and captured this amazingly. He listed to my worries about being photographed and without being rude you didn't even know he was there. Steven and I just felt relaxed and when we had our photos taken it was so comfortable and nice to have some time for the two of us.

Trusting someone with your wedding photos is huge but James was the best decision we made. I am absolutely over the moon with each and every photo and honestly blown away.

James thank you so much for capturing the best day of our lives and making the memories last for a life time.
Steph Sent on 20/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed, reliable and organised

We are so pleased we had James as our wedding photographer. Neither of us like our picture being taken but James made it so easy to relax in front of the camera and he has such a great sense of humour. We are super pleased with our pictures! He blended into our wedding day superbly and even walked us through bit by bit as to what was happening during the day which made what is normally a hectic day run so smooth. We would really recommend James if you are looking for a great wedding photographer who is creative and organised. Thank you again 馃ぃ
Owain W. Sent on 07/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Photographer that makes the day even better

James photographed my wedding in August this year. The photos are incredible, but what was perhaps even more important was how he contributed to the day. James learned all the wedding party's names, he helped my wife with her dress, kept in touch with the parents to see if they needed anything, joked with the groomsman etc.
Dozens of our guests came up to us to say how fantastic he was. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
Jenna C. Sent on 06/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic and professional photographer

Myself and my now Husband are so pleased to have had James be our photographer for our wedding.
Not only was James super professional and capture many wonderful photos, he was extremely helpful on the day. It was a pleasure to have James be a-part of our day!
Thank you!
Emily P. Sent on 26/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer we could have asked for

Absolutely cannot fault James! He blended in so well to capture candid photos and fit in with our whole wedding party. We love our photos and got everything we could have wanted! Thanks so much James!
Already recommended to a friend and would recommend to anyone else!
Alex F. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very high quality

Excellent planing and organisation, thought of all possibilities and exploited the best options resulting in magical photos
Ria F. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

James is so friendly and genuinely enjoys attending weddings!

James is much more than 'just a photographer' he makes the effort to go the extra mile. He was helpful in so many ways throughout our day from changing songs on the docking station, helping with zips on the dress, unloading the car, learning key guests names, making sure top buttons were done up! James does everything to make sure the day goes as stress free as possible. He makes the effort to get to know your venue and the timings to keep everything on track. He looks the part and subtly captures the special moments throughout the day. He really does just enjoy weddings and taking a million photos to make sure nothing is missed! So many guests commented on how friendly he was and have made enquiries with him for their own weddings! We cannot recommend him enough. Thank you for everything :)
Wendy S. Sent on 23/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent photographer

James was the photographer for my daughters wedding,
He was brilliant he remembered all the key family and friends names , he was so organised and professional .all the guests commented on how good he was on the day, he has an extremely good eye for detail even noticing the little things like bridesmaids strap being slightly twisted.
He has a way of putting everyone at their ease ,I would highly recommend James .
Michelle B. Sent on 05/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing quality photos

We can鈥檛 thank James enough for capturing our wedding day! From the moment we met James, he was friendly and made us feel relaxed so we knew we wanted him as our photographer.
We have just received our photos from our wedding in December and they are just everything and more, they are incredible. Everything we asked for, James delivered on. Thank you once again James, you were amazing.
Alex C. Sent on 25/02/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating


James was a fantastic addition to our wedding, from the first discussions to the day, he listened to what we wanted and blended in perfectly - putting everyone at ease.
Emma J. Sent on 29/01/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Very relaxed atmosphere, we wanted a photographer who blended in with our guests and James did that. Very friendly and beautiful pictures

Beautiful pictures! James is very relaxed and friendly and makes you feel at ease throughout the day. He knows the venues well and also knows at what time of the day is best to get certain photos. Nothing felt rushed. He is helpful and I couldn鈥檛 recommend him enough. All our guests commented on how nice he is too!
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