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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?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Please visit my pricing and package info on the link below . https://jamesgristphotography.co.uk/2023-wedding-prices-packages-kent-wedding-photographer/

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?

No

Are you able to travel?

Yes, all Over

What is the charge for traveling?

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?

Digital

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?

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?

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?

I SPECIALISE IN CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
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Do you have any questions?

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4.8 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2023 Winner
24 reviews
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96% Recommended by couples

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24 reviews
Jasmine
Jasmine A. Married on 22/04/2023
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
Samantha Married on 10/09/2022
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!
Sian
Sian W. Married on 06/08/2022
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.
Matthew
Matthew A. Married on 25/09/2021
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!

Owain
Owain W. Married on 14/08/2021
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.
Steph
Steph Married on 02/08/2021
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
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Alex F. Married on 11/08/2023
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
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Ria F. Married on 11/08/2023
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 :)
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Wendy S. Married on 11/08/2023
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 .
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Emma J. Married on 02/10/2022
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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Iris D. Married on 27/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent technical ability to make beautiful images.

James creates more than just photography he captures all those memorable moments you wouldnt even think of, he is outstanding in his field and our photos captured every moment in a natural but artistic way. Preparing for a wedding is a very stressful time but one thing we felt assured of was the photography. James went above and beyond, he is truly gifted with his photography. There is no stuffiness he just wants to achieve the best outcome for his clients and when you recieve those wedding photos your mind will be blown, James is a true talent in the field of photography.
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Daniel B. Married on 26/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Captured the fun

Captured every special moment, nicest guy you could ever hope to meet! Incredibly talented and very knowledgeable, listen to his advise! He absolutely knows what works. Thank you so much for your hard work
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Sam C. Married on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

James was incredible

From the first contact to the final photos James was brilliant. He was fast at responding to queries, had the best photo ideas and offered his expertise at every moment. He went above and beyond on our wedding day and even acted as a go between for us with gifts and little last minute bits. He was very smart, friendly and approachable, we highly recommend James if you want cherry on the cake!!
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Alex C. Married on 13/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

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.
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Lucy F. Married on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

Personal touches, friendly and easy going - made every feel at ease, remembered everyone鈥檚 names and made such an effort, like have a mate come and do your photos! James kept up communication before and after the wedding and the final pictures were exactly what we鈥檇 asked for and better than we could have imagined. He鈥檚 captured our perfect day and that鈥檚 all that mattered to us.
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