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James Polley Photography

Bedford, Bedfordshire View map Visit website

About

James Polley Photography is a bespoke wedding photographer located in Bedfordshire, England. James Polley is the professional behind the business. He is dedicated to capturing unforgettable moments with his couples by representing their personality and unique love story in each photo. Making sure that you are comfortable on the day is his secret to creating photographs that authentically reflect who you are. If you’re looking for a specialised service with a reliable photographer, James Polley Photography is the one for you.

Services Offered

James Polley aspires to take the stress out of your big day. To do this, he offers completely customised wedding packages tailored to your needs. He is flexible with travelling and is open to covering weddings all over the UK and beyond. Alongside wedding photography, James also provides pre and post-wedding sessions. He will present your high-resolution photos to you via USB, digital albums or mini albums. He also provides a link to your photos for you to share with your guests.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

Your images will be sent via post on a USB stick for your safe keeping. I will also send you a link via email that you can send to your friends & family to share your special day, for everyone to see

Travel

Yes, I cover any location in the UK and aboard. I work around you, your location and your wishes

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

The further ahead of time the better to secure the day. I have been booked from a little as 4 week prior to the big day to almost two years away

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

What is the charge for traveling?

Within 20 miles, there are not travelling fee's, beyond, its calculated when i am given the location(s) and built into he final quote

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I am known for my bespoke approach, talking to you in detail before the wedding, so I can focus on your relationship on the big day. This allows me to get natural shots you both on the day

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use only professional equipment which are checked/cleaned once a year. I have a Nikon DSLR, two bodies and three lenses. This allows me to have two different lenses with me, for two different styles

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, after the big day, once the images are edited, they will be sent via USB. I also send a We Transfer link for you to share with family and friends as you wish so they also can see the day in full

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

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?

There is an hourly rate I work too so if i am needed earlier, that isn't a issues at all. Even if on the night, your having a great time and want me to stay, i can stay as long as you want

What are the forms of payment?

I ask for a 20% deposit to secure the day. I then ask for the remaining fee to be paid in full a week before the wedding, all via bank transfer

How do you work?

I have an easy to approach, friendly attitude before, on and after the big day. I have a meeting with you both before the big day so i have an understand of what you would like and the style
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Do you have any questions?

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    Rebecca C. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Amazing photographer!

    James was amazing at our wedding he filled in as our photographer let us down. He went above and beyond to deliver what we wanted. Amazing photographs and a amazing person and photographer. We highly recommend James for your wedding especially if you want natural look photos, James is very good at his work. Thankyou so much James ❤️
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    Jennie G. Married on 13/09/2014
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    Amazing photographer with a personal touch

    I can't recommend James highly enough!! We had James do the photography for our wedding day and not only is he extremely personable but he took the time to get to know me and my husband and what we would like and not like. We're both quite silly and laid back people, so we wanted our wedding to be a fairly informal affair. James captured all the wonderful moments of us messing around and throwing cake at each other. His photography managed to reflect the fun of the day and he took some beautiful shots while I was getting ready. He really captured our personalities in the photos and I was so, so pleased with the album. I'd highly recommend James to anyone looking for a fantastic wedding photographer!
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    Nuwan W. Married on 26/05/2022
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    Amazingly personalised experience

    We would highly recommend James for any wedding event. He took time to understand our own particular requirements. During the day James managed to capture all the key moments. All images captured were stunning and we are truly grateful to James for creating a whole story of our wedding through the photos he captured.
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    Claire H. Married on 07/05/2022
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    Excellent from beginning to end!

    James was brilliant from our first email contact, all the way through to our final zoom meeting to run through our photos. He followed our brief perfectly, guiding us on the day with ease. He was friendly and great with all our guests young and old. The photos are amazing, exactly what we wanted - relaxed and informal. We would definitely recommend James!
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    James B. Married on 10/03/2022
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    Wonderful Wedding Photographer

    James was superb from start to finish. Attentive, professional, and personable, he listened to what we wanted to ensure we got the photos that were important to us. On the day he balanced a fine line between being unobtrusive but prompting us to get the key shots we'd treasure. The end result was a beautiful mix of emotions and moments captured for eternity in his beautiful photography. We were particularly keen to get some shots of our two boys and James (as a dad himself) was fantastic with them. We couldn't be happier with the way James worked with us and the imagery he produced. Thank you.
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    Rachel N. Married on 04/12/2021
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    Memories to last a lifetime

    We had been let down by other photographers but then we found James and I’m really glad we did! He was very responsive, listened to what we wanted and gave us fantastic photos and memories to last a lifetime.

    He was so great with the kids and made everyone feel at ease. We would highly recommend him
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    Heather C. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Mrs Heather Coleman

    What can I say about James other than he made our day so special . From the first chat to the last click he was so professional and friendly. We were an older couple and wanted a relaxed day , we spoke to James and he guided us through the day and advised on shots and procedures to make our day exactly how we wanted it to be . He made us and our guests completely at ease , and capturing moments we will treasure forever . James is not only a wonderful photographer but a really lovely guy who went above and beyond to not only make our day special, but the advise before and the after care was exceptional. I cannot recommend him enough . Thank you so much .
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    Chloe Married on 28/08/2021
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    Exceptional experience, beautiful photos

    We got married on 28th August 2021 and James did a fantastic job of capturing our special day. He went over and beyond for us focusing on the moments that meant the most to us. He was very attentive, calm and reassuring on the day while our nerves were sky high he made us both feel much more relaxed.

    He also did a pre shoot for us to get to know our personalities and what we like, which we thought was great before the big day!

    We would recommend him to anyone and could not praise him enough for the amazing work he does. We are so happy with our photos, they mean the world to us.

    Thank you James for all you have done for us.
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    Katie C. Married on 13/07/2019
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    Professional and Personal

    James was our photographer for our wedding in 2019, he was truly amazing! He offered a professional service, but also maintained our personal touch that we had asked for! I would definitely recommend James he captured our day exactly as we wanted
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    Cherelle M. Married on 06/11/2018
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    Our wedding.

    James was brilliant before, during and after our wedding nothing was too much- from my intense plans. We had continuous communication, very quick turn around to stunning photos. He captured the day beautifully & I will forever great-full to him for making our memories so beautifully special to us
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    Ray A. Married on 18/05/2013
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    Wedding Photos

    James thanks for all the great Wedding photos Libby loves looking over them even now, thanks for a very professional experience on the day we will have these memories with with us always Thanks again James

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  • Rachel & Mark
    43 photos · 04/12/2021
  • Theresa & Josh
    40 photos · 21/11/2021
  • Heather & Danny
    48 photos · 04/09/2021
  • Lewis & Chloe
    24 photos · 28/08/2021
  • Jay & Simon
    25 photos · 07/08/2021
  • Chenelle & Gary
    32 photos · 07/11/2020

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