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On since 2022

Last update: July 2024

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.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

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

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?


Can you travel?

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

What is the charge for travelling?

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?

Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?


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?

2 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?

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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Reviews for James Polley Photography

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Latest reviews

Matt H. Sent on 15/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Service

We were so pleased with the service that we got from James. He has a very relaxed and professional approach that worked perfectly for our big day. We started with an Engagement shoot, he made us feel so relaxed by the time the wedding came around we knew we had nothing to worry about. On the day James made sure that we got all the shots we were after and got on so well with our family and guests and would defiantly recommend for friend’s weddings in the future.
Ross Sent on 08/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t Have Asked For More :)

We had the pleasure of having James as our wedding photographer at Woburn Coffee House, and we couldn't be more thrilled with his work. From start to finish, James was extremely calm and thoughtful, making the entire experience stress-free and enjoyable. His attention to detail and ability to capture the most precious moments was truly remarkable. The photos are absolutely stunning and perfectly reflect the joy and love of our special day. We highly recommend James to anyone in need of an amazing photographer. Thank you, James, for providing us with memories we will cherish forever!

Much Love Helen & Ross x
Claire Sent on 25/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The easiest and best decision we made!

James we knew he was the photographer for us! I’m certainly not a natural in front of the camera and would go as far as saying that I hate having my photo taken. James put me at ease straight away. He talked us through how the day would work, I gave him a list of the few staged photos we wanted and he then worked his magic. We are so delighted with the outcome. James managed to take beautiful, natural shots along with my listed staged photos.I loved that he talked us through the photos over zoom before sending them to us, it was lovely to relive the day.
100% the best decision we made
David S. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unique, unrivalled amazing photography by a true professional

From the moment you meet James you will realise he is the perfect choice to capture your special day. He is enthusiastic and really takes time before the wedding to understand what you are looking for with your photos. For us, some totally unique and some would say crazy ideas but totally pulled off exactly what we wanted including some scary dinosaurs attacking our wedding party.... Amazing, cannot recommend him enough, a great guy and hopefully we have also gained a good friend.
Adam M. Sent on 17/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Photographer!

All of our Guests wanted to hire James for their events!

He consulted with us a number of times to make sure our wedding matched what we wanted.

During the event he helped with a number of tech issues and used his experience a number of times to help and also helped re-lace the bride's shoes.

His photos are incredible and really captured the moments of our wedding.
Rebecca C. Sent on 15/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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 ❤️
Jennie G. Sent on 07/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Joe R. Sent on 09/07/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Overall a nice experience

James is a great guy. He’s a great photographer. He was very helpful, went above and beyond with the bride party. Our only frustration was that there were many photos of version things duplicated, maybe in order to puff out the album to reach the number of images promised. We printed a sheet for him, with all the wedding party on. So that he could reference this for pictures to ensure all the important ones, had pictures. Unfortunately, I think this was ignored as even as far as the mother of the groom, there were no images. The groomsmen, no group photo, or even single photos of some of them.

The pictures taken were great, but I feel my recommendation is to focus on getting the important shots, and the important people, then take the many photos of the cars etc.

Overall, we are happy. We just feel it was best to communicate the issues as some comments were made from family and friends.

We are planning on contacting James to enquire about a further shoot with him.
Edz A. Sent on 14/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Very professional and wonderful to work with.

James made sure that we are comfortable while taking the photos. The weather was not great but it didn't hinder James from taking great pictures. We had fun and everything went well. Thank you James!
Emma Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic

James not only took some amazing photos of our wedding, he also made us feel completely comfortable and we really enjoyed having our photos taken (we usually don’t!). He really captured us as a couple without the typical staged wedding shots. He was so flexible and accommodating on the day, even bringing treats for our dog to help her stay focussed on being photographed! Very personable, fun, unintrusive and professional. Would highly recommend
Nicole Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

James was absolutely brilliant

Our wedding photos are everything we had hoped for and more. We can’t recommended him more. He was wonderful with guests, children and this very nervous bride. Thank you so much James.
Becky S. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos, professional service

I couldn't recommend James enough for his professionalism and beautiful, artistic photos. He was great with time keeping and made sure everything was in place.
Sarah L. Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

Absolutely amazing! Made everyone feel so comfortable especially my 3 year old daughter. Photos were absolutely beautiful. Never liked photos being taken but never loved pictures with me in them more than I love these.

Everyone whole attended loved the photos and we have recommended.

Thank you for being part of our day James we truly appreciated everything ❤️It was such an amazing experience from start to finish.
Claire Sent on 26/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photography

It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with James as our wedding photographer. He had a very personal approach to working with us before and after the big day, and on the day itself he was so helpful and put us at ease with everything, and made sure that he got all the moments we wanted captured. He was really lovely to all our guests and just fitted in with ease on the day. James also took the time to meet with us in person to show us the photos, which we are very grateful for and we love them all, they are perfect. Thank you James for capturing and sharing our special day.
Maria D. Sent on 02/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and outstanding

I had James at my wedding, and I’m so happy I did. He was amazing throughout my special day. He is easy to get on with and is very professional on what he does. Would definitely recommend James. Thanks for the outstanding pictures.
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