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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Based in Leigh-On-Sea in the Essex region of England, Daniel James Photography is a wedding photography company. This company is owned and operated by the eponymous Daniel James, who specialises in fine art photography. This creative storyteller works to create a wedding album that reflects your love story. He works with couples throughout the United Kingdom and is also available for destination weddings.

Services Offered

Daniel James Photography combines a photojournalistic approach with classic fine art photography, resulting in truly captivating images of your nuptials. He can provide up to 12 hours of coverage, working to capture natural and candid images while making you feel comfortable in front of his lens. After the festivities, couples can avail of a range of keepsakes and memories, including 400-2000 edited photos in a private online gallery. Wedding albums are available, while you will also receive full printing rights to your images.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

- From 8 - 12 hours coverage - 750 - 1500 edited photos - Private online gallery - Print release & personal usage license - Travel charges

How far in advance should I contact you?

Availability is much better 1-2 years in advance, but you are free to book at any time. Bookings are complete once the retainer has been paid and a contract of agreement has been signed and returned

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, the UK and destination weddings

What is the charge for travelling?


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 combine photo journalism and fine art, whilst implementing the important aspects of photography

What kind of equipment do you use?

Nikon, Sony, Canon, Black Magic, Sigma, Godox

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, a private online gallery

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?

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 hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

£150 per additional hour

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or cash on the day

How do you work?

With maximum effort

Served in

Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk

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Reviews for Daniel James Photography

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23 reviews
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Breanna Sent on 02/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Overjoyed with our wedding photos

We can’t begin to say how much we, our family, and our friends love the photos of our wedding. We had high hopes and expectations for our photos, and the collection we received surpasses them. The treasure trove of photos from Dan will help keep the memory of our wedding - the most perfect of days - alive for the rest of our lives. We are so grateful to Dan and his assistant photographer, Sarah, for the love, care, and immense talent they poured into them. Countless captures look more like fine art paintings than photographs. They're something you'd expect to see in the Musee D'Orsay, not your own wedding album. It means so much to us that not only did Dan capture so many cherished moments, but that he also managed to snap beautiful photos of every single guest. Each of the hundreds and hundreds of photos is stunning, including the portraits, candids, action shots, personal effects, venue, etc. He captured the full range of emotions on the day. Some are calm, some are intimate, solemn, full of love, joyful, romantic, triumphant, hilarious, or poignant. All of them are beautiful. There isn’t a single photo we don’t love.
Dan is the ultimate professional. We loved working with him. From our first email exchange, through the entirety of our wedding, to the day we received our photos, he has been positive, energized, and committed at every moment. Months later, our guests still talk about how fun-loving and dedicated he was. He was both a bright and integral part of our day. Entrusting Dan to be our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions my husband and I made.
Alexandra S. Sent on 11/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Photographer. Ever.

Wow, just WOW! Daniel was our photographer for our London church wedding in February 2023. My husband and I had another ceremony in California earlier in 2022, so for this smaller ceremony, the only thing we wanted to get right on the day were the photos, and Daniel DELIVERED!

When we were searching for photographers, we were upfront about our borderline insane timeline (3 locations bouncing around London for 4 hours) and very specific shot list (which he adhered to unwaveringly–he even saved us from missing one of the most crucial shots of all!). Not only was Daniel up for the challenge, but ecstatic about it!

In the run up to the big day, Daniel set up a call to review our final timelines and shot list. He asked thoughtful qualifying questions throughout, leaving us with zero doubt that Daniel understood what we wanted and was the right guy for the job.

On the day, Daniel arrived early to the location to set up shots and stakeout locations. He was like a photography inspector gadget… he kept pulling out (big!) equipment from tool belts and a small backpack, we’ll never know how he managed it.

In posing us, Daniel was prescriptive without being intrusive, and efficient without feeling rushed. His creativity is amazing and his energy is infectious. You can tell he’s a perfectionist who loves what he does–he was constantly pushing for “just one more” or ushering us to another spot because “just quickly, this would look so great.” He had no issue literally stopping traffic (human or vehicular) to get the shot. My husband and I must’ve whispered “Daniel is great” to each other 100 times.

And the photos. Omg, JUST LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS. If pictures are normally worth 1,000 words, these are worth a million. Everyone we show these photos to, their jaws are on the floor. Daniel also included some fun behind-the-scenes shots that made us laugh and relive the chaos of the day.

Daniel was an integral part of the success of our London wedding, and hiring Daniel was the best decision we made, hands-down. We can’t wait to cover every inch of our house in these incredible photographs, thank you so much Daniel for capturing our day to perfection!!
James M. Sent on 06/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful photos and a true professional!

After working in the wedding industry ourselves for 10 years we knew exactly what we wanted from our wedding photographer. We had always loved his work and knew that when we got married, it was Dan that we wanted. We were not disappointed! He was fantastic on the day, calm and funny, our guests loved him and the photos are beautiful. We would definitely recommend him to any couple looking for the very best in wedding photography!
Madeline E. Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating


Look to further... this photographer will not let you down!

My now husband and I spent many,many hours searching for the perfect photographer to capture the special moments of our day. With a specific upcoming fine art style combined with a realistic look proved very hard to find!

Dan was absolubtley amazing from the second we met him,we felt instantly relaxed and all of our guests felt welcomed and praised his professional work and down to earth, fun personality he has. Very organised throughout the day and captured the most amazing moments we will never forget.

The most important part, the photos themselves. Brilliantly detailed, Dan captured every moment we wanted and more. The best ones being the natural that we never even realised was happening.
We have hundreds of photos, and it was so hard to choose the ones to frame because each and every one of them was just magical.

Nearly a year on and I look through the photos on a daily basis, they are just amazing.

I cannot reccomend Dan enough!!!!!
Louise R. Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing photographer - in every way.

Dan was the photographer at our wedding on 6th June 2018, over in the very beautiful Paphos, Cyprus.
As you can imagine, being a destination wedding, we booked everything 'blind'. From the very first enquiry message to Dan he was very friendly, kind, professional and totally put our mind at ease.
On the day of the wedding I met Dan for the first time whilst having hair and make up etc. Straight away i knew I'd made the perfect choice as he, I, my mum, hair and make up ladies, all laughed and had an absolute ball - it was truly a mini party before the party!
During the day (which reached a sweltering 40 degrees!) He made sure to capture everything we wanted - the images are just stunning ? and the relaxed, fun atmosphere that we wanted for our wedding day jumps out from them.
He sang along, danced, laughed and felt so much a part of our day that our guests thought he was another guest.
We cannot recommend Dan enough - not only for his amazing talent, professionalism, and dedication, but also for his fun and kindness. The only thing in question were his dance moves ? - sorry Dan!
You will be amazed too if you choose Dan for your big day x x
(I have attached a couple of our favourite pics - one of which is us with the man himself).
Anna V. Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fun and professional

Dan took our wedding photos in 2018. We loved every single one and still laugh looking at some of them today. He really captured the fun and took outstanding photos.
Dan was really supportive from beginning to end. We could not have wished for a better photographer at our wedding. Thank you so much again Dan.
Anette M. Sent on 07/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!

There aren't really words to cover how amazing our wedding pictures turned out, they are so amazing that over a year after the day I can't stop looking at them. Almost can't believe it's my husband and I on the photos because we look like we've done 100 photoshoots before, although we are both completely stripped of the photogenic-gene and felt incredibly awkward at first. Slowly but surely Dan chipped away at this awkwardness and before we knew it we were doing poses, some on purpose and some we were skillfully tricked in to.

Booking was a breeze and it was clear that my expectations would be met just from looking at his previous work. Dan and his co-photographer arrived on time on the day to the different locations and got straight to work. And even though Dan followed us around closely all day like a black fly, we didn't even notice he was there most of the time. I think that might be a skill you can't teach, a testament to how incredibly skilled Dan is.

It was SO worth every single penny and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to be in utter awe for years to come.
Chloe M. Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great photographer

Can’t thank Dan enough for everything he did on my wedding day. Nothing was too big or too small of a favour, I didn’t have many ideas for photos myself and didn’t know what to expect from a photographer but he took control and made sure I got all the photos needed. He would do anything to get the perfect picture, even ruin his suit lying on the ground to get the perfect angles! Would highly recommend, so happy with my sneak peak photos can not wait to see the rest.
Layla K. Sent on 30/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent photographer

Daniel is amazing, a great photographer and a really awesome person. Can’t wait to see the finished results.
Roxi D. Sent on 07/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic in every way!

Dan was such a joy to work with before, on and after our wedding day. He was extremely professional, friendly, and responsive to our requests, not to mention the truly stunning photos he took.
Would recommend Dan to any couple hoping to work with a first class wedding photographer!
Michelle T. Sent on 30/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Can’t recommend Dan enough!x

We honestly can recommend Dan as our wedding photographer enough. An absolute lovely and genuine guy who made us feel at complete ease. He listened to everything we wanted and captured exactly what we wanted on our day...even when we weren’t looking. We’ve had so many comments on our photos and it’s all thanks to Dan. You will not be disappointed.
Katie-Louise B. Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Highly recommended!

We married on 20th September 2019 at Elea Estate in Cyprus, Paphos. Dan was our Wedding Photographer and he went above and beyond mine and my husbands expectations.
Dan’s work really stood out to us prior to booking as the images in his portfolio were very clean, relaxed and of impeccable quality!
Dan was very responsive and proactive in the build up to our wedding day, he managed to know straight away what type of images we wanted captured along with all group images without me having to go into every detail.
On the day of our wedding as you can imagine in Cyprus it was warm! Dan got every complimentary angle, shot and moment you can think of, until you are there in person it’s eye opening to see what goes into those special shots especially in the heat which I couldn’t dream of achieving!
Dad is such a lovely guy, friendly, great laugh and was a big part of our wedding day! Our guests loved him ?
We couldn’t recommend him enough he captured the perfect photos and we are eternally great thankful ??❤️
Sophie E. Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous !!!

We had dan as our wedding photographer & DJ and I couldn’t recommend him anymore he was fantastic throughout the day. He delivered some wonderful photos for us and the music was what we asked for and everyone was up dancing all night. He is a lovely man and was glad we chose his services.
Lauren C. Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos & genuinely lovely guy

Good communication from the start asking what we wanted on our special day, and WOW! Myself and my husband are absolutely in love with our photos, Daniel really captured the beautiful moments posed and natural perfectly. Lots of our guests commented on his kind, fun nature And said how amazing the photos were. We 100% recommend Daniel!
Laura Sent on 20/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The best

I met Dan on my wedding day and he kindly asked to take some additional shots for us to add to his portfolio. Well I’m so glad he did as they were better then our hired photographers photos, he saved the day! The pictures were much more natural and we just felt as if we had known him ages. Nothing was too much, he listened to what we wanted and made us such at ease. We have since used him for our family photo shoots which he captures the moment perfectly and was great with my little boy. You will not be disappointed he is the best of the best! Such a lovely genuine guy too.
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