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First of all, congratulations on your engagement!

There’s nothing like a splendid wedding portrait or an album that evokes wonderful memories of your wedding day. And if you’re seeking a reliable and creative photographer to capture every glorious moment, look no further.

I'm a Surrey-based wedding and event photographer with over 10 years of experience of creating beautiful lasting memories. I combine my technical expertise and eye for detail to create stunning images that leave a lasting impression. My approach is candid and my style is documentary – I prefer to capture the day as it unfolds. I call this storytelling because that’s exactly what I’ll be doing: telling your wonderful story.

I begin by first getting a better idea of your wedding plans; everything from the light to the venue will be critical as well as the flow of the events during the day. If there’s any specific moment or people you want me to capture, I’ll have them on my checklist. It’s also vital that we meet well before the wedding so we can build a good rapport and are comfortable with each other well before your big day. During the day, I aim to shoot discreetly and focus on what happens in the spur of the moment – the spontaneous interactions and authentic reactions that can never ever be directed or planned. In addition to the romance of the occasion, there will be plenty of warm hugs, tender smiles and all the camaraderie of your near and dear ones.

I aim to deliver exceptional service right from the start.

You’ll find me to be responsive, patient, friendly, and full of great ideas. Nothing makes me happier than when a couple is over the moon with their wedding pictures and this is what keeps me going.

If you have any questions, I’ll be more than glad to answer them. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and I look forward to chatting with you about your wedding or upcoming event soon.

A little bit more about me..


"We had the absolute pleasure of having James photograph our wedding, and he surpassed our wildest expectations. Having had our wedding delayed due to the pandemic and needing several changes to the rescheduled ceremony, James showed nothing but his utmost flexibility, professionalism and patience. During the event itself, he captured our moment beautifully and had a knack of making us feel really comfortable. He had done his research on the venues to make most use of it and shepherded group photographs effortlessly. His photographs were wonderful and really demonstrated his talent & expertise. He also went above and beyond by personally organising a zoom call with our friends and family across the world to watch us live and uploaded the recording onto YouTube, for which we will be forever grateful. James has truly made our special day unforgettable, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. If you are looking for a talented photographer who has proven his flexibility and professionalism in these uncertain times, James is your man!"

Resheka & Sanjeev

We would highly recommend James and are forever grateful for the incredible photos we have of our special day. His professionalism and eye for detail meant he captured our wedding in the exact way we wanted. Very professional and great communication throughout." 

Hayley & Milo

"Fantastic wedding photographer. We used James for our wedding in 2016 and he was such a calm and friendly presence on the day. He took hundreds of photos from getting ready to the reception and managed to capture every element of our day. He blended in to the background beautifully, and I didn’t notice him going about his work but it’s clear from the pictures he got, he was everywhere. Our wedding portraits are  beautiful. I didn’t want thousands of staged photos, I just wanted a few nice old smoky and couple pictures and then I wanted to feel very informal which was exactly what he got. Pictures of people chatting, laughing and having fun."

Rochelle & Sam

e. james@jamessladephotography.com                      t. 07877 124230

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