Natural, emotive photography in a documentary style...
Lover of light and the joy of capturing life's greatest adventure...
A visual storyteller of your modern fairytale...
With 10 years experience in the photography industry, my passion and drive to create timeless memories of life's biggest moments is at the core of what I do. I love to capture and not just 'click', focusing on the natural emotion of your day with storytelling at its core. I believe in capturing the very best of you, with the people that you love, in a fun and natural way. I pride myself in providing unparalleled customer service, and believe photography is one of the most important decisions when it comes to planning a wedding. When the day is over and the leftover cake is eaten, your photographs will be the one lasting memory of your day.
I'm honoured for you to consider ATD photography to be your visual storyteller.
Hi there! I'm James, a full time wedding and portrait photographer based in Shropshire (travel always welcome!). Husband to Kate and dad to Jessica & Jack, I love the outdoors, Liverpool FC and my life behind the lens. Thank you for stopping by...
Look forward to hearing from you!
Check out the gallery of pre-wed images
I would love to photograph you in your favourite outdoor spot that is meaningful to you, or I am happy to offer location suggestions! Just like on the actual day of your wedding, the pre-wed shoot isn’t about putting you in awkward, stiff poses. It’s about the real stuff- natural, unforced images that will give you an idea of how things might go on the day. I promise we will have fun!
I think it’s important that you get to know me as I will be spending a lot of time with you on one of the most important days of your lives. I want you to feel comfortable being photographed and to be able to relax and have a little fun in front of the camera too. For all of my couples, I include a complimentary pre wedding shoot in every wedding package. I want you to have beautiful engagement photos, which I will turn into a guestbook for you to have on your wedding day for guests to sign, as well as a gallery of digital images.
On your big day I want you to feel relaxed and comfortable so you can focus on having fun! The complimentary pre-wedding shoot helps so much with this. Every wedding is an individual event, and I strive to make sure your story is told through a large volume of consistently beautiful images. I take the time to research the perfect backdrops at your venue- stunning locations that are hand picked for their flattering natural light. I like to let the day unfold, photographing in a non obstructive way (don’t let my 6’ 5” height fool you I move like a flyweight!), and documenting everything from the getting ready preparations, to the first dance, and everything in-between.
The laughs, tears, and moments of pure joy that are unique to your own day will shine through in your pictures. My style combines candid and organic moments with those must have shots of the details you worked so hard on, as well as cherished pictures with your loved ones. Post production of your images is also so important- a lot of time is spent on this, and this is where the ATD magic comes to life.
Check out the gallery of wedding images
Check out the gallery of portrait images
With years of experience in the industry I am able to navigate lots of different scenarios that may arise, and ATD will guarantee that you will have beautiful, light filled, images to treasure. From bumps, babies, families and everything in between, nothing makes me happier than capturing genuine and honest moments for my clients. The biggest honour of all is when clients tell me they can’t stop staring at their pictures, that they printed them all out and are hung all over their house, or when they invite me to back to continue to photograph them as their families grow or change.
Let ATD be there to capture those once in a lifetime memories!
Your 1/2 day portrait session will be fun, laid back and can take place in the beautiful outdoors or in the comfort of your own home, wherever you and/or your family feel most comfortable.
I love photographing families, parents to be, children and newborns in a way that is natural, fun, and full of life. If it’s a family session I’ll encourage you to play with your kids, snuggle, have tickle fights, give big bear hugs or I will be yelling some silly words to get them smiling. When children (and grown ups!) are having fun I get to see their genuine smiles and giggles. I will shoot a mixture of candid lifestyle images with some more classic pictures in the mix. We can stop for breaks for newborns to be soothed or to eat, snacks for fussy toddlers, or take a break for a little walk if need be. Imperfect is normal so don’t worry!
Pre-Wedding Shoot (weekday)
Personalised Guest Book
Wedding Day (from early preparations to first dance)
CD/USB of all your high-resolution images (copyright free)
Then you can simply add on one of the 3 album packages below:
A3 - £600 / 300mm x 300mm - £450 / A4 - £300
Digital printing (30 pages)
A3 - £700 / 300mm x 300mm - £550 / A4 - £400
Classic overlays (30 pages)
THE 'BEST OF BOTH'
A3 - £800 / 300mm x 300mm - £650 / A4 - £500
A combination of digital printing and classic overlays (30 pages)
As I believe you shouldn't have to make do with photographers in your local area, I don't charge anything for mileage. However, if I have to stay the night before, you will only be charged the very minimal fee for the finest low budget hotel I can find! ;-)
PARENT BOOKS (exact replica of your album)
- A4 or 20x20 - £200 (Photographic Paper) / A4 or 20x20 - £175 (Printed Paper)
- A5 or 15x15 (x 1) - £150 (Photographic Paper) / A5 or 15x15 (x 2) - £150 (Printed Paper)
- A6 or 10x10 (x 4) - Hardback - £150 / A6 or 10x10 (x 8) - Softback - £150
Genuine Leather Upgrade (Main Album) - £50-60
Genuine Leather Upgrade (Parent Album) - £30
Extra Pages are available...
Personalised Wooden Presentation Cases - £150
1/2 Day (Approx 4 hours) = £300
Includes 50-100 high-resolution images taken from the session
+ 1 '10x8' + 2 '7x5' prints of your choice.
All packages include:
"What can we say about ATD Photography other than it was the best decision we made booking the fabulous James! We met at a wedding fair at our venue. Not only was James' work out of this world, but he was so lovely, relaxed, and friendly. This was echoed in his style and was perfect for us! We didn't have to look any further, we booked him as soon as possible. We spent so long looking at our gorgeously stunning images after our wedding. We've laughed, reminisced and cried! I really don't know how we can thank James enough for capturing our day so perfectly, as I said before he is a genius and we are honoured that you shot our wedding. James was a breath of fresh air, so calming and relaxing, the images are perfect and ones that we treasure, they are dotted around the homes of many! If you are considering booking James, I have only 3 words... DO IT NOW!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you xxx"
Jess & Darren
"We can’t thank James enough for the truly amazing photos he took of our South of France wedding. Nothing was too much trouble; he went above and beyond in every aspect of his work and the images he captured were out of this world! For a tall guy, we’ve never known anyone be so inconspicuous; we hardly realised he was photographing us and this shows in the natural, unposed, emotive pictures we have to remind us of a truly special and unforgettable day. Thank you so much, you were incredible! We will treasure our beautiful photos along with our very happy memories"
Leanne & James
"We cannot say thank you enough for capturing our whole wedding journey. James made every one of us feel comfortable and important. We had soo many comments from our guests about how relaxed he made them feel while remaining completely professional. Can not recommend enough! We even booked him in for our maternity shoot!"
Gillian & Ryan
"Wow, I really cannot recommend James enough, he is the most amazing photographer and the loveliest man!! He photographed my sister's wedding 2 years ago and was so excited to have him photograph ours 2 weeks ago. He makes you feel so comfortable and enjoy every moment from the very start, pre-wedding shoot and the big day!! He remembered a lot of detail from my sisters wedding after 2 years! He felt like part of the family and captured all of the special and magical moments of our day!! Thank you so much James."
Amy & Ross
"As my husband and I are very un-photogenic, we were dreading having our photos taken. However, we needn't have worried - James made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. The photos were incredible and we really struggled to choose as we loved them all so much. James was completely non-intrusive and the pictures speak for themselves... incredible! He is extremely talented and I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking an outstanding photographer!"
Elin & Mike
"Couldn't recommend James enough! We chose James for our wedding as recommended by our venue and we're so glad we did. Me and my husband aren't great with photos but James made us feel so relaxed...the pre wedding shoot really helped prepare us for the day. He even made me feel comfortable smiling with my teeth (which I hate)! We were so pleased with our photos from the wedding day. Don't hesitate in booking James...thanks again"
Abi & Chris
"We had James for our wedding in September 2018 and he was definitely the perfect choice for us.
He was so accommodating for us too, having to walk back and forth from the venue to the church quite a few times, but didn’t complain a bit!!!
He captured the most beautiful images that will be treasured forever. And I am so in love with our album 🥰
He is such a friendly and genuine person and definitely put me at ease on the wedding morning and throughout the day.
Thank you James for being a part of our wedding. I definitely recommend you to any one looking for a photographer."
Jessica & Ben
"We met James at a wedding Faye and immediately knew he was the photographer for us! His pictures were so beautiful and natural. James is a great guy and a very talented photographer. He listened to our ideas and got to know us as a couple before the wedding through a pre wed shoot. At first I was reticent about the pre wed, feeling it wasn't needed, but afterwards I was so glad we did it. On our wedding day we knew how to stand etc to get the best photos, felt comfortable working with James and of course we also now have amazing photos from the pre wed as well as the wedding!
James was always enthusiastic and seemed to genuinely care about getting the best photos for us - we were certainly not disappointed when we received them. The photos are so special to us and every time anyone asks for a photographer recommendation, I ALWAYS tell them to contact ATD Photography. Memories fade but we now have your amazing photos forever."
Bec & Matt
"What can we say...they are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so so much! We can't believe there are so many pictures and they are all so so lovely! We are over the moon with them and can't wait to show them to everyone! Thank you so much for doing such a fab job, they are more than we could of imagined :)"
Katie & Dean
"From the moment we met James, we knew we were in safe hands! What struck us both immediately was his attention to detail as James is a perfectionist and worked very hard to get the very best images of our wedding day despite adverse weather condition. James definitely does go above and beyond for his customers. He stood out in the pouring rain to make sure we got our perfect album!"
Melissa & Adam
"We chose James as our photographer for our wedding, thinking that all wedding photographers were much of a muchness...how wrong were we?!!!
James has been incredible from start to finish; not only as a brilliant photographer, but a lovely person too! Throughout all the planning, pre-wed shoot, his expert and friendly advice has been wonderful. During the wedding day, he made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, capturing our day just perfectly! We are thrilled with our guest book, the final images and beautiful album, so much so we cannot put it down! Thank you so much James! xx"
Charlotte & Sean
"The photos are stunning and so much thought has gone into them. We are so thankful we picked you to be our photographer. James was totally amazing and everything we could have wished for as a photographer as we were both nervous about how we were going to end up looking like on the end results. We had so many laughs with him and some at his expense!! Such a lovely person and his work is exquisite. Thanks again James for making our special day memorable and sharing it with us."
Alex & Steve
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