My ApproACH

James Lester Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

If your idea of the perfect wedding is relaxed and fun, we're going to get on well.

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I'm not your typical stuffy old wedding photographer

The days of stuffy old posed wedding photography are dead. I won't clock watch, I know weddings rarely run to schedule. I'm yours for the day and I don't leave until I feel like I've got everything I need and everything that you'd want. I do all this without being intrusive, bossy or in your face and give you relaxed, natural wedding photography.

The best feedback I can get (and I regularly do!) is that you hardly noticed I was there. I'll come dressed as a guest to your wedding and blend in with the day. I want to feel like a natural part of your celebrations and by blending in I'm able to capture all those intimate, fun moments that I know are important to you and your family.

I know special moments aren't always perfect but imperfect moments can be special. I won't be a dictator on your wedding day, after all it's your wedding day. I'll capture all the details, moments you missed and all the behind the scenes things you'll never know happened until you get your photos back. This culminates in an honest story of your day the way you remembered it.

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I know how important photos are to you. That's why I edit them in a style that leaves the colours looking natural, but at their best. I won't be applying filters that will look dated in a year or two's time. I want your photos and your albums to have a classic contemporary feel like a piece of mid century furniture that never goes out of style.

I don't just provide creative wedding photography, I provide a service. I want to take away as much of the stress of wedding planning as I can. I believe I should always be on hand for whatever you need. My policy is to aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours (or 48 hours over weekends). If you need anything, you can expect a quick response from me.

Clear and transparent pricing means you know you won't have any hidden extras to pay for. And at the end of the day, all the photos are yours to print and share - they're all yours to do with what you wish.

Above all, I want you to have the peace of mind that you're hiring a very experienced, professionally trained, creative and friendly wedding photographer. You're in safe hands.

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"Right from the start James was so easy to communicate with and made everything clear."


The Process

Six Weeks Before

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I'll send you a questionnaire to fill in so I know where and when to be on the day. You can also provide a list of group photos too.

The Big Day


I'm there from 2 hours before your ceremony until I've captured all the good times on the dance floor.

One Week After


I'll send you a preview of some tasty highlights just to keep you going until the full gallery is ready.


4-8 Weeks After

I'll deliver all your fully edited photos in an online gallery ready for you to share and download immediately.

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Things I Don't Do

Things I Do

Clock watching. I'm yours for the day.

Make you re-do things just for the camera.

Cringey wedding-y photos.

Drag you away from the party for hours.

Make your guests stand around for no reason.

Boss you about.

Dark and gloomy wedding photography.

Be in the action but not in the way.

Quick and easy group photos.

Make sure you look like you, not mannequins.

Be there for as long as I'm needed.

Liaise with your suppliers to keep things running on time.

Capture details as well as moments.

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