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1st Class Wedding Photography

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NEWLY ENGAGED? GETTING MARRIED? LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER or VIDEOGRAPHER? £200 off 2019 dates. £100 off 2020 dates. £200 off 2019/2020 Video Modern natural, unobtrusive documentary style.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Videography Available
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
NEWLY ENGAGED? GETTING MARRIED? LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER or VIDEOGRAPHER? Modern natural, unobtrusive documentary style to tell the story of your special day. £200 off remaining 2019 wedding dates. £100 off 2020 dates. £200 off 2019/2020 Videography packages. Packages to suit all budgets. Easy payment options Please ask to arrange a free no obligation home consultation for a chance to discuss your wedding photography requirements in more detail. Coverage area: Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland. Unlike some photographers I do not want to control the wedding and like to capture people naturally. Guests and couples are quite often unaware of the camera and that I have even taken their photograph. I shoot in a modern photo journalistic style and normally from a distance, rather than forcing a camera in peoples faces and asking for “a cheesey smile” which can more often than not result in very unnatural and unflattering photos. I like to take time to get to know my couples so that I can capture them at their best and also so they feel comfortable in front of me and the camera. I have built many great friendships over the years and feel honoured to have been part of so many couples special days. Wedding photography is one of the most important reminders for a bride and groom to help them remember their special day after the event and for many years to come. My aim is for a couple to experience the emotions they felt on their special day in 10, 20 or 30 years time when they look back through their photos.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Stenlake
I would love to be considered for your special day. I take modern, natural, unobtrusive photographs. My website has lots of examples and my full price list of my standard packages. I can also create bespoke packages if these do not quite fit your plans. I can also offer easy payment options so that you can spread the costs.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Trish & dave
Married in April 2019
May 2019
Better than we could have imagined
Our wedding day was 26th April 2019 and we were very lucky to have James and Emma photograph our wedding. We first met James at a wedding fair held at our venue, he was v...
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Rachael Gilthorpe
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
We would highly recommend 1st Class Wedding Photography! From the first phone calls we had with James where he understood what we wanted and asked questions about the ve...
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Kaylee and Glenn
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Best day!
James was extremely honest and professional from the day we booked him as our photographer. We booked him due to the amazing photos we had seen at our wedding venue. On t...
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Lauren & Micky
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Everything we could have ever asked for and more
We used 1st Class Wedding Photography for our wedding this year. I’m an event organiser full time, and myself and my now husband struggled to find time to meet with supp...
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Michala & Sarah
Married in August 2018
November 2018
The absolute best day of our lives
We chose James as we had seen some examples of his work on the website of the venue we chose to get married, instantly we felt connected to his style just through images ...
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Joanna and Peter Murias
Married in August 2018
November 2018
A magical wedding
James was amazing when he photographed our wedding in August. So helpful, friendly and supportive throughout the whole day, we really couldn't have asked for a more wonde...
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Location & Contact Details


Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 15a

Nearest Train Station


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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Guild of wedding photographers
Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Industry Awards (2)

Guild of wedding photographers
Global Wedding Awards: Best Wedding Photography Services 2018 - Northamptonshire

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, unobtrusive, relaxed, natural, professional

What about your business are you most proud of?

Happy clients

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

have an unplugged ceremony

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A wine box with letters inside stating what made the couple want to marry each other. To be opened and read and the bottle opened if a major argument was likely to cause a split or at their 10th wedding anniversary.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

relaxed and fun

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Not to worry

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount£200 off remaining 2019 weddings dates. £100 off 2020 dates
Bridebook Special Offer£200 off remaining 2019 weddings dates. £100 off 2020 dates. £200 off 2019/2020 Videography Packages