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NEWLY ENGAGED? GETTING MARRIED? LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER or VIDEOGRAPHER? £200 off 2019 dates. £100 off 2020 dates. £100 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 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. £100 off 2019/2020 Videography packages. Packages to suit all budgets. Easy monthly 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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Laura and Alistair
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Beautiful photos
James was the photographer at our wedding on Saturday along with Ian. They were absolutely great all day. All the guests thought they were brilliant too! We asked for a f...
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Rachel and Mark
Married in June 2019
October 2019
James was fantastic
James was fantastic at our wedding back in June. He really captured the day through our photographs and so many guests have commented how it was like reliving the whole d...
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Married in May 2019
May 2019
James was brilliant
James was brilliant, not just at the photography but in effect an extended member of the bridal party, what a grateful that you were there to shepherd us t...
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Married in April 2019
May 2019
I can't thank james enough for photographing our wedding. He was fantastic from start to finish! He takes amazing photos and captures every aspect of the day! not only di...
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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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Anne and Bradley
Wedding: January 2019
April 2019
We got the photos through today for the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law in December. They are STUNNING! While looking through the gallery of photos we keep saying to each other "I didn't even know he'd caught that!" There were so many amazing images that captured the day perfectly - all the funny moments of people being silly, the sweet interactions between grand-father and grand-daughter, the emotional moment when groom first saw bride and many, many photos filled with pure joy. I can hand on heart say now, if you're looking for a photographer for an event, get in touch with 1st Class Wedding Photography. Trust me, you won't regret it one bit! Thank You again from the bottom of our hearts for so many beautiful moments captured forever
We got the photos through today for the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law in December. They are STUNNING! While looking through the gallery of photos we keep saying t...
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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 (6)

Guild of wedding photographers
Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
Lux Weddings - Leaders in Documentary Wedding Photography – England 2019
Gold Bridebook Wedding Award Winner 2019 - Certificate of Excellence
Bark Wedding Awards - Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
Lux Weddings - Best Wedding Photography Services 2018 – Northamptonshire

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?

Supplying premium quality photography at an affordable price

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 2020 weddings dates. £100 off 2021 dates
Bridebook Special Offer£200 off wedding photography or videography for remaining 2020 weddings dates. £100 off 2021 dates