1st Class Wedding Photography & Videography

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NEWLY ENGAGED? GETTING MARRIED? LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER or VIDEOGRAPHER? £100 off remaining 2020/2021/2022 dates. Modern natural, unobtrusive documentary style.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£695
Details

Products and Services

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
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. £100 off remaining 2020/2021/2022 wedding dates. Packages to suit all budgets. Easy monthly payment options Coverage area: Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland. Unlike some photographers and videographers 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 or filmed them. 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 or film. 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 and videographer are the biggest 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 or videography. 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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(42)
Lizzy and David
Married in May 2020
June 2016
Best supplier we found.
its_lizzy_mac DAY 17 - BEST SUPPLIER YOU’VE FOUND Firstly, ALL of our suppliers were amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of them, but given the circumstances the one I’m most grateful for was our videographer. Due to budget we almost didn’t have one but I love a wedding video so we kept looking (and ditched the photo booth) and were able to book @1stclassweddingphotography 🎥 and thank goodness we did! As the COVID situation got more serious in the lead up to our wedding we sadly had quite a few guests who were unable to join us. Then on the day of the wedding we were told we could only have two witnesses present for the ceremony. James and our venue worked quickly together to set up a live stream of our ceremony to a screen in the main hall (where our ceremony would originally have taken place) for all of our guests, plus an online live stream for the guests who couldn’t make it, and unmanned cameras for the actual wedding video! Whilst this wasn’t the original plan, many of our guests said it was better as they could see our faces during the ceremony and not just our backs! #marriedmay #mcauliffeeverafter
Lizzy + David
Married in March 2020
July 2020
Bust Supplier We Found
Firstly, ALL of our suppliers were amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of them, but given the circumstances the one I’m most grateful for was our videographer. Due to budget we almost didn’t have one but I love a wedding video so we kept looking (and ditched the photo booth) and were able to book @1stclassweddingphotography 🎥 and thank goodness we did! As the COVID situation got more serious in the lead up to our wedding we sadly had quite a few guests who were unable to join us. Then on the day of the wedding we were told we could only have two witnesses present for the ceremony. James and our venue worked quickly together to set up a live stream of our ceremony to a screen in the main hall (where our ceremony would originally have taken place) for all of our guests, plus an online live stream for the guests who couldn’t make it, and unmanned cameras for the actual wedding video! Whilst this wasn’t the original plan, many of our guests said it was better as they could see our faces during the ceremony and not just our backs! #marriedmay
Chloe + Dan, Facebook
Married in February 2020
June 2016
I knew James was good but not that bloody good!
James was the photographer at our wedding on Saturday 1st February 2020, I usually hate phots of myself but can honestly say I love every picture that I have got back. I knew James was good but not that bloody good! He really captured our day perfectly, I have no end of comments on how lovely and professional he was and me and my husband see our 'mini photoshoot' as one of the best memories of the day. I couldn't recommend James enough and the value for money is exceptional. I have even had random people message me on who our photographer was. If that isn't a compliment then I don't know what is!
Pic-Time Web Gallery
Married in January 2020
June 2016
He had captured everything
We had chosen a very Christmassy theme and had lots of personalised bits we wanted to have photographed. I am someone that is very organised and a control freak, however James had everything organised and captured everything without me having to think. I had a list of the group shots I wanted and that was it. The rest was James. Whilst waiting for our photos, I was worried that certain things hadn’t been captured as the day just flew. When we received them, I was shocked, he had captured everything! I hadn’t even realised he was there for most of the photos! He caught perfect moments of me walking down the aisle to my husband and his reaction also. I would recommend James over and over again! He’s incredible and a lovely man which makes it even better!
Stephanie + Kevin, Facebook
Married in January 2020
June 2016
James had everything organised and captured everyt
We had chosen a very Christmassy theme and had lots of personalised bits we wanted to have photographed.I am someone that is very organised and a control freak, however James had everything organised and captured everything without me having to think. I had a list of the group shots I wanted and that was it. The rest was James. Whilst waiting for our photos, I was worried that certain things hadn't been captured as the day just flew. When we received them, I was shocked, he had captured everything! I hadn't even realised he was there for most of the photos! He caught perfect moments of me walking down the aisle to my husband and his reaction also. I would recommend James over and over again! He's incredible and a lovely man which makes it even better!
Laura and Alistair
Married in November 2019
June 2016
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 few pictures for the Monday as we were going to see family that couldn’t attend and we got a preview of beautiful photos on the Sunday. I would highly recommend James and team to anyone! Thank you for being part of the day and I’m really excited to see the rest of our photos.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Northampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 15a

Nearest Train Station

Wellingborough

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
(8)

Accreditations / Associations (6)

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

Industry Awards (2)

Guild of wedding photographers
Global Wedding Awards: Best Wedding Photography Services 2018 - Northamptonshire
FAQ
(8)

What is your most memorable wedding?

The best man and the wedding breakfast plates, ask me about this

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

Describe how you got into photography.

Blame mum for that one

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount£100 off remaining 2020/2021/2022 weddings dates.
Bridebook Special Offer£100 off wedding photography or videography for remaining 2020/2021/2022 weddings dates.