Amy James Photography
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Photographer of Brilliant Brides, Groovy Grooms and their Wonderful Weddings! Covering Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- Hi, I'm Sarah, owner of Amy James Photography, (names after my rather lovely children). I love to photograph fun and fabulous weddings, in a very documentary style. As well as your lovely couple photographs, I will always aim to capture the true essence of your day; be it your guests laughing at the HILARIOUS, (and slightly inappropriate), Best Man speech, your Granny crying as you say your vows or your slightly tipsy Uncle throwing some shapes on the dance-floor. We will photograph everything as it happens, leaving you with a set of photographs to treasure forever.
Experience# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50Public Liability InsuranceYes
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
Ooh, this is a hard one, there are just so many to choose from! I think some of my favourites have been real DIY weddings, be it in a village hall, a barn or a back garden. I love the personal touches it brings - that's what really makes a wedding day stand out.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, candid, documentary, relaxed and unobtrusive. Are they adjectives?! They describe my style quite well, so I'll take that..
What about your business are you most proud of?
The lovely words and thank you notes I receive from my happy couples.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't over plan! Yes, there are certain things you need to think about, you can't just wing a whole wedding, but sometimes you need to allow the small things to slide and enjoy your day. Have fun, spend time with your guests and take some time out during the day to take a quiet walk with your new husband or wife and reflect upon your day. It will go by in a flash!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One wedding I went to, instead of the traditional cake, they had a cake table, and any guest who wanted to, could contribute a cake. It was A-mazing! there were brownies from friends, fruit cakes from Grannies, lemon drizzle from one of the Dads, chocolate cake from a cousin... all sorts of fabulous treats.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always have a chat to my couples before they look, sometimes in person and sometimes over the phone, depending on locations. We always meet in person in the build up to the big day. We take this time to go through the finer details, the timings of the day and any particular photographs you may have in mind. On the day of your wedding, we will usually be with you from bridal preparations in the morning, right the way through till your first dance in the evening. Possibly for some dancing too.. After the wedding, you can expect to receive your online gallery within about 6 weeks, with your USB following a week or two after that.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I honestly don't think there is one 'must have' photo. Every couple are different, every family is different and every wedding is different. Focus on what is important to YOU, not what everyone else thinks you should have.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Pull on some wellies, put up an umbrella and grab a glass or two of champagne! You can't change the weather, so embrace it, it's all part of your day.