James Farley Photography

James Farley is a Chester based photographer, covering weddings in Chester, North Wales and across the North West. Prices starting from just £650
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
James Farley is a Chester based photographer, covering weddings in Chester, North Wales and across the North West. Completely natural documentary style photography for your special day, minimal interruption as I capture all your precious moments and let you and your guests get on with celebrating and having fun. Priding myself on allowing the day to flow naturally, I'll capture everything from those little spontaneous moments right through to the grandest of gestures in a beautiful and contemporary style.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex & Shaun
Married in November 2018
June 2016
Everything we wanted and more!
We are so pleased with our wedding photos from James Farley! They are everything we wanted and more - very natural whilst capturing ourselves and our wedding guests enjoy our special day. On the day itself we barely noticed James being there, he was so discrete but didn't miss a thing. From the very first meeting with James right through to the point of receiving our photos, he has been most helpful. We genuinely couldn't have asked for anymore. James is very professional but personable at the same time. The quality of his work is amazing and we would highly recommend. Thank you so much! Mr and Mrs Davies
Katie & Ory
Married in October 2018
June 2016
We absolutely love our wedding photos......
Right from the first contact with James up to recieving the photos he has been so friendly and helpful. We absolutely love our wedding photos, especially the way they document the day. The online gallery that James offers is such a great idea, it was particularly useful as it allowed us to send the link of all the wedding photos to our family and friends who do not live close by. All of our guests spoke so highly of James on the day saying how lovely he was and we have recieved so many compliments since recieving the photos on how beautiful they are. Thank you James for all your help and for taking such amazing photos of our special day. I would highly recommend!
Laura & Dan
Married in June 2018
June 2016
Wonderful photos of our wedding
James took some wonderful photos of our wedding at Tyn Dwr Hall in May. We asked for documentary style photography so we could see the parts of the day we would have not been able to see ourselves and he did this perfectly. He has also demonstrated excellent skill in being able to identify and capture expressions which are unique to individual friends or family members. A complete professional throughout - we are very happy we chose to go with James as our wedding photographer.
Jill & Dave
Married in May 2018
June 2016
A massive thank you to James
A massive thank you to James for being our photographer at our wedding! It was a truly amazing day and James was there to capture all those special moments and it was a pleasure to share our special day with him. Our Photographs are now back and they are beautiful and they really tell the story of our day! Thank you!
Aimee & James
Married in September 2017
June 2016
We love our wedding photos!
Just want to say a big thank you to James. Our wedding was just the best day and James captured everything we wanted him to. Everyone having the best time. James is so lovely, easy to talk to you, laid back and so friendly you just feel at ease. Very professional as well. We love our wedding photos. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend.
Sheridan Troth Richards
Married in August 2017
June 2016
Fantastic Service
James took our wedding photos and he did everything I asked for fantastic service thank you again
Location & Contact Details


Chester, Cheshire, England

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Press & Awards

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The Guardian, Lonely Planet guidebooks, Getty Images

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Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once you have got in touch with your details, I can answer any immediate questions you may have via email or phone. Generally we would then arrange a meeting in person if it's convenient to go over the smaller details and to get to know each other a little bit first, and again to answer any questions you may have. Contracts would then be drawn up and sent over to you, once these are signed and returned and a deposit paid the date is reserved. We would then ideally meet up again around 4-6 weeks before the wedding day to go over details and timings for the day, I'd also ask you in advance of this meeting to have a list if required of formal group shots you would like. The balance would then be due 1 calendar month before the wedding day and then we are all set! You can then just relax as I take care of capturing everything from your very special day!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

With all the madness of the day it will pass you by in a blur so it's important for you both to take a little time out and just be with each other, this is usually the time where we can get some amazing natural photographs that you'll keep coming back to look at for years to come. And although I'm not a fan of the staged group shots, nowadays it's rare that such a large family unit will come together in one place so it's always good to get everyone in a photo for a lovely memento.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace it! You can't do anything about the weather on your day so not worth worrying about, you may get a bit wet but it's not like you can't get dry later on! Have a large plain umbrella on standby if you think might be needed. Dramatic moody skies can make for some fantastic photographs so every cloud has a silver lining if you'll pardon the pun!

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