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Philip James Photography

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UK & Destination Wedding Photographer | Philip James specialises in tailored experiences, creating unique & timeless imagery!.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1395
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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
For my business, service is absolutely everything to me. I want the moment you get in touch, to the final album I deliver to be a wonderful and memorable experience. I want you to feel like I'm a friend of the family, so you will be totally at ease around me. This all translates into better and more memorable photographs. I believe my ethos of going the extra mile is certainly very different from my local competitors. This means everything to me and making your experience a joyful one, with many moments to treasure for a lifetime, is what I do this for! My style is crisp, bright and contemporary. I don't believe in crazy filters and presets. I like the idea of powerful, well thought out images that will stand the test of time. My approach is to do whatever needs to be done to create the best possible images at each and every wedding I photograph.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dolman
Thank you so much for getting in touch. You're here because you value beautiful imagery and a high quality service. I'd love to find out more about you both and your special day. I really can't wait to hear from you. Phil.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Harriet & Mark
Married in June 2019
July 2019
Amazing photographer, Phil was perfect!!
Amazing photographer, Phil was perfect!! Right from the first time we emailed him he was reliable and professional. As a couple who HATE having their photos taken Phil ma...
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Rachel & Pete
Married in June 2019
July 2019
We can’t recommend Phil enough!
We can’t recommend Phil enough as a wedding photographer, from the moment we met him he helped us feel at ease as we aren’t used to having our photos taken!! We had such ...
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Pryanka
Married in April 2019
May 2019
Wonderful
Phil was absolutely amazing, both before, during and after the wedding. The whole process went smoothly, from when we booked him through to receiving the pictures from th...
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Asha & Dan
Married in December 2018
July 2019
An incredible person and photographer.
An incredible person and photographer. We are over the moon with our engagement and wedding photos. We really couldn't have aaked for more.
Ollie & Sallie
Married in October 2018
July 2019
Phil's passion and drive for his job helped us!
Phil made us both feel so comfortable from booking him right through to the end of our wedding day, to the point where on the day we completely forgot he was even there s...
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Katy & Myles
Married in September 2018
July 2019
Such a talented, genuine, professional guy!
Such a talented, genuine, professional guy with a fantastic photographic talent. Phil photographed our wedding day in August this year and I am so so pleased that we chos...
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The Hundred House Hotel Wedding Fayre

25th January 2020
I will at this award winning venue on both the 25th & 26th. I'd love to meet you and discover more about you both and your plans!
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Location & Contact Details

Address

225 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AL, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Town

Sutton Coldfield

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M42 Junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Sutton Coldfield

Nearest Airport

Birmingham

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Press & Awards (1)

Grazia Magazine / Rosie Ginday (Royal Wedding)
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

This almost feels like a trick question... I love all the weddings I shoot, as they're memorable in different ways!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Bright, crisp, artistic, photojournalistic, modern

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the service I provide. I always over deliver going above and beyond for my clients!

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

Do the speeches before you eat, over the years that is the advice I stand by! I see so many nervous grooms and best men who hardly eat that amazing food!

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

I always love it when couples book a toast master. I just love how a good toast master can make the day run so effortlessly!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When a couple first get in touch, we usually chat via e-mail to start with. I then love to offer a home visit if they're not too far away. Or a Skype call if we don't live near one another. I really like to get to know my couples and understand what they love about photography and what matters to them most. On home visits I will always take some of my gorgeous Italian leather albums to showcase what a full day looks like, as I feel that is very important. It's easy to show off your very best images online, nothing beats seeing a full wedding. Once my couples book, it's a really simple process for them as I don't like to complicate things. I send a digital contract and booking form and it's all signed electronically. A few months before the big day, I like to check in and see if I can help with any of the plans and get a copy of their timeline and formal photo list. Being prepared for my weddings is key! If I haven't worked the venue before I will always scout it a few weeks before, or we do your engagement session there :) The big day arrives and I'm always early, I don'e like surprises and I'm sure you don't either! Being on time for me is of the up most importance. After the wedding you always get your images within 4 weeks as I don't like to keep you waiting. I only take on a certain number of weddings each year, to keep your experience a luxury one.

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

Too many to narrow it down to just one! However I do always suggest some gorgeous ones of the two of you at sunset (if it happens) the light is just magical at that time of day!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

One my my recent brides had a Disney Themed wedding and had a really amazing request! On the bottom of her shoe was written 'Andy' from Toy Story and she really wanted her grooms reaction to it as they are both crazy about the film! It was an incredible moment and I loved how much thought had gone into it!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Bring a large white umbrella as we're getting the wow shot outside! In all seriousness I come prepared for the rain, this is England after all! I always have a plan B, somewhere inside the venue that we can take the family formals and some nice posed images of the two of you. But seriously if it rains in the day or at night, I have all the gear to go out there and make some truly unforgettable shots.

Describe how you got into photography.

My wife owns a Bridal Boutique and that's where the love for weddings comes from. I'd been a photographer for many years but had never been brave enough to photograph weddings. Now I couldn't imagine doing anything else!