• Capturing the story of your day

    Documentary Wedding Stories

  • that bring your memories back to life…

    Storytelling moments

  • between yourselves, and your friends and families

    Photographs that show the love

  • and bringing the tears flooding again…

    Capturing the emotion

  • Photos that show the characters

  • and capturing the fun you all have together

    Keeping things fun!

  • throughout the whole experience

    Making sure you feel relaxed

  • Whilst telling your story

  • From start

Creative Documentary Wedding Photography – Staffordshire & UK

Your wedding day is filled with stories…

I am a Staffordshire wedding photographer capturing wedding stories throughout the UK. With a style based upon Documentary Photography, but not forgetting natural relaxed portraits, creating beautiful images of you both looking your most perfect, but ensuring you have all the time you need with your friends and family whilst I capture the story of your day. Never shooting from the sidelines, I always immerse myself in the wedding and the moment, being a part of the day with you all, allowing me to capture the truly wonderful story from within.

Please take time to browse through my blog and the featured weddings to gain an insight into how I like to capture the wedding day, and begin to image your own wedding story…

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be invited to photograph weddings all over the UK, throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire and Oxfordshire, travelling as far north as Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands, down to London, Suffolk and the South Coast, right to the stunning setting of the Italian Riviera of Sorrento, working in some of the most stunning venues throughout the country.

I would love to hear about your plans, and to discuss how I could be a part of your day. If you’d like to talk please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or call the studio.

Natural wedding photography that captures the story of your day

Take a couple of minutes to get a look in to the style of my photography, and an insight into my thought process...

Documentary wedding photographer based in Staffordshire photographing weddings throughout Stafford, Cannock, Birmingham, Manchester, Cheshire, London & UK.

Featured Documentary Wedding Stories

Recent weddings captured by Stuart James

Latest Wedding Stories

Creative evening portraits of the bride and groom at Oxleaze Barn in Gloucestershire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Oxleaze Barn | Victoria + Tom

An elegant and fabulous day with much love, laughter and frivolity ensuring Victoria + Tom's wedding was one to truly remember. With the fabulous setting of Oxleaze Barn providing the perfect backdrop, the wedding could not have been better!

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Tythe Barn | Bethan + David

Bring together two wonderful families with roots in Wales and Italy, place them with a group of friends in a wonderful setting in the Oxfordshire countryside, add in stunning summer weather, and you have the recipe for a fabulous wedding. Bethan + David's wedding was a true treat of the early summer...

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Denstone College | Gemma + Tommy

Bring a couple intent on making their day the most perfect it could be, in one of the most stunning settings at Denstone College in Uttoxeter, add in fabulous summer weather and a fabulous collection of friends and family, and you have the recipe for a fabulous wedding... Gemma + Thomas are a fabulous couple whose day could not have been more of a pleasure to document.

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Read the thoughts of past clients who have entrusted their wedding photography to me

Reviews of Stuart James

Rachael + Tam

Rachael + Tam

Weston Park / See Their Story

"Wow!" As we said on the day, we had such high expectations from the work you had shown us and the day itself - however, you exceeded there. Thank-you so very much for capturing what was an incredible day for us. You contributed to the day and the work you have done has sealed both the occasion and the feelings of the day in a stunning book - a book that has brought back the tears and smiles of our wedding. In those pages is happiness and light. So, really, from the bottom of our heart, thank-you.

Stuart is incredibly talented! Our pre wedding shoot was not only fun for us a family but he took the time to get to know us & what we did & didn't like. On our wedding day he felt part of the family! We felt completely ease & he really helped with the running of the day. He had the right balance of taking the perfect shots that we wanted but also not feeling like we were in the front of the camera for the entire time. He is a complete professional & we are over the moon with our pictures & our album. It's stunning & tells a beautiful story of our special day. We can't thank you enough Stu!

Jude + Richard

Moor Hall / See their story

We had Stuart photograph our wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased with the photos. As soon as we saw examples of his passed work he was our only choice. He has an amazing ability to put people at ease so our photos are very relaxed and show our guests happily enjoying our wedding without forced unnatural smiles. He is reliable, professional and very highly skilled. Our wedding Album which documents our wedding from start to finish is most definitely one of my most treasured possessions.

Eiryl + James

Eiryl + James

Lichfield / See the latest Lichfield wedding

Thank you Stuart (and Beki) for the wonderful shots you took on our wedding day. Your understanding of our more unusual brief was not only well received, but brilliantly executed and we now have some memorable photos that give us immense joy every time look at them. Everyone we have show has loved them as well and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future.

Kam + Mark

Kam + Mark

Hadley Park House, Telford / See their story

Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photography and being such a pleasure to work with. We really appreciate all your hard work before and after the event but a special thanks for holding the wedding day together so well! We have the most wonderful memories of our special day, which are brought to life within the photos you took. It's actually very emotional looking through the album because everything is capture so well. We'll treasure our album for the rest of our lives!

I know we've said it already, but thank you so much for our awesome wedding album. You were an absolute star on the day & we still can't believe how fast the albums were in arriving! Our parents absolutely adore their albums too!

Katie + David

Katie + David

The Hundred House, Telford / See their story

Thank you for all your hard work in producing such amazing photos! We are thrilled with our album.x

Thank you for being the perfect photographer on our wedding day! We cannot thank you enough for capturing our beautiful memories.

Rachel + Andy

Rachel + Andy

Chaddesley Corbet / See their story

Thank you very much for doing a fabulous job with our wedding photos. We are thrilled with them and will treasure them for many years to come. We would certainly not hesitate to recommend you! Thanks :-)

Kelly + Johnt

Kelly + Johnt

Wroxhall Abbey, Worcester / See their story

From the start of the day to the very end you were a star! Thank you for making it a day we will never forget.

About Stuart James

I’m Stuart and I’ve been photographing weddings for over 15 years and simply love it.
To get to document amazing days in peoples lives, and to know my work will provide the memories for generations to come fills me with enormous pride. I have a great deal of fun photographing weddings in my relaxed, natural style.
To find out a little more about me, and see if you think I could be a good fit for your day, drop me line or head over to the about me page.

Find out a little more about Stuart James Photography, the style, the albums and also how much it all costs in the links below. Also take a browse through the venues we've most recently worked at, and also some useful information and links too.

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Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues

Looking for inspiration, or just curious about where we’ve recently worked, visit the venues section with links to featured weddings throughout the seasons.

Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers

Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best people in the wedding industry. To help you along with your own plans, please visit our wedding suppliers page.

The Story Behind The Images

The Story Behind The Images

Enjoy a few of the stand-out images from recent years, and the story and thoughts behind them.