Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

My job as your wedding photographer is to capture the fun, the emotion, the people and the details that all go together to make your memories leap back to life every time you pick up your album. I get to know you before the day in both our meetings and also on the engagement shoot, and in getting to know each other I become more than just a photographer – I become a part of your day, and enjoy every second of it with you.
Talking through all the options, ideas and plans about your day not only helps everything run smoothly but also ensures I capture your story the way you want it – and focussing on the people and relationships that matter the most.
I’m unobtrusive, I’m relaxed and I always aim to become a natural part of the wedding, ensuring the more formal parts of the day are as light-hearted and ‘painfree’ as possible for you and your guests.
I have been photographing weddings for over 15 years, with Stuart James Photography in it’s eleventh year, and I truly believe I have the best job in the world as I get to not only share one of the most important days in my clients lives, but to document their memories in my own unique style creating a collection of wedding photos that will be treasured for a lifetime.
When working with me the most important thing is to relax and be yourselves – enjoy your day with your friends and family and trust me to create the timeless photojournalistic story you desire. And together we’ll have a lot of fun in the process!

My Style

My photography is a relaxed blend of true photojournalism and contemporary portraiture, combining three key ingredients:


Storytelling moments

Your day will rush by so fast, with only those storytelling frames that you will look back upon to re-live your day and reignite the memories.  My relaxed, unobtrusive style and years of experience allows me to be ready to capture the moments of your day in a true photojournalistic manner, providing a collection of beautiful moments to look back upon.

Fabulous emotions and expressions captured in this wonderful reportage photograph as the bride and groom leave the church at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Relaxed portraits

No rigid poses, or cheesy staged photos and definitely no endless list of boring group shots! My portraits are relaxed and natural and won’t take up hours of your time. By structuring the group photos and keeping the ‘list’ to a minimum, you will have more time to drink champagne and enjoy your day with your friends and family.

Sandon Hall Staffordshire Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James


Amazing details

Amazing photos of the tiny features you’ve spent ages deciding on. My detail photography captures the dozens of tiny details that make your wedding just that little more individual and personal; dresses, shoes, flowers, table plans it will all be there in the finished album.

Elizabeth + Chris' Wedding at Somerford Hall, Brewood | Photography by Stuart James (


A relaxed afternoon with a beautiful couple at Sleap Airfield in Shrewsbury by Shrewsbury Reportage Wedding Photographer Stuart James


Wedding Collections

Wedding photography pricing shouldn’t be complicated, confusing or full of hidden costs.

To keep things easy to understand, I offer a range of simple collections, offering you a selection of coverages to suit your day and your budget perfectly, from small intimate midweek weddings through to full day coverage from the morning to the early hours, with album choices and products included.

To find out more about the collections, please head to the Pricing Page.



Wedding Albums

Almost all of our packages include a beautiful storybook album, to tell the story of your wedding day. Here you can see the types of albums we offer, and also see examples of the finished designs.

Utilising golden hour and sunset for a memorable portrait session at Bracebridge Pool in Sutton Park by Sutton Coldfield Reportage Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Engagement Shoots

You’ve probably seen them spoken about, you may even have seen our Engagement Shoot gallery, here’s why I think they are so important, and also a few words from a couple who’ve already been there…


Choosing a photographer is such an important decision, here are a few thoughts from previous couples who have entrusted their wedding photography to me, Stuart James.


Wedding Venues

Throughout the years Stuart has photographed weddings throughout the UK from the highs of Edinburgh in Scotland, to the south coast of England. Although the majority of our work is based around the Staffordshire area, it’s always fantastic to explore new and exciting venues.
Here are some of the recent venues we have had the pleasure of working at, and the most recent wedding photography stories from them.



Stunning relaxed evening shoot around the beautiful city of Liverpool in the North West by Reportage Wedding Photographer Stuart James


Wedding Industry

Need a little help finding that perfect supplier for your day, here are a few of the companies we know, respect and trust throughout the wedding industry.



Have a burning question you want to know the answer to? Head to the Frequently Asked Questions page to hopefully answer your queries, and if you don’t find the answer – drop me a line!


About Stuart James

You’ve heard a little about the photographer, what about the man behind Stuart James?
Here’s a little insight to me, my background and a little glimpse into my life.



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