James Polley Photography
Services From James Polley Photography
Relaxed, Natural & Professional Wedding Photographer
A wedding photographer based in a village outside Bedford. I make it my mission to capture the personalities and mutual passions of each bride and groom I photograph in order to tell a story and create unique memories. By acknowledging that no two wedding are the same which is why I specialise in offering a bespoke and personalised wedding photography service. Whether you envisioned a quaint ceremony or a lavish fairytale wedding, I will adapt to your needs.
To succeed in making the bride and groom feel at ease, I have a reliable, friendly and professional manner. The key to capturing the perfect wedding photography is ensuring the bride and groom feel comfortable enough to show their true nature. I succeed in achieving this by arranging to meet each bride and groom for food or coffee (and cake) before the big day. Let’s not stop there, I can also help take the stress out of the occasion by ensuring the couple are in the right place at the right time on the day itself.
Rachel Nockels• Dec. 4, 2021
We had been let down by other photographers but then we found James and I’m really glad we did! He was very responsive, listened to what we wanted and gave us fantastic photos and memories to last a lifetime.
He was so great with the kids and made everyone feel at ease. We would highly recommend him
Haley Woodward• Aug. 17, 2019
Absolutely brilliant, great images and captured exactly what we wanted. Was fab on the night too, professional and friendly. Couldn't have asked for more. Would def use again.
Katie• July 13, 2019
James was truly amazing! We are truly overwhelmed with our photo's. He was exactly what we wanted and more! I cannot write a review to describe how grateful and blown away by him we and all our guests were! Thank you James from the bottom of our hearts!
Jay Carsons• Dec. 4, 2021
You have been beyond a pleasure to work with. From the very moment we met you we knew there wasn’t a person better placed for the job; to capture one of the most memorable days of our lives.
Throughout the pandemic, you were understanding and reassuring, taking that stress away. You really made it part of the package to get to know us and tailor the shots of the day around our personalities.
The way you included our son, not only on the day but every time we met or spoke prior to the wedding, will always stand out to us both.
We didn’t have a single guest that didn’t comment on how lovely our photographer was.
Your communication has been of such a professional high standard, I can assure you from our point of view and speaking to various photographers when looking for the day, that you stood out as exceptional above them all.
To top it off, the images we have walked away with are beyond what we could have ever hoped for. The emotion you have captured from the day takes us right back to the moment, some of the images you took of Jude are those we will be forever grateful for.
You are incredibly talented James, service like no other and honestly a genuinely lovely person. We hope to bump into you some day soon and get to meet your own family who you speak so highly of.
Congratulations for the work you have done, we couldn’t be happier.
The Carsons x
Theresa & Josh• Nov. 21, 2021
James was recommended to me by a family member for my wedding photography in November and wow are we glade he was ! From start to finish James has been a pleasure to work with and has deliverd 5 star service , it was clear from the beginning how much pride James took in his craft which is evident in the pictures he’s produced. James listened to every detail both me and my husband wanted and went the extra mile to ensure our special day went smoothly. On the big day james surprised us with colour cannons to include in our pictures which was so special, he helped me organise my flowers , he helped keep my bridal party calm and made all my guests feel so comfortable when taking pictures ( little ones included) . If you book James for your wedding you will not regret it ! And you will have the most amazing pictures to show your family and friends for a life time . James , I can’t thank you enough!
Heather & Danny• Sept. 4, 2021
We used James at our wedding and found him very easy to work with, very helpful and enthusiastic. Very well priced and great value for money. He was part of our day in more way than one and delivered us a large amount of fantastic photos which captured our day perfectly. I would highly recommend James for future reference and would say that all photos were delivered to us in the time span he’d promised and would like to add that the aftercare service is everything it should be. We really enjoyed having him there as our photographer and is now a valued friend.
What services do you offer?
Wedding photography is what i specialise in. I am a Senior Design by day with vast knowledge of printing which i can offer to design and print a wedding album to your exact specification. I work with a Videographer and can put you in touch with a great guy who i have had the pleasure working with.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
My priority and focus will be only one wedding at a time. I have a job to complete which i will give every once of effort and professional knowledge to make sure your day is created in nothing but perfection.
What kind of technology do you use?
I use the Nikon Professional range. I have two Nikon full frame DSLR bodies which i use on the day with three lenses. This ranges from a super wide angle lens, with a wide angle - zoom lens plus a telephoto to get in close when far away. I have two Nikon professional flashes (with back up batteries for the back up batteries), tripod, monopods, stand for flashes and all my clean equipment. I carry a Wedding Emergency kit, where i store the basic things for the day encase there is an issue. For example, safety pins, tablets if your feeling unwell, tread and a needle, chewing gum, etc. Can never be too prepared.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
We are all online at a finger tip now. We love to share our imagery with our friends and family. So why not cut out all the complications. Once the images are completed, i share a link with you. This mean you are able to send to family and friends as you wish. This means everyone will be able to download the images to have them to keep rather than ask you to send copies, poor quality from Facebook / Instagram, etc.
What's the delivery time for photographic report?
Depending on the size of the wedding, i aim to complete the images with a 4 weeks. This is an estimate which i can give you a better idea upon completing the wedding. I have a full time job and a family i work my editing around so 4 weeks is the usual time frame i work to on a large scale wedding.
Do you send all the photos taken?
I can take on average of 1500+ on a typical wedding day. We can't help the odd blink at the wrong time, a gust of wind or someone not looking. This can't be helped although i take this into consideration on the day. I will send you around 300+ images, telling you a story of your special day, selecting only the best images for you.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
Mainly working alone, i also have other photographers who sometimes join me. On agreement with the couple, i ask sometimes whether a photography student can join me for the day, who does exactly what I ask and any shots from the day i feel good enough will be used. This means we can get a few extra shots at a different angle and shots from two different angles at the same time. As i mentioned, this would be agreed upfront at no extra cost.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
I have a few professional photographers as a back up and would do everything i can to manage this. Although i can not guarantee they would be available and at the same cost.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
Your images maybe used on my website, advertising, marketing or social media. We all love to share our images. I regularly enter competitions and awards which your images maybe used. I am happy to keep you up to date if i do.