My name is James Soules, a wedding photographer based in Kent. I photograph weddings all over the country working at many amazing wedding venues.
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to document peoples wedding day. You will be in safe hands, photography is not only my full time job but also my passion.
I work largely in a documentary photography fashion meaning I photograph real moments as they happen. Less posing, more real moments, trying to capture the feeling of your wedding day in my photos.
This quote sums up photography to me:
"Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures."
— Don McCullin
Pick me if you want memories of every detail of the day as it naturally unfolds...but you don’t want to see the photographer. I’m not offended, don’t worry.
In fact, that’s how I prefer it. By keeping out of your way, I get to see all the best parts. The parts that make the day yours. The parts that you miss. Because you’ll be focusing on other things, like not tripping over your dress or rehearsing your speech over and over again.
Some people call what I do documentary photography, and some people call it reportage photography. Both mean the same thing; natural photos that show your day through your guests’ eyes.
With the freedom to roam, I can help you remember your day from every angle. I’m there all day so I can catch every tear, every smirk and every chuckle because I’ll be right in the middle of the action. Over the years I’ve developed an expert eye for detail and lightning-quick reactions. So I won’t ask you to pause on your way through the cloud of confetti, but I will make sure I get the photo of that moment. Because it isn’t a practice run - it’s the real thing, and you should enjoy it in real-time.
"They are fantastic. We really loved looking through and reliving out day"
-Hannah & Ben
"James photographed our wedding in August, and captured the day perfectly. We wanted documentary photography with minimal posing photos and this exactly what was achieved. We absolutely love our photos and looking through them all, brings back so many lovely memories of our special day.
James is vey professional - accommodating people’s requests for photos with no fuss. James happily took photos with such a positive attitude, and we are so glad we had him as our photographer."
-Becky & John
"James was fantastic! Despite a last minute disaster with the reception, meaning all our guests had to pile into my mums home, we had a fantastic wedding day. James managed to capture the love in the room. The photos really reflect how everybody made the most of the situation, which reminds me how lucky we are to have such fantastic friends and family.
James was dynamic and discreet whilst battling through all the people squashed in my mums house and really captured the atmosphere. Thanks James"
-Steff & Martin
"“James is an amazing photographer, his laid back approach and calm personality meant that I barley noticed that photos were being taken. I Love our photos they are amazing. The moments he captured are so natural and beautiful. I fully recommend him.”
-Sarah & Kevin