Meet Andrew James
Hey, if you have made it this far then you are most likely familiar with my work so this section is here for you to get to know a little about me...
How Photography by Andrew James started...
I first discovered photography in 2015 when I started to document my own family's life during my daughters fight with cancer. This journey of documenting my family life very quickly turned into a passion that I wanted to turn into more than just a hobby and I took the huge decision to enrol for a photography degree in 2016.
The loss of my daughter to cancer showed me the importance of photographs and the moments that they contain but it also lit a fire beneath me for a career in family photography. My university studies began to become more focused on genres of people and families and Photography by Andrew James was created.
I am now privileged to do this as a full-time job after completing my Bachelor of Arts with Honours and I absolutely love meeting new people to capture their special memories with them.
I love warm, in the moment photographs that work together to create a story. I love to capture all of the emotions on display from anticipation and anxiety to joy and happiness. I look for intimate moments and signs of affection to give you photos that will serve as a visual cue for your memories for years to come.
The memories I have captured for families...
I have been fortunate enough to help families capture memories that range from newborn sessions right through to a small and private funeral. I am now even more excited for the upcoming birth of my third child as I now have the skills to capture the memories of his birth for me and my partner to look back upon in future years.
Below is an idea of some of the commissions I have had since starting this journey:
Newborn photo shoots || Christenings || Child portrait sessions || Child documentary sessions || Family portrait sessions || Family documentary sessions || Pet photography || Equestrian photography || Birthday parties || Weddings || Funerals
Some of this work you will find examples of on this site, some of it you may not due to the sensitivities of each individual project.
My Likes, Hobbies & Interests:
Photography || Reading || Forest Walks || The Beach || Food || Coffee || Football || Rugby || Whisky || Red Wine
Favourite TV Series: Suits || Favourite Food: Antipasto || Favourite Book: The Godfather Trilogy || Favourite Time of Year: Autumn
Meet The Team
Baby number three...
Arriving to this world around the 11th March 2020!!!
The true definition of man's best friend. Loyal and caring, soft and playful. Everyone who meets her wants to take her home with them!
The one who thinks that she is the boss!!!
Nearly nine years of putting up with me, she is most definitely due for some sort of medal!
My first born, a daddy's girl and the true definition of inspirational.
Sadly taken from this world too soon. She is the one that set me on this journey and she still inspires me daily.
The one who is the boss!!!
He keeps me on my toes and loves a good wrestle. The most amazing and loving but cheeky little chap you could ever wish to call your son.
For me, the key to beautiful photographs is more than just the skill level and experience of the photographer, it is also about the connection that you have with your photographer and how relaxed you are able to feel when with them. I truly believe that you should always have at the very least a meet-up (or a video chat) before booking any photographer to see how you feel about them.
I would love to know more about you and the precious memories that you wish to be captured so please do get in touch...