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James Darling

Bodmin, Cornwall

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PL30 5NN


James Darling is a professional wedding photographer who covers Cornwall and beyond. Many people get married in Cornwall due to the superb venues, picturesque beaches and coastline. James captures these wedding day memories as naturally as possible so that every bride and groom have a true memory of their day for their wedding photograph album.

"I take a natural, candid, relaxed approach to wedding photography. Also called reportage, photojournalism or documentary photography, it’s how I’ve always approached my work. The result is authentic wedding photographs that look and feel real – because they are real. Every wedding is different and each couple unique. Really great wedding photography gives every couple the chance to relive the ‘best day of their life’ over and over again."


You were the best wedding photographer! Just wanted to say a sincere thank you for the amazing job you did for us! It really retells the story every time we look at the photos – I will definitely consider you for my next wedding!!

Photographs are fantastic – thank you. I’m sure everyone says the same but it is truly amazing how much you miss and how much the wedding photographs give you back the day again from someone else’s perspective giving you so many moments you’d forgotten. As far as the day is concerned you were professionalism personified with plenty of humour, required military control and fun thrown in to make it an absolute pleasure to have you with us. So many people have commented on how good you were and how much fun – the ladies seem to have a soft spot and the guys appreciated the humour!

Richard and I are so thrilled with photos they totally capture the feeling of the day and they are just so perfect. There are some that we didn’t even know you were there – I guess that’s the point! But really it was a joy to have you shoot the day and you made us both feel so at ease. We spent more time finding the right photographer than we did for anything else and we are so pleased we did – you can be assured that we are recommending you all over the shop and if you ever need anything from us in relation to marketing just let us know. Thank you so much!

You really did capture the spirit of the day, and did a great job of covering everything and everyone. Claire even likes the pictures you took of her, which is quite an achievement! The quality of the photos aside, we are also really grateful for you being a part of everything going so smoothly on the day itself. Claire tells me you were a very calming influence when she was getting ready, and we both really enjoyed and appreciated the way you handled our families in the group shots. Beyond all that though, we simply enjoyed your company on the day and were really glad to have you there. Hopefully we’ll find some excuse in future to call upon you again.

Highly skilled photographer, creates the perfect frame for any occasion. Very pleased with his skill and the outcomes of the pictures.

I cannot recommend James Darling Photography more highly. We have used him twice, once to take Wedding Photographs, nearly 10 years ago, in Berkshire and then more recently, this year, for a Family Photography shoot in Cornwall. On both occasions he was fantastic to work with. He has a very flexible approach, communicates well before and after the events, is very reasonably priced and the results are outstanding! At our wedding he blended into the background capturing all the emotions and stages of the day with ease and total professionalism. Our guests kept asking "who is the charming photographer?" At the family photography shoot there were 3 generations of us, ranging from 65 years old to 7months old. He made it fun for all of us and the children just loved the games he got them to play and the things he asked them to do in order to capture the amazing shots that he did. The pictures we have show laughter, tears, silliness and seriousness! The only downside is that I don't have enough wall space ton which to hang them!! We will definitely use him again!

We recently used James Darling Photography for a commercial photo shoot to provide distinct imagery instead of the usual stock fare. This was a crucial element in elevating our new pan-European web presence to a market leading position, as well as providing us with a wealth of imagery for ongoing marketing requirements. James significantly over-delivered against the brief; we were unlucky enough to have a very poor day weather-wise for the shoot (in mid-August, in Devon!), but James certainly has the skill and professionalism to create a silk purse from a sow's ear. It is refreshing to work with such a dedicated professional who clearly takes great pride in his work, but most importantly has the ability to get great shots - something that I'm sure is a gift and impossible to teach. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend James Darling Photography and will be using them again in the future. Johnny Robinson. Chief Marketing Officer, SSW PLC

Choosing a wedding photographer can be a real challenge. When you first meet James you will realise that he provides wedding photography that is on a different level to his competitors. His calm, professional and extremely personable nature makes him the ideal addition to any wedding day - charming all the family and guests. A photographer is present at some very personal moments during your special day and James fitted in so perfectly, it felt like we'd known him all our lives! The photos speak for themselves. Beautifully natural 'reportage' style photography - even capturing granny on the dance-floor! All of the more formal group photos were also excellent and so efficiently organised - James' military precision really shone through. We could not recommend a better photographer for any wedding or event. Thank you James!

James is a regular and very welcome visitor to Tresco, where his commercial photography skills have contributed a great deal to our marketing presence. JAmes has a flexible and personable approach to photography, taking the time to fully understand and connect with his subjects, ultimately producing a fantastic standard of imagery which helps us to stand apart. James regularly undertakes bespoke photoshoots for the Tresco website, Tresco Times yearbook and other print and digital projects and his imagery and friendly approach never fails to impress. He understands our desire to respect our guests and their privacy on the island and yet still captures the very essence of a holiday on Tresco.