Wedding photographer in Birmingham


Luxury Birmingham wedding photography - Philip James Photography | About me


My Story

2019 Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist

These days when I’m not photographing weddings there’s a few things I love to do!  First and foremost is spending time with my beautiful family, watching my girls grow is the best thing ever! Lisa & I love going to new restaurants & travelling with the kids. If I ever get a moment to myself, I love to play the guitar which I’m learning right now!

My passion for photography was ignited as a small boy by my grandfather and the hours spent with him and his DSLR camera. The times I spent playing with the camera, learning about how it worked and what the different lenses were for gave me a whole new respect for the images he created.

I had always admired my grandfather’s photographs, he was an incredible wedding photographer and captured some wonderful moments.


Fast forward a few years and I had forged a career as a musician, which took me all over the world, opening my eyes to some incredible places and people along the way. I was compelled to capture as many of those experiences on film as possible. I believe it was those years of touring that gave me a wealth of experience behind the lens, which has most definitely impacted on my approach to photography. Honestly I never expected my journey 10 years ago to lead me here, but I truly love being a wedding photographer.



Why Being A
Wedding Photographer Is So Important To Me

Capturing priceless memories

I would consider my luxury wedding photography style as documentary mixed with some fine art. I really do have a passion for capturing moments in time, that may well have gone by unnoticed. When we first meet, I’m keen to find out more about you and what you love about photography. This helps me build the whole experience around you. However, quite often, it’s those shots that almost happen by accident that are treasured the most… the look on Grandma’s face as she takes in the father of the bride speech, or the flower girls laughing and twirling in the sunshine.

There is truly nothing more satisfying for me than your reaction when you receive the final images, some you expected, others you never even knew I’d taken, but could now never be without.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who cares about your experience and wants to give you truly timeless imagery, please get in touch! I can’t wait to hear from you! Finally I’m very proud that I was nominated for TWIA 3 years running. Such a prestigious awards in my field, it’s very humbling to have been valued! See my directory listing here.