Katie and Danny Quality: Excellent
Best decision ever!
In our experience, some photographers can make you feel a bit uncomfortable when taking your typical wedding photos, resulting in them usually looking quite forced. James was the complete opposite of this and was everything we were looking for in a photographer.
We have had James photograph us on three occasions, but it was when we first sat down to discuss ideas that we knew we had made the right choice. All of his work pays testament to this and we now have a good friend, one we will definitely be asking to capture happy occasions in the future.
James is not just a photographer, he helped us so much throughout our wedding day that he may as well have been an usher! He ensured our big day ran smoothly, helping us enjoy ourselves and not worry about things. He managed to do this and still capture a full day of amazing memories.
James, just so you know, we still haven’t decided on a favourite image because we just want to frame them all, they’re that brilliant! X
Kathryn & Matthew – Quality: Excellent
After receiving our wedding photos moments ago, and reliving the happiest day of our lives, I want to write you a review whilst I’m still on such a high and my cheeks ache from grinning ear to ear. Choosing our photographer was genuinely one of the hardest, if not the hardest decision we made about our wedding, and I couldn’t feel more blessed that research and perseverance paid off and we found not only someone who is truly talented, but someone who completely gets us, and is now a friend for life. James, you are gifted technically, creatively and socially and we couldn’t have had someone who made us feel more at ease. The majority of our photos picture us in hysterics which really reflects our fantastic day. You captured every beautiful detail perfectly and I could literally not be happier. We’ve had so many wonderful comments about you from guests, and it felt like a (very clever) friend was with us capturing our day. I truly feel so lucky to have found you, and you’ve given us some amazing memories. The best decision we’ve ever made. Thank you for everything x
James Kimbley – Quality: Excellent
“I hired James to do the photography at my wedding earlier this year. Both James and his colleague were good fun to work with. The best part is you don’t even notice they are there taking the photos allowing James to capture many natural photos. The resulting photos taken were excellent with great moments captured on camera.”
Service Category: Photographer
Year first hired: 2013
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Helen – Quality: Excellent
James was brilliant! I was so impressed with how he managed to be both very friendly yet highly professional. It was almost like he was a very good friend taking the photographs. Excellent on every level!
Marcellus Lindsay – Quality: Excellent
“James is a talented and skilled photographer. James has a knack for bringing humour, personality and humanity out of the images. His eye for colour and for those unique moments that really capture the feeling of what’s happening is a true gift. What’s also important is that the way he works blends into the event and he is almost invisible. That’s how he manages to capture high quality, high value images that would be missed by anybody else. I recommend James as he’s personable, professional and delivers high quality work.”
Service Category: Photography
Year first hired: 2013
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative
Riann and Lee - Quality: Excellent
I booked James after meeting him at a Wedding Fayre about 16 months prior to our day, my partner wasn’t with me but I was really impressed with the work James showed me and I am glad that I trusted my instincts with the booking!! James has a really relaxed style and asked us both lots of questions about what we wanted from our photos in order to deliver. He will easily become one of the guests at your wedding….. playing with the children and getting to know the adults allows him to take quality, natural and fun shots that I hadn’t seen elsewhere. We had a really intimate family wedding day with a huge party in the evening but James still managed to fit right in….. in fact, both day and evening guests thought he was an old friend that we had known for years!! Thanks so much James…… Riann & Lee Parker
Sarah & Dean - Quality: Excellent
Excellent does not even begin to cover it! We found James’ photography after searching online as I wanted some professional photographs of myself and my partner. There were some lovely shots of couples on his website which were just what I was looking for. His prices are very reasonable as I had been quoted almost double from other companies, but would have happily paid more for the service that I received. We were taken to a very scenic place just outside of Chester and felt very at ease and natural with James. The photographs could not have turned out better, they were exactly what I was looking for and I would definitely recommend James’ services to anyone. Look no further if you want a professional, affordable service, and I look forward to the next time I use James Bastable Photography!
James & Yuting - Quality: Excellent
I used James Bastable Photography to take official photos of my wedding. They were great value for money and the resulting photos were excellent. Both James and Will were smartly dressed on the day and very professional. If you are looking for a wedding photographer – you have just found what you have been searching for.
Jaiden & June: Excellent
We would get married again just so that we could have you as our photographer! We are really pleased that you were the photographer and thank you for capturing so many great moments and joyous faces. The weather on our wedding day was pretty bad but you still arranged to have our photographs taken at Sutton Park , Birmingham (not many photographers do that). June is never comfortable around cameras as you could see but you made her comfortable so hats off to you!. It was nice getting to know you. We’ll definitely have you again as our photographer for other occasions
Again, Thank you very much xxx
Make A Wish in Wonderland: Excellent
Thank you so much James! On the day we raised over £1000 for the Make A Wish foundation in Birmingham. With James’s skills behind the camera he managed to shoot and deliver the images quickly and helped raise extra money for the charity. James was very generous with his time and donated 100% of his earnings. We shall definitely be working with James in the near future.
Ben & Sarah Macmichael : Excellent
We hired James for the full day and he was worth every penny and more! From 10 am to 11pm he worked with us to capture every moment of our day and he did not fail to impress, we couldnt have asked for more. We have some amazing photos, particularly the night photos which gave an amazing twist on the ordinary wedding photographs that the average photographer takes. We met many photographers before James, and none compared with the package that James has to offer, along with his funny personality and his willingness to make everything perfect, he even wore a purple tie to match our wedding theme!James was the perfect choice for us and we couldn’t of had a better day. Thank you James x
Shelley Clark (Dress Specialist) : Excellent
“I’ve been using James as my photographer for over a year and have found his work to be consistently outstanding! I use James’ images throughout my business and at wedding fayre’s, they’re a great addition to my business. Look no further for a reliable, friendly professional!”
Minisha (Botanical Gardens): Excellent
“Hey Jamesjust messaging to say thank you so much for all your hard work on my wedding day. You were absolutely fabulous and everyone loved you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable taking photos (you know how I hate being photographed and filmed, lol). You were so professional yet bubbly, friendly and you 100% blended in lol. Not only have I found an amazing photographer but most definitely a dear friend. Will surely be booking you again for future eventsForever grateful Minisha xxx…….P.s you can move to some hard core bhangra, everyone was impressed lol.”
Louise (Streetly – Sutton Coldfield): Excellent
James made me feel more than comfortable whilst on the shoot, offering great ideas for shots and keeping everyone smiling and laughing the entire time. The experience was very enjoyable and the photos turned out brilliantly!
Terrie (Lincoln, UK): Excellent
“James photographed my wedding last October and I couldn’t have asked for better service. He is pleasant,really approachable and works constantly throughout the day. On top of that he has a superb eye! I am stunned with the results and would be happy to recommend him for any occasion. Hire him you won’t regret it!”