My Aproach As A Wedding Photographer In Norfolk


Creative documentary with a dash of contemporary

Having had a wedding myself, I appreciate just how special the wedding day can be. I’ve also realised the importance of capturing the finest of details, the emotion and all the little things that usually go unnoticed. Although each and every wedding is totally unique, they all have a few things in common. Weddings are all pretty much guaranteed to be full of love, tears and an abundance of emotion. It is therefore my job to spontaneously capture each and every magical moment as your special day unfolds.

By keeping a very low profile throughout the day and interfering as little as possible, I am able to record the most natural of moments, which I believe create the best photographs. When I photograph a wedding, I like to do so in the most creative ways possible, and I pride myself in being able to calmly blend into your special day, capturing natural moments and candid expressions without encroaching on your festivities. Keeping it natural and relaxed, I would only offer gentle direction where necessary, this would likely be during the bride and groom portrait session and the group formals. Remember, it’s your wedding day and it’s all about you and what you would like most. If you have any special ideas in mind with regards to photographs, for example, a particular photo spot at the venue that you would like me to use, or if you have any hidden surprises or novelty ideas that you’d like photographed, then it would be great to hear about them.

Wedding Photography Coverage


From bridal preparations until late

My wedding photography begins with the bridal preparation. This usually takes place at home or in a hotel room and is a fantastic opportunity for me to capture creative and detailed photos of the wedding dress, bridal shoes, bouquets, tiaras and all things related to the wedding. I will capture some stunning images of the bride and bridesmaids whilst having their hair styled and make-up applied. If required, and depending on availability, I also have a second photographer available to photograph the groom and groomsmen during this time.

Next stop is at the ceremony venue. Here I typically begin capturing shots of the venue, the arriving guests, the nervous groom and of course the all important arrival of the Bride. During the ceremony I remain low key at all times.

At the reception venue, I will gather as many candid photographs as possible of the guests whilst they mingle together and have a great time. Next up are the group formals and the bride and groom portraits after which I will capture the speeches, cake cutting and first dance as well as any important moments that happen to crop up in-between. If there is any late evening entertainment and dancing, I am always more than happy to stay on.

I’m very flexible when it comes to wedding photography coverage. Whether you’d like me to attend and photograph your entire wedding day, or just a small section of the day, I pride myself in providing a friendly and professional service throughout.

Your Wedding Photos


subtle corrections with a classic film like appearance

After a long day photographing a wedding, reviewing the photos is something that I always look forward to. I like to get stuck in with the editing process right away so that my couples aren’t left waiting too long to view the photos from their special day. Whenever I take a booking for a wedding I tend to keep the following couple of days free in my diary. This allows me enough time to go through all of the photos and to make any adjustments where necessary.

Every one of my wedding photos goes through the editing process, and believe it or not I actually have just as much fun editing as I do in capturing the moment to begin with. This is an essential part of creating your perfect wedding photos, and although I call it editing, it doesn’t mean that I’m going to be transforming your wedding photos into something that they are not. In fact, I’m going to be doing totally the opposite with only some minor corrections to colours and skin tones. I also like to finish my photos with an original film like appearance which I apply independently to each and every image. From time to time I may convert a small selection of images into black and white, but when I do so I will always ensure that the colour version remains available as well.

Once the editing is complete, all final images will be uploaded to a personal online gallery where you can view, share with friends and family, and of course download the photos. The gallery will be accessible from a link that will be provided to you in an email. All photos will also be delivered to you on a USB stick beautifully presented inside a personalised box for you to cherish.

Pre-Wedding Shoot


Getting to know each other

A pre-wedding photo shoot is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other a little more, thus creating a more relaxed feel around photography on the day of your wedding. Pre-wedding photo shoots usually take place at a location that you are both familiar with. If permitted, your chosen wedding venue is the perfect place for a pre-wedding photo shoot as it will allow us to scope out all of the best photo opportunities prior to your wedding day. You will get the chance to see me in action and you will also receive all of the photos taken during the shoot.

It is important that you make the right decision when choosing your wedding photographer, so if you are still deciding on which photographer to use, why not hire me for a pre-wedding shoot to see if I am right for you?

My full day wedding photography packages include a pre-wedding shoot at no extra cost.

James Malkin

Based in the historic town of King's Lynn, James Malkin provides creative, documentary wedding photography throughout Norfolk and much of the UK.

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