"To me, a wedding is whatever you make it. In the simplest form it's a day to reflect on what your love means to you. The coming together of two wild hearts, displaying that raw love for all to see. It is being vulnerable with each other, and letting that person know that you simply cannot be without them. It's dance floor antics, spilling red wine on yourself, and drunken conversations with your best friends. It is whatever you want it to be."

    James White

    Family is everything to me!

    I only take 15 weddings a year! This allows me to dedicate myself to being a better father and husband. For those 15 I choose to work with, believe me, I will go to the ends of the earth to create a legacy for you to hand down from generation to generation

    Stevie & Blake

    "Honestly, there are no words to describe this guy! I want to write about how he made us feel like we had been friends for 20 years, or write about how his images and slideshow brought tears to our eyes (and still do)...but honestly, it all feels like the words won't do justice. When Jimmy says that if he chooses to work with you (he's a full time dad now, so pretty limited in availability), he will give it 100%, he seriously undersells how much effort he puts in. We would never have imagined in our wildest dreams that qe would get what we got. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would! We cannot wait for the next shoot, whatever that may be. Stay real my dude"

    Why do you only take 15 weddings a year?
    For me, I was doing 35-45 weddings a year when I first started. It was great, I loved it. But since becoming a father, I have decided that I would rather be there, with her, not missing out on all those little moments, than make a lot of money. So for me, I have chosen to put my family first, and limit my business availability.
    Does that mean you have only limited time for me if I book with you?
    It actually means the opposite! If I take your wedding on, you'll experience so much more than you ever would have. I'll invite you to my home, spend an entire day with you planning your wedding. I'll cook for you and you will meet my family. We will have pub catch ups in the lead up to the wedding, and plenty of video chats. I have an assistant who will answer any of your questions any time you have them. Because I take on only 15 weddings, I have chosen to properly dedicate myself to delivering those 15 couples, an above and beyond, out of this fucking world experience that they simply could not get anywhere else.
    What is this planning day at your home about?
    Actually one of the best ideas I ever had. Sure it costs me a lot of time, and a bit of money too, but it makes the biggest difference. I realised that the better I knew my couples, and the better they knew me, the easier it was to capture the authentic them on their wedding day. I realised a few phone calls and maybe a video chat, or even a 1 hour pub catch up, simply didn't do much. So I started inviting clients to my home for lunch. I used to be a chef, and I love to cook, so I figured why not cook for my couples, have some drinks, get to truly know one another, and also plan out the wedding? We do timelines, contingency plans for bad weather or other adverse circumstances. You will meet my wife, daughter and dog, and by the time you leave, will guaranteed, feel like a family friend. This, is how I get the shots I get. Just takes some commitment on both parts to achieve it.
    Why elopements & intimate weddings? Wouldn't big weddings make more sense financially?
    Short answer...yes, they would. There are a tonne more traditional weddings, and they almost always have much bigger budgets. But, in case you haven't worked out yet...I don't care anywhere near as much about money, as I do about my happiness. I am a very personable person, I love to get to know everyone at a wedding. Work out their story, how to include them and how to make this personal. When I have 100+ guests, that becomes really hard. Is it impossible? No, it just becomes a lot harder, and there is some sacrifice in terms of storytelling with large numbers. So I tend to focus on smaller intimate weddings and elopements. I feel they give me the true freedom to get to know everyone, spend time being a part of the story, and as a result, tell it from an insiders perspective, not a strangers.
    What is your favourite sport?
    If you follow my Instagram you will quickly work out the answer to that. I love Football, and my team is Liverpool FC. Why Liverpool? In 1991my Grandmother went to the UK, and wanted to get me some stuff (I was only 2 at the time). My parents had told her they wanted me to play football, not rugby. So she went into the nearest sports store in London, and asked what the best team was, which at the time, was Liverpool. She picked me up a Jersey and a big poster for my room, both of which I still have and wouldn't sell for a million dollars!
    Favourite genre of music?
    Oooooo tough one. I would probably say, metal, and the iterations of it, especially metal core. I actually grew up in the 90's on hip hop, 2pac, Biggie, Dre, Snoop, NWA etc, but then fell in love with bands like Metallica, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold etc. This actually culminated in me starting a metal core band of my own in 2009. Still to this day I listen to predominantly metal/hip hop, and also folk music, if I'm feeling really chilled out.
    What's one thing you're excited for about the future?
    Coaching Mia's football team! Honestly, I've been excited for this my entire life! Mia wakes up and watches football with me, has her own jerseys, and Chers for Liverpool, so I am hoping she will be as excited to play as I am to coach. So yeah, if I had to choose one thing, it would be that. Waking up on a Saturday morning, getting all the gear together, grabbing a coffee and heading to the ground. Meetings all the girls and running through the game and then watching them have an absolute blast...that's my happy place I think!
    What did you do before you became a photographer?
    A lot of things haha. From 2007 - 2017 I was at University collecting a Bachelors of Commerce, Bachelors of Law & Bachelors of Psychological Science, so I had a lot of jobs because of that. Predominantly, I was a cook (not a chef, never officially trained), a bartender, I owned a coffee van and cafe, and worked in mental health with kids. I had many other jobs, some in corporate, but they were very short lived so don't warrant mentioning.