Tommy James Photography About Me

About your photographer

Tommy James!

I’m married to my best friend, biggest supporter and number one fan Gem, who I share three gorgeous children with. You’ll often see my daughter Maddison-Rose on my social media platforms; she’s a pro at being dad’s model! Then I’ve got my boys: Logan – typical teenager shies away from the camera he’s too cool for that, and Teddy – my little sidekick when it comes to play fighting and rolling around the floor or helping me take photos, but there’s no way of getting him to pose in front of the camera. That’s my team!

Tommy James Photography – My Family

We live in a little town called Nuneaton in Warwickshire; it’s nowhere fancy but it’s home. There are some lovely scenic walks we love to go on as a family and living close to two of Nuneaton’s beautiful lakes is perfect for evening strolls. I love nothing more than quality time with my team and making memories. Our most favourite place in the world is St Ives in Cornwall. Every year we return for a week and make the best memories together – the beaches are amazing!!

 

A few more things about me:

 

  • I could eat pizza every day if my wife let me
  • Being ginger, I’m not a fan of the sun!
  • I drink way too much tea
  • I LOVE going out for meals
  • I like to watch the most random YouTube videos
  • If I set a goal in life, I have to achieve it no matter how long it takes
  • I don’t like coffee
  • I am extremely passionate about my career
  • I have this fear of people touching me with dirty hands
  • I love a to-do list
  • I can’t stand football… or slugs
  • I love making my children laugh and will act like a total weirdo just to make them smile
  • I despise sand! It gets EVERYWHERE!

 

So, maybe I should tell you how I got into photography.

 

I left school with pretty poor grades and, although I had a few long term jobs, I just couldn’t find my path, and so I joined the Army. During my time in the army serving with 2RRF In Germany, I was given the opportunity to become the battalion photographer and, as I’ve always had a love for taking photos, I thought what a perfect chance at doing something I’ve always loved. That’s where it began…

 

During my career I have:

 

  • Photographed a Royal visit from The Duke of Kent
  • Travelled to Kenya and took images of wildlife
  • Enjoyed photographing many family portraits
  • Captured the sentiment of many baptisms
  • Took images of football, boxing, and other sporting events
  • Visited military bases and covered their Mess Dos
  • Done many corporate events
  • Worked for some small businesses taking images of their products
  • Newborn photoshoots
  • Store/salon openings
  • Engagements shoots
  • Captured the fun at family functions
  • MOST importantly captured 100s of weddings

 

And most of that was within the first few years. I have solely concentrated on weddings now for over 7 years and I get a great buzz out of working for people and handing them all the memories I captured.

 

I enjoy exploring new venues, capturing the details of the buildings, and using the scenery to set the background to your memories. I’m in the perfect location to explore The West Midlands, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, & Warwickshire.

 

Some of my most loved venues are:

 

  • Warwick House
  • Pendrell Hall
  • Hothorpe Hall
  • Catthorpe Manor Estate
  • Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel
  • Weston Hall Hotel
  • Kilworth House Hotel
  • Forest of Arden
  • Coombe Abbey
  • Manor Hotel Meriden
  • Ardencote

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me. I’d love to hear from you and chat about your wedding day.

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