Getting to Know – James Davidson Photography

Picture of James Davidson of James Davidson Photography

Interview With: James Davidson

Company Name: James Davidson Photography


Location / Coverage: UK and internationally

How did James Davidson Photography come about and how long has the business been going?

I finished my degree in Documentary and Editorial photography in 1995 after which I spent about 5 years assisting fashion and advertising photographers in London. I set up my own studio in 2000 doing mainly corporate style stuff. I was naturally drawn to weddings and portraits and over the years that is what I have specialised in.

Picture of a bride and her bridesmaids wearing wellington boots by James Davidson Photography

How old were you when you got your first camera?

I had a snappy point and shoot camera for as long as I can remember, but I had a real ‘wow’ moment when my Dad lent me his SLR when I was 15. I got my first proper camera for my 16th birthday and never really looked back.

Picture showing the sihouette of a bride with a beautiful night sky by James Davidson Photography

Who works at James Davidson Photography?

Just lil’ ol’ me. My wife helps when she can but we have two small children which is a full-time job and some – I’ve got the easy option!

What sets James Davidson Photography apart from other wedding photographers?

Style and professionalism. I like to think my style is clean, simple but very elegant and stands head and shoulders above the average.

Picture of a bride and groom walking down a path surrounded by trees by James Davidson Photography

What’s the best thing about the job?

At a wedding, being able to record a couple’s most significant day, the whole story, the full emotional rollercoaster, and to do it in a unique and significant style. For children’s portraits, well just being able to work with people of my own mental age …

Atmospheric picture of a bride and groom holding each other by James Davidson Photography

Does James Davidson Photography have a particular style of photography?

With a background in documentary photography, I love to tell the story of the day, but I also draw on my fashion and portrait experience to hopefully create a bit of romance

Black and white picture of a bride and groom taken surrounded by grass by James Davidson Photography

Do you only do wedding photography?

I specialise in wedding and portrait photography but I am happy to turn my hand to most things photographic. I think it’s very important to have a wide range of skills when photographing weddings.

Picture of a bride and groom being showered in confetti by James Davidson Photography

Where is the most beautiful place you have done a shoot?

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello. Without doubt one of the most beautiful wedding venues. Having said that, moments and chemistry outshine any venue; give me a happy couple with great chemistry any day over a stunning venue.

Do you have a favourite picture you have taken (If you can choose!)?

This one…

Picture of a bride and groom walking through a walkway by James Davidson Photography

What’s your top tip for choosing a wedding photographer?

Choose a photographer whose style you love and whose personality suits yours.

Where can I find out more about James Davidson Photography?

Visit my website

Moody Monday – Wedding Hair Flowers

So you have your wedding dress, you know how you want your make-up to look…so what about your hair? There are so many gorgeous wedding hair pieces available including vintage, modern, boho and classic styles that sometimes choosing the right one for you can be tricky. Make sure you speak with your wedding hair stylist to get some ideas of what they think will work for you.

If you don’t fancy a traditional tiara or elegant hair piece how about flowers in your hair? Lots of wedding florists can make beautiful hair pieces and halos, and fresh flowers in your hair on your wedding day will create a romantic look. If you don’t like the idea of fresh flowers there are many beautiful flower hair pieces and accessories available from wedding jewellery and accessory companies.

Here are some of our favourite wedding hair flower ideas.

Wedding mood board showing wedding hair flowers ideas

Flower Halo – Picture by Jonas Peterson

Flower and Butterfly Headdress – By Harriet

Pine Cone Rose and Vine – Etsy,  Picture by Kristen Gardner

Large Flower Hair Corsage – Basia Zarzycka

Pink Peony Wedding Hair Clip – Chez Bec

Felt Flower Comb – Lily Lady Blue