Stafford (England)

(The United Kingdom)


Senior Member

6 awards left until the Grand Member

14th place in The United Kingdom

With us

3 years

Studio Name

James Merrick Photography

Hi! I’m James! A creative, fun, good time documentary wedding photographer travelling to wherever the big day takes me! I live in the heart of Staffordshire with my wife and little boy and I LOVE to photograph amazing and cool weddings across the UK. I pride myself on telling visual stories of special days, creating fun, good time memories couples look back on forever.

Winning photos

At the end of a baking day at Primrose Hill Farm in Oxfordshire, Harriet & Ed watch the sun go down with a kiss.

95th Collection

Finding the light on a winters night with Katie & Shaun in the courtyard at Mythe Barn in Leicestershire.

95th Collection

Foxtail Barns have the most incredible gardens especially at Autumn time with the most vibrant colours! This shot of Debbie & Darren on the bridge is always a must at this venue.

92nd Collection

When a venue has an old phone box like this it just has to be used! The bulb inside was broken so some quick improvisation and my own light (held my elastic bands) & we have a romantic shot framed by fairy lights.

92nd Collection

A classic kiss with Hollie & Callum in the main ceremony room at Grangefields in Derbyshire. The natural light pouring in through the windows was a huge bonus!

90th Collection

The ceremony barn at Grangefields, Derbyshire in the UK is something special and we made use of it for some special portraits right before Morgan & David’s first dance.

89th Collection

The end of mega hot wedding day with Harriet & Ed, strolling along with the most perfect of sunsets. I’ll be honest, I planned this shot from the moment I arrived, I knew (Via my sunset app) that this would be the perfect spot.

89th Collection

Just like that, with a gust of wind, a standard just married kiss was turned into an epic one. You never know what’s going to happen next at a wedding.

88th Collection

This frame was taken at a gorgeous golden hour at Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire, UK. I'm a huge fan or symmetrical imagery and the positioning of the house behind was too perfect to not capture.

83rd Collection

The bigger the confetti shot the better! and Meg & Rob had bucket loads full of colour! I always love guest reactions on these types of shot, the happiness and joy always shines through.

82nd Collection

From the moment I saw this gorgeous room inside Homme House in Herefordshire, UK I just had to take the couple inside for some portraits.. I shot through some hand held fairy lights to create the bokeh above.

82nd Collection

Manor by the Lake is a wonderful venue in the Contswolds, UK. This frame was using 100% natural ambient light and I was so happy the couple trusted me to brave the cold walk to get this!

80th Collection

Taken at Ettingham Park Hotel in the UK, the venue has the most stunning grounds and old church ruins. This huge open arch way was perfect for a portrait shot.

79th Collection

There have been many takes on this circle window at Shustoke Barn in Warwickshire, UK. I wanted to try something a little different using my phone for reflection and a different type of edit in post.

78th Collection

This beautiful mirror at Tern Hill Hall in Shropshire, UK is just perfect for a full length shot of the bride getting ready! the added movement of the swinging dress really added to the shot.

77th Collection