Why choose Barry James to capture your day?

Through the years, certain photographs stick in your mind for varying reasons…here are a few wedding photographs that have stuck with us from recent weddings.

Two shots in one, gorgeous head and shoulders portrait of the couple – the kiss is perfect supported by a really wonderful moody shot of their venue in the November mist – a true storytelling.

Stunning winter portrait in the afternoon fog at Heath House in Tean by Reportage Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Beautiful wedding portrait at Heath House | Kayleigh + Justin

Stunning winter portrait at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Contemporary Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Capturing an intimate portrait on the grand entrance to Sandon Hall, Stafford | Liz + James

Bright lights,lots of movement but the bride’s expression is what this image is all about – stunning!
Capturing the fun and excitement of the first dance at Calderfields Country Club in Walsall by Reportage Walsall Wedding Photographer Barry James

Reportage photo that shows the fun of the dancing at Calderfields Golf Club, Walsall | Raegan + Adam

Just love how the lighting picks out the main person in this image – the bride – then if you explore the picture everyone else is also busy getting ready for the day.
Candid photographs of the wedding morning at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Reportage photographs of Bridal makeup and preparations on wedding morning at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Cheryl + Stewart

As a tight head & shoulders “look at the camera” shot they don’t come much better than this – lovely expressions, nice angle, beautifully framed by the autumn colours – a real sense of close togetherness.
Creative portraits around the grounds at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Close fun portraits around the grounds of the venue at The Moat House | Cheryl + Stewart

I love to see a photo like this, the couple sharing a moment as though the camera was nowhere around

Close intimate portrait of Bride and Groom at Rodbaston Hall in Stafford by Award Winning Wedding Photographer Barry James

Romantic portraits that feel natural rather than posed and contrived. Making the most of the beautiful grounds at Rodbaston Hall on a gorgeous summers afternoon | Hannah + Mark

You see this part of the day on every wedding – what makes this stand out is the use of low angle with perfect lighting.

Happy exit of Bride and Groom from Oat Barn ceremony at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Reportage Wedding Photographer Barry James

Wonderful expressions captured as the new Mr + Mrs take their first steps as husband and wife from the ceremony in the Oat Barn at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

Utilising the architectural setting of the venue, the simple arches help to make this the perfect image – lovely angle and fantastic dress detail and body position.

Beautiful bridal portrait in a Maggie Sottero gown at Alrewas Hayes in Burton by Burton Wedding Photographer Barry James

A beautiful timeless portrait of a stunning bride, lit and framed in the simple arched windows at Alrewas Hayes Wedding Venue, Burton-on-Trent | Kirsty + Paul

Stunning night portraits at Hawkesyard Estate in Ruegley by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative and impressive nighttime portraiture at Hawkesyard Hall provided an image not to be forgotten for this wonderful young couple | Emma + James

Autumn sunshine flare and trees just hanging on to their leaves frame this emotional portrait superbly.
Stunning contemporary portrait in the gardens at Calderfields Country Club in Walsall by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Stunning simple portraits around the grounds of Calderfields Golf and Country Club, creating timeless contemporary portraits | Raegan + Adam

Hilarious confetti photographs at Walton on the Hill in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Who said all wedding photos should be serious?! A fun candid moment captured during the confetti throwing at St Thomas Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford | Emma + James

Late Autumn lighting can be fabulous as in this one where the couple are separated from the background by lovely rim lighting and creative use of lens flare gave a magical touch to the image.
Autumn portraits with beautiful lighting at Arboretum in Walsall by Aldridge Wedding Photographer Barry James

The simplest of settings can look quite incredible when utilising the light to the best of your advantage as here in this wedding portrait at Walsall Arboretum | Nicole + Anthony

The evening entertainment is in full swing yet these two are completely lost in their own world – so gentle and full of affection – wonderful moment to capture. 
Candid photograph of an intimate moment during the first dance at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

An intimate moment captured during the first dance with the Bride and Groom at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Cheryl + Stewart

Speeches only work if we capture the expressions – this one fits the bill very nicely – everyone fully attentive – nice low angle and guess what – expressions.
Capturing fabulous photo of brides reaction to speeches at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Unforgettable reactions captured forever with candid photographs of the speeches at the Moat House | Katie + Gareth

Brilliant storytelling moment – there’s just something a little bit special about a church wedding.

Candid moment as the bride arrives through church doorway at St Johns Church in Armitage by Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Being ready before the moment is a skill, and when the elements come together, you can capture beautiful reportage moments such as here with the Bride arriving into church, framed perfectly in the doorway at St John the Baptist in Armitage | Aimee + Matthew

This feature window is made all that more special when incorporated in a personal photo of the bride & groom – smashing “end shot” for their album.

Creative evening portrait showing beautiful Oat Barn with Bride and Groom at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Utilising the features and character of a building to make each wedding truly unique and special. Here at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

The use of sparklers can be creative or cheesy – here a simple heart works beautifully and captures a special moment in the couples day.

Creative photographs with sparklers at Calderfields in Walsall by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative night portraits with sparklers at Calderfields, Walsall | Nicole + Anthony

First dance captured in a slightly different way – it’s that mirror again!

A beautiful moment during first dance, creatively captured at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Candid Wedding Photographer Barry James

Capturing the first dance in a slightly different manner, utilising the mirror to add depth to this first dance at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katie + Gareth

Timing is everything in this shot – would love to know what the best man said to him!

Fun portraits of groom and groomsmen at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Reportage Wedding Photographer Barry James

A ‘posed’ portrait of the Groom with his best man, but capturing their characters with this opportune reportage moment at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

Key moment in the ceremony, your eyes are drawn to the bride & groom, but what a gorgeous setting with the wonderful stained glass window forming the background.

Beautiful traditional photograph in a contemporary style during ceremony at St Johns Church in Armitage by Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

A different crop and angle provide intrigue and interest to this classic shot during the wedding ceremony at St Johns Church, Armitage | Aimee + Matthew

 Fabulous storytelling moment, beautifully lit, everyone in the background doing their own thing frame the wonderful moment of concentration and communication between the bride & vicar.
Creative photograph during the signing of the register at Dunstall in Wolverhampton by Dunstall Wedding Photographer Barry James

An uncommon opportunity to capture the live signing of the register, with so much going on around the main scene between Bride and Vicar at Dunstall Church | Lauren + Max

The last little bit of the winter light makes this portrait a magical image in the brides album.

Incredible sunset portrait at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Making the most of the last light of golden hour for this romantic portrait in the garden of Sandon Hall, Stafford | Lindsay + Clive

The Bridesmaids doing their job frame the bride perfectly in this photo – the backlighting provided by early summer sun makes this
a wonderful storytelling image.

A beautiful moment between bride and bridesmaids candidly captured at St Marks Church in Great Wyrley by Cannock Wedding Photographer Barry James

A classic portrait with reportage storytelling as the Bridesmaids attend their bride at St Marks Church in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire | Victoria + Gary

This is an important historical image in the days coverage – buildings and architecture make for fabulous photos particularly when they are yours – if only for a day.

Contemporary and creative portraiture with the grand hall in the background at Dunstall in Wolverhampton by Wolverhampton Wedding Photographer Barry James

Stunning classical portraiture capturing the hall framed beautifully with the tree at Dunstall, Wolverhampton | Lauren + Max

All of the elements come together to make this a completely sublime classical image from the positions of the sofas & drapes to the perfect positioning & look of the couple – PERFECTION.

Creative window lit portrait on the staircase of Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove by Bromsgrove Candid Wedding Photographer Barry James

A grand window can make the most amazing backdrop for a timeless portrait of Bride and Groom, as here at Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove | Stacey + Darrell

Fabulous storytelling moment completely timeless monochrome (B & W) image.

Candid photographs of the Bridal makeup during the wedding morning at Heath House in Tean by Reportage Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Unobtrusively capturing the bridal makeup during the wedding morning at Heath House | Kayleigh + Justin

It’s all too easy to photograph the groomsmen on the church door, in this case a little exploration found this fabulous spot which creates much more interest, especially with such a fantastic building.

Contemporary relaxed portrait of groom at Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton by Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

A slight twist on the classic shot of Groom and Best Man. St Peters Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton | Lacey + Darren

I absolutely love using architecture and shapes in my photography – this is a beautifully lit example of this – symmetry again.

Stunning portrait in doorway at Hawkesyard Hall in Rugeley by Rugeley Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Utilising symmetry and geometry to create a striking monochrome portrait of Bride and Groom at Hawkesyard Hall, Rugeley | Jennifer + John

What better way could there have been to finish the album for a Halloween Wedding – spooky!

Creative night time portraits at Tutbury Castle in Derbyshire by Burton-on-Trent Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative nighttime portraiture with the illuminated ruins of Tutbury Castle, Burton | Samantha + Ken

The “normal” shot in this wonderful orangery is full length and upright. We think this beautifully lit and positioned “head and shoulders” image is just a little bit special!

Beautiful evening portrait in the Orangery at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Wonderful winter lighting added a further dimension to this striking photograph in the Orangery at Sandon Hall | Lindsay + Clive

You may not believe it but the bride was really happy! This image captures all of the emotion as the endless planning & preparations come to a climax.

Candid photo showing grooms emotional reaction to seeing his bride arrive at Colin Lewis Suite in Moat House by Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

A once in a lifetime moment, capturing the emotion and feeling and storing for all time in this reportage photo as the Bride entered the Colin Lewis Suite at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Cherie + James

Good storytelling is not just about people it’s also about things and places. This is a fabulous overview of a truly impressive building “on loan” for the day.

An overview of the beautiful church at Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton by Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

A classical photograph of the wonderful St Peters Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton during the wedding ceremony | Lacey + Darren

A walk in the park led us to this gorgeous Victorian Summerhouse – we put the bride and groom in this position to mirror the triangular format of the building – the whole picture is made up of triangles.

Creative contemporary portraits of Bride and Groom in West Park in Wolverhampton by Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

A timeless classical portrait of the Bride and Groom at the Conservatory in West Park, Wolverhampton | Lacey + Darren

The bride perfectly positioned and framed by the car entrance – a fabulous expression completes this perfect image.

Storytelling moment as bride excitedly arrives at her wedding car before wedding at Alrewas Hayes in Burton by Burton Reportage Wedding Photographer Barry James

Storytelling moment as the bride gets into her wedding car for the journey to the church in Alrewas, Burton | Kirsty + Paul

Beautiful golden light in between the meal and evening celebrations made this image one of the highlights of our coverage.

Golden hour portraits with a beautiful couple in the fields at Alrewas Hayes in Burton by Burton Wedding Photographer Barry James

A well posed contemporary portrait in the cornfields at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul

Fabulous “walking” shot of the groomsmen as they head for church with the groom perfectly positioned as the centre of attention – after all it’s not just the brides day.

Creative candid portrait of Groom and Groomsmen arriving at St Johns Church in Armitage by Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

A reservoir dogs moment for the Groomsmen as they make their way to the church of St John, Armitage | Aimee + Matthew

There’s fun shots and cheesy shots – this one? Definitely a fun shot.

Fun photo of the grooms lego cufflinks at St Johns Church in Armitage by Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Wonderful personal details make a wedding, as here with the groomsmen and their lego cufflinks | Aimee + Matthew

Doorway shots are normally upright with a full length bride & groom. This one’s different & it works! – especially as the lamp post is between the couple (not coming out of their head!)

Beautiful silhouette portrait at Nailcote Hall in Solihull by Contemporary Birmingham Wedding Photographer Barry James

A tweak on the classic doorway photograph here at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire | Claire + Paul

Storytelling moment and the Bridesmaids await the arrival of the Bride at Walton on the Hill in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Layers of storytelling… Here with the Bridesmaids awaiting the arrival of the beautiful bride in her wedding car to St Thomas Walton-on-the-Hill | Emma + James

Stunning sunset portraits at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Contemporary Stafford Wedding Photographer Barry James

Romantic portraits at Golden Hour have a certain magic to them, especially in such a wonderful setting at Sandon Hall, Stafford | Elizabeth + James

“Signs” are becoming more popular – when we see one we try to use it as an opportunity for a creative – and personal image – just like this one.

Mr and Mrs Wooden sign at Nailcote Hall in Solihull by Contemporary Birmingham Wedding Photographer Barry James

A detail shot that also conveys a story, here at Nailcote Hall, Birmingham | Claire + Paul

Stunning spring portrait at Hawkesyard Estate in Ruegley by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Stunningly simple contemporary portrait in the grounds of Hawkesyard Hall in Rugeley, with the couple framed perfectly between the trees and the warm spring sun | Emma + James

Many elements can go to make up the story of a wedding day – the lighting and the position of the priest in this photo provide an absolutely timeless image to add to the day.

Creative candid photograph during wedding ceremony at Olton Friary in Solihull by Contemporary Birmingham Wedding Photographer Barry James

Reportage photography of the Roman Catholic service at Olton Friary | Claire + Paul

We are always looking for different angles and different locations to enhance your story – in this case the timing was absolutely perfect – a true storytelling moment.

Storytelling candid wedding photography of bride at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove by Bromsgrove Candid Wedding Photographer Barry James

Capturing the Bridal party procession to the wedding ceremony at Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove | Stacey + Darrell

Perfection – perfectly framed in the doorway, perfect angle – perfect expression.

Contemporary portrait of groom in courtyard at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Reportage Wedding Photographer Barry James

Relaxed contemporary portrait of the groom in the courtyard of Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

A head and shoulders shot of the bride and groom does not have to be a frame filler looking at camera…….this says so much more about the surroundings
and their day.

Elegant contemporary portraits in the grounds of Mythe Barn in Atherstone by Warwickshire Wedding Photographer Barry James

Relaxed and intimate portraits of the Bride and Groom at Mythe Barn, Atherstone | Kerry + Antonio

The two trees provide a perfect natural frame for this bridal portrait – pure symmetry.

Beautiful portrait in the gardens of Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove by Bromsgrove Candid Wedding Photographer Barry James

Grafton Manor has so many wonderful locations for Bride and Groom portraits | Stacey + Darrell

What makes this first dance photo special is the positioning of the bride & groom in between the spotlights – coupled with the closeness expressed between them.

Creative lighting for beautiful first dance photographs at Chase Golf Club in Cannock by Rugeley Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative first dance photography at the Chase Golf Club, Cannock | Stacey + Chris

Positioning the cars a fair distance from the building and keeping the whole building in the shot make this a classical story telling moment in the day.

Platinum wedding cars at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Classical photograph of the stunning wedding cars infront of the impressive building at Sandon Hall | Lindsay + Clive

Positioning the bride & groom to the side of the image along with subtle lighting & fabulous expressions make this photo special.

Elegant portraits in the gardens at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Gorgeous even lighting following the earlier rain storm allowed us to explore all of the gardens at Packington Moor, Lichfield for this beautiful wedding | Claire + Dan

Architecture does not have to be complicated to make a beautiful image – here 2 simple arches make for a fabulous portrait.

Creative portrait of Bride and Groom at Alrewas Hayes in Burton by Burton Wedding Photographer Barry James

Utilising the beautiful architecture to make a timeless, personal image at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul

Beautiful “end” shot for the album – brilliant use of flash & light balancing

Modern flash lit portraits at Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creatively adding flash to make the nighttime portraits have an element of magic about them, here at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katy + Paul

There’s only one place your eye goes on this first dance image – the light catching this fabulous expression of the bride

Beautiful reportage photography of first dance in the marquee at Alrewas Hayes in Burton by Burton Wedding Photographer Barry James

A timeless creative photograph of the First Dance in the wonderful marquee at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul

This type of shot could be anywhere, background is immaterial – expression and closeness are all that counts.

Beautiful relaxed portrait in the ruins at The Ruins in Rugeley by Rugeley Wedding Photographer Barry James

Close intimate portraits of a beautiful couple of their wedding day in Rugeley | Stacey + Chris

Framing by the two Trees is the biggest contribution to making this image stand out – symmetry again.

Timeless contemporary portraits in the beautiful gardens at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Simple contemporary portraiture around the grounds of Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

Perfect focus on the brides expression ensure your eye goes directly to the main point of the image – with everything in front and behind softly out of focus to frame it perfectly.

Intimate contemporary portraits in the beautiful gardens at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Close intimate portraits around the gardens of Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

Exactly the same elements as the previous image provide everything that’s needed for this “follow up” kiss.

Intimate contemporary portraits in the beautiful gardens at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Close intimate romantic portraits of the newly married couple at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan

Lots of effort go into creating everything beautiful for your wedding day, in this instance the table centres – by adding the bride & groom in the background this image becomes so much more personal.

Creative details photographs at Calderfields in Walsall by Cannock Wedding Photographer Barry James

Wedding flower detail photograph at Calderfields, Walsall | Victoria + Gary

Simple architecture and the perfect symmetry make this photo absolutely brilliant – 2 doors, 2 windows, 2 bushes, 2 people come together for that one perfect image.

Contemporary signature portraits of the wonderful country venue at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Lichfield Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative contemporary portrait utilising the charactful barns at Packington Moor to frame the Bride and Groom perfectly | Claire + Dan

The look says it all, the brides happiness as she approaches her groom, equalled by a very proud brides Mom – story telling at it’s best.

Candid photograph of Brides emotional entrance to wedding ceremony at Hawkesyard Hall in Rugeley by Rugeley Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Candid photographs help to tell the wedding story, as here with the Bride’s expression on entering the wedding ceremony absolutely priceless. So much emotion and love in one image at Hawkesyard Estate, Rugeley | Jennifer + John

Elegant staircases make for wonderful photos, especially when the pose is believable – as depicted perfectly in this case.

Stunning staircase at Hawkesyard Hall in Rugeley by Rugeley Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

The stunning staircase at Hawkesyard Hall, Rugeley | Jennifer + John

Brilliant Expression and positioning of the groom completely oblivious to the groomsmen in the background.

Relaxed portrait of groom and groomsmen at Calderfields Golf and Country Club in Walsall by Venue Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Relaxed portrait of the groomsmen at Calderfields, Walsall | Donna + James

Being aware and a keen eye allows us to capture natural shots when they occur as with this little one during the service.

Candid photographs that capture the character of children during ceremony at Calderfields Golf and Country Club in Walsall by Venue Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

A brilliant capture of the young flower girl during the ceremony | Sadie + Robert

Again an example of awareness, a keen eye and perfect timing led to this super storytelling image.

Gothic details of this wonderful wedding at St Marys Church in Uttoxeter by Uttoxeter Wedding Photographer Barry James

So many wonderful details for this Haloween Themed wedding at St Marys in Uttoxeter, before Tutbury Castle | Samantha + Ken

Positioning the bride & groom to the left of the photo, the walk and the natural Expression make this simple shot special.

Contemporary storytelling portrait of Bride and Groom at St Marys Church in Uttoxeter by Uttoxeter Wedding Photographer Barry James

Simple contemporary portrait that tells a story. St Marys Church, Uttoxeter | Samantha + Ken

The window in the ruins and the castle walls provide a perfect “frame” for this portrait.

Creative portraits in the wonderful setting at Tutbury Castle in Derbyshire by Burton-on-Trent Wedding Photographer Barry James

Utilising the character of the building, framing the couple perfectly in this photograph at Tutbury Castle, Derbyshire | Samantha + Ken

Alone for a time of reflection before beginning her new life – beautiful image of this poignant moment.

A storytelling dress detail photograph at Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

A detail photo of the dress…that tells a story. The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katy + Paul

This spot is a favourite of ours at this venue, growing hedges have led us to look for different angles – think this one works really well.

Beautiful autumnal portraits at Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creatively framed autumnal bridal portrait at The Moat House, Stafford | Katy + Paul

This modern mirror provided the opportunity to capture the ceremony in a different way – the timing was crucial for this to become a special image.

Looking for alternative angles during the ceremony at Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

A unique look on the wedding ceremony, framed perfectly in this modern mirror in the Acton Suite, The Moat House | Katy + Paul

Expressions & feelings have no age barriers, just look at this wonderful moment exchanged in the facial features of the bride & groom – love is timeless.

Reportage photos capture the story of the wedding day, here showing the deep feeling between the Bride and Groom during wedding ceremony at Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Capturing the story of the love between two people at The Moat House | Jennifer + Geoffrey

Their very own “Strictly” moment captured their first dance perfectly – the starlight backdrop and lit dance floor contribute greatly to this photo.

Fun photo during bride and grooms first dance at Moat House in Acton Trussell by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Strictly Come First Dancing at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katy + Paul

If we’re having confetti let’s have lots of it – this one was timed to perfection – lovely expressions, lots of excitement and a fabulous angle to the image.

Capturing a timeless moment during the confetti at All Saints Church in Streetly by Aldridge Wedding Photographer Barry James

Confetti Fun as the Bride and Groom exit the church in Streetly | Nicole + Anthony

“Special things” are really important elements in telling the story of the day. this perfectly balanced shot is a perfect example.

Capturing the all important details in a creative and modern way at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative detail photographs | Lindsay + Clive

Late winder weddings (dark!) mean we have to extend our creativity – just like in this one.

Creative night portrait at The Moat House in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Night time winter portraits at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Emily + Michael

The position of the couple in the photo, the soft focus foliage, the location and the tender kiss all blend together to set this image apart.

Creative Spring portraits of Bride and Groom at The Moat House in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creatively framed portrait that adds a little difference to their story | Emma + James

Today’s storybook wedding sees us working inside more and more – beautiful example of “indoor” work on this winter wedding.

Beautiful portraits in the Library at The Moat House in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Utilising the wonderful sofa in the Moat House Library | Emma + James

It’s the window that completes this image – cover it with your hand to see what we mean.

Stunningly simple portrait of the Bride and Groom on the door at The Moat House in Stafford by Stafford Contemporary Wedding Photographer Barry James

Elegant contemporary portraits utilising the venues character to add to the romantic photos of the Bride and Groom at The Moat House | Emma + James

This one’s all about feeling – the bride’s arms completely embracing her groom, body positions and a “real” kiss.

Candid photos that convey emotion and feeling at Alrewas Hayes in Burton by Burton Wedding Photographer Barry James

Creative first dance portraiture at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul

Candid photographs of the speeches convey the story of the day at Hawkesyard Estate in Ruegley by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Reportage photography allows us to tell the story of the wedding, capturing the characters and the moments between the couple especially, and its perfect timing that makes photos like this during the Father of the Brides speech that makes the story come to life. Hawkesyard Hall, Rugeley | Emma + James

Love to be able to frame the couple in a wonderful landscape shot like this, it really becomes a picture rather than a photo.

Elegant contemporary portraits in the grounds of Mythe Barn in Atherstone by Warwickshire Wedding Photographer Barry James

Stunning countryside setting for this summer wedding at Mythe Barn, Atherstone | Kerry + Antonio

A moment to reflect – the lady of his dreams is now seconds away from becoming his wife – would love to read his mind to “caption” this image…….

Groom patiently waits for his bride of The Moat House in Penkridge by Cannock Candid Wedding Photographer Barry James

Candid portrait of the groom as he awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride | Lyn + Carl

To have and to hold – forever………

Close intimate portraits of the dancing fun at The Moat House in Penkridge by Cannock Candid Wedding Photographer Barry James

A quiet embrace for the Bride and Groom, captured naturally at The Moat House | Lyn + Carl

Poor weather does not stop the storytelling, it just gives different opportunities

Storytelling candid photographs at St Peters Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton by Wolverhampton Award Winning Wedding Photographer Barry James

Reportage photographs telling the true wedding story at Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton | Mercedes + Sean

The bride and groom do not get much time alone on their wedding day, this shot for me seems to have given them just a moment alone…..

Elegant portrait in the gardens at Packington Moor in Lichfield by Award Winning Wedding Photographer Barry James

A natural portrait, giving the couple space to enjoy their wedding day at Packington Moor, Staffordshire | Louise + James

It’s easy to forget that it’s not just the bride’s big day – it’s the groom’s as well

Groom has his moment of stardom in this elegant portrait at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Contemporary portrait of the Groom at The Moat House | Stacey + Michael

It’s in the look – so much joy, happiness and excitement in the brides expression nothing else matters in this image.

Candid photograph captures the energy and emotion during the wedding ceremony at Calderfields Country Club in Walsall by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

Excited anticipation, captured perfectly as Raegan enters the ceremony to her waiting groom at Calderfields Country Club, Walsall | Raegan + Adam

You will often see a mirror used in bridal preparation photos but here this one “frames” the scene nicely at a completely different part of the day.

Utilising mirrors for creative portrait of Bride and Groom in Acton Suite at The Moat House in Acton Trussell by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

A framed moment in the Acton Suite at The Moat House | Katie + Gareth

Who said every photo should be in bright sunlight, this one shows the art of backlighting to absolute perfection.

Stunning contemporary portrait in the gardens at Calderfields Country Club in Walsall by Recommended Wedding Photographer Barry James

A beautiful contemporary portrait with a radiant bride, perfectly lit and posed down by the Lake at Calderfields | Raegan + Adam