One or two years before your big day is perfect, but if you plan on doing things a little spontaneous then that’s epic.

So, you’ve found me. If you’ve heard from a friend or relative, or maybe even scouted online for a wedding photographer and fell in love with what I create. It’s time to secure your wedding date. We have limited availability, so we strongly recommend getting booked in as soon as you’re ready to rock! Once you’re in, you can relax and know that you will be looked after from here.

I’ve 3 uniquely crafted wedding collections to choose from which are fully customizable to suit your wants & needs. You can upgrade your collection three months before your wedding.

Don’t you just love the finer details? I know I do.

Natalie & Craig, Garnetts, Derry/Londonderry, Wedding


We think James is amazing. We will cherish these images forever and we can’t thank you enough.



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Wedding at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel

A full-day photoshoot with myself as your professional wingman, complete with a downloadable online gallery.

  •  Bridal Prep – firstdance
  •  Online Gallery
  • Slideshow of our favourite photos



Natural and in love, Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Donegal

Little things to kickstart the wedding feels

after first dance  £175/hr

pre-wedding photoshoot  £250

Second photographer  £300




If it’s about creating some beautiful moments before the big day, you can opt-in for a pre-wedding photoshoot. This is highly popular & my couples dig the much-needed alone time in stunning nature to have photographs of their unique love and laughter. It’s also great practice and if you’re camera-shy, this is perfect for you!

P.S – We’ll get to know each other better, so when it comes to your big day we will be the best of friends. You get used to being in front of the camera and we’ll capture some beautiful images so you can share, put onto your wedding website or decorate your home with your romantic moments it’s all a win-win.

Do you have a location that hits home to you both? Let’s go and create something epic!

If you are feeling shy and hate getting your picture taken, I’ve a fun warm-up to get you out of your comfort zone. I promise when you look back on your photos you will forget you were even camera shy in the first place…




Six weeks before your wedding, I’ll send an online questionnaire for you to fill out to your heart’s content.

Two weeks afterwards, I’ll send you another message to arrange our pre-wedding consultation over tea/coffee to discuss the finer details about your bridal party photographs, right down to the nitty-gritty of your intimate session & location of your choice.



I arrive at your location about two and a half hours before the ceremony. A typical day for a full-day wedding is approx 10-12 hours (Morning to just after the First Dance).

On the day I bring my A-game as your wingman, banter supplier, an all-rounder to document your day in the most relaxed and natural cornerstone.

Love at the City Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland



Our Luxurious Paisley Wedding Albums range from 10″ x 10″ (Portrait) and 14″ x 10″ (Landscape). Wrapped in a gorgeous floral design and UV engraved with a fine increment of your wedding date. Each spread is uniquely crafted with a high-quality lustre finish to make your photos pop! Parent albums are also available for your loved ones. The best way to showcase your love story is in your wedding photo album.


“Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.”


Your memories are sacred, they hold the key to your future, and have the power of everlasting touch on your generations forever



We think James is amazing. We will cherish these images forever and we can’t thank you enough.




We all get a little lost sometimes  – This process is raw, but an incredible experience, You’re getting married! This is exciting and trust me, you will love the preparations for your big day… Have questions?

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How do I secure my wedding date

When you are ready to book, you can sign your contract online and pay your £300 booking fee to secure your wedding date. The final balance is due 30 days before your wedding day or only if you need it, we have pre-payment plans available.

What is your pricing?

My Wedding Collections begin at £1600 for the digital-only option. This comes with an online gallery to share and download your photographs.  Contact me and I’ll send you my availability and a pricing guide.

How many images will we get?

Depending on which collection you choose, you will receive up to 600 photographs. If you want the top collection, you will get 900+ photographs of your special day

When will my photos be ready?

I like to give my heart & soul to every wedding I photograph and edit. After your wedding day, I’ll send a random selection of images, edited for you to view and share.

Expect around 4-6 weeks for your gallery to be complete and sent.


Do you think I need a wedding album?

You don’t have to, and it mostly boils down to personal preference. I’m passionate about holding a hardcover book in my hands, the new smell is contagious, and the fine page spread of which the images are masonry designed for the best effect.

A wedding album isn’t only about a memoir to us, it’s the magical storybook that will be passed down to your kids and grandkids for generations.

Planning your wedding and need some help? Grab our free wedding guide by clicking right here! 

If you’re question is not here and you need answers, view the full Frequent Asked Questions page by tapping the button below.

Derry Wedding Photographer, Northern Ireland

Lets have a chat!

I’d love to hear from you, and if you have any questions at all before you take the leap, please feel free to give me a call on: 07706048713 or by email: james@jamesaikenphotography.com

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