Hi I'm Jim, thanks for dropping by!
I'm a documentary wedding photographer from Manchester in the UK and I now live and work in Zürich, Switzerland.
My Swiss story began back in 2012 when I met my girlfriend Laura. Since then we have lived together in Manchester, Auckland and Edinburgh! But we finally decided to settle in Laura's home town of Zürich (for now!).
Not many people love having their photo taken (me included), so don’t worry! I’m passionate about taking photos of people looking at ease, completely natural and comfortable – and this is how it will be on your big day. No intrusive camera interruptions, no fake poses or awkward smiles. Just an amazing, love-filled day with your favourite people having loads of fun. Great times captured on camera in my signature documentary style. For me, it’s all about telling a real story in an authentic voice. I document the magic that unfolds around me in the way I believe it should told – completely naturally and with a creative touch. I aim to capture the emotion, the character and the unique spirit of your story.
My photographic story began at Art College in Manchester when I first explored the magic of film and dark rooms. This led me on to continue with my studiues at University. Since graduating, I then travelled for some time, took lots (& lots) of photos, and a few years later, I finally decided to pursue my dream full time. And now here I am, taking photos of other peoples amazing wedding stories, and at my happiest.
When I'm not out with my camera I like to spend my time getting to the coast whenever and wherever possible to go surfing. I love spending time outdoors – whether it’s kayaking in the Swiss rivers, swimming in the lakes, snowboarding in the mountains or exploring the Scottish Highlands – if it’s outdoors – I’m keen!
So that's it really, now I look forward to getting to know you :)
Member of Fearless Photographers (Worlds Best Wedding Photographers)
Creative, documentary photography - with a smile :-)
This is your special day and it should be all about you and your love for each other – whether it’s an intimate ceremony, a large family gathering or an elopement. You want to capture your commitment to each other and the joy in your relationship.
To have timeless memories of your friends and family joining in the celebration. Of all the important people in your life being there for this memorable occasion.
It all comes together on a wedding day so it’s very important that you can relax and enjoy the magic unfolding around you. In the confidence that you can simply be yourself and that someone is there documenting everything for you. The big moments but also the small ones – a gesture, an expression, a touch or a smile, which are often just as important and moving. Someone capturing you, the emotions and the character of the day as it really was.
For me, wedding photography is about telling the story of your day, from start to finish. From you getting ready to the first dance to your favourite song. And about everything in between that. The nervousness, the excitement, the joy, the reunions, the tears – the love.