Press and Praise

“With his experience as a photojournalist in Iraq, James uses reportage photography to ‘tell a story of the day’ and then produces beautiful albums with colour and black and white images. As a dashing former Royal Marine he also makes a wonderful wedding accessory!”
ELLE magazine – Wedding Special

Western Morning News magazine ‘Learn to play Polo’ feature:

“James is a pleasure to deal with and always delivers well to the clients brief. The role of a photographer at a wedding is an important one, so to know you are in safe hands, helps to make the day go without a hitch.”
Emma Bourton – Marketing Boconnoc

Spend money on a great photographer. It’s worth it as when the day is over, you’ll always have the photographs and they’ll catch the moments you don’t always see.”
Rosemund Spiers-King & Aaron Beard – South West Bride magazine

“Our photographer, James Darling, was a genius – he knows the Mill House Inn well and has a candid style, so we hardly knew he was there, in a really lovely way. We took advantage of Trebarwith Strand beach being two minutes away too.”
Emma Park & Steve Deacon – South West Bride magazine

Tresco Times 2014-19 Yearbook featuring James Darling Photography

“I have worked with James on two editions of the Tresco Times and on images for our website. This has involved everything from interiors to kayaking to chickens to food. Nothing seems to ruffle his professional feathers and his work has been consistently of the highest standard. He is extremely good at dealing with a diverse range of people and situations and is a joy to work with. I would recommend him unreservedly.”
Alasdair Moore – Tresco Estate & Island

“We work with James extensively on Tresco. His imagery is excellent with a wonderfully relaxed, reportage approach. More importantly, he is great to work with; friendly, natural and brilliantly comfortable working with a diverse range of people. I would recommend him unreservedly”
Tom MatthewsHead of Marketing, Tresco Island

“Photographer, James Darling lives near to our brewery and regularly joins us for a surf. He is an amazing photographer and has worked with us to create the photographic images to support our brand. You’ll see more of his images throughout our website and supporting our brand in marketing material. Our website is a showcase for his work – we love working with him.”
Eddie Lofthouse – Harbour Brewing Company

“We were delighted with the photos James took for our charity FareShare. He visited a number of the projects we work with and his friendly, personable manner was invaluable in making our beneficiaries feel at ease. James’ striking images really capture and help us tell our story and we use them across our marketing materials.”
Zoe Ellsmore – FareShare

“Due to the sensitive nature of photographing on a neonatal unit, where anxious parents watch on as their tiny and sick babies receive intensive, sometimes lifesaving care and treatment from doctors and nurses just yards from where they are sat, finding a photographer who could work effectively yet considerately in this environment was key. With his considered and personal entirely professional approach, James was able to capture a whole range of intimate moments on camera, with such subtlety and delicacy that he never once disturbed the environment he was working in. James more than fulfilled the brief he was given and I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone looking for a highly skilled, qualified and yet personable photographer.”
Mark Gorman – Bliss

“It is a pleasure to work with James, his understanding and love of the coast, the elements, people and life in general jump out in his work. I like photographs that stand out from the crowd, James finds that unusual picture you want, when it arrives it’s a YES moment. This is what separates him from other photographers, as well as working with a thoroughly nice company, it is a joy to work with him.”
Bun Matthews – Menai Holiday Cottages & The Outbuildings

Some of the many wedding thank-you cards I’m so delighted to have been sent by a lovely bride and groom:

To find out more about the wedding, commercial or family photography I offer please do contact me