I kick-started my photography career 27 years ago, initially as a part time wedding assistant whilst studying photography.
This was back in the days of medium format cameras and darkrooms!!
I was fortunate to learn, train and work alongside various well-known photographers on the south coast during this period.
In 2006 I flew solo and launched Sarah James Photography, initially going mobile and shooting in people’s homes, lugging around a camera, lights, a backdrop and a bag of props.
It didn’t take me long to learn this was not the future for me; I craved a studio with proper lights, different backdrops to choose from, more than a single bag of props, I wanted to take my time with each shoot and create natural, yet artistic collections; I wanted to create memories.
So in 2011 I opened my first studio, a scary move indeed, but I’ve never looked back. It’s enabled us to offer the relaxed and stress-free environment that we are known for with each of our client sessions.
We specialise in portrait photography; photographing maternity, new-borns, babies, families and pets.
I absolutely love my job, every family is unique and I meet some incredible people and it’s such a pleasure knowing I create precious memories for them that will treasured by their family for years to come.