Wedding | Events | Commercial
Based in Caerphilly near Cardiff
South Wales UK
Hello, my name is James Matthews (Jim), it's my pleasure to introduce myself to you. I'm the owner of Eyes2Me Photography Ltd. Born and raised in the Caerphilly area of South Wales. I'm a Master Photographer with a Master of Science Degree and have been taking photographs since the late '70s. That's the 1970's, not the 1870's.
Writing about yourself is never easy, so here goes. I'm married to Kim, and we have lived in the Caerphilly area all our lives. We met in Gelligaer junior school, and have been good friends ever since. I took Kim's photo on a school trip when we went to see the Lions of Longleat. I still have the photograph. Its a 4 "x4" print and was developed at the local chemist. No digital in those days. I had to make every shot count. Taking photo's is still my passion, ever since my school days.
A selfie of us both at Porthcawl
At a haunted pub in York
I specialise in the documentary style of photography, also known as reportage or photojournalism. I photograph weddings, Events and Corporate / Commercial work across Wales and most parts of the UK.
I'm fully insured (Public Liability Two Million £ ) and have an advanced DBS certificate available for your inspection. I'm also pre-approved with many wedding venues who have already inspected my documents to work on their premises.
My skill in documentary photography is in being able to capture the natural and spontaneous moments of the event. Resulting in one of a kind images of your wedding day. I would describe myself as a documentarian.
I belong to many photography organisations, and I'm also a proud member of the Master Photographers Association as a Master Photographer.
When I'm not photographing professionally, I do enjoy some fine art photography. This is photography with no rules. Some of my fine art work is displayed in galleries, hotels, and sold internationally.
What is a Master Photographer
Licentiateship of the MPA, is regarded as the hardest qualification to achieve within the photographic profession, as this takes a great deal of time, work and dedication to your art to reach this level.
Not only do you have to submit an extensive panel of photographic images, which are displayed and judged in front of 5 highly respected Fellows of the industry, but you also must produce an in depth working profile, about your work and business practises.
This is the reason why the public should only book a qualified professional photographer to photograph those precious memories in life, their wedding, pets or family and children, as it’s the only way they have of knowing they will get the best creative photographs and personal service possible.
Trading Standards are a government service that make sure that consumers are protected from unfair trading and allow them to successfully support businesses that are legitimate.
Most people have never booked the services of a photographer.
Maybe you're experiencing the pains or pleasure of trying to find the right photographer? If you would like to be photographed in a relaxed stress-free style, you need to be having a conversation with Eyes2Me Photography.
Don't hesitate to get in touch if you would welcome an informal chat over the phone or a cup of coffee. There is no obligation or pressure. It may even take some of the pain from you.
Our photography services offer you real value for your money, and to reassure you, we are the only photographers in Wales who are Pre-Approved by Trading Standards.