Professional Wedding and Social Event Photographer
Based in Caerphilly near Cardiff
South Wales UK
Every time I go out to shoot a Wedding or an Event may goal is to capture and tell an amazing story in images. Every Wedding is different, and everyone has a story that I want to capture. My name is James Matthews and I am the owner of Eyes2Me Photography.
I have been a photographer documenting life around me for more than 40 years. During this time I have photographed images of Wedding family lifestyle, entertainment, corporate portraiture as well as shooting for sport and photo agencies. My work has been published in magazines, books, and websites. Some of my images have been on exhibit at galleries in South Wales.
I don't work with photo lists or bulky lighting. I will, however, blend in as much as possible and have limited interaction leaving you and your guests free to enjoy the special moments of your wedding day.
I am not a traditional photographer. As you'll see from my website galleries, there are almost no posed shots. And wherever they do appear, they've been taken in an informal relaxed manner.
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Married to Kim (above) for 39 years.
I took her photograph on a school trip!
Some of my Photography achievements include a Diploma in Professional Photography and a Diploma in Photojournalism. In 2017, 2018, and again in 2019, I am rated as one of the Top 3 Photographers in the Caerphilly area. I'm also a member of the National Union of Journalists.
Based on customer recommendations, I have been awarded the Gold Recommendation each year for the last five years from weddingwire.co.uk I have also picked up over 100 peer awards and some Black and White awards along the way too.
My love for technology and all things gadgety paid off in 2003 with a Master of Science Degree in Informatics awarded by Swansea University.
Joining in with the wedding fun at Francesca's wedding (photo by Martin Green)
In addition to my love of photography - I have worked for the Ambulance Service for over 30 years. During this time I did Emergency work as a Paramedic, and as a Paramedic Supervisor before becoming a Manager. I also worked as a Customer Service Manager and Complaints Investigator during my time with the Welsh Ambulance Service.
During this time I developed a greater understanding of people and developed a high level of people skills. My Customer Service skills is well developed from my service time with a fantastic organisation.
Also provide a photography service for them to :)
I also have an Enhanced Police Check knowns as a DBS
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