James Hardie Photography

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Looking for that Perfect Algarve Wedding Photographer?

Searching for a Algarve wedding photographer that suits you is probably one of the hardest decisions in your planning. Your photographer not only has to deliver amazing images of your day they also have to be fun to be around, after all they will be with you from before your make up goes on, through the tears of the ceremony, and right through to dancing on the tables at the end of the night and after all that they still have to be able to deliver your images, beautiful high quality albums and wedding film in a timely fashion and still be on hand offering gallery quality prints and after sales service.

They also need to be able to offer you the full range of services, not just photography, but also video, live ceremony streaming, drone footage and photo booths. that is a tall order to have all these services under the roof of a well established studio with excellent client reviews.

Well your search is now over.

Its about Capturing Moments...

It's About Love...

It's About Commitment...

But, Most of all...

It's About YOU

We received our new album today thank you! WOW! So chuffed with it, it’s beautiful. Really shows off the stunning photos. Love it. We have recommended you to our friend that wants to get married in Portugal so we hope to see you both at another wedding. Thank you so much for everything.

Erica & Ollie

Wedding: Vidamar

James and Kellie are the best photographers we have EVER come across. The creative genius that comes over in the images will forever leave us with the perfect memory of our big day. It also helps that they are both amazing people!

Wes & Duane

Wedding: Villa Sunset

Incredible people with and an amazing sense of humour, both James and Kellie made our special day truly special…

Again thank you so much,

you have really become friends.


Ben & Hayley

Wedding: Casa Do Largo

Capturing Moments that Last a Lifetime…


All the months or even years of planning will come down to one day, your wedding day and it will fly by in a whirlwind of emotions.

Make sure your Algarve Wedding Photographer suits your taste and style.

Long after the dress is stored, the Cake is eaten and the flowers fade…

Meet the Team

Photographer / Videographer
On the Day the only thing that matters is the couple
James Hardie Photographer/Videographer

I have had a passion for photography since I developed my first black and white negative at the age of 14, my camera has been my constant companion throughout my life. I love people, I’m Very outgoing and like to have fun especially with my couples I guess that’s why most of my friends are in fact past clients.

My photographic training carried on after collage and I studied under the famous English portrait photographer Ron Frampton who is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, I was also a member of the Royal Photographic Society.


Wedding Photography:

Over the years I have won some awards for my work including image of the year from the VAME society and wedding supplier of the year from the Algarve Wedding Directory, But to be honest I did not become a photographer to win awards and I have no interest in them. However my wedding images have appeared on various websites, brochures, advertising material and UK bridal magazines which I am very proud of. I am always moving with the times keeping my equipment and software up to date, much to Kellie’s dismay, but Hey I like to keep with the times and I like to have the best equipment for the job.

I have shot weddings all over the world including the UK, Norway, Spain, Malta and Australia. Cinematography is another passion of mine and I have produced a number of property, promotional and wedding videos for large and small companies & private clients. Image making on a whole is my passion, I hope the love of my art shows in the images I produce. Family is the most important thing in my life, without them I would not have had the support to follow my dreams and do what I do.

My passion however is Weddings as I just love the drama and Romance between two people and I just love being creative at the one to one session, especially if the couple want to hit the cliff tops at sunset and have some fun.


I am also a approved member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.





Photographer / Admin
Live every day as if its your last!
Kellie Hardie

I came to the Algarve from the UK in 1992 as a children’s rep for a well known holiday company. I feel as if I have a genuine ability to connect with people of all age groups and they seem to gravitate towards me which I just love. Like James I also had a passion for photography since an early age and my camera was never far from me, I have a keen eye for the smaller details that would sometimes be missed, I decided to turn professional as I felt that this is where my true passion lies. I have shot weddings alongside James in Portugal and the United Kingdom and I also have a passion for baby/family photography, I just love being around children.

I also have the pleasure of running the office and organising the team.

James and I met when James was on an assignment shooting properties here in Portugal, He blew me away with his keen sense of humour, warmth, passion for life and a smile that just melted my heart and after all these years he still has the same effect on me. With our love for photography it made perfect sense to work together, we bounce of each other and together we can provide our clients with the shots they demand but from different angles with our own unique styles…..We work, rest and play together and I am thankful I found my soul mate.

We love the Algarve and we currently live in the small village of Paderne with our 4 children Megan, Auron, Sam & Isabelle, 2 cats Tabitha & Luna, 2 dogs Dottie & Mya, 4 chickens Ella, Stephanie, Rose & Alice and our Hamster Midnight.




I, Zoe started out in music & events photography over six years ago where I quickly gained a reputation for quality & professionalism covering popular events like Glastonbury, Opening my own studio in the UK and moving to portrait, wedding & commercial photography came as a natural progression and my studio went from strength to strength.
I have been published in National & Local UK press. Music press, magazines & programs. Wedding publications. Commercial & Tourism publications. Contracts for product companies & Music Production & Music Festival companies.
​My Husband, Daughter and I decided to live our dreams and start a new life in Portugal, I contacted James Hardie Photography to offer my services after hearing amazing things about them and after the first meeting we all felt a connection, we just seemed to just fit together so well. I now serve as second Shooter for the larger packages but I also head up James Hardie Photography’s team B and shoot the smaller more intimate weddings.

I am a member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers, The Society of International Schools & Event Photography & the Baby & Newborn Photography Association.


Drone Pilot
Filip JM – Done Pilot

I am a freelance Drone pilot and Streaming engineer.

James and Kellie met me at a wedding in 2015 and they told me that I blew them away with not only my skill as a pilot but my skill as a videographer.

They asked me to join the team and with their passion for photography I just could not refuse, so here I am as their eye in the sky.

I have filmed all over the world including Morocco, Greece and Iceland for large Tour operators and although I still travel to film I take the summer shooting with my drone Algarve weddings adding that cinematic Wow factor to James Hardie Photography videos.

Heard of the live streaming? Well thats me, I also set up and co-ordinate it all at James and Kellie’s wedding ceremonies. I value James and Kellie friendship and commitment to their couples and we all work great together. I also run my own aerial film business Aero Foto where i am always flying my drone.

The Algarve is where I live with my wife and daughter.


Do I really need a Drone at my Wedding? from James Hardie Photography on Vimeo.


I, Megan am the field assistant at James Hardie Photography, I join the team for most of the big packages when they are shooting photography and video, I carry equipment, bring drinks, fetch and carry from the car and do all that is required to make sure the team are happy doing their job.

I am currently at collage studying event management as this is the field I eventually want to work in and I love the experience I get from being the teams assistant.

I love working with James Hardie Photography, the day’s are long and the work is sometimes hard and my feet are killing me at the end of the day but I love being around people and I adore a wedding. Also I guess I was destined to follow down this path as my Dad and Mum are James & Kellie Hardie.