So you want something special from your Algarve Wedding Photographer?
Let’s cut to the chase, you have probably searched the internet for your Algarve Wedding Photographer and have read loads of clever marketing talk like how passionate they are, over 20 years taking photos and the bespoke service they offer blah blah blah, am I right?
Well lets talk facts about why we are genuinely different: To start with this is our only job, we take and create beautiful images on a daily basis, we don’t do photography in our spare time or only at the weekends, we have a studio where you can meet us and have a coffee or preferably a beer and chat about your day, we don’t do our meetings in Hotel receptions.
Most people including yourself have been taking photos for over 20 years, the difference is we have been doing it professionally for that long.
Our wedding Photography and Wedding Films speak for themselves, if your not even a little impressed then its time to carry on the search, if however you do like what you see then rest assured everything that we have created has been done so out of love for what we do and having loads of fun with our couples, just check out our reviews all over the net on what our couples say about us.
If we are the first photographers website you have looked at then YAY! go you, you don’t have to waste anymore of your time looking.
Wedding Photography Packages
Whether you want part or full Photography coverage then we have a package that will suit your requirements and more importantly your budget, all our prices include VAT so the price you see is the price you pay, we don’t believe in hidden extras.
We do require a 200 Euro non refundable deposit to secure your day and the best thing is you don’t even have to pick your package straight away, the most important thing is getting your date secure. Below you will see our wedding packages and we think you will agree we have covered everything you could possibly need.
Simply click on a package below to make full screen.
Why not add one of our solid shell photo booths? guaranteed fun factor for any wedding party.
3 Hours Run Time
All photos will be uploaded along with your wedding images into your private gallery
Social Media Uploads
Massive range of Props
All the images will be put on your USB along with your wedding images
Personal attendant to make sure things run smoothly and add to the fun
Optional extras always on hand like key-rings, fridge magnets and framed prints.
Trash the Dress
So….Food for thought! after the big day when the dust settles and you are man and wife, the food has been eaten and the party ends, what next? Go home and store the dress?…. HELL NO! Let the fun carry on and lets “TRASH THE DRESS” Algarve style!!!
Many brides are now taking their Algarve wedding photographs to the next level by booking a Trash the Dress photo shoot, these shoots are normally booked a day or two after the wedding day when you once again get a chance to wear your dress and capture some amazing unique images. Does the dress really get trashed?…. of course not, it can get wet and dirty if you decide to go into the sea but after a dry clean it is as good as new and you get some amazing pictures that will stay with you forever, did I also mention how fun it is too?
We can shoot your Algarve Trash the Dress photo session in almost any location, the only thing stopping you is your own imagination.
We always shoot our weddings with two photographers as standard because we like to have all bases covered on your big day, however if you are having a large wedding and the photography is important to you it might be a good idea to add another one of our photographers.
The benefit of this is of course more images for you but it also means you have almost everything covered, two photographers is normally enough but if your wedding has over 150 people we can be in two places at once but not three. Another shooter will be concentrating more on your guests and candid moments between them, they can also help organise your guests when it comes to the group shots and they can also stay with your guests and carry on shooting when we take you away for your one to one session. And of course they will also have their own style and perspective adding even more variety to your final wedding images.
Check out our super cool crystal heart USB pens and rustic wooden presentation boxes that come free with all our packages.
Your treasured memories will be kept safe for you to enjoy in the years to come and for the generations that follow.
We also offer various rustic gift boxes to house prints and extra USB pens and they make great gifts for special occasions for parents, family members, the bridal party and friends.
Our real Leather bound lay flat albums are simply awesome, printed on fuji film gallery quality photo lustre paper, real leather cover and presentation box, your wedding photo’s will just pop out at you.
All elegance albums come with a 200 year guarantee against fading. this really will become a family heirloom. This album comes included with our Regal Package and is also available as an optional extra
Meet The Team
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.
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.
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 Mya & Pixel and 6 chickens Ella, Stephanie, Rose, Alice, Betty & Nugget.
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.
My name is Olga Rosi.
2017 marks the 8th year anniversary from when I left my position of account manager in consulting company to join my husband who is a commercial photographer and filmmaker and decided to go full time with photography and make it my profession for life.
Up to this point I’d had experience in various genres from product and food photography, commercial and architecture to glamour and boudoir. Since starting doing wedding, family and lifestyle photography I haven’t been happier.
My husband and I opened our first photography studio in the Ukraine in 2011 taking advantage of different backdrops and flash lights over the nasty weather outside. But we wanted more natural light and sun, so three years later we decided to find a place with many sunny days during the year. What better place to find that natural light than in the Algarve where the sun rarely forgets to greet us each morning. With all this in mind my husband and I decided to pursue our vision. So with two young children and several suitcases full of equipment we came to the Algarve in 2015.
In 2017 we thought that the best way to promote the Algarve to the world is to cooperate with the best professionals in the industry and to pool our joint creativity. That’s when we approached James Hardie Photography Studios Team.
When James and Kellie met us in their beautiful photography studio on Guia, we understood from the first moment we’d be a great team. Their vision and passion for fine art wedding imagery inspires me to dream big and work hard for that perfect picture. I’m happy I met such talented and openhearted team and delighted to join as an Associate photographer.
As a part of James Hardie Photography team I’m looking forward to another great year photographing amazing families and couples on stunning algarvian locations.
My name is Brandon and I am a photography & Video assistant for James Hardie Photography, I assist the main team when they are shooting both photography and Video for weddings so you will often see me running around making sure the main shooters have everything they need from spare batteries to extra lighting. I am also being trained to be a second videographer to capture what we call “B Roll” at weddings. I moved to the Algarve from the UK when I was 4 years old with my family, I grew up and was educated here in Portugal and I am fluent in both English and Portuguese. I am also studying multimedia at Faro Collage in my spare time. I love this job and the diversity that every assignment brings.
My name is Megan and I am a studio assistant for James Hardie Photography, I have accompanied the team in the field on many weddings but I can be mostly found at the James Hardie Photography Studio making sure the studio runs smoothly during studio based shoots or keeping the studio ticking over whilst the team are out on weddings other assignments.
I am currently studying Tourism at collage but hope to find a career in event planning.