James Hardman is a documentary-style photographer from Maine. His specialty is capturing unique and beautiful weddings with an eye for those earnest, fleeting moments.
As a creative service, every collection is designed to suit the individual requirements of the clients. If you would like to let me know a bit more about what you’ve got planned for the big day, message me so we can discuss a package well-suited to your needs!
Employing a natural and documentary style, the focus is on capturing all of the day's most precious moments as and when they happen. With different packages to choose from, clients can customize the service to meet their needs. Some services and event items include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mary · Married on 10/06/2018
James was an absolute delight to work with. We got the engagement and event package, and this was the right call, because the engagement session with just the three of us allowed us to get to know him better. He didn't want to pose us too much so the photos would be natural, and they were! We got our edited engagement photos in a sharable format promptly. James was communicative over email and text within a day or two, always punctual and professional. During our wedding ceremony and reception, I had no idea he was even there! We had him do our "getting ready" shots and was happy to pop in and out of our room to suit modesty preferences. During our formal posed photos, he was able to wrangle our families to get the shots we wanted, and found the prettiest and best-lit spot on our venue. I haven't seen our final photos yet, but I know they'll be wonderful. I highly recommend James Hardman for your wedding or special event photography!Sent on 10/12/2018
Gabriel · Married on 08/18/2018
Great working with James
James was great to work with and the photos came out great! Prior to the wedding, James took the time to get to know us and learn our preferences over the phone. Despite the tight schedule the day of the wedding, he managed to pull us aside to get some great photos of just the two of us. Without disrupting the reception, he got a great mix of candid shots, as well as more formal group photos. Throughout the entire process, he put us at ease and it shows in the photos. We would highly recommend James for your wedding!Sent on 10/22/2018
Kelley · Married on 06/16/2018
James was simply the best photographer we could have hoped to find. Aside from being professional, super responsive, punctual, having quick turn around and being an amazingly talent photographer we could tell he genuinely cared about getting to know us as a couple, what our style was and it is shows in the photos. We went with the engagement and wedding day package and I would highly recommend it, it was so nice to spend some time with him before "the big day". We did our engagement shoot in portland Maine in an industrial area and our wedding was on the coast of Maine so it was nice to have two totally different style of photos. On the day of the wedding James was so easy to work with, he figured out the best locations, angle, timing and lighting for the photos well we just went about getting ready and enjoying the best day of our lives. He covered every aspect of our wedding perfectly, from getting ready, the ceremony, family photos, capturing cocktail hour, reception and our couple photos James was on top of every aspect. Highlight of the day was that right before sunset, James brought my husband I and to this spot on our venue we didn't even know existed and took the most beautiful rocky coastal Maine sunset photos I could have ever imagined. We got our photos promptly and they are amazing, we will honestly cherish them for the rest of our lives. Simply put, James is an absolute pleasure to work with, he has a calmness about him that really makes the whole process stress free, easy and fun...plus the photos are amazing! We could not recommend him more.Sent on 10/13/2018