Welcome to James Bignell Photography
Welcome to my website
Family Portrait Photography is what I specialise in.
I want you to imagine looking back in 20 years time at this special moment with your children beautifully portrayed in a book or prints.
This is what I can capture for you.
My professional career began in a photography studio in Poland Street Soho working for clients such as Saatchi and Saatchi and Conde Nast photographing fashion and still life.
In the year 2000 just after the birth of my daughter Dixie I decided to change my life so I could spend more time with her. So I set up my own family portrait photography business from home, shooting in a natural lifestyle way the business went on from strength to strength working for footballers, celebrities and many other wonderful families.
We went on to have another 3 children after Dixie, all boys and all within the next 7 years, it was a crazy but beautiful time.
I began entering my family portraits in competitions and was privileged enough to win the Kodak 4 times and Fuji 5 times.
Part of my ethos is to look after you all the way from booking the shoot, right through to editing, retouching and the finished product. I try to offer a 5 star experience and make you feel that the experience itself is special and one you’d like to do again and again.
If you are looking for a ‘photographer near me’ and you see I am based in Kent don’t worry I work all over the UK and abroad. My travel fees are reasonable as is the photoshoot fee. However weekends do get booked up in advance so book early to avoid disappointment.
I hope you enjoy looking over my work and enjoy looking at my family portrait photography.
“We have used James on three separate occasions and have never been disappointed. His photographs are creative and the images crisp and sharp. James is very innovative with his shot choices and style. James also has the patience of a saint, he needed it when photographing our three young children. I would highly recommend James for all of your photography needs.”
“James has been our family photographer for over a decade. He has a knack with children (and adults!), putting us immediately at ease and creating a composition that captures the essence. As a result the photos he takes are second to none.”
“James Bignell is a wonderful photographer. His wealth of experience and friendly nature means that both adults and children alike feel at ease in front of the camera. This makes for great photos and enables him to capture the very essence of someone’s personality. Just have a look at his website, the pictures speak for themselves.”