Beautiful Photography from Catharine + James
We’re Catharine and James, a photography duo based in Manchester, dreaming of the next stylish wedding to whisk us away on our travels in the UK or Europe.
Having TWO photographers at your wedding is more than just another camera to grab extra shots. As a couple, we have an almost intuitive way of working together and we both bring something different to the table, which is what gives a greater depth to your photographs.
Catharine is all about the dress, shoes and pretty details. As a stylist and editor of award-winning wedding and lifestyle blog BLOVED, she’s the one using her editorial eye to create beautiful flatlays and trying not to cry when she sees you in your dress for the first time.
You’ll often find James wherever there’s an explosion of laughter, dangling halfway up a tree to get an amazing shot, or busy discovering the thoughtful details you’ve added to your day.
We create light-filled, luminous photography that inhabits the heart and soul of your wedding, and you as people.
With an innate eye for artful composition, we not only document the day as it unfolds, but also create and curate stylish images that capture little pieces of you. For us, this aesthetic is as natural as breathing, it’s the way our creative eyes see the world.
It’s the beautiful details full of meaning and the fleeting moments shared between people…
Noticing the subtleties that most don’t consciously even see…
Using gorgeous, flattering natural light that brings out the best in you…
Having a laugh getting to know each other so that on the day you feel like we’re just another pair of friends…
Trusting us so completely to blend authenticity and art when we tell your story…
And it’s what gives your wedding photography a soulful, fine art quality that conveys a sense of feeling and atmosphere.
A picture may speak a thousand words, but it’s the details that write the love story.
“Catharine and James are two of the loveliest and funniest people we’ve met. They put you at ease and have such a gorgeous creative vision. So happy to call them friends now as well as our amazing photographers.” – Chloe + Chris
“Catharine and James are one in a million. They communicate, listen and give loads of wonderful ideas that create stunning pictures which we will cherish forever. It was an absolute pleasure to have them as our wedding photographers and also to be part of our special day as a fantastic couple we now call friends.” – Kerry + Dave
Our style is towards 'fine art photography' - which is the dreamy film look and the key style that all the top wedding photographers are using and is coveted! It's sophisticated and timeless with a softness which is romantic and whimsical - perfect for weddings! Our shooting style is a mixture - we are relaxed and unobtrusive in capturing those candid moments of you and your guests experiencing your wedding day. But we also use our styling skills to create artistic imagery of important pieces throughout the day too - such as your wedding dress, shoes, the flowers and cake and so on. When it comes to your portraits together we keep it fairly natural - we work through some subtle posing and directions with you during our pre-wedding session together so that you have an idea of what you would like to use on the day. It's not strict posing - it's simply giving you the confidence and ideas as I bet if I asked you know about how to stand, you may get nervous. We go through this with you so that you're comfortable. Both confident and more camera shy people find this beyond useful!
Weddings are eipc! They are such a happy and exciting occasion, filled with fun laughter and tear jerking moments! How many other times in your life do your closet friends, and both of your families gather together to celebrate and be happy?! It's such a one off occasion not to be missed and a privilege to be part of. In terms of details and style - we love these elements! We love to see our couples personalities shine through with the choices they have made for their wedding day - from the location to the decor! Shooting these insanely pretty details is always exciting! We even work with stylists in our spare time to shoot this kind of thing to provide inspiration for our own blog and others. Catharine in fact guest posts wedding moodboards for Bloved blog! We really do look forward to hearing about your plans and details - it's music to our ears! Our favourite wedding styles are definitely outdoors bathed in beautiful natural light - that's how we capture our signature light and dreamy photographs! We adore rustic styles, barn weddings, elements which nod to the Bohemian, a relaxing atmosphere and happy celebration! We always like to hear something new which may not fit within this too! We are not so much into the same thing every time, the same old same old! Do what makes your heart sing, whether that's something less traditional, a more intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest or a fabulous wedding in a French Château!
We'd say - go with a Photographer you feel comfortable with whose work makes your heart sing!
We travel throughout the UK + Europe - We enjoy meeting you over skype to get to know you too!
Starting Price: £1050
We have just 3 dates left for Spring/ Summer 2018! We only take a set amount of weddings per month to capture so that we can give each couple the time and the very best service, and so that we keeping enjoying our work without us being overworked. Please do get in touch to avoid disappointment as it's not just about if you specific wedding date is booked but if we have space left in our set amount for that month.
Email Catharine Noble Photography