James Hardie Photography
James Hardie Photography
James Hardie Photography know that life is full of mile stones, your 18th Birthday, Passing your driving test, graduation to name but a few, maybe the most memorable though is your wedding day, its the day that is just about the two of you and the love you share and making the public statement that you are going to commit the rest of your lives to each other.
Every couple is different and every wedding is different, we don’t use an off the shelf formula to capture your day, we like to get to know you as a couple, have fun with you and be with you every step of the way capturing your day as it unfolds.
Whether it is photography, video or both we have packages to suit your needs. check out our website, view our galleries and watch our Algarve Wedding Highlights video’s, if you like what you see contact us for a chat then rest assured you have left your wedding day photography in the hands of one of the leading studios in the Algarve.
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From the second we got engaged, my main focus was the photographers! I love everything photography and it was crucial to me that our day be captured and preserved for years to come!
We went on the hunt for photographers who could guarantee this for us and found a few we liked the look of. But one stood out above the rest so we met with James and Kellie first.
We both immediately knew that they were the photographers for us. We didn’t even bother meeting anyone else.
We felt comfortable with them straight away and felt like they understood our vision.
On the day they arrived and you’d worry that a team of 5 would make everything feel crowded. But they blended in, mixed with everyone and we all felt completely at ease.
Everyone was able to switch off and be themselves around them which means they capture people at their best, natural!
We loved having them with us to document our day and if the glimpses we have seen of our photos are anything to go by, then we couldn’t have chosen better!!!!
I fell in love with James Hardie photography from the first video I saw online and we were not disappointed from that point on.
From our first meeting to our final moment the service was of the highest standard. On your wedding day you want everything to be perfect and it was.
The stream home to my grandmother who was unable to travel was a bonus.
Our pictures were amazing and the video even more so.
I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. You will not be disappointed.
Kellie and James were fantastic. We didnt even need a wedding planner. They were so helpful in booking everything else for our wedding in Portugal. They were so much fun on the day and nothing was too much trouble.
Our photos are beautiful!
Thank you so much for making our special day so much fun.
I couldn’t recommend enough .
After searching through so many photographer’s websites, we took one look at James & Kellie’s photos and fell in love.
We read through their website and soon realised they also had a great sense of humour too…so we were sold! To top it off we were pleasantly surprised at the value of the packages compared with other local photographers, especially considering the quality of the work they do!
Anyway, on the day they were just amazing. It was like they were guests at the wedding and managed to get over 500 amazing, natural shots at the same time. We like to be different and that included our wedding… it was peace, love & rock n roll theme and the bridesmaids were a rainbow, we had vinyl records everywhere and a surfer’s vw campervan for the car etc and James & Kellie captured the theme, the colour and the whole vibe so perfectly. Every single person who has looked at our photos has said ‘wow!!’ And told me it’s the best they’ve ever seen.
We couldn’t recommend them enough for their friendliness, fun, professionalism, seamlessness, and of course their talent and art! … we even got a personal blog written about the wedding with a sneak peak at some pictures….the NEXT day!
Thanks so much James & Kellie! I wish we could do it all again now! Xx
We had a very small wedding at The Grand Real Santa Eulalia on 1st June 2018. At our meeting with James and Kellie, we instantly relaxed because they are so lovely and welcoming and they really listen to what you want. Olga was our photographer on the day and she was the epitome of professionalism. We hardly knew she was there but yet she organised everyone for the group photo’s without any fuss. And as for the end result – we are absolutely delighted! We would both highly, highly recommend James Hardie Photography.
James and Kellie delivered five stars at our wedding creating amazing photos and video! We were really pleased with the results and the professionalism and friendliness of the team was brilliant. We would definitely recommend them!
We meet James and Kellie in Dublin the year before we got married..we felt at ease as soon as we meet them both..we looked at their work and decided that they would be the right people to spend our big day with.
On the wedding day Kellie arrived at boys room and sorted the guys out as boys will be boys..we got some great photos and had great laughs getting organised..James went to the girls and the photos were fantastic.
Throughout the day James and Kellie were very professional..they worked away not in your face but catching moments when u didn’t notice.
I would highly recommend them as photographers for your wedding day…
Would highly recommend, what a lovely couple. James & Kellie were fantastic, they really put us a ease. They listened to what we wanted and delivered. Very happy we chose them to capture our big day.
We had our wedding at lady of the rock on the 30/5/2017.
Picking suppliers was a scary task putting your trust in complete strangers but picking who to use for our wedding photographs for me was the biggest decision because they had to be perfect so that we could capture our special day. From the very first Skype we knew we had absolutely made the right decision.
Kelly and James were so warm and friendly and went through all of options tailoring our package for what we wanted with no pressure to buy any extras. On the morning of the wedding I was so nervous but as soon as they arrived they made me feel at ease snapping away and making me laugh. Before I knew it I almost forgot I hardly knew them and it was just like having friends take them. They stayed with us the whole day and most of the evening and they did not stop smiling ( I actually think they enjoyed the day more than us).
Initially I only decided to opt for a short video to capture the best parts of the day but following my husbands emotional speech I just knew I had to have it all and so I contacted Kelly and she put all of the unused footage together for me to keep forever.
We couldn’t thank them enough for their hard work on the most important day of our lives and I genuinely feel like we have made two lovely friends in the algarve xx
James & Kellie did our couples photoshoot in Albufeira, put us both at ease straight away, professional & very easy to talk to but the photos! Oh my word everything we were expecting & then some! Highly recommended
We got married in Portugal almost 3 weeks ago on the 5th of June in the Vidamar Hotel. As I sit down to write this review I realise that honestly there are no words to thank Kellie and James Hardie for everything they did for myself and Ronan, I can only hope that this review reflects how unbelievably grateful we are to have met them and to have had them involved in the planning and of course the photography of our day.
I first contacted James in June 2017 while researching photographers in the Algarve. I had already booked our venue and wedding planner at this point and was on to my next task of finding a photographer. When I came across James’s facebook page and seen all of their previous work I knew i just had to have them, their photographs just blew me away. I contacted James and was so excited when he confirmed that they were still available for our date so I went ahead and provisionally booked them. In the background I contacted my wedding planner to tell her that I had found a photographer available who I absolutely loved and that I had booked them for our date, only to be told that she would not work with this photographer under any circumstances, leaving me to choose between her and the photographer. Lesson to be learned for all future brides.. don’t rush into booking a planner, you may not even need one with all the information available online. If you are having one always ask planners before booking them if they have any restrictions around what suppliers they work with!!
In the end I just couldn’t continue having this planner organise what should be the most enjoyable day of my life when she knew that I felt so unhappy but just did not seem to care at all. Kellie & James kindly offered to step in, not only to be our photographers but to help plan the entire day and to say that this was the best decision we ever made is such an understatement. These guys truly have the bride and groom’s interest at heart and their only focus was ensuring that we felt happy and that we had the day that we wanted.
Kellie took over the planning from this point and organised the entire day, her daughter Megan also helped and even decorated our venue for us on the morning of the wedding. Kellie was so organised and helpful throughout the last year.. I honestly don’t know where she gets the time to sleep!! I was so relaxed on the day, as i knew i had nothing to stress about.
As for the photography, well they had a team of people with them on the day. Everyone commented on how professional they all were. They made us feel so at ease and we had a great laugh with them. We received our extended video clip with the drone and it is just unreal, something we will cherish forever and brings tears to my eyes. I am sure our photographs will be just as amazing.
Thanks again Kellie, James & Team, we will never forget the effort you put in to make our big day so special and so enjoyable , we enjoyed every bit of it from start to finish XxX
When we were looking for photographers, we found many similar ones online. We began to think that perhaps we should just pick and book one, but stubbornly I kept searching until I stumbled across James Hardie Photography. I’ve never seen such stunning wedding photos and we immediately emailed James, knowing that they were The Ones!
We met with them in their studio before the wedding and I don’t think any of the four of us stopped laughing the whole time. It was more like spending time with (incredibly calming and knowledgable!) friends. We also booked a Trash the Dress shoot after seeing some stunning pictures from other couples.
Fast forward to our wedding day and all of a sudden I’m nervous… Kellie and James walk through the door and I began to relax.
From the very first email, their communication was outstanding; they are professional, friendly and they are best friends, who just happen to be a husband-and-wife-dream-team too!
Our wedding day was beyond perfect. It honestly felt as though Kellie and James were our wedding guests (our guests LOVED them!) and none of the photos felt onerous or forced. Our photos were taken as the sun was setting and I can only describe the experience as a delight. The four of us laughed and joked as the sun went down and Kellie and James took breathtaking photos (was it really us in those photos!?!?)
The rest of the wedding rolled by in a cloud of happiness and James and Kellie just seemed to pop up in prime position with a camera at every emotional moment! Perfect!
A couple of days after the wedding, we got dressed in our dress and suit again (bonus!) and James and Kellie came to pick us up. We walked to all of our favourite spots… the places that made us fall in love with Alvor. We spent two hours of pure joy playing around on the beach and even in the sea, being us and having fun, whilst the Hardies worked their magic with cameras! It was one of the best days of my life and it wouldn’t have been so wonderful without James and Kellie.
A truly unique couple, with photography skills that delight and amaze us every time…
Kellie and James, we love you and thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
Emma and Adam Mattacola
Wow wow wow!!! Thank you so much for our wedding photos and highlights video. You captured the whole day and we have a house full of beautifully framed photos to remind us of our special day. It was so hard to choose There were so many amazing ones. Originally we weren’t going to have a highlights video but I am so pleased we did. It was absolutely brilliant and brought a tear to our eye. Professional, friendly and talented. Thank you again xxxx
We used James and Kellie for our wedding in Vilamoura. From the first time we sat down with them a year before our wedding to post wedding they have been fantastic (I couldn’t recommend them enough). We absolutely loved the end results. Mucho obrigado James and Kellie xxxx
We were married in Praia da Luz on 25th September 17 and oh my god words just can’t describe how great James and Kellie are! We had a blog published the NEXT DAY after our wedding which was beautiful and amazing…so we cannot wait to see the rest!
And on the day they were just sooo lovely and easy to chat with and a lot of fun. All the guests said how great they were and how seamlessly they fit into the wedding.
Thanks so much again!
We got married in Alvor in July 2017 and James & Kellie went above and beyond to help us have a great day.They even helped out by organising guests into the church and sorting out the music for my walk down the alise. I would highly reccomend these guys not only is their work great but they are very lovely people and we are glad we choose them for our big day!
We have just returned from our algarve wedding & had the pleasure of having James & Kellie look after the photography. To say these guys are amazing is an understatement. On the day of the wedding it was blowing a gale & at the last minute everything was moved indoors. Kellie & James where absolutely amazing ensuring the highest quality of pictures where captured thus giving us lasting memories of a great day. These guys also helped calm the nerves with their craic/banter & are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, we are just so happy we chose them for our wedding. The after service again is a credit to you both. Kellie & James Thank you from the bottom of our hearts & you come with our highest recommendation. Mr & Mrs Smyth 21/04/17
When Mike and I first started planning our dream wedding in Portugal, we were initially daunted by the prospect of organising everything ourselves. However, when it came to choosing a photographer for the big day, we had no hesitation in using James Hardie Photography, as they came highly recommended by every supplier we dealt with along the way.
Our first meeting was set up with Kellie on the stunning marina in Vilamoura, where we were shown a portfolio of samples of weddings and held an in-depth discussion of our ideas for the day. We both warmed to Kellie straight away and knew they were the ones we could trust to produce our priceless photos!
Everything went to plan on the day and James and Kellie have a great working relationship which is inspiring to see and many of the guests commented afterwards on how welcoming they were.
We thank you James and Kellie, for producing our dream shots of the big day that will stay with us forever. We hope to see you for a drink or two when we venture back to the Algarve soon!
Love Claire and Mike xxxx
What can we say?!…James,Kellie and the crew are simply amazing!!!
Ourselves,friends and family had a blast with them from start to finish
Thank you for all your hard work and effort in capturing the moments from our special day! We love the pictures and in particular the highlights video…it chokes us up every time
If you’re looking for photographers we’d definitely recommend them and the drone pilot too,they just added that extra special touch to make our day even more perfect!
Thanks again for everything
Adeana & James xxx
From the first contact when we booked James I knew we were in good hands. Every email and conversation makes you feel completely relaxed and reassured. James and Kellie are a gorgeous couple who did so much to help us every step of the way. We couldn’t be happier with the service and package we received. We are over the moon with our photos. Thank you for everything. Love from the Rellings xx
When searching for our photographer only one name kept coming up over and over again and that was James Hardie Photography. it was clear from their photos that they are amazing photographers but nothing could prepare us for what genuinely nice people James & Kellie are, besides giving us amazing photos of our wedding day they also gave us great memories of working with such a fun couple. Book them today, you will not be disappointed.
Kellie and James have been absolutely fantastic not just with the actual photos & videos taken but throughout the planning of our wedding. Their support, patience and guidance throughout the whole process has been massively appreciated. The photos and video are amazing and they did a great job of capturing all of our day. Nothing was too much trouble. We couldn’t recommend these guys highly enough! Thank you so much to you both! Marcus and Suzanne xxx
We were lucky enough to have the pleasure of James and Kellie on our wedding day at the pine cliffs resort. We cannot speak highly enough of every aspect of the service we received and the results were stunning. We always felt so comfortable and James and Kellie felt more like friends to us. We had so many natural shots of us and our guests and yet you wouldn’t have even noticed they were there most of the time. It is difficult planning a wedding abroad but they were so helpful every step of the way and even helped suggesting other supplies that we used on the day. We cannot thank you enough and truly hope to meet you again xx
Kellie and James were great from start to finish! Incredibly friendly and professional, they have some great ideas and our pictures are amazing!
We would definitely recommend James Hardie Photography to anybody in search of professional photographers to capture their Wedding Day!
We had James Hardie photography for our beautiful algarve wedding July 2016, we had the photos plus video clip made using the drone – we honestly hands down made the best decision we could have. Both kellie and James made it all so effortless, and by the end of the day they felt like friends, the pictures are beautiful and the video clip still makes me cry. We received the package in great time and will definitely recommend James hardie photography to friends and family and most definitely would use them again myself. Xx
From the very start James and Kellie were incredibly professional and friendly. Everything was clear and their response to any queries was almost immediate. When we got the photos we were blown away. They are absolutely stunning. Because they work as a team they gave us different angles throughout the day. Everything was so easy with them and the finished products were superb. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you x
James and Kellie were the perfect people to capture our amazing day! They took there time with us and nothing we asked them to do was any trouble! We truly got on with them amazingly and there humour together is second to none.
We can’t wait to visit Portugal again next year to catch up as they honestly have become great friends.
The wedding album we received was incredible and we can’t thank you enough x
We asked James and Kellie for lots of natural pictures on our wedding day to keep in theme with our laid back villa wedding and they did not disappoint. We barely noticed them (in a good way!) on the wedding day as they were true professionals and our images have turned out better then we could have imagined x
Well… Where to start! James and Kellie were just as much a part of the wedding as our guests were, they are an amazing team Their personal touches and help when we needed it was fantastic.
We couldn’t have done it without them! and you shouldn’t too!
I knew from the first contact I had with James and Kellie that they were the photographers for us.. when I met them pre wedding I loved them both and on the day of our wedding, they blew us away…. such a lovely couple, clearly in love and they spread their love to everyone on your big day…. I couldn’t recommend them enough and loved every single picture they took and will cherish our video (which I still watch frequently) ….. can’t recommend them enough. Thanks James and Kellie for everything xxx
Used James & Kellie for our wedding in Albufeira, amazing from start to finish and so much fun to be around, felt more like friends then my photographers and the end results were breath taking, thank you guys xxx
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