James Aiken Photography

A documentary wedding photographer based in Derry. My calling is to adventure throughout our emerald island to capture the heart & soul of your unique love story on the best day of your lives.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Second Shooter Available
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Photo Printing
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Dancing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Bridal Prep Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Last-Minute Orders

Photography Style

Traditional / Classic
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
Tis I, a documentary wedding photographer based in Derry, Northern Ireland. My calling is to adventure throughout our emerald island to capture the heart & soul of your unique love story on the best day of your lives. I began my photographic journey in 2014 when my firstborn baby girl came into this world. Not knowing how to operate a proper camera but using a smartphone constantly at my fingertips, I bought one anyway. The main reason was clear from the get-go, to document my little girl’s growth, but I found in due time that this was an art that I fell head over heels in love with. Just Imagine holding a picture of the past in your hands and seeing the true value of a timeless spectacle I want to take pictures that matter to people, that imagery is a must-have during their wedding day! The heartfelt moments that last way beyond just a memory but to bring you back to that time. I’m completely driven about photography that hits the heart and bleeds raw emotion between two people. I love to capture a couples connection, the desire they have for each-other is inspirational. An adventure with an epic view, a classy couple and plenty of laughs is what makes me tick about being a photographer. It’s a true honour to be a part of my couples special day, documenting every cherished moment that will be with them forever. My mission as a wedding photographer is to give my couples a breathtaking experience. I want to help not just as your photographer, but as your professional third wheel. Together we shall create the most amazing memories to remember. I thrive knowing that you both are having your best time on your wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James
Hi, Thank's for considering me to photograph your big day! You are only one step away from creating your dream wedding, let's chat!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rachael & Kyle
Happy couple Married on April
July 2022
This is why I'm perfect for you!
I've got the perfect surprise for you. You can watch this couples kind words review in a video by tapping the link below. I can't wait to hear what you think about this!
Megan & Adam
Happy couple Married on February
July 2022
Here's a Video Review!
I could be here all day, so why not click the link to hear the kind words for yourself with this amazing video testimonial review by Megan & Adam.
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Happy couple Married on July
January 2022
View all of my raving reviews here!
View the link below to see some of my reviews. You can also view these on my Facebook business page, and google business page.
Location & Contact Details


Sutton Gardens, Derry, Derry, BT47 5HP, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Enter 'James Aiken Photography' into google maps. Why not message me and lets go for a coffee and chat instead :D

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Crescent link has all the answers

Nearest Train Station

Waterside Train Station

Nearest Airport

Derry City

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (2)

Derry Journal
Local Woman Magazine

What is your most memorable wedding?

All of my weddings have their own unique touch. I truly enjoy every single wedding I shoot and the couple always makes me feel like I'm part of their family.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, Modern, Romantic, Relaxed and Fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

Holding a 5 star review position on Facebook & Google is epic and super rewarding to have made an impact in many couples lives.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Know your style, set a desired budget, take out a percentage for each of the suppliers you wish to create your perfect wedding, talk wedding plans over tea/coffee with your partner and enjoy the experience. - I couldn't just pick one.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I always go above and beyond for my couples, that is my personal touch.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I send you a link to fill out my contact form. After this, I send you my first initial response which will give you some details and my availability. Once you look through my pricing guide and find a desired collection that speaks to you then I send you a payment portal to secure your wedding date. Once payment is accepted, you've booked your wedding photographer 'YAY'. You have all of my support before and after your big day, and the chance to upgrade your wedding collection at any time. We then meet for the pre-wedding consultation to plan some amazing photographs and a brief timeline of your wedding. Pre-payment plans are also available on request. Lets do this!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Photographs with their grandparents! Having that memory is the best treasure.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Family Portraits, a classic and always will be a huge factor during a couples wedding day.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

An Umbrella, let's have fun in the rain creating some fantastic photographs with the rainfall.

Describe how you got into photography.

My daughter was born in 2014. Living life as a single dad wasn't easy and I only got to see my little girl once a week. So, I wanted to capture all those little details of her growth as much as I could. I found these photographs to be precious and so, I wanted to photograph memories that matter for other people.

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