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Welcome


Aberdeen | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Inverness | Faroe Islands & Beyond

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Welcome


Aberdeen | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Inverness | Faroe Islands & Beyond

James kelly is a Highland & Grampian based wedding photographer.

Covering the UK & destinations for weddings and elopements.

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I am from North East Scotland and live in the Highlands with my fiancée, Iris, my son James Jnr and our Working Cocker Spaniel, Suzie. I am completely mad about everything photography and being outdoors.  I truly believe I have the best job around.

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Wedding


Weddings truly are a celebration of life and I love to be a part of them!

Wedding


Weddings truly are a celebration of life and I love to be a part of them!

The day you have spent so much time preparing for, dreaming of and investing in will go by so quickly and that is one of the great reasons to invest in a wedding photographer who can tell the unique story of your day. Your wedding is truly a once in-a-lifetime event and expectations are high. So please be re-assured that my experience as a wedding photographer has taught me many key skills that will ensure you have unforgettable and inspired images to last a lifetime

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Who is James Kelly?


Who is James Kelly?


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I grew up in a rural community in the north east of Scotland, in fact I spent the early years of my life on the farm where the famous Mackies ice-cream was made, and I was lucky enough to be a child at a time when I could head out the door, explore the surrounding countryside, and return only when I was hungry. I enjoyed being in the great outdoors, and experienced first hand Scotland’s variety, colour, beasts and beasties. Weather was no barrier to an eager child if you wore the right clothes and had the right attitude!

 

I fell in love with photography from an early age and I have been working professionally since the age of 19.  After studying photography at college, I started a company, Modern-Image. Our specialty was promotional photography for bars & nightclubs. In 2009, I decided I wanted a new path in photography.  I sold Modern-Image and in the same year and by complete accident, I fell I love with the very different specialties of wedding and equine photography. 

 

As an adult, and as a photographer, in some ways little has changed. I still venture out into the wilds of Scotland, with the right kit, hungry for the right shot, facing sleet or dazzling sun, crossing coastal cliffs or hiking up rugged mountain ranges. Like so many people I have a passion for this land and attempt to convey its mystery and its magic in every shot.  The light in Scotland is a photographer’s dream and it’s a true pleasure to work here.  I don’t see how a photographer could fail to be inspired and captivated by Scotland’s landscapes. The countryside, the weather, the seasons, the wildlife; it’s simply enthralling and always challenging

The timeless quality about being a professional photographer is that at the end of the day, at the end of a shoot, when I’m exhausted and have captured the best shots I can, just like a child, I return home for dinner and start planning the next big adventure


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Looking back at 2017


Looking back at 2017


2017 has been an amazing year and I am excited for what 2018 holds. During December I took the time to look back on all the years weddings and create a fun slide show.