Hi, I am James.

I am a 40 something year old photographer/videographer specialising in weddings.

I am a people person and I believe that having a good rapport and relationship with you will help you relax on the most important of days . I like to capture the natural situations as and when they arise and thrive on the pressure of the big occasion - shooting weddings and meeting people gives me a real buzz!

I have been been taking photo's professionally since 2014 and have shot over 200 events including - Weddings, Proms, Christenings, Birthdays, Family portraits, Corporate events, Christmas parties, Dance shows and Nursery photos. I have ambitions to break into sports photography and recently volunteered photographing the Grimsby 10k.

Off camera I have a keen interest in football (Grimsby Town), watching films (The Godfather, Usual Suspects), Music (Depeche Mode, the Beatles) and TV (The Office, Alan Partridge, the Wire) although I dont have time for any of it because I have 4 children! I have recently taken up running and quite enjoy keeping fit.

I am also a tutor at The Grimsby Institute and enjoy teaching and working alongside other people with a keen interest in photography and video.

Once upon a time I was a musician and used to play and sing in bands. If you are lucky you might see me singing karaoke or playing a few tunes on the piano at your wedding.

I am currently doing a degree in Business Management and Marketing

I love food.

James Thundercliffe Fact File

Favourite part of the wedding: Couple Shots. And food.

Favourite Film: The Godfather part 2

Favourite album: John Lennon Plastic Ono band

Favourite Food: Belly Pork

Favourite drink: Earl Grey tea or Diet Coke

Favourite wedding venue: Oaklands in Laceby have always been very very good to me. And San Pietro in Scunthorpe holds fond memories as thats where me and Charlotte were Married. Loads of venues are ace though

Fascinating fact: I have 2 different coloured eyeballs

Favourite lens: 85mm

Favourite photographer: Anton Corbijn and Micheal Regan.

Favourite game: Super Mario World, Goldeye, Champ Manager 01/02. I'm also into playing Chess online.

Favourite wedding song: Kodaline ~ The One

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite football team: Grimsby Town

Favourite destination: New York

Favourite gameshow: The Hit List

Hobbies: Running, walking, 5-a side football and playing the guitar.

Number of wedding shot: Over 150

Previous jobs: Bingo caller, retail manager, teaching assistant. I also did a stint working in a hand sanitiser factory during the pandemic.




“James and Will spent the day with us, capturing our special day. Me and my husband tied the knot back in March this year at Kelham House. We couldn’t have asked anymore from them both, they were amazing! They didn’t stop all day and we had so many comments from guests on how hard they worked and how they were always there snapping away, not missing a moment.
James is a great guy and made us both feel relaxed in front of the camera.”