Photography by JAMES FORDE
Bigday.ie are really excited to bring photo-journalist James Forde to the wedding scene in Ireland. James has worked overseas in Latin America and the US, with pictures published in the Washington Post and locally in all of the Irish newspapers. His style is observational documentary and extremely striking. It’s very different to a lot of what’s happening in the wedding industry at the moment. He poses very few shots and his style is all about his ability to observe and anticipate moments. Anticipation is the key here. If you want something a little quirky, a lot of B&W, something different but pictures that you’ll want to print and put on your wall as art, then James is for you. We’re doing a limited number of bookings with James for 2020 so get in quick.
James has spent most of the last decade living abroad between London, California and Latin America where he honed his skills as a photographer and also learnt Spanish. He was a chef for many years before he got into photography but was driven by a hunger to discover more about himself and the world around him.The last few years he has spent traversing through Latin America documenting social issues and conflict while perfecting his craft. James decided to move back home to Ireland last year to spend some time with family, work on new projects and re-connect with his home.
Driven by an insatiable appetite for knowledge and information. His obsession with photography is not so much about the medium itself but more about building a portfolio of visual knowledge while connecting with people and communities that he normally would never encounter.The camera has given James an excuse to continue travelling and asking questions.
Every wedding package is unique. We don't offer a straight out of the box solution because we want to talk to every one of our clients before they book and 100% ensure that James is the right fit and that we agree a brief. The starting price is €1500 so this at least gives you an idea of the budget area to expect.
All our packages are DIGITAL only. We deliver in the region of 500 pictures. These pictures are selected by James and edited to a high standard as per the images you see in the gallery. We allow one round of revisions. So we supply the gallery online, you can review, you'll have an opportunity to suggest or discuss additions or changes, and then we'll provide the final gallery and supply you with a USB key with the images.