About James Sturcke Photography

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James Sturcke

Wedding photography:

My style can simply be described as: Narration and Emotion. I arrive early, leave late and use the time I’m with you to tell the story of the day as it unfolds. A wedding day is full of emotions and capturing them is key to what I do. I’m not that big on setting up poses (though I’m happy to do group shots) or telling your guests to pause and look at the camera.

I use the skills I attained during my journalistic career, chiefly patience, observation and anticipation. I hardly use flash and don’t like bulky equipment. Most of my clients pretty quickly forget that I’m even there. The result is a sensational set of largely spontaneous images that you’ll treasure for years to come.

I work for myself and by myself. I love it when people come with ideas of what they want photographed because I like working out “the how”. I’m flexible in a way that only small teams can be.

My service includes a professionally produced album. You will also receive high resolution photos and I will upload a selection of the best images to the internet where your friends and family can view them. If you like the photos here, please don’t hesitate to get it touch.

I’m a member of the prestigious International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) and Fearless Photographers.

Portrait photography:

I specialise photographing people doing what they love. If you’re a keen cook, we’ll set up in the kitchen. An outdoor type? Let’s go to the mountains. I enjoy the challenge of capturing people in their natural environment in completely different settings.


Behind every great business is a great photographer! Corporate portraits, product photography and coverage of your business in action.

Editorial photography and photojournalism:

My photos have been published in El País, ABC, The Guardian and The Independent, to name just a few.

Before moving to Ezcaray in La Rioja, I worked as a staff reporter for The Guardian newspaper in London. I have also worked for the Independent, Mail on Sunday and Rough Guides travel books.

All types of editorial and travel assignments accepted. Happy to provide words as well as pictures. I work across Spain.


Tel: (+34) 941 354258
Mobile: (+34) 646 775 604
Facebook: James Sturcke
Twitter: jsturcke