John M – Chartered Surveyor 

James was a delight to work with from start to finish, I told him what we needed from his footage/photos and his output from the drone survey was issued the next day and to a great quality. Would highly recommend.

Jasjeet – Investment Management 

James did a fantastic job and instantly put us at ease with his professionalism and first-class service. We instantly knew the job was in safe hands which meant we could enjoy the event itself and not have to worry about the quality of the photography which was superb. It was our first event with James and we will 100% be working with him in the future.

Gary Chambers – Blinds and Shutter Company

“We used James Bastable to provide images for our website and marketing media. He is a pleasure to work with and his work is faultless. We have used the shots extensively and recommended his services to others.”

Meghan – Marks and Spencer

“I’ve worked with James on a number of shoots. As they’re not used to the camera, it can be difficult to get natural looking photographs of colleagues, James has a natural talent for putting people at ease, meaning that he always manages to capture beautiful, candid shots. James is now our go-to-guy!”

Make A Wish (Charity)

“Thank you so much James! On the day we raised over £1000 for the Make A Wish foundation in Birmingham. With James’s skills behind the camera he managed to shoot and deliver the images quickly and helped raise extra money for the charity. James was very generous with his time and donated 100% of his earnings. We shall definitely be working with James in the near future.”

Simon – Publisher in London

“Thanks James I am thrilled with the photography – I made the right choice!”

Paul – Costa Coffee

“I want to say a HUGE, GIGANTIC thank you. We absolutely love them!”

Victoria Hewitt – Construction Company 

“James has recently done some aerial photography and drone footage of our construction site. James has a very enthusiastic and professional approach. He spoke to all the site workers beforehand and ran through all the health and safety procedures. The photography is excellent and the drone footage is amazing. He has done a fantastic job and produced exactly what we wanted. We can’t wait to have him back on site for the next instalment of the project.”

Warren – Creative Agency 

“We’ve worked with James on multiple occasions over the last few years and it has always been a fun experience. Our team has always felt comfortable with James and because of this we achieved some really natural results.

Due the nature of the different media our photography is used for we are very specific in how we need the shots. James has always took the time to understand this and always over delivers.

Thanks again James!”

Matthew Finn – Energy Quotation Services

“James recently photographed us for a last minute press release just outside of Birmingham. He knew the perfect angles and lighting to create just the style of photo we were looking for and delivered the images super fast for our print deadline. We highly recommend James and all his work!”

Paul – Speaker and Entertainer

“I work with some of the largest companies in the world to deliver their message. When I needed promotional shots done I turned to one person because I’ve worked with him before and he’s a great guy, not only is he a great guy he’s a top class world professional. James Bastable in my opinion is one of the best photographers I’ve ever seen in over a decade of working with photographers. James just has a way of making images speak. In this world where the video element is so important that is a key necessity from every single image that you use to promote yourself. Not every photographer can do this, James certainly can. I recommend James thoroughly and I can’t recommend his services enough.”

John – Royal Mail

“I recommend James Bastable for any future commissions. I was quite nervous about having my photography taken but it was a really enjoyable experience. James’s an absolute professional and puts you at ease. Thanks again.”

Katie Leedham – Rugeley

“I commissioned James Bastable for a corporate photography shoot this year and I cant recommend James enough. Full of enthusiastic James is professional from start to finish!

He makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera…so much so you rarely know he’s even took the photos! James looks at the photos from a different perspective, Looking at how you need to appear as well as suggested locations & looks.

He also gives you the availability to view the photos during the shoot for your own input to ensure that you are happy with the project throughout.

If your looking for a commercial photographer, look no further. James comes highly recommended from Creative Roar.”

Miranda – Berkshire

“James was a pleasure to work with, with a real eye for capturing creative shots. We are all really pleased with the photos, which capture the joy of our event and can be used for a variety of purposes as we had requested. James followed the brief and project timeline closely, but was flexible and responded to variations to the programme on the day. I would highly recommend James.”

Jonathan Rattcliff – Sutton Coldfield

“If you are good with people as James is then you are more likely to get better photographic results. I think it is this key element of his personality which makes James that little bit different. By understanding his clients and their needs James delivers excellent results. Highly recommended.”

Chris Williams – Birmingham 

“James Bastable offers a great and unique service. I have used many commercial photographers in my business life but working with James has been very refreshing. He listens carefully, plans diligently and delivers a great end product. Under promise and over deliver is a phrase that springs to mind with James and I highly recommend him.”

Matthew Butler – Make It Media 

“We had a photoshoot with James in cinema screen and he did an absolutely fantastic job. We’re not really keen on being in front of the camera but the photos came out brilliantly. The reason we chose James was because his photos are really modern and cool looking. James is a true professional.”

Paul Avins – Business Wealth

“When we needed a photographer to cover our 3 Day Business Grand Prix we asked our network for recommendations and James was the name that kept coming up. He was very professional, had creative ides for shots and delivered exactly what we wanted, which is not easy at fast moving events like ours!! We’ll be using him again at future events going forward.” Paul Avins CEO http://www.businesswealth.com/

Debbie Huxton

Using James is the perfect solution. He has an uncanny knack of taking the ‘right’ photos. A talented photographer, professional, polite and funny to boot. I highly recommend him and his services to anyone looking for outstanding service with a smile.

Chris Green – Excellent

I’ve met a ton of photographers over my last ten years in business. James is up there with the best. Not only is he excellent in his style and delivery, he’s got a great personality and he takes time to make sure everything is done to perfection. If you’re a motivated businesses owner, marketer, or anyone that wants to be represented well in pictures, you need to contact James.


Adrian Walker

“A true professional, James clearly enjoys his work to the extent that it doesn’t appear to be work, but a labour of love. If you need an enthusiastic professional who loves to exceed expectations, you should call James without delay”

David Plunkett

“Amazing work by James, the man can clearly work wonders!!”

Carol Crowther

“I was so impressed with the quality of them and the way he captured my expression that I immediately put them on my website. I’m blown away by them. Thank you James, you are a seriously good guy.”

Helen – Quality

“James was brilliant! I was so impressed with how he managed to be both very friendly yet highly professional. It was almost like he was a very good friend taking the photographs. Excellent on every level!”

Marcellus Lindsay

“James is a talented and skilled photographer. James has a knack for bringing humour, personality and humanity out of the images. His eye for colour and for those unique moments that really capture the feeling of what’s happening is a true gift. What’s also important is that the way he works blends into the event and he is almost invisible. That’s how he manages to capture high quality, high value images that would be missed by anybody else. I recommend James as he’s personable, professional and delivers high quality work.”
Service Category: Photography
Year first hired: 2013
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative