Memories that last a life time

15th July 2020

Make memories last a lifetime and capture those special moment with photographer James Darling.


All Beach Retreats guests will receive a unique 20% discount on his family photography packages to all clients.

In a normal year as a photographer James would be booked up all summer photographing weddings in Cornwall and large corporate events – but 2020 is anything but a normal year. Large gatherings are still prohibited so major corporate events have been cancelled and his weddings have moved to 2021, giving him unusual availability this summer. A positive from Covid-19 (and you’ve got to take the positives) is that 2021 is already shaping up to be super-busy.

So this is the chance to book James as your 2020 photographer for that family shoot and have a lasting memory of that precious family time in sunny Cornwall. That longed-for holiday at the beach here and an escape from the restrictions of the long spring Coronavirus lockdown. James can be there to record all those little moments as beautiful timeless photographs. A mix of natural portraits, lit portraits, action, moments…and of course the ubiquitous group photographs.

His family photography packages include 2-3 hours coverage, around 50-100 7×5 inch prints, high resolution USB and/or online gallery with image download facility – and a book-style album if required. He asks for full payment to book the date, which is transferable if required due to weather/illness etc (and his diary permitting) until the end of 2021.

James will adhere to current restrictions and the photoshoot must be in Cornwall. He’ll also maintain social distancing – even on a normal photoshoot he doesn’t generally get closer than two metres (and don’t worry, he has telephoto lenses!) The photography shoot should ideally be outside and he is happy to wear a face covering for your safety. He will of course update this as restrictions are (hopefully) eased.

It’s been a long and difficult time being trapped in lockdown and watching the pandemic spread across the world. But surely this period has shown how important family time is and how precious childhood is. Holidays have never been so important – or needed.

Please get in touch with James on 07799 674826 or visit if you’d like to find out more or to book your family photoshoot and he’ll see you on the beach!