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James Grout Photography

Trumbull , CT
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93 Garwood Rd.
Trumbull, CT US 06611 (map)

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203-220-8284

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ABOUT US

I enjoy photographing weddings and events in an unobtrusive, photojournalistic style. I pride myself in personalised service and attention to detail.
As an alumni of SUNY Purchase,... Read more
I enjoy photographing weddings and events in an unobtrusive, photojournalistic style. I pride myself in personalised service and attention to detail.
As an alumni of SUNY Purchase, I studied Photography and the Arts giving me a firm foundation in my craft and unique approach. I developed my eye in many ways throughout the years. Traveling abroad, working in many different types of photography including editorial, corporate and advertising. I have also worked on many feature films as well as The Sopranos as a lighting technician. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. Weddings offer a wide variety of lighting situations which I am very familiar with. My background in advertising photography and motion picture lighting also give me further insight.
How many photographers do you work with?
Depending on the wedding and the needs of the couple. I can work on my own or have a number of second shooters that I work with. Some events I have worked on call for two additional photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely. I have built my business around personal service and attention to detail.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never shoot more than one wedding per day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a network of photographers that I could call on, however I have never needed to.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, I have triple back up to everything.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
They will be available for viewing online between one and two weeks. Printed proofs are delivered with in one month of the event.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
They are yours to keep. :-)
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a wide variety of contemporary flush mount albums as well as matted traditional albums.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend. Great all around.
Highly recommend. Great all around.
Highly recommend. Great all around. Read less
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cdd
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I have been working with Jim for many years, both professionally and for personal photographs. He is always professional, friendly and most of all accommodating. Jim has a truly unique and special eye for those moments that every person wants a photographer to capture!
I have been working with Jim for many years, both professionally and for personal photographs. He is always professional, Read more...
I have been working with Jim for many years, both professionally and for personal photographs. He is always professional, friendly and most of all accommodating. Jim has a truly unique and special eye for those moments that every person wants a photographer to capture! Read less
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cmsabol
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I where in a wedding where Jim was the photographer. We immediately liked Jim's style and the quality of his photos. Thereafter, we hired Jim to take photographs of our family for my parents wedding anniversary present. He was a complete professional and captured our children and family beautifully. The photos are all over our house and we are constantly getting compliments about how incredible the shots are. Jim has now photographed our family 3 years in a row and we have developed a friendship that will hopefully last for a long time. His demeanor is relaxing and he knows just how to get that special shot. I wish I had him for my own wedding but am so glad I found him to capture my family as we grow.
My husband and I where in a wedding where Jim was the photographer. We immediately liked Jim's style and the quality of Read more...
My husband and I where in a wedding where Jim was the photographer. We immediately liked Jim's style and the quality of his photos. Thereafter, we hired Jim to take photographs of our family for my parents wedding anniversary present. He was a complete professional and captured our children and family beautifully. The photos are all over our house and we are constantly getting compliments about how incredible the shots are. Jim has now photographed our family 3 years in a row and we have developed a friendship that will hopefully last for a long time. His demeanor is relaxing and he knows just how to get that special shot. I wish I had him for my own wedding but am so glad I found him to capture my family as we grow. Read less
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Silene
Wedding:
12/5/2009
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a great photographer, here he is! This is one of the most important parts of the wedding. When it is all over, this is what you have left, the photos! These will archive your day and will be passed down through the generations. I will tell you spend less on flowers! No one cares about the flowers on the tables!
My husband and I are not the most photogenic people on earth. My husband HATES his picture taken. James Grout has taken some amazing pictures that my husband even likes! They look like we were in a magazine shoot!
Our wedding went from day to evening. James is a whiz with lighting. This is very important. I also think he was the first to arrive before anyone! He was so happy and pleasant. Plus he looked great and fit right in! You could tell he loves his work!
When you compare his portfolio to others, his style really stands out. Believe me, I put a lot of research into this and he is good. Do not skimp on your photographer. Your family and friends added pictures help, but do not count on these! If in the evening, a lot will come out red eyed and washed out. And video to me was not the way to go. Funny, but no one wants to watch the wedding video more than 1 time.
He was so easy to work with and I never once had to go looking for him. He was just there doing everything that had to be done! Just beautiful pictures and everyone and everything in them looks great. I just can't believe how many good ones there are! I wanted to get 8 X 10's of at least 100 of them!!!
I recommend James Grout 100%
If you are looking for a great photographer, here he is! This is one of the most important parts of the wedding. When it Read more...
If you are looking for a great photographer, here he is! This is one of the most important parts of the wedding. When it is all over, this is what you have left, the photos! These will archive your day and will be passed down through the generations. I will tell you spend less on flowers! No one cares about the flowers on the tables!
My husband and I are not the most photogenic people on earth. My husband HATES his picture taken. James Grout has taken some amazing pictures that my husband even likes! They look like we were in a magazine shoot!
Our wedding went from day to evening. James is a whiz with lighting. This is very important. I also think he was the first to arrive before anyone! He was so happy and pleasant. Plus he looked great and fit right in! You could tell he loves his work!
When you compare his portfolio to others, his style really stands out. Believe me, I put a lot of research into this and he is good. Do not skimp on your photographer. Your family and friends added pictures help, but do not count on these! If in the evening, a lot will come out red eyed and washed out. And video to me was not the way to go. Funny, but no one wants to watch the wedding video more than 1 time.
He was so easy to work with and I never once had to go looking for him. He was just there doing everything that had to be done! Just beautiful pictures and everyone and everything in them looks great. I just can't believe how many good ones there are! I wanted to get 8 X 10's of at least 100 of them!!!
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Kim-Lan
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The funny thing is that my husband and I didn't even hire Jim as our photographer. Instead, Jim was our best man. But before you begin to assume that there is a conflict of interest in this review, let me paint the picture for you: Jim drove his family of four from Trumbull, CT to Chicago, IL to attend our wedding, carting all of his photo equipment with him, unbeknownst to us. Like I said, he was our best man, which means that he had a pretty hefty job description already (which he executed magnificently...If you're in the market for a best man also, he's your guy). Only about a week after our wedding, we get about 200 photos that we didn't even know Jim took! He was by mine and my husband's side the entire afternoon/evening and not one of us noticed he was snapping photos. The photos he took were breathtaking - he managed to turn the windy, cloudy, dismal, rainy day that had become our wedding day and, with placement and technique, emphasized the magic and love that my husband and I felt that day, but probably wasn't too easy to see past the clouds, lack of natural light, fat raindrops, matted hair, and smeared make-up. We were immediately in love with the photos which were so organic and real since, like I said, we didn't pose because we didn't even know Jim was there with a camera, and were even more touched that Jim, with his best man duties and two young children at the wedding, still found the focus, attention to detail, and energy to give us the best photos of the night. Don't get me wrong, we loved the photos we got from the two photographers we actually did hire, but when we got their photos 2 months later, they STILL couldn't compare to Jim's. I was and am amazed at his abilities displayed for our event, I can't even imagine how on-point he can be at an event in which he's not also playing role of best man and father of the youngest guests at the party. My familial relationship with Jim aside, any event would be lucky to be captured by his obvious talent and keen ability.
The funny thing is that my husband and I didn't even hire Jim as our photographer. Instead, Jim was our best man. But Read more...
The funny thing is that my husband and I didn't even hire Jim as our photographer. Instead, Jim was our best man. But before you begin to assume that there is a conflict of interest in this review, let me paint the picture for you: Jim drove his family of four from Trumbull, CT to Chicago, IL to attend our wedding, carting all of his photo equipment with him, unbeknownst to us. Like I said, he was our best man, which means that he had a pretty hefty job description already (which he executed magnificently...If you're in the market for a best man also, he's your guy). Only about a week after our wedding, we get about 200 photos that we didn't even know Jim took! He was by mine and my husband's side the entire afternoon/evening and not one of us noticed he was snapping photos. The photos he took were breathtaking - he managed to turn the windy, cloudy, dismal, rainy day that had become our wedding day and, with placement and technique, emphasized the magic and love that my husband and I felt that day, but probably wasn't too easy to see past the clouds, lack of natural light, fat raindrops, matted hair, and smeared make-up. We were immediately in love with the photos which were so organic and real since, like I said, we didn't pose because we didn't even know Jim was there with a camera, and were even more touched that Jim, with his best man duties and two young children at the wedding, still found the focus, attention to detail, and energy to give us the best photos of the night. Don't get me wrong, we loved the photos we got from the two photographers we actually did hire, but when we got their photos 2 months later, they STILL couldn't compare to Jim's. I was and am amazed at his abilities displayed for our event, I can't even imagine how on-point he can be at an event in which he's not also playing role of best man and father of the youngest guests at the party. My familial relationship with Jim aside, any event would be lucky to be captured by his obvious talent and keen ability. Read less
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cconner
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I found Jim on "The Knot" website. He came to our house to show us his portfolio. Jim was very patient and had great suggestions. He answered all of our questions. Throughout the process we were able to get to know Jim and what a great person he is. We did an engagement session with him and it came out amazing. It was so comfortable having him around on our wedding day. He blended in perfectly and took amazing pictures. Our families and friends loved him, he was polite and did not interfere or pull us or anyone away from the reception. We would use Jim again in the future and have recommended him to our friends.

The Conners
I found Jim on "The Knot" website. He came to our house to show us his portfolio. Jim was very patient and had great Read more...
I found Jim on "The Knot" website. He came to our house to show us his portfolio. Jim was very patient and had great suggestions. He answered all of our questions. Throughout the process we were able to get to know Jim and what a great person he is. We did an engagement session with him and it came out amazing. It was so comfortable having him around on our wedding day. He blended in perfectly and took amazing pictures. Our families and friends loved him, he was polite and did not interfere or pull us or anyone away from the reception. We would use Jim again in the future and have recommended him to our friends.

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julie_collins
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We are so happy to have worked with James Grout Photography for our wedding! Jim was so easy to get along with and really understood what we were looking for. We were very focused on enjoying our wedding day- We did not want a photographer who would have a highly noticeable presence or one who took away from us enjoying our day with hours of pictures- Jim was extremely fast/efficient and we forgot he was even there most of the time! I was surprised to see all of the moments he captured throughout the night, when so many times I hadn't even realized he was next to me. The quality of our photos is amazing- I have received SO MANY compliments that I can't even begin to count. Jim's style is exactly what we were looking for, he took great candids and photojournalistic style pictures. Jim went above and beyond to give us beautiful pictures and keep us happy, and didn't even get phased by a slight bridezilla moment. :)
I highly recommend James Grout Photography, I was extremely happy with the end result.
-Julie and Jason Collins
We are so happy to have worked with James Grout Photography for our wedding! Jim was so easy to get along with and really Read more...
We are so happy to have worked with James Grout Photography for our wedding! Jim was so easy to get along with and really understood what we were looking for. We were very focused on enjoying our wedding day- We did not want a photographer who would have a highly noticeable presence or one who took away from us enjoying our day with hours of pictures- Jim was extremely fast/efficient and we forgot he was even there most of the time! I was surprised to see all of the moments he captured throughout the night, when so many times I hadn't even realized he was next to me. The quality of our photos is amazing- I have received SO MANY compliments that I can't even begin to count. Jim's style is exactly what we were looking for, he took great candids and photojournalistic style pictures. Jim went above and beyond to give us beautiful pictures and keep us happy, and didn't even get phased by a slight bridezilla moment. :)
I highly recommend James Grout Photography, I was extremely happy with the end result.
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carol
Wedding:
8/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Jim Grout was amazing! He was unintrusive...to the point that my sister commented on how she thought he was one of the guests! The photographs came out beautiful as well!
Jim Grout was amazing! He was unintrusive...to the point that my sister commented on how she thought he was one of the Read more...
Jim Grout was amazing! He was unintrusive...to the point that my sister commented on how she thought he was one of the guests! The photographs came out beautiful as well! Read less
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Kathinka
Wedding:
8/5/2006
5.0/5.0
Hiring James Grout as my wedding photographer was one of the best decisions I made about my wedding. His photos are beautiful. Lots of great candid shots, too. He is really personable and isn't invasive like I have seen with photographers at other weddings. I have known a LOT of photographers as a I am an event chef, and James Grout is one of the best. I will hire him again for sure!
Hiring James Grout as my wedding photographer was one of the best decisions I made about my wedding. His photos are Read more...
Hiring James Grout as my wedding photographer was one of the best decisions I made about my wedding. His photos are beautiful. Lots of great candid shots, too. He is really personable and isn't invasive like I have seen with photographers at other weddings. I have known a LOT of photographers as a I am an event chef, and James Grout is one of the best. I will hire him again for sure! Read less
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Ed
Wedding:
12/5/2005
5.0/5.0
James was great! He took all the right pictures. We didn't even know he was there half the time.
Very Professional, Excellent photos! Would highly recommend him for any of your photo needs.
James was great! He took all the right pictures. We didn't even know he was there half the time.
Very Professional, Read more...
James was great! He took all the right pictures. We didn't even know he was there half the time.
Very Professional, Excellent photos! Would highly recommend him for any of your photo needs. Read less
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Tina H.
Wedding:
12/31/2004
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we got Jim Grout to photograph our special evening! I was fairly particular about not having any bright lights or flashes during our intimate wedding, which I know was a difficult situation for a photographer. Jim didn't bat an eye! He listened to what I wanted and completely understood. He created the most beautiful photos. I was not even aware of him shooting the pictures. We put our special evening in his hands and what we got in return was beyond what I ever imagined!
I am so happy we got Jim Grout to photograph our special evening! I was fairly particular about not having any bright Read more...
I am so happy we got Jim Grout to photograph our special evening! I was fairly particular about not having any bright lights or flashes during our intimate wedding, which I know was a difficult situation for a photographer. Jim didn't bat an eye! He listened to what I wanted and completely understood. He created the most beautiful photos. I was not even aware of him shooting the pictures. We put our special evening in his hands and what we got in return was beyond what I ever imagined! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
5/23/1992
5.0/5.0
Jim does our family portrait each year, and it always comes out great. He finds the perfect setting and light and is able to capture the moment beautifully. He gets lots of creative, spontaneous shots that are the result of his relaxed demeanor that puts everyone at ease. We highly recommend him!
Jim does our family portrait each year, and it always comes out great. He finds the perfect setting and light and is able Read more...
Jim does our family portrait each year, and it always comes out great. He finds the perfect setting and light and is able to capture the moment beautifully. He gets lots of creative, spontaneous shots that are the result of his relaxed demeanor that puts everyone at ease. We highly recommend him! Read less
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