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James Thomas Photography

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James Thomas Wedding Photography, your professional Essex-based wedding photographer.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
A very warm welcome to James Thomas Photography, your professional South East wedding photographer. As a qualified member of the Master Photographers Association, I believe wedding photography should be individual to each couple, no two weddings are the same. If you are looking for tailored wedding photography that offers unique images bespoke to you please get in touch. If you are looking for a friendly, professional Essex wedding photographer, who will go that extra mile for you to create timeless still memories, please get in touch.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Thomas
I pride myself on my boutique approach, from the moment you contact me I am with you to help and guide you on this amazing journey. Great wedding photography is all about capturing emotion and individuality. I like to make photography fun and to put people at ease by turning every photography session into a fun and enjoyable event. I’d love to hear all about your big day over a coffee and start talking about your dream images.


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Abbie and Charlie - Hedingham Castle
Married in August 2019
January 2019
“Thank you for our lovely engagement photos!!
“Thank you for our lovely engagement photos!! Me and my partner aren’t the best at posing, but you made us feel really comfortable and made it fun! Now we have so many lo...
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Amy and Mike - Essex Records Office and Writtle Sp
Married in April 2019
May 2019
Me & my husband absolutely love the photos, they a
James did the photography for our wedding in April. Me & my husband absolutely love the photos, they are fantastic! James has a true talent and a keen eye for photography...
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Jemma and Adam - The Warren Estate
Married in January 2019
January 2019
5* I couldn’t recommend James enough
“5* I couldn’t recommend James enough. From the very first message I sent, James has been friendly, Professional and approachable. We had our engagement shoot with James ...
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— Leah and Scott Davie - Wivenhoe House
Married in December 2018
January 2019
We would highly recommend James for his creativity
“James photographed our wedding in December 2017 at Wivenhoe House Hotel. We live abroad and were not able to visit our venue or meet James prior to the day but we spoke ...
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Mike and Sarah - The Reid Rooms
Married in November 2018
January 2019
Sarah and I are absolutely thrilled with the photo
“I would wholeheartedly recommend James for his creative eye, his energetic work ethic and considerate customer service. Not only did James set up an engagement shoot to...
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Ugnius and Vaida - Layer Marney Tower
Married in October 2017
January 2019
he is so passionate about his work.
“My Fiancée and myself recently booked James to do an engagement shoot. We described the kind of image we like and with James’s help and advice we decided to do the shoot...
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Location & Contact Details


Manors Way, Silver End, Essex, CM8 3QR, England

Nearest Town

Silver End

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11 Junction 8

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Master Photographer Association Licentiate
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I think this has to be St Johns College in Cambridge, the venue was like something out of Harry Potter.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Traditional with a mix of modern creativity.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The great testimonials I receive from my customers.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Start planning as early as possible.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I have seen some amazing choreographed first dances but picking just one is too difficult.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once a couple makes contact with me, I m there for them every step of the way. I make sure I am available to help them with anythng they need help and advice with. I often find myself advising on all aspects of wedding planning and just being there to reassure couples when they are unsure of anything during the planning stages.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A creative evening shot outside under a beautiful sky.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I was once asked to capture a shot of the bridal party acting out a gangster theme with cigars and dramatic back lighting.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Don't let it get you down - Embrace it! I have lots of creative rain shots up my sleeve.

Describe how you got into photography.

I first found my love for photography over 20 years ago, this was in the days of film and processing images in darkrooms. My parents bought me my first camera when I was 12 years old while we were on a family holiday and my interest sparked from there. My photography passion, believe it or not, started with photographing farm machinery and wildlife.

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