Wedding photographer covering the Essex & Suffolk Areas
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
I provide a friendly, relaxed and most importantly a reliable photography service. I'll be right by your side from the moment you contact me to the moment you step off the dance floor. I also offer a photo booth service, so if that floats your boat then you can even get me to stick around for a bit longer. I consider myself more of a documentary style photographer although I do like some of the traditional photos too, I guess those are the ones that look great on the wall! If you need help with other suppliers I have my recommendations for DJ, videographer and bridal wear which come in handy with some offering discounts for my referrals. But don't let that entice you, wait until you see my shiny wedding albums! I boast one of the nicest styles of album on the market, at least that's what previous couples have told me. So enquire now and be wowed when you see a sample, it's ok. It's free to look through and I charge nothing for consultations, what you see is what you get and I only ask for an initial £300 flat rate as a booking fee once you've decided. Before any hard decisions are made though, I'm more than happy to show off my work over a cup of tea and a chat about your plans.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Mesher
Welcome to MesherPhotos, home of wedding photography. If you’re searching for a relaxed and friendly photographer then you’re certainly in the right place! I do everything I can to make things as easy and stress free as possible. All you have to do is look around, check my portfolio and fill in the enquiry form. I’ll guide you through the rest, even beyond the “I do’s”


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Springham
Married in December 2017
June 2018
Outstanding Service!
James and his assistant Denise provided us with an outstanding service! He's so much more than a photographer and such a lovely guy!. We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos. I definitely recommend James without a doubt. Kind, genuine and reliable. Thank you James! x
Mr & Mrs King
Married in August 2017
June 2018
Nothing is any trouble!
James is such a lovely man ! Nothing is any trouble! We met with James a few times before the wedding and he kept in touch and asked exactly what we wanted . He is so polite and down to earth and makes you feel really relaxed. His photos are amazing wish o could give him 10 stars the k you so much James for what you have done for us Jenny and Luke x
Mr & Mrs Heath
Married in September 2016
June 2018
Absolutely fantastic.
Absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for everything.
Mr & Mrs Giles-White
Married in September 2016
June 2018
Would totally recommend Mesher Photos to anyone!
James is a lovely guy and puts himself out to make sure you have the photography you want. The photos I have seen from our wedding so far are amazing. Would totally recommend Mesher Photos to anyone! Thanks so much.
Mr & Mrs Robb
Married in April 2015
June 2018
He captured a real natural feel of the day
Jane and I had the pleasure of using James Mesher for our wedding photography. I can happily say we were very pleased with everything James did. He captured a real natural feel of the day and was a great professional to deal with. Especially with all the planning that goes towards the day it’s pleasing to know the photos were all taken care of and one less thing on the list.
Mr & Mrs Callan
Married in March 2015
June 2018
He was so professional and lovely.
James photographed our wedding in March 2015. Due to an injury sustained a few months before, I couldn’t do getting ready shots but James and a photography student took loads of pictures of the wedding to make up for it, including a picture of me waiting to enter the church with the sun behind me, and a silhouette shot of myself and my husband with a uplight behind us that we’ll treasure forever. He was so professional and lovely. Made up for a traumatic few months before hand.
Location & Contact Details


Colchester, Essex, England

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Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 J27

Nearest Train Station

Colchester Town

Nearest Airport


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What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm proud of how far I've come not just in photography but as a person too. The way I see images now is completely different to how I saw them last year and this has made my work better too.

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

Ignore everyone else and do what you want to do. It's your day! By all means listen to advice and particularly from the experienced vendors but generally do what you want to do as a couple as this whole day is yours.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Meet first, show my samples and explain the next steps should you decide to book. Have a good chat over a cup of tea then send over a contract to look through. Any questions or concerns can be dealt with immediately over the phone or email. Once contract is signed and booking fee is paid, we arrange to meet at your venue(s) at around 8-10 weeks before the day (church weddings I meet as soon as possible with the reverend). I send a questionnaire to look through but we go through it all upon meeting and make sure the timings for everything you've worked hard to plan for is right, hopefully there's another cup of tea available. I like to chat with the organiser at the venue if available and walk around to get a better idea of how you want your day to pan out. Final fee to be paid no more than 30 days before the date but can be paid however you wish between the day and initial booking fee. At any point in the process, every couple is welcome to contact me by whichever means they feel necessary. If you've got any worries or concerns over suppliers (including myself) or you're just getting yourself in a panic and need someone impartial to talk to, I'm here. I know how stressful planning a wedding can be so I'm happy to help however and whenever I can.

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

Every photo there's an opportunity for! There's no one answer to this as every moment on your day is special, so whether it's the first kiss or the first dance they're all as important as each other. I would recommend any couple to make sure they get their photos for Mum & Dad though, you know, the posed ones where you're gazing into each other's eyes like you do naturally every day. Or the one where you're walking off into the sunset. They're always a winner whether the couple like them initially or not.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

A very brave and relaxed bride & groom! Rainy day night photos can look very beautiful but for when you need all the guests to get the group shots then you'll need to be relaxed and confident that your photographer has already made plans for this and will do everything in his/her power to make the most of the weather.

Describe how you got into photography.

Driving to Cornwall I saw the sun was shining over a field and the light was hitting the flowers in such a beautiful way. I turned to my wife and said "I wish I had the talent to paint that picture", at which point my father in law who was driving told me that I could borrow his camera for the duration of the holiday. This was extended by about 2 years until I had saved to get my own camera and learned a lot more.

Bridebook Benefits

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