James Thomas Photography

James Thomas Wedding Photography - Qualified master wedding photographer providing creative and emotionally captivating wedding photography with attentional to detail and boutique customer service.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
A massive congratulations on your engagement, you really are on an amazing adventure. Planning your wedding is truly one of the most exciting journeys and something I love helping my couples with. I pride myself on operating a boutique-style business which means from the moment you first contact me I am right with you every step of the way through to delivery of your photographs. I am there to offer help and advice whenever it's needed. My wife Lucy and I often find ourselves offering advice and helping couples with all aspects of their wedding, we are both always happy to help wherever we can. For your peace of mind I am a qualified and certified member of the master photographers association which means my work has been judged and is continually judged by some of the best photographers in the UK. I am fully insured, use only professional-grade equipment with backups in place to ensure I can provide you with a first-class service. I meet couples with all different ideas of what they want, some want more emphasis on capturing naturally occurring moments whereas others prefer lots of directed photographs, many like a mix. If you book me we will discuss all the options in detail to ensure you get your wedding photographed your way. Many couples book me for my creative wedding photography, if you are after some really special images, I can provide you with ideas or we can discuss ideas you have and come up with something really special. If this means staying on into the evening to get you all the images you wish for then that is absolutely fine. As an example, just the other week I had a request to create a winter-themed image for a bride who loved Disney, to do this I had to make it snow for her. I love a challenge so hit me with your ideas and I’ll do everything I can to get you your dream images. If this all sounds good, I’d love to hear all about your wedding. I’ll put the kettle on, and we can start planning your perfect wedding images. All my best, James

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Thomas
Thank you for your interest in my wedding photography, when a couple books me as their wedding photographer It really is a great honor. 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.


Year Business Was Established
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jody and Ashley
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Jody and Ashley - The Compasses at Pattiswick
A wedding photographer is the one person that you are going to spend a massive chunk of one of the most important days of your life with. It’s one of the biggest decisions to make and not something you want to get wrong. James photographed our wedding 03/11/19. We invited him to our house to meet him and he brought along some albums for us to preview his work and show us what he was capable of. He was very friendly, polite, and answered any questions that we had, even the silly ones!! He really knows his stuff, we were impressed. As soon as the front door closed behind him and he set off home, we messaged him saying that we wanted to go ahead and book him!! He kept in contact with us all through the run up to the big day, and became more of a friend giving us hints and tips on how we can make the most of the service he was providing. On the big day he turned up on time (early, infact) with his assistant who was just as lovely as James. He made 2 people that are usually very awkward infront of the camera feel so comfortable and it just felt natural. We have received our pictures and we love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. It’s going to be so hard to pick our favourites for the album that we have ordered through him as we love them all. We have loved looking through them because most of the time we didn’t even realise he was there, sharing that special moment with us, taking some unbelievable pictures. Everyone has commented on how our pictures are not like anything they have seen before, they are very unique, creative and they show our personality perfectly. Which is one of the reasons we went for James as he was up for trying anything and everything, whilst guiding us to get the best outcome. Thank you James for everything you have done. We will see you again when we next need any kind of photo shoot, and will 100% recommend you to everyone we know. They’d be crazy not to have you.
Abi and Mike
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Abi and Mike - Wat Tyler Country Park
James photographed our wedding and we are delighted with the outcome. Very friendly guy, good comms in booking process, gave us some good hints and tips in the engagement shoot which helped us on the day be more relaxed. Fantastic photographs from the day – there are photographs from every angle of the ceremony – but we never even noticed him at the time showing his quality in quietly going about his work and not distracting from the occasion. James had some great ideas as well for some more fun shoots and are so grateful for his work.
Abbie and Charlie - Hedingham Castle
Married in August 2019
August 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 lovely photos to remember and celebrate this time, and you picked the perfect place to take them. Very professional and we are very pleased with the different styles of photos that you made for us. James is very thorough to ensure every moment was taken to capture the perfect photos. We will be using James as our wedding photographer and recommend James to anyone looking for professional photographer.”
Olivia and Alistair
Married in May 2019
May 2019
Louise and Pete - Colville Hall
James was professional and accommodating from the get go. He communicated promptly and we managed to see his portfolio and secure our date with speed and ease. Communication in advance of the day was excellent and James scouted out the venue in advance to ensure the day was perfect. He stayed late to get as many photo ops as possible. We received edited pictures quickly after the day and loved them. Our albumn is also beautifully crafted.
Olivia and Alistair
Married in April 2019
April 2019
Olivia and Alistair - The Cambridge Belfry
James shows passion and enthusiasm for photography and takes pride in his work which is exactly what we wanted when picking a wedding photographer – someone that loved what they do. On the big day, he took some incredible shots which really captured the feel of the day. More than that, he made having the photos taken relaxed and fun. We got to play with smoke grenades and champagne, which created some unique and beautiful shots that gave the wow factor. We are thrilled with the pictures that James took, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. – Ali & Olivia
Amy and Mike - Essex Records Office and Writtle Sp
Married in April 2019
April 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. On the day James was friendly and managed to blend in with the guests and captured natural and beautiful photos. James also did some brilliant photos in the evening with smoke bombs, champagne, and sparklers – the photos really were lovely and they really capture how special our day was!
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Silver End

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11 Junction 8

Nearest Train Station


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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Master Photographer Association Licentiate

Industry Awards (1)

Master Photographers Association Highly Commended Wedding Photographer

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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