About terry

essex wedding photographer

most people call me "Tel"

Husband, Father, Essex wedding photographer, totally never taking life too seriously, lover of disaronno & long suffering spurs fan!

Hey there..

I haven’t told you yet, but I really prefer to be called Tel – Just want to get that out of the way, as being called Terry was what my mum would call me when I was being a little bugger!

Now that’s out of the way, I’m Tel and I am an Essex wedding photographer, living in Basildon. Originally I come from North London and moved to Essex 14 years ago & love it here!

When I’m not busy taking lovely photos of wonderful people, you can find me catching up with Netflix box sets and spending copious amounts of time with my beautiful wife, Hayley and my three gorgeous Kids. I also spend far too much time watching Moto GP & Football (much to my wife’s displeasure). I love my little lot, they keep me grounded, sprinkled with moments of laughs, hug’s & copious amounts of pride!

weddings are my thing

I really do LOVE my day job though! Being a wedding photographer in Chelmsford, Essex is as cool as it gets for me. I mean what’s not to love? I get to meet some brilliant & funny couples who invite me to their weddings to take some cool as f**k images for them! Does it get any better!?

I didn’t always have my heart set on being a wedding photographer – I guess it was an evolution of what I loved & that was photography & my family – in essence, weddings found me & now there is now turning back…I’m hooked!

I love seeing couples faces when they receive their images – they are like little kids in a sweet shop with expressions of love and delight etched all over their faces – I love it, it gives me a sense of enormous well being (Parklife!)

what makes my ideal couple?

lot's of fun, laughs & totally chilled couples

in one word? FUN!
I love people who make me laugh & I love spending my time at weddings cracking jokes & mingling with fun people. Trust me when I say we'll have a great time if you don't take yourself too seriously!
love their memories
For me, nothing beats a great wedding, but having great memories that show just how good your wedding was is priceless! I also love creating timeless portraits of wedding couples - get that sunset out!
just love to dance
Now whilst I may have two left feet when it comes to dancing, I compensate for making sure I get some lovely "boogie" moments of all the wedding guests! That's why I stay late, as that's when the fun really starts
Meet us


Hi, I’m the main wedding photographer and owner at Terry James photography – you can be sure we’ll have a top time making memories on your wedding day, with plenty of laughs along the way too. I feel the best moments come when we are a little more carefree & relaxed or after a shot or two, or three – ahem.


Hello! I’m Darren and I’m the sole videographer for Terry James Photography. Working with someone who you know at any wedding is a huge benefit, where photography & videography are concerned. The fact me & Tel have known each for something like 40yrs, just cements that working relationship even more.