about me, terry (aka tel) james


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, hugs & copious amounts of pride!

Essex wedding photographer - Terry James

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 memories 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!)

I'd love to hear about you & of course your wedding plans - you can get in touch below

Kind Words

“When we first met Terry, we knew instantly he was the perfect person to stand with us on our wedding day.

He was so creative in making sure we had captured the perfect shots and he was always thinking of how to make the moments so special.

On top of this, Terry is such a wonderful man and someone who we instantly clicked with! 
Absolute top quality and couldn’t rate him highly enough”

siobhan & james