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When it comes to Weddings, I love nothing more than creating natural moments for romantic couples.
I can promise you that you will have my undivided attention for your special day and feel secure in the knowledge that you will have a collection of precious moments to cherish eternally and presented beautifully to reflect your wedding story as it should be.

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All You Need to Know About Booking Me
MY COUPLES

I'm a lucky guy that all of the wedding couples I work with are like friends I have not seen in ages.

It's like we could just sit and gas for ages and that is one thing I always try and create with new couples - A sense of knowing someone, even without actually not knowing them for that long. It breeds a sense of comfort and familiarity.

The end result is cracking images with nothing contrived - just banging images full of organic moments!

I love meeting with couples as this sets the tone perfectly and I love to meet face to face, but if you live miles away, we can hook up on Skype or Whatsapp - Gotta love modern tech!

THE WAY I DO IT

I capture your wedding blending into the surroundings - Think MI6, lurking in the shadows sort of thing. Essentially I will be like a guest, but with two cameras sniping shots from a distance and capturing all the laughs and fun in a James Bond-style - shaken not stirred! I will of course mingle and have fun too. You could sum me up like this - Wedding guest - "who is this guy?" Wedding couple - "Ah just the bat s**t crazy photographer we hired" Yep that's me!

There will be a time I will need an element of control and that will be your portrait session. I might suggest an embrace or a kiss, but it will all be done in the spirit of keeping it natural and uncontrived.

Formal photos, like the ones Mum's love? These are done purely at your request - I don't offer them, but appreciate that it is still a thing. These will be done with no stiff backs, no cheese, just plenty of laughs!

Sam & Dan

Gosfield Hall Wedding

Terry became part of the family on our wedding day, he brought an air of calm and fun as soon as he arrived which put our nerves at ease.

He got to know all of the immediate family and friends who all fell in love him, it was as if he was one of our guests and not a supplier. Not only was he amazing as a person but his photographs are simply stunning! We absolutely love them and couldn’t be happier with how he captured our special day.

my style

There are a lot of trends in wedding photography, but trends tend to come and go. Do you remember when you looked through Mum & Dad's wedding album? How many times did you burst out laughing at shocking colours or dresses!? Go on I bet you did - haha.

My style is all about timeless and colour. I like crisp, clean and colourful images that pop & tell you this is a wedding! There is a big thing in this industry that everything needs to be cinematic with muted colours and loads of grain - yep, that's not for me. Your images should be represented in the way it REALLY was.

I want your images to be represented in 30 years from now and not just 2019! I do however love black and white images too. They can be truly romantic and timeless.

PRICING FROM £1100

Full day wedding coverage is £1495 - Half day coverage (6 hours) is £1100

I don't believe in giving 30000 (random number just popped into my head) options - you only need one - if you prefer you can have a half-day package if you don't need all that much coverage.

A deposit of £200 is needed to secure your date - with the rest payable 30 days before your wedding. Payment plans are available too - no stupid direct debits, no interest (don' be silly) - just pay over 3,6 or 12 months. My little automated system will send you a monthly email and say "hey XYZ you can pay XYZ this month or not" No worries.

I'm more than happy to give you a discounted price for any midweek wedding bookings. Discount is available for weddings Mon-Thurs (bank holidays not included).

ALL WEDDING BOOKINGS INCLUDE:


  • A free, no-obligation meeting, either over a nice cuppa or Skype, Whatsapp.
  • Full coverage of your wedding day (typically 10-12hrs) from bridal preparations to way beyond your first dance
  • Approx 400 brilliantly fun, romantic images that truly reflect your wedding day – think quality over quantity
  • All images edited in my signature timeless style
  • A beautiful engagement session that will give you the chance to get some beautiful images and get to know each other better
  • A wonderful online gallery where you can download all your images in high resolution
  • All travel included within the home counties and London
  • My brilliant second photographer to capture all the grooms fun in the morning and loads of extra coverage

HALF DAY COVERAGE INCLUDES EVERYTHING AS ABOVE BUT WITH 6 HOURS COVERAGE

I’m a flexible and laid back guy and I appreciate that my packages won’t suit everyone, so if you require something a little more bespoke from your wedding photography, then please get in touch with me and we can go through the various options regarding your a bespoke photography service.

BEAUTIFUL OPTIONS

WEDDING ALBUMS & MORE

WEDDING ALBUMS - Choose from a variety of sizes & styles, handmade and crafted exquisite Italian designed albums. Perfect for showcasing your beautiful images.

FINE ART PRINTS - 30 6 X 4 fine art prints, presented in a stylish & personalised presentation box.

THANK YOU CARDS - A beautiful way to say thanks to your guests after your wedding day.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

HOW DO WE BOOK?

I try to make this as effortless as possible. I always suggest meeting up first, as this gives us a good opportunity to break the ice. I normally suggest a mutual halfway location like a Costa Coffee, though I am also open to visiting you in person at home if the location isn't any more than 20 miles from Basildon, Essex. Once you have made the great decision to become a Terry James couple, then It is a simple process of signing the prepared online terms and conditions and then paying the £200 non-refundable deposit (the deposit comes off your final balance). Are you ready to get in contact?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIVE?

There is no hard rule when it comes to how many images I can deliver. Every wedding is unique and there are too many factors to consider to give a definitive number. That said I always take unlimited images in the time available and for the most part always deliver a minimum of 400 images at most weddings. I prefer a quality over quantity approach.

WILL WE NEED MORE THAN ONE PHOTOGRAPHER?

For a lot of my weddings, I normally shoot alone, often accompanied by an assistant (my very able Son Kyle). I only suggest a second photographer if you have a large number of guests and/or you would like to have the groom preparations covered and you are getting ready apart. Having a second photographer is a good choice if you would like your day covered from a variety of different angles to help ensure your day has the best possible coverage

DO YOU OFFER ANY PAYMENT PLANS?

I want everyone to have access to my wedding photography services & therefore offer a number of payment plans.
You can choose to pay for your wedding photography in 4 ways.

You can pay the more traditional way, which would be your deposit of £200 followed by your remaining balance due 30 days before your wedding, or you can choose to pay your deposit of £200 and choose to pay the remainder over 3,6 or 12 months depending on how soon your actual wedding is.

For more information drop me a message in the contact form at the bottom of the page.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND OUR WEDDING?

Being an Essex and Chelmsford wedding photographer, this is probably my most asked question and rightly so! We are all human and sometimes things happen beyond our control - In the instance that this might arise, then you can be sure with certainty that your wedding will be covered if this does happen.

It is considered good professional practice to ensure I have a network of excellent professional photographers to call upon should this situation arise. Take comfort in the fact also that with over 90 weddings under my belt I have never missed one moment at any wedding!

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes I am! I have full public liability, professional indemnity & insurance cover for all my equipment.

Being insured is essential as a professional photographer and most wedding venues require proof of my public liability. Without this they are unlikely to let me photograph your wedding at their venue.

All wedding vendors and photographers should be totally covered and I am a huge advocate of ensuring good business practices, which gives all of my couples peace of mind

GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY QUESTIONS

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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