James Thomas Photography

Witham

UKbride 5 Heart Rating
5 EXCELLENT
12 Reviews

Information For James Thomas Photography

Captivating and stylish wedding photography with a creative edge. Providing elegant wedding photography combined with creative and artistic imagery.

Hello, I'm James, a very warm welcome to James Thomas Photography.

A massive congratulations on your engagement, you really are on an amazing adventure.


How Do You Find the Best Weeding Photographer for You?

You have probably noticed there are a lot of wedding photographers all trying to catch your attention, so how do you pick the right one for you?

I’d say the two most important things to consider and these are by no means the only things but one is photographic style and the other is will you get along with the photographer?

My UKBride gallery and website contain only real wedding photographs, there are no models, portfolio building day photographs or stock photographs so you can be sure that what you see is a true representation of the level of quality you will receive. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unqualified, uninsured and inexperienced photographers marketing themselves as professional photographers, often using portfolio builder courses and photographing models for their portfolios.


Piece 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.
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.


Going the Extra Mile

I include a complimentary engagement shoot with my full day collection, these are a great practice run and opportunity to feel confident in front of the camera. I will take the time to explain how to get the best out of your wedding photography by offering direction and small tweaks to help you look your best. Sometimes just a few simple adjustments such as where you place your hands can make the world of difference to the finished photograph.


Your Day, Your Way

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. The key to photographing a wedding well is planning which is why I go to great lengths to understand my couples and what they want out of their images. The planning even covers working out the exact time the sun will set on your day to ensure we have the best chance of getting you all your dream photographs.


Wedding Photography that’s a Little Different

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.

Please get in touch to see if I have your day available and book your absolutely no-obligation consultation.

All my best,

James

https://jamesthomasphotography.co.uk

[email protected]

James Thomas Photography at a Glance

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£699 - £2399
Qualified member of the MPA (Master Photographers Association) Boutique customer service, always available to help and advise my couples through their wedding planning journey With you from the moment you first make contact to ensure you get all the images you dream of. Pre-wedding venue planning visit Complimentary engagement photoshoot. Natural, relaxed storytelling photography with a stylish edge Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 695Wedding Contact : James Thomas [email protected] 07745 945 619Number of People In Team : 2Nearest Town : BraintreeNearest Airport : Stanstead View More
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Top Wedding Tips

Planning is key, make sure you discuss the images you want before the wedding

Be on time, most importantly get into your dress on time to allow plenty of time to get some nice formal images while everything is in pristine condition

Take time out on the day to soak it all up, the day goes by very quickly so try to slow down and enjoy every minute of it. My couples often comment about how I caught moments they didn't know happened

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Videos

Jody and Ashley's Compasses at Pattiswick Wedding

Jody and Ashley's winter at Compasses at Pattiswick Wedding venue captured in November 2019

Abi and Mike's Wat Tyler Park Wedding

Abi and Mike's Wat Tyler Park Wedding captured in September 2019

Colville Hall Wedding

A small showreel of some of the images from Louise and Pete's Colville Hall wedding

Cambridge Belfry Wedding

A very small showreel from Olivia and Alistairs Cambridge Belfry wedding

St John's College, Cambridge Wedding

A very small selection of images from Anna and Richards St John's College, Cambridge Wedding

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Accreditations

UKbride Approved Supplier
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Master Photographers Association Certified Professional
Master Photographers Association Certified Professional
Qualified Master Photographer of the Master Photographers Association
Qualified Master Photographer of the Master Photographers Association
MPA Highly Commended Wedding Photographer
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James Thomas Photography Reviews

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Jody and Ashley
Wedding Date
03 Nov 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.
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Olivia and Alistair
Wedding Date
14 Apr 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
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Louise and Pete
Wedding Date
26 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.
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Abi and Mike
Wedding Date
21 Sep 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.
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Jemma and Adam
Wedding Date
06 Dec 2018
Jemma and Adam - The Rose Barn on The Warren Estate
5* I couldn’t recommend James enough. From the very first message I sent, James has been friendly, professional and approachable. We had our engagement shoot with James last weekend. Both of us dislike our photo being taken but James put us at ease from the start. He made the shoot fun and really knew his stuff when it came to positions. We love the photos he has captured and can’t wait to have him there to capture our Wedding Day. Thank you again James
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Amy and Mike
Wedding Date
06 Apr 2019
Amy and Mike - Essex Records Office and Writtle Sports Club
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!
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Mike and Sarah
Wedding Date
20 Oct 2018
Mike and Sarah - The Reid Rooms

I would wholeheartedly recommend James for his creative eye, his energetic work ethic and considerate customer service.
Not only did James set up an engagement shoot to get us ready for the main event, he also visited our chosen venues prior to the big day to select the best locations for photos.
James’s passion for photography is incredible - he was brimming with ideas, he worked diligently to get the particular results we wanted and he is great fun to work with. We’re so glad we made the right choice. Thank you James for being our wedding photographer. Sarah and I are absolutely thrilled with the photos of the day - and the presentation box for the usb stick was such a thoughtful touch
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Leah and Scott Davie
Wedding Date
28 Dec 2017
Leah and Scott Davie - Wivenhoe House, Colchester, Essex
“James photographed our wedding in December 2017 at Wivenhoe House Hotel. We live abroad and were not able to visit our venue or meet James prior to the day but we spoke on the phone and he talked us through his experience and how the day would run, and even went to see the venue himself. On the day he and Lucy were very professional, blending in with the celebrations and taking lots of natural shots as we had requested, plus some more formal couple and family photos. He had lots of good ideas for photo locations around the venue, and had the idea to use smoke bombs to capture some really unique photos in the dark outside. We received the full set of photos within three weeks and were thrilled with how they came out. We would highly recommend James for his skill, professionalism, and creativity. ”
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Amy and Tim
Wedding Date
05 Aug 2017
Amy and Tim (All Saints Church, Maldon and Channels)

“From the moment we booked with James, he was very professional and really seemed to care about getting us the best possible photographs of our wedding. We primarily had an engagement photo shoot, which enabled us to become more comfortable in front of the camera and get to know James (and his lovely assistant, Lucy), before the wedding day. This was a really good option for us as neither of us are naturals in front of the camera and we were a bit daunted by the thought of being photographed professionally! As well as being a useful experience, we also got some really lovely photographs of us. On our wedding day, James and Lucy were friendly, relaxed and unobtrusive. They made sure they took the photographs we had asked them to capture and plenty more brilliant shots that we hadn’t mentioned or thought of. Some of our favourite photographs were the natural, un-posed images that James managed to take of us, and our guests, without anyone knowing he was taking them. We would wholeheartedly recommend James to anyone else looking for a wedding photographer, everything was perfect. Now, we just need to find more wall space at home to display all our brilliant new photographs!”
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Pip and Tali
Wedding Date
30 May 2015
Pip and Tali (Botleys Mansion, Surrey)
“The pictures are excellent; everyone has complimented on our wedding photography. Thank you so much, these images will be with us forever and we love them so much. We have had many comments on how skilled you were at capturing such natural photographs, without us even knowing you were there. We would both thoroughly recommend James Thomas Photography!”
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James Thomas

Hi, I’m James, Congratulations on your engagement, you really are about to start an amazing journey and one I would absolutely love to help you with. I am very proud to have become an in-demand and qualified master wedding photographer and achieved recognition from the master photographers association for my highly commended wedding photography. If you are looking for creative wedding photography provided alongside boutique customer service then I could be the right photographer for you. My photography experience spans over 25 years, I know it’s a cliché but it truly is my passion. Please check out the testimonials page on my website to see what my couples have to say. In order to keep each and wedding I photograph unique, I do limit the number of weddings I will book in any one year so if you would like to find out if your day is available please get in touch. Many couples book me for my signature creative night photographs, if you would like something a little different to accompany your wedding photographs, it would be great to chat through some ideas over a coffee. Hopefully, speak top you soon. All my best, James