Bride and Groom watching fireworks at Leez Priory wedding venue
Married couple holding hands and walking at Gaynes Park Wedding Venue
Bride and Groom at night outside Layer Marney Tower
Silhouette of bride and groom with the sun star bursting between them
Bride and groom standing while their guests fire confetti cannons
Newly married couple spraying champagne on their wedding day at Colville Hall in Essex
Bride and Groom on the bridge at Fennes Essex wedding venue

Creative Essex Wedding Photographer

East Anglia Wedding Photographer of the Year Finalist

Hello, I’m James, your Essex wedding photographer.

A very warm welcome to my website, the home of Essex Wedding Photography.

A massive congratulations on your upcoming wedding, you really are on one of the most exciting journeys!

Choosing an Essex wedding photographer can seem like a mammoth task which is why from the moment you contact me, I’ll be there to help and guide you through the process of planning and ultimately capturing your wedding story in the most captivating, magical and fun way.

Wedding photography should reflect your individuality in a stylish way. If you are looking for wedding photography that offers creative images bespoke to you please get in touch.

If you like the photographs you see throughout this website. I’d love to talk about your ideas and explain how together we can capture your dream wedding images over a coffee.

To go straight to the gallery click here

Bride and groom jumping in the air

Essex Wedding Photographer

For your peace of mind, I am is a fully qualified Master Essex wedding Photographer, this means my work has been and is continually judged to ensure the highest of standards. I also has all the relevant insurances should your venue ask to see them.

I guarantee that all the images on this website are from real weddings and not from portfolio builder courses.

The number one comment I hear is – We are not very good at having our photo taken. You really don’t need to worry, my number one goal is to put you at ease in front of the camera and I have several tricks up my sleeve to do that which will ultimately result is natural looking photographs that really show your personalities.

A big part of the day I simply ask you to forget I am there while I am photographing all the naturally occurring candid moments.

How Do I Create Creative and Unique Images Bespoke to You?

I will capture you all the classic shots, the formal shots, the group shots – all the things that you would expect from a professional wedding photographer.

In addition to this… I use creative lighting, colour, and composition to create uniquely styled images giving you memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

You can check out a slide show from one of my 2020 weddings by clicking here.

Absolutely cannot even begin to put into words how amazing James was, he was so accommodating and generally went out of his way to capture the most incredible moments on our wedding day. It was the hottest day on record and he didn’t stop all day, nothing was too much trouble and he listened to everything we wanted and what we had discussed in the lead-up to the big day. Friendly is an understatement and I generally am so grateful that he was recommended I would not have wanted it any other way. Trust me when I say he does not stop from the time he starts to the time he finishes. Worth every single penny and more. Massive thank you again for being the most incredible photographer on our wedding day. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Incredible!!!! If there was a 10* review he would get it 100%

Gemma and Daniel - The Lion Inn - July 2022

James did such an amazing job as our wedding photographer, we are absolutely over the moon with our photos and our beautiful album. James went above and beyond to capture all of the details of our special day and nothing was too much trouble for him. He is extremely professional and had lots of ideas for shots. He was also very relaxed on the day and made us feel very comfortable and was happy to go with the flow of what we wanted. It was also great that an engagement shoot was included in the package as this helped get us used to being in front of the camera and gave us an idea of the sorts of poses that worked well for us. We also loved our engagement shoot photos. I would highly recommend James and cannot thank him enough for the wonderful job he did for us. We will definitely use him again for other events (May 2022)

Leasha and Mark - Lee Priory - May 2022

Experienced Essex Wedding Photographer…

I have had the pleasure of photographing weddings at many Essex wedding venues as well as further afield. This includes weddings at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues such as St Johns College in Cambridge and I am honoured to be a recommended supplier at various venues.

To go straight to my wedding photography page which is packed full of information, click here.

So how do you find the right wedding photographer for you?

You will have no doubt found that there are many wedding photographers to choose from and finding the right one is becoming a baffling experience.

Wedding photography is saturated with cheap wedding photographers however they come with the risk of being unreliable, unprofessional, uninsured, without professional-grade equipment and backup equipment.

So what should you look for in a wedding photographer? Should you look for price, style, personality, quality or experience? Of course, all of those things are important. As an experienced wedding photographer in Essex, I know how much planning my couples put into their weddings and how important it is to help make sure everything runs smoothly and calmly. I am very aware that your wedding day is not a photoshoot so I make sure the photography is done in an unobtrusive manner maximising the time you have to soak up the day and spend with your friends and family.

For some reassuring words from my happy couples, please take some time to read through my testimonials.