James Thomas Photography

Essex
5 5.0
5 Reviews
Manors Way Silver End Essex CM83QR

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About James Thomas Photography

Hi, I’m James, firstly I would like to thank you for taking a look at my page. One of the things I love most about this profession and absolutely thrive on is the opportunity to get creative and capture images that showcase my client’s weddings, weddings are great for getting creative as you are always surrounded by amazing buildings and locations. I am great believer in no two weddings are the same therefore the images I deliver should also be unique to the clients, its finding those opportunities and seeing the things other people don't see. Working with both natural light and a whole range of other lighting techniques ensures I capture every detail and moment of your wedding.

You can rest assured that come rain or shine I have the equipment and know how to make sure I can deliver you a set of images you will treasure forever.

Having got married myself in 2014 to my wife Lucy, I understand that choosing a wedding photographer is a daunting task. After all, they will be spending a lot of time with you on your the most important day of your lives, so it’s important you get along with whoever you trust with this task.

This is the reason I treat being chosen by a client to photograph their wedding as a great honour and privilege. This means going to any length necessary to make sure I get you the photography you dream of. Come rain, shine or snow, no matter what happens, I’ve got your back and I'll have it under control. 

I love photographing people, for me it’s all about capturing emotion and individuality. I know many people are not comfortable with a camera pointed at them, but I am often told how I am able to put people at ease and turn a photography session into a fun and enjoyable event. 

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  • "We were thrilled with our photos"
    Leah & Scott on 12 June 2018

    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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  • "Perfect"
    Amy & Tim on 12 June 2018

    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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of your service?

Full day package with images supplied on USB is £749 https://www.jamesthomasphotography.co.uk/investment/

What services do you offer?

My services include a full consultation, all the help and advice you need with planning the time line etc... Full day of photography Images individually processed by me, i don't outsource any part of this process. You can see more details of the whole process here: https://www.jamesthomasphotography.co.uk/what-happens-next/

What does the wedding package include?

My package included bridal prep right through to after the first dance, all images supplied on a USB pen for you to print and share as much as you like. I supply the images in both colour, and black and white. High resolution and a lower resolution for sharing online. I do offer the option of adding an album, prints, canvas print as well as various other print types.

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as possible to make sure you get the date you need. You can book right up till a week before your wedding but sooner you book the more likely i will have the day you want available.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No, I would never do this. When you book me you will have my undivided attention all day

Are you able to travel?

Yes, i am happy to travel

What style of photos do you take?

A combination of reportage with some posed images, combined together to give you a complete set of images to creatively document your day

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I use a combination of stylised documentary photography with some posing where appropriate, I will have discussed exactly what style you want well ahead of the wedding day to ensure i tailor my the photography for you. Often I may just ask you to turn your head or move slightly just to get the best light and help you look amazing, my aim is to not get in the way and be as unobtrusive as possible while still delivering the images you will love.

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use Canon full frame DSLR's, Professional grade L series lenses with various other accessories and light modifiers. A selection of strobes and LED lighting to cater for any situation. I will bring an arsenal of lighting gels, snoots, diffuses etc...

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

I provide an online viewing gallery that can be shared with family and friend

What''s the delivery time for photographic report?

Approximately 3 weeks after the wedding

Do you send all the photos taken?

I will often take several photos of some of the parts of the day to ensure i don't get anyone blinking etc... The photos would then go through a selection process to pick the best one before being processed. You will receive all processed images. There is no limit to how many images i will process.

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

I work alone but will sometimes have an assistant.

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

I have a network of photographers, in the unlikely event i was unable to photograph your wedding i would do everything humanly possible to source a replacement. I am fairly hardy and haven't ever missed a wedding yet.

Do you charge per hour or per event?

I charge a fixed price per event, no extras costs, completely transparent pricing.

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

My full day package covers from bridal prep to just after the first dance. Normally people have had enough of the the camera by this time but if I am requested to stay on a little longer that is absolutely fine, I wont charge extra for this.

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer, PayPal or Cheque payments are all fine.

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Manors Way, Silver End, Essex, CM83QR

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