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On since 2020

Last update: October 2023

Pure Image Photography are based in Essex, England, and specialise in wedding events. Owner and photographer John Thompson is on hand to capture your love story in creative and candid photographs. He has garnered over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry and strives to document those unforgettable moments that couples will cherish for eternity.

Services Offered

John Thompson adopts an unobtrusive and subtle approach when it comes to preserving the highlights of your wedding day. He blends into the background, allowing couples and their loved ones to enjoy the moment while he diligently documents the day as it unfolds. There are a number of bespoke packages to choose from and John will be happy to fill you in during an initial consultation. Afterward, newlyweds receive high-quality, edited images, and a USB drive containing pictures and printing rights. So, you can relive the magical occasion over and over again with the help of Pure Image Photography.

Reviews for Pure Image Photography

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Kathryn C. Sent on 29/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t recommend enough. Phenomenal photos. Absolutely stunning. Captured every moment of the day that we’ll treasure forever.

John is a gentlemen and an amazing photographer. We couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone looking for someone to capture those special moments.

He was our photographer for both our English wedding and Chinese banquet, and we’re so glad we didn’t go with anyone else. He made us feel relaxed, was very flexible, and honestly helped make our day one that we’ll never forget.

Photos had a quick turn around and were absolutely stunning. He really captured every moment and emotion of our day. All our guests have commented with just how beautiful they are. He also included a slideshow which I now watch every night before bed to relive that day.

Honestly, nicest person, best photographer, stunning photos and great value. Definitely recommend.
Natasha C. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

John was so friendly and helped keep our wedding relaxed!

John was amazing from start to finish. He is incredibly easy to work with, he is friendly and it really felt like we had just an extra guest at the wedding. John's non-intrusive and relaxed style kept us on schedule without being forceful or bossy. He would suggest good timings for photos and let us keep a lot of personalisation in our day.
we loved his candid style that kept our guests feeling at ease and the photos reflect just how much our guests felt at ease. We have such beautiful photos that we will treasure forever thanks to John. He included a beautiful slideshow also that had us more emotional than the wedding!
Thank you John for making it such a perfect day! We had so many guests and family members commending us on how fantastic you were throughout!
Stacy F. Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If we had to do it all again, we would choose this photographer a million times over.

If we had to do it all again, we would choose this photographer a million times over. We have recommended him to 2 of our engaged friends.

We had so many comments from our guests about what an amazing photographer John is, and how he made everyone feel at ease and comfortable, which we feel is why our photos turned out as perfectly as they did.

From the very beginning, John made us feel comfortable and offered suggestions on photos - the biggest help was the order of group shots to maximise the amount of photos he was able to take.
He asked us if there were any particular special moments we would like him to capture and he made sure to photograph everything we asked for (and so much more that we didn’t even know had happened!)

The thing that means the most to us is that John managed to make our Son (who has autism) feel comfortable enough to pose for lots of photos before the ceremony and after. We now have so many precious memories with our Son who does not usually like being photographed.

We booked the package with the photobooth which we would 100% recommend, as all of our guests absolutely loved it. Especially our flower girls who ended up being in 90% of the photos!

Just as the sun was setting, John set up outside and captured some absolutely incredible photos in front of the lake. We have had so many compliments on how stunning these photos are.

There are no words to describe how grateful we are to have had John be a part of our special day. He has helped us to relive the day every time we look at our photos and we cannot thank him enough.

Stacy & Terry.
Warley Park, 8th July 2023.
Ashley A. Sent on 29/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating


John captured all the most important parts of the day - so many moments I didn't get time on the day to take in that where so important. He made us feel so relaxed and the quality of the photographs are unbelievable, we got to re live the day again. thank you John!
Fran W. Sent on 11/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photographer, can't recommend enough!

We booked John to be our photographer for our wedding and have just received the photos and they are phenomenal. We are beyond happy with them and our guests love them all too. The slideshow of the day is a lovely addition and has helped us to relive the day all over again. On the day John was brilliant, he is so skilled at what he does and it felt like he was one of our guests. The group shots are wonderful, but some of our favourites are the completely natural shots of people throughout the day. Do not hesitate in booking John for your wedding, you will not regret it! Thank you John!
Ben B. Sent on 13/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Photographer for our Perfect Day!

Absolutely over the moon with Pure Image Photography on our wedding day! He was very accommodating to our requests and took some amazing pictures. The picture gallery and video gallery were a lovely touch as well. Definitely recommend the photobooth option as well as this was a lot of fun! The king of Candid shots!
Natalie F. Sent on 17/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating


couldn't recommend John enough. He photographed our wedding on the 6th march 2022, our first wedding date was meant to be the year before but having to rearrange because of the pandemic John was very accommodating and changed our date with no issues at all.
We always said we wanted lots of natural photos and John delivered, they truly are amazing and 6 weeks down the line we still can't believe how amazing they are. he captured every little moment of our special day and we can't thankyou him enough for them. His nighttime photos are possibly some of our favourites, just ordered the album so can't wait to see that!!
Laura F. Sent on 27/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Thank you so much John!

We are so happy that we booked John to do our wedding photography. He was friendly and responsive in his emails and correspondence prior to the big day, and absolutely fabulous on our wedding day. He has the amazing ability to blend in and capture the most beautiful natural shots. Everyone commented on how professional and lovely he was. We received our photos back earlier this week and they are stunning and brought back so many emotions and happy memories of the day. Thank you so much John, we are so grateful to have such amazing photos of the happiest day of our lives.
Samantha Sent on 20/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding photographer!

Absolutely brilliant photographer! So amazing on our wedding day, was so friendly with guests and great with kids too! The finished product of all of our photos were exactly what we had hoped for and more! A lovely balance between natural and professional shots! We are beyond happy with everything and 100% recommend John! He even didn’t mind us asking 101 questions via FaceTime when we booked him a year prior to the wedding! The perfect wedding photographer!
Emily V. Sent on 15/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Come True!

What can we say, other than John (Pure Image Photography) you are fantastic!

We could not have chosen a better photographer. John is such a lovely person, as an individual and as a photographer, it was just such a joy to have him around!

He made us feel so confident, so relaxed and totally ourselves. He was so discreet and subtle, while being really great at directing us. All of our guests said how lovely and talented he was, and they hadn't even seen the photos!

Speaking of which, we were absolutely blown away. The photos were utterly incredibly, they are memories, captured utterly beautifully that will last a lifetime. John kindly sent us a slideshow set to music which really helped us to re-live the day, because he captured the story so beautifully.

We were also really surprised to receive through the post a beautiful wooden USB with all of our photos saved onto it, along with some beautiful prints which are in frames all over our house! It was such a lovely touch, thank you John!

You made our day so special, you are a wonderful person, and we can't thank you enough.

Book Pure Image Photography! It'll be the best wedmin decision you make!!

Love, Emily and Stephen
Becky E. Sent on 29/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, professional and high quality photographer with a true talent!

John was an absolutely amazing photographer for our wedding! We were so happy with the photos (there were so many to choose from!) and the highlights of the day video he captured was wonderful for us to watch. He captured the whole day perfectly and we are able to relive our wonderful day everytime we look at the photos and video. I'll admit I watch our wedding video at 3 times a month! We really couldn't have asked for more! He was great from day one when we enquired and easily moved our date a couple of times due to the Covid. We would rebook him again in an instant! He received so many compliments from our guests too and a few tears were shed by them when sharing our photos and video. John was so easy to work with and made everyone feel relaxed. He did a great job at taking photos and video shots without you even realising he is there with his camera. We are so pleased we booked John for our wedding! He has a true talent! Thanks again John!
Ruthie S. Sent on 18/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding photographer

I would recommend John to everyone who is getting married, we had a very small lockdown wedding in October 2020 and he was flexible and so helpful with the constant changes (due to the restrictions). On the day we felt so comfortable around him and my family were so impressed. The wedding photos came out amazing and so beautiful, all very natural and happy as that’s the look we wanted. The website was so easy to view our pictures he’d taken and had so many choices.
John is the photographer for our second wedding in 2022 for when we can have all our family & friends there. Already can’t wait to see the second lot of pictures.
Tania Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos

John was the most amazing photographer I could of asked for, the photo's he took are beautiful and more than I could of ever imagined.
Danielle O. Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing photographer

John is such a great photographer, we managed to get all of our photos and so much better than we imagined. He was also very good with our very energetic dog.

Everyone kept saying how impressed they were with him.

John worked so hard on the day and and we got the pictures within a few weeks of the wedding (we got married out of the main wedding season)

Thank you so much!
Will Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service

John was absolutely amazing from start to finish. He made my partner feel comfortable right away, which is of course very important. He has a real eye for capturing the moment and how the venue looked on the day. You can tell just how talented he is from the photos and we couldn't be happier with ours. We will be recommending him to anyone we know getting married!
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