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About Lily & White Photography

Hey there, I'm Terry, the lead photographer for Lily & White Photography. I'm based in Essex, but I Love travelling everywhere in the UK to capture weddings. I'm a Husband and Dad to my beautiful wife & three awesome kids. When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm either editing beautiful weddings, doing the cleaning (just in case my wife is reading this), walking our two crazy dogs, or spending as much time with family as possible...Oh, and drinking coffee - I love a mug or two or three!

My Style

I'm not a huge lover of posing - for the most part, my couples aren't models and probably don't have any desire to be either. I love to keep things as natural as possible, inject some of my wild humour (totally subjective of course), and create emotionally driven images. The great thing about me is I don't even take my couples away for hours on end - I want you to enjoy your day and have fun as intended!

"The best photographer! We just got married on April 15th 2023, at Ye Olde Plough House and had the most amazing day, literally, Terry had us laughing all day, he even ended up doing up my dress-sorry Tel, but this is such a funny memory for me, you did a great job haha - So professional and organised and knows exactly what to capture!"

Emma & James

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

I Offer Just One Sweet Package That Covers Everything You’ll Need For Stunning Wedding Images! If You Want More, I’ve Got Some Awesome Extras On Offer Too!

How far in advance should I contact you?

Ideally as soon as you have booked your venue. My dates fill up quickly so it is best to secure your date at the earliest opportunity. in a nutshell - from 18 months - 3 months

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, primarily all of the south east of England and the whole of the UK

What is the charge for travelling?

Weddings that are 50 miles or over & up to 100 miles, I charge a flat travel fee of £45. Over 100 miles & up to 200 miles is charged at £65. Overnight stay may be needed for an additional cost

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My style is relaxed and always aim to be as unobtrusive as possible to capture the natural images of the day. I also offer a more modern approach with formal & stylistic portraiture

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use Sony full frame professional cameras and professional level prime lenses that are designed to capture images in low light environments like churches and other dimly lit areas

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, yes - I use a service that delivers all of your images, unwatermarked in high resolution. The gallery is SSL secure, using both a password and pin number. You can view & download your images anywhere

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

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

Alone

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

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

I charge an hourly rate of £175 for additional coverage. However, some of my packages include discounted rates at £85ph

What are the forms of payment?

I accept payment through BACS (Bank Transfer) & a booking fee of £300 is required to save your date

How do you work?

I work to the clients discretion and brief. After all it is their wedding day, being told through my images and their direction
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Reviews for Lily & White

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Verity O. Sent on 24/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Wedding Photographer

WOW! Honestly what can I say, the most incredible, genuine, professional photographer. Thank you so much, Tel! You completely blew away all expectations and captured our wedding day perfectly. I am still so blown away by your talent, and the photos you have sent over. Thank you so much!!! 10/10, 5*, couldn’t ask for more!
Jessica
Jessica W. Sent on 01/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding, couldn’t recommend enough!!

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Tel was from the year and a half before when we first enquired all the way through to receiving the photos.

We booked an engagement session the year before which was a great way to get comfortable as well as capture some amazing memories in the run up. I highly recommend booking this if you are able too.

On the day Tel and Darren were both early and made everyone feel at ease capturing the morning perfectly and they went massively above and beyond what was expected and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
We really put them to work with bride/groom prep, running down to my grans nursing home for a few photos, 35 group shots, couple photos, smoke bomb shots, bubble shot, golden hour, bridal/grooms party shots, night time shots and all the normal ceremony & reception photos.
They nailed it! Every moment was captured perfectly and the photos are absolutely stunning!

1000% recommend Lily & White photography, you will not be disappointed!
Massive thank you to Tel & Darren!

Paris
Paris A. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer!

Made taking photos on our wedding day feel like a breeze and it was so much fun! To top it off, the pictures came back in record time and were ready at the end of our honeymoon! They are, as expected, absolutely stunning. Couldn't recommend Terry enough!
Emma
Emma D. Sent on 25/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer THE BEST!

The best photographer! we just got married on April 15th 2023 at Ye Olde Plough House and had the most amazing day and literally Terry had us laughing all day, he even ended up doing up my dress-sorry Tel but this is such a funny memory for me, you did a great job haha
So professional and organised and knows exactly what to capture. Leading up to our big day he regularly kept in touch, had a zoom call the week before our big day to ask us what we wanted to capture and explained how our day would run.
Made us feel so relaxed which made the day spent with him so much fun. If your honestly looking for the best photographer Tel is your man! I took nearly a year searching and I'm so glad that I choose Terry and took my time.
Received our sneak peek photos back the day after our wedding and omg I was blown away with them. Absolutely beautiful. I'm really excited to receive the full package in the coming weeks. Choose the right photographer because these are the memories you keep forever and you will not be disappointed with Terrys work. I also booked Darren through Terry to do our video photography and brought as a package who was also amazing and together they are literally brilliant and highly hilarious together.
Honestly so overwhelmed with them I cried the first time I saw my sneak peek pics. Tel thank you so much your the BEST!
Rhiannon
Rhiannon E. Sent on 23/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A great snapshot of our wedding day

Terry was our wedding photographer early September at Leez Priory. The morning of the wedding when Terry showed up I was very nervous and he instantly put me at ease.

The photos he took at the wedding from myself and bridesmaids getting ready, to the ceremony, couple shots and reception photos are amazing and something I can look back on and smile. Every aspect of our wedding day was covered through Terry and brings back perfect memories that we will cherish!

Thank you Terry!
Vix
Vix M. Sent on 07/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Photographer - highly recommend!

We used Terry as the photographer for our wedding in August 2022 and he was brilliant!

When we first started looking for a photographer a year or so before our wedding, there were so many options, and it quite was overwhelming – particularly as photos are so important for remembering your day for years after but are also one of the biggest expenses of the day. After viewing the website and confirming that we liked the style of photos offered, we contacted Terry along with a few others in the area for more information.

Terry stood out from the beginning as he replied promptly with all the information we needed, and everything was dealt with in such a professional but friendly way. We found Terry to be very easy to speak to and he answered any questions that we had, without being pushy. We liked his style of photos, the vibe we got from him, and his prices were comparable to others, and so we booked him for our wedding. We also decided to book an engagement shoot as an opportunity to meet before the wedding and to try and feel comfortable in front of the camera – something that I often am not!

On the day of the engagement shoot, we met as arranged and were instantly put at ease as Terry is such a friendly guy and his way of working is so natural and not overly staged – it felt more like meeting up with a mate as it was so relaxed, which we liked. He has a good eye for detail and what will bring something a bit extra to the photos and the shoot was a lot of fun – and the photos turned out great!

In the lead up to the wedding, Terry kept in touch and made sure he knew all the timings and what we wanted for the day, and he arrived exactly as arranged on the wedding day.

Terry managed to fit in so well with a room full of women getting ready and everyone felt comfortable with him around. He managed to find photo opportunities that I would not have even thought of and between him and the videographer I feel that they kept the whole process of getting ready on schedule and were implemental in ensuring everyone was where they were meant to be at the correct times! I don’t think the morning would have gone anywhere near as smoothly without them being there!

Other than the list of ‘staged’ photos that all weddings have (and which had been discussed with him beforehand), and a few specific requests, we just let Terry get on with it and had full trust in him to capture our day. We did go for a few short walks with him at different points in the day to get photo opportunities, and these were always well timed and ‘if we wanted to’ and so there was no pressure.

Terry just blended into the day seamlessly and half of the time I forgot he was even there and that we were being photographed! Throughout the day and many times since, we have had comments on how great he was and how well he fit in.

The very next day we received a ‘sneak peak’ of our pictures which were amazing and made us very excited to receive the rest. A few weeks later we got them and we were both so pleased with how they came out – he got all the main parts of the day, plus so much more, and captured many moments that we had not known about and special guests also, we are so pleased and the photos really did bring back the day. Terry offers all photos in both colour and black and white and that contrast often brings a whole new dimension to the pictures.

Basically, Terry is a great guy, and a great photographer and we would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a photographer that is professional but also able to fit in and put others at ease! His work is amazing, and we are so pleased we booked him. The only problem we now have is deciding on our favourite pictures to display and whether we want them in full colour or black and white!
Eleanor
Eleanor S. Sent on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Tel is your man

Tel. Thank you. No words can describe how beautiful our wedding photos are. You managed to capture so many emotions and special moments in our photos, and we had such joy looking through them all when we received them. From our first zoom call, to the time you left, you understood everything we wanted from our photos and you delivered on every level. They are incredible! It was excellent that you were able to stay later into the evening, as the evening guests, first dance and party time were captured. Amazing. The golden hour photos are some of our favourites, and we’ll be putting these up all over our house! I cannot wait to share these photos with all our friends and family. I won’t say how many group photos we took, but it was your record, and hopefully we’ll never be beaten! Thank you again for all the photos, keeping us relaxed as we got ready in the morning, and just for being part of our special day.
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, Tel is your man. You will not be disappointed.
Lauren
Lauren T. Sent on 02/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great photographer!

I chose Lilly and white as my photographer because of there pictures advertised looked amazing! I was not disappointed when I received my photos swiftly after my wedding. Terry and his team made me feel so at ease. Most of the day I forgot they were even there. My photos are amazing and I couldn’t be more pleased! I would 100% recommend Terry and his team!!!
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Rosie P. Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!! Super fun, organised and captured the best shots!

Terry you were incredible! A true gentleman who kept us entertained all day, we didn’t stop laughing and the photos say it all! You made us feel so comfortable, gave us great tips and captured the best shots I’ve ever seen in my life. I just wish we could do it all over again, thank you so much for everything you did for us! You’ve become a friend over the years and it means the world that you were there to share and capture the day for us x
Melissa
Melissa H. Sent on 27/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An Absolutely Amazing Photographer!

Terry is an amazing photographer who made all of us feel at ease while taking our wedding photos! He had absolutely no problem with changing our date again due to covid in 2021 & He went above & beyond & even went out of his comfort zone to take great pictures for us!! The final photos we have just had back are all so beautiful! We absolutely love them in colour & black & white!! We would absolutely recommend Terry from Lily & White! Thank you once again for being part of our special day!
Katy
Katy P. Sent on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding and Magical

WOW! Cannot recommend Lily and White photography enough, Terry was brilliant! He captured every moment of our special day. He was friendly, professional and worth every penny. I will definitely be recommending him to all my friends and family. He went above and beyond within his service and he made our day and our memories of our day magical. A wedding only lasts 1 day but the photos last a lifetime.
Nicola
Nicola F. Sent on 01/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have done it without him!

Terry was absolutely brilliant. We are so in love with the photos he took. Wedding days are super crazy but he rounded up the troops brilliantly to get the perfect shot. He thought of things we didn't even think of. Our wedding day is captured perfectly. Thank you Terry! xx
Siobhan
Siobhan P. Sent on 01/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible!

When we first met Terry, we knew instantly he was the perfect person to stand with us on our wedding day.
Terry was absolutely faultless from start to finish in capturing our day.
He was so creative in making sure we had captured the perfect shots.
Nothing was too much trouble for him and was always thinking of how to make the moments so special.
Not only this, but, he also made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the day and therefore we felt that nothing was staged.
On top of this, Terry is such a wonderful man and someone who we instantly clicked with who also made our guests feel really special.
Absolute top quality and couldn’t rate him highly enough.
Rachel
Rachel Sent on 08/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An Obvious Choice

A wedding photographer doesn't just capture moments, they know what moments to expect. They know what's meant to come next, and are prepared for them. It's the mark of a true professional. Terry is most certainly in that list of high quality wedding photographer, but more than that. Because he has such a passion for it, he is insistent on helping to make your day as special as possible and is willing to get his hands dirty, if necessary, to make that happen.
5 stars all around are more than well deserved. Thank you so much Terry.
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Stephanie N. Sent on 05/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

You won't regret choosing Tel!

Tel was super easy to get along with, real down-to-earth, grounded guy. He was responsive to any of my questions even while away on his holidays and just honestly, the pictures speak for themselves. Even the shots I wasn't so sure about, they've just come out perfectly. I'm really glad we chose to work with Tel and over the moon with our photos. I only wish there were even more!
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Meet the Team

Terry James
Terry James
Lead Photographer

I simply love photographing weddings! Creating moments of soulful emotion is what I do.

I'm a laid back & cool guy, even at the tender age of 45! Refusing to grow up is what keeps me young (at least in mind haha).

I love first and foremost my family, they are the inspiration for all that I do. I am an epic Game of Thrones fan and cannot wait till season 8 - House Stark all the way!

I love my coffee too & I also love copious amounts of disarano & coke, when I'm not working that is!

By the way, that headshot in my profile pic? Taken by my 15 year old Son, who can often be seen with me at weddings assisting. Chip off the block that one!

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