award winning & top 50 uk wedding photographer

essex wedding photographer & UK

elegant, Authentic & natural wedding photography – est 2016

Newly married couple in a field kissing. Essex wedding photographer - Lily & White

Enhance your wedding moments with superior photography designed for couples who value authentic moments…

I’m Tel & I’m glad you’re here!

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! My name’s Terry, but you can call me Tel. I’m a Wedding photographer based in Essex, & I’m the proud owner and lead wedding photographer of Lily and White Photography.

I hold a strong belief that a wedding is a unique opportunity to immortalise genuine moments as they unfold. Authenticity and truth are virtues I deeply value, principles I consistently strive to uphold in my approach to wedding photography. Encouraging and capturing the true essence of these special moments is not just my job but my passion.

Wedding photography should be an opportunity to create fun, and emotion filled moments, not a contrived & obtrusive experience for couples.

a lover

of organic moments, with a timeless twist

With a strong focus on capturing what I see, & keeping it true, I also strive to ensure that colour fidelity is also true to life too. I also have a deep passion for black and white wedding photography as well (a complimentary duplicate set are given to all my couples).
Drawing inspiration from Documentary and contemporary wedding photography, as an Essex wedding photographer, I specialise in photographing weddings in the most subtle, intimate, and alluring way that brings beauty in timeless elegance.

memories that we will cherish!

The photos tel 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.

natural wedding photographer

capturing the moments you’ll cherish forever

your wedding photographer

My couples: They crave wedding photos as unique as their love—no cookie-cutter shots or forced poses. They’re vibrant, confident, and passionate, valuing craftsmanship, excellence, and joyful moments above all.

Your Wedding Photographer: I’m Tel, a wedding photographer based in Essex, but open to weddings all over the U.K. I value transparency & trust. I’m a laidback guy, I probably drink far too much coffee and I’m a husband and father to my wife, Hayley & my 3 awesome kids. We also have two other mega stars in the James family, namely Rhemy, our Cockerpoo & Fin, our 1 year old Frenchie.

The Partnership: With nearly a decade of capturing weddings, I’ve created many moments & memories for couples all over the UK, & Essex. Whether you’re planning a wedding in style at Gosfield Hall, or Leez Priory or looking for something a little more rustic splendour at Gaynes park. My style brings emotive and timeless moments to the forefront of your wedding story. My couples just have to be themselves, let their personality shine & love each other – that’s a given, right?

do you want authentic & natural wedding photography?

I’d LOVE the opportunity to chat with you about your amazing wedding plans & find out how I can help you create authentic moments that’ll last a lifetime of happiness.

  • unobtrusive & natural wedding photography
  • wedding photography that is unique to each couple
  • stunning personal gallery & hand crafted albums

Essex wedding photographer of the year 2024, 2023 & 2022

hitched wedding awards

50 best uk wedding photographers 2023


“Tel was absolutely amazing!! He made us feel so comfortable & made the day so much fun! The photos we have received so far are amazing!