Hello, I’m Simon and I make documentary wedding photography that's a bit out of the ordinary.
Your wedding is a microcosm of stories and life and I want to capture that in all it's authentic glory. The anticipation of the bride and bridesmaids getting ready in the morning. The excitement of walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time. Tears during the speeches. Uncontrollable pageboys and flower girls. Dancing the night away.
I keep things simple and focus on the story, emotions, light and composition. To make photos that make you feel like you're still there in the moment.
I live in the suburbs of Derby, surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful Peak District Derbyshire countryside as well as several characterful cities throughout the Midlands.
Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Leicestershire, Coventry and Warwick are in easy reach. But if you're getting married further afield, please drop me a line as I love an adventure.
I tend to approach everything I photograph in the same way - with a sort of wild eyed wonder and a need for the picture to make an emotional connection.
I like moods and emotions and feelings and reality. And it's in that reality I believe the true magic lies.
I love weddings because they're a microcosm of life. Intimacy and substance is far more important to me than "having a style" - (in fact... it's probably the only thing that really makes a style.)
It's simple, authentic and creative. And it's never the same twice.
“You have captured genuine moments of emotion, anticipation and happiness”
-Sarah & Brian
"He doesn’t just take photos he records every beautiful moment in the most beautiful light!"
- Lucy & Mark
“Our photos are absolutely fantastic, I’ve just cried looking at them.”
- Emma & Rob
“Wonderful and natural images that put a smile on anyones face”
- Sam & Tom
“I have never seen such beautiful photos in my life"
Hannah & Jordan
“To say we are delighted with the results is the understatement of the year.”
- Richard (Father of the bride
“Simon Simon Simon. WE LOVE YOU. Our photos are beautiful……My mum cried looking at them, I cried, Grandma probably will cry!”
Michaela & Stuart