“Simon, we got them!! And the photos are truly amazing!  Thank you for being our photographer and being part of our day. Everybody told us that our wedding day would go so fast and pass us by. So Phillip and I tried to take in every moment and detail on the day. But memories do…

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    “We cannot recommend Simon enough. Having a small, intimate wedding, we were cautious that having a formal photographer might spoil the atmosphere but Simon was extremely discrete, managing to capture it all without us hardly noticing he was there!  We absolutely love our photos. Simon has a true talent for capturing natural, subtle moments, with…

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      I’ve got a visual feast for you today. A stunning Autumn Wedding at the intimate Blackbrook House. The outfits, the decor, the wonderful warm hues throughout the day are breathtaking. Swanwick  – Church and a Bus Caroline & Ben married at St Andrew’s Church in Swanwick, Derbyshire, before a big red bus transported them to Blackbrook…

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          “Simon is such an amazing, natural photographer. Exactly what we wanted for our wedding, I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Amazing!”   Gary & Rachael married at Felkirk Church before heading onto Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel in Pontefract – a place they frequent for a good Sunday roast. For me, this is a great…

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          We chose Simon as our wedding photgrapher and the results were amazing. What we love most about Simon’s work is that he manages to capture the emotion and honesty of a moment so perfectly, and he definitely did that for us. Simon is a great guy, makes you feel very much at ease and is…

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            “When looking through the photos it as if we were back reliving our big day” This one’s a treat. A lovely couple. A gorgeous dress. Traditional scottish attire. And some georgous light and landscape to capture it all in. Some days my job is just too easy. Lizzie and Paul married at St Alban’s Parish…

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              “If you want a discreet photographer with an incredible eye for detail then this is your man. Barely noticed on the day but provided an album packed full of memories. Incredibly natural pictures that really exude the genuine sentiment of the day.” Tipi’s, a relaxed couple, great speeches and partying into the night – all…

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                “I have never seen such beautiful photos in my life” Wedding:  Babworth Church Reception; Norwood Park Hannah and Jordan – what can I say – so much character in one wedding! They even had 7 best mens speeches, and it worked…. with each one adding another layer of hilarity to the speeches. I don’t think…

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                  “Lots of people can take photos. But he has an incredible eye and completely captured the mood and emotions of the day” A Sunny Rock’n’Roll Wedding in the heart of Worcestershire Kate & James married at the stunningly picturesque Birtsmorton Court, a historic venue in the heart of Worcestershire near the Malvern hills. Kate and her…

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                    Wedding: Chatham Town Hall Reception: Dutchlands Farm, Great Missenden I’m going to do things a bit upside down this week, and kick off with this wonderful message I received the other day. “Simon Simon Simon. WE LOVE YOU. Our photos are beautiful. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou so so much- you really captured some of the best moments…

                      Wedding & Reception – Meynell Langley Hall Derbyshire This has been an interesting journey to say the least – I was recommended to Duncan & Sarah by Michael Rowlands, who runs a portrait studio in the centre of Derby – they were old friends of his and they liked my work and we arranged to meet….

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                        Sod my best of 2016 – This is the post you’ve all been waiting for. Over the last 7 years I’ve had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with this very literal, surreally perceptive little man. And I’ve been asked many times to collate his pearls of wisdom in some form.   So here…

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                          As if having your wedding documented in such a unique way wasn’t enough. This January I’m running a special offer  – all Full Day wedding packages booked in January will recieve a free Engagement / Pre-wedding Shoot.  Engagement shoots will need to happen within 20 miles of Derby. (Weddings can happen anywhere ;)) Happy new year!…

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                            I rarely post sneak peaks – but seeing as it’s still sort of xmas…. Rose-Marie & Phillip had a beautiful winter wedding yesterday. Just looking through the photos tonight & it’s going to be a corker. Well worth the bruises I’m carrying around today.    

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                              As a reportage / documentary wedding photographer, capturing important moments is really at the heart of the service I provide. You can take beautiful images, but if the moment isn’t captured then (I believe) it’s hard to make images that emotionally resonate. These are my 5 tips for capturing the moment. I’d like to thank light.co cameras…

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                                “I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’ “ – Maya Angelou Last Friday I had the honour of photographing Frances Stephenson‘s  wedding. What made it (psychologically) a lot harder than the average wedding…

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                                   I was contacted last night by a client who’s mother had passed away. I had done a family shoot for them last year, and they had misplaced the USB. Sometimes, I’ll have to admit, I question whether what I do has any real value or merit, but it’s times like this that it brings it…

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                                    Nowadays, my camera bag is really, really light. (And just taking a picture of it, I’ve figured out one thing I can move to my spares kit that I keep in the car.) My style has progressed through the years. I started off with Nikon camera’s and the big zoom lenses (24-70 and 70-200) often…

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