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Alternative Wedding Photographer

Alternative wedding photography for free spirited couples

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You’re not middle of the road people & I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. So if you’re planning something a bit less traditional and conformist for your wedding, I’d love to be a part of it.

As an alternative wedding photographer I create unique, unconventional imagery that celebrates your day as it truly was and encapsulates how it felt to be there.

I love grain, scuzzyness, polaroid photos and photography with a relaxed, imperfect feel. And I bring these elements together in an unstaged style that captures the soul of the day.

If this sounds like the relaxed alternative style you’re looking for please drop me a line and let’s chat about your wedding plans.

After over a decade of photographing weddings, festivals, families, street and life in general, I have come to realise that I only really have one style:

I try to capture how it feels to be there and the experience of what is going on around me. I use small cameras and blend into the day and hope to be mistaken for a guest for as much of a wedding day as possible.

I specialise in capturing the raw, authentic moments of your alternative wedding day. If you’re drawn to non-traditional ceremonies, unique venues, and offbeat celebrations, then my documentary-style photography is perfect for you.

Your wedding day should be a unique reflection of your personalities and love for each other, and my goal is to preserve those genuine moments and details that make your day one-of-a-kind.

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“Getting Simon as our photographer was the best decision we’ve made for our wedding.”

He’s the kind of artist you can just trust to do beautiful, sensitive storytelling.

When seeing his work for other couples, we were left with the idea that those were the kind of images we’d like of -our- loved ones too.

We had faith in him to do a beautiful job when given complete freedom on the day, and he didn’t disappoint. We didn’t have to worry about posing, photo request lists or being directed, Simon just let us enjoy our day and documented it beautifully.

He captured lots of beloved moments, and lots of lovely ones that we missed ourselves but enjoyed seeing afterwards. 100% recommended!

– Annelies & Louis

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Simon Dewey Derby Wedding photographer

Hello, I'm Simon - award winning alternative wedding photographer

  • I was bought up on Kerrang, NME and Q… the musical / photographic vision is in my blood and part of my aesthetic. My coffee table books cover things like Vinyl cover art.
  • I’m an outsider / introvert / rebel myself. I’ve never really fit in and I’m happy that my photography doesn’t really fit in either. In fact, I often take the factors that other photographers shy away from (grain, blurriness, messyness and all the authentic stuff) and make it a huge part of my style.
  • I’m obsessed with vintage and instant film, and although it’s often not an economically viable option – I bring years of experience of playing around with these formats and captureing a similar mood and aesthetic in my wedding photography.
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