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MY APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW I WORK

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW I WORK

This page is a great way to find out if I’m the right photographer for you and your special day. I’m an upbeat photographer that cares about telling the story of your wedding, naturally and honestly without being obtrusive.
If asked to describe my style I use words like bright, airy, uplifting, and candid. I tend to work well with like-minded chilled out couples who don’t take themselves too seriously. I absolutely love a wedding that doesn’t necessarily follow tradition and when couples are just being themselves.
LOVE STORIES

First up is a collection of beautiful weddings I’ve had the pleasure of being part of, followed by an overview of how I work, so please keep on scrolling.

Each blog showcases over 100 photos taken from the craziness of bridal party preparations in the morning until the evening shenanigans on the dance floor. This will give you a great overview of my style and may even give you some ideas for your own wedding.

PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT

I offer a complimentary engagement photoshoot for all my couples. It’s a perfect opportunity for us to get to know each other so I won’t be “a stranger” capturing those all-important moments on your wedding day. It also gives me an opportunity to demonstrate just how relaxed the whole experience can be as I’m well aware that most people hate having their photo taken. You guys can choose a location or I can recommend somewhere. You may like to use a cool trendy urban space or a rustic rural location.

Relaxed

Relaxed

YOUR BIG DAY

The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! With all your hard work organising a million and one things beforehand, your wedding is the time to finally let go and enjoy the most romantic day of your life. Now you can let the people you’ve chosen do all the hard work. Hopefully I’ll be one of them.

Creative

Creative

MORNING PREPARATIONS

I usually start 3 hours before your ceremony and generally focus more on the bridal party but if the groomsmen are nearby (and keen!) I’m happy to head over to see them as well. This gives me a chance to get some candid shots of the boys being boys (perhaps having a cheeky pint?) and as an added bonus I’ll make sure they’re on time! (The girls are allowed to be fashionably late…)

During the bridal preparations there are loads of details to capture including shots of the dress, shoes, jewellery, perfume and any other accessories. I generally do these photos first so everybody gets used to me being there and then in the background I quietly snap away capturing hair and makeup along with all madness of wedding preparations. If possible it’s great to get a shot of the father of the bride’s first look at his daughter looking stunning and ready to go as his reaction is almost always emotional.

Discreet

Discreet

TIME TO SAY I DO

It’s time to marry your best friend. I realise that this is one of the most nerve racking parts of the day so to ensure that I’m not adding to this I refrain from using flash during the ceremony, instead choosing to utilise natural light. I use lenses which allow me to maintain a comfortable distance while still catching intimate moments (and keeping my eyes peeled for emotional guests).

Genuine

       Genuine

DRINKS RECEPTION

Now you’ve said the “I dos”, you can enjoy yourself with all your favourite people. All your friends and family will be excited and it’s unrealistic to expect that we’ll gather everyone for group photos straight away, especially while your eccentric uncle is hunting down his favourite tipple! I happily acknowledge this and ensure that you and your guests can enjoy this time before rounding up those involved.

I highly recommend keeping your group shots limited to the key people, a list of 5-10 is ideal, especially since I’ll be capturing tonnes of natural shots of your loved ones throughout the whole day. This is not said for my benefit but because I’ve witnessed many times that a long shot list means you’re tied into rounding up groups rather than socialising.

I also love to take advantage of the chilled out vibe in-between your meal and evening guests arriving to capture more casual group shots. At this point everyone has been well fed and had a couple of drinks so it’s easier to get some fun shots of all your favourite people larking about.

Different

Different

THE HAPPY COUPLE

Following your engagement shoot you’ll know what to expect and will be a lot more relaxed about the whole experience. Don’t worry there’s no cheese or awkwardness when we do your couple photos, just super chilled fun portraits. I’ll capture natural and flattering couple shots which bring out your true personalities.

I figure out all the best spots beforehand and we’ll head out for a maximum of 30 minutes before your wedding breakfast and another 15 minutes or so for an early evening round of shots. Hopefully we’ll be blessed with an awesome sunset. This gives you guys a varied set of couple portraits making the most of different lighting conditions and your venue.

I always have a plan of action (including creative ideas for wet weather) but I also find some of the most honest wedding shots happen spontaneously. It could be something you guys do without thinking or an idea that I come up with on the spot.

                    Honest

                    Honest

THE FINE DETAIL

After all the time spent creating a unique wedding I know how important it is to capture all the details big and small. With the average couple spending months of their life organising their wedding packed full of personal touches, from styling their wedding with flowers and decorations to the car and venue itself. Nothing will be overlooked.

               Stylish

               Stylish

EVENING SHENANIGANS

Let’s get the party started and dance the night away! By this point all your guests will be thoroughly relaxed, allowing for some great off-the-cuff shots. During this time I will capture the cutting of the cake, first dance and your dad strutting his stuff on the dance floor. I generally hang around for an hour or so after the first dance ensuring that I’ve covered a decent amount of the evening proceedings and capturing any dance floor shenanigans.

Fun

Fun

As soon as we met Simon we knew he would be the right person for the job, and he did not disappoint! We are over the moon with our wedding photos and we are so glad we choose him to capture our special day. He was so easy to be around and very chilled, most of our guests didn’t even notice him! He just fitted into the day perfectly. If you are looking for a stress free wedding then Simon is your man to capture your perfect day!

Kerri + Ben
Kerri + Ben

From the day we met Simon, he has been fantastic to work with. His candid approach meant that he blended in nicely to the background. His photos really managed to capture our guests emotions perfectly throughout the day without feeling forced or disingenuous. Simon is clearly very passionate about his work which shows in all of our photographs and we can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for us.

Jodie + Olly
Jodie + Olly

We are absolutely delighted with the wonderful photos from the day and truly have some unique images which we will treasure. Simon was brilliant on the day. He was friendly with all the guests when taking the group shots and blended into the background during the rest of the day. We would highly recommend Simon to anyone getting married in the area as you will not be disappointed.

Vicky + Russell
Vicky + Russell

As soon as we met Simon we knew he would be the right person for the job, and he did not disappoint! We are over the moon with our wedding photos and we are so glad we choose him to capture our special day. He was so easy to be around and very chilled, most of our guests didn’t even notice him! He just fitted into the day perfectly. If you are looking for a stress free wedding then Simon is your man to capture your perfect day!

Kerri + Ben
Kerri + Ben

From the day we met Simon, he has been fantastic to work with. His candid approach meant that he blended in nicely to the background. His photos really managed to capture our guests emotions perfectly throughout the day without feeling forced or disingenuous. Simon is clearly very passionate about his work which shows in all of our photographs and we can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for us.

Jodie + Olly
Jodie + Olly

We are absolutely delighted with the wonderful photos from the day and truly have some unique images which we will treasure. Simon was brilliant on the day. He was friendly with all the guests when taking the group shots and blended into the background during the rest of the day. We would highly recommend Simon to anyone getting married in the area as you will not be disappointed.

Vicky + Russell
Vicky + Russell

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