why choose me?
As a relatively new, documentary wedding photographer, I really care what you think and how you feel about the imagery I create for you. It’s not only what will keep me in this profession, but the reason that I pursued it in the first place.
So as much as I am a supplier of a service to you, photographing your wedding is a critically important labour of love for me and I’ll treat the day, and you as my client, as such. So, if you want a natural wedding photographer to be with you, not just for the day but to capture the best bits from the night’s celebrations, then choose me; you won’t catch me leaving early at the end of the day when the fun is just beginning. When you ask for full day coverage, that’s what you’ll get.
If you want a documentary wedding photographer but still, you want someone who understands that you might not be super-comfortable in front of the camera and so might need some gentle steering to help create natural, beautiful imagery, then choose me. You can be confident that I’ll capture you and a moment as it happened, although if I need to tweak something to capture the scene more beautifully, but just as authentically, then I’ll not hesitate to do so.
You’ll receive every image that I’m happy with; I’ll hold nothing back. All of your images will be edited individually, and I edit all of the work myself; nothing is outsourced. If you choose me, I won’t stop working on imagery until I’m as happy to give it to you, as I would be if I were receiving it myself.
From the first point of contact Simon was fantastic to work with; he is professional, listens carefully to what you are looking for and makes the whole process straightforward.
On the wedding day itself, Simon managed to blend into the background, taking an unobtrusive approach whilst managing to capture wonderful images. His true talent is capturing authentic photos that tell a story of the day.
We received many comments from guests about how lovely and kind Simon was and how his calm demeanour made them feel comfortable. Whilst we wanted mostly natural photos capturing the day, he was also very happy to take any requests for formal or posed shots.
The photos are absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with the final album. It’s very clear that he has a great passion for photography. It was a pleasure working with Simon and I would highly recommend him.
Also, that attitude means I’m bringing enthusiasm and passion to your table, not ego. I choose to be as unobtrusive on the day as possible and unless you tell me otherwise, I’d rather forego a shot than dominate a moment of a ceremony at the expense of that undistracted moment for you. After all, you’re not choosing a photographer so that they can win awards; you’re choosing them to create images that you love.
When I say ‘Authentic above everything else’, I mean it. When you look back on their imagery in the years that follow, I want you to remember the moments that happened and the emotions that were genuinely felt, picture by picture, rather than see images that were engineered or contrived.
Simon did a brilliant job of photographing our wedding. He was supportive and professional in all our dealings with him – from our initial meeting to to the day itself and getting the photos back afterwards. On the day, Simon was unobtrusive and made us both feel very relaxed. The photographs themselves are absolutely beautiful and really captured the relaxed atmosphere of the day. We would 100% recommend, thank you Simon!
Being a documentary wedding photographer is a fun role, but a serious business. So, I’ll plan my role on your day meticulously, communicate with you consistently, and work conscientiously for you. I always work with back up equipment available in case something horrible happens, and I’m insured to the hilt with public liability and professional indemnity insurance. And I commit to you that you will receive your final imagery in the calendar month after your wedding, and no later.
And finally, in practical terms, I can offer you excellent availability and simple packages that represent exceptional value, reflective of the fact that I’m trying to carve out a niche for myself in this crazy-competitive, wedding photography market.
I’ll travel anywhere to tell your love story. So although I am currently based in the beautiful South Downs just outside Winchester, I spend much of my time in London where the majority of my clients are. So whether you’re looking for a natural, documentary wedding photographer for your small weekday celebration in Hampshire, or a glorious wedding in the heart of London, you can choose me and I’ll be there. I cover all of the South of the UK and further afield as required; in fact, I’ve received commissions from as far west as Cornwall and as far east as eastern Germany, and it doesn’t get much farther east than that (so far, anyway).
The bottom line is this: if you want me, I want in.