A little bit about your photographer in pictures, naturally!

About Simon

Simon has been providing award-winning wedding and portrait photography across the UK and Europe for over 10 years. Being based in the beautiful countryside south of Norwich on the Norfolk / Suffolk border there are many wonderful wedding venues on his doorstep with whom he works closely. Not confined to East Anglia, wedding commissions have taken him all over the British Isles as well as destination weddings in France, Norway, Italy, Ireland and the USA. His images have been featured in many publications including Brides, Wedding Ideas, Archant Bride, Norfolk & Suffolk Weddings, US Rangefinder, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and The Observer newspapers and numerous wedding blogs. Simon is also a listed photographer in Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue, a qualified BIPP and WPPI member and the only photographer to be featured twice in The Times Newspaper's 'Engagements' section.

 

"A little bit about what I do..."                                        

I want you to love your pictures as much in the years to come as the first moment you see them. In commissioning me to photograph your wedding you will employ somebody, driven by their craft, to deliver a beautiful, timeless custom wedding collection.

From our first contact through to delivery of your photographs and album I aim to make it a simple, fun and lovely experience. There is so much to consider when planning your wedding and I want the photography to be the thing you worry least about. I'm often told that I become much more than just "the photographer" and often remain in contact with many couples long after the day itself - perhaps the best endorsement I can offer. 

Personal interaction and sensitive direction on the day is necessary but kept to a minimum as all my past couples will attest. My mantra is: "It's a wedding NOT a photoshoot"  meaning that you and your guest's enjoyment of the day is my priority. Discretion is assured and non-disclosure will be respected if required. If you desire I will produce a unique piece of art in the form of a heritage storybook album. These are heirloom items to be cherished not only by you but your children and grandchildren. 

Whilst remaining relevant I'm conscious of avoiding dateable compositional and processing trends in my wedding imagery. I find much inspiration in the fashion editorial, music and outdoor lifestyle features found within the pages of, amongst others, Vogue, Harpers, Vanity Fair, GQ and Rolling Stone. The photographers whose work features in these magazines is world-class and a huge influence on how I approach my own picture making. 

Simon

Hi Simon
Matt and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding photos.

We’ve spent ages looking through them all, laughing and just trying to work out what may have been said based on the expressions you captured! We love so many of them and are just so pleased with the amount of wonderful memories we have to look through again and again. How will we ever pick ones for an album?? We can’t wait to show them off to our family and friends!
— Rachel & Matt
We can’t thankyou enough for this week and so thankful for making it so enjoyable. The photos are just superb.
I can’t tell you how much I love them and can’t wait to see the albums.
— Jess & Tom
Hi Simon,

Just wanted to say that we’ve had the premier viewing and we’re absolutely delighted with the results. It’s been just amazing to relive the day again this evening and we’re so happy to have the day captured so beautifully.
— Jemma & Simon
WOW, we love the photos! They are fantastic, we have enjoyed looking at them a lot, and our families have loved re-living the day. Thank you so much for your help on the day, I realise we hired you as our wedding photographer, but you were so helpful to have around as your experience got us into the right places at the right time on many occasions. We had such a great day, and many people have commented on how much you just blended in, made everyone feel relaxed and weren’t a “pushy wedding photographer” so I think that’s a compliment.
— Laura & Stuart
Thank you again for all you did last weekend. I do not honestly think we could have had a photographer who “fit in” as well as you did. It was as if a member of the family was taking the photos and for that I am so thankful!!
— Debbie (motb)
We looked through loads of wedding photographers but were drawn to you not only through your incredible photographic talent but also the professional and classy style/format of your website. It was great meeting you in advance to discuss our vision for our wedding day and we felt you had a genuine interest in getting to know and understand us as people. On the day itself we felt relaxed and often forgot you were there (in a good way)- guests have also since commented on your ability to ‘be everywhere at once’ and your friendly personality. Thanks a billion.
— Victoria & Alistair
Thank you so much for our photos...THEY ARE FABULOUS! We got them today and haven’t stopped looking at them yet! They are truly lovely and capture the atmosphere of the day - we won’t hesitate to recommend you.
— Amanda & Stephen

PUBLISHED WORK

  • Vogue Italia Photovogue
  • Brides Magazine
  • Wedding Ideas Magazine
  • Norfolk Brides
  • Suffolk Bride and Groom
  • Rolling Stone
  • Q
  • Classic Rock
  • The BBC
  • The Telegraph
  • The Independent
  • The Observer
  • Express Newpapers
  • Random House Publishing (author portraits)
  • The Surfer's Path
  • Huck
  • Pit Pilot
  • Wavelength
  • Norfolk Magazine
  • Surf UK

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • 2015 -Your Perfect Wedding Photographer - Top 20 August Collection
  • 2014 - Rangefinder Magazine First Place Award, "Best Friends" pet portraits competition; WPPI 2x Silver Awards
  • 2012-13 - NO SUBMISSIONS
  • 2011 - BIPP SE Region: Bronze Award - Weddings, 1x Merit - Photojournalism; World B&W Spider Awards - Merit
  • 2010 - FEP European Photographer of the Year: Bronze Award; International Colour Masters Cup: Honourable Mention; World B&W Spider Awards: Honourable Mention
  • 2009 - National Photographic Awards: Bronze - Sport/Editorial (only category recipient)
  • 2008 - British Professional Photography Awards: UK Pet Photographer of the Year
  • 2007 - BPPA: Award of Excellence/Dennis Hylander Wedding Award - 3x Merit