Simon Dewey Photography

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Unposed, Unstaged and Unobtrusive - Documentary / Reportage Wedding Photographer
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1200
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Artistic
Modern
Full Description
Hello, I'm Simon & I photograph the wedding stories of informal couples who like to go off the beaten track and do things their own way. I work in a documentary style. Capturing real moments and emotions. Unstaged and unposed. It makes for fresh, dynamic and intimate photos that live and breathe. Images that remind you how it felt to be there on the day. Because a wedding is really about two people coming together - and their family and friends coming together. The real stories are found outside the normal & formal moments. If this looks like the way you want your day captured please get in touch and tell me about your story!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Simon
Hello, I'm Simon and what I really want to do is just tell the story of your day in the most authentic, creative and natural way possible. Please have a look around the photos (they're the important part!) and thank you for your interest in my work.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(46)
Ella & Adam
Married in July 2022
August 2022
There are no words!
Hi Simon, We just went through all the photos and wow - there are no words! Getting to relive the day was incredible. You captured everything perfectly and did such an amazing job. We cannot thank you enough for giving us the gift of these wedding memories. Thanks, Ella & Adam x
Robyn & Atlanta
Married in July 2022
August 2022
Brings the day back in such a happy way
Hi Simon, Thank you so much for the photos they are incredible! We absolutely love them! It really brings the day back in such a happy way. The way you captured the little moments in action is regally special and we really can’t thank you enough. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks! Thanks, Robyn & Atlanta
George and Andrea
Married in December 2021
December 2021
highly personal, beautiful photos
We hired Simon on the basis of his portfolio of natural, non-staged photos that seemed to capture genuine moments of emotion throughout the day. He delivered just this. Simon is quiet, unobtrusive and somehow managed to be everywhere at once. He is not one for loudly staging large groups of people together, but rather discretely capturing the special moments of your day. If there are particular sets of photos you want, Simon will ensure these are covered. This aside, you can certainly put your trust in him to do what he does best - take highly personal, beautiful photos. Excellent service from beginning (including meeting for a walk around the venue) to the end (sending us a small set of complementary prints and chocolates). Highly recommended, thank you again Simon. Best, George and Andrea
Claire & Alex
Married in October 2021
October 2021
Couldn't have asked for a better experience with Simon
Couldn't have asked for a better experience with Simon, even nearly 2 years after I get emotional looking over all the pictures he captured for us
Abi & Nick
Married in September 2021
October 2021
We honestly couldn’t recommend a better photographer
Simon was absolutely brilliant he did everything of what we asked for and more, he took the stress away of me thinking about who We need to get photos of and captured everyone. We are so so happy with the photos and exactly the style we wanted not only are the photos brilliant but the service Simon delivers was perfect. We honestly couldn’t recommend a better photographer Simon was perfect, thank you so much for capturing our special memories ❤️ love Abi & Nick
Kate & Chris
Married in September 2021
October 2021
The pictures turned out better than we ever imagined
Simon was brilliant for our wedding, the pictures turned out better than we ever imagined. Thanks Simon.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Derby, Derbyshire, England

Nearest Town

Derby

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A38

Nearest Train Station

Derby

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Press & Awards
(7)

Industry Awards (2)

Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Finalist 2016
Guild of Photographers - Wedding Photographer of The Year Finalist 2013
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I went down to Gloucester October 2019, whilst the county was flooding, to take images in an Anglo Saxon church. It was raining, there was very little light and everything dripped with atmosphere. The couple and their family were lovely too, which always helps!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Emotive, Honest, Unobtrusive, Unstaged, Unposed

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fact that I get let in to tell people's stories on one of the biggest days of their lives. I'm always honoured to be invited in and I treat that storytelling very seriously.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax, don't overthink it and enjoy it! Leave little pockets of time with nothing planned - these will get filled up.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love it when people take the extra measures to get the people around them involved. It's always the speech from their child or the mementos of someone who couldn't be there that really adds to the day.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We meet, and I get to know them and what's important about their wedding photography. We talk a few weeks before the wedding to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. I turn up on the day and take photos that I think will rock their world.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Being someone who always aims for spontaneous and authentic imagery...... I think the best photos are always unplanned

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

^^ See last question

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Surrounding yourself with people you love and having a good time. Bring an umbrella?

Describe how you got into photography.

I was given a camera as a wedding present and found this skill that I had no idea I had. Several years later, and after a lot of learning and practice I started shooting weddings and about 5 years in I think I found my voice. (I always wanted to shoot in a photojournalistic style but wasn't always brave enough to.) It probably helped that our own wedding photographers were inspiring and awesome too.

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