Simon Dewey Photography

Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

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
Images on USB
Full Description
It doesn’t matter if you’re getting married in a grand stately home, a cinema or your own kitchen - I believe everyone can have beautiful natural wedding photos. It just needs the right person behind the camera. Hello, I'm Simon a reportage / documentary wedding photographer based in Derby and I think weddings rock. They're just stories on top of stories on top of stories. So many beautiful pictures to take of people deeply in love and the family histories around them. My job is trying to nail that exact moment where everything falls together perfectly. Moments and emotions. Selected and curated and presented in the most beautiful way possible. I don't want to be making cheesy, awkward photos or getting you and your guests to stand round for hours on parade. The best photos happen by just being in the moment and letting things happen. What else do you need to know? Let's go for a coffee. I'd love to hear about your plans and what's important to you on your big day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: SImon
Hello, Thanks for looking at my profile. I'm Simon - a creative documentary wedding photographer based in Derby. Please drop me a line to find out more.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Zoe and Karl
Married in November 2018
November 2018
The Wedding of Zoe and Karl, 3rd November 2018
Simon’s photos are amazing! He captures moments and emotions perfectly, and did an amazing job working in minimal light in our cinema venue. We wanted candid photography with a minimum of posed shots - Simon shoots so fast and is so unobtrusive that I have no idea how he got some of our photos! His use of colour and light is wonderful and was perfect for capturing the memories of our day.
Jen & Chris
Married in September 2018
September 2018
Beautifully Quirky
Given our budget, we were reluctant to spend on a photographer, but we also knew we would regret it if we didn't have a good set of photos. Simon was a recommendation from another guy that we approached. We had a shortlist of two, but his style of photos swung it in the end. We wanted natural photos, not posed stiff ones, and Simon's portfolio looked beautifully quirky. I can't tell you how glad we are that we chose him. He was worth every penny and more. Neither of us expected such an array of beautiful photo, it's impossible to choose our favourites, there are just so many! He is a nice, professional guy and clearly loves what he does - it was great to see how he enjoyed taking photos of our day.Not only has he captured every moment, he's captured every feeling. Every time I look at our photos I smile. They are perfect.
Andree and Neil
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Andree and Neils wedding September 8 2018
Simon took the most wonderful pictures of our wedding. The photos individually were exquisite but taken together they really told the story of the day. I can't get over how well Simon managed to do this. When we look at the photos it truly takes us right back to our beautiful wedding. I'm really glad we asked Simon to be our wedding photographer.
Katie & Mark
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Simon is just magical
Simon is just magical, he captured our wedding day just how we wanted and the photos he has taken are outstanding. My husband and I are not the best in front of a camera but Simon made us feel at ease and comfortable in our day! We wanted someone to tell a story of our wedding, not spend hours smiling in front of a camera. Simon is discreet, professional, his skills are outstanding and most of all he took the time to understand us and what we wanted. I would wholeheartedly recommend Simon to anyone! The photos that we have seen already have made our perfect day even better, thank you Simon xx
Nikki & Matt
Married in August 2018
August 2018
stayed hidden all day and took some gorgeous image
We recently had Simon do our wedding photography and to say we were pleased would be an understatement. Such an amazing man, stayed hidden all day and took some gorgeous images. I would highly recommend him - he works around your schedule and is SO on the ball. Thank you so much Simon!!!
Wedding: July 2018
July 2018
The most phenomenal photographer
The most phenomenal photographer. After seeing him at Emily’s wedding a few years ago I didn’t hesitate to recommend him for my best friend who got married this weekend! I can’t wait to see the photos, I know he’s going to capture the day perfectly.
Location & Contact Details


4 Embankment Close, Derby, Derbyshire, DE224HF, England

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East Midlands

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Press & Awards


Derbyshire Magazine
Don't Tell The Bride

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Finalist 2016

What is your most memorable wedding?

I had a beautiful Tipi festival wedding, which had a very Glastonbury feel to it a couple of years back. I think I would have paid the couple to let me shoot it (don't tell them that though). Also Don't Tell the Bride for BBC3 - but for very different reasons.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, Honest, Unobtrusive, Emotional, Unposed

What about your business are you most proud of?

Getting shortlisted for the wedding industry awards and winning a Wedding Photographer of the Year award from The Guild of Photographers

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

Decide on the top 3 things that are important to you on your day - and make them really happen!

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

I always love a good live band. I think choice in music tells you a lot about people.

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 makes it up on the day and aims for spontaneous and authentic imagery...... I don't really believe there is one. Every wedding is unique, and the photography is the best way to capture that- It shouldn't be formulaic.

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.

Describe how you got into photography.

I didn't grow up as a photographer; I always thought I'd be a rock star or writer or make movies or something. But at some point I started documenting life with a camera

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