Simon Dewey Photography

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Hi, I'm Simon 👋
Creative
Relaxed
Unobtrusive
Authentic, Unstaged, Artistic
Hello, I'm Simon, a reportage wedding photographer based in Derby . Since 2011 I've been photographing the weddings of informal couples who like to do things their own way. Whether getting married in a cinema, art gallery, forest or ancient chapel, my photography is all about telling your story and recreating the atmosphere of your day.
Pricing & Costs
£1,400 - £2,500
Full day package
From
£1,400
This season I'm simplifying pricing - 8 hours coverage and an online gallery. Extra coverage £100 per hour
What's included
Pre-wedding consultation to discuss what you need on the day
Online gallery for you to download photos and order prints
8 Hours Coverage
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Photography Style

Documentary
Alternative
Natural

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
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
I work in a documentary style. Capturing real moments and emotions to create fresh, dynamic wedding photography that lives and breathes. Pictures that show how it felt to be back at the wedding; From the nervous anticipation of the morning preparations to the energy of the dancefloor. I want you to be able to relax & enjoy your wedding so I like to blend in quietly and capture emotions and moments as they really happened. I use small and unobtrusive cameras & people often assume I'm a wedding guest. I don't even like to think of myself as a wedding photographer - more like someone who's there & happens to be taking some photos.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(58)
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Emily & Luke
Happy couple married in January
January 2023
We have ended up with the most incredible photos
Choosing Simon as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. We were drawn to his documentary style as neither of us are particular fans of posing for photos! On the day Simon really took his time to understand the venue and where he would look for us to have photos throughout the day. We have no idea how he did it, but he managed to be in all the right places at the right time and (in the best way possible) we didn't notice at all!
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David & Lois
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
Amazing photos capturing our day perfectly
We’re both in awe of our wedding photographs. Whenever we take a look and show our friends and family, we are all taken back to the day. You can feel the energy, nervousness and excitement all through the photos. I’ve never been someone who likes to stand in front of a camera and pose for photos. So Simons style of journalistic photography worked perfectly for us. he blended into day and captured moments to cherish.
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Lavinia & Valmik
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
We couldn’t recommend him enough
Simon is absolutely brilliant. We loved the photos he took, especially the candid ones, which helps us relive the day. He is very creative and will capture the real moments that matter the most. Simon makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during what is easily a stressful time. He was very organized and respectful throughout the entire process. The quality and creativity of the photos are outstanding. We couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you for capturing our special day so beautifully ❤️ Love, Lavinia & Valmik
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Claire & Adam
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
story after story at every turn
I cannot begin to tell you how much I love your photos. You've honestly left us with the best gift ever. You capture moments, movements and most importantly, emotions. And then, you wrap them all up into gorgeous photos which tell story after story at every turn. You truly captured the essence of our day, and I could not have asked for more. Thank you ❤️
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Sharon & Steve
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
We couldn’t of wished for a better photographer
We couldn’t of wished for a better photographer. We didn’t know he was there and the pictures are absolutely amazing. We would recommend without hesitation.
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Ella & Adam
Happy couple married in July
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
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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FAQ
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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 torrentially, there was very little light and everything dripped with atmosphere.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Emotive, Authentic, Unobtrusive, Unstaged, Creative

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fact that I get invited 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. The day goes SO fast.

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 chat. 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 - and most importantly let them relive their day.

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

I think a photo that captures who you really are

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Surrounding yourself with people you love and having a good time. Bring an umbrella? Also, it rarely rains all day, keep an eye out for the breaks and you can be rewarded with beautiful light or even a rainbow.

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.)