Kind words from happy couples!

“From our initial contact we felt very comfortable and Simon answered all our queries very patiently. He captured the day perfectly, and we felt he understood what we wanted. Mike and I were very pleased with the communication we had from the start to the finished album. Thank you Simon for playing such an important part of our special day. Susan and Mike Hall”

“Simon was absolutely brilliant on the big day, he made us feel so at ease and went out of his way to achieve the shots we were hoping for. All of Simon's photos captured the day perfectly from group photos to those natural moments you miss when the day goes by so quickly. Our absolute favourite photos have to be the ones taken at the lake, not only did Simon capture the scenery we love but also those moments between Bride and Groom when you are alone on your wedding day.”

“Simon is friendly and a professional photographer. From the moment of inquiry to the delivery of the wedding album he went above and beyond. He made our perfect day even better with his advice and where to get amazing photos and he was even willing to drive us to Rydal Caves to get some stunning memories. We would 100% recommend Simon, we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Thank you Simon!”

“We booked Simon for our elopement and it was the best decision we ever made. He was incredible from start to finish. He recommended we added an extra hour onto the package to allow us time to travel to the lake and get some stunning photos, I honestly would tell anyone to do this as it really made the photos. He made both of us feel very calm and relaxed while taking photos and even sent us over a few snap shots the day after the wedding.”

“Thank you so much again for photographing our proposal. I'm over the moon with how how the pictures turned out, we both are! It was a pleasure to have you there, we both loved your style of photography - right down to making us both feel so comfortable and at ease with the shoot, making sure our focuses were on each other, not you and having our pictures taken. Lois and her/my family absolutely love the photos, everybody is very impressed. Thank you again.”

“We can't recommend Simon enough, so friendly and professional. We have so many beautiful photos from the day. We would 100% work with him again for any future photoshoots!”

“Thank you Simon for all your advice and direction on our special day. You made us feel relaxed and provided a laid back atmosphere. You have given us memories we will cherish forever. We love our crystal USB. Very professional throughout.”

“We both want to thank you so much for your photos, they really are brilliant. You captured a great moment that both of us will never forget and the rest of the photoshoot was fantastic too. I will absolutely recommend you to anyone who is looking for any wedding/proposal photography, as we were both blown away by your kindness, attention to detail, patience and overall professionalism - not to forget your fantastic photography! Thanks again for everything.”

“I’d give more than five stars if I could! Judging by the photos, Simon was everywhere and yet we barely noticed him. Anyone who has seen the photos has commented on the quality, the vibrancy, the colours, the variety and how perfect they are. In addition to unobtrusive and candid shots, our other main desire was to get a truly Cumbrian shot - one that was more about the scenery than us and boy did he deliver! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone.”

“We chose Simon to photograph our engagement. He went above and beyond, even agreeing to change the date and time to get the best weather. The photos turned out great too.”

“Simon was absolutely brilliant. We booked Simon for our wedding and although we had to make a change to our wedding date he was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and he was responsive with our queries. And on the day he put us at ease, ensuring we got the best pictures of our special day. Thank you Simon”

“I booked Simon for a surprise proposal at Storrs Hall and he did a fantastic job of helping us capture the moment. He provided a great service throughout providing useful tips and advice to make sure everything went according to plan. Simon is professional, attentive and really made the experience enjoyable and comfortable. We definitely recommend Simon and the pictures he took are amazing.”

“My husband and I were lucky enough to have had our wedding photos taken by Simon in December 2020 and we can simply not recommend him enough, he made us both feel at ease, our images didn’t feel nor do they look ‘staged’, we absolutely love them! We chose the package which includes the usb and the album and they’re also amazing! Thank you Simon and all the best!”

“We really enjoyed having Simon as our wedding photographer. He made us feel very comfortable and we are so pleased with the stunning photographs! Simon has lots of experience and did a great job leading us through the planning. Our photos exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Simon as an excellent photographer, but also because he is friendly and professional and we enjoyed having him with us on our wedding day :)”

“Simon was excellent from start to finish. Our engagement wouldn’t have been the same without Simon's incredible photography and professionalism. It was a pleasure to have him as part of our day and we would recommend him to all others! Thanks again Simon”

“Simon photographed our wedding just before Christmas after it was rescheduled twice. He was brilliant and kept in touch throughout all the uncertainty. We are delighted with our wedding photos! Simon captured our day perfectly and put us at ease on the day. Even our guests commented on the high quality of the photographs and the attention to detail. We would definitely recommend Simon.”

“From the very first enquiry, the swift response, to the subsequent calls and emails; the last minute changes the night before, so willingly accommodated, the calming influence, the artistic flair and the absolute epitome of professionalism. Simon, we can’t thank you enough for providing us with the most beautiful pictures, capturing the most special moments (without us knowing), reminding us of such a beautiful day.”

“Simon couldn’t have been more helpful, booking a back up date just in case there would be no wedding (due to Covid). He replied so quick to our questions even had a few phone calls, nothing was too much for him. On our wedding day he knew what location angles and spots to put us in to capture the most beautiful pictures. At points we even forgot he was there capturing natural laughter and intimate moments that we can keep forever. I couldn’t recommend Simon enough.”

“We had a very intimate elopement wedding but wanted some photos to remember our day. Simon was great from start to finish. He communicated with us regularly before the wedding, ensuring he understood our needs and wants, and made us feel comfortable on the day. The finalised photos were lovely. Would definitely recommend!”

“We hired a local photographer @sihughesphotos who did an amazing job of capturing our special day. I was also worried about looking nice, being in my third trimester, but Simon did an excellent job and we love how the photos turned out.”

“From the start Simon was so helpful and quick to respond to questions and kept in touch right up to our wedding day. On the day he was amazing and everyone commented on him, then when we saw the pictures we were blown away. Cannot recommend Simon enough! Thank you so much for capturing our amazing day 🙂 xxx”

“We are absolutely thrilled with our photographs - they are stunning. We also had our ceremony streamed live due to the pandemic and limited guest numbers; this was a big hit with those who couldn't be with us. Simon made us all feel at ease which made for some great shots. We would definitely recommend Simon to anybody.”

“Simon was fantastic and really made our day extra special with some fantastic photos. Nothing was too much trouble for Simon and you can tell Simon loves what he does, which is probably why our photos are so good. He is also a really good person, friendly and genuine, and I would recommend him 100% for any event.”

“We are so pleased with our wedding photographs from Simon. We hate having our pictures taken, however Simon made us feel comfortable and managed to get some brilliant photos even with our 3 year old who isn't the best at taking instructions. Thanks again Simon!”

“We are absolutely delighted that Simon was able to photograph our wedding for us. On the day he was excellent from start to finish, with ideas, advice, knowledge of the venue and even keeping us informed of what happens next. We were both blown away when the pictures very quickly arrived, exactly what we were after, and our family have loved them too.”

“From the first time we met Simon he made us feel at ease. Simon is fantastic at his job - he produced some amazing photos at our wedding. He even agreed to come traipsing around the hills with us at dusk to get some more shots - nothing was too much for him!”

“We would just like to say how delighted we were to have Simon as our Photographer. From the first meeting it became apparent that Simon was skilled at what he did. The day of the wedding he proved professional, organised and was very easy to communicate with him. He was a true gentleman. The photographs were of brilliant colour and captured our day perfectly. We highly recommend Simon.”

“Can't thank Simon enough for our lovely wedding photos; we are so happy. Simon made us feel comfortable, suggested some lovely places for our photos and we are thoroughly pleased. Thank you once again, Jo & Vincent”

“Simon captured some lovely natural moments! We were both a bit nervous being in front of the camera but he made it fun and relaxed and that really showed in the final photos. Thanks to Simon we have some amazing photos for our engagement that we will be keeping forever. Thank you so much ❤️”

“From the moment I first contacted Simon I felt right at ease. I have had nothing but compliments about the amazing shots Simon took. Simon was so attentive and genuinely passionate about what he does that it made the whole process a delight. I could not be happier and am so glad that I chose Simon to help create the memories that we will look back on for the rest of our lives!”

“Simon was amazing and really supportive from start to finish. He captured some amazing moments and we couldn't be happier. Totally recommend Simon and couldn't be happier with our final pictures.”

“I booked Simon to shoot my secret proposal at the beautiful Storrs Hall. Simon was very professional throughout the whole experience to put my vision into reality. Definitely recommend Simon's expertise and skills as he has plenty of lovely suggestions. The shoot went exactly as we planned and he was completely up for any ideas from us and integrated them into the shoot. It was perfect!”

“Simon is an incredible photographer and really captured our wedding day perfectly. He made us feel so at ease, I am so pleased we found Simon. Could not recommend him highly enough”

“Congratulations Simon, you've achieved excellence again! We're announcing Simon Hughes Photography as one of Bark's top Wedding Photographers for 2020! To celebrate, we're pleased to award you a new Certificate of Excellence badge.”

“Simon was a great photographer for our wedding. He was professional and friendly, managing to arrange groupings for photographs without disrupting the guests socialising. The formally arranged photographs are beautiful, but my favourites are the informal shots Simon managed to take of small groups and special moments between friends and family that perfectly captured the atmosphere of our special day. Thank you Simon x”

“Thank you so much. All the pics and videos look great - the whole set are looking awesome - and we are eternally grateful for all the work you have done.”

“We used Simon for our wedding in June this year at the Belsfield Hotel in Bowness on Windermere. He was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We're really pleased with the wedding album we chose and would not hesitate to recommend his services for any occasion. Five stars.”

“Simon was photographer for our wedding in Windermere. Simon is wonderful, professional and enthusiastic. He was prepared and took the time to understand not only our personalities but to really capture the theme of the wedding and the smaller details which bring so many happy memories. His photos are beautiful, creative and unique. Thank you so much!”

“What an amazing photographer! Simon captured the atmosphere and emotion of our day for us in a series of uniquely personal, stunning photographs. Thank you so much! We have beautiful visual memories of our wedding, family and friends and can’t thank you enough for your sensitivity and creativity on the day. We recommend Simon without reservation!”

“Simon was amazing on the day of our wedding. He made sure to stay in contact before the wedding just so he knew exactly what we wanted and kept us at ease throughout.

The photos were amazing quality, and forever priceless to us. We could not have asked for better photos, or an easier experience with a photographer. Highly recommend Simon to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.”

“Simon is a lovely person and went above and beyond for my wedding photos. Would highly recommend.”

“Simon and his wife helped make our wedding day extra special. We are over the moon with how fantastic all the photos and the album are. They really are even more amazing than we could have imagined. First class service from start to finish. We are so pleased we found Simon, we couldn't have asked for any better.”

“We are so glad we hired Simon for our wedding photographs. He was friendly, affordable and extremely experienced. Simon captured our day as it unfolded and included all the little details which we didn't fully take in on the day. All of our guests had commented on the great service provided and the photographs we have to look back on are perfect. Would highly recommend!”

“We had Simon do our wedding photography in July of this year. We’ve just had our album back and we are delighted with it, brings back all the memories of a truly special day we shared. Simon was brilliant throughout the day, a pleasure to work with and a really nice genuine guy. Fantastic service and wonderful photos.”

“Thanks so much for capturing our big day. We are in love with the album, it's perfect. You were so patient and professional and I would definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again Simon.”

“Thank you so much Simon, the photos look amazing! Thank you so much for all you have done. We are beyond grateful.”

“I would highly recommend Simon, who was able to capture our wedding day perfectly. He did not seem phased by two upset babies and an excitable dog(!) and was able to get the relaxed, natural photographs that we asked for. His friendly nature made us feel comfortable throughout the day and it was really nice to see this reflected in our photographs.”

“Simon did our wedding photos and we are blown away by how amazing they are. Would recommend 100% - very professional, but put you at ease. We had plenty of correspondence and nothing was too much trouble for him. Our photos are absolutely stunning. A big thank you once again Simon.”

“Thank you Simon, you did a fantastic job. We both thought you were professional, approachable and more than happy to help and assist with all our enquiries. We loved all the photos you took and our friends and family have commented on how great you were. The video recording was excellent. We would highly recommend you for any wedding and thank you very much.”

“Simon was truly fabulous. He was professional but relaxed and fitted in with our day perfectly. He always got back to us in good time and nothing was too much trouble. He was creative with where and how the pictures were taken and captured our day brilliantly. I'd advise anyone to use him, he offers many different packages to suit all requests and budgets. Thank you, worth every penny.”

“Simon and his wife made our wedding day perfect with their help and direction. Such professionals with any age of person and in any situation. We are so happy with our photos. They are truly stunning. We couldn't recommend Simon enough to anybody wanting a professional photographer. They both contributed so much enthusiasm and humour on our wedding day, making it a joy to have our photos taken.”

“We simply could not have made a better choice of photographer. As a 'local' in Lakeland, Simon has an intimate understanding of how to best incorporate the unique landscape and light of the area. He produced some beautiful, candid and un-posed images and handled the set up shots with great patience and humour and as a result we enjoyed great results. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon.”

“Simon was excellent. On our wedding day he kept us all organised and got some brilliant shots. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, I would definitely recommend using Simon.”

“Simon was the perfect photographer for our special day. We really enjoyed having him with us on the day and we are really happy with our photos. Highly recommended!”

“Simon was an absolute delight on our wedding day! All the guests commented on his warm and professional manner and his boundless energy! I loved all the photos we got at the end. He also made short highlights video which was a real treat to watch a month or two after the wedding. Getting a tear in my eye just thinking about it.”

“Simon took the photos for our wedding in the Lake District and we really can't praise and thank him enough. His photos from the day are absolutely perfect. Not only is his artistic talent outstanding but we also felt so much at ease with him. I genuinely do not believe there could exist a better photographer for our wedding and I am so grateful to him for capturing our special day so well.”

“Me and Craig would like to thank you for taking our photos for the day. You came recommended and we weren't disappointed. You made things easy for us from the start and you captured some fab shots. Thank you again.”

“Out of thousands of participants, Simon Hughes Photography won a Gold Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge of Excellence!”

“Simon was everything we asked for - he kept us at ease and gave us the memories which we will cherish forever. We would highly recommend Simon as your photographer - he listens to your needs and delivers with amazing pictures. My husband and I can't thank you enough xxx”

“We hired Simon for our wedding in October, he was fantastic. He provides a real personal and professional service. On the day we were so pleased as he took complete control of us and all our guests in an understated way which was great and just what we needed. Nothing was too much trouble and Simon is so personable. Our photos are amazing and we are so pleased. Can highly recommend his services.”

“Simon was the photographer for my daughter's wedding in Cockermouth in June. He made everyone feel relaxed and produced some brilliant photos of a fantastic day. First rate!”

“Simon was excellent. He provided a friendly and professional service both before and during the wedding. As a result we have a beautiful set of photographs of our special day. Simon made every effort to ensure that we received the pictures and posed shots we had requested. He was happy to go with the flow of the event and work with our older guests to ensure they were comfortable. I would definitely recommend Simon to friends and family for future events.”

“Simon took the time to meet us a few months before our wedding day to ask about our guests and family and capture some pre-wedding shots. We loved this touch as we are not very keen on having our photos taken. Our day was lovely, the best in the scenic lakes and Simon captured this in all his photos. He put all our guests at ease, and thought of some great ideas. We were really pleased with the wedding album. Such a lovely guy, I can't recommend him enough.”

“Simon was great to work with. He captured our day perfectly, and this shows in all of our photos. Outstanding photo shots of our special day. Highly recommend Simon to capture your special moments.”

“From the consultation to our big day Simon was excellent. Could not recommend him enough. We feel so lucky to have had him for our wedding. Pictures and the album are amazing, the best we have ever seen.”

“Simon was a wonderful choice for us, to help capture our wedding. Neither me or my husband like having our photograph taken, but Simon put us at ease from our first consult and test shots - through to the wedding. All my family commented on how he was so kind and friendly while taking photos. I would absolutely recommend Simon, if you want someone to put you at ease and capture great moments!”

“Simon, thank you for the photos they are beautiful. Had a few tears looking at them.”

“Simon photographed our wedding and was fantastic. Simon met us at our venue months before to plan shots for the day and took some pre-wedding photos which were lovely. Communication was great throughout. On the day Simon and his wife were fantastic at making everyone feel at ease whilst getting some beautiful shots. The photos are beautiful and really captured our day perfectly. Thank you. Highly recommend Simon, very good value for money too.”

“Thank you so much to Simon for capturing our wedding day so beautifully! He made the whole experience so easy, enjoyable and good fun for both us and all of our guests! We could not have asked for a better wedding photographer and have already recommended him to friends. Thank you so much Simon!”

“On our big day Simon was amazing. So many of our guests commented on how good our photographer was, and he was a calming influence during those nervy pre-ceremony shots - it was like having hired a friend...I’m so glad we found Simon and I would recommend him to anyone - friendly, professional and above all excellent at what he does.”

“Wow, the pictures look great! Thank you for making the day so easy for us - it really didn't feel like we had a photographer there - you were like a photography ninja!”

“We had Simon and Shelagh for our wedding. They were both fabulous. Ensured all the pictures got taken amongst chaos of a wedding with 26 children and were very professional. The photos are amazing and the book we ordered is stunning... I can't stop looking at it. Thanks guys. We both couldn't be happier.”

“When me and my husband got married it was a very small wedding as we both didn't want a fuss. Simon was fantastic made me feel very comfortable and most of the time never knew he was there!”

“Congratulations Simon Hughes Photography! You've won the Certificate of Excellence 2019. Well done on your great performance on Bark, keep it up!”

“Simon is a wonderful photographer and captured some beautiful moments during our wedding. He is very easy to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We really appreciated his local knowledge and had some fantastic scenic photographs.”

“Simon is the most easy going creative genius behind a camera. He made our wedding day. His style is amazing and he has offered us far more than we could have imagined down to all the fine little details. If you are looking for a photographer that will give you everything you are looking for and more, then look no further. Perfection.”

“Simon made our wedding day extra special. He was so professional but also flexible and friendly. Would definitely recommend him as your photographer if you are getting married in the Lake District or, indeed for any event that you would like some amazing photographic memories of.”

“Great photographer! Simon captured our wedding day beautifully! From start to finish Simon has been a true professional and worked very hard to ensure we got the best pictures possible from our wedding day. Simon has a great creative eye and made an album for us to treasure all our wedding day memories, which is perfect!”

“Simon was the most amazing guy/photographer we could have chosen. His professional and easy manner with our guests made our day ever more special. Our guests photos were captured in the most natural of ways and he really captured the spirit of our day. We consider Simon to have been an integral part of our special day.”

“I cannot recommend Simon highly enough. He put us at ease from the first meeting. All our guests had nothing but praise for him also. Our photos are superb - I don't think there's one I don't like. Anyone wanting special photos, you can't get anyone better.”

“Simon was able to capture the essence of our magical wedding day. Right from the first meeting prior to the day, to the aftercare and attention to detail, the service provided cannot be faulted. Simon was friendly, adaptable, unobtrusive, considerate and thoroughly professional throughout the day. We cannot recommend Simon Hughes Photography highly enough.”