Kind words from happy couples!

Bride and groom beside Windermere in the Lake District

“Such a brilliant experience and photos captured the day perfectly. Simon was absolutely brilliant, made us both feel at ease and the pictures were amazing! Couldn’t recommend him enough.”

Bride and groom on shores of Windermere at Cragwood Country House

“Great photographer. Simon photographed our June wedding and he was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. I would highly recommend him.”

Groom giving piggy-back to bride in Lake District

“We had Simon photograph our elopement wedding. We had very firm ideas what we wanted, focussing on candid photographs and a photo-shoot on the lake and up in the hills. He was willing to accommodate our wishes, get his feet dirty in the process and capture some amazing photographs for us. But he was also willing to suggest subtle improvements and alternatives to our ideas. He was professional, patient and friendly and helped to make our wedding a relaxed and special day. I highly recommend him.”

Bride and groom by fountain at Broadoaks Country House Hotel

“We couldn't have asked for a better photographer, Simon was brilliant from the first moments we got in touch to the final moments of delivering our images. We are more than pleased with every image he has captured from the special group ones, to our couple ones then to the random ones he got when everyone was chatting and playing. They are all amazing and have captured our truly magical day. I would definitely recommend Simon to be your photographer, he is brilliant, friendly and approachable.”

Two brides walking along drive at Merewood Country House wedding

“We cannot recommend Simon highly enough, what can we say he is amazing! From the first moment we got in touch we knew we were in safe hands, the communication throughout was excellent. Simon is very professional but also a very friendly photographer, great at making you feel at ease. Several members of our family and friends commented on how friendly and accommodating he was. We absolutely love our photos, they are fantastic and captured the day perfectly. Thank you so much.”

Bride and groom walking in field at Grasmere in the Lake District

“Well, what can we say, Simon was incredible and we couldn’t have ask for a better photographer! We have now received our wedding album and honestly we’re blown away! Thank you so much, we’ll spend years looking through the beautiful photos, reliving our amazing day. Thank you for giving us the chance to treasure these memories.”

Bride and groom sitting in window at Cragwood Country House

“From our first enquiry to receiving the photos of our wedding Simon was fantastic. He responded to messages and queries really quickly. He was extremely friendly, professional and made us both feel at ease. The photos Simon took are incredible, he knew all the best photo spots and even though we had rain on our wedding day we were still able to get some beautiful photos outside. We would 1000% recommend Simon to anyone looking for a wedding photography.”

Bride and groom on jetty at Cragwood Country House wedding

“Simon was recommended to us and he was fantastic! So professional and put us at our ease from the moment he arrived. Smartly dressed and a lovely guy and the pictures are amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wedding photographer in the Lakes.”

Bride and groom on jetty at Windermere in Lake District

“We cannot recommend Simon highly enough. He captured our day perfectly. He was extremely professional and had fantastic communication throughout the whole process. We absolutely love the photos and were so surprised with how quickly we received them. We are so pleased. Thank you so much, Simon!”

Bride and groom in gardens at Briery Wood Country House

“Simon was just the perfect choice for our elopement wedding at Briery Wood . He was very understanding and a really genuine guy. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer to share your special day and to capture it with beautiful photographs.”

Wedding party by Windermere at Storrs Hall in Lake District

“Simon is so professional and helpful. He made our wedding day more perfect than we could have imagined. Nothing was too much trouble. He met and exceeded our expectations in every way. We highly recommend Simon, especially if you're a bit anxious about your big day.”

Confetti shower at Merewood Country House wedding

“Absolutely fantastic photography.... captured the day perfectly would definitely recommend.....very energetic photographer happy memories ♥️♥️♥️”

“Simon captured everything we asked and more. He managed to blend into the background and capture some amazing natural shots! We had rain on our wedding day (meant to be lucky) and still managed to get all the pictures we wanted; even encouraged us to go outside and get the shots we so desperately wanted! Professional, flexible and creative! Thank you so much 😊”

Bride and groom walking along jetty at Inn on the Lake wedding

“Simon was absolutely incredible and so professional and our wedding photos are just perfect! The way Simon captured us in the setting was amazing and we are so glad we booked him for our wedding. Being based in the lakes gives him a superb eye for the surroundings and where to get the perfect shot. He let us know what was happening every step of the way and even helped me get my Louboutins on. Simon is so much more than ‘just a photographer’. We could not recommend him and Sam (videographer) enough!”

Confetti exit after wedding ceremony at Broadoaks Country House Hotel in Lake District

“Simon was a first hand gentleman of his trade. From the very beginning of our wedding journey he helped us to determine which photos would be taken for our wedding, arranged all the guests [for group photos] on the day, made it all very stress free and was a joy to work with. The photo quality was amazing and he captured some great real time shots of the day, to the point we actually forgot he was there, in a good way. He was very relaxed and I can’t recommend him enough for a wedding photographer.”

Bride and groom by window at Cragwood Country House Hotel

“We cannot recommend Simon highly enough! Simon was so helpful and reassuring from the moment we contacted him and we knew we were in the best hands. He has a lovely, calming approach and works closely with you to make sure you capture the very best of your day. We had so many comments from family and friends about how professional and thorough he was. Our photos are amazing and the wedding wlbum captures every perfect moment of our special day. Thank you Simon you really are the best!”

Bride and groom in wellies at Windermere in Lake District

“Do not hesitate to book! We booked Simon for our elopement wedding in October and he was absolutely brilliant at capturing every detail of our day and going out of his way with our thoughts and ideas. The pictures will last a life time and for the price as well we honestly could not thank you enough Simon x”

Bride and groom walking up Lake District road

“Would highly recommend Simon for wedding photography. The pictures of our day were amazing and he captured the day so well.”

Newlyweds in front of fountain at Broadoaks Country House Hotel

“We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding day! Simon took the time to meet us beforehand and was very experienced in talking us through the day, making sure we had covered every detail beforehand so that the day would run as smoothly as possible. He was an incredibly calm presence at our wedding while capturing everything we could have asked for and more! We are absolutely in love with our pictures and the overall experience on the day and cannot recommend Simon enough!”

Bride and groom on jetty at Windermere in Lake District

“We chose Simon to capture our wedding memories from other people's reviews and Simon did not disappoint. We live far from the lakes so we never got the chance to meet Simon before hand, but from the moment we met, he made us feel so comfortable. He took us to the most beautiful places for the most perfect pics. Simon is very passionate about what he does and he honestly was a big part of our day. The finished images are amazing!”

Bride and groom by lake at dusk after New House Farm wedding

“We were so pleased we chose Simon as our photographer. He was a really friendly and easy to get along with person. He felt like someone you wanted to spend your wedding day with! We were really pleased with our photos and album. He also went the extra mile to arrange a videographer as part of our package, which we were so grateful for as it’s amazing how much you forget when you’re a bag a nerves! The whole experience was easy, good quality and good value. We definitely would recommend him!”

Bride and groom portrait at Bassenthwaite in Cumbria

“Simon was amazing on our big day; he was so accommodating with our timings and so patient with all of the children and elderly people at our wedding. He was so discreet in church and generally a really pleasant person to be around. Our photos have been amazing and my husband and I are so glad we chose Simon as our photographer. We can't recommend him enough! Thank you for capturing the most special of days ❣️”

Bride and groom on Jetty at Windermere in Lake District

“Best photographer ever! Simon was brilliant from start to finish! Our special day was captured beautifully!”

Bride and groom walking through field overlooking Windermere

“Simon captured our wedding perfectly. From start to finish he was fantastic. We met beforehand for a pre shoot and chat about how the day is planned and he instantly put us at ease. He captured moments we didn't know he would and looking back those are the most incredible. His style fit us perfectly and I would very highly recommend. He worked really well alongside our videographer Sam, who both together have made magical memories for us for years to come! Thank you so much, we are eternally grateful!”

Bride and groom in gardens at Armathwaite Hall

“Honestly cannot recommend Simon enough. In the lead up to the day Simon was super organised, and managed to learn all the family names which my mum was very impressed with. When Simon arrived into the chaos that was pre-wedding getting ready he just went with it and still managed to get some stunning photos. Through the day he was brilliant at getting everyone organised and whisked us away for some beautiful lake side photos. So many of the guests have said how brilliant Simon was. Thank you so much!”

Bride and groom beside Derwentwater in the Lake District

“Simon made everything very simple from our first contact with him. He is very professional but also a very friendly guy, very reassuring and made the photos enjoyable. He took some beautiful photos that we will treasure forever.”

Bride and groom walking beside Rydal Water in Lake District

“Thank you for being there on our special day; we enjoyed every minute. Hope you are very busy and still loving your photography. Once again many thanks, we couldn't have done it without you 😁 Love Rog and Marie Xxxx”

Bride and groom walking along jetty on Windermere

“We can't thank @sihughesphotos enough for capturing our special day!! He was incredible (as you can see by the photos!) and really made us feel at ease and just have fun! 😌 If you/or if you know of anyone who is getting married in the Lake District we would definitely recommend choosing him as your photographer! 📷”

Bride and groom at New House Farm in the Lake District

“Simon did an amazing job capturing every part of our wedding day! I couldn't wish for anyone better! We met up a few weeks beforehand to go through things and did a pre wedding shoot. On the day itself he was prompt, remained very professional all day but also mixed in with our guests. And the result pictures are exactly what we wished for! Would recommend to anyone!”

Bride and groom on bridge at Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere

“We cannot recommend Simon enough. Simon went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and ensured that both us and our guests were at ease throughout the day. We couldn’t be happier with the photos; they are simply stunning, from the small details right through to the unforgettable lakeside shots – he has managed to capture everything we wanted in such a beautiful way. Simon is such a talented photographer, and a true gentleman. If we could give more than 5 stars, then we would!”

Bride and groom walking beside Bassenthwaite Lake

“We are so pleased that we asked Simon to capture our day, from the first phone call Simon was a pleasure to deal with. Simon gave us lots of tips and advice before and on the day, lots of our guests commented on how good Simon was with everyone and how he was always looking for a good photo opportunity. Simon didn't stop all day long. We really can't rate Simon enough and he captured our day brilliantly, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thank you Simon.”

Confetti exit after wedding ceremony at Cote How in Lake District

“Simon has been excellent - always helpful, friendly and professional. We absolutely love our photographs and we highly recommend. Thank you Simon so much!”

Bride and groom exit church after wedding service

“We couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Simon captured every little detail of our day and looking back through the photos is like reliving the most special day of our lives. The photos are unlike any others I've seen, Simon is really imaginative when it comes to his photography so you can guarantee your photos will be both stunning and unique! Best of all, he makes you feel at ease all the way through your wedding journey from planning the photos to capturing the shots.”

Bride and groom on jetty at Storrs Hall

“Simon was our photographer for our elopement. He was very easy to communicate with and had great knowledge of the location, knowing the best spots to get amazing photos. As it was a small wedding, we wanted to have it live streamed which Simon set up for us. The quality was excellent and friends and family were able to leave comments to congratulate us. We are very happy with our photos and video. We would highly recommend. Thank you Simon!”

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony in Cumbria

“I am blown away with the photos of our day, they are absolutely incredible, half of the photos he took I didn't even realise he was there. Simon knew I mainly wanted natural, unstaged photos and he absolutely delivered with those! Simon thank you so so much for everything, for the amazing photos, knowing exactly what I wanted when I didn't really know myself, being so good with the children and giving us amazing memories of the day. You are amazing at what you do and I'm so glad we chose you!”

Two brides walking on jetty at Storrs Hall in Lake District

“Would highly recommend Simon as a wedding photographer. He was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to contact throughout the whole process. Simon provides a high quality service and is flexible depending on your individual needs/wants. Nothing was too much trouble and on the day he put us both at ease and captured so many gorgeous photos, we can't choose our favourite! The online gallery and photo book Simon produced are beautiful and we have some amazing memories we can treasure forever.”

Bride and groom on bridge in Lake District

“Simon truly did an amazing job with our wedding photographs. From the first consultation to the day itself the entire process was fantastic. He is so easy to get along with so it’s no surprise that communication from the very start was flawless. We didn’t really know what we wanted from our photos, but Simon definitely had this covered with so many ideas to get the most beautiful and unique shots. If you're considering a Lake District wedding, definitely choose Simon!”

Bride and groom at Rydal Cave in Lake District

“Simon was brilliant from start to end.
On the day, storm Dudley made an appearance but this didn’t phase Simon one bit (we geared up and off we went on our walk to Rydal caves). He captured the most beautiful photos of our day and we couldn’t be happier with them. The sneak previews were sent very quickly and the comments we have had about our wedding photos have been amazing! People haven’t seen anything like them before and that’s exactly what we wanted! Couldn’t recommend Simon enough! X”

Bride and groom on jetty at Storrs Hall

“I CANNOT recommend Simon enough for your wedding photographer, he goes above and beyond to ensure you have the most perfect photos. On the day of our wedding, Simon turned up and made me feel at ease and was so down to earth and lovely to converse with. After the ceremony he was not shy or discouraged that it was pouring with rain outside, he simply popped on his coat and hat and away we went which was amazing. The BEST photographer 📸 🤩 Thanks so much Simon”

Bride and groom at night beside fountain at Broadoaks Country House

“Simon is a great photographer, who is friendly, easy to work with, and has a great eye for composition. He made planning the photos we would like easy, and put everyone at ease before our wedding, therefore making the actual wedding day that much easier and enjoyable. Creation of the album was really easy with the online tools he uses, and when our album arrived, we loved it. It's was fascinating to see the little moments, expressions and nuances the camera catches that otherwise would have been missed.”

Bride and groom hugging beside fountain at Cragwood Country House

“Simon was very welcoming and helpful during our wedding, he worked around us and what we were doing to ensure the day was all ours as well as capturing some beautiful shots!”

Bride and groom on jetty in Lake District

“Simon was amazing from start to finish. During our initial consultation he made notes of so many details to ensure we got the pictures we wanted. The day went seamless and we are over the moon with our shots. Simon's outdoor portraits of us on the jetty and on the hill overlooking the lake are breathtaking. He really did go above and beyond to capture these amazing shots. I couldn’t recommend Simon enough. Thank you for capturing our day so amazingly.”

Confetti exit after small outdoor wedding in Lake District

“I couldn't recommend Simon enough. Simon made sure he captured everything we had in mind and went through this before the big day. He didn't feel intrusive or ever rush us. We wanted our photos "natural" and to capture what was important to us and he did just this. After returning home and announcing our elopement our family/friends were excited to view our photos and they definitely didn't disappoint! 100% recommend!”

Bride and groom at Lake District wedding

“Simon is the most incredible wedding photographer! From when we first booked him until even after the wedding, he has been in constant touch and has provided the best service! From the moment Simon arrived on the wedding day everything was so discrete and easy and our photos have turned out incredible! Every single photo is absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be any happier! If you are getting married in the Lake District, choose Simon - you will not be disappointed! The perfect day! Thank you so much❤️”

Newlyweds with baby overlooking Buttermere in Lake District

“Simon photographed our wedding in November and captured the day beautifully, despite both me and my partner being a bit camera shy. He was extremely professional but also wonderfully warm and friendly, and we had many compliments from guests about how he put them at ease.”

Two brides walking in grounds at Armathwaite Hall

“It was a pleasure to spend our special day with Simon. He is so professional and thoughtful. From the first meeting we knew we were in safe hands. We couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone who is looking for someone to take their pictures, and more importantly keep them calm on the day!”

Confetti exit after wedding at Lingholm in Lake District

“Simon was absolutely fantastic from when we first got in touch all the way through to receiving our wedding photos. He’s really friendly and made us feel very relaxed when having photos taken! Our family members and guests have all said how brilliant and natural our wedding photos are. Simon has captured the day perfectly and we couldn’t be happier!”

Confetti exit at Swan Hotel wedding in Lake District

“Simon was enthusiastic, helpful and professional from the moment that we contacted him, throughout our planning and on the wedding day! He worked with us and was flexible with our timings on the day whilst putting the guests and ourselves at ease. Simon captured very natural moments and was never intrusive. We were extremely impressed with the whole service and of course the final images. We would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.”

Bride and groom walking beside Ullswater in Lake District

“We were really happy with Simon. Neither of us are overly fond of having our picture taken and Simon helped us feel relaxed about the whole experience. Having the pre-wedding photos helped us know what to expect on our big day and we love the results of the day. Thank you Simon for capturing our day 💜”

Bride and groom at Crummock Water in Lake District

“Simon was excellent. The photos of our wedding are truly amazing, better than we could have hoped for with the temperamental weather we had for the day. He was a true gentleman and went above and beyond in order to make our day extra special and provide us with memories which will be treasured for years to come. Simon, if you're reading this, thank you for everything. We could not have asked for a better photographer.”

Bride and groom under rainbow by lake at Inn on The Lake

“Simon is the most fantastic, talented photographer. It was an absolute pleasure having him shoot our special day. His photos are so unique and individual and his style suited us perfectly. On the day itself he was so very approachable and professional, able to accommodate our changing plans and organise the most wayward guests and spontaneous shots at a moment's notice. The photos he has captured go beyond anything we could have imagined. Our guests loved him, and so do we!”

Bride and groom walking up road with guests in Lake District

“We are so pleased we picked Simon to do the photography for our wedding! We're thrilled with our photos, and all our friends and family have told us how great they look. Simon did a fantastic job of capturing the stunning views in the Lake District, which is exactly what we were looking for. Simon was friendly, flexible and very helpful and made the day run smoothly, even with some adverse weather. We would definitely recommend him for a wedding in the Lakes!”

Sparkler exit for bride and groom at Cote How wedding venue

“Simon was amazing throughout. His professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail were outstanding. He was nothing but smiles and passion on our wedding day and we cannot thank him enough for capturing those precious moments that we will treasure forever! Thank you so much Simon for our amazing wedding photography!”

Bride and groom looking out over Rydal Water in the Lake District

“Simon put us at ease from our very first chat with him. We had a few emails and a call before the wedding and he was a warm calming presence on the day. We eloped and he kindly acted as a witness too. We had a lovely couple of hours shooting pics in a very relaxed non-posed style around Rydal and we are both so pleased with the quality of the pictures we have to remember our special day. I did lots of research around wedding photography and am so glad we found Simon. Thank you! 😊”

Bride and groom on jetty after Lake District wedding

“Simon was fantastic from the initial first contact right through to the end of our wedding day and beyond! We will forever be thankful for the amazing images he captured of our big day. It was our hope that we would have a photographer that would be able to capture the spectacular views that the Lake District offers and that is exactly what we got from Simon. His organisation, eye for detail and professionalism were nothing short of fantastic. Thank you Simon for capturing our day perfectly.”

Bride and groom by fountain at Broadoaks Country House Hotel

“Scott and I would like to say huge thank you for our photos, they all look amazing! We really appreciate your time and effort, and your patience with everyone on our wedding day. Many, many thanks again for everything, we will certainly recommend you to all our friends and family.”

Bride and groom under a tree at Lake District wedding

“Simon was absolutely brilliant, from start to finish. I was really self-conscious before the wedding but Simon really listened to my concerns and helped me throughout the day. We really wanted our photos to help us look back at how bright and colourful the day was and our photos did not disappoint! Best in the business and looking forward to seeing you again at my sister-in-laws wedding. If our photos are anything to go by, her photos will be amazing too!”

Wedding guests cheer bride and groom at Langdale Chase wedding

“Simon is such a friendly person and is very good at what he does. It can be a daunting process when planning a wedding and Simon’s process from initial enquiry, online web portals and video calls made everything much easier for us. As for the photographs, Simon went above and beyond to capture our special day and we really appreciate all the hard work put in – the photographs are stunning, and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. We would 100% recommend Simon!! Thank you, Simon! You’re a star!”

Bride and groom at Bassenthwaite Lake

“Me and my now husband Paul hired Simon for our wedding day and he was superb. Got all of the pictures we wanted and some we hadn't even thought of. His attention to detail was great and if you're getting married in the lake district his knowledge for the area will lead to some truly magnificent photos. His prior organisation and discretion on the day made him the perfect photographer for our big day. I can't recommend Simon enough.”

Bride and groom on steps down to lake at Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere

“Simon Hughes is the wedding photographer we cannot have done without! He is so much more than a photographer and he offered so much advice, many nuggets and ideas, things to avoid and to think about. And I haven't even started on the photographs, wow. They speak a thousand words, without those there would be so much lost. We really did love spending time with him, his work is incredible and we haven't disliked one thing. Thank you for everything!”

Bride and groom on Jetty at Derwentwater in Lake District

“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.”

Bride and Groom at Rayrigg Meadow in Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom arriving by helicopter to Lake District wedding reception

“Simon was brilliant from start to finish. The process began with a great intro call running through ideas and specific photo opportunities at the venue, Silverholme Manor which Simon had worked a number of times. Always responded quickly to any questions we had before, on and after the big day. The pictures themselves and video of the ceremony have come out perfect, would highly recommend Simon!”

Bride and groom on lawn at Cragwood Country House Hotel

“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!”

Bride and groom on bridge at Grasmere in Lake District

“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.”

Surprise proposal at Inn on the Lake in the Lake District

“Thank you so much again for photographing our proposal. I'm over the moon with 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.”

Bride and groom walking in woods at Cragwood Country House Hotel

“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!”

Bride and groom under porch at Storrs Hall Hotel in Lake District

“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.”

Newly engaged couple sitting on jetty at Derwentwater in Lake District

“Simon from start to finish was amazing and catered to our every need - it was a surprise photoshoot and was able to advise me on lots of nice places within the area - he was extremely kind and had the perfect plan to ensure the surprise wouldn't be foiled! We absolutely love our photos and will cherish them forever - Simon is an excellent photographer and I would recommend him for any occasion - thanks again Simon!”

Small Lake District wedding at Armathwaite Hall

“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.”

Engaged couple at Rayrigg Meadow near Windermere in the Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom at Rydal Water after elopement wedding at Cote How

“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.”

Newly engaged couple on jetty at Storrs hall after secret proposal

“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.”

Bride and groom beside lake as sun sets

“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!”

Bride and groom beside avenue of trees at Armathwaite Hall

“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 :)”

Engaged couple on jetty at Storrs Hall in Lake District

“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”

Confetti shower after Lake District wedding at Cote How

“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.”

Bride and groom in front of fire at Cote How Christmas wedding

“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.”

Wedding couple at Inn on the Lake Hotel in Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom under porch at Storrs Hall in the Lake District

“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!”

Bride and groom at Rydal Water in the Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom by the fountain at Merewood Country House Hotel

“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”

Bride and groom with rainbow in Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom with umbrella at Cragwood wedding

“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.”

Wedding couple with daughter at Lake District wedding

“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!”

Confetti shower at Cragwood Hotel in the Lake District

“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.”

Two brides enjoying a quiet moment at Rydal Cave

“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!”

Bride and groom laughing during their ceremony at Lakeside Hotel in Cumbria

“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.”

Bride and groom showered with confetti at Lake District elopement wedding

“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”

Couple enjoying engagement photoshoot

“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 ❤️”

Same sex surprise proposal in Lake District

“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!”

Confetti moment at Lady Gillford's House

“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.”

Surprise proposal at Storrs Hall

“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!”

Bride and groom dancing on a jetty in the rain

“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”

Bride and groom night portrait at Askham Hall in Cumbria

“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”

Bride and groom portrait beside Bassenthwaite Lake

“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.”

Confetti exit for bride and groom at The Belsfield Hotel

“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.”

Bride and groom on terrace at Cragwood Hotel after dark

“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!”

Bride and groom at Rydal Water in Cumbria

“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!”

Bride and groom at Briery Wood Hotel near Windermere

“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.”

Bride and groom by fountain at Cragwood Country House Hotel

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

Bride and groom at Hundith Hill Hotel in Lake District

“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.”

Confetti shower at Inn on the Lake wedding

“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!”

Bride and groom portrait beside Ullswater in Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom with daughter after ceremony at Inn on the Lake wedding

“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.”

Same sex wedding portrait at Cragwood Hotel near Windermere

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

Couple walking in woods at Cragwood Country House Hotel

“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.”

Bride and groom at Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria

“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.”

Couple on jetty by Windermere after wedding at Broadoaks Hotel

“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.”

Wedding party with umbrellas in rain beside Rydal Water

“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.”

Golden hour wedding portrait in Cumbria

“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.”

Bride and groom under tree beside Rydal Water at Cote How wedding

“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.”

Pom-pom confetti at Broadoaks Hotel wedding near Windermere

“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.”

Night portrait of two brides at Broadoaks Hotel wedding

“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!”

Relaxed Lake District barn wedding at New House Farm

“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.”

Bride and groom on steps at Holbeck Ghyll in the Lake District

“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.”

Winter wedding in the Lake District at Briery Wood Hotel

“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.”

Bride and groom by Christmas tree at Merewood Hotel wedding

“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”

Sparkler exit after wedding at Augill Castle

“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.”

Bride and groom at Wood Hall wedding in Cumbria

“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!”

Bride and groom on minstrels' gallery at Langdale Chase Hotel

“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.”

Bride and groom portrait at Cote How wedding venue

“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.”

Bride and groom in dark outside Broadoaks Country House Hotel near Windermere

“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.”

Bride and groom on jetty at Swan Hotel near Newby Bridge

“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.”

Bride and groom by fountain at Broadoaks wedding near Windermere

“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!”

Bride and groom on bridge at New House Farm wedding

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

Bride and groom showered with confetti at Briery Wood wedding in Lake District

“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.”

Bridal couple portrait at Three Hills Barn in Cumbria

“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!”

Two brides with their fathers before ceremony at Broadoaks wedding

“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.”

Bride and groom getting married at Silverholme Manor

“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!”

Bride and groom leaving church in Lake District wedding

“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.”

Bride tossing her bouquet at Lake District wedding

“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!”

Just the two of us Lake District elopement wedding

“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.”

Bride and bridesmaids taking a selfie at Skiddaw Hotel

“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.”

Bride and groom kissing beside Windermere in Lake District

“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.”

Bride and groom sign register at Storrs Hall wedding in Lake District

“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!”

Ceremony for Lake District wedding at Holbeck Ghyll near Windermere

“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.”

Bride and groom covered in confetti at Cote How wedding

“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.”

Bride and groom holding hands on Ullswater jetty

“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.”