“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.”

Natural Style

I specialise in unobtrusive photography for laid back, relaxed Lake District weddings with a natural, documentary style of wedding photography. I aim to capture the story of your day as it actually happens, together with some wall-worthy portraits of you, your partner, your family and the wedding party, with the minimum of direction, posing and disruption to the flow of your special day.

I then edit your images in a natural, timeless way to bring out the best of your wedding day, without effects and filters that may look dated in years to come.

Bride and groom showered with confetti at Augill Castle

Documentary Approach

Your wedding photography will typically include 4 main elements with the emphasis on discreetly documenting your day as it happens - see below for more details.

Bride and groom showered with confetti after church wedding

Documentary

The vast majority of pictures I deliver from a wedding are 'in the moment' photos documenting the story of the day as it unfolds, from getting ready until dancing the night away. Often, you and your guests will be unaware of these photos being taken, though I may occasionally offer a suggestion to capture a moment at it's best.

Wedding rings nestling amongst petals in rose flower head

Details

At each stage of your wedding, I'll capture some shots of all the little details that make your wedding so special and unique to you. You probably won't see me taking most of these pictures as I try to get them while you're getting ready and during the in-between moments as you and your guests transition from one part of your day to another.

Wedding party at Rydal Water in Lake District

Groups

Group portraits of the family and wedding party continue to be an important part of most peoples' wedding day. I love taking the group shots and place the emphasis on making it a fun experience for you and your guests, while getting all the different shots you've requested as smoothly and quickly as possible - so you can all get back to the party!

Bride and groom at Cote How near Rydal Water in Lake District

Portraits

Don't worry if you don't feel comfortable in front of the camera - you're in good company as most of us feel the same! There's no need to worry though as I'll discuss things with you beforehand and then help you to relax and enjoy the experience on the day, while capturing some beautiful, natural portraits without lots of posing and direction.

Flexible Packages

Wedding photography prices start at £325 including all your images as full resolution digital image downloads (elopement weddings from £225)

  • All packages include unlimited pre-wedding consultation via email, phone and social media messaging
  • Packages of 4 hours or more include an in-person pre-wedding consultation meeting with a mini pre-wedding photoshoot - no extra charge for this
  • Images can be provided on a USB drive as an optional extra in addition to being downloaded from your gallery
  • Full colour professionally printed, storybook albums are also available, in a variety of sizes and finishes, with all packages
Child by fountain at Broadoaks Country House Hotel

Beautiful Storybook Albums

Adding a Storybook Album to your package is a great way to share the story of your day while safeguarding your wedding pictures for the long term against changes in technology. I offer professionally printed storybook wedding albums in Large (13 x 11 inches) and Standard (10 x 8 inches) sizes. Prices start at just £99 for a standard album when purchased as part of your package. You can see some example albums on my Albums page. Please Contact Me for more details.

Video Highlights

You can also add a wedding highlights video to your package to complement your wedding photographs and bring the story of your wedding day to life. A highlights video is a short video created from video clips taken at the same time as your photographs using a technique called hybrid shooting. You can see more wedding highlights videos on my Videos page. Please Contact Me for more details.

Highlights Video from Lake District Wedding at Briery Wood Hotel, Windermere

Personalised USB Drives

In addition to being able to download your images directly from your online gallery, you can also add an optional USB drive to your package. These 8Gb USB 3.0, diamante flash drives come in a personalised presentation box and are pre-loaded with all your images in both full resolution for printing and web sized for viewing on digital devices. Your drive will also include your full HD quality highlights video if included in your package. A USB drive is just £49 when purchased as part of your package.

Personalised wedding USB drive