Documentary wedding photographer

Are you looking for reportage wedding photography that captures real & authentic memories and moments from your day?

That’s exactly what I do as a wedding photojournalist. I photograph real moments that make up the story of your day. I tell stories with actions and reactions, laughter and emotion. With my background in newspaper photojournalism I bring a unique eye and style to my photography.

'The UK's leading wedding photojournalist' - The Independent on Sunday

I’m Simon Atkins, a wedding photojournalist, In the late 1990's I was one of the first in the UK to offer reportage wedding photography (also know as documentary style wedding photography or wedding photojournalism),  My clients have included actors, comedians, TV presenters and captains of industry. I have won numerous awards for my work and have been listed as one of the top ten UK photographers.   

Award winning Northamptonshire wedding photographer

I'm based in the small Northamptonshire town of Higham Ferrers in the East Midlands, about 14 miles east of Northampton and within easy reach of the M1 and A14. I travel all over the country and have photographed weddings from Cornwall to Scotland as well as Menorca, Ireland, France and Venice. My passport is ready if you are getting married further afield?

I’d love to chat about your wedding plans, 07595 362270 or office 01933 316717

'From the moment I saw your work, I knew that you were the person I wanted to capture one of the biggest days of my life. We treasure our photographs, you captured our day perfectly, your work is second to none', Mererid & Alun.

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Simon, Thank you for the beautiful photographs that we will treasure forever.Jasmine Harman (TV presenter)

Grab yourself a comfy chair, turn up your speakers and press play below. 

My signature style: Reportage wedding photography.

I’m a reportage wedding photographer with a background in press photojournalism. I spent 12 years working for regional and national newspapers before becoming a full time wedding photographer in 2000. My background in press photojournalism makes my photography distinctive with a real story telling style. Wedding Photojournalism is natural, unobtrusive, reportage style photography, which allows you to get on with enjoying your day in the knowledge your photographer will capture beautiful story telling images.  I will still capture those important family photographs and relaxed portraits, but for the majority of the day I’m capturing the day as it unfolds.

Fleeting moments from your day can never be recreated, whether you are getting married in a church, a garden, a small room or in a castle, I want to capture the pure emotion of your precious moments. While posed photographs have a place in my photography I find the memories associated with a real moment in time make more powerful photographs that are my signature reportage style. A wedding is a time to gather together your dearest friends and family and in future years my style of photography will remind you of the special times you shared together.

I’m based on the borders between Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire which makes me ideally situated for the East Midlands and East Anglia. I also work across the UK. Northampton is twenty minutes, Bedford is half an hour away, Peterborough is 30 minutes, Cambridge is 40 minutes, London is an hour on the train. We also have some very lovely  venues right on my doorstep, so if you’re getting married in Northamptonshire the chances are I’ve already photographed at your venue, have a look on this page for some of my Northamptonshire wedding photography.