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I'm Simon Atkins, a Northamptonshire wedding photographer with a background as a newspaper photojournalist which makes my work distinctly different. My documentary wedding photography captures the moments from your day as they happen without any intervention. This leaves you free to enjoy your day without the constant interruption for photographs. My photographs tell the story of your day and capture the real moments with a strong emotional connection which will bring your memories flooding back. I'm based in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, near the border with Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, I photograph weddings all over the UK as well as internationally.

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You only get one chance to get your photographs right so choosing a photographer whose style you love is vitally important. On my website you can view hundreds of
weddings at many beautiful venues. View my wedding portfolio here , my most recent weddings here and get a feel for how I work here.

One of the best things about my job is the many thank you letters and emails I receive
. Here is what some of my clients have said. "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 wedding photographs, you captured our day perfectly. For me each picture is a memory on a page and I unwrap my wedding album with joy. Thank you Simon, your work is second to none" - Mererid. "Hi Simon, hope you are well. I wanted you to know we've been swamped with rave reviews of your beautiful photography. I am so happy we found you - you're the best & very lovely too" - Lizzie. "All weddings should be special, but as we, you and all our guests know, our wedding was very, very special. It was a perfect day in every respect and your consummate skill, unstinting patience and thoughtfulness has provided us with the perfect record. The pictures and the album are truly wonderful and we cannot thank you enough. As Tracy said this afternoon...."You're the best!" I shall treasure your work for the rest of my days, thank you so much" - Steve.

Simon Atkins Wedding Photography Telephone 01933 316717

I have photographed around 600 weddings all over the UK over the last 14 years, previous to that my photography was seen on the pages of various newspapers and magazines during my time as a photojournalist. My time spent on newspapers involved me photographing everybody who was anybody from the Prime Minister to Rock stars to HM The Queen. My switch from news photography to weddings was picked up by The Independent on Sunday who run a double page article on me in their magazine and very kindly referred to me as "The UK's leading wedding photojournalist". No stranger to having my work published, my weddings have appeared in numerous magazines and blogs.

Youíre very welcome to visit me by appointment to view my albums and have a chat about your plans over a cappuccino or espresso in the historic town of Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire. Iím available for your wedding photography anywhere in the UK or overseas as well as closer to home in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

I have been photographing weddings in my unique style since 1999, I was one of the pioneers of documentary wedding photography in the UK. My clients have included household name comedians, actors and TV presenters. I was delighted to find my name on a list of the top ten UK wedding photographers and am considered to be one of the finest documentary wedding photographers in the UK. I'm a member of the Prime photographers collective, 13 of the most talented UK documentary wedding photographers. I'm recommended at Temple Island and Wadhurst Castle. I'm also available anywhere in the UK or further afield, previous destinations have included Venice, Menorca, Ireland and France.

If you would like beautiful wedding photographs full of emotion without having to spend the day in front of the camera I'd love to hear from you. Although my style is pure documentary I am happy to take some group photographs and portraits for you.

What is documentary wedding photography? -  Unfortunately this phrase along with reportage wedding photography and wedding photojournalist has lost much of its meaning as many use it to describe a style I'd call "candid". Documentary wedding photography is more about telling a story in photographs, each photograph is an individual part of the bigger story. Rather than a set of disjointed photographs, my photographs come together in the finished album to show action and reaction. Looking through your wedding album is like reliving the wedding day complete with all the emotions of how you felt at the time. Documentary wedding photography is about predicting the decisive moment and capturing a beautiful photograph of a real moment, this might be something very fleeting such as the way the bride and groom glance at each other in the ceremony or your father wiping away a tear when he sees you in your dress for the first time.

Speaking of wedding albums, I strongly believe the best way to present wedding photographs is in an album where the story can be laid out across the pages, allowing photographs to work together in a way that a pile of prints or a disc of digital images doesn't allow. I offer a range of beautiful albums, both matted (photographs sit in cut apertures) and flush mount (photographs are directly on the page). Out of the 35 weddings I do each year, around 30 have a wedding album. With my matted albums I carefully print each photograph myself using the highest quality materials, each print is then trimmed by hand and individually placed in the album. The result is an album of the very highest quality which puts the Art back into Artisan. Very few photographs bother with this way of making albums as it is very time consuming, but a wedding album is a luxury product and I believe in ensuring the album is of the highest quality possible. It is also possible to purchase just a digital files option if you prefer, an equal amount of pride and effort goes into the digital photographs.

 I hope you enjoy your visit to my website.


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Simon Atkins Photography, Fitzwilliam Leys, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire.   Telephone 01933 316717. 
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