Hello! I'm Simon Atkins, a Northamptonshire documentary wedding photographer covering weddings all over the UK & Intenationally. I capture real & authentic moments from your day. I'm a wedding photojournalist capturing genuine reportage photography for you to relive your memories.
'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.
I work in an unposed, natural photography style which is often called documentary wedding photography, reportage wedding photography or as I prefer wedding photojournalism. I bring a unique photojournalistic eye to my storytelling wedding photography. My background was originally as a newspaper photojournalist, I've since photographed over 1000 weddings including a number of celebrities. I was one of the early pioneers of the documentary style for weddings.
I've travelled all over the UK as well as to Menorca, Venice, France and Ireland. I've photographed small weddings (the smallest was just myself with the bride and groom in Venice), big weddings (500 guests), same sex, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, Greek, CofE & Humanist weddings.
The UK's leading wedding photojournalist
- The Independent on Sunday magazine.
Real Moments Captured Naturally
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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, photography allowing 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 the Northants wedding venues I've worked at.
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