Natural reportage wedding photographer

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

That’s exactly what I do with my background as a newspaper photojournalist I photograph real moments that make up the story of your wedding. I tell stories with actions and reactions, laughter and emotion. I'm also happy to capture those important family group photographs.

'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 wedding photography or wedding photojournalism), since then I have photographed over 1000 weddings. My clients have included actors, comedians, TV presenters and captains of industry. I have won numerous awards for my wedding work and have been listed as one of the top ten UK wedding 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'm not just a Northamptonshire wedding photographer as 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 wedding photographs, you captured our day perfectly, your work is second to none', Mererid & Alun.

Simon, Thank you for the beautiful photographs that we will treasure forever.   

We have received the wedding photographs and they are fantastic, they have given us such enjoyment, many thanks.' Jasmine Harman, TV presenter.

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I’m a wedding photojournalist with a background in press photojournalism. I spent 12 years working for regional and national newspapers before becoming a full time reportage wedding photographer in 2000. My background in press photojournalism makes my wedding photography distinctive with a real story telling style. Wedding Photojournalism is natural, unobtrusive, unposed reportage photography, which allows you to get on with enjoying your wedding 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 wedding 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 weddings in 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 wedding venues right on my doorstep, so if you’re getting married in Northamptonshire the chances are I’ve already photographed a wedding at your venue, have a look on this page for some of my Northamptonshire weddings – LINK.