Timeless story telling wedding photography
I’m Simon Atkins, a wedding photojournalist based in Northamptonshire and covering weddings throughout the UK as well as internationally. I’ve photographed over 600 weddings during the last fifteen years including a number of celebrity weddings. I’m passionate about photography and love weddings.
I was one of the first UK photographers to develop the wedding photojournalism style in the 1990′s when wedding photography was just starting to emerge from a very formal style into something more creative and less constrained.
Real moments you will want to treasure.
As a documentary wedding photographer I create a story for you in photographs, a story of love and one you will treasure for the rest of your life. There is nothing like sharing an album of beautiful photographs with future generations, it is a snap shot of history, one day of your life, a lasting token of your love together. Real moments you will want to treasure.
I have a background as a newspaper photojournalist which makes my work distinctly different. 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. Very few photographers work in a true documentary style and this is what sets me apart, other than for a handful of family photographs and relaxed portraits of the couple, I do not set up or control any part of the day.
I’m based in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, near the border with Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, I’m available all over the UK as well as internationally.
Beautiful reportage wedding photography.
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 portfolio here, my most recent work here and get a feel for how I work here.
What my clients say about me.
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 photographs, you captured our day perfectly. For me each picture is a memory on a page and I unwrap my 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. (Tracy had terminal cancer at the time of the wedding and sadly passed away a short time afterwards).
I have photographed around 600 weddings all over the UK and abroad over the last fifteen years, previous to which my photography was seen on the pages of various newspapers and magazines during my time as a press photographer. My time spent on newspapers saw me photographing everyone who was anyone, ranging from spending the day on Tony Blair’s election battle bus before he won the general election to photographing HM The Queen or pop stars including Belinda Carlisle and Meatloaf. No stranger to having my work published, my weddings have appeared in numerous wedding and photography magazines. The Independent on Sunday magazine ran a double page article on how I had switched from press photography to wedding photography, very kindly referring to me as the UK’s leading wedding photojournalist.
I was one of the first UK photographers to work in this documentary style. Since then my clients have included household name comedians, actors from the stage and screen and TV presenters. I was delighted to find my name on a list of the top UK wedding photographers. I am a member of PRIME documentary photographers, 13 of the very best documentary wedding photographers in the UK. I’m the recommended photographer at Temple Island and Wadhurst Castle.
What is documentary wedding photography?
Documentary wedding photography is the art of story telling, each individual photograph working as part of the overall story. My photographs come together in the finished album to tell a story of the day from getting ready to the dancing. Looking through an album is like reliving all of the emotions of the day. Speaking of albums, I strongly believe they are the best way to present your photographs. Actions and reactions together on a page along with opening and closing images work in a way that a disc of images can not. I offer a beautiful selection of albums from the worlds premier album companies. I offer both matted (where photographs sit in a cut aperture on the page) and coffee table (where photographs are printed directly to the page) albums.
I photograph 35 weddings a year and am often booked up over a year in advance, you are very welcome to come and visit my office in Higham Ferrers or we can chat about your plans on the telephone or Skype. You will find I have an infectious enthusiasm for wedding photography. I have several compete albums you can look through while we have an informal chat about your plans. A booking retainer of £350 secures your date.
Simon Atkins wedding photojournalist. Telephone 01933 316717
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My prices for full day coverage are from £1395 to £6500. I have a few dates left for 2015 and am currently taking bookings for 2016/17. Please get in contact to check availability for your date and for full details on my albums and prices.
Simon Atkins photography, Fitzwilliam Leys, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire NN10 8LY.