Wedding Photojournalist

natural wedding photography

Hello, I'm Simon Atkins, a wedding photojournalist for couples who love unposed, natural wedding photography. I'm based in Northamptonshire and work all over the UK in my unique wedding photojournalism style capturing real moments that you will love!

I work in a 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 as a newspaper photojournalist before setting up as one of the pioneers of the wedding documentary style, I've since photographed over 1000 weddings all over the UK as well as Venice, France, Menorca & Ireland. I have photographed a number of celebrity weddings including Martin Shaw's son Joe Shaw (actor), TV presenter Jasmine Harman, comedian & actor Rob Brydon, car designer J.Mays, comedian Lucy Montgomery, comedian & producer Rhys Thomas.

I'm now also available for documentary family photography.

Telephone 07595 362270 / 01933 316717

natural wedding photography showing my wedding photojournalism style


Dear Simon,

Lena and I looked through our beautiful album last night. It is a stunning presentation of your outstanding photos of such a phenomenal day that really enabled us to relive everything with enormous grins on our faces! As I’ve mentioned before, you have managed to capture not just the main significant moments from a unique and stimulating perspective, you have also somehow managed to seemingly be in the background everywhere else to catch so many small moments that collectively reflect the whole wonderful atmosphere of the day. 

We are so happy to have found you to record our wonderful wedding day in such a beautiful and unique yet unobtrusive way - thank you so very much for all of your hard work, honesty, passion, care and dedication.

All the very best,

Charlie & Lena

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Natural wedding photography

I’m a wedding photographer with a background in press photojournalism. I spent 12 years working for newspapers before becoming a full time wedding photographer in 2000. My background in press photojournalism makes my wedding photography distinctive . 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 at my Northamptonshire wedding photography page.