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Hampton Court House wedding

Hampton Court House wedding I’ve photographed several weddings at Hampton Court House over the last few years and it is a venue I always enjoy returning to, so I was delighted when Gina and Patrick booked me for their wedding. Hampton Court House is set in eight acres of beautiful gardens on the edge of…

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Natural wedding photography in Kent

Walking my dogs in the park today I noticed the trees starting to come back to life after winter, which means spring is not too far off and neither is the busy wedding season for me. I’ve got so many weddings from last year that I haven’t got around to displaying on my blog, so…

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Single image storytelling

My style of wedding photography is all about storytelling, I also tend to take photographs that will fit together as part of the story. Sometimes though it is possible to sum up the story in just one image as in the example here. This photograph does not require explanation or a caption as it tells…

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Our lady and the English Martyrs & Madingley Hall Cambridge wedding photography

The church of our Lady and the English Martyrs (OLEM) wedding, Cambridge. William and Diana had their wedding ceremony in the beautiful Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge city centre on a wet and dark Autumn day.  I’d met William and Diana for coffee in Cambridge some six months earlier and had…

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North Cadbury Court wedding | Lena & Charlie

I’m very excited to share with you Lena & Charlie’s North Cadbury Court wedding in Somerset. What a stunning venue in a very beautiful part of the country. I’d first met Lena & Charlie on Skype last year when they described how beautiful North Cadbury Court is, they weren’t wrong either. The name by the way…

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Gemma & Matthew’s Northamptonshire wedding at Dodford Manor

Good to be back at Dodford Manor again for another Northamptonshire wedding in March 2018. It’s always great to visit local venues again, so I was delighted when Gemma and Matthew booked me for their wedding at the gorgeous Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. Time for a quick introduction – I’m Simon Atkins, a wedding photojournalist based in…

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Rushton Hall weddings

Back in October 2017 I was Joanna and Roger’s Northamptonshire wedding photographer for the very last wedding ever in the Great Hall at Rushton Hall. I also photographed one of the very first weddings here several years ago, all future weddings here will be in the brand new purpose built Orangery which looks gorgeous. Rushton…

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Ladywood Estate wedding photography

  Ladywood Estate wedding. Suzie and Suraj’s wedding was at the very lovely Ladywood Estate in Rutland. I last photographed a wedding here several years ago and it was lovely to see how this venue has developed over that time, much had changed since my last visit including the purpose built Pavilion which can seat…

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Single image – The bride arriving for her ceremony

Joanna didn’t have too far to walk to her ceremony as she got ready in the room directly above at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire. I like to use architectural elements in my photography and the staircase here lends itself well to this with the spiral shape and surrounding arches. A 24mm wide angle lens allowed me…

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Festival style wedding at Hamps Hall and Barn

Festival style wedding “Hi Simon , we were wondering if you would be interested in photographing our wedding at Hamps Hall, it’s going to have a festival theme with straw bales, fairly lights, fancy dress, camp fires and a rave in the evening”. Well how could I say anything other than yes I’d love to….

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Springkell wedding

Weddings at Springkell. I’ve hardly found the time to blog any weddings this year as I’ve been so busy photographing weddings like this one on the 27th May in Scotland at Springkell and Lockerbie. It was a long drive up the M6 to Springkell for James and Brittany’s wedding, a wedding the following day in Coventry meant…

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Bassmead Manor Barns wedding photography

Claire and Jon’s spring wedding was at the lovely Bassmead Manor Barns near St. Neots in Cambridgeshire, about a 30 minute drive for me from Higham Ferrers. Bassmead Manor Barn wedding. As a wedding photographer I often rate venues on how well they look after me, Bassmead Manor Barns scored full points for this with some…

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Cowley Manor wedding photography – A gorgeous Cotswolds wedding at Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor wedding Cowley Manor is one of my favourite UK venues, located in beautiful Cotswold countryside and surrounded by 55 acres of parkland. Cowley Manor is a fantastic venue for your wedding.  You can chose between a civil ceremony or a ceremony in the church next door to the house.   I highly rate…

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  • AleksFebruary 15, 2017 - 9:58 pm

    Hello Simon,
    I come across your site today, then somehow your link about reportage wedding photographer appears on my Facebook wall. That’s the reason I would like to give you a comment on your AWESOME!!! work! I like every written word at that article, and click though some of your attached galleries just add the dot into the i of that article!!! Great work, awesome frames… I LOVE IT!!!;Stay fabulous, Cheers Aleks!ReplyCancel

The celebrity wedding singer – Duncan James!

I see a lot of bands at weddings, but it isn’t everyday that Duncan James from Blue sings the first dance. Duncan is good friends with Nina and Jon and agreed to perform for their first dance in St Albans. I photographed Nina and Jon’s wedding last year at beautiful St Albans Cathedral, what an…

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Looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018. A year of natural, reportage wedding photography.

It’s that time of the year again when I look back on the last twelve months and forward to the new wedding season. What a year it has been too, with weddings all over the UK as well as a wedding in the Menorca sunshine. It really doesn’t seem that long ago I was talking…

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  • David WeightmanFebruary 18, 2018 - 11:32 am

    Sublime storytelling Simon, such lovely compositions. That image of the bride leaving her room and her father waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs is an image they will treasure forever.ReplyCancel

    • Simon AtkinsFebruary 18, 2018 - 11:35 am

      Thank you David. The image of the bride upstairs and dad downstairs was a firm favourite of mine from last year.ReplyCancel

Win a free pre-wedding engagement session

Competition time! Congratulations to recently engaged couples, Christmas and New year is a fabulous time for engagements and gives you lots to look forward to in the coming year. I always enjoy hearing about wedding plans and meet a lot of couples in January, February and March who got engaged over Christmas time. In case…

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Peterborough wedding photographer

Back in the summer I was Jo & Dave’s Peterborough wedding photographer. On these dark November days the summer seems so long ago so I thought I’d catch up with blogging a few of the summer 2016 weddings I photographed. Jo and Dave married on the 30th July at Elton near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Like many…

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Wadhurst Castle wedding photography

Pepper and Martin’s Wadhurst Castle wedding photography Pepper and Martin chose beautiful Wadhust Castle for their wedding which was planned from their home in Hong Kong.  I arrived at Wadhust in brilliant sunshine which was extremely welcome after so many wet weddings. Wadhurst Castle is a country house on the Sussex and Kent border, weddings…

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Hambleton Hall wedding photography Rutland

Sally and John’s Hambleton Hall wedding photography A beautiful lakeside setting and a Michelin star chef help make Hambleton Hall a very popular location for weddings, I’ve photographed a few here and always enjoy them, I was delighted when Sally and John asked me to be their wedding photographer.  Rutland is only about 45 minutes…

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Finchingfield wedding photography

Finchingfield is a pretty village in the Braintree district of Essex, this was the location for Ellie & Tom’s wedding in the summer of 2016. Unfortunately someone forget to tell the weather it was summer and it turned into one of the wettest weddings I’ve seen, not that I allowed that to get in the…

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Hedsor House wedding photographer

I was back at the stunning Hedsor House near Taplow for Anastasia & Fredrik’s wedding in the summer. I love Hedsor House and am lucky enough to photograph a lot of weddings here. I met with Anastasia and Fredrick a few months before their wedding and Anastasia told me of the amazing and unique ideas she…

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  • Paul RogersSeptember 29, 2016 - 8:49 am

    Love those first dance pictures Simon!ReplyCancel

  • MattSeptember 29, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Beautiful photos!! Love the pages hanging from the ceilingReplyCancel

  • Adams Wedding PhotographyOctober 1, 2016 - 8:31 am

    Love the evening shots with blue sky  and the dancing ones a lot Simon, beautiful work. ReplyCancel

Bleeding Heart The Crypt wedding

I was delighted when Nicole and Sky booked me for their London wedding with the ceremony at Camden Town Hall and the reception at the Bleeding Heart Crypt on Ely Place. The Crypt might sound an odd location for a wedding but it is a very popular London venue and was the location for Henry…

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Venice wedding photography

James and Sharon’s Venice wedding photography The phone rang on a wet afternoon in March “would you like to come to Venice to photograph our wedding on a Thursday?”, it wasn’t a difficult decision to be honest, I could sit in my office doing admin work or I could photograph a wedding in a beautiful…

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St Stephen’s Wedding Photography, Rosslyn Hill,Hampstead,London.

St Stephen’s wedding photography – Maeve & Ed. Maeve & Ed’s wedding was at St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead in London. St Stephen’s was built in 1864 and was in use as a parish church until 1977 when it became disused, for a number of years the church was occupied by squatters and faced demolition.  Later the…

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Award winning wedding photography

Showing the cause and effect often yields great storytelling in an image. Here, each half of the story is presented in its own frame— the bride shown framed in a mirror and her misty-eyed father subtly framed by the artwork behind him. As their gazes connect across the image, we find ourselves invested in the…

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