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Simon Atkins Photography

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Northamptonshire based professional wedding photographer
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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
When you are looking for a wedding photographer it is important you find one who works in a style that fits well with what you would like. My style of photography is best described as documentary wedding photography, other than for a handful of family photographs and some relaxed portraits of the couple I do not set any of the photographs up or interfere with the day. Instead I use my extensive experience in photojournalism and sixteen years wedding experience to capture real moments from your wedding day that you will want to treasure. Where I differ from almost all other wedding photographers is in my pure documentary approach, many photographers now use the terms wedding photojournalist and documentary wedding photography to describe a style of photography that is semi posed. It is much more difficult to photograph a wedding in a totally hands off way. The way I photograph the wedding is as important to me as the end results, because if I interfere with a scene your memory is of the photographer setting up that photograph rather than the real emotions and memories behind it. My photographs are often full of emotion and capture the relationships between people. My documentary wedding photography is about real moments will bring your memories flooding back. There is a story behind every photograph I take, in the image above the brides father had just come to visit the bride in her room and it was the first time he had seen her in the dress. A photograph of just dad in his own wouldn’t have the same context so I positioned myself to catch the brides reflection in the mirror. The position of the mirror and the frame behind the brides father add to the composition of the image. All of this happened in a split second so often I don’t have a lot of time to think about the composition, this is something that just happens naturally for me.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Location & Contact Details


3 Fitzwilliam Leys, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LY, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

There have been so many! One that stands out is a wedding I photographed in Venice with just the bride, groom and myself. I also stood in as their witness!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, story telling, documentary, emotive, professional

What about your business are you most proud of?

The number of thank you cards and emails I receive.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and don't get stressed!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

It's lovely when family members create/make things for the wedding, cakes, flowers and in one case the dress!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I like to get to know them with either a meeting in person or a chat on the phone at the time of booking, then I speak to them again about six weeks before the wedding day.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I think photographs during the ceremony have the most meaning, those little looks the couple give each other as they get married.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I don't work like that, I photograph what happens on the day.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Smile and carry on as usual, some of my best photographs have been on rainy day weddings!

Describe how you got into photography.

I started off with a job in the darkroom at a newspaper before attending journalism college, I then worked as a newspaper photojournalist before being asked to photograph weddings for friends, I agreed so long as I could photograph them in an unposed style, fast forward to now and I have photographed over 1000 weddings!