Simon Butler Photography

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Wedding photographer who specialises in capturing the magic and love from your big day!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£750
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
I am a photographer who specialises in wedding, portrait, event & corporate photography. A real "people person", I love nothing better than getting to know my subjects and capturing the real person. Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life. You need more than just a record of your special day - you need fabulous photographs that bring lovely memories flooding back of your wonderful day. I understand this. I can shoot either the more modern informal, reportage / documentary style photography, the more formal traditional style or a mixture of both. The decision of what style I shoot is completely up to you. I am located in Mirfield, West Yorkshire and I am available for weddings, portraits, events, christenings, corporate work, parties or for individual commissions in the Yorkshire-area and beyond

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Simon Butler
Hi there, I am a Mirfield, West Yorkshire based photographer and I'd be thrilled and honoured to photograph your wedding!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Reviews
(10)
(10)
Laura and Sam Wharton
Wedding: August 2016
June 2016
You did a superb job!
Thank you so much for all your photos. We have gone through them several times now and we are both absolutely stunned by how well you have captured the day. You did a superb job! You made me so proud and glad that I chose you as our photographer. Having never met you before I was going on compliments from others about your work and I can honestly say that it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made and they were totally right about how amazing you are. You did such a brilliant job and we are all so happy.
Alison and Ian
Wedding: August 2011
June 2016
The photographs are beautiful
We had Simon photograph our wedding in August 2011 and it was a wonderful decision - the photographs are beautiful and the photobooks he produced, for us and our families, are of an amazing quality. Simon went above and beyond to make sure everything was done to an extremely high standard, producing photographs that are stunning and constantly complimented by everyone who sees them. Our wedding was in Warrington and Simon exceeded our expectations by visiting the locations prior to the wedding, despite the distance, so that everything was 'just right' on the day. All of the wedding guests commented on how comfortable they were with Simon and his natural rapport with people shows in the comfortable and natural style of the photos. We are so glad that we had Simon take our wedding photographs; now we have something to look back on and remind us of everything about the day
Olly Cantrell
Wedding: April 2013
June 2016
Took some fab photo
Great photographer, great bloke. Took some fab photos at our wedding.", Olly Cantrell, Sheffield
Siobhan and Martin
Wedding: September 2013
June 2016
He produced some stunning photographs
Simon managed the entire process of our wedding photography in such a way that we were completely at ease. He produced some stunning photographs and we would unreservedly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer
Abby and Mark
Wedding: October 2013
June 2016
We absolutely love the photos he did for us
We booked Simon to photograph our wedding through from Abby's make-up to the early evening, although actually he ended up staying around far later than we had booked to get a few more shots in. He has an amazing eye for colour that make his work stand out from every other photographer we looked at, and we absolutely love the photos he did for us. He picked some great spots for the photos of myself and Abby, and all the group photos came out bright and colourful despite the overcast weather. Full credit to him for managing to organise well over 200 guests to get some really memorable photos. My personal favourite of the photos were the casual ones from the reception. Simon has a great eye for capturing those moments that really bring out their character, and having so many photos of ourselves, our families and our friends having fun makes all the work that went into the day seem worth it. Simon's enthusiasm for his art really comes through in his work. I can't recommend Simon enough.
Dee Scott Walker
Wedding: September 2015
June 2016
Simon is fantastic!!!
Simon is fantastic!!! Simon is a really nice, down to earth guy who made everyone feel at ease! My husband hates having his photo taken but didn't moan once yesterday! I'm sure this is down to Simon. Thanks again Simon
Location & Contact Details

Address

1A, Briery Grove, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 8JX

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Mirfield

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J38, M62 J25

Nearest Train Station

Mirfield

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards
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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Photography A-Level: Grade A
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I first meet with the couple at the venue(s) a few months before the wedding to plan the day. I then follow this up with a draft plan which the bride and groom can then modify via email until it's exactly what they want.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Ask your photographer to take some photos of the two of you later in the day - say between the end of the wedding breakfast and the start of the evening do - as the lighting will be less harsh and the photos much more flattering.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Buying a digital camera in 2004 was the next gadget to buy, this led to me getting into photography, buying a "proper" digital SLR camera in 2006 and studying for a photography A-Level at evening classes from 2006-08. I then set up my part-time photography business in 2009.

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

The wedding of Siobhan and Martin at the wonderful Darwin Holiday Cottages in the beautiful Peak District full of happiness, lovely guests, fireworks and plenty of sparkle(rs)!

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

That you talk this over with your photographer at your pre-wedding meeting at the venue so you can plan for rain. You can either take photos inside the venue or make use of pretty coloured umbrellas that match your chosen colour scheme if you venture outside.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

A photo of a bride and groom holding each other with the bride appearing to have written "Love" with a sparkler.

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

Friendly, relaxed, organised, artistic and flexible.

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

That I give the happy couple a wonderful record of their big day.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

The bride and groom walking through a "tunnel" of their guests throwing confetti / blowing bubbles / holding sparklers. Much better than a free for all session.