Simon Dewey Photography
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Derby Wedding Photographer - Relaxed, Natural and Unposed
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Hello, I’m Simon & I’ve been photographing weddings for the last 7 years. I didn't grow up as a photographer; I always thought I'd be a rock star or writer or make movies or something. But at some point I started documenting life with a camera. Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. I love photographing weddings because they’re a microcosm of life. All these relationships & stories coming together on the day. The celebration of life and love. But I don’t want your day to be about the photographer. It shouldn’t be a endless photoshoot of set-up shots. I believe your wedding should be about you and your love and your family & friends. So I’d like to keep myself in the background, documenting those things.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: SImon
Hello, Thanks for looking at my profile. I'm Simon - a creative documentary wedding photographer based in Derby. Please drop me a line to find out more.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mickey and Stuart
Married in May 2015
Just beautiful memories of a beautiful day.
Simon is an artist. The photos he took of our special day are so beautiful, so alive, you can feel the joy and the fun we all had at our wedding. We all cried when we fi...
Emma and John
Married in June 2017
Relaxed, kind and a good listener
We couldn’t be more thrilled with our wedding photos by Simon. He really captured the day beautifully. Our wedding was very colourful and that came through in all of Si...
Married in August 2014
wonderful and natural images
To Simon, We just wanted to say a massive thank you for capturing our special day in such a magical and beautiful way. We feel very priveleged to have had you as our phot...
Married in July 2016
We are eternally grateful
Simon promised to be invisible on the day and capture moments we wouldn't even be aware of until we saw the photographs. He was right. All the small details, big emotions...
Married in September 2016
his style was perfect
Simon was excellent and never got in anyone's way, his style was perfect. Candid photos really bring out the true feelings of the day. He managed to capture every moment,...
Married in October 2013
allowed us to be ourselves
We cannot recommend the services of Simon enough. From the moment we contacted him he was helpful and conscientious about what we wanted. Neither of us particularly liked...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (6)
Don't Tell The Bride
Industry Awards (1)
Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Finalist 2016
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
I had a beautiful Tipi festival wedding, which had a very Glastonbury feel to it a couple of years back. I think I would have paid the couple to let me shoot it (don't tell them that though). Also Don't Tell the Bride for BBC3 - but for very different reasons.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Honest, Real, Raw, Emotional, Unposed
What about your business are you most proud of?
Getting shortlisted for the wedding industry awards this year.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Decide on the top 3 things that are important to you on your day - and make them really happen!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I always love a good live band.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We meet, we get along. I get to know them better. I turn up on the day and take photos that I think will rock their world.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Being someone who always makes it up on the day and aims for spontaneous and authentic imagery...... I don't really believe there is one. Every wedding is unique, and the photography is the best way to capture that- It shouldn't be formulaic.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
^^ See above.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Surrounding yourself with people you love and having a good time.
Describe how you got into photography.
I didn't grow up as a photographer; I always thought I'd be a rock star or writer or make movies or something. But at some point I started documenting life with a camera