Simon Dewey Photography

Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB
Full Description
It doesn’t matter if you’re getting married in a grand stately home, a cinema or your own kitchen - I believe everyone can have beautiful natural wedding photos. It just needs the right person behind the camera. Hello, I'm Simon a reportage / documentary wedding photographer based in Derby and I think weddings rock. They're just stories on top of stories on top of stories. So many beautiful pictures to take of people deeply in love and the family histories around them. My job is trying to nail that exact moment where everything falls together perfectly. Moments and emotions. Selected and curated and presented in the most beautiful way possible. I don't want to be making cheesy, awkward photos or getting you and your guests to stand round for hours on parade. The best photos happen by just being in the moment and letting things happen. What else do you need to know? Let's go for a coffee. I'd love to hear about your plans and what's important to you on your big day.

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
Zoe and Karl
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
The Wedding of Zoe and Karl, 3rd November 2018
Simon’s photos are amazing! He captures moments and emotions perfectly, and did an amazing job working in minimal light in our cinema venue. We wanted candid photography with a minimum of posed shots - Simon shoots so fast and is so unobtrusive that I have no idea how he got some of our photos! His use of colour and light is wonderful and was perfect for capturing the memories of our day.
Andree and Neil
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Andree and Neils wedding September 8 2018
Simon took the most wonderful pictures of our wedding. The photos individually were exquisite but taken together they really told the story of the day. I can't get over how well Simon managed to do this. When we look at the photos it truly takes us right back to our beautiful wedding. I'm really glad we asked Simon to be our wedding photographer.
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Amazing photographer!
Simon was amazing for us - we are so so happy with our photos!
Mickey and Stuart
Wedding: May 2015
February 2018
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 first saw them, I still cry now! I could not recommend Simon enough. He is incredibly helpful, was so attentive to what we wanted on the day and when the day arrived, we were only sad that we didn't see him very much! Because he was off taking the most treasured photos I have in my house. I had a hard time choosing pictures to be printed so in the end I chose them all!
Emma and John
Wedding: June 2017
February 2018
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 Simon’s photos. Neither of us particularly likes having our photos taken and Simon made the whole process relaxed and straightforward. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful record of the day. We were so pleased we had an engagement shoot with Simon because we felt so much more relaxed with him on the day. I’d really recommend it!
Kirsty & Chris
Wedding: September 2017
June 2016
exceptional and unique wedding photographer
Simon is an exceptional and unique wedding photographer. He is well worth every penny we invested in our photos. As bride and groom, there are so many little details you miss on the day, and you're so busy and excited, there are so many others you forget. Simon captures the most important, beautiful moments, so that you can relive every emotion, funny anecdote and memory of the day. He is also very good at the couple shots, especially for people don't like posing! and has a knack for beautiful lighting. Our family and guests have gone crazy for the photos- if they're not printing them for their home, they're making their photos their profile picture or having a laugh looking back at our album on Facebook! I also loved Simon's attention to detail and dedication. He understands newly engaged couples, and made us feel special- it was a wonderful experience working with him from the moment we first contacted him right until the photos were in our hands. We are very happy. Would highly recommend. Book the whole day if budget allows.
Location & Contact Details


4 Embankment Close, Derby, Derbyshire, DE224HF

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East Midlands

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (6)

Derbyshire Magazine
Don't Tell The Bride

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Finalist 2016

What is your most memorable wedding?

^^ See last question!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

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

What about your business are you most proud of?

We meet, and I get to know them and what's important about their wedding photography. We talk a few weeks before the wedding to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. I turn up on the day and take photos that I think will rock their world.

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

Getting shortlisted for the wedding industry awards and winning a Wedding Photographer of the Year award from The Guild of Photographers

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

Surrounding yourself with people you love and having a good time.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Decide on the top 3 things that are important to you on your day - and make them really happen!

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

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.

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

I always love a good live band. I think choice in music tells you a lot about people.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

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.

Describe how you got into photography.

Relaxed, Honest, Unobtrusive, Emotional, Unposed

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