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Simon Dewey Photography

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Derby Wedding Photographer - Relaxed, Natural and Unposed
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
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.

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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
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Mickey and Stuart
Married in 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 fi...
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Emma and John
Married in 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 Si...
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Rachael & Gary
Married in July 2017
September 2018
amazing, natural photographer
Simon is such an amazing, natural photographer. Exactly what we wanted for our wedding, I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Amazing! � Xx
Abi & Marc
Married in August 2017
September 2018
Wonderfully talented
Wonderfully talented - our wedding pictures are just fabulous!! Simon managed to take over 500 pictures of our wild family and friends and they are all beautiful! Thank y...
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Hannah & Tom
Married in April 2018
September 2018
Very talented and made us laugh too
Fantastic photographer, captured a brilliant collection of emotive and creative images that we absolutely love. Very talented and made us laugh too, was great fun. Thank ...
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Katie & Mark
Married in August 2018
September 2018
Simon is just magical
Simon is just magical, he captured our wedding day just how we wanted and the photos he has taken are outstanding. My husband and I are not the best in front of a camera ...
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Location & Contact Details


4 Embankment Close, Derby, Derbyshire, DE224HF, England

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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?

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

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