Simon Hawkins Documentary Photography
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My photography is documentary in style and my sole purpose is to provide you with a timeless collection of classic images from your dream day.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- My photography is documentary style. I like working with what’s real. I started out developing a love for street photography, primarily in London, where I would find myself constantly intrigued by the city, the people and the world around me. Capturing peoples emotions and reactions to real life situations is what matters. You should be able to look at an image and feel it. To me, the images that really work are the ones that evoke reaction from the viewer. These are the ones that will be looked back upon with the fondest memories for years to come. I hope you enjoy the images and photo films on the site and if my style is something that would suit your wedding day please give me a call or drop me an e-mail.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2014# Of Weddings HostedBetween 30 and 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
One of my favourite days was when I photographed Shungu and Davids day at Northbrook Park Surrey. What. A. Day. It was an amazing event, totally different to the norm with continual dancing and singing all day!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Journalistic. Intimate. Unique. Humorous. Unrestricted.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm really proud to be accredited by the Royal Photographic Society. Gaining this prestigious accreditation is no easy task and the positive feedback I received where the judges noted that 'I see things in a way other people don't', is a compliment that will stick with me forever.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book a photographer that you like. One that makes you feel comfortable and blends in with your style and your day. Once the day is over these photographs are the only thing that will remain.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I loved seeing the bridesmaids perform a surprise dance routine for the bride in place of a speech, it was an individual touch and something I'm sure she will never forget!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
When I first chat with a couple I invite them to my home for an initial meeting. Everyone is welcome - especially the dog! I live in the countryside so I love being able to chat to couples about their day whilst we walk through the surrounding fields. By the time we've sat down for tea and cake I've got a really good understanding of the couple and what they want from me on their wedding day. I love to have this personal time with them as it really makes them feel relaxed and gives them an idea about me and the unobtrusive approach I take to shooting a wedding. True documentary style is not staged or forced and I will simply blend into their day, capturing the moments that they don't get to see themselves. Upon booking my services the bride and groom receive a wedding agreement, pay a deposit and then we stay in regular contact right up until the moment I turn up on their day. They can expect to receive their photos within weeks of their wedding day, and I also offer a variety of fine art print and bespoke album options.
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