Simon Hughes Photography

Simon will put you at ease and capture your wedding day in natural style so your pictures will feel like you. Wedding photography throughout the Lake District. Wedding highlights video also available.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
"Simon is a wonderful photographer and captured some beautiful moments during our wedding. He is very easy to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We really appreciated his local knowledge and had some fantastic scenic photographs." Leanne and David.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Simon
Hello, I love relaxed, informal, no fuss weddings with the fabulous Lake District scenery as a backdrop! Take a look at my portfolio and client reviews on my website (see link below) to find out more. If my style and approach look like they might be for you, then I'd love to hear from you for a no-obligation, personalised quote and to see how I can help you get the pictures you want from your wedding day. Best wishes, Simon.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
John and Angela
Wedding: May 2018
December 2018
Best day ever
25th may 2018 me and my husband got married it was a very small wedding as we both didn't want a fuss. Simon was fantastic made me feel very comfortable and most of the time never knew he was there xx
Cote How Lake District Weddings
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
A fabulous photographer plus a pleasant
Simon has done quite a few weddings at Cote How and we always look forward to working with him again. He is a great person to work with, is very polite, thoughtful and flexible. His work stands for itself in that his style of photography is versatile, capturing those magical moments with a good balanced mixture of traditional, reportage and detailed shots along with very intimate couples shots at the lake side.
Jean and Jed
Wedding: June 2019
November 2018
We are so happy with our photos
Simon and his wife made our wedding day perfect with their help and direction. Such professionals with any age of person and in any situation. We are so happy with our photos. They both contributed so much enthusiasm and humour on our wedding day, making it a joy to have our photos taken.
Zoe and Scott
Wedding: December 2018
November 2018
He delivers with amazing pictures!
Simon was everything we asked for - he kept us at ease and gave us the memories which we will cherish forever. We would highly recommend Simon as your photographer - he listens to your needs and delivers with amazing pictures. My husband and I can't thank you enough xxx
Jemma and Nick
Wedding: July 2019
November 2018
I would highly recommend Simon
I would highly recommend Simon, who was able to capture our wedding day perfectly. He did not seem phased by 2 upset babies and an excitable dog(!) and was able to get the relaxed, natural photographs that we asked for. His friendly nature made us feel comfortable throughout the day and it was really nice to see this reflected in our photographs.
Naomi and Jo
Wedding: April 2019
November 2018
The perfect photographer for our special day
Simon was the perfect photographer for our special day. We really enjoyed having him with us on the day and we are really happy with our photos. Highly recommended!
Location & Contact Details


Beck House, Brackenthwaite, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9UY

Travel Notes

I cover the whole of the Lake District and Cumbria including Ambleside, Bowness, Coniston, Cockermouth, Kendal, Keswick, Newby Bridge, Penrith and Windermere.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Leave enough time in your wedding day timeline so you and your guests won't feel rushed - the day will go so quickly!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Don't worry and bring wellies! I've got umbrellas and weatherproof gear for you to get some great shots outside, or if that's not for you, we can get some fabulous indoor shots too!

What about your business are you most proud of?

The positive reviews I receive from the wonderful couples I've been lucky enough to work with!

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

My own wedding of course! After that, I couldn't pick one as I love the way each wedding is unique.

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

Natural, documentary, creative, unobtrusive, respectful