“You make me happier than I ever thought I could be and if you let me I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.”
— Chandler proposing to Monica on “Friends”
“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
— Audrey Hepburn
“I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps.”
Thank you for visiting my site SimonsPhotography
Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Bexley, Dartford, Erith, Kent & London
I have always loved the whole process of Wedding Photography. The preparation, composition, lighting, posing of the Happy Couple and guests, intimate moments, capturing them with my eye and camera. Then post production and finally presenting my work, and the joy I see with the memory of the day flooding back.
Choosing the right Photographer to capture the essence of your Wedding Day is one of the most important decisions you will make after “I Do”, because the images taken on the day will be your Memories to keep and cherish for always.
Meeting with you to establish empathy is vital, seeing examples of my work, discussing styles of photography and how you want your Wedding Images taken. I will bring with me examples of my work (please also review the Gallery) and take time to discuss the style of Photography you wish :
I usual style is Contemporary, this combines the best of Traditional for the required formal Groups images and Reportage where I take a step back and photograph the actions as they unfold in front of me without interferance.
I have had the pleasure of photographing Weddings in many locations including Registry Offices : Dartford Manor Gatehouse, Sidcup Manor House, Churchs including : Our Lady of the Angels Northumberland Heath, Christ Church Erith, St Mary Horton Kirby, Holy Trinity Sidcup, St Peters Irthlingborough, Hotels including : Rohill Grange Dartford, Hilton Hotel Newbury, and the following wonderful locations : Danson House Bexleyheath, Hall Place Bexley, Acacia Mansion House & Gardens Dartford, and Kent Life Maidstone.
Establishing a clear understanding of the costs of your Wedding Photography Package, what is included in the price, what optional extras are available and the payment structure. This information will be confirmed at the meeting and a printed copy sent to you. My packages are personalised to your specific requirements, all include an informal meeting 8 weeks prior to your Wedding Day where I will spend 20/30 minutes taking some informal photographs of you (one image will be selected, printed, framed and presented to you), we will then discuss the timetable for your day, itemising the images you require, special items and people, any specific requests and any surprises.
If I haven't worked at a Venue before I will visit it prior to your Wedding, to ascertain the best places for your pictures to be taken, contingencies, and check for any restrictions.
I will be with you on the Day photographing and ensuring that your requested images are taken. I will process the images taken, displaying them to your via a password protected page on my site for you to peruse and select your pictures. Each package includes a hardback Story book.
Know that your memories are safe with me as I provide a complete Wedding and Portrait service to you.
Please get in touch via my contact me page, providing the date and Photographic Service you require together with your phone number. I will quickly call you back and arrange a consultation.
My keen eye for composition and the time I spend making sure the process of taking pictures, before, during and after, had resulted in me being asked to record friend’s Weddings, Special Events and Portraits. Then being made redundant early in 2008 enabled me to change my hobby into a second career. I still have a 9-5 job but am now in a position with Pro Camera, Studio equipment, Web site etc. to offer to Professional Service. It is a career I wish to move into Full time however, recession has forced me to maintain the 'day job' for a while longer ! (I will gladly take days off to Photograph your Event). I am married to Diane, and have 2 grown children.
Please take the time to view my Gallery where you will find examples of my various types of Photography. Be that Wedding Photography, Portrait Photography or Event Photography.
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I am a member of the SWPP ( Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers )
I am a member of the Institute of Professional Photographers
I hold Professional Photographers Indemnity & Liability Insurance