Its a boy !

The birth of my son Miles Its a boy ! the doctor said as she passed Miles Joseph Bedford over the screen after Yvon had a caesarean section. We had known we were having a boy for some time but funny how you still wonder if the scans maybe had got it wrong ? Just […]

Black & White Portraits

The love of Black & White Portraits Back in the old days I used to do a lot of black and white printing. I enjoyed using the fiber based papers and various toners to achieve the look I sought for my subject. Many hours were spent creating these images in my little red light room. […]

The Key To Creative Wedding Photography

The Key To Creative Wedding Photography

By Simon John FBIPP FSWPP The Key To Creative Wedding Photography is for the passionate photographer looking to take their imagery to the next level. This is not a how to book, but will challenge the way you think and work providing tips and ideas  that can be adapted to your own individual approach. Simon […]

Hayling island beach

As a south coast portrait photographer I have the pleasure creating many of my sessions on Hayling island beach. This offers a wide choice of backgrounds from rustic beach huts of every colour to the stunning coastline itself. The original Hayling Island beach was predominately sand. In recent years it has been topped up with […]

Family Portraits - Simon John Photographs

Family Portrait

The Thornton Smith Family Portrait What an amazing portrait session with my great-fun-to-be-with clients/friends Thornton-Smith Family. It was probably the hottest Saturday of the year. We decided to meet at West Witterings beach at 7am to avoid queues of traffic making their way onto the Island. The alarm was set at 5am and we arrived […]