Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Simon Johnlast year I moved back to the area I lived for over 20 years, Corhampton in the Meon Valley. Now after 25 years of studio ownership I am loving working from home & in the natural enviroment. I have never felt more creative as a wedding photographer and wonder why it took me all this time to make the move. After thirty years my portraiture is also very exciting taking a new direction. I like to use the great outdoors working with natural light and relaxed surroundings. (please take a look at my galleries for ideas for your own portrait session).

I am very privileged and feel proud that I still have clients/ friends that I have photographed for over twenty five years. However if you are new to my site please allow me a little boast as it is in your interest to know you are using a true professional.

In 2015 I was awarded The British Institute of Professional Photography ; Photographer of the year award; AMAZING !!

I am a three times Fellow (highest accolade our profession can bestow). I have won UK wedding photographer of the year and been a finalist on many occasions. I have been awarded ten Kodak Gold Awards for excellence in portraiture and won Face 2000 for best portrait photograph in the UK for the millennium. I teach and mentor other photographers and have been chairman of the judges for the International print awards.

I have many interests… you have guessed it, photography, art, music, film and books, in fact all good arty stuff really ! I enjoy keeping fit. I love the countryside and enjoy a good walk followed by a good pint, followed by a good roast…  I love to cook, spend quality time with family & friends and enjoy a nice glass of wine two. In short, the good things in life. I value beauty and simple things really, and enjoy nature and this  amazing planet we live on.

I like to travel, experiencing and photographing different cultures. I have had wedding and portrait commissions in many different countries and I am a chosen Master photographer for Crystal Cruises in the USA. This takes me all over the World and has led me to have my images in magazines including a cover of Tatler.

So what are my immediate plans for the coming ten years? Continue to work creatively, developing my product and style. I would like to mentor perhaps another three photographers. I will be working with Graphistudio (finest of wedding albums) in Italy and want to reach a Worldwide audience with my book. Please contact me if you would like to chat about ideas, your wedding, or a portrait you are planning? If you are a past client, just simply to say hi. It means everything to know I have pleased you…

Many thanks for reading my garble, I look forward to you appearing in front of my lens soon.

PS Oh before you leave this page take a look at a video I made a few years ago. The haircut has changed but the ethos is still the same, enjoy!

Simon John FBIPP FSWPP