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  1. Thank you for all your help with the photographs will look forward to working with you again. On updating my portfolio in the near future

  2. Simon is absolutely fantastic! Not only is he an excellent photographer, with incredible attention to detail, he is a generally lovely person. He makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed and catches every important moment with such emotion and perfection. Simon is amazing and deserves his many awards; our Wedding photgraphs are Stunning and we could not have wished for better! Thank you so much for helping to make our Wedding perfect!!

    Miles and Nellie xx

  3. Amazing, amazing, amazing photographer!
    From the moment we met Simon we knew we choose the right person to photograph our wedding.

    His style is classic with a modern edge. all our friends and family have been so impressed with the images Simon has produced. And they were so impressed at how much ground he covered on the day. He was everywhere!

    I have already recommended him to friends.

    Thanks again for making our wedding even more special with the memories you have given us.


  4. From first meeting with u over 2 years ago to the actual day of the wedding. U made us feel at ease.
    And always kept in contact
    U truelyvare amazing and a great artist.
    Omg, just seen the wedding pictures I can’t believe how fantastic they are. Well impressed and over joyed far better then originally thought. Now I really can’t wait to c the album
    Thank you again Simon John ur deffo are the best
    U told me on our first meeting that you can not put a price on long term memories. I never really understood what u meant. But now after seeing our wedding pictures I realise. So very happy I stuck with u

  5. Simon John did a marvellous job!! His photos are very creative and stunning! He is also pleasure to work. Thank you Simon John! We are so glad you were our Wedding photographer and over the moon with the results!

  6. Simon has now been apart of my life now over the last 15 years or so, taking stunning pictures of my wedding, numerous friends weddings, and the best of all a life album every 2 /3 years of me and the kids.

    The guy is super talented and a pleasure to work with and Simon somehow makes have you picture taken fun, which is no way feat especially when kids are involved.

    Simon we will be seeing you again this summer to update the life album, but if anyone wants to know how good this guy is just go and meet him, let him show you what he can do for you, and it will be the best money you have ever spent on timeless memories.

  7. In December 2016 I thought it would be lovely to have a portrait of my year old grandson, so I called around and left messages on several photographers numbers, I had several call backs, but something stood out about Simons call. So I booked him and when he arrived at our home, I knew instantly I had made the right choice. He was fantastic with little Andre and the photo shoot was so easy and relaxed, Andre was a star.

    I just could not wait for the photos, and when they arrived they were STUNNING! Wow…… breathtaking…. what beautiful gifts to cherish always. The album of pictures of Andre and i is amazingly gorgeous. I know we will certainly use Simon again in the near future, a wonderful photographer.Thank you Simon for such beautiful memories – Thelma Hodges

  8. Simon is a talented and creative, pictorial story teller with a sense of presence. His images capture your wedding day, in a unique & endearing way, just how you would love to remember. He shoots from the heart with a keen artistic eye for detail, which other photographers might easily over look. I love working with him as he is charming and fun, this seems to help even the most nervous of couples to relax and enjoy their wedding day. When the day itself has passed there is still such a feeling of excitement & anticipation to see the images Simon has captured for yourself. The results are amazing ! I look forward to working with him again.

  9. I have had the fortune to work with Simon on a number of projects and I have never been anything less than overwhelmed by his creative genius.
    He sees things in a photograph and an image that even I as a creative just wouldn’t think were possible. When I have taken the images back to my clients they have all had that look of excitement and awe that you normally get from staring at a masterpiece in a gallery.
    I was referred to Simon many years ago as the man who can add imagination and sparkle to your work and I have never been disappointed,.. and the sparkle is still very much there.

  10. We were lucky enough to have Simon as our photographer for our big day at The Barn at Bury Court, near Farnham in April 2016.

    When we first met with Simon at Lilly’s, we knew instantly that we were booking him for our wedding at The Barn at Bury Court.

    Simon put us at ease straight away with his welcome and came across as a completely genuine and warm character that truly cares about returning the best photographs from your special day. What was different about Simon was that he didn’t just speak about ”how nice the couple were”, or ”what a lovely day/venue” it was, but told us about exactly why he had taken the photo the way he had, how he had thought about it, what editing he had done to produce the image and why he had framed it and used that particular paper finish, border, shading etc. all in order to produce that single image we were looking at within his album. That truly made us feel at home knowing that Simon knew everything about not only capturing the right image to begin with, but being to truly produce a stunning finished product.

    Prior to the wedding day, Simon ensured he visited our venue and met with the staff there to understand all the options in order to capture the best possible range of images for us.

    On the day itself, he was engaging, funny and a complete calming influence as well. Everyone spoke of ”how nice and charming” he was and nothing seemed too much hassle for him at all. Some of the photos he created for us are truly beautiful and many hang on the walls of our home today and will continue to for many years.

    Even down to the final details of producing the album, Simon insisted that we met with him in his studio to run through all the images which completely made us feel at home.

    What we have ended up with in our wedding album is a truly stunning piece of work that will remain a showcase for our wedding for years to come. It really is worth investing into something that is so vital in terms of memories from your wedding day.

    In summary, from start to finish, Simon was an absolute gentleman and a complete professional to work with. Along the way he even produced gift vouchers to raffle off for a Macmillan event we attended and created a beautiful photo of my wife’s mum who sadly passed away, a testament to the kind natured person he is. These personal touches are what made our experiences with Simon so valued and I would genuinely encourage anyone and everyone to at the very least engage with Simon to talk through what you want/need from your wedding photographer.

    All the best. I hope we get to use you again in the future…

    Mr & Mrs Hurricks

  11. So very excited & pleased to have booked Simon as our wedding photographer for July 2017! We’ve just had our family portrait back & we couldn’t be happier. So stunning & beautiful.. Thank you Simon!! xxx

  12. Thank you Simon for being amazing on our wedding day. You made us feel special and have produced unique artistic photos which we will cherish for our lifetime. You made everyone feel at ease and none of the photos look forced. The editing was also fantastic. The whole service has been great. Thank you so much x

  13. We couldn’t be more pleased with our photographs of our wedding day, they are simply stunning and not your average wedding photos, they are different and this is exactly why we decided to have Simon as our photographer.
    From the minute we decided to use Simon the service we have received has been outstanding, a lovely guy and made everyone feel so at ease, amazing at his job.
    Thank you Simon we couldn’t have asked for better. Harley & Hollie X

  14. Simon makes you feel that he is your own personal photographer and very special. We have used him quite a few times now, sometimes for special occasions and sometimes not but he always, always delivers and captures the moment and best photo. His ideas are good but he also always listens o what it is you wish to achieve. Thank you Simon tip the next time xx

  15. Thank you so SO much Simon.

    Seeing the photos with you last week brought every emotion from the Wedding Day back and I actually felt as if we were there again! The time we spent taking photos in the walled garden will remain some of the most memorable moments of our wedding day.

    Your imagination and creativity is so clear to see just looking through all of your work, which was one of many reasons we wanted you as our photographer but also your natural friendly calming attitude that made us feel so relaxed prior to the Wedding but even more so on the day!!!

    Thank you again for capturing all the best bits of our Wedding Day!

  16. We were told by the events team at our wedding venue “this guy is our favourite” we could see why immediately. When comparing two professional photographs which had been taken at the same setting; Simon’s photograph had that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. His eye for detail and creativity takes the ordinary to the extraordinary and turns a photograph into something more comparable to art.

    On the day itself Simon and his assistant worked tirelessly to make us feel relaxed and happy in front of the camera. His endless enthusiasm all adds to the charm of the day and makes it even more of a remarkable experience. The day was captured from start to finish meaning our photo album will be so much more than the wedding itself, it will tell a story.

    We are so grateful for all the hard work which was put in from beginning to end; we were made to feel incredibly special along the whole journey. Every photo taken is stunning!! They really capture the moment and have all become much more than photographs, they are treasured memories. We are so glad we chose Simon as our photographer I cannot recommend him enough.

  17. Simon is not only a spectacular photographer, but a wonderful person to work with.

    When looking for wedding photographers, we started off attending wedding fayres. We didn’t really like the attitudes of some photographers and felt uncomfortable just at the thought of them taking our wedding photos.

    After some research, we came across Simon and arranged a meeting with him to find out about him and get a feel for the type of work that he creates.

    From the minute he walked through our door, we knew that he was the perfect photographer. He made us feel comfortable and we felt an immediate friendship. This was before we had even seen his work. What we saw of his work blew us away.

    Our wedding photographs were magical and he created the most stunning images I had ever seen. We were truly blessed to have Simon as our photographer for one day, but even more blessed to have made such a wonderful friend. His knowledge and talent shines through every image he takes and he creates masterpieces in the most fun and natural way.

    We cannot wait to show our album off to our friends and family. We look forward to working with Simon in the future to photograph our family as it grows!!

  18. Simon photographed our 10 week old baby a few weeks ago and the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. He was really relaxed which I am sure helped our daughter stay cheery and therefore he took some amazing photographs which we will treasure forever. I am so glad we chose Simon to take the photos of Ella – he captured some really special moments.

  19. Simon was the very first photographer we interviews, and it was the easiest decision of the entire wedding. He made both of us (who are usually very awkward in front of the camera!) feel totally relaxed and at ease, just taking fun photos with a friend. Which we were! But our pictures are the perfect momento of our day, and after Simon has added his “magic”, we now not only have pictures, but truly some works of art due to his creativity.

    Simon made all of our guests feel at ease and never left anyone standing for long – a real feat with various family conflicts that he negotiated and still managed to get everyone in the right photos! We have some incredible formal pictures and unique, fun shots that really sum up our day.

    Choosing Simon as our wedding photographer was a great decision, we now have a beautiful album, a new friend and family photographer! Simon we will be back! :)

  20. Simon John is a truly amazing photographer, he was the photographer for our wedding in 2008 and produced the most amazing album, the story it tells captures the atmospher, the joy, the expressions and personalities of our family and friends. Every time we look at it, we re-live our special day.
    We are now onto our life album for our son, and it does not disappoint, the detail that is captured, those expression your baby has as a new born and is still seen as he is growing, it is such a precious album which we look forward to building.
    Simon John makes us feel comfortable and relaxed and we are totally confident with his ideas and suggestions.
    Priceless memories captured and treasured forever x

  21. Simon was the photographer at our son’s wedding last August. On the day, we were very impressed with the way in which he made everyone feel completely at ease and was able to take so many amazing photographs without having guests standing around waiting. He is extremely professional and has a fantastic eye for detail, having taken some very funny, as well as so many beautiful pictures. We were thrilled with the album which our son and daughter-in-law ordered for us so decided to ask Simon to produce some composition wall pictures of the wedding as a regular reminder of a wonderful day. These pictures are absolutely beautiful and are very artistically presented and Simon went to great trouble to make sure that the finished product was just right. When we are ready to have any family portraits taken, we will go straight to Simon. Many thanks :)

  22. Simon was the first photographer we visited for our wedding and as soon as we met with him we stopped the search! Right from the beginning, he impressed us with his passion and love of photography and how he really listened to what we wanted.

    In the build up to our wedding, Simon was always there to answer any questions and arranged a fantastic engagement photo shoot for us. As it was our first time in front of a camera we were a bit nervous, but Simon made us laugh and put us at ease immediately. He produced an incredible photo from this shoot which we used on our wedding day as our guest book.

    Onto the main event! Our wedding day was spectacular; helped along by Simon. He arrived promptly to photograph the groomsmen in the morning and then came to the venue to see myself and the brides. Simon was kind and full of energy throughout the day. All of our guests commented on how he never stopped looking around for the perfect shot and his expertise and ideas were of the highest quality. He really helped to make our day perfect!

    We thoroughly enjoyed looking through the photos of our day a couple of weeks later. It really brought the memories back and was such a nice experience for my husband and I. We now have the most amazing photo album which we will treasure forever. The photos are incredible; the quality of the photo album itself is second to none.

    We could not recommend Simon more highly. He was everything we wanted for our wedding photographer and we look forward to working with him in the future.

  23. It’s been nearly 10 years since Simon photographed our wedding. We chose Simon because his approach to photography is so creative. We didn’t want anything staged, more a reportage approach and we wanted our photos not to be a tiresome part of the day, so that our guests (and we) could enjoy the wedding. He was happy to listen and do anything to fit our ideas and came up with some amazing reportage images. He convinced us to have some traditional “staged” group photos as he thought we might regret it later if we didn’t. We’re so glad we took his advice. We insisted on “speed being the essence” for them (he had 10 minutes!), which meant there was a lot of rushing and laughing as people joined us for the traditional shots. The result was each photo captured the laughter and fun that we had on the day. Absolutely perfect.

    Since having children, we started a Life Book with Simon to capture our children as they grow each year. The results are amazing and it means we have an album that is consistently updated each year with great shots of the girls and the whole family together.

    Thanks Simon!

    Jo & Chris

  24. I contacted Simon out of the blue to ask if he would consider donating a voucher for a photo shoot to my charity auction that I am putting together for Cancer research. He replied promptly and said he would be only too happy to help me and that he would send a voucher out to me. His work is amazing and this will be a brilliant prize to add to the auction. Thank you Simon.

    Sarah Walker

  25. It has been a great pleasure to have Simon do my photos for our website. It takes a master to get the right mix of humand and professsional……..and he did it. what’s more it was fun!

  26. Knew of Simon from his fantastic wedding and portrait work so thought we’d give him a challenge and make him our cinematographer for our latest film. To Whoever Finds My Body. Boy we’re glad we did, his succinct eye and amazing talent for lighting and composition, sustified atd decision completely. Not only that, I think we may have planted a seed that will result in some ground breaking British movies and herald him as one of the best directors of recent times. Thanks Simon, been a pleasure working with you

  27. What can I say about Simon that hadn’t been said already? A visionary, perfectionist, perfect gentleman and artist! Had the pleasure of his company when he shot my wedding recently, creating photos we both love and look at constantly. He added considerably to the occasion with his great wit, charm and personality. For me there was only one choice

  28. Second time around (for us both) we really didn’t want a traditional wedding album full of standard portraits – we both have one of those already. The great thing about doing a big day all over again is you know what you didn’t like about the first one – and you can cut all those bits out. Introducing Simon…

    I trawled the internet for an arty, stylistic photographer who was seriously good at what he did but also listened to what we wanted. We have five children between us, and we wanted them to be a central focus on the big day as much as we were, if not more (let’s face it in regular circumstances you don’t really expect your children to be at your wedding!) and Simon caught some amazing shots of them all.

    Challenged as he didn’t have much daylight by 4pm on a December afternoon, he used that to his advantage so well. In short, Simon loves something a little bit different and something definitely creative. If that sounds like your type of photography then don’t look anywhere else because he’s brilliant.

    With our love Sophie and Ed

  29. There quite simply is only one person that you need to have as your photographer on your wedding day, or any other special occasion. Simon John.
    In fact, he is more than a photographer. He is an artist. A creator of magical moments that you will cherish forever. A true professional that blends tradition with fun. And when Simon shot our wedding last April at Beauliea, it was just that, fun.
    I can’t express enough just how impressed I was actually seeing him in action on our special day.

    After first meeting him a year before, my wife, Natalie, made a decision to use Simon as soon as he approached the door of our house. She actually took longer to reply to my wedding proposal then she did on deciding to use Simon! We already knew his style and his talents. But to top it all off he genuinely is a smashing, down to earth guy.

    We still constantly see and chat with Simon and his family and have had pleasure of working with him again on some of his recent training projects. In reflection of this time working together, I was even more impressed on his holistic approach to wedding photography. The time he spends meeting and greeting, understanding requirements, editing images, the care and consideration of creating a personal album, goes above and beyond the call of duty.

    Photographer of the year award?! Need I say more.
    Thank you so much Simon!

    Tom, Natalie and Annabelle

  30. Simon was our photographer for our wedding at Rhinefield House in August 2015. Simon is not one of the recommended suppliers for Rhinefield, we simply do not know why! Having visited the venue many times prior to our wedding we had seen many wedding photographers photographing the couples in pleasant, but very staged and ‘obvious’ shots. We knew that this simply was not for us especially in a venue as aesthetically stunning as Rhinefield.

    After extensive searches on the Internet for local photographers, we came across Simon’s website and were instantly hooked. We met Simon twice prior to the wedding to get to know each other, which made the day all the more relaxed, whilst also discussing the types of shots we wanted. We agreed on a blend of ‘typical wedding photographs’ as well as the more quirky, alternative and fun shots which Simon excels in. We were not disappointed! We must have looked at our fantastic DMA album over 20 times and even now find hidden gems in the photos, which we are sure was no accident, but a result of Simon’s ability to spot the hidden detail and his artistic flair.

    On the day, Simon was an absolute ‘prof’ whilst also bringing a huge amount of fun to the day, making the people more relaxed and ensuring more true life photos. We’d also like to extend our thanks to Verity, Simons daughter for doing a fantastic job with the lighting.

    Lastly (and I’ll stop waffling soon) Simon subsequently went about and beyond his responsibilities to ensure our album and parent albums were delivered before Christmas to ensure we could gift them on the day, even phoning us at about 10pm the night before Xmas Eve from the Netherlands to agree a plan. Simon was also integral in coordinating a surprise gift from our parents, again going above and beyond what you would expect.

    In summary, if you are looking for a photographer for a wedding in the UK, or even the rest of the northern hemisphere, look no further and book Simon up promptly, before anyone else does!

    All the best

    Noemi and Rich

  31. We are so glad that we chose Simon as our wedding photographer. From the off he was extremely friendly and relaxed about the whole process and really put us at ease. Having looked through his website we were a bit worried that we might not be quirky enough for him as we wanted quite a traditional album (yes we are boring!!). He completely understood this and produced some absolutely gorgeous photos of our day – exactly what we wanted.

    On the day itself he was completely unobtrusive and lots of our guests commented on how friendly he and his daughter (who was assisting) were. Hannah’s Mum really loved the fact he kept showing her shots that he was particularly pleased with! It was a LONG day but he was enthusiastic right to the end.

    We can’t recommend him highly enough. Thank you Simon, we couldn’t have chosen a better photographer.

    Hannah and Lance xx

  32. We got married in September 2015 in Cornwall and for us there was simply only one option for our wedding photographer and that was Simon. His images are unique, and capture the character and the emotions of the day and each person perfectly.
    Simon was a fantastic combination of at times being in the background and taking candid photos, through to setting up an awesome image. I am not normally keen on having my photo taken but Simon is patient and knows what makes a great image, so I felt really at ease.
    Some of the images we have we could not have dreamt up! The book that Simon produced after our wedding is beautiful, a piece of art. It shows off the images in the best possible way but also exciting and varied as each page is different.
    I would throughly recommend Simon for anyone’s wedding – he really is the best at what he does. Thank you!

    Laura and John

  33. We were lucky enough to have Simon with us for our wedding day this summer. This was definitely one of the best decisions we made!
    The photos he captured were brilliant, he was incredibly friendly and made all our guests feel very at ease and as a result got some beautifully natural photos.
    As for the album, there are no words to do it justice! Perfectly finished, incredible photos and the perfect momento of our wedding day- definitely worth investing to remind us and our family of just how beautiful the day was.
    Thank you so much Simon- you did an incredible job and we are both very grateful and feel lucky to have managed to book you for our wedding (you can definitely see why you’ve won that many awards!).

    Tam and Fran X

  34. I am a Singer-Songwriter who asked Simon to provide me with a portfolio of varied photographs that could be used for social media, website, magazine reviews, gig posters etc.

    Throughout the whole process I was really impressed by Simon’s creativity and sheer professionalism. It was an absolute pleasure to work with someone who is a real expert in their field from both a technical and artistic perspective.

    Simon is able to produce that little bit of magic through his years of experience and his passion in his profession. I would always use Simon for my photographic needs because he is quite simply ‘the best’

    Many thanks Simon for completely achieving my brief!!

    Mike Grogan

  35. Emma and I got married on 25th July this year on board HMS Warrior and we’re really glad we picked Simon John as our photographer. We initially chose him over another photographer as he made it clear it was our special day and he would tailor his services and products to our needs. One the day he made great effort in photographing the groom’s party and bride’s party at different locations before then joining us later at the wedding venue. He was a natural at inspiring our guests and knew exactly where to place us and everyone for the stunning photos. The final product is a lovely photo book with Simon’s expert finishing touches and styles. We also got the raw files delivered which allowed us to publish and print them as we desired. We will definitely be using Simon again in the future as he’s worth every penny!

  36. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures created by Simon for our wedding in September 2015. He was recommended by my sister in law after producing stunning photos for her wedding in June 2013.
    Simon is very easy to get on with and makes you feel very comfortable when taking posed photos, he is very discreet throughtout the day, resulting in amazing natural shots as well as “quirky” creative, but classy photos. Our album of photos tells a story of our special day, as well as capturing our personalitys. We hope to have more photos taken by Simon in the future.

    Thank you for all your time, skill, and creativeness to produce and album we will show with pride.

    All the a Best

    Kelly and Matt

  37. Simon, your photography is absolutely fantastic and we cannot thank you enough for working so hard at our wedding at The Elvetham in July 2015.
    I found your website when searching for a wedding photographer and we fell in love with your work. I emailed straight away and begged you to confirm you could do it, even though you were so busy already. You agreed and we were so grateful you agreed to meet with us.
    When we first met, we came away smiling and booked immediately.
    On the day, you came to see both of us and took wonderful photographs of the preparation. You walked in and knew our parents names (from your prep before hand) and made everyone feel at ease.
    We met with you after our wedding to look through the photographs from our day, and to discuss what we wanted to order. We wanted all of them!! We have since received our Italian album and it is truly stunning. The quality of the album and the photographs are more than we could have asked for. You captured so many split second moments from our and our guests expressions of love, laughter and pride. We look at the album and remember our day and how we felt in that moment. You captured our day perfectly and we couldn’t be happier. We will definitely be recommending you and hopefully use you again soon for family functions. Stay in touch but most of all THANK YOU xxx

    Best wishes
    James, Joanna and Oliver x

  38. I knew from our first meeting with Simon that he would be perfect to photograph our wedding.
    Most of the time we were completely unaware he was taking photos. Simon captured moments from our wedding perfectly. He was fun, laid back and made us feel completely at ease with him. He listend to what we wanted from him and has provided us with beautiful memories of our perfect day. We could not be happier with our photos and couldn’t recommend Simon enough!
    Thank you Simon.

  39. Thank you Simon for some beautiful and special wedding photos that we shall cherish forever. You’re work is quirky and classic, just what we wanted. So many people have said how wonderful the pictures are.

    Many thanks

    Bev Turner

  40. We got married 10 years ago and Simon photos stood out from the crowd. After 10 years Simon continues to evolve and amazes me how he improves year on year. I just love love love the colour, clarity and quirkiness of current images. I am about to ask him to take some pics of us and our increased family 10 years on…Shhhhhh he doesn’t know yet ;-)

  41. It was the best decision my daughter and son in law made to choose Simon John for their wedding photography
    Of course any ones wedding day is special and they want the best memories possible Simon ensured this was not just a collection of pictures but an album that captured the happiness of the day.
    He is certainly the most talented photographer I have had the privilege to be involved with.
    On the day he made everyone feel at ease and the stunning results are for all family and friends to see, I must say that I keep returning to the album as it ensures I can relive one of the best days of my life.
    Thank you Simon for helping to make the day special and I would highly recommend your amazing talent and bubbly personality to everyone.
    Thank you
    Yvonne and Barrie

  42. Hi Simon,

    I just wanted to express how delighted we are with the fantastic photos you produced of our wedding. Both families thoroughly enjoyed the photos and cant wait to start to decide which ones to print. I think they will find it hard! So thank you again for getting them done for this weekend. As the weather has been miserable I have already had fun starting to make a book and movie of the day.

    Thank you again.

    We will have to keep in touch.

    Ben and Kelly

  43. We have just come back from our appointment with Simon to see our wedding pictures and both of us were absolutely amazed by how fantastic they all were. From the beginning we asked Simon to give us the traditional shots and then completely think outside of the box and we are so glad we did.

    We think back now to the day and we both struggle to remember seeing Simon other then for the more traditional shots, but judging from the pictures he appears to have been everywhere, just out of sight, it is for this reason we have dubbed him the ‘photo ninja’. How we are supposed to pick a number of his photos is beyond me as to be honest we would want the whole lot to be on display.

    What this man can do with a camera is unbelievably impressive and we are so grateful for his talent, artistry and for capturing our memories perfectly. We would recommend Simon to anyone, and will, to everyone. We hope that he will capture all of our memories in the future as I don’t think we could trust anyone else.

    Thank you so much Simon aka photo ninja


  44. When choosing our photographer for our wedding my Husband and I always knew that it would be the easiest task out of the many to do. Simon John was not only our wedding photographer but he was also the photographer for both my sisters weddings as well. After seeing the most amazing albums he produced for them it was something we always wanted ourselves. He had so many creative ways of catching the most important memories of our special day and we love every single image he took. My sisters and I would recommend Simon to any friends or family who need their precious moments captured on camera. He became part of the family on our wedding day and we look forward to staying in contact.

    Thank you so much Simon. x

  45. After knowing simon since the age of 4 I couldn’t think of anyone else to capture all the special moments on my wedding day,
    Simon was absouletly amazing, he made sure everything we asked for was captured in our pictures, he is so talented and so imaginative with what he has done with our photos, we can’t thank you enough for this,
    Waiting to see our pictures again seems like a lifetime, and we can’t wait to show them off to all our family and friends
    Once again THANK YOU

    kaylee and simon hore xx

  46. Kelly and I cannot express how great it was to have Simon Jas our wedding photographer. Simon really took the time to get to know us as a couple, which we feel has really added a personal touch to our wedding photographs. We love the mix of photographs that Simon created and feel he has captured the precious moment of our wedding day beautifully.

    Simon was not just the photographer at our wedding, we like to think of him as one of our guests! We will certainly be recommending him to any friends or family who require a photographer and look forward to keeping in touch and asking him to photograph other moments for us.

    Thank you again Simon!

  47. Simon was wonderful in the lead up to and on our wedding day, we love all the images in our gorgeous photo album and he was popular with all the family.
    We would recommend anyone looking for a great, friendly and creative photographer!

  48. We first met Simon when he first opened his shop in St Marys Road, Portsmouth and he certainly has come along way since then. Simon is a perfectionist, such a talented artist and a very lovely person and we would recommend him very highly to anyone. He has photographed us a few times, our wedding included and in celebration of our 25th Wedding Anniversary Simon did us the great honor in agreeing to do a photo shoot for our family portrait. He certainly put us all at ease and we all had such fun in doing the photo shoot. The portraits were amazing! Thank you so much Simon.

  49. We couldn’t love our album more. Our wedding was 6 months ago and people still comment on how amazing our photos are. Simon was totally unimposing during our day and yet managed to capture amazing photos from all the important moments. He listened to everything we’d asked for during our planning meetings, keeping the formal photos to a minimum and letting us just enjoy our day and yet we couldn’t ask for a better selection of photos!
    Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories. Couldn’t recommend him more.

  50. Having met with a few photographers before our wedding no one really stood out until we met Simon. His work is impeccable! Simon is a truly gifted photographer and very professional. On our actual wedding day he made us real very relaxed, he got the photos he wanted quickly and effortlessly without being intrusive. Everyone at our wedding commented on how good he was on the day.
    When we received our photo album we were overwhelmed by the creativity, thought, time and effort that had gone into it. A work of art which we shall treasure for the rest of our lives!
    I would recommend him to anyone needing a wedding photographer.

  51. It was an absolute pleasure working with Simon for our wedding which took place Nov 14. When we received our beautiful wedding album I felt a little sad our journey together had come to an end. Simon is a TRUE artist and someone that clearly loves what he does which is reflected in the magical pictures he creates. There was simply no-one else we wanted to capture our special day, everyone that’s seen our album comments on how beautiful the pictures are and how Simon has really captured the essence of us and our day. Would recommend Simon highly to anyone that wants to capture precious memories to keep forever!

    ‘THANK YOU’ so much Simon for everything you’ve done, it’s been a blast!!! Until we meet again…. xxx

  52. The service Simon provided was excellent and the quality of our wedding album was exceptional. We would certainly recommend Simon to those of you out there who are considering an experienced photographer for your big day.

  53. Jon and I just wanted to say how much we love our wedding photos and the framed portrait.

    You really captured the atmosphere and quirkiness of our day in such an original way. What has impressed us most is that we didn’t feel that we had to pose for endless photos. We were able to enjoy the day with our guests and know we could relax and leave you and Charlie to what you do best.

    The little details and expressions you picked out show you really got what we are about and I can see us enjoying our photos for a great many years. We can’t recommend you highly enough and wish you, Yvonne and Miles all the very best. Thank you for everything!

    Jon and Amy Barber

  54. We first saw Simon John’s work at a Wedding Fayre being held at the venue our son and his fiancée had chosen for their wedding. Amongst all the other photographers, his work was in a league of its own. We all agreed he was the one and he didn’t disappoint.

    He captured the personalities of our son and his fiancée perfectly in the pictures he took for their engagement, and again in the wedding photos, which were absolutely amazing, recording their day in funny, quirky situations, which were so them, as well as tender, gentle moments.

    Since then he has covered our grand-daughters engagement and wedding with just the same professionalism, creative eye and attention to detail.

    With his warm and engaging personality, he puts everyone at ease resulting in natural, uncontrived photos; we cannot recommend him highly enough.

    Thanks Simon.

  55. I genuinely do not even know where to start…

    We met Simon in September and straight away fell in love with his work and warm kind personsality. We straight away knew he was the photographer for us for our wedding.
    I lost my mum shortly after meeting Simon and he offered to make me a portrait of my mum. It is truely stunning and I feel completely overwhelmed with his generousity.

    Words cannot describe how grateful and thankful I am for this beautiful gift. You are one in a million Simon, thankyou so much xxx

  56. My Fiancé and I have recently collected our pictures from our engagement shoot and the pictures were really magical. Simon is a very experienced and talented photographer. If this is the quality of our engagement shoot then we know the pictures he will take on our big day will be magical and really capture our special moments. Thank you Simon.

  57. Mr. Simon John was commissioned to take professional photographs to be used on a website.

    He provided an excellent service and understood our vision of needing to have professional images.

    He is highly skilled and creative and i would recommend him highly. We will be using him again.

    Sally Beck
    Safety & Risk Consultant

  58. We first met with Simon a year ago when we were looking for a wedding photographer. Simon was the wedding photographer for some dear friends of ours and as soon as we saw their photos we knew Simon was the man for us!!!
    We had 2 meetings prior to the wedding to discuss ideas and so Simon could get a feel for what we wanted.
    On the day he was superb and made everyone feel relaxed! Simon got the exact shots we wanted and we were both blown away with the results!
    I will be using Simon again in the near future for some family portraits .We both would would highly recommend him! He is one very clever man!

    Thanks Again Simon!
    Emma and Martin x

  59. It was great to have Simon as our photographer. We thought all the group photos of the best men, bridesmaids and us were very original and creative. Simon produced an amazing photo album for us which we will always treasure, he captured our happy day beautifully.

    Thank you Simon, all your work is much appreciated.

    Suzy and Dan

  60. I first met Simon a year ago. We had booked our wedding and friends had recommended Simon as a photographer. This was a big decision for us to make, finding the right person to photograph our special day and capture those moments is so important to us and for our memories in years to come!

    Simon arranged for us to have an engagement shoot at Hayling Island beach. This was extremely relaxed and he even managed to take some pictures of our children. A few weeks later Simon showed us the portraits. They were absolutely stunning and far exceeded any expectations i had.

    Since then, Simon has delivered these prints to us. I was completely blown away by them and i even had a tear in my eye!

    Simon you are a very talented man. We cant wait for you to capture our wedding day and once again display your amazing work around our home.

    Gemma &Doug xxx

  61. We first met Simon over a year ago, after being advised to ask him to take our Wedding photographs. His passion and enthusiasm really made our Wedding day very special and putting us both and our families at ease.

    His imagination is brilliant and the results are amazing! We are so please with Simon’s work and will definitely be getting him to take photos for our first year anniversary!

    Thank you very much for everything Simon.and we are both very excited about to seeing the Wedding book, so we can show our families!

    Rory & xx

  62. We first came across Simon when he photographed our wedding for us back in 2002 with fantastic results. Since then he has photographed our children and recently taken some professional portraits of me. It’s always a pleasure to see Simon. We started our most recent meeting with a coffee and catch up and then went on a tour of the Hampshire countryside for lovely, outdoor shots. The results are amazing – in fact I just wish I looked like that in real life :)

  63. We have just seen our engagement photos and if they are anything to go by then our wedding pictures are going to be fantastic!!
    Simon was brilliant at thinking outside of the box especially including our gorgeous puppy Roli.
    We are so excited to see the final results and even more excited for the big day.
    Thank you so much Simon and roll on June next year!

    Greg & Jacqui

  64. The second I met Simon I knew I wanted him to be the photographer for our wedding next May.
    His passion, enthusiasm and excitement bursts out of him and is contagious!
    Simon made me feel so relaxed, I know he will have the same effect when photographing our big day.
    His work is incredible and I cannot wait to experience it for myself.

  65. Kelly and I had a thoroughly enjoyable morning with Simon on our engagement shoot at Hinton Ampner this Spring. He produced an amazing selection of photos which we found it very difficult to select a handful. He captured the day perfectly, we are both looking forward to our wedding day for more fantastic shots.

  66. Simon has been our family photographer since 2008 when we started a life book for our son. The images were amazing and since then he has not disappointed. His creativity and imagination make the most wonderful images, he is amazing!

  67. Simon was recommended to me by a client for some marketing shots. Although I wouldn’t normally think of using a portrait photographer for this sort of work I am really pleased to have had my preconceptions proved wrong. Simon is really easy to work with (which matters a lot), he ‘gets’ the brief instantly and adds his own creativity to the mix. I don’t think I’ve ever had an easier and more productive shoot! I refused to have a photographer at our own wedding, but I didn’t know Simon then… pity. x

  68. As a history freak I’ve booked a cruise on Crystal serenity to pass through the Panama Canal.
    On the ship Simon John presented several lectures on photography.
    In his elegant way he showed how he captures a portrait by using lights, screens, and choosing the “right angle”.
    I’ve admired the portraits at his photo gallery. There was something touching – he captures intrinsic features of persons that bring out their individuality.
    I’ve always been aware of my “asymmetry” and found myself running away from cameras.
    During the trip, I’ve met Simon at breakfast, one day. Then started wandering around the ship with him, his camera, and Nicoletta.
    He displayed an amazing charm and friendliness that made me lose my scare of the camera.
    On the ship he spotted the most enchanting walls, corners and staircases that were absolutely awesome as backdrops.
    Now I clearly see that spending one day with Simon, a highly talented photographer, was an important part of my voyage at sea. The photo collection is a very precious thing I’ve brought back from this trip.

  69. Simon has a knack of getting it just right. We recently had a portrait session and when Simon came to show us our photographs he had selected his top 3, which happened to be our top 3.
    Simon is an amazing photographer and we look forward to him photographing our wedding.
    If you want stunning, beautiful photography then Simon is your man. He is personable, honest and hugely talented and we just can’t recommend him highly enough.

  70. After seeing Simon shoot another family members wedding he was first choice for ours. Wedding photos can quite often be plain and uninspired. The last thing I wanted was the family shots to look like some football team line up, Simon and his team are very different.

    Great service from start to finish. Every aspect of the day was covered, We still look at the photo book regularly.

    Thanks again Simon!

  71. I have known Simon for a number of years now since he photographed my brother for a university portrait when he was just 18 (he’s 41 now!!)

    Simon also photographed my best friends wedding and after seeing her finished album I knew that I wanted Simon to be the photographer at my wedding.
    I was not disappointed, the pictures were beautiful and having him and Yvon there was like having 2 more guests ,rather than a photographer and his assistant! Their style is so relaxed and friendly, they never order people around, but they always get the best results for the perfect pictures.

    I have since had the pleasure of working with Simon on wedding photoshoots (I am a hair and make up artist) and it is always a pleasure to work with someone of such skill and expertise.

  72. We cannot recommend Simon highly enough.

    Simon has taken several portraits for my family over the years, and every time the result has been exceptional. When getting engaged Simon was the only choice to capture that magical day.

    We met with Simon a few times prior to the wedding, and he totally understood what we wanted, and offered some great ideas. On the day itself one of the only things i was not worried about was the photos, and all i can say is that we were not disappointed. Simon & Yvon blended in on the day, yet somehow captured some amazing intimate photos without us even noticing them there.

    We are so happy with the results, with the album that has come back, and the photos. Simon is so easy to talk to, with ease understands what you are trying to say, managing to somehow convert that into the perfect shot.

    Thank you

  73. I used Simon for some family portraits over ten years ago, and was so impressed, that he was my obvious choice for a more recent project. Finding a photographer who hears what you mean, not just listens to what you say is a rare treat. My recent request was to capture my husband, on a golf course, hitting the ball, and capturing his entire swing…yeh, I know – I’m difficult!!! Simon was amazing!! The picture now hangs in our study – a perfect realisation of the image I had in my mind, and gets comments from all our friends and family. I would offer the highest recommendation for Simon – and not just for weddings!!

  74. I got married in 2005 and in the run up to my wedding I used to stand outside Simon’s old shop front in Portsmouth like a child in front of a sweet shop. I knew that Simon would give me the non traditional, quirky wedding photographs that we wanted and he certainly did not disappoint! Still, 8 years on I can take any of our photos, hang them on the wall and they would not be dated. Simon John is truly a forerunner in the wedding photography world and has inspired me in my own photography ever since.

  75. When we first met Simon back in 2007 we knew we had to have him as our wedding photographer. We instantly fell in love with his photos and his style. On the day Simon was fantastic and was happy to photograph all the parts of our wedding including meeting my husband and his best man at the Go Karting track in the morning!! His images were stunning and also some fun ones too! Simon has an eye of spotting things that no one else would see and getting great images from it. Everyone should go and meet Simon if they are planning a wedding as you will have an amazing experience and end up with stunning images. The photo albums are out of this world and I feel so proud to get my wedding album out to show everyone!

  76. Absolutely love your work! Simon photographed our wedding back in August 2011 and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. We have a little one on the way and hope to return for some baby photo’s next year! Once again thank you Simon, glad to see you’re still keeping up the amazing work.
    Lots of love, Charlie and Missy

  77. Simon

    The picture has literally just arrived!!!!

    It is THE most beautiful thing I have ever seen…I cried! It’s stunning. Thank you sooooo much.

    Lots of love xxxx

  78. We could gush about Simon for quite some time, but we wont ….. instead we’ll just say, book the man and enjoy the experience, you’ll be glad you did, he’s a LEGEND!!!!!

  79. Having met Simon in hospital upon waiting for birthing of his son we had a chat.
    Told me that he is a photographer,looked on his website..found that He is a man
    who knows his job..Am looking forward to make him my family photographer
    His work is so impressing.Thanks for our chat which led me knowing your great
    artistic photography.

  80. Great photographer and nice guy. Did us proud at our wedding and would highly recommend. Worth every penny and remember you get the chance to get great quality images only once. I would always trust Simon to get it right and add his unique and quirky style.

  81. My wife and I are currently going through the “Wedding Blues”, as it was our wedding the Saturday before I wrote this testimonial and at which Simon captured our wedding. Now where to start, I’ve never met such a creative person and the attention to detail was amazing to watch. I’ve been a wedding photographer myself now for just over 4 years and the man just inspires me. It was just over 5 years ago that I first laid eyes on Simon’s work and from that point I knew what i wanted to be, a wedding photographer. I recently bought Simon’s book and what a read, I would really recommend it to anyone looking to get into or already a professional.

    Simon thank you so much for your hard work at our wedding, you really did make Ami and my day that so much more special. I couldn’t recommend Simon any more as a wedding photographer if i tried.

  82. Simonjohn

    Your just Amazing !
    Your caring !
    Your touch to details !
    Your imagination !
    Your way of blending into the back ground !
    Then ‘bang’ here’s your photographs …!!!!

    You and Yvon make us feel like we have known
    each other for years, at our wedding it felt like you
    were our guests. Our guests felt you were our friends
    Taking photos …..
    Thank you
    JANE & Leon loomies
    You and

  83. Film maker to the Photographer.

    Having met Simon some seven years ago at a Wedding we instantly became professional friends, and more recently, social friends. I have worked with Simon many times over recent years and have always admired his friendly, funny, and witty nature as well as his outstanding energetic photography skills.

    Whenever I have worked with Simon, him photographing and me Filming, there is always a great atmosphere between us and the couple and Simon, with his crazy out the box thinking and whacky photography, has always created plenty of fun and great content for me to use in the Bride & Groom’s Wedding Video.

    A great guy to work with, an awesome photographer and an inspiration to all in the photography business.

    Roger Lowe,
    Diamond Films

  84. Well where do I start – Not only has Simon now become our family photographer but we can easily say he (and now Yvonne) have become our friends!

    We first met Simon in 2008 when we were chosing a wedding photographer. Simon’s work instantly stood out. We loved his artistic approach and it was a very easy decision for us to make.

    Since then we have had him photgraph our little girl and more recently our Son too. Simon’s creativeness is second to none…his attention to detail is incredible and we will always welcome him with open arms in to our family home.

    We look forward to many more years of happy photographs and relationships and eagerly await the news of his most recent work of art! (Baby John?!)

    Nikki, Adam, Ada and Tommy Heims

  85. I’ve known Simon and his work for many years. A more talented photographer would be hard to find. His work is consistently inspirational, imaginative and fun. Make sure you book him for your wedding, because your photographs will NOT be boring!

  86. My husband and I first met Simon when we were looking for a wedding photographer in 2008. What struck us immediately was how much of his clients’ identity was in the photographs he took. Simon took a great deal of time getting to know us: our interests, how we met etc. Then when it came to the creation of our wedding album, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The album not only told the story of our day perfectly, but also told the story of us, as a couple. We have shown our photos to all of our family and friends, and many prints also stand pride of place on our walls at home. I would make no hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone who wants truly unique, awe-inspiring and outstanding photographs to document key events in their lives, whatever they may be.

    Your work is amazing, Simon. Thank you so much!

  87. I would like to say that Simon is not only a amazing photographer but he and Ivon are fantastic people. My Wife and I first met Simon when we were looking for a wedding photographer, and as soon as we had met him it was an instant decision. We also had Simon do a few portraits of our Baby son which look fantastic.

    Our Wedding was beautiful and Simon managed to capture the day perfectly and we hardly knew he was there. For us now there is no other choice when it comes to having a special occasion photographed or a portrait session done.

    Lee-ann and I are proud to show of our Simon John Photographs.

    Thank you Simon

  88. I just have to start by saying what an absolutely amazing and talented photographer…

    My wife and I first met Simon at a family wedding in early 1999 and since Simon has created some stunning pieces of photographic artwork. Perhaps the most amazing wedding album I have ever seen, a beautiful life book of our daughter, as well as several family portraits. Simon’s talent doesn’t just lie in his amazing photography skills but most of all in his creativity and his ability to make people feel at ease, while capturing some of those special moments in your life in a creative and fun way.

    If you are looking for an outstanding photographer and a person that is generally fun to be around and easy going then I would highly recommend that you have a chat with Simon and see what he has to say…

    Thanks for all the amazing works of art you have created over the past 5 years…

    All our best…

    Rikke and Alan

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