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On since 2022

Last update: July 2024

“Simon’s technical skill coupled with his ability to put you at ease with his humour and relaxed nature guarantees he captures your wedding not as a hired professional but from inside your day as a friend might. If that friend was an award winning photographer.”

Hi, I'm Simon, based in Bideford- Devon, I'm married and have 2 daughters. I create authentic images for weddings across the South West and beyond. I love wedding photography and it will show not only in the final product but throughout your day; one of the most common features in reviews and comments is how much not only couples but guests loved my involvement and interaction in their day. That's a really important part of my service, I won't just be your photographer, I'll be guiding you through the day and will be focused on giving your guests an amazing experience.

I have the best job in the world.

As both an extrovert and a creative, I consider photography as my language. I'm energised by the people I work with - I love getting to know you, your family and friends and capturing moments that are meaningful to you. My goal when you work with me is to help you feel confident and comfortable in front of my camera.

Everyone deserves to have beautiful photos taken of themselves and genuinely enjoy the experience.

l'd describe my photography as creative, candid, and fun. I develop an enjoyable and relaxed environment by providing a mix of prompts and poses unique to each client.

My editing is enhanced-true-to-colour. I want to elevate, not alter the colours you've selected for your wedding day.

My most comprehensive package features full-day coverage (I often stays until 11:00pm) with documentary and traditional-style photography; all images are developed in both timeless colour and classic black and white and delivered on a USB as well as an online gallery. Packages range from £800-£1500 plus as I've had the pleasure of photographing some truly original weddings (e.g. whole weekend festival style when I've stayed the night, multi-day Indian weddings and tiny elopement style weddings with just two guests), I therefore offer a bespoke service in order that I can provide you the very best coverage of your wedding. If you've got a particular budget in mind- I can quickly tell you what I can do for you.

I will be bringing my 360 camera, Go-Pro and drone to your wedding*. We can use the fun cameras to record your ceremony from the registrar's table, attach it to the groom, put it on your dog's collar, stick it on a selfie stick, ask a flower girl or pageboy to go around interviewing your guests and even strap it to a bottle of whisky in the evening and have it passed around. What ideas have you got?

I will use the drone to take stunning videos to contextualise your wedding. Perhaps starting off looking at the two of you before flying up and off over fields or the sea (or photographs of the two of you dancing from above). I'm excited and inspired by the possibilities of this new tech.

*platinum and titanium service, weather permitting.

For testimony/reviews, portfolio, blog and a full explanation of my services please see my website.

Let’s make something beautiful. I look forward to hearing from you.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Digital album
High resolution photos
Other (Drone stills photography and video (weather and venue permitting))

What does the wedding package include?

Platinum: groom/bridal prep, leave 11pm ish. Titanium: I stay v late but miss the prep. Gold: groom/bridal prep to 1hr-ish after 1st dance. Silver: half a day. Plus bespoke options. Details on my site

How far in advance should I contact you?

I think contacting photographers should be number 2 on your list, so as soon as you've found your venue I'd love to hear from you

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, the South West usually but if you've got an exciting proposal in mind please get in contact as I can always stay the night before and or after your day

What is the charge for travelling?

Assuming it's within the South West I don't charge

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I'm friendly (occasionally sarcastic) and I'll get to know you and your guests and because of that everyone drops their guard and photographs are natural; it will feel like I'm a guest not a supplier

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use Nikon cameras: Z9, Z7 and Z6 with prime lenses (these fast lenses offer the very best quality and allow me to blur out the background for that gorgeous creamy look we all love)

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, i use Pixieset for you to share images whilst the USB packed full of images works its way to you in the post

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

I would only charge for extra time if a couple choose to change the booking from a half day to a full day, if it's just an hour or two I wouldn't dream of charging- I love my job!

What are the forms of payment?

Most people pay with bank transfers, I only ask for a small deposit

How do you work?

"Simon's technical skill coupled with an ability to put you at ease with humour and a relaxed nature guarantees he captures your wedding not just as an award winning professional but as a friend."

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Devon and Somerset

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Reviews for Acronym Photography

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Jennie D. Sent on 03/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer

Simon was extremely professional and helpful from start to finish, he gave lots of advice to us before the day to ensure we got the best possible photos, including a test shoot at the venue. He stayed for nearly 12 hours which we really appreciated as we got to capture the whole day and evening. After the wedding he followed up within a week with the online gallery and finished photos which was amazing considering there were over 1000 shots! It was a pleasure having Simon as our wedding photographer and would highly recommend his services!
Barbara L. Sent on 21/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simon was absolutely fantastic

We cannot recommend Simon enough!! We booked him for a full day package for our wedding and he captured the whole day beautifully. Wonderful to work with, made us feel very relaxed and has the best eye for a photo. We've loved reliving our day and going through his photos. Thanks again Simon!
Miriana D. Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Part silent ninja photo artist, part wedding entertainment

I was so pleased we chose Simon for our wedding photographer. He was great on the day and handled our indecisiveness very well. He not only took the expected lovely photos, but also some with unique and interesting compositions, and captured all the laughter and love of the day. He was a large part of the fun and laughter on the day and really got everyone to loosen up and get involved. The rest of the time I didn't even notice he was there taking photos, he just vanished into the background and captured all the key parts of the day. 5/5 would totally recommend.
Debbie H. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Coastal wedding

As the Mother of the bride I had not met Simon before the wedding morning, so did not know what to expect. Simon was definetly one of the things I did not need to worry about, he was the ultimate professional. He instantly put everyone at ease with his friendly smile/manner and just the right amount of humour and direction. He didnt impose in the church but still took some amazing photographs. He captured the essense of the day perfectly and we have, forevermore, so many wonderful memories of the day bought back to life so skillfully through his photography. Thank you Simon.
Emily A. Sent on 14/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a brilliant photographer and lovely person!

Simon was an exceptional photographer, very friendly and easy to talk to, so much enthusiasm and made us feel at ease throughout the day. He was very unobtrusive during the ceremony and reception, blending in seamlessly and got on so well with us and all our guests. The range of beautiful and fun shots he got was fantastic, lots of lovely candid ones as well as formal ones. There were some brilliant ones of the children too. He listened to our ideas as well as bringing some of his own and was very flexible and easy going.
He also got the photos back to us so quickly!
Couldn't recommend him more, it was a pleasure to have him be part of our special day and we will treasure the snapshots he captured.
Thank you!
Mr and Mrs Withers
Katie H. Sent on 15/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a relaxing and fun photographer!

Simon is a dreamboat. Whilst getting ready he built rapport with all the bridal party making you feel like you have known him years and able to actually relax and enjoy being around a camera (something I am not normally comfortable with). He came early, was there all day and helped coordinate a gaggle of drunken adults to get all the group shots done on time. Which I can’t imagine was easy as they were a loud bunch! Simon then was there until the bitter end taking snaps. We got a few sneak peeks on the day, followed by his “top picks” 2 weeks later to have a USB of 900 pics in colour and black and white to go through when we return from honeymoon. Already LOVING the night pics of everyone just having a ball! Dancing, singing, being daft. Love them all! Thank you so much Simon for being a more personal photographer who captured the true essence of the day rather than staged and what would have been more awkward photos of me and the now hubby!!
Kelcie L. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You need Simon too!

We will try to keep this short, but to save you reading the whole review here's the headline - Simon is absolutely awesome and we believe he would be a great addition to your wedding. In the words of the maid of honour when she saw the first collection of our wedding photos "wow Simon is brilliant, he really knows what he is doing!".
Simon has been a delight at every single stage, from our first email getting in touch, to our engagement shoot, to the all important wedding day itself. Neither of us would claim to be confident in front of the camera, yet Simon put us and our guests at ease with his relaxed and funny nature.
We are extremely grateful for all of the hard work Simon has put in to make sure our wedding day was captured perfectly. Throughout our contact with Simon he has always gone the extra mile and his enthusiasm for getting the perfect shot is certainly catching! His commitment to the cause actually landed him in a river, or two, and we love him for that.
Simon clearly has a passion and a talent for what he does, this shines through in all of the pictures he took on our wedding day. We are so pleased we chose Simon and could honestly write an essay on the reasons you should hire Simon to be your photographer. We definitely think you should choose Simon and we are sure you will love him too.
Mr & Mrs Lashbrook
Chloe P. Sent on 05/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer money can buy

Simon not only made our day by capturing it all but he made it by attending. He really has such a passion for photography and his photos really tell that themselves. He gets to know you and makes you feel at ease! He gave us pointers and tips which without them we would have been lost!
He really has such an eye for detail and makes you laugh! We couldn’t have chose a better man for the job. He has such an amazing personality which really helps makes you feel at ease and easy to pose for the camera!
The detail he gives is immaculate, down to the delivery of the final product. You can really tell he cares not only about capturing your big day but making sure you’re happy and comfortable.
I couldn’t recommend this man enough, we will never stop singing his praises and so did all of our guest. I will never stop looking at the memories he captured for us and we will cherish them for ever.
David D. Sent on 22/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t ask for more

Simon has been fantastic with us from start to finish. We went for the titanium package which includes an engagement shoot. Simon worked with us (and our two greyhounds!) to get to know us and get us relaxed in front of the camera.
On the day of the wedding Simon turned up an hour early and didn’t leave til well after 10pm. Everyone loved him, no one noticed him taking photos and the results are brilliant. We had all of our professional photos back within 2 weeks of the wedding! Simon really helped to make our day special and listened to what we wanted from the photos and the experience. He goes over and above, we couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Georgia B. Sent on 25/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Georgia Jackson

Wow what can we say, Simon is absolutely incredible from start to finish. His enthusiasm and passion for his work is so evident. Simon went above and beyond to make our day special and as stress free as possible. We would highly recommend Simon to any person looking for a photographer that is able to keep to a tight schedule with a smile on his face and love for his work. Thank you thank you thank you! The Jackson’s xxxx
Jess H. Sent on 14/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams!

We got married last month and it was an incredible day start to finish thanks to our incredible photographer Simon from Acronym photography!

He captured beautiful shots that we will be able to treasure forever. Not only did he make us feel super relaxed throughout the day our guests also felt super relaxed and loved his personality. He also took his time to capture photos on the beach which was such a special moment as it was just the two of us.

We can’t recommend him enough!

Thank you so much Simon for making our special day even more amazing by sharing it with us.

Love from Mr and Mrs Hinton xx
Dayana Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Happy Couple

Looking for a photographer can be daunting, but after speaking to Simon all of our worries were put at ease. He went above and beyond with his efforts, and we couldn’t be happier with the beautiful photos that he took. He truly captured the magic of the day and we will cherish these photos forever.
It was a pleasure to have him with us. I wish we could do it all over again.
Thank you ever so much Simon!
Georgia O. Sent on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful and Windy Wedding

We couldn’t of had a better photographer than Simon. From the minute he arrived till the moment he left he made our day the best it could be, even in the wind and rain! He made us both feel super relaxed in front of the camera where we’d usually like to hide! And captured some truly beautiful pictures that we all will hold so close to us, and some brilliantly funny ones that make us all laugh! Couldn’t recommend him enough!
David W. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic, personal Photographer. 5*

Simon was fantastic from start to finish. He made the day fun and exciting, knowing what great shots to takes, driving us to another location for 20 mins for something different and blending in well. He also has a great, funny personality which all of our guests enjoyed. We can't rate him highly enough and our photos are amazing.
Cath G. Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant Hallsannery

Simon is excellent at creating some fabulous shots. He really captured the mood of the day and was a pleasure to have around!
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