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Last update: February 2024

'My favourite thing about Simon’s photography is that he captures the life and energy of the day and no one even notices him running around and capturing their laughs and smiles' Ellie & Dan

Simon Gough Photography is a wedding photography company based in Cardiff, Wales. Owner Simon loves his job, and he enjoys spending his days in the company of smiling, happy people. He has a friendly, professional manner, and he wants you to have a great time working with him. Simon believes that laughter makes for beautiful photographs, and he can’t wait to capture all the joy and splendour of your wedding celebration. He hopes that your wedding collection will bring you joy for many years to come.

Services Offered

Simon Gough Photography is looking forward to your big day. Simon is proud to serve Wales, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, and Devon. Wedding package features include a complimentary pre-wedding consultation, partial or full-day event coverage, and hundreds of high-resolution digital images. Printed photos are also available.

He also offers engagement shoots, beautiful albums and newborn shoots.

'Cannot recommend Simon enough, definitely a fantastic choice' India & Ollie

'You made me someone who had a hate of posed photos feel so comfortable and to top that off they look incredible' - Lauren & Matt

'Simon made myself, my husband and all our guests completely at ease' Nadia & Ian

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Coverage of the day from Bridal Prep through to after first dance when your guests hit the dance floor. We can also offer part day coverage if you are looking for something more bespoke

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please get in touch when you have booked a venue and want to start looking at the day in greater detail. There is no too far or too short a period to contact me

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, south Wales, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, Mid Wales and further afield

What is the charge for travelling?

Depending on mileage I tend to try and keep these costs to minimum - although if travelling more than 90 minutes I charge for an overnight stay at a modest hotel so I can be fresh on the day

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism
Other (Lots of candid photography and guests laughing)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like to capture the fun of the day as well as the more traditional. Its about us all having fun on the day and me not taking myself seriously! The more fun you and your guests are having the better!

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony cameras with canon and sigma lenses. I always use two cameras with double card slots. I also bring off camera flash and some 4 foot light sabres for winter weddings

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, the photos are displayed on my client area through the website

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

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

Alone

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

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

If extra time is needed then we can price it up together on an hourly basis or look at whether I need to charge at all

What are the forms of payment?

BACs and card payments

How do you work?

I work with a smile on my face and laugh lots on the day. Its about everyone enjoying the day. The photos should not take very long or have anyone waiting around! Its about candid moments and the joy
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27 reviews
Daisy
Daisy W. Sent on 23/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much

Simon was amazing! He was really fun and chilled on the day which made everyone super relaxed. His photos were amazing and he really worked around what we wanted. Thank you so much x
Kelly
Kelly T. Sent on 03/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Kelly and Sam Thomas

Thank you so much, Simon, for capturing our day perfectly! Simon was incredible from start to finish and we were so pleased with our photographs, which came back to us less than 2 weeks after the wedding, with a full gallery available to view and share with family and friends. We have so many amazing memories captured and honestly it just filled us with such happiness looking back at the photos! Simon was so down to earth, genuinely made us feel at ease and the quality was amazing.
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Diamonds71.Ss@Gmail.com Sent on 17/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, animated and inspiring photographer!!

Simon was amazing..relaxed and patient!!
His eye for detail and capturing candid shots exceeded our expectations! After receiving our shots..we are now in a dilemma deciding which are our favourites!!!.. so many have stolen our hearts. Thanks doesnt seem enough for the memories you have created for us. We are very grateful!! Xx
Beth
Bethan D. Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simon was utterly incredible for us and we would definitely recommend you consider him!

We cannot recommend Simon enough. We knew Simon already as he photographed my mums’ wedding the previous year and we knew instantly when we got engaged ourselves that we wanted him. Simon is such a friendly and relaxed person which is exactly what you want and need on your wedding day! On the lead up to the wedding, Simon made us feel at ease through quick responses through email, meeting up to look through a wide range of his wedding albums and portfolios. He made the whole process stress-free and straight forward. Before the wedding, Simon sent us a form to fill in so he could ensure that he captured the special and important moments.
On our wedding day, Simon was so easy-going and made us feel at ease instantly, which helped create those magic moments we wanted to remember. He blended in and got on with our friends and family, which is exactly what your guests will want as everyone can have a laugh with him! Simon was incredible on the day and went above and beyond, especially when we had photos in the woodland area in the pouring rain. He got absolutely soaked but it didn’t stop him from getting some amazing photos outside which are our favourites! We have had so many compliments on our photos about how magical and surreal they look, and it is all because of Simon.
When we were on our honeymoon, we received an email saying our wedding photos had arrived and we couldn’t believe that within a couple of weeks they were ready, and we couldn’t wait to see them all! Our photos arrived in a lovely, rustic wooden box with a selection of some photos and a memory stick with 800+ of our wedding photos. We were beyond thrilled when we saw our photos and were so grateful for Simon and how we captured our special day. There were so many photos that we didn’t even realise Simon had taken on the day; you completely forget he is there as he just blends in so well. We loved re-living all the incredible moments from the day as well as the little bits we missed as the day went on.
Simon was utterly incredible for us and we would definitely recommend you consider him! He was always happy to help us and go with what we wanted. We are more than happy that we have so many incredible photos and moments that we get to cherish forever.
Thank you so much again, Simon!
Hannah
Hannah S. Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Top quality!

Simon has beautifully captured so many of our friends weddings that it was a no brainer to choose him for ours. He was just was fantastic from start to finish. His calm and friendly manner puts you at ease from first meeting right through to on the day. Simon has a great eye for the perfect shot and takes a wonderful variety of posed photos and candid moments. Simon also has a balance of a firm but fair nature which is needed for organising larger groups of people for posed photos. Simon's knowledge, experience and passion for wedding photography shines through him and his bubbly personality. Simon provided a very efficient turn around to produce our beautiful wedding photos - we were able to view our full gallery within two weeks. Simon also offers a very reasonable price matched with high quality service and products. We are looking forward to seeing Simon again at future family weddings he is already booked for.
Lauren
Lauren M. Sent on 15/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent, experienced photographer

Excellent photographer. Arrived on time for bride prep photos is very patient. Simon knows which shots to take & the best places to go for them around venues. A lot of guests at our wedding enjoyed Simon’s company due to the easy going nature (he’s very easy to get along with). Simon worked tirelessly throughout our wedding day & our photos were amazing! Lastly, Simon is easy to contact & always replies within a timely manner. Highly recommended!
Ellie
Ellie K. Sent on 05/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Billboard worthy photographs


Simon captured our wedding day in a way that exceeded any expectations. We have the most beautiful photographs of our guests, our venue, all the little details and of course us (nothing was missed!).

Simon even used the rain (which is normally a wedding day curse) in the most beautiful way in some of our photos, having us pose with umbrellas under the starlit sky - giving very “LaLa Land” vibes! This created “The” wedding photo that we could have only imagined.

We have had countless comments and compliments on our wedding photographs taken by Simon. On the day, Simon created a very relaxing and at ease atmosphere for us which was reassuring as we’re not particularly naturals when it comes to having our photos taken.

Simon takes advantage of the “in the moment” shots which gave us natural, honest and genuinely joyful snaps which allows us to relive special moments.

If we were to get married all over again, I wouldn’t hesitate to have Simon photograph it all.
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Rosalind M. Sent on 23/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photographs capturing a fantastic day

I can't recommend Simon highly enough. He's not only a fantastic photographer but also a lovely guy!
He was great on our wedding day and directing guests and me and my husband but also easy going and made it all feel very easy.
We are also so happy with the photos we got back. They are just what we were after in that they're not too formal but at the same time capture all the right moments.
Thank you Simon!
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Nadia O. Sent on 17/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

Simon is a true professional. He is hilarious, friendly and made myself, my husband and all our guests completely at ease. That comes through on all our pictures, nothing looked or felt awkward and the quality is just brilliant. One of my bridesmaids said that she has never seen pictures that capture the thoughts and emotions of people so perfectly. We had a lot of guests and quite possibly the hottest day of the year, Simon just worked so hard to capture the day beautifully. Do not hesitate to book Simon, I am so happy we did and will treasure the pictures forever
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Katie O. Sent on 31/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Photographer!

Picking a wedding photographer was probably the hardest vendor for me to choose as you spend the most time with them of all the other vendors so we really wanted it to be someone fun and someone easy going. Simon was exactly that!
From cracking jokes and making me laugh when I was nervous before the ceremony to risking his life (and camera equipment!!!) climbing down a muddy hill to get the perfect shot, Simon does it all!
He got our photos back to us within two weeks and they came beautifully presented. When we looked through the photos we couldn't believe how many moments he captured that we didn't realise he was there for. It honestly seems like has the ability to be in several places at once. I couldn't recommend him more!!!
Thanks Simon!
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D Baldwin Sent on 15/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing photographer who captured our day perfectly!

If you are reading this, then look no further! You will not be disappointed. Simon exceeded our expectations from start to finish. He is such a great character and from the moment we met him, we knew he would fit right into our day. He listened to what we wanted and advised us of our options. Simon was so patient with us with our 4 rescheduled wedding dates (due to Covid) and always got back to us straight away answering any questions we had. On the day, he was absolutely amazing and just blended in with our friends and family. He was so discreet with capturing our special day and when requested to take 'posed' photos by family and friends, he made it so relaxed and easy. Simon had an eye for detail and made sure he knew the venue well in order to capture the sun at different times of the day. We were blown away when we received our beautifully presented rustic wooden box with our USB stick and a few of the photos from the day. We absolutely loved the pictures, all 750 of them! We didn't know half of these were taken as he certainly isn't in your face on the day. Simon provided us with a link to share the photos with family and friends and the comments we had back were so positive.
"Absolutely stunning photos, the best wedding photos I have ever seen."
"What stunning pictures. My eyes have gone all leaky!"
"Wow! I had tears of happiness looking through your amazing day."
"Oh wow... beautiful pictures. I wouldn't be able to choose from all of those! I love that they showed the love and laughter all through the day."
"Wonderful pictures and memories to share forever."

We now have the tricky job of choosing the photos we would like in our album. (Although we get to keep the 750 photos electronically!) Simon created a mixture of colour and black and white photos for us and we were so pleased with the selection we have.
We honestly cant recommend him enough. He really did make our day and we have the memories to treasure forever.
Thank you, Simon. We really made the right choice choosing you!
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Michael W. Sent on 29/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simon is amazing guy!

Simon was amazing throughout the whole process from meeting him before our wedding and then having him there with us on our big day. You made us and all our guest feel comfortable and he is a good laugh. We loved him and all our guests loved him too. All the photos he took on the day was excellent, we was so happy we booked Simon and I would 100 percent recommend to everyone. The turnaround for the photos to be sent to us was super quick as well. He made us feel so relaxed and not at all awkward when we were doing our shots as a couple.
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India A. Sent on 21/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend - amazingly talented

Simon is an incredibly talented photographer who photographed our wedding day in 2021. He made my husband and I feel at ease throughout the day and took photos which captured our special moments perfectly. Cannot recommend Simon enough, definitely a fantastic choice!
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Gwennan Sent on 30/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wouldn’t have booked anyone else!

Having been to two weddings of close family members where Simon was the photographer, I didn't even contact anyone else - I knew we were in safe hands from the start. From the initial email, Simon was incredibly accommodating and supportive of our non traditional winter wedding party and made it a blast from start to finish. Well up for a laugh, a dance and snapping away in a field in the beginning of a storm, one of our best memories of the weekend was running up and down steps with Simon whilst our nearest and dearest yelled, hollered and cheered with sparklers. We had such a fun and cannot wait to see the finished photos - the sneak peeks we've had so far have been incredible. Highly recommend, huge thank you from us both!
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Richard K. Sent on 30/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Don't even think about choosing another photographer!!

Cant say enough positives about Simon both from on the day and the quality of the photographs. From the minute we asked Simon to be our photographer, he could not have been more helpful or understanding of exactly what we wanted. In times when we didn't know what we wanted he made suggestions that absolutely made the day. The photographs are unbelievable and something we will cherish forever, so much so that we have even had hand drawn recreations by a local artist of some of our favourites we love them so much. We get so many compliments on the photographs especially the variance in style, they are absolutely awesome. On the day Simon likes to mix with the guests and make them feel comfortable which made his presence go unnoticed and everyone feels very relaxed - this captured incredible natural shots on the day that we couldn't have possibly recreated. Cant stress enough how much we laughed on the day as well taking our 'official' photos....it was so much fun! Above all else the value for money in the sheer quality of service and photographs compared with some photographers is phenomenal. Would highly recommend Simon to anyone!
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