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Simon Gough Photography

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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.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, albums, digital album, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

Coverage of the day from Bridal Prep through to after first dance. We can also offer part day coverage

Travel

Yes

Served in

Cardiff, Mid Glamorgan and Swansea

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the charge for traveling?

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
Other

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!

What kind of equipment do you use?

A mixture of Canon and Sony cameras. I always use two cameras with double card slots

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes

What's the delivery time for 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 as well as cheques

How do you work?

I try to work with a smile on my face and laugh a lot on the day. Its about everyone enjoying the day and not feeling that the photos take very long or have to include everyone waiting around!

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    Ellie K. Married on 09/08/2019
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    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.

    Simon Gough Photography's reply:

    Thanks Ellie - so delighted that you are in love with your photos as I am - I really love them and looking back at them now I remembered all the fun stuff and the sheer gorgeousness of the day. Really loved being there and having a ball with your guests and loved creating those rain shots ... still one of the most commeneted on photos! Big love to you both and see you soon x
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    Gwennan Married on 07/02/2020
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    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!

    Simon Gough Photography's reply:

    Thanks Gwennan. It was a ball and thank you for your trust in me to get on with it (even when that involved me dancing) and enjoy the cold wet day with you. Thanks for the recommendations for previous weddings and no doubt you will do it again. Thank you for letting me be part of your wedding and I really felt I was a part as I knew so many people and met new ones too. Loads of love! Simon
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    Richard K. Married on 08/12/2019
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    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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    Thanks Richard. So great to hear this. I love that you both love your photos and how much fun you had on the day. Its all about having fun when doing the photos otherwise it can be really hard for everyone. Loves the drawings of the photos and what a great idea. Thanks again and sending big love to you and your families and so delighted that I was part of your day!
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    Lyndsey C. Married on 23/11/2019
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    Absolutely Brilliant! Must book *****

    We looked into Simon after multiple recommendations from several work colleagues, and instantly loved his style. We got to meet Simon for a coffee months before the wedding to introduce ourselves, bond and have a chin wag haha. Fast forward to the big day, Simon really put us at ease, made us laugh, captured beautiful moments we'll cherish forever and I wouldn't have known he was even there half the time, Simon was also really good with my little girl who was 2 at the time and of course center of attention. Our wedding was in November so instead of confetti we used sparklers, Simon managed to orangise us all and get some great shots (bravo!) and luckily nobody got burnt! It was abit drizzly on our wedding day but I absolutely adore the evening shots in the rain under the umbrella, people comment on them all the time! I couldn't recommend Simon enough if your looking for a laid back photographer that you and your guests can have a laugh with, who takes the most amazing photographs then this is the guy for you!

    Simon Gough Photography's reply:

    Thanks Lyndsey - really appreciate you taking time to do this and for getting my wedding ethos even on a wet cold day! It was super fun and so pleased we got out to do all the photos even if we had umbrellas. Loved meeting your family and friends and your daughter - so photogenic and cute. Thank you again and love to you all.
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    Liz D. Married on 22/11/2019
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    The most incredible photograher

    Simon is a legend. If you're wondering whether to book him - just do it! Honestly, you will not regret it.
    His photography is simply stunning, he is an incredible guy and you'll have the most amazing 5 star experience with him.
    Our wedding was on a cold and wet day in November 2019 and Simon braved all the elements with us! The weather certainly did not stop Simon from capturing beautiful photographs and his energy and personality shone through all day!
    When we received our photographs we were blown away. We cried, we laughed and we relived the whole day over again. Simon puts everyone at ease, puts a smile on your face and captures moments of the day you may miss.
    We truly believe we picked the perfect photographer and are still as just in love with our photos as the first time we saw them.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Simon!
    Liz & Leon xxx
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    Charlotte L. Married on 23/08/2019
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    You would be silly not to book Simon for your wedding day

    Well what can I say from the moment we met Simon we knew that we would get on perfectly! He is an absolute Gem.
    He made everyone feel at ease and everything felt so natural, hes fantastic with children and just fitted in throughout the whole day.
    We didnt feel pressured into going off for photos ( we just wanted to be with our guests ) but still had the most beautiful natural photos.
    We love our photos Simon, you have such a talent.
    The presentation of our photo delivery was fantastic!
    Thank you so much for making it easy for us!
    Charlotte and James Lavelle

    Simon Gough Photography's reply:

    Thank you Charlotte - so lovely to hear that! It was so nice to be at your wedding and get to know everyone and laugh alot dring the day too. I'm not sure why anyone would book anyone else but .... I'm glad you booked me and trusted me with your day. Love to your family and hopefully see you at another wedding soon!
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    Clarissa Married on 18/05/2019
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    Clarissa and Sandy

    Simon did a truly phenomenal job capturing our wedding! He is a fantastic person and a brilliant photographer! We have so many beautiful and vivid photos to choose from for our wedding album because he is wicked good at what he does! We felt immediately at ease with him within 5 minutes of our initial consultation and knew that our guests would love him too! He was so helpful with getting people together for photos and made the entire day stress-free and full of laughter! If you are looking for a photographer for a wedding – Book Simon!

    Simon Gough Photography's reply:

    Thanks Clarissa - such a pleasure to photograph your wedding and meet everyone who had travelled from so far to be in Cardiff Castle. The setting was perfect and there was so much fun and joy. It was great to see you back in Wales earlier in the year celebrating another fabulous day. Sending so much love to you both and your families at this time and feel free to keep recommending!!! x
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    Natalie and Ed

    We both wanted to say a HUGE ‘Thank you’ for our amazing pictures!!

    I knew from when I saw Lauren’s pictures (Natalies cousin) that you would capture our day perfectly. We weren’t able to meet you until much nearer the wedding but following our phone call I knew that I wouldn’t want to drop out of the booking

    On the morning and throughout the day you moved around and captured so many photos without being noticed. I have been to too many wedding with bossy photographers and I am glad to say you are not one. The general feel of our photos is us and our guests happy, fun and relaxed. So many people have commented on our pictures and noted that we were only away from our guests for half hour and in that time you captured the most beautiful photos of a not very poser-y couple. The guests felt at ease with you which shows.

    We are about to go on our honeymoon but we will definitely be in touch to order an album that the photos deserve – Choosing 100 will be very difficult!!! Our only regret is that we didn’t get a selfie or photo of us with you

    I love photos and can’t thank you enough for capturing the story of our day so accurately as that, along with our memories, is ultimately what we are left with of our day

    Simon Gough Photography's reply:

    Thanks Nat. Loved your day and how laid back you both were. It shows in the photographs and the fun you were having. Glad your loved the photos and that they show your day for the joy it was. Sending love. Simon
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    Emily & Joe

    Simon was our wedding photographer last year at the beginning of August. We met Simon at a friends wedding where we were impressed on how he managed to capture such brilliant moments. My wife and I have a background in theatre as Simon does as well and he made us feel totally at ease, asking us what we would like from him and running us through the day from start to finish. On the day, he was the perfect gentleman. Politely ushering myself, my wife and our family and friends throughout the day, standing back from the action so nobody felt like they were being pressured. What really stands out for me are two things. Firstly, he has an incredible eye for capturing not only the posed couples photos, but also moments that as the happy couple caught up in the whirlwind of the day, you can often miss. We had photos of everyone who was at the wedding, laughing, smiling, crying, sharing moments with family and friends. His shots really do speak for themselves. Secondly, he managed to create beautiful moments that fit my wife and I perfectly on our own couples shoot. Trust me when I say, if Simon has seen something he wants to capture and asks for another moment of your time for more photos, do it. I promise you wont regret it. He is charming, attentive and altogether a great bloke!
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    Eli & Dan

    Simon was amazing! He has photographed many of our friends’ weddings so we knew he would be excellent but he was even better than we could have hoped for. He made us feel so relaxed and not at all awkward when we were doing our shots as a couple. 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. Simon is a great person to have around on your day and goes above and beyond to make sure you feel special!
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    Hayley & David

    We couldn’t have loved our day wth Simon anymore! Not only did he capture our wedding day perfectly and so naturally, but he was a genuinely lovely guy to have around. He felt like a friend we’d known for years and made us feel so at ease. Could not recommend a better guy to photograph your special day!
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    Leanne & Steve

    Myself and my husband had Simon capture our wedding day back in March! We had such a giggle with him and his laid back, natural way of capturing photos. He totally put us at ease and made the process easy and no stress!
    All we can say is STUNNING, we were so in love with every photo! He bought a tear to our eyes looking through all the pure laughter, fun ,happiness, joy and most importantly love he captured on our special day. He is one of the most talented artists we have ever met! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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    Eleanor & Ryan

    Simon was our photographer when we got married the end of August. Simon was absolutely amazing on the day. His laid back personality put us both at ease and he had us laughing all day. Guests actually commented on how friendly and funny he was and how they thought he was one of the guests the way he fitted in. I hate having my photo taken and was really nervous waiting for them to arrive. I was so happy when going through them all. Simon has a real eye for what will make a good shot and they were all really natural and captured the relaxed feel of the day perfectly. I would highly recommend having Simon as your photographer. You won’t regret it
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    Molly & Andrew

    A Massive thank you for being the greatest photographer ever!!!!! You were a dream to have around on our day – so calm, fun and creative. We knew that we could trust you from the off and the photos have not disappointed!!! We have printed off lots and we have displayed them with pride around the home. Some of our personal favourites are on canvases printed HUGE! They look spectacular – particularly the ones at the barn with the lighting. We have had friends asking if you would travel to Essex – your talent is evident to everyone across the country. Thanks for travelling to Salisbury to – it meant a lot to us that you were there. We will treasure these photos forever Simon – we look so relaxed and happy and its a wonderful synopsis of the day
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    Lauren & Matt

    You captured our day exactly how I wanted to remember the day! Again thank you so much for everything, everyone has commented on how lovely you were and how relaxed you made them feel. You made me someone who had a hate of posed photos feel so comfortable and to top that off they look incredible.

    Thank you so so much I will be recommending you to everyone I know

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