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On Hitched.co.uk since 2023

Last update: April 2024

I would describe my approach to wedding photography as modern and stylish but also very natural - mostly reportage style. I like to keep things classically composed, with beautiful skin tones, whilst retaining the natural documentary feel that comes from taking candid shots - I aim to capture the atmosphere as it unfolds naturally.

Great wedding photography is about telling a story, documenting all the memorable moments, as well as the family and the guests and the emotions of the day. I always take great care to create beautiful photos of all the details, too, such as the dress, the bouquet, the wedding cake, and the table decor. For the Bride & Groom shots, I keep things very relaxed for couples, finding the most beautiful spots with the best light, and I encourage couples to get close and not to worry about fussy or staged poses. As long as you are relaxed and happy, I can always create really beautiful and timeless portraits which you will love!

I do like to take classically composed ‘formal' group shots of family/bridesmaids/groomsmen etc., (whatever the couple wants) as well as all the details and personal touches, but mostly I take lots of natural, candid shots, capturing the guests and everything that goes on, in a discreet, unobtrusive way, so that the images reflect the reality of the day, and the emotions captured are real. I often use long lenses, so I can get close-up shots from a discreet distance.

Having said that, I'm happy to be led to an extent by the couple, so if they have a particular approach or style they want me to follow, I'm very open to that. I'm here to serve the Bride and Groom and to give them images they will love. I take around 1500 - 2000 photos, and from these, select the very best images, giving the couple 500 - 600 high-quality, finely edited photographs.

Every photo is individually worked on to make it look it's very best - I make adjustments to brightness, contrast, overall colour, skin tone etc., and I put additional work into the Bride & Groom portraits. I’m also skilled in Photoshop and retouching if required.

The images are delivered to you on a stylish Walnut USB memory stick, which comes in a Walnut presentation box engraved with ‘Our Wedding’. Photos are delivered two-three weeks after the wedding.

I always like to meet with couples in person first to hear their plans and ideas and get a feel for how they are planning their big day, and I'll offer advice regarding the timings and a few tips, and after that, I'll put together a suggested schedule for the photography to include everything that they want. Then, if they are happy to go ahead, I ask for a £200 deposit to secure the date for them. I keep in touch throughout the planning process, and I like to meet up again around a month before the wedding, ideally at the venue, to go over the finalised schedule and work out where is going to work best for the Bride & Groom portraits, as well the Family / Group shots.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Pre-wedding meeting. All images carefully edited, to make them look their very best. 500 - 600 images delivered on engraved USB in matching presentation box. Personal Gallery to Download & Share

How far in advance should I contact you?

Anytime is fine!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, east Sussex and Kent

What is the charge for travelling?

The fee includes travel up to one hour round trip (30 mins each way) but anything above 30 mins away, I do charge a little extra for, £50 per hour. Ie, one hour drive from Hastings - £50 extra

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Mostly candid, natural shots - I often use long lenses so I can get great shots of people without them realising they are being photographed

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use a Canon R6, mark II, with a variety of high end lenses, for optimum image quality, clarity and colour

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pic-Time

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?

Off peak weddings - £85 per hour. Peak time weddings - £95 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

Usually couples pay by online bank transfer, but Im happy to accept cash

How do you work?

Having discussed what the priorities are for the couple, I focus on essentials first, and spend the remainder of the time capturing candid shots, details and atmosphere
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Reviews for Simon Booth Photography

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15 reviews
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Katherine
Katherine A. Sent on 08/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent!

What can I say?! Simon, first and foremost, is one of the loveliest guys you’ll ever meet. Secondly, his photography is just stunning. He was our wedding photographer. He made us feel relaxed, captured the day in full, everyone we spoke to loved him. We can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you put in on the lead up, during the day and afterwards. We can’t stop looking at the photos. Highly recommended. Thank you Simon
Emily
Emily K. Sent on 26/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent photographer


You are such a talented photographer, and we are so happy with the results of your work. From the beginning to the end, your friendliness and calm manner gave us all the confidence we needed. In addition to that, the excellent services you offered were very reasonable, and we will not hesitate to recommend you to others. Each and every photograph takes us back to a very special memory of our wedding day your photographs are going to be our memories forever. We also loved the presentation of the photographs after in whe wooden engraved USB box and wooden USB stick. You also have the ability to interpret our vision in a way that was non-intrusive and natural too. We really can't thankyou enough! Thankyou.
George-Ann
George-Ann W. Sent on 29/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic!

Simon is absolutely fantastic! We knew after a few seconds of meeting with Simon that he was the photographer we wanted to photograph our wedding. He is friendly, professional and extremely talented with a camera. We could tell he was very experienced with wedding photography from his tips and beautiful sample photos. We are absolutely in love with the photos from our wedding day and we’re blown away by the amazing quality of both the photos themselves and the high quality engraved wooden USB stick. Simon is so lovely and put us both at ease from the very start. There were many photos that we hadn’t realised he had captured until we received the digital copies as he was brilliant at knowing just where to be, and when! We know that we can count on Simon again for any future life events.
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Fiona E. Sent on 27/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

We were married last October and cannot thank Simon enough for capturing our day so beautifully!!! Even though there were lighting challenges on the day, his care and attention to detail is incredible and the results are better than we could have ever imagined. It was also a pleasure working with Simon throughout the entire process, his advice and communication was excellent!
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Yvonne M. Sent on 26/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Photographer

We can't talk highly enough of, or recommend Simon Booth highly enough for making our wedding day so special. Simon was fantastic with us from the moment we met at Durbar Hall, Hastings to discuss what was wanted on our big day, which we were completely unsure about, even right up to the minute he left us at the end of our day. Simon's knowledge of Hastings made us achieve the most perfect day and produced photos that we love and cherish over a year on after our wedding. I even have one of our wedding photos as my screen saver. He was able to advise us on a lovely local pub for our guests to go to whilst he whisked us off for photos on the sunset beach, which were just amazing and that was in November, so not a lovely summer's day. Simon put us and our guests at ease throughout the day whilst he mingled, achieving lovely natural photos of everyone together. Simon was part of the family, because he blended in with us all there was no stiff posing for photos. I hate posing for photos, I never know what to do with my hands etc, I didn't have to worry about any of that, Simon took care of all that. We even had poor Simon on his knee's taking photos of my red wedding shoes on the beach, which still makes us laugh when we see the photos LOL! Nothing was ever a problem and we loved the fact he is artistic and loves thinking outside the box for photos. Simon was able to give me a contact for wedding make up and hair on the day too. Grace Benson was excellent and again comes highly recommended. Simon achieved a beautiful photographic story of our wedding, which will definitely keep the memories of our special day vivid and alive for the rest of our lives. We are so happy with Simon, we are going to come back to Hastings for our first anniversary so that he can create the next chapter in our photographic story for us. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special, we really can't thank you enough. A very special photographer with a real passion for his work and achieving the most special day for you and your guest’s.

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Katrina Sent on 26/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simon just fit in with our guests

Simon photographed our wedding in the beginning of November, and he was just wonderful!
He listened to what we liked, what we didn’t like and really tailored to our day!
Neither myself or my husband enjoy having our photo taken, but Simon helped us to feel relaxed and ensured we didn’t feel posed or anything like that!
Not only is he a fantastic photographer who provided us with a huge amount of stunning photos, he was also a lovely guest to have at our wedding and blended in with our friends and family so well! ❤️
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Shaun Sent on 12/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The most professional and yet personal service

From start to finish Simon provided the most professional and yet personal service possible and we were left with amazing photos of our big day. We would recommend Simon to anyone.
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Farah Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Simon is fabulous

Our wedding venue recommended seven wedding photographers. Having looked at all seven websites, Simon was the only one we contacted. His work speaks for itself – it’s a beautiful mix of formal and informal imagery that captures the joy, intimacy and meaning of a wedding.

From my initial conversation with him on the phone, to our pre-wedding meeting at the venue, and the wedding itself, Simon was professional, friendly and he listened intently to what we wanted. He put our guests at ease – he has such a gentle way about him.

We highly recommend Simon, he is fabulous
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Paul Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic

Simon recorded our wedding at the George Hotel in Rye in April and we couldn’t have been happier with the images he took or the way he went about taking them. We both really liked how Simon was with everyone on the day and the pictures are absolutely fantastic. We would highly recommend Simon to anyone.
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Amy Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

His pictures are beautiful

We're so glad we chose Simon for our wedding photos. His pictures are beautifully shot and he's really friendly. Simon captured everything that we wanted as well as some little moments that we otherwise wouldn't have seen, which is lovely. Communication from Simon was always very clear and helpful and several guests commented on the day how impressed they were with how he works. We highly recommend Simon Booth Photography.
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Amie Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Simon captured every perfect moment of the day!

We just want to say a huge thank you for our wedding photos. They are everything we could imagine and more. They are beautiful and you captured every perfect moment of the day! The day is such a blur to us still from alot of emotions and the picture of us at the top of the aisle with me smiling is my favourite and mainly because i really cant remember how i felt walking up there and not realising i smiled the whole way down. Thank you again so much, you have been a real pleasure to work with and have made those moments a reality all over again. I will be recommending to everyone i know. We wish you all the very best for the future!
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Jessica Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A great photographer and a wonderful person

Simon's work is truly beautiful, he recently shot our wedding and the pictures we have are amazing.

He is super friendly and will work with you to get exactly what you want. We found that nothing was too much for him, and he went the extra mile to ensure we had all the photos we wanted in gorgeous settings, and we barely noticed he was there allowing the day to flow naturally.

Highly recommended, great photographer and wonderful person.
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Hannah Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing

Rob and I just want to say a massive thank you for our photos, we absolutely adore them! Our family and friends have all said how amazing they are, especially the ones with the bluebells!

You were amazing to work with right from the start, and we really appreciate everything you did for us.
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Zoey Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Some of the photos are absolutely stunning !

Wow ... i am lost for words some of those photos are absolutely stunning ! You covered the day from start to finish so well and made me look awesome considering i am not a very photogenic person at all !
We are literally so chuffed with all the shots you got and so glad you included some of the other shots you mentioned that may not usually be included as we love them all . We are going to go back through them and pick our favourites.

Thank you so much Simon !
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Victoria Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The finished photos were more than we could have ever dreamed

We could not recommend Simon enough to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding. It sounds like a cliché but it's true! He was amazing through every step of the process and put us completely at ease. He knew exactly what shots would work for us as a couple and adapted to the schedule, weather, guests and last minute requests seamlessly and professionally. The finished photos were more than we could have ever dreamed they would be and 6 weeks on our guests are still commenting on how lovely and how professional Simon was. A million thank yous Simon - you gave us the perfect snapshots of our perfect day. We've just finished looking through all the photos and oh my goodness there are no words!! We love them and cannot thank you enough. My brother, sister and mum were having a peak too and loved them just as much (and my brother is very fussy about his photos lol!) You have worked some photography magic! I can't wait to show them off
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118 Milward Road TN34 3RT Hastings (East Sussex)

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