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Unconventional unstaged & unobtrusive wedding photography for couples who don't follow the crowd.

Whether you're getting married in a cinema, art gallery, or your back garden; my photography is all about telling your unique story and recreating the atmosphere of your wedding day so you can relive it again and again.
I’m here to take offbeat, multi-layered photographs that come alive when you look at them and stand alone as great pieces of art. From the electricity of the morning preparations to the energy of the wedding dancefloor and all the beats inbetween.

"Photos which tell story after story at every turn.... Simon's photography can only be described as something very special."

- Claire & Adam


"Genuine interesting photos, which I personally feel is quite rare in wedding photography!"

- Kate & Jack



As well as all the real stories and moments you’ll often want to steal away for some couple portraits (totally optional!).

I’m not usually one for stage managing and complicated lighting set-ups - I want to create portraits that reflect the real you and your relationship, not ones that win awards for their technical brilliance.

This means we’ll just go for a walk, find some nice light and have some quiet time before getting you back to the party & your guests.


"Not only has he captured every moment, he's captured every feeling. Every time I look at our photos I smile. They are perfect"

- Jen & Christopher


"Our photos are beautiful. … My mum cried looking at them, I cried, Grandma probably will cry!"

-Mickey & Stuart


"You can feel the energy, nervousness and excitement all through the photos"

- Lois & David


"Simon is an artist, each picture so beautifully composed"

- Annelies & Louis


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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

The most popular package includes: Up to 10 hours of my and my camera’s time on your wedding day. Pre-wedding consultation A minimum of 500 hand edited images Online Gallery and costs £1750

How far in advance should I contact you?

Most people book 1-2 years in advance. Get in touch to see if I'm still available

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, uK

What is the charge for travelling?

I charge for accommodation and travel expenses as needed. If it's less than two hours drive from Derby it's just considered local and included in the normal wedding package

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?

It's about documenting the events unfolding before me to create fresh and dynamic images that take you right back to the moment whenever you look at them

What kind of equipment do you use?

Small cameras and minimum lenses & sometimes experiment with analog cameras and instant film. I use natural light wherever possible. I'm very minimalistic - so I can unobtrusively be where I need to

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online Gallery

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?

200 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer

How do you work?

I work with small cameras capturing atmosphere, personalites, big wide shots and tiny little details to weave into a collection of photographs that "Tell story after story at every turn"
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Reviews for Simon Dewey Photography - Documentary Photographer Derby

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Steve L. Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Superb

Simon photographed our wedding and we couldn’t of wished for better. He captured the essence of the day without being intrusive.. it was if he wasn’t there. So glad we chose him and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for anyone looking for a professional service.
Annelies V. Sent on 07/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

No posing here, just a beautifully documented wedding day

Getting Simon as our photographer was the best decision we've made for our wedding. He's the kind of artist you can just trust to do beautiful, sensitive storytelling. When seeing his work for other couples, we were left with the idea that those were the kind of images we'd like of -our- loved ones too. we had faith in him to do a beautiful job when given complete freedom on the day, and he didn't disappoint. We didn't have to worry about posing, photo request lists or being directed, Simon just let us enjoy our day and documented it beautifully. He captured lots of beloved moments, and lots of lovely ones that we missed ourselves but enjoyed seeing afterwards. 100% recommended!
Sarah B. Sent on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional wedding photos

We knew what we wanted from a photographer and Simon delivered far beyond our expectations. The excitement and happiness of the day was captured perfectly. Be it a photo from the church or an action shot of the dance floor, every photo beams with style and emotion. We could not be happier.
On top of that Simon is an awesome guy and it was a pleasure to have him be a part of the day.

Thank you Simon!
Joanna P. Sent on 24/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect photographer

We used Simon after he was the photographer at both my sister’s and my cousin’s weddings- he is simply the best! He captured our day perfectly, without us missing out on it because we were having photos taken! So unobtrusive but still captures every little detail and every moment perfectly! We would recommend Simon to anyone who wants photos that capture the moment truly, in all its glory! The best wedding photographer I’ve ever seen!
Nicola P. Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible photographer

I'm so incredibly happy with every single picture from our wedding. Simon was incredible. We always wanted very relaxed informal photos, so we could spend time with our guests, enjoying ourselves and not having to disapear. We did have a few group shots of the wedding party but it was so well organised it didn't take any time at all. He knew exactly what we were looking and delivered. Half of the time ,ourselves and the guests didn't even know he was there. If you want incredible shots of great memories, people enjoying themselves, true happiness and what would usually be missed moments, I cannot recommend him enough!
Sarah D. Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed, and none I trust enough but friendly photographer, resulting in beautiful shots

We got married about 5 years ago and we loved simon's unique and Informal style of photography. He was really easy to deal with and we absolutely treasure our photos. Would definitely recommend!
Ellie W. Sent on 23/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Photographer Who Will Make You Feel Totally At Ease

It was an absolute delight working with Simon. He's so chilled out and helped make my husband and I feel so comfortable and at ease. Looking at some of the images Simon captured, we keep remarking 'I didn't even notice him stood there!' or 'How did he get that shot without us realising?' - this is exactly what we were looking for, and we found it with Simon. My husband and I are not keen on being in the limelight at all, but Simon kept everything low key and relaxed - he perfectly captured the essence of our day, our guests and us as a couple. Simon effortlessly got it all, and even during the brief 'staged' photos period (group shots and pictures of us together), we felt totally relaxed and comfortable. If you're looking for that 'fly on the wall' style experience, for someone to capture the day in its most natural and truest form, Simon is the photographer for you.
Lois H. Sent on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos capturing our day perfectly

We’re both in awe of our wedding photographs. Whenever we take a look and show our friends and family, we are all taken back to the day. You can feel the energy, nervousness and excitement all through the photos.
I’ve never been someone who likes to stand in front of a camera and pose for photos. So Simons style of journalistic photography worked perfectly for us. he blended into day and captured moments to cherish.

Thank you again Simon.
Liz C. Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Creative beautiful photography

Simon is a wonderful photographer. He captures moments of your special day in such an artistic way.
Maria H. Sent on 22/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer

Simon is just such a brilliant photographer. He catches all those little moments that you dont get to see. He catches the atmosphere and the essence of the characters. I honestly could not rate him high enough. He is simply wonderful and you dont even know he's there.
Sharon Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

True professional

I thought you are fantastic at what you do you have made our wedding day special with you excellent photos keep doing what you do making the best memories for us once again thank you 😊
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