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Making the Formal Informal

“Simon created the most beautiful portfolio of memories for us. He was highly professional, patient and friendly for the entire day, putting everyone at ease in order to create the suite of photographs we requested. Every Aspect of our day was captured, and when we looked through them for the first time, they took us back to each special moment. Our guests made lots of comments throughout the day about how lucky we were to have had such an amazingly organised photographer who made them so relaxed. The photos themselves were stunning in quality and were sent every image in both colour and black and white. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon for any special occasion and we so happy he shared our day with us.”

Mel & Ant

Welcome to Simon Dutson wedding photography – where I turn the formal moments of your special day into beautifully informal memories. My style, "Making the Formal Informal," captures the essence of your wedding with a blend of elegance and candid authenticity. I believe that the most magical moments are those unplanned, spontaneous instances that reflect your true emotions and personalities.

I strive to create a relaxed atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy every second while I seamlessly capture the laughter, the tears, and the love in its purest form. My goal is to deliver a collection of photographs that tell your love story with genuine, heartfelt images that you'll cherish forever.

 

Let us transform the traditional into the extraordinary, ensuring your wedding day is remembered just as it happened

 

Wedding Price

The Wedding Package

Every wedding is a unique celebration of love, and we are dedicated to ensuring your photographs reflect your day as you wish to remember it. My tailored approach guarantees a personalised experience, capturing every special moment seamlessly.

Full day coverage starts from £1000. 

 

Personalised Attention
From the initial consultation to the final delivery, you’ll receive my full dedication and expertise. We’ll discuss all the details beforehand, ensuring a stress-free wedding day where you can relax and enjoy every moment.

 

​Pre-Wedding Consultation
We’ll have detailed discussions leading up to your wedding day, so you can be confident that everything is agreed upon and planned to perfection.

 

​Flexible Full Day Coverage
I’ll start when you want me to start and finish when you want me to finish. Typically, this means capturing everything from the morning preparations or guest arrivals, right through to the first dance – and even later if you have fireworks/sparklers planned.

Travel and Accommodation
Travel and accommodation expenses within mainland UK are included in the package, so there are no additional costs for these.

High-Quality Presentation
Receive a beautifully presented USB stick containing your selected photographs, with both colour and black & white versions of each image.

 

Online Gallery
Your photos will be available in a password-protected online gallery for easy sharing with family and friends.

Transparent Pricing
No hidden costs! What you see is what you get – comprehensive coverage tailored to your needs, including both colour and black & white digital copies of your selected photos.
 

 

Intimate and Shorter Weddings

If you’re planning a shorter or more intimate celebration, we’re happy to accommodate your needs. Contact us with your details for a customised quote. 

 

Booking Information

To secure your date, a £200 deposit is required, with the remaining balance payable in installments up to a month before your wedding.

Based in London and the Home Counties, I travel nationwide to capture weddings, ensuring your special day is documented no matter where it takes place.

Let’s work together to create a beautiful, informal record of your formal day. Contact me today to discuss your vision and begin planning your unforgettable wedding photography experience.

What to expect

Your Day, Your Memories. Your wedding day is all about you, and I am committed to capturing the memories you want most, with flexibility and attention to detail.

Before the Wedding

Leading up to your wedding, I maintain regular contact to understand your plans and vision for the big day. I encourage you to share ideas and any inspirational photos you've found, ensuring we're aligned on your desired style and moments to capture.

Arrival

During our pre-wedding discussions, we’ll decide when you’d like me to start capturing your day. This could be early on, documenting the 'getting ready' moments, or as guests begin to arrive for the ceremony. Those early preparation shots are a wonderful way to begin your wedding story, and if family members or children are present, it's a great opportunity to capture some informal 'family time' before the main event begins. However, if you prefer this time to be more private and intimate, I can start at the wedding venue, photographing guests as they arrive.

 

During the Ceremony

Capturing the emotion and solemnity of your ceremony requires a delicate balance. I always discuss do's and don'ts with the officiant beforehand to ensure I respect the sanctity of the moment. My approach is to be respectful and discreet, avoiding any disruption. I aim to capture the beauty and emotion of your vows without becoming a distraction, ensuring the focus remains on you and your love.

Relaxed and Natural Photography

During your wedding day, I'll blend seamlessly into the background, capturing candid moments and genuine emotions. My goal is to document the day as it naturally unfolds, so your photographs reflect the true essence of your celebration. Enjoy every moment while I handle capturing it all.

Group Photos

Many couples initially hesitate about formal group photos, but these are often treasured by parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. While these shots are essential, I strive to make them feel informal and fun. I'll capture the candid moments in between the poses, ensuring a blend of traditional and spontaneous images that tell the full story of your family and friends on your special day.

Couple Photos

After the group photos, we'll take some time to explore the grounds for more intimate shots of you as a couple. This is a chance to capture your love and joy as newlyweds. While these moments can feel daunting for some, I ensure a relaxed and informal atmosphere, helping you feel comfortable and natural. My goal is to capture genuine moments that reflect your love, passion, and happiness.

Wedding Reception

During the reception, I'll blend into the background, capturing your guests interacting, smiling, and enjoying the celebration. If there are special activities like lawn games, musicians, magicians, or caricature artists, I'll make sure to document these fun moments as well. I’ll also capture the heartfelt speeches, laughter, and any tears of joy. As the evening progresses, I'll be there to photograph the cake cutting and the arrival of evening guests.

Embrace Every Moment, Rain or Shine

No matter what the British weather brings, your special day will be beautifully captured. With extensive experience photographing weddings on both the hottest summer days and the rainiest afternoons, I adapt seamlessly to any weather. Flexibility is key; I'll adjust plans as needed, ensuring every moment is perfect. If the rain makes an appearance, don't worry—embrace it! With charming decorative umbrellas, we can create intimate, fun, and unforgettable photos that showcase the unique beauty of your day, no matter the forecast.

 

First Dance and Beyond

I always stay until the first dance, unless you prefer otherwise. Typically, I capture the first dance and some early moments on the dance floor before stepping back to let you and your guests enjoy the night. However, if you have special nighttime plans like fireworks or sparklers, I’ll stay to capture those magical moments and bring the story of your day to a beautiful close.

Consistent Communication

Throughout the entire process, I'll be available for any questions or adjustments you might have. Clear and consistent communication is key to ensuring that your experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible, providing you with peace of mind every step of the way.


 

Post-Wedding Excellence

After your wedding, I carefully select and edit the finest images, ensuring they meet the highest standards. You'll receive a stunning collection of photographs that tell the complete story of your day, beautifully presented on a USB stick and in an online gallery for easy sharing with family and friends.

Personalised Service

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and my commitment is to provide you with a personalized service that reflects the importance of your day. From start to finish, I am dedicated to making your wedding photography experience exceptional, memorable, and truly unique. 

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"Simon was the best wedding photographer I could have asked for. He made me feel completely at ease on the day as well as the rest of my bridal party. His photos beautifully capture the day and he knows how to get the best shots.  He was also great at organising  everyone for the photos and moving through quickly as is often necessary when you have a jam packed wedding day!"

Alice & Ricky

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