Wedding Photographer
Based in Torbay, Devon

My Wedding Photography Style

My style is natural, formid (a mixture of formal + candid) and story-telling. Being a wedding photographer is the best job in the World! I smile all through the entire day.
My passion and smile instantly puts people at ease and they can't help but naturally smile back, which is why there are no fake smiles in my photos...


Church Wedding. Ley Arms wedding reception, Exeter. Wedding bride and groom at Plymouth, Devon Spiral staircase at Haldon Belvedere, Exeter. Babbacombe Wedding bride and groom portrait. Bride and Groom portrait at Thatcher Rock, Torquay, Devon. Wedding bride and groom at the Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon Groom Prep in Exeter, Devon. Reflection shot of bride and groom in North Devon. Bride and Groom portrait by Rolls Royce. Groom at Stokenteignhead Church. Bride loving look at Groom. Stokeenteignhead, Devon. Bride and Groom photo with Big Wheel behind in Torquay. Plymouth wedding photo. Groom in wedding car at Cockington Court, Torquay, Devon. Wedding first dance at Huntsham Country House in North Devon. Exeter Clyst Hydon wedding photo. Wedding Bride and Groom at Meadfoot, Torbay, Devon. Bride at her wedding at the Salcombe Hotel, Devon. Wedding rings and wedding bouquet. Bride and Groom portrait in Babbacombe, Devon. Exeter university wedding photo. Cake cutting at the Abbey Hotel in Torquay Best Man Speech

 

I love capturing those perfect moments that only last a split second. I capture warm, heartfelt photos (no false smiles).

Contact me now on 07828 467 753 or Email me and let's chat.

 


What kind of person am I?

Two of my recent couples have said I must say on this page what I'm like on the day and how I make them all feel. So, here we go...

I will be smiling all day because there is no better job in the World than being a wedding photographer. I will get the poses and candid shots through smiles and fun. You will be relaxed because I am relaxed. I can't help but smile and declare how much I love my job when I see the photo I've just taken, knowing how much you'll love it. You cannot help but smile along with me. That is the secret to why my photos look so natural and that's why every single couple has been so happy that I was their wedding photographer. It isn't just the photos, it's also giving your day that extra little bit of sparkle and a lot of extra smiles.


Here is what two of the couples have said themselves:

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Honestly, the day felt a lot more complete with him around! He was so funny, spirited, and personable, he put everyone at ease. We shot at a location he's never been to before and he managed to get STUNNING shots. The lighting he does is beyond amazing. Our friends and family cannot stop raving about our wedding photos. Working with Simon was beyond what we imagined or hoped for our day. We cannot recommend him enough to anyone considering him for wedding photography (or any other photography really). If we could get married again just to have Simon for more time, we totally would! - Kasia

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On top of having such an amazing talent, Simon was joyful, attentive, and lovely on the day, and truly added to the occasion as a whole. My relatives and I can not stop boasting about how truly fantastic Simon is. Simon also was lovely to communicate with before and after the wedding, and sent our wedding photos over very promptly. If you are debating hiring Simon or looking for a solid wedding photographer, go with Simon, you will not regret it, I promise! - Christine

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Even a wedding car chauffeur sent me this email out of the blue...

Morning Simon, Gary here, the driver with Barker yesterday… Simon , I’ve done quite a lot of Weddings and you’ve been the most energetic photographer yet , keeping the couple occupied and happy.


Wedding Photography Prices

Prep To First Dance
£795

This can cover bridal prep, pre-ceremony candids, the ceremony, formal photos, receptions, speeches and ending at first dance.

Includes natural shots, candids, formals, group photos, bridal party and full group photos with my own style of lighting whenever it is possible.

A handful of teaser photos delivered within 24 hours. The remaining photos are delivered within 7-14 days.

You will have two versions of all photos:
1x Social media optimised set
1x Huge print ready set

This package is for 8 hours

Have Questions?

3/4 Day Coverage
£645

I would cover the pre-ceremony candids, the ceremony, candids after the ceremony, the arrival at the reception and the welcome drinks.

Includes natural shots, candids, formals, group photos, bridal party and full group photos with my own style of lighting whenever it is possible.

A handful of teaser photos delivered within 24 hours. The remaining photos are delivered within 7-14 days.

You will have two versions of all photos:
1x Social media optimised set
1x Huge print ready set

A 3/4 day is for 5 hours

Have Questions?

Small Wedding Package
£445

Perfect for those smaller and more intimate weddings (Note: This option is not available on Saturdays in the main season).

This option would include the lead up to the ceremony, the ceremony, the candids after and the formal photos.

A handful of teaser photos delivered within 24 hours. The remaining photos are delivered within 2-5 days.

You will have two versions of all the photos:
1x Social media optimised set
1x Huge print ready set

This package is for 2 hours

Have Questions?

ONLINE SPECIAL OFFER!

For a limited time, hire a Second Photographer (my Son!) for just £150 instead of £250

The best thing about a Father and Son team is we know exactly how each other works and how to tell the very best story of your day through photos. Every single couple that have booked us both have been overjoyed with our happy temperaments and results. Having two angles of important parts of the day, as well as more candids, really enhances your gallery. You'll be VERY happy you booked us both!

Just this year, William will have shot twenty weddings as my second photographer. One third of the delivered photos will be his. Don't miss these important candid and alternative ceremony/reception shots. You'll be glad you had us both!

Mention Second Photographer Deal when booking or enquiring!


My price will include:


Wedding Photo Delivery Timeline

You'll have a handful of (teaser) photos within 24-48 hours.
If you have a June-August Wedding, your photos will be ready within one to two weeks.
Smaller weddings and out-of-season weddings will have their photos delivered within one week.

I spend 12 hours a day editing because I love it. This is why you don't wait months compared to many others!


Optional Extras:


I use lighting more and more at weddings so I have much greater lighting control in all scenarios. This is what separates me from natural light only photographers. This is why the lighting on the wedding couple and guests looks so good.


LAST WORDS...

Camera phones are getting really good but they still struggle on certain parts of your special day, as the photo below shows. I want you to be able to print as large as you need. I want your ceremony shots to be as sharp and as least grainy as possible. I want you to have the best photo quality possible. What I want most of all is for your photos to outshine every other persons snap-shot photos on their phones.

Here is a recent wedding and a clear example of why camera phones are not enough...

phone photo vs wedding photographer photo.


WHAT NEXT?

The initial meeting is only about making sure we are a perfect fit and in-tune with each other. The photos will then have that little extra sparkle and that makes all the difference. If you are looking for a friendly LGBTQ wedding photographer for a gay wedding, please let's have a chat!

If you get a good feeling about me and my words, please Email or Phone/Whatsapp me on 07828 467 753 and let me capture your memories and dreams.

Simon Day, wedding photographer.

This is your story. Have it captured beautifully.

Hi, I'm Simon and this is my son, William who is my second photographer. We are both super friendly wedding photographers and we're based in Goodrington, Torbay, Devon. We smile all day because we both agree that being a wedding photographer is the best job in the world!

Our smiles are contagious and no-one can help but smile back at us. That's why all the photos look so natural. There are lots of laughs, smiles and hugs that the poor bride and groom always miss. We both love securing those moments, as well as the formal shots.

Moments pass, memories fade but with photographs that show real moments, you will always remember the emotions of the day.

Whatever you need, let's talk and see if we can create your vision through our lenses. For your piece of mind, I hold an enhanced DBS/CRB certificate and I have full public liability insurance.

Also, see my Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Phone me on 07828 467 753 or Email Me to discuss your needs.

Still not sure if I'm the right fit for you?

Why not have a look at my Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Happy Wedding Clients…

"We had Simon as our photographer for our wedding: Amazing, brilliant, fantastic - there are not enough words. Simon is the most professional photographer alongside William as his second photographer. The sneak peek photos you sent early the next morning are beautiful! From the initial communication, to the day and all talks and meetings in between filled us with confidence and we were completely relaxed. Exactly what we wanted with no pressure to pose us. All group photos were quick but perfect, allowing us to have our day with our family and friends with natural photo's for us to treasure these special memories. Thank you! "
Cassie & Steve, July 2022