Monday, 18 June 2012

Website Re-Launch Offer

To celebrate the launch of my new website I wanted to come up with something that people could get excited about. Something that gave new clients a great deal but also allowed my current and existing clients a nice treat as well...

I am offering all new clients a £250 voucher towards any part of their wedding photography if they book before September 1st 2012. 

All existing and past wedding clients, for every couple you recommend, who then book their wedding photography with me gets you a cool £50 cash. It really is that simple...

For full terms and conditions please email me.

How the new website was born

At long last. 

Many moons ago I decided it was time to make my website stand out from the crowd. It is the window to my world, the way I work and the images on it are there to give people the best impression of me. So of course it needs to be good. For three years I had been using a template website which I had tweaked and fiddled around with, but it was never quite right. With the added goal of driving my photography to new heights, I needed some help getting the job done properly. So I started shopping. Not an easy thing to do with so many options... 

I finally came across Nige and Jamie at the SWPP Convention in January. Their company Freebird design some of the best websites I have seen and after a chat and showing them my work I knew these could be the guys who could pull it off. 

The first stage of design was the logo. Back and forth we went with ideas and sketches finally deciding on the simple but elegant one that you see below. It is balanced, stylish and unique. The birds? Well you can decide what they represent, but I think they could symbolise love and companionship... and what are weddings all about?

So the next stage was coming up with the overall look and feel. I wanted something that was reminiscent of a wedding. Appeal is aimed to be universal with small details for the keen eyed, but at the same time it should make the viewer feel comfortable with how to navigate and discover what I am all about. This is how the landing page looks...

There are links along the bottom of every page to Facebook, Twitter and this blog. With social media taking such an important role regarding exposure and reach, it is vital to have these incorporated. The Portfolio page is there to show off my photographs so we opted for a 'dim the lights' effect to reduce distraction. There is also a 'Watch Me' link to view a recent video slideshow.

Accessibility is key and being able to get to various parts is generally only one or two clicks away, for example, the side bar allows you to navigate to various sections from every page. 

Really really pleased that it is now built and up for the world to see. I have to thank the awesome team at Freebird for their hard work and patience dealing with all my changes. I also couldn't have done it without the support and advice from my gorgeous wife. Thank you. :)

If you haven't seen the website yet then do head over by clicking here and if you like it, spread the word!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Cheshire Wedding Photography | Kim & Chris

The first of two Jubilee weddings was this one in Cheshire for Kim and Chris. Equal amounts of laughter and tears meant a very emotional day for all involved. From the traditional church ceremony at St Oswald's Church, Lower Peover to the grand marquee setup at nearby Nether Peover, the Bride and Groom couldn't have been happier all day. The amazing bond between father and daughter was clear and there was not a dry eye in the place after his heart-felt speech. The party went on well into the night with the Essex crowd showing how to really celebrate in style! A fabulous day for a fabulous couple, congratulations Kim and Chris! Click to enlarge photographs...

cheshire wedding photography
cheshire wedding photography
cheshire wedding photography
cheshire wedding photography
If you would like Simon to take stunning photographs at your wedding please phone 07414977696 or email

Visit to see more weddings or alternatively find me on Facebook.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

St Donat's Castle, Wales | Wedding photography | Rachel & Eugene

The second of two Jubilee weekend weddings, this time for Rachel and Eugene in The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. A quaint church ceremony in Llandow then off to St Donat's Castle for the reception: a stunning veune with tiered gardens and access to the Bristol Channel made this very unique for some contemporary images of the Bride and Groom. They were clearly made for each other as they couldn't stop smiling all day! It was a delight to capture the love between them and share the day with all their family and friends. Here is a preview of their day, click to enlarge photographs...

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st donats castle wedding photography
st donats castle wedding photography

If you would like Simon to take stunning photographs at your wedding please phone 07414977696 or email

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