Simon Pope - wedding photographer in SurreyI am a full-time wedding photographer with an honest and unobtrusive approach. With offices in Surrey and West Sussex, here’s how I got to doing what I love …

In 1994, having completed my photography studies at Richmond College, I was lucky enough to be a press photographer for David Dimbleby (The Dimbleby Newspaper Group in Richmond) covering much of the Surrey and South West London areas. Photographing stories and people meant I often had only one chance to capture those decisive, one-off moments using the fly-on-the-wall approach needed for the fast-paced world of photojournalism.

I went on to photograph the rich and famous, events, architecture, children, fast cars and more. Then in 1999 I took 13 months out to travel overland across 30 countries; my trusty Leica M6 never leaving my side throughout North to South of the epic African continent and much of South East Asia.

On returning to England I picked up where I left off with regular contributions to The Daily Telegraph and The Times, as well as public relations (PR) work for clients including Audi, NHS, Reed, OCS, TVH, Cemex and Caterham Cars, to name but a few.

Then, friends began to get married and each year I found myself being asked to shoot more and more weddings, which I grew increasingly passionate about. Today, I feel privileged to call it my full-time job and am honoured to be able to provide an everlasting, intimate portrayal of a couple’s special day. I now cap my wedding bookings at 40 per year.

I adopt a candid approach to wedding photography, capturing your day as it unfolds through a collection of decisive moments and documentary-style images, combined with beautiful formal and organised shots. I pride myself on my professionalism, my ability to blend into the background (you’ll hardly know I’m there) and of course, on results that I’m confident you’ll treasure forever.

I have also been awarded ‘Regional Finalist – Photographer of The Year 2017 & 2019′ in London and the South East, thanks to my amazing clients and The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

Please see my Portfolio for examples of weddings I’ve photographed and visit my Testimonials page to read what people have very kindly said about me. For information on how your photography can be tailored to suit your needs and budget please see my Availability & Costs page. I can also email you links to entire weddings to view, from bridal preparation to disco dancing, and links for individual galleries to your chosen venue.

To make choosing your final shots easier, once your wedding photography has undergone post-production it will be available to view online for five months in the password-protected Your Galleries section of this website. Your guests can also order prints online here and download high-res images.

I’d really love to hear from you, so do please contact me with any questions.

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