Congratulations on your engagement!
The questions been popped and now the joys and hard work of planning your special day is beginning.
But how do choose your perfect wedding photographer if you are one of the millions of people who shy away from the camera, or can't stand the thought of bossy photographers barking at you all day?
I know how you feel as I was exactly the same thing. I hated my photo being taken as a kid because the photographer would say do this/ do that, and I'd end up with an image that looks nothing like me in the real world- stripped of all personality.
Thankfully there is another way. When I started South Coast Pictures I made it my mission to revolutionise how wedding photographers operate to ensure I capture the real you without losing any of the traditions and values of your wedding,
I know that not everyone wants the same photos to remember their wedding with, so I work with you to plan your own unique story of the day, with images packed with natural personality that you'll treasure forever. This is all achieved with a relaxed approached & with over a decade of tips and tricks to help take your wedding photographs from lovely to stunning.
Find out how we make capturing your memories as special as your day
See how much we cram into our wedding packages which are designed around you.
Prices start from only £450.
Check out our previous work & picture yourself in our ever growing gallery to find our how incredible your photos will be.
"Traditional wedding photography re-invented for modern couples
in Portsmouth & the surrounding areas"
We would like to thank Simon for his fabulous service from beginning to end for our wedding on the 28th April 2018. From the first contact to the delivery of our photos yesterday his service was fabulous. Our photos are fantastic highly recommend him .
- Becky Gladman
As a retired professional photographer who knows the stress and pressure of wedding photography, I can’t praise Simon highly enough for his excellent service, his professionalism throughout and the outstanding results. Simon has captured the story but more importantly the spirit and fun of our wedding perfectly.
- Rod Scott
I'm Simon & the wedding photographer here at South Coast Pictures.
I love weddings as the emotions of the day are just infectious. From the incredible love between you and your partner, the tears of happiness from the mother of the bride & the unbridled joy of your family & friends, I honestly couldn't think of a better job I'd rather be doing.
It also helps that I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to the tradition & symbolism that encompasses every aspect of the celebration either. There is so much more to it than you realise. One of my favourite facts is:
Did you know?
White wedding dresses only became popular when Queen Victoria choose the colour for
her dress in 1840. Traditionally Blue was worn to symbolises purity & virginity!
I could go on to explain the details of why, and many other random details about weddings, but I doubt you visited this site for a history lesson, so I won't! (Unless you visit our blogs!)
As a photographer I believe that I capture the best photos when you and your guests are relaxed, behaving naturally & when the photography centres on you. Instinctively the style of my images is fairly traditional, simple and honest, but my attitude is very relaxed and modern. However that doesn't mean I don't enjoy getting creative with my shots if you want something different.
I'm usually seen wondering around the event capturing what I see, rather than being in the middle orchestrating something, and when I do need to get involved (eg group shots) then I shoot them in a way that's efficient, with minimal instruction & as little disruption to your celebrations as possible.
Make your wedding photography perfect with these guides...
Make your wedding ring
Rings are one of the most important and symbolic items of any wedding, but largely overlooked in the photos. Check out our guide to make sure they sparkle in your memories
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fun from your photo booth!
Read this to discover the 5 main things to consider and pitfalls to avoid, to ensure your photo booth captures the crazy memories you desire.
What to do if you don't like having your photo taken!
Stop hiding behind the tallest person and step out into the limelight with tips on how to embrace the camera & make sure it captures an image your proud of
Cut the stress from planning your wedding photography!
Too many people make planning their photography (and their entire wedding) far more complicated that it needs to be, and find themselves overwhelmed and stressed out because of it.
But it doesn't have to be like that!
If you know what I mean, then you need to check out my latest guide-'Wedding photography made simple.'
It's packed with expert tips and advice from over 10 years in the industry to make your planning experience easy going.
The best part is- it's FREE! So what have you got to lose?
Wedding photography covered in Portsmouth,
Southampton, Whitely, Petersfield, Gosport,
Fareham, Hayling Island, Havant, Chichester,
Emsworth, & all places in between.
If you change your mind within 30 days of booking us, just let us know and I'll return what you've paid- no questions asked.
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