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Simon Hogben Photography

Yarm, Cleveland

(55)
27 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Simon Hogben Photography logo

Simon Hogben Photography

Yarm, Cleveland

(55)
27 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Who am I?

I'm a professional photographer based on Teesside in the North East of England.

What I do

I cover weddings and events at locations across the region. My photography style for events and weddings is documentary which means I work discretely and unobtrusively to capture candid 'in the moment' images.

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Kat Brown

4 September 2019

Right from the moment we met Simon we knew we wanted him to be our wedding photographer. Aside from the fact that his portfolio was exceptional, he really listened to what we wanted and showed this understanding throughout all our dealings with him. Communication was seamless, Simon always responded promptly to any query or concern or even just to offer advice. On our special day, nothing was too much for him...he even rolled around on the ground to make sure he captured the most perfect shot of us...he traipsed through mud and boggy grass just to ensure the "light was just right" on the photo. He was patient with our friends and families who weren't the easiest bunch to get photo's of!! Our album is stunning and each picture brings back the magical memories of our special day. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better photographer and are both grateful!! Thank you Simon!!! More...

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infinity 25601

29 August 2019

Very professionally done, I love the portfolio Simon has created. He was very helpful and he had a very friendly and professional approach. I would highly recommend.

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senga crosby

29 August 2019

Simon photographed our wedding in Otterburn In April this year and we were over the moon with the results. From initial contact to delivering our photos Simon communicated with us at every stage and really put us at ease. Would definitely recommend thanks again Simon x More...

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Claire Blackwell

26 August 2019

Simon was absolutely amazing. Couldn't of asked for a better photographer to help us capture the precious moments on our wedding day. He was so patient with our families as they had more photo requests then we did Thank you Simon More...

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Hannah Stapleton

20 August 2019

We are so glad we chose Simon to be our wedding photographer. He is a great person and takes amazing photos, really impressed with how quick we had them after the wedding too. Now we also have our beautiful album, so happy with it. Thanks so much!!! More...

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Shamima Akhtar

28 May 2019

We had an amazing experience with Simon as our photographer! He made us feel really comfortable, picked the perfect places for photos and edited them perfectly! We will 100% be using him for other occasions - thanks again Simon! :) More...

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Leanne Swalwell

28 May 2019

We used Simon for our wedding and we couldn't be happier and impressed!!. He was so polite during the day, he also took amazing photos and edited them so fast that we got them with 2 days after the wedding. We would recommend Simon to everyone. More...

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Richard

3 April 2019

Fantastic photographer. Hired on short notice after was let down week before wedding. Excellent photos . Highly recommended

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Samantha Wright

30 March 2019

I cannot recommend Simon highly enough. The pictures he took for my wedding day are amazing and he managed to get the photos to me incredibly quickly with a few previews even being ready on the day for the guests to see.

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Hayley Calvert

30 March 2019

Absolutely over the moon with our wedding photosSimon was a fantastic photographer for our Yorkshire wedding in October 2018. Simon managed to capture so many magical photos throughout the day which we will cherish forever. Simon is an extremely talented photographer and really captured what we wanted from our wedding photos, lots of natural photos of us and our guests having the best time. Simon also produced some simply stunning photos using clever lighting and with the support of his photography assistant Katie. We would highly recommend Simon as a photographer for a wedding or any special event, he will produce photos that you will always treasure. His photos are elegant, striking and so beautiful; they really stand apart from other wedding photo. Thank you so much to Simon for capturing our day so perfectly, we love every single photo!Hayley and Arian More...

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Anna Stephens

3 March 2019

Had an amazing photography lesson with Simon. I learnt so much from him and was given some very useful hints and tips. Thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact might have to book in for some more. More...

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Tom Mohan

28 February 2019

Simon's work is fantastic. He captured our wedding perfectly and we couldn't be happier with the photographs. Would highly recommend Simon for any occasion!

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raeanne Barwick

28 February 2019

We would highly recommend Simon to anyone needing a photographer.
He is really professional and the finished work was amazing, works well around you and your guests, competitive price and a lovely friendly man

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Dave Deborah Smith

22 February 2019

Simon is great! He is so enthusiastic about his work and keen to make the whole shoot a fun and enjoyable experience that it was a real pleasure to work with him. My horses found it all fascinating too and Simon has a quietly relaxed manner which always helps when animals are involved! Highly recommended! More...

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rich every

30 November 2018

We were let down by our photographer on the week before out wedding. Simon was a lifesaver and was available at very short notice . He is a fantastic photographer , wprks the room like a ghost so you don't know he's there which was perfect. Hes non intrusive and advises brilliantly on what photos we could have. We couldn't be happier with results. I would recommend him to anybody Thanks again Simon. You are a star !! More...

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F. W.

30 November 2018

Simon was the photographer for our wedding, we are so happy we picked him! We didn’t know anything about wedding photography and felt a bit nervous trying to find someone to match our taste and budget - Simon was brilliant from the start, so responsive to emails and made time to meet us in person before the wedding to make sure we knew everything ahead of the day. On the day itself he was great with all of our guests, getting hundreds (literally) of amazing photos both arranged and candid shots. He also printed out and displayed some photos at the reception which was a big hit with our guests! We got the photos back soon after the wedding and we were so thrilled with the result! The photos are absolutely beautiful - we’ve been complimented many times by our guests and were just so pleased that our happy memories have been so well captured. THANK YOU SIMON! More...

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Katy Howell

31 October 2018

You couldn't wish for a better photographer. Simons attention to detail is fantastic, he has a great rapor with the guests and has a very calming presence, perfect when you're having pre-wedding jitters! His story-telling style gives a true, accurate representation of your day, capturing every special moment and his final galleries are phenomenal. More...

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Rahim Walji

31 October 2018

Simon recently covered our registry and was a joy to work with. He was extremely professional and his communication with us prior and post out event was something we appreciated. He was very helpful in finding a suitable location for our pictures and was very organised. Pictures came out great! Would definitely use again and recommend to others. Thanks again Simon. More...

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Kelly Rutherford

2 August 2018

Simon is a fantastic photographer, he made everyone feel at ease at our wedding and made it fun, catching all the precious moments you miss while enjoying it all, got them all back on usb really quickly. Love every single picture thank you! More...

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Tommy Ivarsson

30 July 2018

We picked Simon to photograph our wedding and we couldn't be happier. Not only did our guests tell us how polite he was during the day, but he also took amazing photos and edited them so fast that we had the final photos on the Thursday when our wedding was on the Monday.

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Pauline Chapman

23 July 2018

As someone who never really enjoys her photograph being taken this seemed to me to be rather daunting - I should not have worried!
Simon's studio within Acklam Hall is a beautiful setting. I was lucky enough to benefit from a makeup and hair package which makes you feel very special. Simon immediately puts you at ease, the whole experience was fun and I was surprised at how easily I relaxed and posed!
The photographs are wonderful, I felt a million dollars and I am delighted with them.
This was such a great afternoon and I would thoroughly recommend Simon to anyone who was considering some special portraits, especially if, like me, you are a little camera shy! Simon brings out the best in you and I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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James Grainger

23 July 2018

Simon, it was great to have you as our wedding photographer at the Crathorne Hall, in Yarm. Everyone appreciated your calm and very charming approach to the individual and group photos. You have a very likeable personality, which made the day even more enjoyable. We are very happy with the preview wedding photos, they all look amazing, we are now looking forward to seeing the rest! Great photos, good fun and many thanks! More...

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Sharon Libby Searle

23 July 2018

Thank you Simon for making Laurens day special . She had a really lovely time and enjoyed being a girl for once . Really professional in all aspects . Hair was beautiful and her make up was flawless x More...

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Gillian Wilson Demirdöven

23 July 2018

I had an amazing time with Simon. He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. I wanted very natural looking photos but usually feel uncomfortable having my picture taken.
The whole experience was fabulous from beginning to end
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Marlena Kelli

23 July 2018

Worked with Simon on a charity photoshoot with dress up in Style. He was brilliant . And made one look fantastic with lights and skill.
Fun to work with and great.
thanks Simon
Excellent results we were all delighted with
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Hollie Charlotte Myhill

23 July 2018

Simon was professional, encouraging, knew which angles would work best with my face, very good photos at the end result. He was very interested in getting the lightening and camera angles into the right positions which made the difference. Would like to work with him again. More...

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Nicholas Harvey-James Langley

23 July 2018

Talented photographer, who was a pleasure to work with, professional but down to earth with a wicked sense of humour, great for making you feel at ease.. stunning surroundings/studio. Highly recommend. Over the moon with the photos from our shoot More...

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Alyson Dowling

23 July 2018

I had a fantastic time working with Simon for a boudoir shoot recently. He was very professional with attention to detail but extremely friendly at the same time which made me feel at ease immediately. He is very talented and I am delighted with the stunning photos he has produced. I cannot recommend Simon enough and I look forward to working with him again in the future for family photo shoots. Thank you! More...

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Diane Eaton-Beveridge

23 July 2018

I don't usually like my photograph taken so was a bit anxious about going to the photoshoot at Acklam Hall but I needn't have worried. After having my hair and makeup done it was then up to Simon to work miracles, which he did! Simon makes you feel relaxed and at ease. The portrait photographs he took of me and my partner are stunning! Simon is a brilliant photographer and I can't recommend him enough. More...

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Lauren Mae Searle

23 July 2018

I loved this photoshoot, Simon made me feel pretty when he was taking photos and encouraging me to relax and making me laugh to get a natural look. The makeup artist was great and the hairdresser made my hair look awesome for a girl hate being infront of a camera I would 100% go back and do it all again x More...

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Lianne Trodden

23 July 2018

Have had the pleasure of working with Simon several times, my daughters model for him and we have also had our pictures taken as a family....and he produces some fantastic images!! Very artistic and unusual - from classical formal portraits, pre rephealite style, high fashion, make-up to Halloween. Fantastic studio and surroundings at Acklam Hall, stunning and such an informal and friendly manner makes it a very pleasurable experience even for those who are nervous. Love his work and looking forward to the next shoot! Thanks Simon � More...

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Nick Reader

23 July 2018

I had a fabulous few hours with Simon at his studio in Acklam Hall.
From the moment of arrival Simon really does make you feel very welcome and relaxed and even advises before hand on what not to wear to get the best photographs.
The ease with which he seamlessly puts you where he wants you to obtain the best possible shots both formal and very relaxed poses. Not all of his shots are posed for and we got some great unposed pictures as well.
I can't recommend Simon too highly as a master of his profession.
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Jennifer Grainger

23 July 2018

Very well organized Photgrapher for my brothers wedding yesterday, looking forward to the rest of the snaps. Thanks Simon�

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Dennis Wake

23 July 2018

I would just like to say that the 4hr training I got from Simon last Wednesday was fantastic. I got a lot of info from him. the model that came for the shoot was very helpful as I had never photo'd a model before she made me feel at ease and as the afternoon got on I felt more at home asking her to pose this way and that. so thank you Coral and Simon for all the help. More...

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Codie Leigh Breslin

23 July 2018

What an amazing photographer couldn't of asked for better captions for our wedding went above and beyond thank you so much :)

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Charley Knox

23 July 2018

Can’t thank Simon enough for all the photos, his service was very professional and friendly and captuted some really good shots! Highly recommend. Thanks again Simon! More...

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Craig Baker

23 July 2018

Simon covered our wedding recently at Acklam Hall. He was very professional, responded in a timely manner to all our questions and requirements prior to the wedding. We found him very easy to work with and on the day itself he captured everything we asked for and made us feel at ease. Our photos captured the day perfectly. We would highly recommend Simon. More...

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Charlotte Henderson

23 July 2018

Simon has just photographed our wedding at the Manor House, Love all of our wedding photos over the moon with them. Simon made everything so easy, from the taking of the photos on the day to receiving them on completion. Very professional and would highly recommend to every one and any one � More...

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Hayley Wootton

23 July 2018

Simon is an amazing photographer, he covered our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the pictures he has provided us. Me and my husband rarely take pictures so we wanted more of a natural shoot which is exactly the coverage of which we got throughout the whole day. All the pictures were edited and back to us within the week. We are extremely pleased and will be recommending to anyone who needs a photographer. More...

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Joanne Hotchkiss

23 July 2018

Simon is a great photographer and I am so happy we chose him to capture our special day... the whole process from booking to answering questions to meeting him was made easy. (He is extremely flexible with meetings too). He captured all moments of our special day so we have the memories forever. We love our photos and are also are using him to sort out our wedding album too... He is also a lot of fun to have around �. Thank you Simon for our amazing photos More...

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Craig Baker

26 June 2018

Simon covered our wedding recently at Acklam Hall. He was very professional, responded in a timely manner to all our questions and requirements prior to the wedding. We found him very easy to work with and on the day itself he captured everything we asked for and made us feel at ease. Our photos captured the day perfectly. We would highly recommend Simon. More...

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Jennifer Grainger

26 June 2018

Very well organised photographer for my brother's wedding yesterday, Looking forward to the rest of the snaps. Thanks Simon

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James Grainger

26 June 2018

Simon, it was great to have you as our wedding photographer at the Crathorne Hall, in Yarm. Everyone appreciated your calm and very charming approach to the individual and group photos. You have a very likeable personality, which made the day even more enjoyable. More...

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Hayley Wootton

26 June 2018

Simon is an amazing photographer, he covered our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the pictures he has provided us. Me and my husband rarely take pictures so we wanted more of a natural shoot which is exactly the coverage of which we got throughout the whole day. All the pictures were edited and back to us within the week. We are extremely pleased and will be recommending to anyone who needs a photographer. More...

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Charley Knox

26 June 2018

Can’t thank Simon enough for all the photos, his service was very professional and friendly and captured some really good shots! Highly recommend. Thanks again Simon! More...

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Charlotte Henderson

26 June 2018

Simon has just photographed our wedding at the Manor House, Love all of our wedding photos and are over the moon with them. Simon made everything so easy, from the taking of the photos on the day to receiving them on completion. Very professional and would highly recommend to everyone and anyone. More...

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Sharon Lewis

25 June 2018

I have been working with Simon for only a short while. It's clear that he is a dedicated professional, great images. Please check out his website. Thank you Simon.

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Ben Cumming

20 June 2018

Simon's work is outstanding. Really took the time to go that extra mile too. Can’t recommend him enough! Thank you from me and Paula

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lee Kidson

20 September 2017

Simon is very professional and fun to work with. I would highly recommend his services.

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Marlena Rose

8 September 2017

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Simon is an absolute pro of the highest standard. he knew how to get the best out of me. And get the best angels . The pictures were for a charity event and i am far from a pro model but he really captured me and made me look ten times better than real life without airbrushing just with his genius use of lighting and angels. As a professional artist in the music industry i hope to use Simon for my next Album cover next year. Thank you Simon More...

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Jackie

6 September 2017

Excellent photographer made me feel so at ease ????????

Thanks Jackie - it was great to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed the photoshoot.

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SueT-116

21 August 2017

We have just enjoyed a fantastic photoshoot courtesy of Simon Hogen Photography. The photographs we all fantastic and are now proudly shown on our website and social media. Would definately recommend them.

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Gillian Demirdoven

12 August 2017

I always feel uncomfortable and awkward when having to pose for the camera. Simon has a very natural way of putting you at ease and making you feel natural in your surroundings.
His eye for detail and professional manner made it a fabulous experience, I would highly recommended his services
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Alan and caroline

26 July 2017

Simon was amazing. We hired him only a week before our wedding. He visited the venue prior to our big day and worked out where all the best shoots would be. He was truly amazing on the day, he relaxed us all and at times we didn't realise he was there. His work is fantastic, we are all delighted with our fabulous wedding photographs. I cannot thank or recommend him highly enough - a true gentleman and a true professional. Thanks Simon. From Alan and Caroline. More...

Thanks Caroline & Alan - it was a great day for your wedding at South Causey Inn. I wish you all the best for the future!

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Gulshan

6 July 2017

Great working with Simon. Was very flexible and professional. Great quality photos. Really caught the mood.

Thanks Gulshan & Tahir. All the best for your future together as husband and wife.

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Great photographs tell a story by showing a connection and provoking a response in the viewer.

I'd really like to understand more about you and what you are looking for from your photography. This doesn't have to be a set list of shots or a style.

The chance to be creative and connect with people. I've got a background in art having studied it at University and as a keen artist over the years. Photography is way for me to create new images as part of my daily work.

I just wanted to do something different. I've always been creative and this is a job that gives me an outlet for that. Every photoshoot or event is different so there is fantastic amount of variety. That's exciting and something I really enjoy.

I'm a professional and experienced photographer. This is a full job I love and not a weekend sideline or a hobby. I approach every event, wedding or photoshoot with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. It's true that anyone can press the button on top of a camera and 'take a photo'. It's the photos that show a moment in time and the emotion surrounding that I am looking for in my photography. Choosing me for your special event or wedding will capture images that will you can look back on in years to come - something I think it priceless.

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