Simon Hughes Photography

Simon Hughes Photography

Simon Hughes Photography is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Simon Hughes Photography locationKeswick, Cumbria

(36 Reviews)

I'm a Lake District wedding photographer who really loves my job! Couples I've worked with tell me they can see how much I enjoy photographing weddings - well it's hard not to, they are so much fun!

I specialise in natural style wedding photography which means I aim to tell the unique story of your day in a discrete way, while capturing some wall-worthy shots of you and your family that make the most of the gorgeous Lake District scenery. Then I edit your images in a natural style that brings out the best in your pictures without effects and filters that will make your wedding day look like everyone else's.

I offer flexible wedding photography packages from 3 hours upwards. All my packages include a full set of full resolution (best quality) digital images delivered via a personalised online gallery where you and your guests can view, share, favourite and download your images. I also offer a number of optional add-ons including USB drives, storybook albums and a highlights video of your day created from video clips taken alongside your pictures.

Even if you're not that comfortable in front of the camera, I promise to make your wedding photography an enjoyable experience, with the minimum of posing and direction, so your images will feel like you and let you relive the amazing time you had on one of the best days of your life, for years to come.

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Simon Hughes Photography Reviews

Simon Hughes Photography Reviews

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Corinne Wheeldon
5 30/06/2019 Corinne Wheeldon

fantastic photos, highly recommend

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Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Louise Jackson
5 15/05/2019 Louise Jackson

Simon was our wedding photographer at the start of May this year. The communication we had leading up to the wedding was brilliant, and was great to meet up with him before the wedding, and have some pre-wedding shots. On the wedding day Simon was excellent. He kept us all organised and got some brilliant shots. If you are looking for a wedding photographer I would definitely recommend using Simon.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Naomi Turner
5 28/04/2019 Naomi Turner

Simon was the perfect photographer for our special day. We met him beforehand and went over what we wanted and he delivered. We had a small, intimate wedding and wanted to capture the mood and the family in a relaxed, un-staged way. Simon got to know everyone and balanced getting the perfect shots with blending into the background perfectly. We really enjoyed having him with us on the day and we are really happy with our photos. Thanks a lot. Highly recommend!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by zoe and scott jardin
5 19/01/2019 zoe and scott jardin

Simon was everything we asked for, he kept us at ease and gave us the memories which we will cherish for ever , we would highly recommend Simon as your photographer , he listens to your needs and delivers with amazing pictures, my husband and I cant thank you enough, Zoe & Scott Jardin xxx

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Julie Guarasci
5 31/10/2018 Julie Guarasci

Simon was great to work with. He captured our day perfectly, and this shows in all of our photos.
Outstanding photo shots of our special day.
Highly recommend Simon to capture your special moments.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Hayley and Matthew Neilson
5 09/10/2018 Hayley and Matthew Neilson

Simon was excellent.
He provided a friendly and professional service both before and during the wedding. As a result we have a beautiful set of photographs of our special day.
Simon made ever effort to ensure that we received the pictures and posed shots we had requested. He was happy to go with the flow of the event and work with our older guests to ensure they where comfortable.
I would definately recconmend Simon to friends and family for future events.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Sarah Scott/Bennett
5 03/10/2018 Sarah Scott/Bennett

Simon photographed our wedding and was fantastic. Simon met us at our venue months before to plan shots for the day and took some pre-wedding photos which were lovely.
Communication was great throughout. On the day Simon and his wife were fantastic at making everyone feel at ease whilst getting some beautiful shots.
The photos are beautiful and really captured our day perfectly. Thank you.
Highly reccommend Simon, very good value for money too.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Amanda Jacques
5 11/08/2018 Amanda Jacques

Simon was a wonderful choice for us, to help capture our wedding. We wanted someone who could capture our small wedding perfectly. Neither me or my husband(!!) like having our photograph taken - but Simon put us at ease from our first consult and test shots - through to the wedding. My husband even said he enjoyed having a photographer around. All my family commented on how he was so kind and friendly while taking photos. I would absolutely recommend Simon, if you want someone to put you at ease and capture great moments!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Matthew Kumar
5 03/07/2018 Matthew Kumar

I entrusted Simon and his wife to capture the moments of my proposal at Derwentwater. As we’re from Malaysia, organising it from abroad was not as complicated as I thought it would be thanks to Simon. He was very helpful down to planning out the fine details. We are very pleased with the pictures he took to capture our moment and would recommend him to anyone thinking of proposing in the beautiful Lake District area.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by hanushia palpanavan
5 08/06/2018 hanushia palpanavan

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Becka Hughes
5 04/12/2017 Becka Hughes

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Anna Newbury-Prescott
5 30/10/2017 Anna Newbury-Prescott

Simon is the most easy going, creative genius behind a camera. He made our wedding day. His style is amazing and he has offered us far more than we could of imagined down to all the fine little details. If you are looking for a photographer that will give you everything you are looking for and more, then look no further. Perfection.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Claire T Prescott
5 22/10/2017 Claire T Prescott

Outstanding photographer, a joy to work with from begining to end, such a keen eye for the little details that you may overlook. If you are looking for a professional photographer then stop now and contact Simon!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Carol and Mike
5 14/10/2017 Carol and Mike

Simon was the most amazing guy/photographer we could have chosen.
his professional and easy manner with our guests made our day the ever most special. Our guests were photo capture in the most natural of ways and really captured the spirit of our day.

We consider Simon to be an integral part of our special day.

Thanks simon

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Claire Turnham
5 22/09/2017 Claire Turnham

Simon Hughes what a fantasic photographer you are !!
A true professional.
Your pictures are simply amazing and stunning we cannot thank you enough .
Simply perfect !!!
Highly recommended!!!
Thank you Claire & Christopher Turnham

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Jess Rimmer
5 24/08/2017 Jess Rimmer

I felt like I was in a minefield when it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding, but I am so pleased to say I made the right choice. Simon was wonderful. He made our wedding day extra special as he was great company, really patient with our guests and went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. Would highly recommend him. We live near Wigan and married in the Lakes, therefore, most of our correspondence was online but Simon was trustworthy, reliable and guided us through what to expect and helped us choose where and how to have our photos taken . He even met up with us when we were in the Lakes prior to the wedding and we had a practice photo shoot at no extra charge for his time. Thank you so much Simon

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Richard & Melissa Spearman
5 20/07/2017 Richard & Melissa Spearman

Looking at our wedding photographs, we realise that choosing Simon as our wedding photographer was the best thing we could have done!

The wedding photographs were enormously important to us, but we knew we didn't want to spend large chunks of our special day posing for tightly orchestrated shots with our special guests.

We really wanted photographic memories of the events of the day, shots that would reflect the emotions, happiness, amusing and special moments of our day.

We posted our requirements on Bark - and Simon responded straight away, and we're so glad he did!

As soon as we spoke with Simon we knew he understood and appreciated the memories we wanted to capture. Prior to the day, he visited the church, walked the path we had planned to walk down to the lake, and came back with exciting suggestions which perfectly reflected our ideas and hopes for the day.

He arrived on the day with Sheila, well ahead of time, equipped to make the best of all eventualities, from sunshine to rain.

Simon and Sheila were unobtrusive and relaxed but so focussed. They took advantage of all the little moments of the day and we hardly knew they were there.

We did pose for a few shots that Simon suggested, and we had a great time with our friends and family quickly smiling in front of the most stunning and beautiful views.

We have more than just photographs of us and our family and friends on a lovely day of our lives. We have perfect, tangible, vivid memories of the most special day of our lives. When we look at them, we can remember how we felt, what we were thinking, and how very perfect and happy each moment was.

The day goes by so quickly, but Simon has made sure we remember every perfect minute.

Could not recommend him highly enough.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Emma Nolan
5 10/07/2017 Emma Nolan

Great photographer! Simon captured our wedding day beautifully! From start to finish Simon has been a true professional and worked very hard to ensure we got the best pictures possible from our wedding day.

Even our florist commented on how great it was that Simon could take charge of an excited group of people and position us all. Simon adapts well in all situations, he managed to create so many different photo scenarios when the rain hindered our original photo plans. Trust that he can deliver!

More importantly Simon puts you at ease behind the lense. He met us before the big day to run through anything and take some practise shots, which were great too!

After the wedding Simon sent some preview shots the next day. Not that we had to wait long as the photos were ready to view less than a week after the wedding! The online gallery he set up is a simple and easy way for friends and family to view and download the photos.

Simon has a great creative eye and made an album for us to treasure all our wedding day memories, which is perfect!

Thank you Simon!!!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Angela Wilson
5 Angela Wilson

Simon has recently taken pictures of our 6 children and was fantastic considering there age range was 1-8 very patient and professional thank you Simon x

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Beth Fox-Williams
5 Beth Fox-Williams

Simon was fantastic. We had a family Photoshoot taken on location and he went above and beyond. The whole experience was very enjoyable (yes even in drizzly weather with a 4 year old and 2 year old). I can't recommend Simon highly enough!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Louise Stables
5 Louise Stables

Our family had a lovely photo shoot with simon at loweswater, a really lovely guy who made the shoot fun for the kids and the photos are fabulous. Would highly recommend simon to all my friends

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Matthew Hilton
5 Matthew Hilton

Couldn't have picked a better photographer to have captured a very special occasion and I can't thank him enough for the fantastic pictures that we can now keep forever. Highly recommended - well worth the comfortable experience!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Robyn Hesketh
5 Robyn Hesketh

Over the moon with our beautiful photos that we recieved last week! I can't thank you enough for being there and capturing an event that I will never forget, with photos that we can keep forever. Lovely morning all around and highly recommended! Thank you x

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by HannahSian Mary Hughes
5 HannahSian Mary Hughes

Simon was absolutely amazing with my anniversary photoshoot this last weekend. He was not only professional but friendly and made the whole experience a lot of fun and special. The photos I have already seen are just what I wanted and more. Highly recommend!!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Michael Walker
5 Michael Walker

Simon was able to capture, and therefore enable us to preserve, the essence of our magical wedding day. For which, we will be forever grateful.
Right from the first meeting, prior to the day, in order to discuss our wants; to the aftercare and attention to detail, the service provided cannot be faulted.
Simon understood that we wanted a fun and relaxed day, with natural photos to reflected this (only a few posed ones). He then offered advice as how best to go about achieving this, with stunning results. Simon was, friendly, adaptable, unobtrusive, considerate and thoroughly professional throughout the day.
We cannot recommend Simon Hughes Photography highly enough.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Joseph Campbell
5 Joseph Campbell

Simon was extremely helpful right from planning the proposal to carrying it out. He was easy to keep in contact with and always responded quickly to any questions I had. His preparations for the proposal were in depth as he visited the location prior, and so he was able to help us create photos that really captured the essence of the moment. We received the photos very quickly, and their quality was incredible. Simon provided a friendly, helpful and welcoming service that without a doubt cannot be faulted. We were able to relax and enjoy the time which made the photos look natural and even more beautiful.
My fiancé and I would highly recommend Simon's services for any event.
Thank you!!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Rebecca Hawker
5 Rebecca Hawker

We were delighted with how many lovely photos and special moments Simon was able to capture on our family photo shoot. He is a lovely man who is very professional and made us all feel very comfortable. It is extremely difficult to get our 2yr old to stand still for photos, yet Simon came up with some great ideas for photo opportunities and we were blown away with the results.
We would thoroughly recommend Simon and we can't wait to book our next shoot :)

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Joanne Gilmour Was Hooks
5 Joanne Gilmour Was Hooks

Simon came along to my husbands 50th birthday party last month and we were delighted with the photos he took. He was great on the day. Blending in with all the guests and taking lots of photos without feeling intrusive. Guests had chances to have some special family photos which they have been delighted with. There's no way we could have achieved the same results ourselves and it was great just being able to enjoy the party knowing that Simon was there to capture some special moments. He really did capture the atmosphere and looking through the photos afterwards made us all smile.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Jess Rimmer
5 Jess Rimmer

Simon made our wedding day extra special. He was so professional but also flexible and friendly. Would definitely recommend him as your photographer if you are getting married in the Lake District or, indeed for any event that you would like some amazing photographic memories of.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Sian Bainbridge
5 Sian Bainbridge

My family and I would like to say a huge thank you to Simon for the fun photo shoot that we had at our home and the memories that were captured in the amazing photographs.
Simon was great with my children and listened to their ideas and captured their interests which the children recognised when looking through the photos as 'their ideas'.
Everyone who has seen the photos have commented on how well he has captured us as a family and individually.
I highly recommend Simon and cannot wait to get these lovely memories displayed for all to see.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Liam Nolan
5 Liam Nolan

My wife and I got married in the lakes at the end of last month and we had Simon booked in for our photographer. We met up before the wedding for some practice shots and we had already made our mind up before seeing them. He is very good in what he does, and knows how to capture the perfect picture. On the day of our wedding he had his plan from the previous meeting and captured everything we had imagined. Can't wait to see the album as the story of the day he's put together is fantastic. Cheers again Simon. You've captured some amazing memories

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Leanne Beck
5 Leanne Beck

Simon is a wonderful photographer and captured some beautiful moments during our wedding. He is very easy to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We really appreciated his local knowledge and had some fantastic scenic photographs.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Linda Mountain
5 Linda Mountain

Simon was the photographer for my daughters wedding in Cockermouth in June. He made everyone feel relaxed and produced some brilliant photos of a fantastic day. First rate!

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Karen Hartley
5 Karen Hartley

We had Simon and Shelagh for our wedding. They were both fabulous. Ensured all the pictures got taken amongst chaos of a wedding with 26 children and were very professional. The photos are amazing and the book we ordered is stunning... I can't stop looking at it. Thanks guys. We both couldn't be happier. Kxxx

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Janet Wheeldon-Williams
5 Janet Wheeldon-Williams

We booked Simon for our wedding after looking at some sample albums he’s done. We liked the feel of the photos - he was telling the story of people’s weddings, rather than just taking photos. He suggested we meet before the big day and took some practise shots at the venue (a nice pre wedding engagement shoot for couples who don’t have a long engagement). On our big day Simon was amazing. So many of our guests commented on how good our photographer was, and he was a calming influence during those nervy pre-ceremony shots - it was like having hired a friend. We had kids and even dogs there, and he got lovely shots of those too.
We had an afternoon winter wedding, and most of the outside shots are in the dark. They are stunning. The light Simon created made them magical.
We’ve just received our wedding album and we couldn’t be happier. It’s like a story without words of our big day and captures all the special moments.
I’m so glad we found Simon and I would recommend him to anyone - friendly, professional and above all excellent at what he does.

Review of Simon Hughes Photography by Matthew Naveen Kumar
5 Matthew Naveen Kumar

I entrusted Simon and his wife to capture the moments of my proposal at Derwentwater. As we’re from Malaysia/Singapore, organising it from abroad was not as complicated as I thought it would be thanks to Simon. He was very helpful down to planning out the fine details. We are very pleased with the pictures he took to capture our moment and would recommend him to anyone thinking of proposing or having an event in the beautiful Lake District area.


Thank you once again you two. It was a pleasure meeting you & having you take our photographs. You made it all too easy. Cheers.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love seeing the fun families have together on special occasions, from weddings to family get togethers! I especially love to capture those magical moments when a special connection is made between a couple in love, a parent and child having fun, siblings connecting with each other and so on. It's a huge responsibility and privilege to be part of a wedding day and it gives me enormous pleasure and pride to share the photographs afterwards.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I've loved photography since my teens - back in the days of 'film' - and I come from a large family - I have two brothers, two sisters and 18 nephews and nieces - so it's no surprise I became a family photographer! Then a friend asked me to photograph their wedding - I had so much fun and they loved the pictures, so the rest is history!

Why should our clients choose you?

Take a look at my work to see if you like my photographic style. Then read my reviews to see if I sound like someone you'd be happy to have at your wedding. If you like my work and my reviews, then please get in touch!

Services provided by Simon Hughes Photography

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Photography for Lake District weddings shot in natural style.

Family Events

Event coverage for all types of family event including christenings, engagement parties, birthday parties, family gatherings or any other special occasion.


Surprise proposal photography anywhere in Lake District.

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