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Simon Murray was born in Perth, Scotland and through a love of photography that started over 20 years ago, Simon has developed his passion into a style that evokes a sense of openness from his subjects.

People in front of his lens, genuinely have a good time, in fact Simon calls it therapy, not sure if that’s for him or the sitter.

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Denise Fyffe

30 November 2018

Our little wedding at East Haugh house house was amazing, Simon and Jayneanne certainly helped and captured the magic of the day! We had so much fun taking pictures in the garden, lots of laughter and happiness...which is definitely captured in our photographs. We felt so relaxed and Simon was more than happy to accommodate us. We love our pictures and are so chuffed with them. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Simon as a wedding photographer. My only regret is that we didn't have them for longer on our wedding day. Thank you so much Simon and Jayneanne! X x More...

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Elyse Sarah miles

1 October 2016

Simon was amazing on our wedding day he handled the guests so well and made us all at ease. We have lovely pictures as a result thanks to his great photography and skills. Definitely would recommend him not only value for money but a lovely warm and caring person who really believed every picture could tell a thousand stories. Thank you Simon. More...

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Victor Ul

17 November 2015

Simon has to be one of the loveliest people that I have met, he's so nice and he made me feel really comfortable, the photo shoot was great and I would really recommend choosing Simon.

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Amar Bhullar

19 July 2015

Had a great experience with Simon. He made the photography shoot a very comfortable and enjoyable experience, and was happy to help when I needed some photographs adjusted for instagram purposes. Highly recommend his services.

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Pete Barnaby

20 November 2013

I recently had a shoot with Simon and could not recommend him enough. He is friendly, professional very creative and makes you feel at ease, a pleasure to work with. I am incredibly pleased with the photos he has produced. Will definitley work with again. Pete. More...

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Richard Collins

18 June 2013

I recently did a photoshoot with Simon, for both actors headshots as well as bodyshots too. <br />His entire practise was both highly professional and exceptional. He made me feel extremely relaxed and comfortable, as well as giving me very good advice. The shoot itself was fantastic - his artistic direction as well as his use of his expertise was absolutely brilliant. <br />Overall I was extremely<span id="moreReview432354" class="hide"> happy with the photos I received. I would highly recommend Simon to anybody looking for professional photos for a very affordable and reasonable price. A very talented professional.</span> More...

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Melissa

30 January 2013

A fantastic talented photographer. Made me feel comfortable, gave excellent art direction and for a very reasonable price I have an excellent range of pictures that will last!<br /><br />I highly recommend Simon!<br /><br />Excellent job thank you! More...

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Nathan Tofts

28 November 2011

Very good, got exactly what I wanted, a very pleasing result!

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Bronia Angove

19 September 2011

What wonderful stuff!! We had Simon as our wedding photographer this summer and we would recommend him to anyone. His professionalism, good humour and creativity made it a pleasure to have him at our special day....not to mention of course the incredible photos he took...have a look here...<br /><br />leedsweddingphotographer.co.uk/weddings/matt-and-bronia/ <br /><br />Thank you Simon :)<br /><br />Matt and Bronia x x More...

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Gila Ellison

22 July 2011

Simon,<br />You have been fantastic. Excellent, professional service, exceptional value for money and amazing photos. <br />Many many thanks (again), Gila & Dean x

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Anna Stephenson

22 June 2011

This is the second time I have worked with Simon on a shoot and yet again I was thoroughly pleased with the images he produced. He is friendly, professional very creative and a pleasure to work with. Anna Stephenson Hair & Make-up Artist. More...

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William

5 April 2011

Received the disk earlier on today, fantastic stuff! You've hit the nail on the head as I've ended up with a bunch of very strong shots - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Simon

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Mark Mitchell

26 January 2011

I worked with Simon on a celebrity photo shoot for one of my clients. Neither myself nor my client were used to dealing with celebrities and Simon was excellent both in the build up and on the day. He went over and above the level of expectation and produced a perfect set of pictures. I would recommend Simon to anyone in an instant. Either to other advertising agencies or for personal work Simon<span id="moreReview179458" class="hide"> is friendly, professional and produces superb quality photos.</span> More...

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Jo-Ann

12 January 2011

A brilliant photo shoot with Simon Murray, would definitely recommend. Simon and his make up artist were very professional. A relaxed and pleasant environment. Had lots of fun doing this shoot. More...

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A Google User

26 November 2010

Brilliant photos - and a great laugh! I usually hate having my photo taken, but I hardly even noticed it was happening, Simon made me feel so relaxed and at ease. He took the time to discuss the images in depth and hear where I was coming from and the quality of the final images was brilliant - exactly what I was looking for. Worth every penny! :) More...

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Romey Norton

16 November 2010

The photo shoot I had with Simon was excellent and good fun. The make-up artist and stylist he chose to work with where professional, yet they were comfortable to work with. Calm, pleasant environment. Then finished photos were great, perfect for my portfolio. Would recommend Simon Murray to anyone. More...

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Kylie Mather

13 October 2010

Simon created some fantastic profile shots for us to use on our website, taken in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at his studio. He was really flexible and we received the photographs extremely quickly. We look forward to working with him again to create our group shots! More...

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A Google User

1 September 2010

After wanting to get a good actors headshot and a decent portfolio of pictures, I found Simon after doing a lot of research on various photographers in Leeds and the surrounding areas. After looking at his website I was very impressed by the quality of his work - the standard and quality of his work was above all the others I had looked at. I contacted him and found him to be excellent value for money. I booked in for a studio shoot and I was impressed with the end results - and more so by Simon and his passion for getting the best possible picture for your needs. I was so impressed that I booked in the following week for an outdoor shoot to get some more natural images - this was a quick shoot because Simon know what he's doing and was able to get the result I wanted fast - again I was impressed by the end result. I would recommend Simon to anyone, whether you're an actor needing a decent simple headshot, or a model needing a glamourous portfolio. Simon was able to bring out the best in me on both counts. Don't book anyone else! :-) More...

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Nlm

25 August 2010

Simon did a studio based photo-shoot for me last week and I was more than pleased with the results. It was my first photo-shoot and he really made me feel relaxed and at ease. He is very passionate about what he does and this comes through in the effort he puts into getting the right shot for you. He worked above and beyond what was expected, and even stayed later than expected to make sure we<span id="moreReview142971" class="hide"> got all the shots I wanted. It was a fun shoot with a great outcome, and Simon is so lovely to work with. I would recommend him to anyone and have already booked in for another outdoor session. I booked Simon based on the quality of the work displayed on his website and got much more than I expected.</span> More...

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Nicola Rodgers

14 July 2010

Simon Murray's photography is fantastic. He designed the cover of my recent album 'Once in a While' and it is exceptional. I would highly recommend his photography and design to all! More...

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Rod Adams

12 July 2010

Re: "Turn It Up" - A live music project as part of the I Love South Leeds Festival, obo Leeds City Council. Simon's service was excellent and provided a range of images that Bands and Musicians, who were taking part in the project, could take away with them to assist with future promotion and building their profile. The images were dynamic, eye-catching and creative (shot in different locations<span id="moreReview131267" class="hide"> around the city), whilst also skillfully capturing the character of each band. Needless to say, i'm looking forward to working with Simon again in the future.</span> More...

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Sarah Mitchell

5 July 2010

I am a singer/songwriter and I had some amazing promo shots taken by Simon. They were fantastic and I had a good variety to choose from. Simon was in no hurry and spent the whole day snapping away. He is great to work with and puts you at ease straight away. His photo's were used on my debut album "You Give Me Something" that I released last year. More...

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Steve Parsons

5 July 2010

I employed the services of Simon Murray for a photo shoot for an album cover and I was very impressed with the experience. I didn't know Simon but he was recommended to me by a friend. Communication by email was easy before the shoot and we were able to discuss my ideas and agree a date and venue. The actual shoot went very smoothly. Simon took into consideration what I was trying to achieve as<span id="moreReview129859" class="hide"> well as adding his own suggestions and creative ideas. The quality of the photography and lighting was excellent and Simon worked quickly to supply me with the final images I needed. Crucially, I found Simon an easy guy to work with which made the whole experience simple and stress free. Highly recommended.</span> More...

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Sahara C

4 July 2010

Simon provided a fantastic photoshoot for my promo purposes... he used fantastic location and the shoot went very well. But best of all - I was completely OVER THE MOON at the photos that arrived just 4 days later. Absolute genius.. I certainly recommend and will use again.<br />thanks Simon xx More...

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Naomi White

1 July 2010

I have used Simon Murray twice for photoshoots, both as a solo artist and to photograph my group. He shot us in different situations - outside on location, in his studio, in the recording studio and at a live gig and I must say that all the pictures were phenomenal. He edited many of the photos giving us lots of choices. He is a true professional and his experience shows in the result. I look<span id="moreReview129027" class="hide"> forward to my next opportunity to work with him.</span> More...

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Tim Chorlton

1 July 2010

We have used Simon several times. Many photographers tend to be 'tell me what to shoot and i'll shoot it', Simon however takes the time to understand your project and almost becomes a team member making useful suggestions and ideas. He's skills as a photographer are undoubtable and he is always prepared to go that extra mile. I can't praise him enough. More...

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Audio Pimps

30 June 2010

Overall a very good, high quality photographer who provided an excellent service to our band, which was in need of some more professional promotional material.<br /><br />Simon was friendly and open and was able to get the best out of us and the resulting finished photos captured exactly the image we were looking for. More...

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Gareth Brocklebank

30 June 2010

Simon is a true gentleman and at the top of his game when it comes to photography.<br /><br />Simon has photographed dozens of my bands and Solo artists and I, and the artists, have been THRILLED with the results.<br /><br />He was so professional, easy to work with and produced such good results that I booked him for my own wedding!!<br /><br />I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon at all.<br /><br />Gareth<span id="moreReview128900" class="hide"> Brocklebank <br />Managing Director<br />Top Dog Promotions Ltd</span> More...

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Louis Dewhurst

30 June 2010

I worked with Simon Murray recently and found him and the service he provided excellent. Simon was polite, approachable and professional and I was made to feel welcome and relaxed. The photos I also received for my portfolio where of the highest quality and was able to do exactly what I needed. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Simon to professional colleagues, friends or family. More...

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Michelle Sowe

30 June 2010

Simon Murray provided a fantastic photo shoot. He was welcoming and asked about pictures we would want and provided an excellent service. The photo's were superb.

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