"Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don't work out... Take another shot."
Hello! My name is Simon and I'm a writer and photographer from Northern Ireland.
Born and bred in the beautiful city of Derry-Londonderry, I now reside in Belfast and Derry.
I specialise in portrait, promotional, family, newborn, gig, event, engagement and wedding photography. I also sell a range of prints exhibiting the sights and landscapes of Ulster and beyond.
For me, photography is often, if not always, about a particular moment. A moment where you stop, look and take in the buzz and beauty around you, and simply think: "Why not?" Before you know it, the camera is out, the image is captured, and the memory is made.
That's exactly how I felt when I took my first professional photograph, and it's how I feel still.
I believe photography can go beyond being efficient, striking and effective. I believe photography should also be spontaneous and instinctive. It should be about the thrill of seeing that one special moment brought to life. Forever remembering the joy, rhythm and feeling of life and living.
In other words: the essence of the subject and the heart of the moment. Both of which transcend the image on its own and create something for the ages.
And both of which I strive to present to you in my work.
It's more than a job: it's an experience, a journey. For both client and photographer.
And I look forward to helping you remember yours.
Get in touch and book!
WHAT THEY SAY...
"If you are looking for a photographer to capture the true essence and feeling of your wedding day, then look no further... we cannot rate Simon any higher"
-- Rachel and Keith Thompson
"A fab photoshoot... we had a ball"
-- The Swingtime Starlets
"Simon has a fantastic eye for the moment... there is a natural but striking look to his work. His photos are refreshing, with great colours, contrast and composition."
-- Bernard Ward, photographer
"I found Simon great to work with. He has terrific ideas, isn't afraid to take chances and really listens to what you want."
– Gemma Bradley, singer-songwriter
"(I) had an absolutely brilliant session... I cannot recommend him highly enough."
-- Keith Lynch, actor
"A great role model."
-- Rebecca Mulhern, musician and photographer