About me


Hi, I’m Simon. A wedding photographer based in Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, and specialising in documentary photography, also known as reportage or photojournalism. I photograph marriages across the UK. I have been taking photographs for 25+ years, and professionally for the last 10 years alongside my web & print design business.

I moved in to wedding photography as I love the opportunity to make memories for people, capturing the story of your wedding day – especially moments you may have missed! I want you to be able to look back through your photographs, now and in years to come, and think ‘This is exactly what our wedding day felt like’.

I work in a discreet and unobtrusive way which allows the wedding party to be themselves, and for me to capture real moments and events as they unfold, naturally.

Please see my contact details below if this sounds like your type of thing. I would love to have a chat about what I can do for you.

I live just outside of Stratford Upon Avon with my wife, and 3 crazy Spaniels… it’s nice to get out.

Nice Words

We used Simon for our wedding and he was just AMAZING!! He was so calm, yet very professional and made the whole photographs experience so relaxed.  The thought of having a camera in my face and having to pose for staged shots was just not what I wanted on my special day and Simon made all those fears float away.

He was so discrete and not intrusive during any part of the day, which in a small church with 60 guests and a big fancy camera was a remarkable achievement.  Our guests said Simon was very pleasant, chatty and really approachable, especially if anyone wanted a specific photograph taking.

So not only did Simon make everyone feel at home around him, especially being the only person there not related to us through blood or friendship, the photos he took during the day were fantastic.  There are so many of the ‘money shots’ as you’d call it.  The ones that just capture everything in a single still.  I love pretty much every photo he’s taken and choosing the ones to put in the wedding album is still proving difficult (they might just all have to go in)!  They are all just magical and again, most of them I don’t even remember Simon taking… not because of too much champagne, but the way be blended in and didn’t get in the way of anyone having fun.  Which was great.

I’d recommend Simon in a heart beat for your special day, or any other event where you want high quality, magical photos.  Thanks again Simon for immortalizing our special day.  It was just perfect and you’ve photographed every part of it in such detail.  We’ve definitely found a photographer for life who we can trust without any doubts, but we’ve also made another friend for our future guest list!! Thanks again Simon… You really are very talented!! x

Nic & Ed (aka Mr. & Mrs. Noble)

Simon Hanagarth is a truly lovely guy and a incredibly talented photographer!

His amazing talent has perfectly captured the genuine joy, happiness, fun & laughter of our Wedding Day! His fabulous photography has captured so many lovely moments from our special day, that we would otherwise have missed. Thanks to Simon we now have absolutely amazing lifelong memories ‘caught on camera’. What’s more, he manages to do all of this without you even noticing! A true Genius!!

Alan & Colette Oaks


My aim is to tell the story of your wedding day through a combination of techniques and styles. While I will spend the majority of the wedding day capturing natural, reportage-style images, I also feel that some loosely directed shots when it comes to groups (30 minutes max on the day) and great portraits of the couple are equally valuable.

I love to shoot all the little details of the day. You’ve likely spent months selecting the items for your wedding day, and finding new and creative ways to do these shots can be fun.

  • Minimal posing on your part (no fake grins!)
  • No direction or interference from your photographer
  • Reportage photography is much more natural
  • Family and friends will prefer genuine pictures rather than posed
  • Story telling photography captures much more of the day
  • Photojournalism never goes out of fashion


In order to keep it simple,  I offer one collection which includes the following:

  • A pre-wedding planning consultation
  • Pre-wedding planning visit to venue
  • Up to 10 hours of coverage on your wedding day – bridal prep to first dance, plus some disco action!!
  • 350+ edited, high resolution, digital images for download
  • A private online gallery for sharing your photos with family and friends

If you wish, extras can be added such as an engagement shoot, second shooter, album, prints, and extra hours of coverage for your day.

Price starts at £845 for UK weddings.

Although I am a wedding photographer based in Stratford Upon Avon, I am available for weddings across the UK. Also, having got married myself in Italy, I am very aware of the growing trend in destination weddings, and I am more than happy to pack my passport and travel wherever my clients take me.

In order to give an excellent experience, I take on a limited number of weddings per year.  Please do contact me as soon as possible if you are keen to secure your date.


You’re probably tired of completing contact forms, so I’ve kept it brief. I aim to respond within 48 hours, so if you have not heard back from me by then, please check your junk/spam folder, or get in touch directly to let me know.

You can also reach me by emailing simon@simonhanagarthphotography.co.uk
or by calling 01789 439789.