You’ve found a Bath Wedding Photographer, I’m Simon Fazackarley and I photograph weddings across the UK, including Bath, Bristol, Wells and the surrounding areas. I’m proud to have been named amongst the best wedding photographers in England by the wedding industry awards. I’m based on the south coast of England, in Brighton, and all of my packages include travel throughout England. I’m also more than happy to travel internationally. Bath is is such a beautiful location for weddings – I’m floored by the architecture everytime I visit and it’s a place I can’t get enough of. It’s a place we’d love to live one day & I’ve have had the pleasure of being hired to photograph lots of weddings around Bath and Bristol.

There are few cities – from an architectural stand point, that compare to Bath. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987, because of its architectural significance and the way in which the city landscape is formed, With its famous 18th century Georgian buildings and golden-coloured, Bath Stone, not to mention the Bath upon which its takes its name make for a truly, visually unique city filled with a great mix of history and modern culture.

A wonderful place to visit and a treat for a wedding photographer to capture. I’m often there as a Bath wedding photographer, hired by couples planning their wedding in Bath or Bristol, and It’s a wonderful place for engagement sessions too!

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Relaxed wedding photography

I’m a relaxed, documentary wedding photographer with over 14 years experience, having photographed more than 400 weddings across the country.  I’m massively relaxed in my approach – I’m not one to bring in stress! I photograph the emotions of weddings, all from the perspective of a guest – I’ll blend in with your guests, and aim to be effectively a guest with a camera, Albeit a fancy camera and the permission to be at the front of the room during the ceremony!

I tell stories through photos, In a laid back, unfussy way – capturing the story of your love, and your wedding day – through details you’ve no doubt agonized over; beautiful moments that will bring tears to your eyes – as well as tons of smiles & all the laughter. I also like to balance this documentary approach with some more structured, yet completely fun and relaxed portraits – ensuring you have an amazing day and also get beautiful wedding photographs to treasure, show your family and friends, and for future generations to look back on!

I’ll capture your wedding in a relaxed way, filled with joy and laughter. Tell your story through all the little details; the emotions and the fun. It’s not about staging moments or standing in a line saying cheese. It’s about capturing the people, feelings, genuine moments and beautiful memories. It’s about telling your story beautifully.

Bath Weddings

I always love to photograph weddings in Bath, & always enjoy exploring the are, it’s such a great place, with such a wonderful atmosphere –  filled with some of the most incredible architecture I’ve ever seen – which makes for truly beautiful backdrops for photos.

Born and raised in Brighton, I’ve grown up around a wonderful blend of City and Countryside and my style has evolved to make full use of this – from the hard lines and shadows of a city, to the soft relaxed and mellow  vibe of the countryside – away from the hustle and bustle – I love to bring this to Bath Weddings.

So whether you’ve planned to marry right in the middle of the city  or somewhere a little more rural, your wedding will work perfectly with my relaxed documentary approach. Not to mention the fact, that everywhere you look around Bath and Somerset – you’ll find something beautiful – I always draw the inspiration for my wedding photography from the people and places that matter the most to you.

I’m based in Brighton, and photograph weddings all across the country, from as far north locations like Yorkshire and Scotland, to Somerset and offshore locations, like the gorgeous Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man! So, if you’re planning a wedding in Bath,  and looking for a Bath Wedding Photographer or, indeed anywhere in the UK – and like the sound of my work, please get in touch!

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BATH WEDDING VENUES

Bath has some fabulous wedding venues, venues that really represent the area perfectly – from getting married right in the center of the city surrounded by its incredible architecture , to quirky hotels and to grand country houses, there’s something for every taste.

From a ceremony at the Roman Baths and Pump Room – getting married surrounded by such a wealth of history is truly special! Imagine yourselves exchanging your vows on the 2,000-year-old paving that surrounds the Great Bath. The steam from the hot baths will certainly lend an extra air of intrigue and excitement to the proceedings!  To a reception at the elegant Pump Room – your day will look incredible, and your photographs will too!

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a truly grand city venue – there’s the Assembly Rooms – Winner of the best city wedding award a few years back, you know you’re in good hands there. You can almost see the history of all the amazing parties and functions that would have been held here during the 18th century. Not to mention the many movies that have been filmed here – including The Duchess with Kiera Knightley. BEyond the obvious choices, there are also tons of other wedding venues in Bath and the surrounding area – such as Royal Victoria Park, Bailbrook House Hotel, Wick Farm, Priston Mill, Temple of Minerva, Monkton Combe School, Limpley Stoke Hotel, Hamswell House, Leigh Park, Orchardleigh House and Arnos Vale.

FAQs

If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, please don’t hesitate to email: info@fazackarley.com

What areas do you cover weddings ?

I travel anywhere for a good a story! Whilst many of our commissions are within Brighton and Sussex, I cover weddings all across the UK and Internationally. I particularly love weddings in Bath and Bristol!

Recent UK wedding destinations have including the Lake District, the Peak District, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Wales, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall – plus all points in between.

International travel and destination weddings are also welcome – please ask for details.

How do we book you to be our wedding photographer?

As of 2018, We only take one wedding per weekend & popular dates get booked up to 2 years in advance, so if you like
what you see and want us to be a part of your day, secure your date soon.

Securing the date is easy –

You’ll just need to complete a booking form and pay the £500 booking fee and that’s it, your date will be secure.
The booking fee is applied towards whichever wedding photography package you choose, with the remaining balance due four weeks before your wedding.

How do we pay?

Bank transfers and credit/debit cards through Paypal.

Can we have group photos?

Absolutely! Whilst we predominantly work in a documentary style – group photographs are an important and fun part of the day. If you keep to 8-10 groups it allows us to do them quickly and efficiently, without taking too much time away from your drinks reception.

For more information, there’s a little guide here: Group Photographs.

Can you provide a second photographer?

My partner Heather acts as associate photographer at larger weddings or where dual coverage is required. She also takes the lead on our stunning wedding films. Our styles and working dynamic compliment each other perfectly and for a small additional cost we can offer wedding photography packages including both of us.

Can you recommend any venues?

We’ve had the privilege of photographing weddings at many venues & they’re all great for different styles of weddings, I’ve put together a few of our favourite venues from the South of England here: Wedding Venues in the South of England

Have you photographed any religious ceremonies?

We’ve photographed hundreds of weddings over the past 14 years and have had the pleasure of documenting a variety of Jewish weddings, Indian weddings, Greek Weddings, as well as many Catholic & CoE Weddings. We always thoroughly research ceremonies of cultures and religions that we haven’t experienced before, to ensure everything runs smoothly and we know exactly what to expect.

What camera gear do you use? Do you bring backups?

The majority of photos are produced with Canon 5d mkIV, Canon 5d mkIII and lenses such as 24mm f1.4L II, 35mm f1.4L, 45mm f2.8 TS-E, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L, 135mm f2.0L, 70-200mm f2.8L IS.

Also Canon 580EXII flashes, flash triggers, a few handheld video lights, prisms, handheld optical lenses & a lot of other things to unleash creativity.

Multiple backup cameras and lenses come to every wedding — so should anything happen to the main gear, your coverage won’t be affected.

Heather creates videos using much of the same equipment, as well as a variety of microphones and lighting solutions.

You can browse through some recent weddings below, and get a feel for how we work and would tell your story! If you like the sound of what we offer & would like us to be a part of your special day, I would absolutely love to hear from you! Popular wedding dates often get taken 1-2 years in advance, so if you are interested in booking me for your Bath wedding, get in touch to check my availability & get more information.

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