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Fazackarley Wedding Photographer

We’re Simon + Heather. We’re relaxed, Cotswolds wedding photographers and videographers.

We’re Simon and Heather, we’re a photography and videography couple covering the Cotswolds, and all across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.

We offer beautiful, relaxed wedding photography and films, capturing your day as it naturally happens.

We offer photography, videography or dual packages including both. 

If our style sounds like a good fit for your special day then get in touch and tell us all about your plans!

“I can’t imagine anyone you’d rather have documenting one of the most important days of your life.”

AISLING + PHILIP

Want to see how much magic we can fit in 87 seconds? You’re going to love this.

Cotswolds Wedding Photographer

We’re UK wedding photographers and we’re proud to have been named amongst the best wedding photographers in the Country several years running by The Wedding Industry Awards. Our home base is Brighton on the South Coast but we regularly photograph weddings in the Cotswolds and travel is included in all our packages so you don’t need to worry about any hidden costs!

The Cotswolds are steeped in rich history and surrounded by lush rural landscapes, covering the 5 English counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire and offer a vast selection of wedding venues. The Cotswolds is a draw for weddings due to its quaint English villages, made from honey-coloured limestone, rolling hills and abundance of historical stately homes – perfect for couples who are looking for a high impact wedding venue.

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Relaxed wedding photography

We know no one wants to stand around for hours posing awkwardly for photographs and a lot of our couples tell us they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera.  We like to keep things simple and relaxed, blending in with your family and friends as much as possible and photographing your day as it naturally happens. We’ve been photographing weddings for over 14 years so you can rest assured that we can strike the perfect balance of taking natural photographs while ensuring we are exactly where we need to be to make sure all the key moments of your day are photographed beautifully without disrupting your special day. 

Our Style

Our style is really informal and we photograph and film your day as it happens, without taking you away from your guests for hours and hours to pose for photos. We know how much work goes into planning a wedding and we certainly don’t want you to miss your own party!
We love making portraits, but we fit them in when they make sense to the day, not when your granny wants to give you a hug or you want to catch up with school friends you’ve not seen for years.

Cotswolds Weddings

When we’re not photographing weddings in the Cotswolds we’re outdoorsy people and we love exploring the Cotswolds countryside – the area has so many amazing walks and things to see. We love nothing more than lacing up our walking boots, packing up our cameras and getting completely lost for hours with our dog  – especially if we can discover a cosy dog-friendly pub along the way.

If you are looking for quintessential English charm then the picture perfect villages of Snowshill and Painswick should tick all the right boxes. The Painswick, a beautifully restored Palladian House is a popular choice for Cotswold weddings and for couples wanting to tie the knot in a traditional village location offering the famous golden stone cottages that you might have seen all over Instagram. 

Cheltenham Weddings

We love the spa town of Cheltenham for its Regency Architecture and boutique shopping.   Traditionally a health and holiday spa town is now perhaps better known now for its popular festivals including the annual Gold Cup horse racing festival, the literature, Science and Jazz festivals that draw visitors from all over the World. The Town has the rolling Cotswold Hills on the doorstep so you can have your fairytale country Cotswold wedding and spend time either before or after the day enjoying all the great shopping, bars and restaurants that Cheltenham has to offer.

Films + Photos

We offer both photography and videography, so you can have us for photography, videography – or both, cutting down the hassle of hiring separate suppliers. 

Our wedding films perfectly compliment our wedding photography, shot in a similar style but offering you the opportunity to have your ceremony and speeches recorded so you can relive the magic of your big day again and again.  

All our packages include travel so you don’t need to worry about any additional costs.  

Think We Would Be A Great Fit For Your Wedding? We’d Love To Hear From You!

“…Booking Simon & Heather to capture our wedding was one of the best decisions we made, the pictures speak for themselves, they are absolutely stunning!..”

ROSIE + JAMES

FAQs

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 you can get in touch with us here.

400-600 for a full day’s wedding photography. However, there are no strict limits, so if it takes 700+ pictures to tell your story, that’s how many you’ll receive.

40-60 for an engagement shoot.

All the edited photos are provided ‘ready to print’ — and we encourage you to do so, photos are meant to be printed and enjoyed!

Absolutely! Whilst we predominantly work in a documentary style for the majority of the day we know that having a few group photographs is often really important to you and your family. So we’ll work with you to make sure everyone is happy and you get the all the photos you want.

We find that keeping group photos to 8-10 groups allows us to work efficiently without taking too much time away from your day. We usually do these during the drinks reception when everyone is a bit more relaxed and we keep things light and informal.

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

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

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

Whilst many of our commissions are within Brighton and Sussex, We cover weddings all across the UK and Internationally. We particularly love weddings in The Cotswolds!

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.

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.

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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.

Yes! Simon is the primary photographer and 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.

We’ve photographed hundreds of weddings over the past 14 years and have had the pleasure of documenting a variety of Asian Weddings, 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.

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.

Think We Would Be A Great Fit For Your Wedding? We’d Love To Hear From You!