Relaxed photography of real life.


Photographs that capture who you are. No posing, no staging or faking it. No matching outfits or babies in baskets.

Just honest, authentic and relaxed documentary photography that captures who you are and where you are at right now.

From relaxed, candid photography of your day-to-day stories, to the tiny toes of a newborn, to fun-filled adventures with your family. You deserve images celebrating both the big and small moments. Photos that will transport you back to this point in your life, capturing the feeling and moments beautifully – every last bit of life is special. Celebrate it.

For the adventures at home.


With kids, everyday is an adventure. Some days it’s serene & peaceful. Some days it’s like the end of The Empire Strikes Back.

Whatever life looks like for you, these are the days that matter. The days to be treasured, every day that makes up the story of your life.

From the daily routine to the big milestones – every day is special and each passes all too quickly. You deserve to capture exactly where you are right now. Images to look back upon that tell your story. The story of who you were, where you were and what life was like.

For the stories in the wild.


Think about your perfect day out. Maybe it’s a family day at the beach, a sunset walk through a forest, a trip to a funfair, or just some fun with the kids at the playground – whatever makes you smile, and them giggle – will make for amazing photographs.

Whatever your perfect day looks like, wherever it takes you, we can capture beautiful photos of you and your clan being themselves.

Bring the kids, bring the dogs – I’ll bring the camera and we’ll capture the magic.

For the new arrivals.


Those first few weeks, wow – they go so fast.

From the moment you bring them home they’re a life changing whirlwind of emotion – yet no matter what those first few months bring, these are the moments that you’ll want to remember. They’re also the moments that become the haziest as time goes by.

A collection of photos of your newborn is something to treasure, something that you’ll love to look at across the years, from their first day of school to their wedding day – a collection of photos of them at a few weeks old is the greatest gift you can give your future self.

Your little one is only really a ‘little one’ for a couple of months, they grow up so fast – so getting beautiful images of those first few weeks is precious. A documentary shoot around your house is the ideal solution.

You have all the baby cuddles, we’ll get the photos.

Who?

I’m Simon, I’ve been a wedding photographer for half my life, together with my partner Heather, I run Fazackarley offering wedding photography and wedding films across Sussex and the UK.

Beyond being a photographer, I’m a Dad and family man. You can usually find us hanging out on the beach or going on adventures in forests – a camera always close to hand. I’m a soppy fella who loves nothing more than reading to our little girl at bedtime, putting on silly voices or pretending to be a horsey upon request.

Also, I’m an outdoorsy kind of guy, counting down the days until Robyn is old enough to go on epic hikes and mountain climbs – although she may not agree.

I’m also chronically bad at taking selfies – as you can see from this image – fortunately for me, the important people are in it.

why?

In 14 years of wedding photography, I’ve seen so much love & laughter, joy.

I’ve seen families coming together, growing and flourishing.

It wasn’t until our daughter, Robyn – arrived in 2016 that I truly understood the importance of documenting life, the big and small events, the everyday routines and the in-between moments.

The moments that interconnect to form our lives, deserve to be treasured.

I’m fortunate that both myself and my partner Heather are professional photographers, so our lives and the life of our little person are very well documented, but I know not everyone has that opportunity and that’s something I want to remedy.

I want to give everyone I work with a set of beautiful images that celebrates their life, whether it’s a big event like a wedding, maybe they have a new addition or perhaps they have a comfortable routine – whatever stage of life, it’s beautiful and should be captured and treasured.

how?

The photo sessions are relaxed and tailored to suit you and your family.

They can be on location, in your home – or anywhere you can imagine.

I’m based in Sussex, but travel all across the UK to tell beautiful family stories.

Essentially, I’ll come to you or we’ll meet somewhere and you’ll do what you do, while I capture it! I’m happy to give a bit of guidance on what will work well, or tips for getting the most out of your session – but mainly I’ll shoot things as they happen and capture you and your clan doing whatever it is they do

After the shoot I’ll lovingly edit the images and put together a beautiful story for you to treasure.

Sessions last anywhere from 1-2 hours to an entire day, depending on how big of a story you’d like to tell.

Packages + options

AT HOME

AT HOME

£275.00

1-2 Hours

1-2 hour relaxed, documentary photo session at and around your home. Ideal for capturing the every day.

Includes 60+ High Resolution Images.

IN THE WILD

IN THE WILD

£275.00

1-2 HOURS

1-2 hour relaxed, documentary photo session on location. Ideal for capturing family adventures.

Includes 60+ High Resolution Images.

NEWBORN

NEWBORN

£275.00

1-2 HOURS

1-2 hour relaxed, newborn photo session at and around your home. Ideal for capturing the first few weeks of your new arrival.

Includes 60+ High Resolution Images.

All packages can be tailored to your exact requirements, just let me know and I’ll provide a bespoke quote. Gift vouchers are also available, please ask for details. Any other questions, give me a shout!

faqs + tips

How long do sessions last?

1-2 hours usually, but they’re relaxed and flexible, so happy to work around whatever you need. For example, feeds in the case of newborns. Tantrums in the case of toddlers ;)

What do we get for the session fee?

Most sessions are 1-2 hours in length, all sessions come with 60+ high resolution, fully retouched files delivered via a password protected online gallery which you can share with friends and family. You can make prints from the files, and we also offer a printing service through your online gallery.

When do we get the images?

Editing usually takes 2-4 weeks, but I will give you a more specific time frame at your session.

What should we wear?

Whatever you like! I don’t direct outfits – happy to work with whatever you want to wear.

The goal of these shoots are about capturing who you are and clothing choices are an extension of your character!

I suggest you put a bit of thoughts into colours – for example, if we’re doing a shoot in a forest and you’re wearing green or blue it might clash – and I’ll always suggest wearing things without big branding/logos – but other than that it’s all good.

If you’re really stuck and want to talk outfit choices through I’m happy to though.

Do you travel?

Absolutely! I’m based in Sussex, but I’ll travel anywhere you’d like me too. All packages include travel expenses within Sussex, outside of Sussex a travel fee will apply.

We’re camera shy and awkward – is that a problem?

Not at all. Everybody I’ve ever worked with has said they’re not comfortable in front of the camera an it’s never held us back. I’m relaxed in my approach and once the goofing around ensures, the awkwardness will drop away and we’ll get loads of wonderful relaxed moments.

On location session… can we bring the dog?

Ha! Yes! I love dogs, as the proud ‘dad’ of a 50kg Malamute named Thor – I completely recommend canine involvement – they’re as much a part of your clan as the kids! I won’t bring Thor along though, he’s a bit of a nightmare when he’s not the centre of attention.

Can you suggest a location?

I usually suggest you pick the location – or at least give me some ideas of where you like to go, but absolutely, if your stuck for inspiration tell me a bit about your family and what you love to do and I’ll see what Ideas I have.

Someone wants to buy us a session as a gift?

That’s so lovely! I offer gift vouchers for that exact reason – tell them to drop me a message and I’ll send more information.

booking + contact

If you have any other questions, or if you would like to book a session – give me a shout using the form below, or email info@fazackarley.com