You’ve found an Eastbourne Wedding Photographer. I’m Simon Fazackarley and alongside my partner Heather, run Fazackarley Wedding Photography & Films. We provide wedding photography and videography to discerning couples through the UK. We’re also incredibly proud to have been name amongst the Top Wedding Photographers and Videographers in the UK by The Wedding Industry Awards.
I’ve been a wedding photographer for 13 years now and love to tell the story of weddings through the beautiful moments, tiny details and stunning portraits. Being based in Brighton puts me a stones throw from the beautiful seaside town of Eastbourne – and so perfectly situated to provide wedding photography at venues such as All Saints Chapel, Birling Manor, Gildredge Manor, The Grand Hotel and Folkington Manor, amongst other places.
As a child I spent many a day by the beach in Eastbourne, my parents loved to pop out there and have a wander along the promenade, an ice cream on the pier – as a child I reluctantly followed, but now as an adult it’s a treat to go to Eastbourne be it for a day out, or to photograph a wedding – the pace of life is so much more relaxed than Brighton and as such makes it a great spot for a relaxed seaside wedding.
I’ve also had the opportunity to photograph lots of engagement sessions in and around Eastbourne, including the wonderfully fun Katie and Simon’s Engagement – a lovely couple who braved the cold winds to have some gorgeous photos down by the sea, ahead of their wedding at Newick Park.
How I Work.
I like to photograph weddings in a very relaxed way, I like to tell stories with my work and capture peoples memories as they happen, all the while making them look beautiful. I’m not one to interfere or boss people around, I want people to just enjoy their day, have an amazing time, laugh uncontrollably and remember it as the day they married their best friend – not as the day they were bossed around and stood in rows for endless formal photographs. Of course, I’m more than happy to do some group photographs, but even these I’ll keep light and fun, and most importantly – quick!
I’ve focused my work on storytelling since the beginning of my career, as I strongly believe that weddings are stories to be told, and that every single couple and every single wedding is wildly different, has different stories to tell and different memories that deserve capturing beautifully. I’m not one to work through a prescribed list of photographs, making every wedding I shoot look the same, save for the faces changing.
Do you travel for weddings?
Absolutely! Whilst many of our commissions are within Brighton and Sussex, we cover weddings all across the UK and Internationally.
How do we secure the date?
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 many photos do we get?
400-600 for full day wedding coverage. 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.
Do you do wedding albums?
Yes! For further information see the wedding album page, or get in touch.
Can you provide a second photographer?
Heather acts as associate photographer at larger weddings or where dual coverage is required. She also takes the lead on our stunning wedding films. When she’s not photographing weddings Heather is a professional food and lifestyle photographer. You can see some examples of her beautiful photography here.
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
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.
So, If you’re planning an Eastbourne Wedding and like the sound of my work, I would love to hear from you.