Sarah-Jane and Simon (Mr and Mrs Smith!) are an absolute credit to the art of photography.
We knew we wanted them to photograph our day as soon as we found their photography style matches our taste – relaxed, unique, arty and beautiful. They are the most friendly, approachable couple you could ever meet and it was an absolute pleasure to have them photograph our day. They are in no way ‘pushy’ or ‘bossy’ as you can find some photographers and they captured truly magical moments during our day. They are respectful of not eating into the precious time that is your wedding day and they did a fantastic job of getting beautiful images quickly.
The photographs are an absolute joy and we will undoubtedly look at them repeatedly for the rest of our lives. We have absolutely no reservations in recommended these two beauties, they are absolutely first class.
Jai & Davy (August 2016)
Penny & Sead (May 2016)
After searching online for a photographer for our wedding, we came across Sarah-Jane and Simon. We were drawn to them straight away because of their natural and relaxed style of photos, so we couldn’t have been more excited when they said they were available for our date! From the very beginning they were so friendly and only an email away for any of our questions. On the day they were extremely organised, helpful and professional and it was great that there was the two of them to capture different angles of the ceremony. They were so unobtrusive and a lot of the time they blended in amongst our guests to get some lovely candid shots. The turnaround for our photos was really quick and we absolutely love them all! There are so many amazing ones to choose from. We couldn’t have picked a more talented, lovely couple to perfectly capture our wedding day. If you want gorgeous, natural photos go with SDS Photography! Thanks again guys!
Pam & Adam (May 2015)
“From the first time we met Simon and SJ on a chilly Sunday morning over a coffee in Morpeth, we knew we were onto something great.
Simon and SJ are one (or two!) of a kind! They have a real passion for their work, treat you like friends and most importantly listen to what will make your special day perfect. Nearer to the big day, they took the time to visit Newton by the Sea to scope out our dream of having photos on the beach, whatever the weather! On the day, they were incredibly professional and managed to get the most amazing shots with minimal fuss or intrusion. Their suggestion that we go down to the beach as the sun was setting was amazing and we managed to capture unique memories which we will treasure forever. Our guests commented on how impressed they were with Simon and SJ and they love the photos as much as we do. After our big day, they were incredibly efficient and our photos arrived in a couple of weeks. We liked the online gallery and back up disc which allows anyone to log in to view the photos. We also loved the Facebook previews and are very much looking forward to seeing our online blog 🙂 Thanks again to a really lovely couple for capturing our perfect day xx”
Laura & Martin (April 2015)
“Sarah Jane and Simon were recommended to us by one of my friends who is also a photographer so I had a feeling they were going to be great. As soon as we clicked onto their website and saw examples of some of their work, we knew they were the wedding photographers for us! We loved their fun and relaxed style and agreed it would be perfect for our wedding day. Luckily for us Sarah Jane and Simon were happy to make the pilgrimage all the way down south for our big day in Bedfordshire. Both of them were so kind and helpful and really helped make the day even more special. Everyone commented on how great they were and how well they both worked together on the day. We were totally blown away when we saw the finished photos – they captured the day to perfectly, the hugs, the smiles, all the special little moments. Thank you both for not only being part of of special day but for giving us such fantastic photo’s to cherish for a lifetime. We would 100% recommend Sarah Jane and Simon to everyone. ”
Helen & Dave (April 2015)
“Ok, so I’ve heard you’re looking for an incredible wedding photographer to capture perfect moments, on a day that you’ve poured your heart and soul into? Just stop, you’ve found one. In fact, you’re lucky, because you’ve found two.
From our first contact with Simon and Sarah-Jane (all the way to our 1 billionth email) they have both been incredibly friendly, professional and accommodating of our ideas about how we wanted our wedding to be photographed. We both felt completely reassured at our first meeting that they understood the style we wanted and at our second meeting we were both touched by their extra efforts and lovely ideas (such as scouting out the church grounds on a blustery, chilly February day to find areas to compose beautiful, thoughtful photographs). On the day itself, Simon and Sarah-Jane were quite simply a gorgeous addition to the Wedding. The skill with which they sensitively dealt with coaxing smiles out of grumpy children or deftly organised chattering-teethed guests into group shots was phenomenal! They were invisible when they felt it was appropriate and captured pictures of our loved ones enjoying the day, in the unobtrusive and reporter style that we really wanted. Each time that my partner and I look through Simon and Sarah-Jane’s photographs of our Wedding day, we find something new to smile about and relive the day just a little.
What can I say, Simon and Sarah-Jane are an engaged couple who are crazy talented, crazy lovely and you’d be crazy to miss a chance to book them.”
Lizzie & Kris (February 2015)
“As with many people who plan a wedding, photographs are major part of any special day so we wanted to do it right so we could cherish the memories forever. After looking around we found SDS Photography and after speaking with Simon and Sarah-Jane, they made us feel so comfortable and explained what they were able to do. On the day of the wedding they were so professional and patient with everybody, mixing in with all of the guests to the point that you almost forget that they are even there, but all of the time capturing special moments through their cameras, many from normal interactions. We would highly recommend SDS Photography to anybody looking for a professional, high quality and stress free service on their wedding day, both Simon and Sarah-Jane are fantastic.”
Rachel & Andy (September 2014)
“We found the amazing SDS Photography on our beautiful venue’s Facebook page. I popped over to their website and after looking through their stunning photos and reading about Simon and Sarah-Jane, knew I had to contact them ASAP. Simon replied; he was so friendly, yet professional and answered all of my questions. I secured our wedding date very shortly after with a pre-wedding photoshoot in with the package. Our pre-wedding shoot was exactly what we wanted; natural. Myself and my now husband are not good in front of the camera but the photos were loved by us and our friends and family! Simon and Sarah-Jane were chatty and put us at ease. They knew exactly what we wanted and our wedding day was no exception. Despite the rain, our photos will be our treasured memories forever. When I first looked at them in the online gallery, I remember thinking how they both captured the love in the room. Every photo showed overwhelming emotion of all of our loved ones and provided a few surprises like the very clever puddle pic!! It was such a long day but Simon and Sarah-Jane stayed with us until after our first dance and snapped away in the background to take, what appear to us as effortlessly beautiful photos, that required immense skill. Two truly talented photographers that I would (and did) recommend in a heart beat! Huge thanks to you both, Becki and Danny xx”
Rebecca & Danny (August 2014)
“We didn’t need to search for our wedding photographers as we have the best photographers as our best friends. Not only were Sarah-Jane and Simon the most professional and creative photographers they were also an amazing maid of honour and best man! They really made our day perfect and it shows through all of the photographs they took of the day. They were amazing at multi tasking between best man, maid of honour duties and wedding photographers. We really can’t recommend them enough. If you want a lovely, friendly and VERY talented couple to capture the most perfect day of your life then look no further, book SDS photography immediately! Thanks to you both for capturing our day perfectly! We love you lots.
Lisa & Damien (August 2014)
“We’d like to thank Sarah-Jane and Simon from the bottom of out hearts for the wonderful job they did photographing our special day. From the moment we booked these guys as our photographers right through to receiving and choosing our prints, the process has been seamless. Sarah-Jane and Simon made us feel so relaxed and comfortable on our big day- we barely even noticed they were there! When we received our photos we were blown away not only by how they had managed to capture the love, emotion and fun in our special day, but how they managed to capture so many precious little natural moments we hadn’t even remembered happening but that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We could not recommend them both highly enough.”
Sarah & Craig (July 2014)
“We were struggling to find a suitable and available photographer for our wedding, and when we booked Sarah-Jane and Simon it was a massive weight lifted. They were constantly keeping in touch and reassuring us that our day was going to be perfect – and it was! We had the loveliest day, but they somehow made it look even lovelier than it was! (Doesn’t seem possible, but they have magical powers)(and amazing talent). Their attention to detail is exceptional, and their incredible efficiency meant that the formal group photos were over in a flash! (Not literally, it was a sunny day!). They work with such speed, yet have a really relaxed manner about them that puts you at ease and you forget that you have hired them – they just seem like friends! They completely understand that everybody is different and wants different things from their photos; they can adapt to anything and were open to suggestions from the start. We wanted a ‘pretty, informal’ style and they nailed it. They are so unlike other photographers – they are all about giving you the best memories of your day. No awkward poses – they just seemed to know what was ‘us’. They captured expressions we didn’t know we’d made and hugs we didn’t know we’d given. But thanks to them, we will never forget them. Thank you so much guys – and I hope your day is as special as you made ours.”
Jen & Jonny (June 2014)
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Simon and Sarah-Jane for their fabulous photography at our wedding. They captured the special moments of our day, which we can relive forever! The whole process was so easy. With regular contact and a visit to the venue, nothing was too much trouble. We wanted an informal feel to our photographs and they hit the nail on the head. With fun and professionalism they were more than we could have asked for and would recommend SDS Photography to anyone in need of an amazing photographer.”
Helen & Alistair (April 2014)
“We were so fortunate to come across SDS photography. Simon and Sarah-Jane were brilliant on the day and brought professionalism as well as fun to the photographs of our special day. The amount of work that they put in behind the scenes was astounding. On seeing our photos, it was clear it paid off. My only regret is that we (hopefully) wont get to work with them again. That said we would and have recommended them to anyone who is wise enough to listen!”
Michelle & Stephen (Febraury 2014)
“Simon and Sarah-Jane’s natural photographic style is truly stunning- we couldn’t have asked for our wedding to have been captured in a more special way. Not only were they professional and supportive with what we wanted to achieve but they were great to have around on the day too. We couldn’t recommend them enough and we will certainly be using them for any of our future events”
Nicola & Anthony (December 2013)
“THANK YOU Sarah-Jane and Simon; such fantastic photographers and a fabulous couple! We just love our photos – they’re amazing! We really wanted our wedding pics to capture our special day and tell our story and you’ve done it just perfectly. You were so calm and collected and kept us both so relaxed while organising us without us even realising it. We are touched you agreed to photograph our wedding. Now we just need to choose which images we will have in our album – but there are so many we love – how will we ever pick? Best wishes, Kris and Ali xxx”
Ali & Kris (October 2013)
“We would like to say a huge thanks to Simon for his fabulous photography at our wedding. Being somebody who is not particularly comfortable in front of a camera, then the wedding photographs were something I was concerned about, however I shouldn’t have worried at all! Meeting Simon before the wedding completely put my mind at rest, and he listened carefully to our vision for the day. What we liked most about SDS Photography was their informal approach to the photographs, which we felt suited us completely as a couple. On the day Simon worked quickly and efficiently, and blended into the background so he could capture lots of natural shots too. The guests remarked how painless and fuss-free the process of the group shots were, in comparison to some other weddings they had been to! We were confident that the photos would capture the day exactly how we wanted, and waited excitedly to see the end product, which certainly didn’t disappoint.
The after service has been fantastic as well. We have been able to view our photos online, and Simon has really gone the extra mile with posting prints to us. Everyone who has looked at our photos have commented on how lovely they are. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending SDS Photography to anybody and we now have lots of really beautiful memories from the day to treasure forever thanks to Simon.”
Claire & Rob (October 2013)
“We were lucky enough to have Simon as our wedding photographer to capture our special day at Linden hall on the twenty first of September 2013. Owing to a very small budget we only had Simon for a few hours;despite this, he was able to capture the essence of our day and the pictures he produced were natural and beautiful. I have often been at weddings with obtrusive and bossy photographers, producing staged, conventional and boring snaps. Simon has a very natural ability to capture moments without you even realising he is there! We are very grateful for our wedding pictures and will be using Simon for all our special events in the future.”
Laurie & David (September 2013)
“Simon captured our wedding day perfectly. He listened and understood exactly what we wanted from the photos and struck the perfect balance between some really original and contemporary images alongside the traditional photos that were equally as important to us and our families. Couldn’t have been happier with them.We would definitely recommend Simon to anyone – very nice guy, reliable and importantly the end result was excellent!
Thanks again Simon”
Carys & Alex (September 2013)
“I honestly think that we were so lucky to find Simon. We knew that we made the right choice to hire Simon for our wedding from the first time we met him at the cafe in Debenhams. He was very understanding and flexible towards our requests. We immediately felt that he had a true passion for wedding photography and is a nice and sincere guy whom we can totally trust.
On our wedding day, he was just there for us all the time trying to capture as many moments as possible. He took hundreds of absolutely beautiful and gorgeous photographs of us.
When we changed to traditional Japanese bridal kimono, Simon took lots of great shots too. We just love those photographs so much.
After the wedding, we honestly thought that hiring Simon was probably the best decision we made.
Thank you so much Simon!
We hope you can take our photographs again in future, like our anniversaries!”
Makiko & Euan (August 2013)
“We can not thank Simon and Sarah-Jane enough for how amazing our wedding photographs turned out. Not only were the photographs sensational but both Sarah-Jane and Simon were fab, both so helpful and easy to talk to making the whole experience so nice and comfortable for us. I only wish we could get married again so they could come and photograph it all over again!! but there is no doubt we will be booking them in the future for more gorgeous snaps xxxx”
Erin & Carl (April 2013)
“Simon was a great photographer and very amenable. The photos turned out great and he managed to completely capture the relaxed atmosphere of the day. He made everyone feel so comfortable and was not intrusive in the day. Afterwards he was always prompt to reply to my many many emails about our photo albums and the designs looked fab. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a photographer for any occasion!”
Bekih & Michael (March 2013)
“Simon covered our wedding in March, he was very professional, courteous and helpful throughout. The photos were received extremely quickly after the day. The photos were very natural, he captured the essence of both the surroundings and the guests and the pictures were of a high quality. Communication both before and after our day was quick and responsive to our needs. We would recommend Simon and SDS Photography for anyone looking for great wedding photos. ”
Karen & Kirk (March 2013)
“Simon did an excellent job of photographing our wedding in very trying weather conditions. He met with us before the event to run through how we would like the day to be recorded, and on the day he did a wonderful job of capturing the most precious moments for us. The falling snow made outdoor shots difficult but Simon managed to work around the conditions to get some fabulous pictures. Lots of digital photos were received on disk, as well as our choice of the best printed out. Great service and value. Thanks Simon”
Kate & Conor (February 2013)
“We would like to thank to Simon, who covered our wedding on 12th of Septemer 2012. We have chosen SDS photography based on their portfolio and it was the best choice we could have ever made. The communication with Simon was great, he was very attentive and really tried to find out, what we expect from him. Simon did an excellent job, chose very nice places for taking the shots and caught every important moment of our day. The service was very quick and we were even more amazed when the pictures. All our friends and family absolutely loved them. Thanks to Simon we have great memories of our day”
Lenka & Daniel (September 2012)
“Thank you both for the AMAZING photos! We absolutely love them and re – live the day every time we look at them. All of our family and friends are amazed by them as well. We were so lucky to have a sunny day and we are so thankful for the stunning photos you both got from our magical location. You were both great company to have around and every one commented on how nice you both were, Sarah-Jane has such a way with the little ones which made them so relaxed. We appreciate everything you both did for us, right from making the booking we were at ease knowing that a professional couple were looking after us on one of the most important jobs. You did a magnificent job and our images and album will be cherished for years to come and when we look back on it we will always think of you both!! Thanks again and for every bride to be out there looking for a photographer make sure you book this amazing couple for your special day before its too late lots love Joanna and Steven :)”
Joanna & Steven (June 2012)
“Thank you very much for doing our photos on our special day. We had a fantastic day and loved being photographed by a good friend. We absolutely love the photos, they are great! Thanks again!”
Christina & Scott (May 2012)
“SDS Photography covered our wedding in January, they were very professional in everything they did. Courteous in all aspects of the job at hand. We weren’t disappointed with any photos which were taken, all were high quality. We were really impressed with Simon on the day, and even more thrilled when we saw the pictures he’d taken, the service was really quick, we chose which pictures we wanted and within days they were with us! Amazing package for an amazing price. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. ”
Janelle & Jack (January 2012)