Testimonials from previous customers

Below are a selection of testimonials from happy customers.  You can also view independent reviews of my work by visiting my Google and Facebook pages.

Tramlines Times Photos

"Simon was assigned to shoot a number of shows during Sheffield's Tramlines Festival for a daily paper I was editing, The Tramlines Times. Enthusiastic and friendly, Simon submitted his work ahead of deadlines each day and the quality was superb. He's a pleasure to work with!"

Joe Food, Magazine Editor & In Session Producer, Exposed Magazine, Sheffield

Urban Studies and Planning Photos

"Very quick turnaround on the processing. Simon got some great pictures and was helpful with his suggestions. A good experience from start to finish."

Charles MacDonald-Jones, University of Sheffield


Perfect Patient Pathway Test Bed Photos

"It was a pleasure working with Simon to create a portfolio of images to share learning from our healthcare innovation programme. He worked with our team to develop the brief, was able to put participants at ease, and delivered quality images."

Philippa Takhar, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


English Language Teaching Centre, Sheffield

"Nice photos of our centre, lovely bright feel, good rapport with the "subjects". Would recommend and book again,"

Hans Heap, Deputy Director

University of Sheffield Discovery Night

"Simon took some great photos in difficult conditions - we had a big exhibition event, across several different buildings with crowds of people and difficult lighting, and I was impressed with the results."

Claire Wilkinson, University of Sheffield

1 year old Jack's portraits

"Simon's photos of Jack were amazing. I loved how he captured Jack's beautiful large eyes"

Angela Olverson, Sale


Chevening Scholarship Students Event

"Excellent! Simon was really quick to respond to a request to take photographs at an event. He was really efficient at taking shots which met our brief perfectly at the same time as being very friendly and professional. His photos are of a great quality and he had them back to us very soon after the event. Would highly recommend."

Jen Foster, University of Sheffield

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Nat & Ryan's wedding

"Simon was our amazing wedding photographer. Check our pics out on his site. We wanted something totally relaxed and colourful and he captured it perfectly. He ran us round in the car did loads of research and all our guests loved him. Cannot recommend him highly enough."

Ryan Rogerson, Barnsley

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Lorah and Terry's Wedding

"I hired Simon for my sister's wedding and wasn't disappointed. He shot from the first curling of the hair tongs in the morning, through all of the ceremony and well into the evening and the bride and groom's first dance. For the whole day he was able to get into all the right positions to capture some pristine moments beautifully. He was always there if somebody wanted at specific moment capturing but blended in and never got in the way of the happy day just flowing as it should"

Deyne Foster, Scunthorpe

IPPA Conference group photo

"I organised an international course on Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology in Sheffield.  We booked the group photo with Simon. He was very professional, efficient, presented on time and had already considered the best plan for the group photo. He was also funny so the photo was very natural. We had the 80 A4 size prints next morning! Simon did an amazing job and I highly recommend him."

Marta Cohen, Sheffield Children's Hospital

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Sarah's replacement headshot

"I was feeling apprehensive about having my photograph taken, but Simon put me at my ease and I'm really happy with end result.  Thanks Simon!"

Sarah Hargreaves, University of Sheffield

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Investors in the Environment & Pennine Pack Awards Event

"We just love the photos you took at our event yesterday. We hardly noticed that you were there and yet just look at the wonderful shots that you got. Thank you again Simon"

Jane Mooney, Pennine Pack Ltd

Jack's Christening

"Thanks so much Simon they are great! You've done an amazing job."

Angela Olverson, Sale

"Thanks again Simon, you did a fantastic job yesterday and it’s really appreciated."

Paul Olverson, Sale

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Profile photos of Charlotte

"You did a wonderful job, Simon! Thank you!"

Charlotte de Kroon, Sheffield

University of Sheffield end of research study event

"Simon photographed our celebration and results sharing event to mark the end of a long, UK wide research study 'Big CACTUS'. He captured the day and important elements of the project perfectly. Great quality photos we will use as memories, but also in promotional material and press releases to accompany further dissemination of the study results."

Rebecca Palmer, University of Sheffield

Lucy's gymnastics portfolio

"Simon took some lovely photographs of my daughter for her gymnastics portfolio. Simon put my daughter at ease and made the whole process very enjoyable and relaxed. The photographs were processed and available to us very quickly. The photographs are excellent quality and my daughter was very pleased indeed."

Laura Chisholm, Mirfield

Stephen's graduation photos

"We asked Simon to get a range of different photos at a graduation event, he was prompt, very professional, and discreet when getting candid shots. The photos were processed very quickly and the quality of them was excellent. We'd highly recommend his services."

Stephen Wilkinson, Sheffield

University of Sheffield student photo

"Simon delivered great photos and had a quick turnaround at short notice. Would recommend!"

Sophie Hawley, University of Sheffield


Milnes family photos

"I asked Simon to take some photos of my two children as I was disappointed with their school photos. He took some really lovely photos and even did one of all three of us. I made prints of them all and they look fantastic. Thanks Simon!"

Sarah Milnes, Mirfield

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Laura & Sam's Wedding

"Thank you so much for all your photos. We have gone through them several times now and we are both absolutely stunned by how well you have captured the day. You did a superb job! You made me so proud and glad that I chose you as our photographer. Having never met you before I was going on compliments from others about your work and I can honestly say that it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made and they were totally right about how amazing you are. You did such a brilliant job and we are all so happy.”

Laura Wharton, Leicester 

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Dee & Warren's Wedding

"Simon is fantastic!!! Simon is a really nice, down to earth guy who made everyone feel at ease! My husband hates having his photo taken but didn't moan once yesterday! I'm sure this is down to Simon. Thanks again Simon!"

Dee Scott-Walker, Sheffield

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Georgina & Tobi - Wedding

"Simon is amazing, he took my wedding photos and captured the day perfectly. I would recommend him to anyone, such a great guy"

Georgina Skelton, Sheffield

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Abby & Mark - Wedding

"We booked Simon to photograph our wedding through from Abby's make-up to the early evening, although actually he ended up staying around far later than we had booked to get a few more shots in. He has an amazing eye for colour that make his work stand out from every other photographer we looked at, and we absolutely love the photos he did for us.

He picked some great spots for the photos of myself and Abby, and all the group photos came out bright and colourful despite the overcast weather. Full credit to him for managing to organise well over 200 guests to get some really memorable photos.

My personal favourite of the photos were the casual ones from the reception. Simon has a great eye for capturing those moments that really bring out their character, and having so many photos of ourselves, our families and our friends having fun makes all the work that went into the day seem worth it. Simon's enthusiasm for his art really comes through in his work. 

I can't recommend Simon enough"

Mark Engley, Buxton

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Siobhan & Martin – Wedding

"Simon managed the entire process of our wedding photography in such a way that we were completely at ease. He produced some stunning photographs and we would unreservedly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer”

Martin Miles-Moore, Sheffield

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Olly & Paul's Wedding

"Great photographer, great bloke. Took some fab photos at our wedding.", Olly Cantrell, Sheffield
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Ian & Alison - Wedding

"We had Simon photograph our wedding and it was a wonderful decision - the photographs are beautiful and the photobooks he produced, for us and our families, are of an amazing quality. Simon went above and beyond to make sure everything was done to an extremely high standard, producing photographs that are stunning and constantly complimented by everyone who sees them

Our wedding was in Warrington and Simon exceeded our expectations by visiting the locations prior to the wedding, despite the distance, so that everything was 'just right' on the day. All of the wedding guests commented on how comfortable they were with Simon and his natural rapport with people shows in the comfortable and natural style of the photos.

We are so glad that we had Simon take our wedding photographs; now we have something to look back on and remind us of everything about the day”

Alison Atkin, Warrington

Daisy & James - Portraits

"I asked Simon to photograph my 2 children, aged 5 and 7, because the quality of the photos of my local photographer, who was commissioned to do their school pics, was very poor.

Simon was able to not only take great photos but he captured their individual characters and personalities really well. They both enjoyed working with him and weren't even bored after over an hour in his studio!

Simon was able to capture a range of portraits, from more conventional shots to fun and cheeky ones. I would whole-heartedly recommend!”

Lizzy Pannell, Holmfirth

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Lee and Marge's Wedding

“We checked out the photos and we are absolutely delighted with them. Excellent job and thank you very, very much for the efforts you put in. Thanks for sharing our special day and for ensuring we'll remember it forever.”, Lee Eastoe, Mancheste
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Clair and Paul's Wedding

"Thank you so much for the disks of photos and the brilliant DVD slideshow - it nearly made me cry as it brought back such happy memories!

The music choice was great too ("Something" always makes me cry anyway!).

Paul and I really love the photos you've taken, you caught some great candid moments and I'm sure the people who feature in them will love them too.”

Clair Castle, Cambridge


"I have used Simon on several occasions for both social & professional work. I have found Simon & his camera to be invisible during the events. This is especially important during karate competitions where avoidance of distraction is crucial.

As a result the photos he produces capture the personal characteristics of those in them, and, with the competition photos, the unique form of the stances. Without doubt, I would use Simon again & would highly recommend him to others."

Steve Hegarty, Elite Karate Centres, Sheffield

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Zack's Christening

"We were very pleased to have Simon as our official photographer for our son's christening. He was very inconspicuous but more importantly the photos were amazing. Thanks again Simon."

Sharon Allin, Fleet

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Tommy's Christening

"Simon Butler photography took the photos for our elder son’s christening. A good mix of classic, arty and reportage and B&W photos."

David Croft, Leicester