Testimonials

Simon – good to work with you and thanks for taking a nice portrait photo or two. Thanks again and good luck in all you do.

Alastair Campbell (Former Press Secretary to the Prime Minister) 

Many thanks for the photos – they look great!

James Caan, CEO Hamilton Bradshaw & Dragon’s Den

The photos were incredible, thanks so much!

Briggy Smale, Head of Careers, Industry Liaison & Guests and Live Events, BIMM Manchester

I am continually impressed with the quality of Simon’s work and his professional approach in all of the assignments which he has worked on for our business. Simon has an ability to make even the most mundane situations appear interesting in the way he portrays them, Simon also has an incredible ability to ‘capture the moment’ in his shots. Simon is friendly and approachable in his demeanor as well as being well organised, punctual and diligent in his work. I would happily recommend Simon’s excellent photography work to anyone.

Heather Carter, National Sales Academy 

I’ve had plenty of fantastic feedback from my client who’s exceptionally pleased after receiving nothing but praise from all the guests including her clients. Thanks for playing your part.

Pete Pinnington Presents

 The photos are brilliant thank you so much, you captured some lovely moments!

Melissa Newland, St Luke’s Hospice, Senior Event Fundraiser 

Simon and Tina were just brilliant at capturing the fun and the atmosphere of my special birthday. From the moment they arrived, they really got into the party mood and brought the fun to the room. They got to know the guests and were fantastic at taking beautiful, clear, expertly framed images of guests in their most natural and fun states. Even the most camera shy of friends looked brilliant on film! The ‘photo booth’ was the icing on the cake with people diving into the fancy dress box and providing me with a set of pictures that I will be able to use as bribery for years to come! I would recommend Simon and Tina to anyone who wanted to work with a creative couple who really takes the time to listen to what you want and over-deliver on your expectations. Thanks guys!

Lily Newman, MD of Morgan James Consulting 

When we met Simon we saw by his gear and his demeanour that he meant it. His desire and passion to not only get things right but his skill and determination to make us look the part went down well. Simon not only realises that his work will be judged he also cared about how we would look as well. Simon is a rare breed in today’s rush rush world, he takes the time to be creative and also careful in what he does and says. 1st class quality and pride.

Tim V – SHAM 69 

We were extremely happy with our wedding photographs taken by Simon & Tina. They made sure they captured every single moment of our special day, which was evident in the amazing picures we received. They were always there to answer any queries we had leading up to the day and made us feel relaxed whilst the pictures were being taken. A fantastic service that we would recommend to anyone who wants great photographs at a reasonable price! Thank you Simon & Tina!

Nicci & Wayne (Wedding Photography) 

Hi Simon. Love the photos! Will be using them for posters and flyers…

John Bramwell, I Am Kloot 

The Eyres are very pleased with the shots Simon took of us for our Promotional Shoot. He has captured exactly what we had in mind, and a mood that sums up our band and music. There isn’t a photographer like him! Fantastic!!

Oli Ng (The Eyres – Promotional Shoot) 

I had the pleasure of meeting Simon when we did a set of portrait photos on the pitch at Gresty Road (home of Crewe Alexandra) and also at a studio shoot I arranged with musician Tom Seals. Tom was publicising a music pledge with the money going to my charity. The publicity photos were top class and the pitch portraits are being used by my glove manufacturers in their latest publicity brochure. The quality of the photographs is very impressive!

Steve Phillips, Crewe Alexandra

I am proud to say that every photo shoot that has taken place with Simon and Tina has been absolutely fantastic! They have always been professional and the end result has always been amazing! I am lucky to have become friends with two very special people and not just where photography is involved. The care they give to the end result whether it be a £20 photo or a £500 album is second to none!

Karen Hurley (Wedding, Family, Kids, Boudoir & Commercial Photography) 

As a local band we’ve seen many promo shots that Simon and Tina have done for other musicians so when we wanted some for ourselves we went straight to them, and we weren’t disappointed. We’re not particularly comfortable having photos taken but Simon was excellent and made us feel relaxed. Plus the location was superb, very moody and just what we were after for our new acoustic venture to separate it from our synth based act. Simon and Tina were professional throughout and the shots are simply excellent. We highly recommend any musician/band/group to give them a call!

Mat & Abigail (Human Condition – Promotional Shoot) 

Simon and Tina did an absolutely amazing job of photographing our special day, they are both so down to earth and easy to get along with, they were also very unobtrusive and you will hardly know that they are there. They managed to capture so many different angles in their beautiful pictures. I found them to be very professional and nothing was too much trouble. The album was fantastic and takes us straight back to our special day whenever we look at it. I would highly recommend them for capturing those special moments on your big day!

Clare & Ian (Wedding Photography) 

Professional yet down to earth with a clear understanding of exactly what I wanted. Outstanding photographs capturing my dog’s true personality. The quality of the canvas took my breath away. Thank you so much. Next time I need a photographer I won’t have to choose as Simon J. Newbury is definitely the best there is. Many thanks!

Cath & Bailey (Pet Photography) 

We entrusted Simon to produce our latest publicity image. Getting the right look and feel for our music in an image is very important and Simon got it just right. The final image is just what we were after and is proving to be very popular! Thanks Simon!

Phil Maddocks & Nick Bayes (Promotional Shoot) 

I was recommended to enquire of Simon’s photography service through a friend of mine. I have had occasions in the past where photographers have taken photos of my children and I have never really felt I had been given value for money, until now! Simon and his wife Tina are a lovely, genuine couple whom made the whole event of taking photos at my baby daughter’s Christening a breeze. The quality of the photos are great and the amount of shots taken and the variety were again excellent. I was very pleased with the end results, would highly recommend and will definetly be using Simon’s services again!

Ruth (Christening Photography) 

 

Thank you so much for the photos they look fantastic. Simon captured our special day beautifully. We couldn’t be more happy with them, you did a marvelous job of being unobtrusive yet catching people at the right moment. We will be recommending you to any of our friends getting married in the future!

Kate & Matthew (Wedding Photography) 

 

I’ll definitely be recommending Simon to other comedians. The photos are great and the whole service is great value. He worked promptly on the editing stage of the order to get the photos ready and also answered questions straight away.

Sean Moran (Comedian / Promotional Shoot) 

 

Having professional photos can be quite daunting as it is a personal experience and you want to make sure you get value for money. I can honestly say the service that I received from Simon was brilliant. I was made to feel at ease straight away, and able to give input on the photos I required. The ability to log onto his website and view then choose the photos was extremely easy and I was in receipt of my chosen images with 24hrs of my order – There was no hard sell, no hidden catches and no pushy sales – Brilliant – Thank you Simon.

Jon O’ Brien (TheBestOf Crewe & Nantwich) 

 

Simon and his wife Tina recently came and worked with us at Alextra, taking various group photos and individual portrait shots. The photos look fantastic and we would highly recommend Simon to any business or individual wanting professional photos. Not only did the day run smoothly, but it was highly enjoyable. Alextra Accountants Limited.

Farrah, Alextra Accountants Limited (Professional Portraits) 

 

We had a great time with Simon J. Newbury when he took promo shots of the band. The pictures were brilliant quality and we recieved the edited and finished product very quickly. He was very professional dealing with 6 over-excited metallers and made it a very relaxed yet efficient shoot. Thank you!

Reign Of Sirius (Promotional Shoot)

 

Thank you Simon for my photo shoot, you were professional at all times, and made me feel very relaxed. The finished products are excellent!

Kelly (Professional Portraits) 

 

We wanted to have some pictures of our 3 little ones done and we went to Simon. He came to us and set up which really helped as one of our 3 is really quite shy and photographing at home meant that he was a lot more relaxed and the results were the best photos we have ever had of him! It was really relaxed and not rushed and the kids had a whale of a time. We got the photos we wanted (and more!!). Afterwards we got to see all the images online and were able to choose from them all in our own time. Got to say it was great and we really recommend Simon!

Kirstie (Kids Photos)

 

Simon was highly recommend by a friend of mine after the photography work he had done for their band. I asked for some promotional shots to be done of me to help promote my DJ career. From the first contact Simon was very professional and with very little guidance from me he came up with many ideas! As this was my first photo shoot, I was very nervous but Simon made me feel very relaxed and gave me the directions I needed to get the best shots. The overall work was fantastic and has given me the results I needed. The shots have now been used for many posters and flyers, and have received great feedback nation-wide.

Ollie Birch-Hampson (DJ) 

 

Simon was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout my photo shoot. I was so pleased with the results – I’ve got loads of amazing pictures now, they make brilliant presents. I can’t believe how he made the photos look so natural and yet the best side of me. Totally recommended.

Dr Cooper 

 

Simon’s coverage of our wedding was everything we expected. Both Ben and myself, as well as all our guests, were perfectly put at ease with Simon photographing our big day. We wanted an emphasis on documentary style coverage with a few posed shots, and that is exactly what we got. Simon was professional, polite and very easy to get along with. We were also very pleased with the service we got after the wedding. We were able to choose from a large stock of images which were all finished as we wanted and delivered to us very quickly. I’d really recommend Simon for your special day!

Emma & Ben Yoxall (Wedding Photos) 

 

We knew we were in safe hands working with Simon because the variety, originality and quality of his music photography work speaks for itself. The most refreshing thing about working with Simon was his enthusiasm to create something unique to our band. He encouraged us to bring our own ideas to the shoot and it was incredibly reassuring to know that we were a big part of the decision-making process, as both he and Tina were always keen to hear our thoughts and ideas. We were really impressed by Simon’s eye for details, professionalism and his ability to make us, as sitters, feel at ease and have a great laugh. We’re delighted with the finished shots and would recommend Simon to anyone, band or organisation as his work, his prices and his professionalism are second to none.

Si Halewood (The Retrospective) 

 

Industry Insiders commissioned Simon to take the portrait of our founder Rachel Johnson for use in our press and publicity. Throughout the session Simon was professional, creative and really understood what we wanted to achieve. His understanding of the light and background were particularly impressive. The shot he sent us was of great quality and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon J. Newbury Photography to anyone looking for a photographer.

Industry Insiders 

We chose Simon & Tina to do our promotional shots, due to the awesome pictures they had taken of bands (including our own) at The Box. Not only are we impressed with the quality of the images and the price, but the speed in which we got the finished pictures back was fantastic. We will definitely be using Simon J. Newbury Photography to do future shoots, and look forward to working with them again soon!

Sumofly (Band) 

Simon J. Newbury is the official photographer at RedShift Radio based in Crewe, Cheshire. Simon was chosen as our official photographer because of his exceptional talent, creative ability and quick wit. Simon doesn’t just produce great photography , he takes time to get to know the client whether it be child, animal, wedding couple or corporate assignment. We would recommend you ask Simon to quote for you and be prepared to be amazed at his prices!

Liz Southall (RedShift Radio) 

What fantastic pictures in such a short space of time and the live shots captured the whole energy of the show. We’re so happy with the work Simon has done and would recommend him to any band. Simon’s photos are being used to promote our 2011 shows in Russia and Norway amongst many others. Thanks Simon.

Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute Band) 

We’ve forged both a successful and enjoyable working relationship with Simon J Newbury Photography over the past three years. Images are vital in our business. Simon and his team have constantly delivered award-winning, cutting-edge shots to capture our events and gigs across the UK. The turn-around has also been incredible – they must work tirelessly there to meet our deadlines. Simon is the complete professional; we often give a very specific brief and we’ve never been disappointed with the results. In visual terms, his contribution to our profile and success has been immense.

Volume PR 

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Simon to capture the perfect shots on your big day. The last thing we wanted for our wedding were traditional shots. He listened to everything we had to say, offered his own ideas and delivered exactly what we were looking for and more. Both Tina and he took pictures of the service from two different perspectives, giving us an amazing insight into the emotions of our guests. They also went the extra mile, covering our celebrations well into the night which showed us even bigger contrast! One thing we also noted was how polite and courteous he was with everyone; I’ve been shunted around at other weddings and I know how irritating it can be. All in all, we’ve got brilliant memories of our wedding – always brought back every time we look at Simon’s spectacular pictures.

Mr and Mrs Robinson (Wedding Photos) 

The portraits are fantastic and we will enjoy them for many years to come. T hank you for your patience with the children – one and a half hours can be testing with four of them! You made them feel relaxed and they enjoyed every minute of it. Once again many thanks!

The Wilcockson Family (Kids Photos) 

Simon really put me at ease and had great patience at every stage.He took a range of shots, different formats, varied locations, etc. His images presented the real me, albeit me on a good day! He is reliable, professional, inventive and produces truly excellent work.

Mhairi Gordon (Impact Associates) 

I needed some promotional images of my hotel so I hired Simon. He spent time ensuring every scene was perfect and took a fantastic set of images which he edited thoughtfully. The images turned out to be far better than I had imagined and have been of exellent promotional use for the business. Simon spent a great deal of time ensuring the set of images were perfect, and the turnaround time was remarkably quick for such quality images. I would happily recommend Simon J. Newbury Photography!

Ray (The Royal Hotel, Crewe) 

I asked Simon to pay us a visit in May to take some photographs during a Cricket match; arriving early he took some photos of the club and surroundings, and then spent the day capturing every twist and turn of the thrilling game. Every member of Audlem Cricket Club is extremely happy with the results, and thank him very much! A very good, professional job! Well done! We will definitely invite Simon back towards the end of the season for another days worth of photography. Thank you very Much Simon, Fantastic pictures!!!

Stuart (Audlem C.C.) 

We have recently attended a band photo shoot with Simon, and it has to be said it was a fantastic experience. Simon not only puts the clients at ease, but works them to obtain the best possible image, capturing the right mood, light and atmosphere. We have had many pictures taken by photographers, but in all honesty it’s not hard to tell which Simon’s work is. We will definitely be working with Simon again in the future and would recommend him to everyone. Bring on the location shots.

Gash (Junker) 

We’ve been working with Simon for a couple of years now. He does all our live and promo work. The quality of his work is fantastic and he has turned round work for us on the shortest of deadlines. Our last photo shoot was magical, with a simple idea and a few bits and pieces Simon delivered exactly what we were looking for and delivered some striking and highly orignial images. He is currently working on the images and art for our forthcoming EP.

Julian Casewell (The Longshanks) 

Simon recently did a photo shoot for our band, Photo Booth Smile, and produced some excellent quality professional photographs for us at an extremely good price. He has also photographed our gigs at The Box, always producing fantastic live shots. His attention to detail is superb. We would definitely recommend him to anyone, and we definitely hope to work with him again in the future.

Jasmin Dean (Photo Booth Smile) 

The photos I had taken were of a brilliant quality and the atmosphere in the room was so laid back and relaxed which helps to achieve a better photo overall. I recommend Simon J Newbury to anyone wanting wedding, musical or portraiture photographs

Sean Dyer (The Cat Radio Presenter) 

Having worked with Simon from September 2008 and thinking ‘Wow this guy is good’ back then, just imagine what we think of his photos now! We’ve done numerous shoots with him, used a load of his live stuff and taken him with us to Manchester Academy. Absolutely great!

Fake Heroes (Band) 

I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of Simon’s photoshoot with my 4 year old daughter Molly, he made her feel so at ease and relaxed during the session. The final shots are outstanding! All my friends and family want copies! I recommend him without hesitation.

Mike McHugh (Portraits of his daughter Molly) 

I don’t know what Simon was expecting when he agreed to do a Sonic State photo shoot, especially when I told him we would be bringing 3 costume changes and our huge colourful personalities along with us! We weren’t sure how he would take us or even whether he’d have the patience to put up with our banter, and we were worried that he may try and mould us into something that we weren’t, as we are very particular about how we look. To us, rock n roll is as much about the image as it is the music. But after just a few minutes with Simon we were put at ease and we felt like we could be ourselves throughout the whole shoot and we had every confidence in him that he would create great shots and be sympathetic to what we wanted. The photos speak for themselves. You can tell by looking at them that we felt at ease, trusted Simon, liked him and the way he worked with us, and we had a great time. We are absolutely over the moon with how the photos have come out. The colours are amazing! His attention to detail is obvious, every single accessory,tattoo or flick of eyeliner is there for all to see. Fantastic work Simon, thank you very much for giving us the time, patience and belief to create amazing photos which we will be using for a long time.

Jenny Zacharek (Sonic State) 

Just a quick thank you for the photographs.  You and your wife have done a brilliant job with what was quite a difficult brief.  I am very pleased with them and would definitely use your services again.

Sally 

Having been a band now for a number of years, we have had loads of photos taken, live and on location. Never before have we experienced such attention to detail and so much depth and clarity to the shots! We will definitely be back for more, cheers Simon!!!

Glyn Sutton (Flux) 

The photos are spot on Simon. Top quality, professional images at a great price. I would recommend you to any artist or band and look forward to working with you again soon!

Ryan Whitmore (Musician) 

Simon is a fine photographer who we have used on a number of occasions to take pictures of James and the Giant. His use of interesting camera positioning and clever editing effects have produced some good publicity pictures that the band is happy with. We would definitely recommend Simon to anyone.

Steve Welch (James & the Giant) 

Simon does a great job capturing the spirit and the energy of a live performance, which is no easy task. He’s unobstrusive to the performance and very easy-going backstage – Just exactly what you want from an on-location photography session.

Rex Boyd (Comedian) 

Simon is an excellent photographer with an understanding of a sitters needs. I would happily recommend him to anyone I know.

John Mann (Comedian)

I was delighted with the pictures, you were very patient with me and I feel you got some great shots from what is a difficult subject. I am using one of the pictures on a flyer for my Fringe show this year and also I have put one of the pictures onto my website and a few on Myspace. I will thoroughly recommend you to any of my friends…

Raymond Mearns (Comedian) 

We hired Simon to photograph our gig at The Box in Crewe. Communication was smooth, and the pictures he took we’re outstanding. Some great angles and effects. Very professional. We’ll definitely contact him again if we need a photographer.

Friend Called Fred (Band) 

Simon approached us after we played our first gig at De.Bees in Winsford. We got to preview all the photos before we committed to buying them and we were really impressed with what we saw! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon and we hope to use him again ourselves in the future.

Jessica’s Ghost (Band)

One of the most competent photographers we have worked with. Very professional and highly skilled. Will definitely be hiring in the future.

Title Of Injustice (Band) 

 

I was really excited to have Simon doing the photography for our wedding day. I wanted something different, something real…to capture the essence of the day and of the mood. Well the style and ways in which the pictures were produced was so varied and professional we will treasure them always. I have never seen a more natural selection of shots and the use of colour and content made them so original. The day shots of people getting to know each other and the evening shots as we were all celebrating were as I remember really happy – a true reflection of the best day of our lives! Thanks Simon and you too Tina. I look back at them and it brings it all back as it was. I would recommend you to anyone for any type of photography.

Elaine (Wedding Photos)