About: Wes Simpson

Bride and groom walking, linking arms and laughing.

Hi,

I’m Wes Simpson,

TV cameraman turned luxury documentary wedding photographer from West Lancashire. My passion? Capturing memories, not just photos. 

Over the years, I’ve worked with a diverse range of clients, including music icons, celebrities and premier footballers. My work has been featured on TV and in magazines like Hello! and OK!

It all started with my very first wedding. I’ll never forget the bride’s reaction(Kerry) as she looked through the photos. “WOW Wes, you captured ‘US’,” she exclaimed. Her joy ignited my mission to deliver beautiful, authentic images to couples like you.

For nearly two decades, it’s been my privilege to assist hundreds of couples worldwide in immortalising their special day. From intimate ceremonies to lavish affairs, I’ve travelled the world, won awards, and made life-long friends.

Now, I am excited to share that same passion with you.

*Yep! That’s Darren and Kerry – in the pic under my profile picture. My first ever couple 2006. The photo is timeless.

My Philosophy

Photography provides a pathway back to happier times when we need it most!

I don’t just want to take photos, I want to help you make great photos, by allowing you to be you and celebrating it. By showing everything you see as a flaw, to be as beautiful as your partner thinks it is. By painting a picture you want to study and remember when real life hits you.

When you need the comfort of your memories of the better times, I want to make photography you’re proud of and cherish because it’s authentically you; no gimmicks or regrets, just you and your love story.

Wes.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2023 & 2022

THE ENGLISH WEDDING AWARDS

50 Most Memorable Celebrity Weddings Of The Decade

HELLO! MAGAZINE

Best Luxury Documentary Wedding Photography Company

LuxLife Magazine Global Wedding Awards 2024

Commissioned by…

ACCOLADES


  • Wedding Photographer of the Year 2023 – The English Wedding Awards
  • North West Wedding Photographer of the Year 2023 – The English Wedding Awards
  • Wedding Photographer of the Year 2022 – The English Wedding Awards
  • Best Documentary Style Wedding Photographer 2022 – SME Enterprise
  • 50 Most Memorable Celebrity Weddings of the Decade Hello! Magazine.
  • Top 10 Destination Wedding Photographers ZankYou Weddings
  • Top 50 UK Wedding Photographers GoHen
  • Top 10 North West Wedding Photographers Your Wedding Magazine

Watch this video to hear how I put my heart into every single wedding…

MY ORIGIN STORY begins…

In school, I was told to drop art (the only subject I enjoyed) because it would never take me anywhere. But, passion and dreams are important.

01.

UNIVERSITY OF LIFE

I got a degree and started my career as a Cruise Ship photographer for Carnival USA. It was perfect! I saw the world and learned lifelong skills.

02.

MEDIA CAREER

I trained as a cameraman with the BBC and Channel 4 and I worked on popular TV shows and a couple of feature films. I then worked in the music industry with the UK’s biggest-selling classical artist Russell Watson. I travelled the world on the promotion of 3 platinum-selling albums and a world tour.

03.

GOD’S PLAN

I photographed my first wedding and Kerry the bride said “Wow Wes, you captured “US.” And I was hooked! I’ve since photographed 100’s of weddings worldwide. Commercially, I’ve worked with global brands such as Manchester United and I’ve photographed some of my favourite music icons including rock group U2, Pink, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Jay-Z and Richard Ashcroft.

As cheesy as it sounds, I didn’t choose photography. Photography chose me.


Get n touch

Are you ready to say ‘I do’ to great wedding photos?

Weddings last hours. memories last a lifetime. don’t settle for pictures you won’t love.