About Me

Simon Hogben is a professional wedding and event photographer based in the North of England.

For me, photography is all about moments and my aim is to capture images as they happen which tell the story.

I grew up in Scotland and have always enjoyed drawing, painting and being creative. I studied the History of Art at St.Andrews University and spent many summers as a student working as a pavement artist during the Edinburgh Festival. I got into photography seriously about 6 years ago and found it was fantastic creative outlet. I’ve have been working full time as photographer for the past few years.

I am based in Yarm-on-Tees on the border of North Yorkshire and County Durham. I settled here many years ago with my wife, kids and two dogs – Sirius and Remus (of Harry Potter fame!). It’s a beautiful part of the world with so many fantastic historic venues and breathtaking landscape.

Whilst I love photography I’ll be honest and say that I hate being in front of your camera! My relaxed and down to earth approach is something that puts people at their ease. From years of photographing people, I like to think I can bring out the best side in anyone.

My style is primarily reportage/documentary which means I can cover your event without getting in the way.

It would be great to have a chat about what you’re looking for so please get in touch.