I am obsessed with what I do. Wedding photography has me entirely and emphatically in my true element. Transforming intangible moments between two people and turning them into actual visual memories that they can hold close and keep forever. I get to create something beautiful, something meaningful, all while bearing witness to pure love, joy and celebration.
I grew up, and currently live, in Asheville, NC and I don’t think I’ll ever leave. The mountain air, the people, the energy, the food… It’s most definitely home. I live with my beautiful wife Jaimee, our two rambunctious felines, and our ridiculously delightful nugget of joy, Oliver Bear! And we just had our second bundle of love, Rome, in January 2023!
I guess it shouldn’t surprise me because I’ve always had a creative side. Whether it was writing short stories as a kid, making music in college, or snapping photos on my iPhone before I bought my first camera. Plus, I’ve always loved meeting new and different people. And I’ve always been a romantic at heart. It all checks out!
And I’m very, very much looking forward to meeting you.
I can’t dance but I do it any way.
I make dad jokes like it’s my other job.
I’ve explored ten different countries and counting.
I say "Y'all".
I always thought I was a Gryffindor, but my wife insists I’m a Slytherin.
True to my extroverted-introvert, Gemini-ness I love going to concerts and breweries with friends, but I equally love to lazily cozy up in bed with The Office (obviously), Game of Thrones, Fixer Upper or Mad Men on.
I attended East Carolina University, #purplegold.
I am an Enneagram Type 1: The Perfectionist. No surprises there.
I require caffeine.
I’m half Filipino.
I’m a pescatarian.
My music tastes are extremely broad, but when I’m driving to a wedding, I’m probably rapping along to loud hip hop (or listening to a cheesy motivational podcast).
"He was the ultimate hype man and deserves all the hype in return. While we originally went with him for his stellar work and the diversity of his portfolio, we quickly discovered that Simon is not only a photographer (whose photos are amazing, creative, candid, unique, emotional, empowering) but he is also a certified good vibe setter, mood lifter, stress zapper, and all around personified INSURANCE that you will have a good time on your wedding day. Simon is so chill and easy going while also being exceptionally on top of it and energetic at the same time. "
“Not only is his photography style and talent phenomenal, he is one of the kindest people ever. He was so calm and helpful the day of the wedding, and getting to hang out with him so much during the day was so great. If you want wedding photos that you will literally be in awe of every time you look at them, Simon is 100% the right choice!”
"Not only is Simon an incredible photographer but he is also an incredible person! Throughout the whole process, Simon felt like an old friend — so easy to talk to and he made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera. Simon was so communicative, quick to respond, flexible, and kind. We still cannot get over how beautiful our photos are and could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding! We love Simon!"