We won Otto’s shoot as part of a Christmas competition package, I was nervous bringing Otto (17 month old German shepherd) to the shoot as he’s an overgrown puppy!! But Simon made us both very welcome ! He was very patient with Otto both in his meet and greet and at the actual photo shoot!… Read more “Otto”
Simon was fantastic during the quick shoot for Headshots. Used his knowledge and experience on how to get the best results and is very relaxed. A definite recommend.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Simon and Mariela for our toddler box photo shoot!
We were met by Simon who sat with Isla and made her feel at ease straight away. He showed us round the studio and had a big box on the floor for her to play… Read more “Lovely Experience!”
The Studio is in a beautiful setting near the Ellesmereport Boat Museum.
Simon greeted us at the door. Stella was a little shy at first but was given plenty of time in the waiting area to settle and get to know Simon before going into the Studio. Here she was curious and Simon created… Read more “Stella’s 14 weeks Puppy Photoshoot”
I can’t recommend Simon enough, especially for his portrait photography. With his patience and skill he managed to capture the gentleness, wisdom and maturity of our 13 year old black Labrador at his studio shoot. Sadly only weeks later we had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to Bailey and now, thanks to… Read more “A stunning reminder”
I had my show dog who is a bedlington terrier photographed. Simon was professional and really welcoming and put my boy at ease from the word go! He got some fabulous images which we were made up with considering my dog can be difficult to capture his personality as his haircut can hide his eyes… Read more “Totally approachable and professional!”
Absolutely fantastic photo shoot. Simon was fabulous with Milo and really put him at easy with toys and treats.
Wow, what can I say the photos are amazing and so many people have asked where they were taken. Can not recommend Simon highly enough. We’ll be back and thank you once again.
I took my collie Dusty for a photo shoot at the studio & we both had an amazing time. Simon was so clever at getting Dusty to pose on the various props & it was a very enjoyable session. I went back a week later to view the photographs on a big screen & wow… Read more “Photos to treasure”
Thinking of capturing the moment and looking for some special photos, whether it is for yourself or a special occasion I would defiantly recommend Downing Lifestyle Photography. We attended a photo shoot at Downing Lifestyle photography and what can I say, AMAZING. I am not really a photogenic person and would normally hate having my… Read more “…Amazing…”
We recently got our photos from the photoshoot and I have to say I am in love!
The session in itself was fantastic, the studio was great, Simon and Mariela were really welcoming, they made us and the kids feel at ease (which is a hard thing to do with 3 kids under the… Read more “..I am in love! …”
We happened to win a session with Simon and Mariela at a charitable auction that they had kindly donated to at Childer Thornton Primary School. I was not sure what to expect having 5 children and us. When I spoke to Simon I was reassured that all would go smoothly. I could not have wished… Read more “..could not have wished for a better session…”
I have the most amazing photographs of my family. The photoshoot was a retirement gift. At first i was apprehensive of having photos taken but the day was a lovely experience. The result was amazing photos and an amazing piece of wall art.the session was made really relaxed. Simon and Mariela made us feel at… Read more “..the most amazing photographs…”
I organised a photoshoot to mark my wife’s 40th and the whole experience from start to finish was fabulous. All the kids had a great day and my wife and I have now got some beautiful images to remember this special occasion. Thanks to you both for making it a memorable experience.
We had a really wonderful day with Simon and Mariela. We had lots of photographs of our first child but none of us as a family and with our second child. The day was amazing and we received lots of help keeping our children interested who are 4 and 1. A really wonderful day with… Read more “A really wonderful day…”
We booked a sitting to get a photograph of 6 grandchildren as a present for their nan & grandad. The picture we got is fantastic. Simon & Mariella worked really hard to get what we needed and we couldn’t have dreamt that the finished article would be as good as it is. Thank you so… Read more “A Happy Nanny and Dandy”
Our son and daughter-in-law were recently married in Chester and got Simon to be their wedding photographer.We have just seen their photographs and all we can say is “Wow!!!!”. They are absolutely stunning ! The ones taken by Simon(ably supported by Mariella) on Chester Rows are particularly beautiful. The professionalism and discretion displayed by Simon… Read more “Wow!”
We recently received our wedding photos taken by Simon and can only say a huge THANK YOU!! The photos are amazing they captured our day perfectly. Simon and Mariela were fantastic on the day and did a fab job of getting all our guests together for group photos and also catching them unaware and getting… Read more “Thank You Simon and Mariela”
Could not be happier with the record of our wedding day they are truly out of this world.. Simon and Mariella were fantastic they provided a service second to none. We booked relatively last minute which was not a problem all of our ideas and requests were not only met but exceeded. A huge thank… Read more “record of our Wedding Day truly out of this world…”
We would like to thank Simon and Mariela for our fabulous photographs from our recent wedding. Simon was very professional in his approach and we hardly knew he was there when taking natural photographs of us mingling and chatting with our guests. Mariela did a great job in making sure everything was in place for… Read more “Wouldn’t Hesitate in Recommending”
I have known Simon for many years so it seemed natural to ask him to be our official photographer no pressure then to produce! Wow produce he did. Simon visited the hotel with us a few weeks prior to our wedding and met with our wedding planner this took a great weight off our shoulders… Read more “Wonderful memories of our Wedding Day”
An outstanding service from planning to delivery Simon truly excelled. Interpersonal Simon fitted effortlessly into our wedding day so much so even our guests commented on how well he intergrated and what a pleasant person he was around them. Simon took the time to find out what we wanted and delivered just that with superb… Read more “Look No Further”
Can’t thank Simon and Mariela enough for the beautiful photos they took for us. We had a fun filled morning,very relaxing, nothing was to much trouble for them .If you want to remember a special occasion,or just to have a wonderful photo to hang on your wall, l couldn’t recommend Simon more highly. We had… Read more “Fun filled morning”
Simon’s studio is located next to the hotel where I work as a Wedding Coordinator. Simon has taken photographs for the hotel on a number of occasions and also exhibited at our Bridal Fayres and Open Evenings. The photographs Simon took for the hotel have been for various projects including our wedding promotional pictures and… Read more “Great Photographer”
We recently had a family box-shoot with Simon and Mariela. Absolutely brilliant. They made our girls feel very welcome and exciting about the whole shoot. We adults thoroughly enjoyed it too! The end product was of superb quality in terms of the photos and the wood it was printed on. It really is a novel… Read more “Our Family Box photoshoot”
Well where do we start! From the first meeting to the unbelievably beautiful last photograph what an amazing, caring , relaxed and professional service we received from the very talented Simon and the georgeous Mariela. I hate having photographs taken and was extremely apprehensive when deciding on a photographer, the most important decision on your… Read more “Our most precious memories captioned in the most breathtaking photographs.”
From our very first meeting to our final photograph we could not fault the friendly and professional service provided by Simon and Mariela. They were completely understanding of our busy schedule and need to organise many things remotely, so they did everything they could to accommodate us. We felt we were in very safe hands… Read more “Fantastic service from a brilliant professional photographer”
As soon as I saw an example of the Family PhotoBox I knew that it was something I wanted to do for my family. I’d had family photos on my to do list for months but had not seen anything that really grabbed me…until I was introduced to Downing Lifestyle Photography. I wanted something unique,… Read more “We loved every minute!”
My sister and I and our 4 children went to Simon & Mariela as we wanted a special gift for our mums 70th birthday. We had great fun on the photo shoot – with two teenagers in tow I was little worried how they’d react. We all loved it and the photos show that. The… Read more “Surprise Photobox!”