Christmas Gift Vouchers

Simon J. Newbury Photography are very pleased to offer gift vouchers across our professional photography range in time for Christmas! We can send out vouchers digitally which can then be printed off and presented to the receipient for Christmas. The receipient of the gift voucher can then get in touch with us to make their booking at a time that suits them!

Christmas gift vouchers can be used for any number of photo-shoots with Simon J. Newbury Photography, your local award winning photographer! It could be a nice family portrait, a photo-shoot of the kids or even the pets can get in on the action! We are also able to offer gift vouchers for band promo photography if you know any budding musicians!

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Wedding Photography: H. Samuel Wedding Event

Venue: H. Samuel The Jeweller. Market Street, Crewe.
Dates: 9-10 August, 2013


We are very pleased to support the local H. Samuel The Jeweller in their wedding event over the 9th and 10th August in Crewe. We will have several of our bespoke Graphistudio wedding albums on display as well as other examples of our wedding photography and wedding products.

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New Website Launch

We have been working on a brand new website behind the scenes and are now very pleased to announce that our main photography website is now live.

We recently launched a brand new dedicated website for our wedding photography and we also have a dedicated site for our Urban Portraits. All sites are now live and all part of the Simon J. Newbury online family!

The new site has all the galleries that our old site had as well as a new offers page where we will be running regular photography special offers. We have also added some share buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus so you can share your favourite photos with your friends!

We really hope you enjoy the new site!

Simon J. Newbury Photography

Simon J. Newbury Wedding Photography

Urban Portraits by Simon J. Newbury Photography

Band Photography Special Offer

The month of May means Crewe Live. We have been the official photographers to Crewe Live for four years now and we are very much looking forward to photographing this years music event.

To celebrate we are running a special offer on our band promo photography. The offer runs throughout the month of May and gets a full band shoot, either studio or location, for just £65!

We have photographed many bands both local unsigned bands and nationwide touring bands including: Elbow, Sham 69, Funeral for a Friend, Flaming Lips, Dodgy, The Bluetones, Human Condition, Son of Shinobi, Junker, Skeletal Damage and Kill The Doctor…

As well as being published regularly locally and online our work has featured in many nationwide magazines including a full page poster in Kerrang! We can help get your band some attention!

Here is some info on our music photography special offer:

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Band Promo Photography special offer details

The bands on our poster are Pulled Apart By Horses photographed during last year’s Crewe Live and Son Of Shinobi.

Check out more of our music photography.

Urban Portrait Private Commissions

You may have noticed a few changes on our homepage! We now have direct links to our three main sites! As well as the main photography site: which covers all our aspects of photography we have direct links to the dedicated wedding site: and our page dedicated to the Urban Portrait Series:

We really hope you like the extended new sites and would really welcome your thoughts and comments!

With regards to the Urban Portrait series we have made a package available to anyone wishing to privately commission us. For just £49 you can book a shoot at a location of your choice (in the Crewe area) and get a large 18×12 print of your favourite portrait from the shoot.

Urban Portraits private commissions by Simon J. Newbury Photography

Urban Portraits private commissions by Simon J. Newbury Photography

The Urban Portrait project has proved to be very popular indeed. After a very successful exhibition last year we still have plans to turn the project into a limited edition book run. The book is open to book advertisers priced at just £50 which includes a discount voucher, a signed copy of the book and a print! If you would be interested in being involved, please get in touch!

Meanwhile if you would like your own personal Urban Portrait then please get in touch to make arrangements! We are also available for band/ musician Urban Photoshoots!

Review of the Year – The Dabbers & Gridiron UK Photography

A few other notable things we have been up to this year include the stills photography commission for Gridiron UK and the ongoing rollercoaster of photographing Nantwich Town FC.

Gridiron UK Film Cast by Simon J. Newbury Photography

Gridiron UK Film Cast by Simon J. Newbury Photography in Crewe, Cheshire

Gridiron UK was filmed in and around Crewe. It was a very exhausting but rewarding 4 weeks. It was really interesting to see the behind the scenes work that goes into making a motion picture. The film is based on the true story of the formation of the Crewe Railroaders in the 80s by writer and director Gary Delaney. My main role was to photograph the behind the scenes work, create the official stills for the film publicity and appear briefly as an extra! Although I haven’t yet seen the final cut I have been informed by the director that my main scene, while slightly cut, is still part of the film!! I appeared briefly behind lead character Derek (Michael Dixon) in a scene filmed at the Market Centre in Crewe. I also appear behind Derek’s parents at a fixture at the Cumberland Arena. I’ll be sure to let you all know exactly where to pause your dvds when the film is released! The next stage for the photos will be an exhibition planned. Again, we’ll keep you posted!

Nantwich Town FC Cheshire Senior Cup Winners

Nantwich Town FC Cheshire Senior Cup Winners at Chester FC

We are now well into our second season as official photographers to Nantwich Town FC. Last year saw the club reached the first round proper of the FA Cup for the very first time in the history of the club. Last season was finished by a visit to Chester City’s Deva Stadium to take on Stalybridge Celtic in the Cheshire Senior Cup Final. The Dabbers ran out 1-0 winners and it was a great way to end such a great season for the club! This season has seen the Dabbers stronger in the league. Home form has been fairly indifferent but the Dabbers have been far stronger away from the Weaver. All being well the Dabbers will be involved in the playoffs come the end of the season!

Sham 69 & Chris Ramsey

Well it’s been a busy week for us here at Simon J. Newbury Photography! I’m pleased to say we are due to receive our bespoke wedding albums from Italy ready in time for Christmas! We also have our event albums on their way. All the books have been lovingly designed by Tina and its a good feeling when they are with the printers in good time to meet the Christmas deadline.

We’ve got the first of our family photo days out of the way. We had a good time at Nantwich Town on Sunday and have loads of lovely photos. Our next family, kids and pets photo day will be held in Crewe at Via Dance Studios on Middlewich Street. It will be on Sunday 9th December and places are still available and can be booked now! You can get prints or canvasses and they will all be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas!

Music Promo Photography in Cheshire: Sham 69

Sham 69 Promo image

Meanwhile Simon has been down at the Box for a photoshoot with Sham 69 followed by photographing their show. A great gig once again! Tina is at the Box every Friday photographing all the local bands!

Cheshire Comedian Portrait Photography in Cheshire

Chris Ramsey Portrait

After Sham 69 it was on to the Civic Hall in Nantwich for the Feeling Lucky Tour with Chris Ramsey. Chris was in Nantwich last year and Simon was there to photograph the show and do a portrait shoot. Since then Chris has gone on to star in a host of comedy shows and has starred as the lead in the BBC sitcom Hebburn.

The Urban Portrait project is still underway with a book planned in the new year. you can always check out the latest info about the project at the dedicated website: 

Boxjam IV

Well it’s October so that means Boxjam. Now proudly in it’s fourth year the mazing charity event I dreamed up in 2009 will take place at The Box, Crewe on Sunday 28th October.

This year the event is a 1 day affair and will traverse three stages. We have 40 acts playing across those stages and we have also decided to throw open the doors and make it a free event. Obviously the name of the game is to raise money for Oxfam so we’ll be hoping for donations and raffle ticket purchases to raise as much and move us up towards £2000 raised by Boxjam over the years!

We’ll of course be on hand taking all the official photos for the event as well as managing the acts and the running of the day!

Doors are at noon and the music runs all day! Hopefully you can come along and support the team!

Meanwhile I have announced a special Family, Kids & Pets Photo day at Nantwich Town FC on Sunday November 25th. Come along and have your kids, newborn, the family or pets photographed. All the prints will be delivered in good time for Christmas! There are limited places for people to come along and have a set of photos taken. You could opt for a 12×8 print for just £20 or consider one of our competitively priced packages (starting at £59) or a stretch framed canvass. There is no sitting fee so do get in touch to reserve your slot! I’ll also have my wedding books on display if anyone fancies a look!

Meanwhile I had a set of images published in The Weekend Sentinel Magazine. They did a special feature on the baby bump Paint & Portrait Package. They featured a set of images of mums-to-be with their painted bellies!

Urban Portrait Book

Progress is being made in the Urban Portrait Book project. We have had discussions with a local publisher and we are confident we can go to press. We are looking for sponsors to help fund the initial run so any local businesses interested in getting involved are more than welcome!

It’s been a varied and busy time of late. The traditional wedding season has concluded and we had a very lovely visit to Wallasey Town Hall. Our bespoke books have started arriving from Italy and have been delivered to happy clients! We’ve had lots of comments on the wonderful layout created by Tina using her Graphic Design skills to the full!

As well finishing a last few Urban Portraits for the book we have had a few musician promo shoots. Tim Gallagher is finalising his recording and we had a great, if slightly chilly, shoot in Hassall Green beside a canal. Looking forward to hearing the EP and seeing the final artwork which will be designed by Tina! We’ve also been lucky to visit Whitby Morrison in Crewe for a shoot with Shaun & The Special Sauce. Whitby Morrison are the worlds leading manufacturer of ice cream vans. I’m also pleased to say that the company are sponsoring the Urban Portraits book. By bizarre coincidence straight after the shoot with Shaun I headed over to Nantwich Town for some press photos of Ed Whitby and Nantwich Town Chairman Jon Gold as Whitby Morrisson are sponsoring a stand at the Weaver!

I was also commissioned to photograph the recent Labour Party Conference held in Manchester. I produced a set of press photos covering the event and some of the fringe events. The highlight for me was meeting and photographing Eddie Izzard! I also got to photograph Lord Coe and Jonathan Edwards!

I am available for press work and I have recently been undertaking a variety of commissions for Cheshire East Council. I’ve been to Knutsford, Macclesfield, Handforth, Nantwich and Crewe to photograph a variety of events!

I’m also available for private commissions for Urban Portraits. If you would like to be photographed, please get in touch. I now have a site dedicated to the project:

I am also organising a day of family/ kids/ pets photos in Nantwich. It will be a special event where you can come along and have a set of photos, then order online with delivery guaranteed by Christmas. More info to follow soon!!

Urban Portrait Exhibition

My urban portrait project is really taking shape! I’ve photographed 20 models in an urban setting mainly around the Crewe area so far. I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of volunteers wanting to be a part of the project.

I am pleased that I have managed to organise an exhibition event which will be held at Bar 7, on Nantwich Road. The exhibition will involve a digital display of the images which are still being photographed right up to the event! I’ll be doing a talk about the project as well as a Q&A session. There will also be some great live acoustic music from Nick Bayes (the face of the project so far), Lee Garner, Al Dean & Tom Seals, Phil Maddocks and Sink Or Swim. It’s a free event and all are welcome!

Urban Portraits Exhibition Poster: Nick Bayes

Urban Portraits Exhibition Poster

As well as the urban portrait project I have been photographing loads of bands lately. I am running a special offer on band promo photography leading up to Crewe Live 2012 for which we are the official photographers.

Son Of Shinobi Promo Shoot

Son Of Shinobi Promo Shoot

I am also proud to announce that we have been chosen as the official Mayoral photographer for the new Civic Year. Congratulations to Cllr Peggy Martin and good luck for the new civic year! I attended the Mayor Making Ceremony at the Municipal Buildings in Crewe and I will be photographing the official Mayoral portrait this coming week.

The Worshipful The Mayor of Crewe Councillor Peggy Martin & The Worshipful The Deputy Mayor of Crewe Councillor Irene Faseyi

The Worshipful The Mayor of Crewe Councillor Peggy Martin & The Worshipful The Deputy Mayor of Crewe Councillor Irene Faseyi

I’m also looking forward to photographing the Olympic Torch as it passes through Crewe on Thursday.

To register for the exhibition please visit:

Eventbrite - Urban Portraits by Simon J. Newbury. The Exhibition.