Simon Bernacki caught the photography bug from an early age after winning a fathers day competition at his local Woolworths store. The prize being a very shiny, new camera called an Olympus AF-10. Since then, he has had a deep rooted passion and love for all things photographic.
He has been fortunate to photograph a lot of weddings over the years and they always fill him with a nervous excitement because of the anticipation, build up and opportunity to capture amazing images that will stay with couples forever. His style and approach ensures those magic moments are immortalised in a relaxed, informal and natural way.
Simon is a published photographer appearing in print, online publications and public exhibitions. Today he lives in Chesterfield with his partner, two step-kids and kitten Buddy. He starts the day with a mellow earl grey before progressing onto coffee you could hold a spoon up with! He loves the outdoors and finds himself most comfortable traversing knife-edge ridges in Snowdonia or cruising round a concrete bowl on his skateboard.
In his spare time, he teaches photography workshops to young people in Nottingham and co-founded 'Skate Nottingham' a social enterprise whose aim is to increase participation in skateboarding as well as cultural and community activities through mentoring, coaching and training.
Introducing the newest member to the team - Chris Underwood
It was a natural decision to bring Chris into the Loxley family as he shares a similar passion for photography as me and is just an all round top dude!
Chris and I either shoot weddings together as a double-act or on our own. Either way, couples can expect the same level of quality and attention to detail regardless of who is behind the camera. Together we can cover more ground and shoot more pictures, as well as having the ability to be in two different places at the same time, something we haven't quite managed to work out whenever we're flying solo (despite our best efforts!).
Chris is a sociable person and really enjoys being able to capture those special moments, so photographing weddings is the perfect environment for him. Chris’ natural ability to put people at ease has been invaluable at many a wedding, making sure we get those key moments in a natural and relaxed style.
As well as stills photography, Chris can bring his drone photography and videography skills to weddings which adds a different perspective to any wedding album or your socials.