Simon Ward Photography - The Big Dog Art Trail

Simon Ward Photography

Meet our official Big Dog photgrapher – Simon Ward

Simon is our Big Dog Art Trail photographer and most of the photos you’ll see on our website and beyond have been taken by him! He’s a huge supporter of Julia’s House children’s hospice, generously donating his time and talent to create beautiful photos to help raise awareness for the local charity.

About Simon Ward Photography

‘Taking pictures is what we love to do, it’s as simple as that.

We’re fortunate to have been able to turn a hobby into a full-time business and so lucky to be doing a job that we love – in fact it’s not a job, it’s a passion.  A passion for turning an idea into a reality.  A passion for creating images that our customers love and a passion to deliver excellence in everything we do.

Our aim is to be your photographer of choice. The photographer you choose for your wedding, birthday and anniversary shoots for years to come.   Similarly in business we want to be the photographer you choose for your staff portraits, new product launches and company events.

To achieve this we don’t sit still.  We continually develop our business to keep up-to-date with an ever-changing industry and we develop ourselves too, determined to improve our knowledge in order to give our customers the best experience we can.’

Simon says…

I started the business back in 2009.  Photography had been a hobby for a few years and in the summer of that year I was asked to take pictures for the newly re-formed Wilton Town F.C.  I sent pictures of Wilton Town to the Salisbury Journal which were published and my name began to spread.  Wedding, portrait and business event bookings soon followed and I was invited to become a freelance photographer at Salisbury Journal too.

All this undertaken whilst still I was still full-time employed.  Having spent a number of years in sales and marketing in the retail, telecoms and fitted furniture industries I built up a huge amount of experience working for companies such as BHS, Dixons Group plc, Orange plc, Homeform Group and Daisy Distribution.  I also took 18 months sabbatical back in the late 1990s and drove London Buses!

The business, predominently through word-of-mouth recommendations has been going from strength-to-strength since 2009.  I took the big decision to go full-time with the business in 2011 and in 2013 we opened our studio on Churchfields in Salisbury.

I was born in Greenwich in 1979, and raised in south-east London. I moved to Salisbury in 2000 and I’m married to Claire and have a son, Adam, and a daughter, Scarlett.

Take a look at Simon’s work
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