Why Choose Us?

We are the longest running school photography company on The South Coast.  With over 50 years of time tested experience and a sublime track record.  We’ve worked tirelessly to establish a renowned reputation for providing outstanding quality along with exceptional service.

We provide all our schools and customers with a friendly, efficient and dedicated customer care team that has a real passion for service along with an authentic personal touch.  We take great pride in both our quality and service and will bend over backwards to ensure that everyone is 100% happy with every aspect of our work.

From former photography students with first class honours and masters degrees to veterans with decades of experience.  Our fully trained, highly experienced and award winning team of professional photographers will craft heart warming images for you that will be cherished forever.

We’re extremely proud to have our very own state of the art digital laboratory enabling the most stringent quality control along with the quickest turnaround times.  Every aspect of our work is done in house, from the editing and uploading to the printing and packing.  No worries, delays or errors from working with third parties.  You can rest assured knowing that every stage of your photography is handled directly by us and us alone.

We provide the highest commission rates along with a huge range of packs and products to cater to all tastes and budgets.  Combined with exclusive offers, generous deals and mix and match options.  Our fund raising always exceeds expectations with over £10 million contributed to our clients so far!  This number is increasing vastly each year so why not see what a difference we can make for your photography services and fundraising capacity.

We provide a specialised and highly perfected approach ensuring remarkable photos paired with a quick, efficient and stress free experience.  We are fully GDPR complaint.

We have the highest review ratings of any school photography company due to our tremendous customer focus and 24/7 support services which transcends what it means to deliver true customer care.

We’ve got the widest range of backgrounds and poses on offer. Covering both traditional and contemporary styles and can even provide multiple pose and background options

We offer complete flexibility with dates and times that work around your schedule.  We’ll ensure that your photography session is done safely and swiftly, with minimum disruption to lesson times.

“We have been so happy with our school photographs for the past 4 years- thank you! You manage to perfectly capture the little natural cheeky expressions that we struggle to photograph ourselves. Response to email queries is always very prompt and friendly too.”

“Absolutely lovely photos and the fact that they got my stubborn child to sit so nicely and smile is amazing! Really very special and looking forward to more school photos from these guys in the years ahead. Customer service is spot on, always very helpful and prompt in coming back to me with any queries. Thank you so much!”

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“I have used Cardwell and Simons for 4 years now, therefore It won’t surprise you to learn that I think the quality of the shots is excellent. In addition they offer a wide range of products at competitive pricing which (crucially for me) includes a digital download option. But where they truly excel is customer service. Yesterday I managed to delete one of my digital downloads. I sent Cardwell and Simons an e-Mail and within 15 minutes I had a response (personal not automated) with a new download link to retrieve An image taken 9 months ago! Well worth the 5 stars and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend”

“Such a friendly and flexible service from this company! We had a special request on an image for amendment and they bent over backwards to satisfy the request. Always polite and personal and never needing chasing, and all of this at their peak time of year. Thank you Cardwell & Simons!”

“I have been ordering school photographs from Cardwell and Simons for years and have always received excellent customer service. This year, one of my proofs was rotated and cropped wrong. I informed them via an online contact us form and within minutes I had a telephone call from them, keen to sort out the issue. I have now received my print and am over the moon with it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. 5 stars”

“Ordered school photos of my nephew. They were fab and I like the unique code making it easy to choose. They also arrived ahead of the delivery date and I was kept informed of progress which was great. Genuinely pleased with the quality and professionalism”

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If there are any questions, issues or anything at all that we can help with then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re available 24/7 and always more than happy to help!

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