I am writing to recommend the services of Daniel Moncur-Sime. Daniel has been working for us as our fashion Brands lookbook photographer (Charming & Color Fashion).
It has been a pleasure to know Daniel over the past 3 years as a photographer and as an extremely personable man. In my experience Daniel is dependable, discrete, likeable, loyal, honest, enthusiastic and realistic in his expectations.
I have worked with and known many photographers over the past few years, and Daniel stands head and shoulders over most, he’s precise, intelligent and creative, but also his intellect is matched by his ability to communicate clearly, and to project an open, friendly persona to others i.e Models, members of the Charming & Color fashion.
His work has been awarded greatly and all our clients are amazed by the results of Daniel’s work and hes has been recommended by many Fashion brands.
Sue Hadi, Brand Manager, Charming
Had the pleasure of working with Daniel since 2014 and I must say it is an absolute pleasure
– the best photographer I have worked with so far, really helpful full of idea’s and knows all the correct poses.
He’s very passionate about his work and ensures to have the best imaged produced!
Thank you again 🙂
Tara Sumner, professional model
Dan is an outstanding photographer who pays close attention to detail and brings out the best quality in
He works well under pressure,passionate,enthusiastic, trustworthy and consistent.
I would 100% recommend Dan for his 1st class service.
Marlon Wallon, Head Choreographer, CEO of Flawless Entertainment
We have used Netherwood Studios for several seasons and find that Dan’s work is of a consistently high standard; he is highly creative, yet with a firm grip on commercial realities. He has helped to give the brand a unique feel which is achieved through every stage, from scene setting to final editing. He is reliable and has consistently made all dead lines we have set. A pleasure to work with!
Judith Fidden, Owner, About Face
I have been working with Daniel de Moncur-Sime for a few months now and the experience has been great!
Daniel‘s creative mind and photography work are behind a successful collection of photographs for the FitNet magazine’s Cover Model Competition, where the winner of the competition is featured on the cover (Winter 2013014 edition). Daniel created the concept and made it happen, proving himself to be a multi-talented professional. When a number of sports, fitness and dance professionals were invited to his photo shoot, Daniel made them all feel at ease while posing in front of the camera.
The resulting photographs were stunning and engaged the professionals as well as the readers.
Apart from being a great photographer, Daniel also has a number of excellent skills which were very helpful during the production of the magazine.
From adjusting other people’s not so good photographs, to designing advertisements and preparing articles for website publication, Daniel’s work reflects his passion for photography, art and fitness. I can highly recommend him!
Andrea Slivkova, Editor, FitNet Magazine
I have modelled for Dan on several occasions now and every time I have enjoyed the experience.
I came to Dan with no modelling experience what so ever, I’ve always thought of myself as being every un-photogenic. Dan made me feel very relaxed and constantly gave me pointers on how to pose. The shoots are always very fun and creative and the outcome (photos) are always fantastic, I am constantly surprised at how good I look, as I never thought I could look like a model.
I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting some professional photos done to work with Dan!
Becky Rawson, model
We chose Daniel to take our promotional shots for In The Dust, a triple bill that was set to tour and had very high expectations.
When dealing with a professional such as Daniel we knew the quality and dedication to the concept would be second to none.
It goes without saying that these images helped sell the show to venues across the UK and Europe. We got constant feedback from venues and other promoters about how amazing the images were, which helped increase the profile of the show and created a very strong brand.
Daniel is always a pleasure to work with, utterly professional and very talented. He stayed true to the idea and the end result was perfect, capturing the essence of the show perfectly.
I can happily recommend him, you won’t be disappointed.
Daniel Lowenstein, Marketing Manager, 2Faced Dance Company
Dan is a great fashion photographer, full of energy and excitement. Having worked with Dan for several years, he brings strength and character to his work.
Working with Dan is always exiting and so much fun. With his experience he never fails to deliver and always puts the model at ease. a great director, focused and passionate about what he does.
I’ve never been disappointed with the images he produces as he takes time and care over his work.
Being client focused allows him to produce inspired pieces of work, delivering to the needs of the brand.
All in all and amazing guy with a bundle of experience and knowledge.
Danny Marie Elias, Hair Makeup and SPFX Artist
Working with Dan is and always will be an absolute pleasure.
He is professional, creative and artistic, and it all shines through in his work.
There are no limits to his photography he can shoot anything and anyone for any genre and nail the job. His professionalism is on many levels.
Dan is very friendly and charismatic and a real pleasure to hang out and work with.
If you want to work with someone that really brings nothing but the best out of you, then Dan’s the man for the job 🙂 I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Tia Magno, professional model, fitness instructor
Working with Dan was a great experience for me. As a professional model I try to work with photographers who are creative, inspiring and easy to work with and Dan is exactly that.
He motivates you and get the best out of you. He is very attentive to details which I believe makes the biggest difference in taking professional photos. I felt very comfortable and he understood what I was looking for.
His creative ideas and his knowledge of photography is what makes him better than most of the other photographers I worked with. I did both fashion and fitness shoot with him and although these were 2 different types of photography Dan captured them so well and I believe this was due to his vast experience.
I would recommend Dan to anyone whether you are a professional model or aspiring to be one because he has the ability to cater for both.
Dila Golumova, model
I first met Daniel Moncur- Sime back in 2003 when I set up my first business – an online personalised photographic business. We were introduced by a mutual business acquaintance as he felt his qualities matched what I was looking for.
Dan was instrumental in helping me photograph my products, alter them to get the best imagery for the web, he helped with the layout of my website, prose and all my marketing material for advertising and promotion.
I sold this business in 2005 and then set up another one under my own name. This company was not just selling to the customer but also to the trade. He attended trade fairs with me to promote my products and also did all the photography, web design, promotional work as before.
In the meantime, I have used Dan for other projects and have recommended him to other people who have used him successfully and continue to do so – we have created a network of people we are all linked to and help each other be creative in business and share ideas.
I enjoy working with Dan and it has been over 11 years. And I’m about to use him again! – to create an online shop here at Glanusk Estate, of high end products.
I will use all his qualities, expertise and business sense all over again.
He is a pleasure and it is fun which it what it should be all about.
Iona Legge-Bourke, Glanusk Estate
I simply adore the images Dan created and am rather speechless … this is the most exquisite collection of work that I have ever been a part of. The various fashion magazines would be foolish not to publish his work. It is almost as if the viewer is looking into the souls of the girls, there is a pureness, innocence and deep reflection that hits you. All stunning, Dan, you must be so proud.
Jacq Brill, jewellery designer
Both my daughters were given the most amazing opportunity to be photographed by Dan and to have their hair and makeup done by the amazing makeup artist Maria Knight, who with the flick of a brush (well quite a few!) changed their looks from classical beauty to rock chick!
Yasmin has done some modelling for an agency in London but it was Tabitha’s first time. She instantly took to the camera, I think this was made so simple for her because Maria was so calm to work with, and Dan has a very calming effect when he is working. At first he guided Tabitha through the first few clicks of the camera. After that, well I think I can say she has found her ‘thing’!
I truly can’t thank Dan and Maria enough for such a special weekend. They are both so creative, made us feel so welcome and we had such fun! I think the photos speak for themselves, really beautiful. I have to blink twice to see they are my girls! xx
Vicki Bird, mother of models Tabitha and Yasmin
I would highly recommend Dan. He is a complete pleasure to work with, having the capability to make you feel extremely comfortable, thereby allowing the creativity from the both of you to flow with extreme ease.
Every time I work with Dan I feel that something great has happened and I am always very happy with the finished photos.
Jade Corrick, model and actress
Following Jodie’s model career and going everywhere with her I’ve seen a number of different projects from behind the scene. Jodie was first asked to go to London when she was 13.
Although I’ve been in lots of photoshoots, Daniel’s Royal Imagination book project had drive and it’s creativity stood out.
The concepts and environment was enchanting, with all the different and surreal moments it was like stepping into another exciting world.
The professionalism astounded me. Daniel and the team made me and Jodie totally relaxed and comfortable. He wasn’t intimidating or overbearing and had an energy all day long when working.
I am full of admiration for both Daniel and Danny Marie the makeup artist. Both strived for perfection and got it without stepping on toes.
The project was really unique, off the wall, I never thought that some projects can just be a wonderful time!
Alison Bennett, mother of Jodie – professional model
Working with Dan helped me in many ways- it boosted my public profile considerably, I learned in the process and his vision for great images is admirable.
He also conducted and published the most accurate interview I have ever been featured in. Very refreshing. I hope we will work together again in future.
Jonny Simpson, FightLife brand ambassador, fitness competitor and model
Our experience working with Daniel from start to finish was absolutely amazing. With it being Ella’s first photo shoot we were nervous and didn’t know what to expect. However, Daniel’s experience and expertise shone through and he made the whole shoot fun and natural.
We loved Daniel’s ideas and creativity which really stood out when we received Ella’s photos for her portfolio. The quality and variation of the photos produced far exceeded our expectations, they are truly stunning and we are so pleased.
We had a fabulous and enjoyable afternoon and I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone who is looking for, not just a professional photographer, but a friendly, passionate and creative individual who truly loves what he does.
Lindsey Wright-Cyglar, mother of Ella, model
I have worked with Dan on many projects and have never been anything but thrilled with the results. I would go as far to say I now won’t consider using anyone else but then when you’ve worked with best why would you!
With design work, Dan will take on board all your requirements and skilfully points out things that you may have missed to enhance your end product.
He won’t be happy with the end result until you are and more unusually even then until he is sure that he has given you the best possible service and outcome.
His photography is nothing short of amazing and his post production work inspired.
Lisa Fraser, Fitness and Dance Instructor, Choreographer
I worked with Daniel in February at his home in Hereford. He is quite possibly one of the most interesting, creative and kind people I have worked with yet. I enjoyed every single second and was made to feel very welcome in his home and extremely comfortable through the entire shoot.
We did something a bit different to my usual casual fashion shoots, but with his fantastic directions it was easy to get in the swing of things. The images he produced were outstanding – I have had some fantastic feedback from my peers.
I would be absolutely honoured to work with this photographer again, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants an enjoyable shoot with quality results.
Thanks again Daniel!
Lucinda Young, model
We are so pleased that Daniel was the wedding photography for our day.
The photographs he has taken are amazing! Showing his creative nature, he captured the atmosphere and emotions throughout our day.
It was a pleasure being photographed by Daniel. His direction left us feeling relaxed and at ease with ourselves. And was discrete and unobtrusive to us and our guests throughout the day.
Daniel conducted himself with the utmost professionalism. He was flexible and accommodating to adapt to all our requests, both during the run up to the event and during the day itself.
Nick and Lindsey Barringer
Working with Dan has been a real delight. He is not only a wonderful and talented photographer who manages to capture the true essence and beauty of whatever subject he is shooting, but he is also wonderfully innovative and creative.
The results are a stunning blend of unique, exciting and fresh photography whilst being true to the vision a client has in mind.
Furthermore, Dan is kind, listens and imparts invaluable advice whilst having the rare quality to create a strategic vision which captures those elements in a picture that you know you want, but are not quite sure what they are.
I would highly recommend Dan for any aspect of personal or commercial photography.
Nicole, proprietor, House Of Elliot
Dan is by far one of my favourite photographers, I have worked with him a number of times on many different projects.
He is very enthusiastic and full of fresh and creative ideas. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Not only is he incredibly talented with his photography and post production, but he is such an easy going, lovely guy who I now consider a great friend.
Rebecca Fisher, professional model
I have known Dan for a number of years as a professional photographer. I came to him with an idea for my business leaflet as I was blown away by his creative photography ideas capturing the essence of my business.
So when my daughter wanted to explore modelling as a possible career I felt Dan’s experience, skill, his manner and way of working ethically with models gave me peace of mind that my daughter would be safe and secure during the photography session and the high end result of the photos. My daughter really enjoyed the photography and insight to the industry and the photos were excellent.
I would recommend Dan personally and professionally without hesitation.
Richard Mack, proprietor, RichahSounds
I chose Daniel Moncur-Sime to design my logo because I was impressed by some work they had done previously for a friend of mine.
I approached Dan with some clearly defined ideas of my own and he listened carefully to my brief and then came up with something original which was similar in essence but easier and more cost-effective to produce.
He processed the various subsequent adjustments I made efficiently and professionally and the end result has surpassed my expectations. I am delighted.
Sara Maddocks, proprietor, EBS
It was a pleasure working with Daniel and I thoroughly enjoyed his professionalism and creativity when it came to the photography and designing the advert.
We have got some amazing photos from the day. I wish you all the best for the future and I am sure we will work together soon.
Regards, Jas, Sheetal, Jigar and Mona, Serwani Company