Matt photographed my friends wedding on the 3rd November. (i was bridesmaid). He was with us all day and was a pleasure to be around. We didn't spend ages waiting for group photos or anything and the preview pics are really good. Documentary Wedding Photography My style is a mix of completely natural documentary photography throughout the day with some creative portraits of the bride and groom and fun, relaxed group shots.
Quite simply, documentary photography for me is about telling a story. The story of your most special day from start to finish, with no awkward posing or interruption just pure real moments from the day. People say that you will never know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory and I truly believe that I help to preserve those memories by capturing each moment as it happens. Real moments, become real memories. Obviously when shooting in a documentary way, nothing is staged and I don’t interfere with moments as they happen BUT I still find I can be creative and shoot in my own way by using the light that is available and finding angles and viewpoints that make the most of subject I am photographing.
Creative Portraits – When it comes to the shot’s of the bride and groom together, I take just a very brief period away from the rest of the the guests for some beautiful, unique portraits. Usually a short walk around the grounds of your venue is ideal, my approach is still very relaxed and you won’t be asked to pose awkwardly.
So there it is… True documentary photography with some creative portraits of the bride and groom, it’s the perfect combination of story telling and natural but stunning portraiture.
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"We met Matthew at a wedding fair and loved his easy going nature and natural approach to photography. Originally we wern't even sure if we wanted a photographer at our wedding as neither of us liked the idea of being in front of a camera all day. After meeting Matthew he put our mind at ease and gave us a glimpse of how unobtrusive he is and once we had looked through a selection of recent images we were sold on the idea. At our wedding Matthew arrived in the morning into chaos with me and my bridesmaids in a bit of a mad frenzy. Although things went a bit hectic in the morning Matthew was a bit of a calming influence and managed to capture some wonderful moments of me and my crazy bunch of bridesmaids. Throughout the day Matthew was snapping away and we didn't really notice him. That was exactly what we wanted as the thought of spending lots of time on the day posing for photographs was just something we did not want at all. We have ended up with hundreds of beautiful photographs from our wedding day. Many of which we did not get to see ourselves on the day so it's lovely to be able to look through them all. Me and Jo can't thank you enough. We love every single photograph and are so pleased that we have something to cherish and look back on over the years."Anne & Joseph on 5th December 2017
"Matthew was just perfect. Both me and my partner are not a huge fan of being in front of the camera and it was something we were a little anxious about before the wedding. When it came to the wedding day we felt completely at ease, Matthew worked in the background to capture the day and really managed to get photos of some beautiful moments that we didn't see ourselves. We are so thankful for everything and cant tell you how happy we are with our wedding photographs."Amy & Rob on 3rd December 2017
"Seriously!! If you are currently in the process of wedding planning and looking for a photographer, the best piece of advice I can give you is to get in touch with Matt ASAP and if you are lucky enough that he has your date available, BOOK HIM!! Matt is absolutely incredible, not only is he a bloody brilliant photographer, he is fun and also a life saver when it comes to wedding day emergencies. My and my Husband (Hurrah) are absolutely over the moon with our photographs and honestly couldn't have asked for anything more. They show the day perfectly with so many moments to look back on including the ones we didn't get to see on the day. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!"Elaine on 19th November 2017
"Matt was the official photographer at my friend Lucy's wedding this year and having seen the photographs taken I'm very impressed! They are gorgeous and there's loads of the kids that me and my partner love from the day too. Very professional and great to get on with! I'd highly recommend!"Gemma on 17th November 2017
"Matt was superb. He was recommended to us by our wedding venue and we couldn't be happier with the video and photographs that he captured throughout our wedding day. Wedding photographers can sometimes have a reputation of being a bit in your face and intrusive but Matt was not at all like that. He blended into the background and his ability to go unnoticed as he photographed meant that the photos were natural and not posed or forced at all. He arrived early and stayed much later than we expected. Matt was incredibly efficient with editing the video and photographs and we are so impressed with what he produced. On the day we were reluctant to do too many lovey dovey photos of the two of us but with Matt's relaxed and laid back manner we were actually really comfortable and they have turned out to be some of our favourite pictures! Our family and friends have all commented on how great the photographs are and we would strongly recommend Matt to any couples getting married. Thank you so much again Matt for capturing our day! "By Edd & lucy on 27th August 2017