Hi, I’m Matt and I’m a wedding photographer based in Essex but travelling all over the UK, sometimes even Europe, to shoot weddings. Alongside my wedding work I also shoot natural family portraits and have a passion for street photography which influences my style of wedding photography.
My approach is to document real moments as they happen and create dramatic portraits that my couples will be proud to hang on their wall. The little looks between people, the tears of joy, the happiness, the connections, the love. I want all of those things in my photos. I want to create a set of memories that will be cherished for a lifetime and beyond. I want my photos to not just be a document of what the wedding looked like but to convey how people felt in the moments they shared together.
As a father of two, family is really important to me. My biggest hope is that one day my couples will show my photos to their children and just maybe they will be able to get a taste of what it felt like to be at their parents wedding. That would be so special to me and it’s what drives me on to be the best I can be at every wedding I shoot.
If this sounds like the sort of wedding photographs you would like to have then please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
My style is unobtrusive and natural. I want to tell the story of the day as it happens. Stopping people, posing them, asking them to do things again for the sake of a photo kills real moments. I want to photograph the real moments because that's where the love is. They are the moments people will remember forever. I also have a creative approach to taking photos so I look for alternative and interesting photos where I can. Alongside my documentary style photos I love to take my couples away from the wedding to spend some time together and create some dramatic yet natural portraits. I still want real moments from my portraits so rather than heavily posing my couples I encourage them to interact and be real.
There are so many things I love about weddings but the best thing is always the PEOPLE. The dress, the food, the booze, the details, they all play their part, but people bring a wedding to life. The connection between people and their love for each other is the life and soul of a wedding. I can't enough of it.
I travel all over the UK shooting weddings and have even been lucky enough to shoot weddings in Europe. Travel expenses within England and Wales are included in my prices. I love to travel so would love to hear from you having your wedding abroad.
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