My name’s Matt, I was born and raised in Plymouth. I have a wife called Suzie and a little girl called Livvy. Our pride and joy is our pet Bulldog Chunky.
My reasons for becoming a wedding photographer came to me after my wedding day. The pictures from that day, or should I say, the lack of pictures, gave me the understanding of how important this day is to be documented for others. I pride myself on being able to produce the highest standard of photography. My customers love the natural style of photography and my relaxed personality.
If I’m not taking or editing pictures you can find me consuming copious amounts of coffee in various coffee shops all over Plymouth. Whilst drinking coffee and chatting with friends and family, I really enjoy people watching. It’s great how much you can learn about people by taking a moment to stop and watch them. I like to watch relationship interactions, to see them having fun, laughing and joking. I find this really fascinating. I suppose weddings are my opportunity to photograph these events unfolding in front of me.
I notice the little things whilst taking pictures. I’m always on the lookout for what’s in the background of my pictures. I’m particular and like my family photography to be symmetrical. I keep it natural and relaxed.
I really don’t like the camera being pointed at me, so I understand how you feel. This is another reason why people book me. I’ll help you to relax and we can hopefully have some fun.
I’ll photograph your wedding in my own unique style. Behaving like a photojournalist I attempt to move without being noticed, capturing candid moments and events as they unfold in front of me. Most importantly, I capture the images that tell your story.
As your photographer I aim to give you a personalised service. I’m always by the phone if you need to call or message me and it’s me that you book, not an associate photographer so I’ll be the one photographing your wedding. I will also edit your wedding pictures myself.
I’ll help to keep you calm on your wedding day and during the build up to it (I’m usually booked 12 months prior to your date). I’m always available for a quick call, message or coffee and a chat if you need advice or have any worries.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much are you photography packages ?
My wedding packages start at £999. That’s for my November to April (10 hour) package. My peak season packages start at £1150. Depending on how many hours photography you would like to book I have have priced my packages accordingly. Please use the contact section or my message bubble in the bottom right of my page to enquire.
What is your style of photography?
I like to photograph your wedding in a photo journalistic style. I photograph your wedding to tell the story of your day. Capturing your moments as they happen. I would describe my photography as natural and soft. I like to capture the sky, the deep blue or puffy clouds. Not overexposed, white skies I have seen a lot of recently.. I feel this separates me from other photographers at present.
Do you visit the location of our wedding venue before our big day?
Yes, I visit the location of your venue before your wedding. I like to visit your venue at a similar time to when you are due to get married. I can check the direction of the sun and the location of where I would like to photograph your group and location shots. This helps me to work effectively on your day and get the best photography.
Do you photograph family portraits?
Yes, I believe this to be an important part of your wedding. I recommend to keep these to a minimum. Somewhere in the region of 5-8 as it can be time consuming. People can then get back to the party and enjoy the day.
How long does it take you to photograph the couple portraits?
I try to spend most of the day unnoticed but this is my opportunity to get creative. Usually I will take you and your partner to several locations so we can get a different look for your photography. Here I will help to direct and position you a little, just enough so you look your best. Keeping it as natural as possible. This is my favourite part of the day, my opportunity to make you look great. This normally takes 20 – 25 minutes. I believe this is a wedding not a photo shoot so I like to work quickly.
How many pictures will we receive?
Usually I deliver 300 – 500. I believe in quality over quantity. I try to capture as much of the day as possible including pictures of your family and friends. I really try to capture the small details that make up your day.
How will we receive our pictures?
All pictures will be edited. High and low resolution pictures will be placed onto an online private gallery. You can download these and print or share with family and friends.
Will you travel to my wedding?
Yes, I travel throughout the U.K. and abroad. Expenses can be negotiated depending on time and location.
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