Testimonials

ellie-kelv-prints-6-of-10Kelvin & Ellie – Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day in such a beautiful way. The pictures are out of this world and we will cherish them always. Matt was great at making us feel relaxed and capturing the natural images that drew us to him in the first place. He was a joy to have at our wedding and did an amazing job of capturing all the little details that made our day so special. Would recommend him in a heartbeat for his excellent service, professionalism and kind-hearted nature.

Fay & Dan-4Fay & Dan – From our initial meeting we instantly felt at ease and knew that you understood us and how we wanted our day to be captured. We didn’t expect an extra pair of hands on the day but it felt like you knew exactly when to help and how. You fitted in perfectly, were discreet, yet seamlessly blended in with our friends and family. Your images told the story of our day and brought back all the emotions we felt at the time.

 

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Sam & Beth – Matt the photos were just UNREAL!!! We have looked at them again and again! You have captured our day beautifully and we will be eternally  grateful for everything you have done for us! Your talent is just incredible and you were the perfect addition to our day and everything leading up to it! You are a gentleman and a pure talent.

T&M SS-46Tanya & Marcel – The most important part of our wedding day after finding the venue was the photographer as we both love our photos and taking photos wherever we go.  As soon as we both met Matt, after he was recommended to us by some friends, we knew that he was our man!  Matt was so easy to talk to, we knew he would just ‘fit in’ at our wedding and he certainly did.  We had an engagement shoot with Matt a few months before our wedding and I’m so glad we did, it was great to get to know Matt and brilliant to see how the photos would look (it made us think about how to smile and stand on the day too!).  I would highly recommend an engagement shoot!

On our wedding day Matt was professional and friendly, all of our guests have commented on what a great photographer he was!  Matt captured some excellent ‘natural’ photos of us and our guests, including moments that we didn’t see during the day.  He was always happy to take photos we asked him to take and what we love about our photos is that they tell a story of the day.  Matt captured all the details too and the slideshow he put together for us was fantastic!
I cannot recommend Matt enough, our photos are amazing and we will treasure them forever.  It was an absolute pleasure having Matt there on the day, he felt like one of the guests!  Thank you so much Matt! x

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Liz & Nat – Having a good photographer was really important for our wedding day.  I took a good look around and contacted a few but wasn’t convinced, I then stumbled upon Matt’s Facebook page through a friend of Nat’s liking it and knew straight away that we wanted Matt as our photographer.  Right from the first communication Matt was extremely friendly and helpful.  We got a pre wedding shoot included in our package and it’s something I would really recommend.  Meeting Matt in person and getting used to having our photo taken ahead of the big day really was well worth doing… even if he did make us meet him at silly o’clock on Tower Bridge on a Sunday morning ;).  The pre wedding shoot photos were amazing and they just confirmed what we already suspected – we had picked the perfect photographer for us.

Our wedding day soon came around and Matt was fabulous, there is absolutely nothing that we can fault from start to finish.  He captured our day perfectly and we cannot recommend him enough.  From start to finish he answered any questions we had (including one’s about camera’s and lenses) and made sure we were happy with everything he was offering.  An absolutely lovely guy whom it was a complete pleasure to have met and had as our photographer.  Thank you so much Matt for everything.

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Celine & Adam – We spent hours searching for our perfect photographer – asking our friends, grabbing leaflets and searching online in our evenings. As soon as we came across Matt, we knew his style was right for us. What strikes me most is his ability to catch the seen-and-gone-in-a-flash moments of the day. He seizes peoples’ reactions in that second, captures quiet scenes between your family when nobody is looking, and finds the subtle moments you normally miss in the excitement and speed of a wedding.  On a more practical level, on the day Matt was discreet, unimposing and extremely personable. Although he had never shot a Jewish wedding before, he has pulled out some of the best Israeli dancing pictures we have ever seen! It was honestly a pleasure to share our day with him in such a personal way.

Kate & Ade – From the start, Matt knew exactly what we were looking for and the results speak for 2014-09-03_0016themselves.  He came to us recommended by a friend (always a good start!) and in turn, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services as he was more than prepared to go the extra mile – literally, as he lives over 150 miles away!

We started with a Skype to make the initial contact and put faces to names, followed by a meet over coffee to really discuss what we hoped to get from our photographer and what Matt could offer.  We quickly realised that Matt was completely in tune with us and his portfolio only confirmed that.  His approach was totally professional and his pre-wedding check list was a great way to pull everything together; combined with our own photo check list it meant that we had total confidence that on the day we would get absolutely every one of the pictures we wanted.

I have to say that we didn’t.  We got so, so much more!

Matt’s magic is to capture a moment whilst making everyone (including a bride and groom who aren’t particular fans of having their photos taken!) look fabulous.  He’s so unobtrusive, most people thought he was another guest – and indeed he felt like an old friend who just happened to be taking our wedding photos.  He managed to quietly capture every moment and we are blown away by the results.  We have had so many compliments about the photos and we’re still struggling to decide on our favourites!  Every single picture takes us back to our very special day and captured memories that will last a lifetime.Booking Matt is a decision no bride and groom will regret and we can’t thank him enough for giving us something so precious.

 

2014-08-14_0002Danny & Kate – When we first started planning our big day, one of the first things a lot of our married friends said to us was “Make sure you get a good photographer. The last thing you want is one that is in your face all day and drags you away every 5 minutes.” (…and other similar comments). It’s safe to say that in Matt, we hit the jackpot and found the perfect man for the job.

From the moment we met Matt for a coffee and a chat in June 2013, we knew we could tick ‘Find a wedding photographer’ off our list of jobs to do. Aside from the fact that the examples of his previous work looked amazing, he was just a really nice guy, very easy to get on with and someone we knew we would enjoy being around on our big day.

Neither Kate nor I are massive fans of having our photo taken and we were both therefore a little nervous about doing a one-on-one engagement shoot. However, Matt explained the mutual benefits of the shoot and we eventually threw caution to the wind. We’re so glad we did and we’d encourage anyone with the same mindset as us to just go for it!! On the big day itself, Matt was unreal! We’ve had so many compliments from our friends and family, not just about the photos, but also about Matt himself. Everyone loved having their photos taken by him and the results prove it. Matt wasn’t in your face; he wasn’t intrusive and he didn’t drag you here there and everywhere to get the photos he wanted. He allowed the day to flow naturally and just got to work quietly. He was a photographic ninja! We’ve lost count of the number of times people have been looking at the photos (particularly the close ups) and they’ve said “How did he take that?!”, “Where was he?!” etc etc.

There were obviously times where Matt did need to take us away for our portrait shots and when he did, it was great fun. Matt is so easy going and easy to get along with that he could quite easily have been one of our guests at the wedding. He fitted right in and we were quite sad when he had to leave in the evening.

The photos Matt has taken tell the story of the day perfectly. Every single one of them is simply stunning and it’s brought all sorts of happy memories flooding back of a day that flies by all too quickly. We cannot think of enough superlatives to describe them. We can honestly say that booking Matt is up there as one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding.

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Rachel & Lee – I knew as soon as I looked through Matt’s Portfolio that I wanted him to shoot our Wedding. I was even more convinced when we got to meet Matt, we made him his tea & had a good chin wag round at our house. Within minutes it felt like he was an old friend that we could trust implicitly. He quite simply “got us” & understood our style. On the Big Day, he fitted in perfectly, never intruded, but quietly took pictures that will make us smile for the rest of our lives! His images capture not only the moment in time but the emotion felt & they tell the story of our perfect day. Cheers Matt!

 

2014-07-05_0296Gemma & Andy – Another photographer recommended Matt to us & we couldn’t thank her enough. What a lovely guy he is, very professional, yet so relaxed.  I hate having my photo taken (always feel silly) but within minutes it felt like we had known him for years. A guest at the wedding actually commented “isnt it brilliant how Gemma has a close friend as a photographer’ we had to explain obviously it was only the 2nd time we had seen him. Onto the photos,  WOW WOW WOW we love them, they tell the story brilliantly from start to finish. From the posed to the natural he has captured every detail perfectly. Thanks to Matt we dont just have the memories,  we have a picture for every memory. Thank you sooooo much, Love Mr & Mrs Hird x x x

10306719_303334806491348_5760787264765837625_nKat & Will – We nearly didn’t have a photographer as we thought we would rely on our guests to get some good photo’s from the day but we soon realised that was a stupid idea. There are only so many things you can do-it-yourself for a wedding and for us the photography wasn’t one of them! We are so pleased we contacted Matt and had him there for our special day. Not only did he beautifully document and capture special moments throughout the day, but he was also an absolute pleasure to have around. His photographs will be something we will treasure for-ever and look back on with very fond memories as he really has captured the essence of our truly special day!

 

Charlie & Brent – I knew Matt would be the perfect fit for us when I read his ‘about me’ info on his website, on reading that he had a   passion for the 50’s glamour I was sold, and I was not disappointed! Matt has a fabulous demeanour for a photographer, a subtle presence but with the confidence to direct you and your guests when necessary to create an album of blinders, one after the other! Mybrief to Matt was that my pictures need to be creative and full of fun, with every image to include a feature that ‘pops’. I received just this and all I can say is that I have incredible wedding shots! Thank you Matt!