Why wedding photography?

People Rock!

I find people fascinating. At weddings you get to witness the very best bits of the human experience. From hearing tales of achievements and challenges overcome, to witnessing first hand the connections between loved ones, emotion and joy. At weddings people lower their barriers and are just their awesome selves.

As a photographer, nowhere else are you given free licence to capture such a powerful (and fun) range of human engagement and emotion.

Energy & Atmosphere

Mix wedding guests in with a sense of celebration, some music and a dash of alcohol and you have the makings of an awesome party. Capturing the energy and atmosphere of a wedding for people to enjoy in years to come is a blast! With so much going on there’s loads of opportunities to push my photography skills and find the best way to tell your unique story.

Looking through my photos, while seeing a consistency in quality and style, you can also witness the individuality of the characters and celebrations for each wedding.

Rewarding

And that’s my goal, to capture all this awesomeness – from peoples characters and connections between each other to the energy and atmosphere of the day – so that it can be enjoyed again and again in the years to come. Either from people present on the day or those that couldn’t make it or haven’t been born yet.

Sometimes I bump into previous couples at weddings and hear the ways they’ve enjoyed their photos and impact they’ve had. It puts a silly grim on my face and warms my heart every time.

Here are a few things I enjoy while relaxing

(yup many are food related)

a collage of some of Matt's favourite things
a second collage of some of Matt's favourite things

Wondering why I’m sharing this with you? Your wedding photographer will be the one supplier who’s hanging out with you and your family and friends on your wedding day. Who wants a complete stranger present at their wedding?

Why London?

Cultural Diversity

London is unique in the level of its cultural diversity. A fact I’ve grown to appreciate the more I’ve travelled further afield. Having grown up in an International School in Paris, I’ve always found exploring different cultures very exciting, interesting and eye-opening.

This diversity also pleases the foodie in me. Think of any type of cuisine in the world and I promise you’ll find an authentic restaurant serving it somewhere in the city. After shooting a wedding in Ethiopia, I’ve recently been introducing all my friends to injera, kitfo and tej.

Sense of Discovery

London is a patchwork of history, modern, alternative, traditional, cultural and creative. The city is jam packed with stories. Who knows what you’re going to find around the next corner? After 6 years I’m still discovering amazing things. Lately I’ve enjoyed anything from street photography get-togethers to gigs in random people’s living rooms to watching live Mexican wrestling.

It’s a fantastic city to keep me energised, inspired and creative. Luckily it’s also where so many of my awesome couples are based.

4 Airports

If you haven’t picked up on it yet, I do love to travel and enjoy a good adventure  (Skyscanner being my second home). As well as the fun and wonder that goes with exploring new places and culture, I’ve also found talking with people from completely different backgrounds is the best way to open ones mind and grow.

With 4 international airports and some of best flight deals in the world, London is a fantastic place to be based for overseas adventures and destination weddings with my wonderful couples.

Matt & Corina’s Recent Adventures

(A few from the phone; and yes that is the giant inflatable Trump Baby in the background)

A collage of photos of Matt and Corina's adventures around London
a second collage of photos of Matt and Corina's adventures around London

All of these photos are currently sitting on our fridge in the form of magnets. Whenever I pass them they bring a smile to my face, taking me right back to awesome moments and how they made me feel. This is the power of photos in print form.

Quick Fire Random

Matt Facts

In the mornings I have fruit juice on my cereal in place of milk. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

I have a lot of fond/unconventional memories from my travels. One included waking up on a Matatu (Kenyan Mini Bus) to a sheep chewing on my trouser leg.

I bet you my middle name is more embarrassing than yours.

Hint: It’s the same name as a famous Roman Emperor and a character from ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ (sadly most people think of the latter).

I’m always on the look out for new foods I can dip a naan into. Conventional or non-conventional.

I was once French kissed by a giraffe called Daisy during a stint living in Nairobi, Kenya.

Now you know all about me, I’d love to hear about you two!