Well let's start off by saying Hi! I'm Matthew. I started off my chosen path as a photographer many years ago now but to be honest anyone can do any amount of training they like. You can be shown the same thing a million times but you'll never learn until you actually do it for yourself. We all think we can take great photos but being trusted to capture any wedding is a huge thing and something that only experience can really teach you. What makes a good or for that matter a bad wedding photographer? Well my first answer has to be someone that doesn't take over your day.

It should be about you, not me. Rule number two, you have to get on with your photographer. They really are your best friend for the most important day of your life. Putting it simply, if we don't gel then I'm not going to produce the results that you deserve. Very few people like a camera shoved in their faces but I like to think that I hang back a little. I'm not at all intrusive with my filming or photography. 

As always, I'm really good about talking about you and what I do but really bad at talking about myself. SO in very brief.  I always loved photography since I was about 5 when I had an underwater camera for my birthday! I had no understanding of what school was about so got out at 16 and dived in to the working world straight away as an apprentice photographer. I then learned how to fly a plane at 21 yrs old when I did 22 hours of a private pilots license before deciding that as much as I would have loved to, I was not going to be the next Jumbo Jet Captain! I then did something very strange for a few years and Imported cars before diving back in to photography and film about ten years ago. I filmed TV documentaries and news but nothing too creative. 

Having photographed many weddings, working alongside ‘videographers’, I always wondered why wedding videos were a little lacking. Yes, they capture the day, but they very often fail to capture the ‘magic’ of it.

Along came a breakthrough in technology a few years ago when all of a sudden digital SLR’s were capable of filming in High Definition. To the everyday person this means nothing - but for me it allowed me to continue my deep passion for photography – while turning it in to motion photography. 

The result is highly creative cinematography. Expect unobtrusive filming or photography.  Expect scenes you’d usually associate with the movies. Blurry backgrounds, emotive music, the laughs, the glances, the secret smiles, the hand squeezes, the quiet tears, the moments you - often overwhelmed by your wedding day - might otherwise miss. And those are the best moments.

Lastly, several people ask me this question... Why do I do what I do. The simple answer is, it's a way of life for me. I adore my job and I don't really think of it as a job. I'm 100% passionate and I strive for absolute perfection. 

Let me capture your special moments in a way that you’ll treasure forever.

If you're still curious to see what else I shoot then head over to www.mediamg.co.uk and you'll see some other work there. 

Well let's start off by saying Hi! I'm Matthew. I started off my chosen path as a photographer many years ago now but to be honest anyone can do any amount of training they like. You can be shown the same thing a million times but you'll never learn until you actually do it for yourself. We all think we can take great photos but being trusted to capture any wedding is a huge thing and something that only experience can really teach you. What makes a good or for that matter a bad wedding photographer? Well my first answer has to be someone that doesn't take over your day.

It should be about you, not me. Rule number two, you have to get on with your photographer. They really are your best friend for the most important day of your life. Putting it simply, if we don't gel then I'm not going to produce the results that you deserve. Very few people like a camera shoved in their faces but I like to think that I hang back a little. I'm not at all intrusive with my filming or photography. 

As always, I'm really good about talking about you and what I do but really bad at talking about myself. SO in very brief.  I always loved photography since I was about 5 when I had an underwater camera for my birthday! I had no understanding of what school was about so got out at 16 and dived in to the working world straight away as an apprentice photographer. I then learned how to fly a plane at 21 yrs old when I did 22 hours of a private pilots license before deciding that as much as I would have loved to, I was not going to be the next Jumbo Jet Captain! I then did something very strange for a few years and Imported cars before diving back in to photography and film about ten years ago. I filmed TV documentaries and news but nothing too creative. 

Having photographed many weddings, working alongside ‘videographers’, I always wondered why wedding videos were a little lacking. Yes, they capture the day, but they very often fail to capture the ‘magic’ of it.

Along came a breakthrough in technology a few years ago when all of a sudden digital SLR’s were capable of filming in High Definition. To the everyday person this means nothing - but for me it allowed me to continue my deep passion for photography – while turning it in to motion photography. 

The result is highly creative cinematography. Expect unobtrusive filming or photography.  Expect scenes you’d usually associate with the movies. Blurry backgrounds, emotive music, the laughs, the glances, the secret smiles, the hand squeezes, the quiet tears, the moments you - often overwhelmed by your wedding day - might otherwise miss. And those are the best moments.

Lastly, several people ask me this question... Why do I do what I do. The simple answer is, it's a way of life for me. I adore my job and I don't really think of it as a job. I'm 100% passionate and I strive for absolute perfection. 

Let me capture your special moments in a way that you’ll treasure forever.

If you're still curious to see what else I shoot then head over to www.mediamg.co.uk and you'll see some other work there.