HI I’M MATT
Hopeless romantic. Northern Boy and Beardy Dad with an eye for the ordinary
Named as one of Stylist Magazines Top Ten Alternative Wedding Photographers I class myself as one of the new wave of Wedding Photographers aiming to bring my clients a fresher, more creative and completely cheese free approach to what I do!
I spend most of my life taking pictures BUT when not hiding behind the lens I listen to music…lots and lots of music. My vinyl collection ranges from Rachmaninoff to Robert Johnson and my Spotify account is a mess of strangely titled playlists ranging from JAZZ PAZ to SUMMER 2.0 and the ever growing A PARRY FAMILY CHRISTMAS
This love of music lead me onto the early noughties gigging scene as lead singer in a long forgotten indie band called Blackstar – who’s most memorable track was an auto biographical banger called “Nick Caves Moved To Brighton”
OBVIOUSLY I’m a lover of Wes Anderson films and good coffee because it is the law that EVERY wedding photographer has to mention those in their Bio’s BUT I also like Bargain Hunt, a crisp butty (preferably pickled onion space raiders) and a nice Northern Brew.
What first got me behind the camera? Well a complete phobia of posing in front of it. And it is this aversion towards forced Chandler Bing (RIP) smiles and awkward poses that has developed the approach I bring to Wedding Photography today.
Did I mention I Love Wes Anderson and Coffee?
BORN UP NORTH BUT LIVING DOWN SOUTH
BORN AND BRED IN BOLTON BUT NOW LIVING NEAR LONDON – I LIKE OAT MILK IN MY COFFEE BUT GRAVY ON EVERYTHING ELSE.
I also love to travel and partly satisfied my Wanderlust when (after the panic of reaching 30) I quit my corporate job, sold my house and travelled the World for 360 life changing days. What did I gain by doing this? (apart from a suntan) Well…….a new life perspective, a love of photography and a Wife (I proposed to my then Girlfriend Carla in Peru)
SO PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING REALLY
Within 3 years of coming back I got married in Cornwall, moved to London, quit the Corporate World for good, shot my first wedding and fell in Love with Wes Anderson movies (and coffee). I’m now a proud Dad to 2 young kids (Phoebe + Felix) and an ageing Border Terrier called Rufus (who looks remarkably like me??)
WEDDINGS ARE AWESOME
12 YEARS SINCE MY FIRST PAID GIG
And I still think Weddings are Awesome. From Golf clubs in Surrey to night clubs in Ibiza I have captured them EVERYWHERE.
I have met amazing people and suppliers and been entertained by String Quartets, Drag Queens, Strong Men, Drunk Uncles, Mariachi Bands, Beat Boxers, Brass Bands covering 90’s rave bangers, CRAIG CHARLES TRUNK OF FUNK, Jessie Ware, MJ Cole, Danny Rampling, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Luck + MC Neat and even SASHA (which 2022 clubbing me found particularly mind blowing)
ALL AT WEDDINGS!!!!!!
So when anybody asks me “Do you get bored hanging out a weddings” The answer is a always a resounding HELL NO!!!!
WEDDINGS BY LOCATION
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