WELCOME TO AN

ALTERNATIVE

It’S ALL ABOUT YOU

A couple of human beings that inexplicably but perfectly fit together to form YOU. And one thing I can confirm, after hanging out with over 400 couples on their wedding day, is that no two YOU’S are ever the same.

There are common themes of course: Collectively I’m guessing you will not be the type of couple who enjoys having their photo taken? There’s a good chance you have attended many a wedding and been frustrated by the photographer ordering you and your fellow guests around. Gathering you all up like sheep for what seems like an endless list of groups shots, forced silliness and faux fun.

You want to do things a little differently. And whilst that may not mean arriving on Elephant back or pogo sticks, it will mean putting your stamp, your personalities, your little quirks and loves into your plans and ideas. You will want to put the YOU into your wedding.

And the suppliers you choose to invite along to your wedding won’t be invited because of their ability to bash out safe and samey flowers/cakes/food/photos. OH NO! They will be chosen because they want to create something as fresh, different and unique as YOU. Vendors whose creativity you can trust. Whose work you love. Whose passion sings out when you look at their work.

“You have perfectly captured EVERY intimate, crazy, emotional, bonkers and sweaty moment!”

THE DETAILS

THE PRICE

For mid-week (None Bank Holiday Monday-Thursday) Weddings I offer a £350 discount .


MOST POPULAR

8 HOURS

£2500

INCLUDES

8 Hours coverage (from bridal prep to first dance if timings allow)

A selection of preview images delivered within 48 hours of the wedding

A personalised and beautifully presented online gallery containing all your fully processed (free to download) high resolution images

300 killer images from your day individually edited in my signature style

A personalised slideshow set to music.

Full ownership and printing rights to all the images in your gallery

Travel included

10 HOURS

£2750

INCLUDES

Full day (10 hours) of coverage from bridal prep to the dancing

A selection of preview images delivered within 48 hours of the wedding

A personalised and beautifully presented online gallery containing all your fully processed (free to download) high resolution images

Minimum 400 killer images from your day individually edited in my signature style

A personalised slideshow set to music.

Full ownership and printing rights to all the images in your gallery

Travel included

UNLIMITED

£3,250

INCLUDES

Unlimited coverage (12 hours plus a little longer if needed) to capture EVERYTHING!

A selection of preview images delivered within 48 hours of the wedding

A personalised and beautifully presented online gallery containing all your fully processed (free to download) high resolution images

Minimum 500 killer images from your day individually edited in my signature style

A personalised slideshow set to music.

Full ownership and printing rights to all the images in your gallery

Travel and Accommodation included

A BIT ABOUT ME

I am a hopeless romantic. A Northern Boy and Beardy Dad with an eye for the ordinary. And as much as I take my responsibility as a couple’s wedding photographer VERY seriously…I don’t take myself seriously at all. I refuse to believe I am an artist…….more somebody who captures memories in a creative way.

Personally I want my work to capture the slow bits, the fast bits, the ordinary stuff, the extraordinary stuff.

Good photography celebrates life, it makes you breathe in and breathe out.

I have been hanging out at weddings for 10 years now. And as long a couples keep inviting me along for the ride and trusting me to capture their day in an honest and creative way then I will never get bored……

EVER.

About me - Matt Parry

HOW I WORK ON THE DAY

01.

GETTING READY

THE CALM. THE CHAOS. CAPTURED

A good reason to have me for at least 10 hours is that it allows me to start the day with some prep. And if budgets allow and you are both staying in the same hotel I can flit around between both groups (but if not experience tells me that bridal prep tends to be more action packed)

For me this isn’t about interrupting you and choreographing your hair and make up artists or moving stuff around. it’s entirely the opposite. It’s about documenting a part of the day that when you look back on your images 10-20-30 years from now will remind you how you felt: the nerves, the excitement, the giggles, the bubbles the chaos. 

Just an hour or so of your final prep allows me to capture all of the above and also, importantly, get you used to me being around. So by the time you walk down the aisle I’m invincible and just another part of the day you don’t need to worry about.

02.

THE INBETWEEN

SEARCHING FOR THE UNKNOWN IN THE INBETWEEN

Guests will arrive, a ceremony will happen, confetti may be thrown, a cake may be cut, speeches may get spoken AND it will all be captured BUT you know what? It’s the bits in between all these planned moments that will make your wedding different from everybody else’s.

Think of me as a moment junkie, prowling your wedding for the good stuff. The characters, the energy, the bits you didn’t even know happened. I chat with your guests and aim to make everybody feel comfortable around me so they relax, let go and allow me access without playing up for the camera.

In fact the only time I step in and choreograph anything is to spend 10 minutes grabbing any family group shots you may want? and to sneak you both off unnoticed for some relaxed and alternative couple shots.

03.

THE PARTY

I BET THAT YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR

My advice? Have a first dance. I’m all for sacking off any tradition that doesn’t add any benefit (have you ever looked up the meaning of the cake cut?) BUT to focus all your guests attention on the dance floor after that post dinner lull really announces the start of the party.

Sway together for a couple of bars and then invite them to join you and as soon as the track ends get your band or DJ to kick off with a banger and let the chaos ensue. It’s a fool proof way to give me an hour of photography gold on the dance floor and as it’s the only time of the day that I use any flash photography, the more disco lights and bodies on the dance floor the easier it is for me to get right in the thick of the action without anybody even noticing me!

1 camera, 1 flash, 1 hour and one busy dance floor is all it takes! 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • PRE-WEDDING SHOOT – £495
  • ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER – £350
  • FINE ART WEDDING ALBUM – £995
  • GROUP HUG – £ FOC
I WANT THE HUG

FAQ’S


Hell yeah! My base in Buckinghamshire is no limit or geographical guide to where I shoot. I think I have visited every county in the UK since becoming a wedding photographer…as well as France, Spain, Italy, Jersey and Santorini all in the name of weddings.

Don’t choose me because I am “local” choose me because my work makes you tingle!

Firstly don’t be silly! And secondly what is cool? (I don’t bloody know???)  If you like my work then that’s good enough for me. My “style” is all about couples trusting me to capture all that’s individual and special about their day….not about being cool. I will make you look good…but you will still look like you!

Yep! Of course. Every couple sends me a definitive list of “team photos” and on average that list is about 6-8 shots long.

Hell no! In fact if you both LOVED posing in front of the camera I would be a bit concerned you weren’t a good match for my approach. I have always worked with couples who, like me, hate looking down the lens and turn into Chandler Bing when told to “Smile for the camera”

My Documentary approach requires no posing and even when I sneak you off for 20 minutes to get some shots of just the two of you, it’s relaxed, unforced, cheese free and a break from the madness of the day…NOT a photo shoot.

8 out 0f 10 weddings I shoot are at venues I haven’t worked at before. The thought of working a handful of venues on rotation scares the hell out of me. The “same stair case, different couple” syndrome is in my opinion the scourge of wedding photography. Turning up with an open mind and no preconceptions is what I am all about. All the best weddings are about people and as wonderful, quirky and beautiful as most of the venues I have been lucky to work within have been they will always take second fiddle to you and the folk you invite along to party in them.

Yep. I have full liability and indemnity.

Well kinda. All my images are fully processed in the style you see across my website. Everything I shoot is on one of 3 SONY A7 full frame cameras I bring along on the day. Fully digital RAW files in camera but I guess I like to process my images in a slightly more analogue style. Think the sharpness of a CD with the warmth of Vinyl.

Beyond that I like to keep it pretty simple. No added dinosaurs or fake electric blue skies.

Never longer than 8 weeks. I process weddings in the order I shoot them so towards the end of the busy Summer season my backlog can be such that it takes the full 8 weeks. But earlier in the year sometimes just a week or two.

I keep all couples updated after the wedding and am happy to post a few sneak peeks to keep you going!

Matt Parry

WANNA CHAT?

Next step is to have a little zoom chat to discuss your day in more detail. Grab a date and time using my calendar.

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