Testimonials

Testimonials

Hampshire Wedding PhotographySophie & Ben We truly cannot thank you enough for our perfect wedding photos. We are delighted with the way you have captured our day — looking through the photos makes me remember the day as it was. The emotion, the laughter and the love amongst everyone there is so evident.   You were a consummate professional throughout the day and we barely noticed you were there, even though you clearly were in the heat of every moment!

 

Relaxed Wedding PhotographyLisa & Jaime Matthew is very relaxed and makes everything seem so easy and fun, at times it was as if he wasn’t even there , he fitted in perfectly and managed to capture the day just As we remember. Many of our guests have commented on how professional he was and everyone who has seen our photos have said how great they are, especially the black and white shots. I would recommend you look no further and choose Matthew to be your photographer as he listens to your brief and captures your day as you want it- he is amazing at what he does and we were so happy with our choice from the day of booking him.


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Wedding Photography

Heather & Stephen's WeddingYour wedding day is about you, your partner and the coming together of your families and friends. The excitement of your wedding day will produce many intimate moments that are just begging to be recorded and that’s where I come in.

I photograph in an informal style known as documentary wedding photography — it’s also called reportage wedding photography and wedding photojournalism too — where I don’t interfere with the events of your day. I photograph real moments that are shared between those that you love the most.

Gillian & Richard's WeddingMy wedding photography collections start from £950, which includes ten hours of coverage and digital photographs. The fee varies depending on what you would like to remember your day but, as a guide, most couples spend around £1400.

When you receive your wedding photographs don’t forget to have a pack of tissues to hand, it’s not uncommon for floods of tears to ensue as you relive your day. That goes for the guys too, you’re not made of stone after all!


If you would like to chat about your day, have a few questions for me or to see if I’m available to photograph your wedding, pop a message to me or call on 07709 784 974

 

You can also see what other people have said about me over on my Testimonials page!


Rebecca & Richard's Wedding

A few common questions

 

WE’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, HOW DO WE EVEN PICK A PHOTOGRAPHER?

If you’ve never picked a photographer before it can seem like a daunting task. There are so many styles to choose from, products to pick and people to speak to it can feel like a huge decision. To make things a little easier I’ve jotted down some questions to ask yourself and even some to ask the photographers you contact. The file is a Microsoft Word document so you can add your own questions when you think of them too. Just click here to get the file!

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF HAMPSHIRE?

I do, I travel all over the UK. In fact, I quite like driving as it gives me a chance to catch up on podcasts and visit some new places.

CAN WE ORDER PRINTS & ALBUMS?

Prints and albums are what your photographs deserve so I do offer prints and albums. I love them as they look and feel amazing and don’t get lost deep in the folders of your computer never to be seen again. I’ve some photographs of an album just here if you’d like to sneak a peek.

HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

I normally deliver your photographs within four weeks of your wedding. You’ll get to see a few sneak peeks before then though!

WHEN SHOULD WE CONTACT YOU?

As soon as you can! If you leave it too close to your wedding day I might already be booked. You’ll also feel a lot more relaxed knowing that the photography for your wedding has been arranged.

WHEN SHOULD WE HAVE YOU ARRIVE?

I would suggest that I arrive for the Bride’s preparations. This way I can photograph the full story of your wedding day right from getting ready through to the first dance. However when I do arrive is up to you. To help plan your day I’ve made an example schedule which you can use, just click here to download it.

WHAT ABOUT GROUP SHOTS?

Don’t worry, I shoot these too. I recommend keeping the list below 10 groups as these can eat into your day and can be quite dull for those waiting around for their turn. There’s an example group list here if you want to take a look.

DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU?

I always make sure I’ve enough food with me for the day but if you’d like to give me something hot to eat then that would be amazing! All I would ask is that there’s no meat as I’m a veggie.

DO YOU RECOMMEND USING A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER TOO?

I would, having two photographers at your wedding who work together can produce some wonderful results. It effectively means I can be in two places at once and capture more moments from your wedding day. If you are interested in having two photographers at your wedding do let me know when you get in contact.

IS THERE ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO CAN HELP US WITH OUR PLANS?

If you follow this link you’ll find some people who I can recommend you chat with, they’re all friendly and very helpful so don’t be shy getting in contact with them.

ARE YOU INSURED?

I’ve more insurance than I will [hopefully] ever need. I’ve public liability insurance (£2 million), professional indemnity, employer’s liability (for my assistants) and even product liability. Not forgetting my equipment is covered too!


If you would like to chat about your day, have a few questions for me or to see if I’m available to photograph your wedding, pop a message to me or call on 07709 784 974

You can also see what other people have said about me over on my Testimonials page!


About Me

Handmade WeddingI live on the south coast in the city of Portsmouth with my wife George. There’s some debate about how long you get to be newlyweds but I still count us in this bracket, we only got married this year after all! The picture of us was taken by our very own wedding photographer, Antony Turner! While choosing him we found that, even knowing the questions to ask, it was difficult to pick a photographer. If you do want to talk about your day get in contact.

001-Queens Hotel-7776Back to Portsmouth though, I’m a stones throw from the sea (although you’d need a good throwing arm to reach it and to stand on tiptoes to see it) which is great as there’s an abundance of ice cream and also a pain as there’s a ton of seagulls who also like ice cream. Over the past few years this city has been changing for the better. There’s now a thriving community of cafés, restaurants and independent shops and the art scene is getting more attention. If you are planning on visiting check out Strong Island’s site to see what’s going on.

If you’re wondering the photo above is the Queens Hotel just around the corner from me, it’s quite a grand venue for a wedding…

Contact Me

Have a question or want to see if I’m free for your wedding? Pop an email over to me using mail [at] matthewcleveland.co.uk or alternatively you can use the form below or call me on 07709 784 974, if I don’t pick up just leave a message…



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