Wedding Advice


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Planning your wedding day can be many things…

Fun, yup

Exciting, check

Full of tears, tissues please

Hard work, double check!

To make things easier I’ve made a few helpful guides for you. As you’d expect from a wedding photographer the bulk of these revolve around photography but there are some good nuggets of information on other areas too.

If there’s some other information you’d like to see here leave me a message in the comments below and I’ll get writing!

12 ways to help your wedding photographer

Wedding Photography

Bride entering St Nicholas Church - Heather & Stephen's WeddingYour wedding day is about you, your partner and the coming together of your families and friends. The excitement and emotion of your wedding day produces intimate moments between you and those you love 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’m always there for help & advice, along with the odd good chat with your guests, but when I need to be I’m almost invisible. This way of working lets me photograph the real moments of your wedding that are shared between those that you love the most.

Groom smiling while waiting for bride St Mary’s Church - Gillian & Richard's WeddingMy wedding photography collections start from 1200, which includes ten hours of coverage and digital photographs. This fee varies depending on what you would like to remember your day but, as a guide, most couples spend around 1650.

As I’ll be the vendor you spend most of your day with a lot of my couples like to meet up and talk in person before booking. This helps us to build up a relationship, which will help make you feel at ease having your photographs taken, and makes sure we’re a good fit. Not to mention giving you the change to talk about all your wedding day plans!

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

About Me

Handmade WeddingHi, I’m Matthew, a Hampshire wedding photographer who travels the UK photographing lovely people’s weddings. I live near the coast with my wife George in our new house (that’s us in the photo which 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-7776I’m a stones throw from the sea (although you’d need a good throwing arm to reach 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 the area has been changing for the better. There’s a thriving community of cafés, restaurants and independent shops and the art scene is getting more attention.

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] 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…

If you’re the social type you can chat with me on twitter or facebook