Somerset Wedding Photographer | The Retreat

Somerset Wedding Photographer

Somerset Wedding Photographer also covering Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and the UK. Stress free, relaxed photography style for couples living in Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. 

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I'm Matt Bowen and I love telling stories packed with emotion. The best way I can think of doing that is to create an atmosphere that is relaxed and stress free so that you feel and look your very best. You won't find me telling you to smile, or hug or kiss because hopefully that will come naturally, instead I'll look for 'moments.' 

There are certain things you know will happen within the structure of a wedding, but what changes and makes each wedding unique is the people.

I've never been into structure but I do love people and I love finding out all about them.  If we're going to go on a journey together through your wedding and create something special then I'd love to get to know you more. How you met, your first date, your favourite song, your favourite drink, and, how your partner makes you feel. I met my wife Alice while she was working for a wedding magazine, our first date was in the Lake District, our favourite song is, 'Harvest Moon,' by Neil Young, I love real ale and Alice makes me feel complete, but sometimes drives me mad.

I like to work with couples who'll find some time during the wedding to allow us to experiment with your photographs. Whilst I'll try and capture as much as I can on your wedding day, I'd love to spend a good deal of time  recording a few moments that in 30 years time take you straight back to that day and make you remember exactly how you felt. One picture could tell the whole story. And sometimes I need to get on the floor to get that picture.


I am calm, relaxed and won't get in the way too much. You don't have to take my word for it though, you can read some Kind Words from my other couples.

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I get my inspiration from lots of things like films, song lyrics, everyday life, but mainly you.

If you feel the same way and you'll be happy to get away from your guests for a while to create something wonderful then we'll get on really well, and you'll have a fabulous tale to tell.

I live in Somerset but I'm available for weddings across the UK & beyond. Prices start from £1000 but I also offer the option for you to tell me your budget and I will tell you what you can get for that budget. I offer 10% discount to NHS and military.

To see my latest work settle into the Snug and have a look at the Wedding Stories.