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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. 

Kind Words

Suzie & Mike

We were totally in awe and speechless last night after looking at our wedding photos.  We cannot even begin to express our gratitude and praise for you, and will be in constant admiration for the work you do.

From the first email we sent you, you made us feel totally at ease, and it was such an easy decision choosing you to photograph the biggest day of our lives. Throughout the lead up to the wedding (including our first meeting at a pub in Ramsbottom!) we felt that you totally understood what we wanted to be captured throughout the day, and your emails in the lead up to the day constantly reassured us that we would be nothing short of ecstatic with the finished product.  

On the day of the wedding you were so professional and discreet and many guests have commented that they didn't even notice there was a photographer there, making the moments you've captured all the more special and significant.  We were genuinely wowed and overwhelmed at the amount of detail that you've managed to capture on the day. I, in particular, am so touched and grateful that you've photographed every little, tiny, personal detail that we planned and worried over, and seeing those details captured makes any difficulties in prepping for the day all the more worthwhile.  

To say the final photos are amazing feels like an understatement. They are breathtaking and have had us, and all those who shared in our special day, laughing and crying in equal measure! The amount of time and effort  that you have put into creating the images is abundantly clear. We literally could go on and on, but we won't!  We just want to say a HUGE thank you for being so amazing, you are truly gifted at what you do, and I still feel as though our words haven't quite done you justice. The feeling of opening up the  final images and pouring over them as husband and wife is priceless, and we are forever grateful. 

Angela & Darren

Somerset wedding photographer angela and darren

I've been trying to write to you all week but every time I started I'd get distracted by going back to the photos and then I'd get too emotional to write anything!

Thank you so much for being there for us on the day, for starters. It was so lovely to meet you and spend time with you and you were the perfect mix of there and not there, if you know what I mean. So many people commented on how unobtrusive you were and how much they were looking forward to the photos because they saw you snapping where they didn't expect to see you!

And thank you so so so much for the photos you have given us. They are a perfect record of the day, full of memories and so much laughter! You have managed to capture in those photos, the exact day we wanted - for us all to have loads of fun. 

The detail in some of the photos is phenomenal - like the one of Dad and I walking down the aisle, where Dad gives a cheeky wink to Darren. That is my Dad to a tea. He's a very "alright sunshine...what are your intentions towards my daughter" kinda bloke. Darren's the first (and last!) partner I ever had that would give my Dad some cheek back, and my Dad loves it. They have a great relationship with each other and that one photo captures that perfectly. 

Our favourite photos are the ones of us laughing. Each one has a little story to tell that we remember of a detail of the day which is so precious and personal to us. I don't think we could choose just one favourite, not even if you held a gun to our heads! Maybe in time, we'll be able to choose a top 10!!

So thank you again, so much, for doing such an excellent, excellent job on our wedding photos.

Ivonette & Ken

Somerset Wedding Photographer Ivonette and Ken

From the first time we met Matt we knew he would be the one to capture our big day and he did not disappoint.

Matt was very attentive from the start, personable and fun to work with. We have the most beautiful wedding photographs that we will treasure forever, a reminder of our perfect day.

It was great to see some photos which we weren't aware had been taken on the day, like one of me on arrival at the church and my little brother holding my dress up and helping me out of the car! I absolutely love the shot!

We are so lucky and grateful to have had him share our day with us..'


Sophie & Paul

I first met Matt when he photographed my friend’s wedding where I was a bridesmaid. Aside from being a cool dude on the day he produced some really wonderful photos (and put up with two demanding bridesmaids!) so I knew I wanted him to photograph my wedding – when the time came!  Luckily I didn’t have to wait long and approached Matt about our big day, December 28th 2014. I had a long list of questions, concerns and Matt dealt with every single one of them making me feel at ease and relaxed about everything.

When Matt arrived on the day I knew instantly we’d chosen the right photographer. Simple things make him stand out from the crowd, his relaxed manner, his cool bow-tie, his chatter about his own wedding and his ability to take wonderful photos of such simple things really encapsulates Matt’s charm, and creative style as a photographer.

It was a genuine pleasure to have you photograph our wedding and I am amazed and delighted at how wonderful our photos are. Thank you Matt you have given us wonderful memories.

Sarah & Jason

We have tried to say thank you a few times now, however every time we go to start an email, we end up looking through our photos first and end up spending hours looking at them again. We fall in love with new ones every time we look through them. Thank you for capturing every feeling of every moment of our day. Every aspect of our day has been captured beautifully, from us getting ready, the ceremony followed by our breakfast and ending with our evening. You captured everyone's happiness and love and for us that means the world. 

There are so many to choose from that we don't have just one favourite, but hundreds. Your discrete approach allowed us to be surprised by several of the photos as we didn't even realise you were there capturing them. We can't recommend you enough to our friends who are due to be married in the near future. 

Once again thank you for your superb talent and our amazing memories of our special day. 

Emma & Chris


Thank you so much for these, they look just fantastic. We are so thrilled by them all and we keep going back and to through the gallery just pointing at one's going 'oooh click that one' 'and that one...' 'ohhhh look at that'.

We cannot thank you enough for capturing every moment of our day in such an incredible way. 

We're just speechless and love them all.

Thank you again so much.

Hayley & Nick

Just wanted to send a quick thank you note from me and Hayley for the wonderful photos of our wedding day.

They're all bursting with colour and really capture the relaxed and magical feel of the day.

You also managed to capture all the minuscule details that we spent so long preparing (and that our guests probably didn't even notice!), as well as some hidden gems that we didn't even realise ourselves due to all the excitement of the day.

The post-production is seriously impressive and makes me realise how lucky we were to have you there on the day (even though I barely noticed you were there to be honest because you were so unobtrusive!).

Thank you so much for being so patient with us all on the day - even taking the time to talk to Hayley's grandad. You definitely have a very calm nature that rubbed off on us all!