Welcome and thanks for visiting Matt Thompson Photography. I absolutely love being a wedding photographer. Being based in Yorkshire means I have some amazing wedding venues right on my doorstep, but that doesn't mean I won't travel outside of Yorkshire to capture your wedding day in my own natural, relaxed, documentary style.
"Matt has done an absolutely fantastic job on our wedding day, it was hectic, freezing cold and throw in an uncooperative 3 year old, but he was extremely professional, helpful and a genuinely nice guy to have on our special day. The photos are perfect and he's really captured how special and fun our wedding day was. Thank you so very much." - Jemma & Stu
I have a very natural and relaxed approach when it comes to photography. I love to capture people laughing and having fun. Basically as a photographer I love to get those reactions and everyone being natural. I would rather have you looking at each other laughing, instead of looking at me all serious.
For me, weddings are a great excuse to get all your friends and family together and have a big party and bust out your best moves on the dance floor (us Yorkshire folk know how to party). Well, after you've done the part of marrying your best friend. So you don't want to spoil all that by spending all your time by having posed photos and not talking to your guests.
Of course you want wedding photos of just the two of you, but I'll photograph those shots so you don't remember them happening and let you get back to the party. I'll mingle and chat with guests and document the day in a relaxed, candid way. So if you do get a bit carried away with all of the free drinks, you'll have photos to remind you what it was like from a guests point of view.
Head over to my gallery to view more of my wedding photography style.
Wedding planning is probably one of the most stressful things you'll do, right next to buying a house from someone who lives in Australia (speaking from experience). So when your parents start reeling off a list of aunts and cousins you need to invite, who you've never met or even heard of before, just remember it's your wedding day. So if you want to spend 1 hour doing couple shots with off camera flash, instead of a quick relaxed 15 minutes, that's absolutely fine with me.
My job as a wedding photographer is to make sure you get the best possible pictures from your day. But I also like to think my role is a bit more than that. I'll be with you all day, so it's important to me that we get on really well. Which is why I love to discuss your wedding over a pint before you book (Yorkshire has some great pubs) and definitely meet you again before the big day.
Having been through the wedding planning process myself I know what it's like to struggle to find that perfect supplier. I've made some great contacts over the years for suppliers from Yorkshire and further afield. So any questions or need some advice, I'm here to help. I'm not just here to be your wedding photographer, I often double up as a wedding coordinator as well.
Being a Yorkshire wedding photographer is possibly one of the best jobs to have. I don't do this because I have to, I do this because I love doing it. Even if I won the lottery I'd still photograph weddings. From the initial meeting through to handing over the final photos after the wedding, there's no part that I don't love. Although my feet and legs after photographing a long wedding would tell me otherwise.
I feel incredibly honoured to be able to photograph behind the scenes and a be a part of something not everyone at the wedding will see. Having amazing couples at amazing Yorkshire venues is just brilliant.
I'd love to hear what you're planning for your wedding day.