Photography is unique in its ability to create beautiful images that last a lifetime. To capture people's emotions and expressions - the first time a groom sees his bride, or a proud father walking his daughter down the aisle, over the years this privilege has become one of the most rewarding parts of my job. I love the adventure and emotion photography provides.
My goal is to listen to want you want from your photos, meet those expectations and deliver so much more. I love the feeling of providing images that I know will make my clients smile. Wedding images are once in a lifetime and it's so important to me to provide amazing photos for you.
Taking stunning images for you is vital but being a great wedding photographer takes so much more. I am here to help plan your day, keep you and your timings on track, solve problems, keep you calm, always have a plan B, mix professionally with your guests, remain unobtrusive and enjoy the privilege of being a part of your wedding day!
I am based in Tauranga however I travel regularly and I am available for bookings both nationally and internationally.
Feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat about your wedding plans.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY....
"Thanks you for being an awesome wedding photographer. From the start you were upfront and professional which made booking you from overseas easy - especially after our detailed discussion via Skype.
You were extremely flexible working with our ideas and meeting with us to explore locations in the lead up to the wedding. Your experience in how the big day would run was especially valuable for our planning and successful organisation of the timings.
On the wedding day you were prompt, organised and efficient in managing the time available. The end result was a set of amazing photos showcasing the people, the emotions, the details, and of course, the animals at the zoo.
Everyone who as seen the photos has been incredibly impressed - including several professional photographers. Since seeing our wedding photos, one of the bridesmaids' relations has booked you for their wedding. It was great to have a selection of photos online very soon after the wedding and then super exciting when the remainder arrived shortly thereafter.
Thanks for taking the time to listen to our thoughts and ideas, then turn them into a great set of photographic memories that we will treasure. Best of luck for the future, you are an excellent photographer and we look forward to referring you to others".
Michael and Giselle
PICK THIS PHOTOGRAPHER!!
Matt is just an amazing photographer who you will not regret picking. From the first time we met him he was approachable, friendly, and his photos he took for us were simply beautiful. They are elegant, timeless and crystal clear with no awful filters on them. On our wedding day he was incredible. We had a very very windy day yet the images we received only highlighted what magic wind can create in photos. He gave enough direction without being pushy or intrusive, and while neither of us are normally that comfortable in front of the camera, Matt immediately made us feel at ease. We had numerous guests commenting how professional and polite he was, and how we got lots of photos but he was never in their faces. He was also very flexible with our package and what we could add and take away to suit us. He also really listened to us about what we wanted and any specific images we wanted were taken as requested, no problems at all.
He was truly a great find, and I would highly highly recommend him to anyone wanting a photographer.
Sarah & Paul Mildon
"Thank you so much for the amazing photos. You have captured every moment we could have hoped for, your ideas for images and creative thinking gave us the most beautiful perfect photos. Thank you so much for the time you spent to help us make this day one we will now never forget.I recommend anyone looking for an organised, fun, down to earth photographer to work with Matt. He made our day care free and perfect in every way. Thanks Matt".
Adele and Andrew Ball
"The CD's of photos arrived yesterday - they are just fantastic! We love them!! Thank you so so much for all your work on the day, you did a fabulous job and we couldn't be happier with the shots you have taken. There are so many great ones, it's really hard to pick our favourites"!
Michelle & Andy
"We received the photos yesterday and are so incredibly happy with them! Thank you so much for the creative energy you put into choosing the scenery, directing us and indeed making us feel so relaxed being photographed – we couldn't be happier with the results.Thanks also for being so easy to work and get along with, you have a great attitude in your work and understood the importance of our big day. Thank you"!
Dave & Natalie Gilberd
"We love the photos you took for us on our wedding day on Piha Beach; they are fantastic, so much nicer than we'd ever imagined! You took the time to really listen to our wishes and provided us with a selection of photos that far exceeded our expectation. You also made the photography lots of fun on the day adding to our whole experience. Thanks Matt"!
Sarah & Lee
"Just a quick email to say that we received the photos and we love them all! Neither of us can believe you actually made us look good, that is a sign of true talent! Who would have known that such a grey day could work wonders for the photos. Thank you so much for all your hard work on the day and for putting up with the usual dramas that I'm sure happen at weddings. We had an amazing day and you have captured it so well with your photos".
Kelly and Chris Seyb
"I can’t recommend Matt highly enough. Neither of us is very comfortable “posing” for a camera, but Matt made us really relaxed so we were genuinely laughing and smiling in the photos. We actually enjoyed getting our pictures taken! Best of all, as well as beautiful pictures of us, Matt managed to capture individual shots of our friends and family at the reception, also laughing , so we have really great pictures of each of our loved ones. I thought I’d look at our wedding photos just once, but they are so beautiful I can’t stop looking at them – and our only problem is limiting how many we frame. Thank you Matt".
Helen & Craig Nicholls
"We are thrilled with our wedding photos. Matt captured so many great moments, many of which we didn't notice ourselves on the day. He was fantastic to work with - relaxed, organised, and fun. He made everything so easy and enjoyable for us on the day. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer".
Christopher and Kim Penk