Meet me!

I’m a photographer from Belper, Derbyshire. That’s me in the picture - a rare instance of me being in front of the camera instead of behind it! My wife took this one. 10 month old Evie tried but they kept coming out blurry. We’ll keep working on it!

I was really happy in this photo. My wife and I were celebrating our honeymoon with our little girl and (amazingly for Wales) the weather was fantastic! I believe that’s what makes certain images mean something to you - you can connect them to a memory that you treasure. Having this image reminds me how I felt in that moment: on top of the world, ready for the future with my new little family.

This is exactly how I approach any photographic session. I want to capture YOU exactly how you are. I don’t believe you can always achieve this by standing behind a camera and shouting ‘Cheese!’. I want our photographic session to tell a story and create memories that you can re-live whenever you feel like it.

I always make sure I get to know my clients on a personal level, adults and children alike, as I believe this ensures the images I capture will be you at your most comfortable and natural. As a father, I know how to get the best out of your little ones, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

So please, take a look at my gallery and feel free to get in contact. I look forward to hearing from you! 

Hannah & Family

We reached out to Matthew for a fairly last minute shoot with our new-born, to capture some lovely photos to be used as Christmas gifts. He was really accommodating and agreed to meet at our favourite woodland walk. Matthew was extremely responsive in the lead up to the day and was very chilled on the day itself - making us feel really at ease and comfortable throughout. We were seeking candid, natural shots, in the great outdoors, and he certainly delivered. We received our photos just a few days after meeting up and we absolutely love them. He has managed to capture some really joyous moments and we look forward to sharing them with our loved ones!

Belper, Derbyshire

Chloe, Robbie & Fynn

We couldn’t have been happier with the photos Matt took of our baby boy! Matt was calm and professional which put us all at ease with such a young baby. He was flexible by coming to our home and understood the challenges of having a newborn! Matt came prepared with a variety of ideas that suited our taste and preferred style. Matt was really responsive to messages leading up to the day and sent our photos over really quickly! The photos exceeded our expectations and will be a memory we can cherish forever! I would highly recommend Matt for newborn and family photography!

Elvaston castle, derbyshire

Karen & Family

Really relaxed. We picked Matthew because he had a relaxed photographic style and because there was an array of packages available. We felt no pressure to upgrade at any point but once we received our photos we upgraded to the next pack. He is worth every penny and is extremely professional

Elvaston castle, derbyshire

Raven, Paul & Vaelin

After having my son at the end of last year I knew I wanted to get a family picture to mark the occasion. I am so thankful I came across Matt on social media. I was drawn to his work as he captures beautiful candid family moments at a location of your choosing which was important to us as we wanted our dog (a very important family member) to be included. Booking matt was very simple, I originally chose Newstead Abbey as the location but we ended up at Elvaston Castle as Matt had been there recently and suggested it as it was lovely and it was. Myself and my husband who hates having his picture taken had a great time, the session was very relaxed and fun. The pictures are amazing and I can't wait to book matt again in the future. I'm already singing his praises to friends currently planning their weddings!

Elvaston Castle, Derbshire

Lucy, Tim and Freddy

Matt was fantastic, I can’t recommend him highly enough. He was both friendly and professional and captured our little family perfectly.

Elvaston castle, derbyshire

Alex and Family

Matt was personable and friendly from the moment we met him. He sought to get to know us and chatted with our daughters to make them feel comfortable from the very start of the photoshoot. He found some beautiful areas of the woodlands for the pictures and worked his magic behind the camera with us barely noticing. He had good ideas for family shots and was open to our suggestions too. When the photos arrived it was clear he had caught our little family in their natural happy state. Their smiles shines out of all the pictures and we are really pleased with the end result. Thank you Matt we hope to have more photos with you in the future

Sherwood pines, derbyshire

Laura & Tim

I cried and then cried again when I first saw the photos you took, thank you so much!!!

Highfields park, beeston

Natasha & Family

We are very happy with the family photos taken by Matt. He was very professional and helped us to relax and enjoy the experience. He suggested a beautiful outdoor location (Elvaston Castle) and the photos all came out amazing. I would definitely recommend!

Elvaston castle, derbyshire


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