Nice to meet you! Here’s a bit about me.

SOMERSET WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT GUTTERIDGE

A bit about me

I’m married to Lillian and have 3 teenage boys. I’ve just turned 40 and it feels ok. I like food and think about it quite a lot. I also make sure I excercise so I can keep enjoying food without struggling to fit into my camera strap! I spend a lot of time hanging out with friends and family, that's the best thing in the world.

We live in Bristol, where I grew up, but met Lillian in Norway where she's from. I was playing drums at the time, trying to be an international rock star… The rock star bit didn’t work out but in trying I met Lillian, which is better than being a rock star so I’m happy.

Wedding photography is about feeling something.

Sure there’s a technical bit to it too, but an image is supposed to engage you somehow, if it doesn’t you move on. Whenever I’m photographing a wedding I’m trying to create something that will engage the person looking at the images. When I deliver that I feel I have delivered something of real worth to my clients, it makes me feel good.

Wedding photography brings together all the things I love about photography.

Becoming a Bristol wedding photographer came as a bit of a surprise in some ways. It wasn’t until I met with a photographer friend of mine back in 2008 that I thought it might be a good thing for me. I remember looking at some of his work and thinking how much fun it looked to photograph a wedding. I did some simple advertising, booked a wedding and from then on was totally hooked! 

“So glad that we chose Matt to do our wedding photography. He just did his thing in the background and got all these amazing shots…brilliant!” Emma and David

 

Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

Now this can be tricky... Basically, if you are looking for cheesy posed photography then it might be best to do a different search. If you want something real, fun and authentic then please continue!

Of course I would love you to choose me, and if I'm available on your date then I'll have a little skip and possibly fist pump the air. If you are getting married abroad I will possibly break out into a full dance. 

Your wedding photographer is going to be there all day, documenting one of the most important days of your life - it just needs to be a good fit. If you are looking for someone to get you to do loads of awkward poses and stuff like that then maybe I'm not your guy.

If you are looking for someone to take images of your day that you will capture the moments, the emotion, the story and the fun of your day then I might be the wedding photographer for you. 

I like to be unobtrusive and blend in like a guest. I'm not into being the centre of attention in any way. Even the equipment I use reflects that; no huge lenses that scream 'wedding photographer', you know, the kind of equipment that makes everyone start posing as soon as you are nearby. 

I want to capture all the bits you never got to see!

If you would like to Skype call, Facetime, or just a good old telephone call we can arrange that. Just get in touch by clicking the 'Get In Touch' button below.

Looking forward to hearing from you. 

Check out my ‘Look Back at 2018’

Matt is also creative director of ImageBrand. Headshot photographer Bristol and commercial photography Bristol.

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