During the past 12 years, award winning Royal photographer Matt Porteous has developed his reputation as one of the UK’s leading wedding photographers, capturing weddings in some of the most beautiful locations around the world.
Matt works alongside a incredible team of photographers and filmmakers at Weddings_M, Constantly testing each other to deliver better versions of themselves and ultimately, their work.
The hallmark of their success is the relationship that has been built on mutual admiration, respect and solid values.
Meet the Team
As a young boy, Matt showed an unusual interest in photography, his first yellow, underwater Minolta accompanied him everywhere. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature. Matt’s love and delight in his surroundings is evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye. His images are alive with emotion and movement, he enters the world of that image and allows us a glimpse of his excitement, his humour, his soul.
Being fortunate enough to be able to photograph some incredible weddings over the years, it always amazes me that I am continually surprised wedding after wedding. When you think you have seen it all before, there is always something that impresses me, whether it’s the venue, the atmosphere or the people. Every wedding is unique and that’s why I love to document the character, the vibe and most importantly, the moments.
‘I love shooting weddings, documenting moments, big ones, little ones and everything in-between. My style of photography is very relaxed and all about atmosphere, emotion and fun. I love to capture true magic between people in love, whether that be the bride and groom, family or guests. I want to create pictures you will love and cherish for years to come, and every time you look back at them, they will make you smile and cry.’
‘To me, the best thing about photography is being able to find someone’s story and capture it in a single moment. That’s what truly inspires me. It’s hard to find another career that gives you such artistic freedom and enjoyment as dance. But to me, being a photographer is very close to the creative focus and energy you feel as a dancer. It’s essential to translate the raw beauty and emotive storytelling of a shoot through your lens, and be poised ready to capture that key moment. In dance it’s the climax of a performance, for example where the dancer jumps so high they look as if they’re never coming down.’