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Wedding Photographer of the Year - 2019 - Matt Rock Photography
The Judges comments
“Matt Rock’s photos are truly beautiful, creative and timeless. Judges loved his gentle style of observing and capturing just exactly the right moments of the day. Both atmospheric and dramatic, judges were very impressed by his ability to bring his photos to life and thought his presentation was exceptionally clear for couples to understand and offered many options for all types of weddings, styles and landscapes.”
"As soon as we saw his work we knew we wanted him for the job!" Mr John Stewart (Caron & John - wedding at The Great Danes, Mercure Hotel, Maidstone, Kent)
"We booked Matt because his examples online aren't just a pick of the best of his work, that is his work. I'm not someone who is easily swayed, but I was straight away. Great value, great work, all round great guy to be fair" Anonymous
"Me, the groom & our entire families / guests ALL commented on how fantastic Matt was! Matt was able to fit right in with a perfectly matched personality to all of us! His quality of work is exceptional, and his presence is relaxed yet professional. I was worried about being in front of the camera but Matt made us all feel totally relaxed... he gave great direction and helped us create some amazing photos. He has an excellent eye for detail . Honestly just loved Matt from start to finish... he is AMAZING!!" Mrs Clare Shahzad (Clare & Imran - wedding at Salomons Estate Tunbridge Wells, Kent)
"Matt was fantastic, he has a great sense of humour and the whole wedding party commented on how friendly and nice he was. We have some amazing pictures because of him and would recommend him to anyone looking to book a wedding. We looked at a few photographers for our big day, but from the initial consultation to the prep work before hand and the speed at which we got the photos after the big day. Matt was amazing" Mr Paul Roberts (Alex & Paul - wedding at The Berkeley Hotel, London)
HOW I WORK
BEAUTIFUL - CREATIVE - TIMELESS
As a lifestyle photographer I love to capture those candid moments of the day which will be a beautiful memory of a special time spent with the people closest to you.
Creativly capturing the stories being told, the laughs, the emotion and the fun that weddings bring.
Working quietly and unobtrusively so you can look back at your photographs over the years with a smile, a laugh and maybe a happy tear.
What will your story will be...
BEAUTIFUL - CREATIVE - TIMELESS
What will it cost?
All full day wedding collections include a stylish USB and secure online gallery
All day wedding photography inc: PHOTO-BOOK:
From getting ready to your first dance inc: a beautiful 20 page 8x8 or 12x8 photo-book
Pre-shoot* - included with all photo-book & album collections. This is a great way to work together and experience the camera before your big day.
*not including New Years Eve*
ALL DAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
From getting ready to your first dance
*not including New Years Eve*
If you would like to see more options please let me know.
Engagement shoot / Pre-shoot - £350.00
Start your own family legacy with timeless photo-books & albums
Photo books - starting from just £275.00
Wedding albums - Starting from just £500.00
Album design only service - starting from just £225.00. Please ask for more information.
Stylish print presentation - including ten 8x6 mounted prints presented beautifully - from £175.00 - add to your favourite frame or keep them in the box - it's up to you.
Slideshow to music from just £85.00
**You can request a second photographer - if you would like this extra coverage - ask for more details.
If you have a specific request, please let me know and we can chat on the phone or over a coffee.
** Special midweek coverage wedding collections start at just £800.00 - please ask for more details **
*Pre-shoot is shot midweek during business hours - there may be a small supplement for weekend pre-shoots
“What do you charge” (value for money)
There will always be a limit to your wedding budget, so it’s important you spend it on the things you want or need first; Venue being the first on the list in most cases. However, your wedding photographs are the only thing that become more valuable year on year - you could even say priceless! So make sure you book a photographer who’s work you love. Look at the photographers style & quality of work. How does their work make you feel when you are viewing it? Emotional? Happy? Laugh? Even a bit tearful? When you have made your choice, book early so not to be disappointed - you can see my costs above.
Try to look at the value of what you will get not just the upfront cost.
“How soon should I book a photographer?”
I normally get booked between nine months to two years in advance, although sometimes I’ve had an enquiry a couple of months before the wedding day. I would recommend booking as soon as you have made your choice so that you can move on to the next important item on your wedding ‘to do’ list.
“Do I need a two photographers?”
I know and have worked with many great photographers, however 90% of the weddings I have shot over the last 13+ years have been me by myself. There are of course some instances that you may want to have two photographers. So unless it’s something that you really need, I would say you will get more value over the years from a beautiful wedding album than paying for two photographer. I’m happy to discuss this in more detail of course so let me know your thoughts.
“Do you travel?”
I’m still waiting to join the overseas club, however I’m lucky enough to have visited so many great areas & venues locally and all over the south of England I’ll just have to keep waiting for that experience to happen. If you have a wedding anywhere in the UK, and overseas that you would like to discuss, i’d love to hear from you.
“Have you worked at my venue before?”
If you are getting married in Kent, Essex and London, the chances are I have worked at your venue. But there are so many I haven’t yet had the opportunity to see. Which is why I love wedding photography as shooting at a new venue is very exciting. As an experienced photographer working somewhere new is a great opportunity to make photos that no one else has in their wedding album.
Why should we book you?
Consistency in my work - I believe this is the most important thing to look for when choosing your photographer… Being consistent means that you will have much more confidence in getting what you paid for. Photography is very subjective and some people looking at my site will love my work and some may not. Which is a good thing, in as much as you will have a clear understanding of how your photographs will look. Do my photographs connect with you when you view them? If you like my work you will notice that the images have the same look and feel to each other. Although the portfolio is made up of many different weddings with different weather conditions, venues and of course people, the images are consistent. So when you are ready to make your choice you know what you will be getting and hopefully you like what you see.