The Man Behind the Camera

Photography and art has been in my family for 3 generations and my love for photography started from a young age, going on holiday with parents, I always had a camera round my neck. My brother had seen my love for photography and suggested I study Photography at College, and after 2 years study I passed with flying colours.

Following college my first taste of real employment was in a photo lab, after which I followed a career in sales, business and marketing.  In 2004 I travelled the world for 12 months and took some amazing photographs, I’ve sailed the Atlantic Sea for 2 weeks on a tall ship and visited many many countries.  All of which have contributed to the confidence and skills of starting my very own successful photography business in 2008!  And here I am now, I love every part of what I do, from pressing the shutter, to the editing, meeting new people, educating other wedding photographers, designing albums, down to the nitty gritty of running the business and marketing.  As corny as it sounds, it really is my dream job.


Matthew Rycraft
Matthew Rycraft

Why I do what I do

From capture to edit to print, I love producing pieces of art that inspire others.  Creating a sense of wonder and entrancement when viewed.  I want to give the viewer something they never thought possible and adore seeing clients reactions when they see their wedding photographs for the first time.  It’s this passion that’s transferred to your images.  If people don’t tell you that your wedding photographs are the best they’ve ever seen, I’ve not done my job.


Modern, Striking & Naturally Storytelling.… My fundamentals & style. I love creating inspiring wedding photographs using any types of lighting. I’ve always been a lover of fashion, even at college studying photography my portfolio was full of these types of images.  My style has most certainly encapsulated how I have absorbed this inspiration over the years, and after 10 years being a wedding photographer I have refined my skills to produce some of the finest and striking wedding photography in the UK.

Years of experience has taught me to capture the moment at just the right time, this makes sure every shot is perfect and natural.  I blend into the background capturing your guests laughing, giggles, smiling and most of all having lots of fun. Every client receives a fabulous collection of images balanced perfectly throughout the day.

Award Winning

Iv’e been WINNER of Wedding of the Year 3 years in row, I’ve over 10 magazine front covers, 4 Print Photography & International Awards. In 2016 was chosen as a Phottix UK Ambassador which was a major achievement in my career & testament to the quality of work I produce.  I exclusively only cover 40 weddings a year & educate other photographers across the UK, North West, Cheshire & Liverpool in between these wedding dates.  I’d love to chat weddings with you, feel free to pop into our Southport Studio for a glass of bubbly or beer anytime.