Choosing your wedding photographer
When choosing your wedding photographer, you don’t want them to just turn up, take your photos and give you the disc at the end of the day.
Matthew Rycraft has a passion in capturing the most iconic images and telling your wedding story from start to finish, producing the most beautiful wedding albums for you to cherish for many years.
For him, it’s about the wedding album you pass down for generations, full of timeless wedding photographs. This is all part of his wedding experience.
It’s all about the experience, a wedding photographer who you can relax with whilst taking the most special and important memories at the start of your married life together. A photographer you can trust and thinks of all the little details that you may not of thought of. And one you can have fun with!
At Matthew Rycraft you’re invited to our studio in Southport where you’ll have all your consultations, view my beautiful wedding albums and see your wedding photos for the first time.
It’s the little details
When you build the relationship with your photographer he’ll know all the little details that aka your wedding day special. He’ll remember your anniversary , go the extra mile on your wedding day and nothing is too much trouble.
Here at Matthew Rycraft Photography, you will receive our Signature photography experience. We take care of you before, during and after your big day.
4-6 Weeks before your big day – Matthew will contact you to come to the studio and run through your wedding day with you. Timing is everything. Knowing where you’ll be and what time everything is booked for, is key for Matthew to know. It helps make sure there’s enough time for you to enjoy your wedding day and also for me to capture everything you would possible want.
Your wedding venue
If you haven’t reserved your wedding venue yet… then visit our Wedding Venue page, with real galleries of brides and grooms. It’s a great resource to help you choose your wedding venue. But also to get some ideas.
Matthew has shot in most of the North West’s premier venues and is recommended by many of them. He will take the time to familiarise himself with the venue and check the lighting opportunities to capture that perfect shot.
Get to know your wedding photographer
Booking your Engagement Pre-Shoot is a great opportunity to have your photos taken before your wedding day. It’s a great way to help be more relaxed in front of the camera.
Plus you know what’s expected on the day and make it far more relaxed. Use those images for your save the date, wedding invitations or in one of our customised wedding guest books. It’ll give your guests a glimpse of you as the future ‘Mr & Mrs’.
Your wedding day has arrived
Matthew is prepared and ready to capture your amazing day. You’re getting ready with your Bridesmaids, parents house or at the venue. Matthew will capture all those little details like getting your makeup and hair finished, the perfume you use, your wedding shoes, jewellery, flowers.
More importantly those emotional moments between the father and mother seeing their daughter in her bridal dress for the first time that day. Those moments are priceless.
A smile, a look, an inside joke. It takes a special knack to be in the right place, at the right time, which is something I’ve developed over the last 10 years through experience and training. Sometimes it’s just instinct.
Matthew will then travel ahead of the bride and see the groom. All suited and booted – looking very dapper. He will capture all the men together on their way to the venue – even make sure the best man has the wedding rings!
Blending into the background
During your ceremony and reception, Matthew will blend into the background to capture you looking into others eyes and saying your vows. Knowing your guests are emotional too, he will take a sneaky shot of them – as those are the moments you may even not know about.
Capturing the funny moments during those all important speeches all the way through to your first dance together as husband and wife. Turning your wedding day into a true Cinderella wedding story.
Viewing your wedding photographs
When your celebrating is over, I work on turning your wedding day into a wedding story and start editing all your photos, making sure that your album reflects your perfect day. I’ll go through each photo carefully and select the best images that capture you and your guests at best. Most clients are able to see their images with 2-4 weeks.
Matthew may also put some “teaser” wedding photographs on social media giving you a little sample of whats to come, but also lets your guests see how amazing you looked. There’s nothing better than seeing a few of the professional wedding photographs to show off with!
Every clients gets a beautiful slideshow of a selected few hundred wedding photographs. We’ll view this in the studio with a glass of bubbly in front of a huge TV. Then we can go through the images together and reminisce over your day.
You will also have access to your very own web gallery – to which you can favourite your best pictures you want to be featured in the album. And also share it with friends a family. I’ll then get started on the album design and re-create your wedding as if it was happening all over again.
Once you’re happy with the design, it goes to print and we excitingly wait for the album to arrive. To only collect it with a glass of bubbly waiting for you and a comfy seat to view one of your family treasures. This is our wedding photography experience.
Call or email Matthew to make a midweek appointment. If you are stuck to working hours during the week – you can always request a late evening appointment.
Celebrating another 2 Wedding Photography Wins at SWPP in 2024
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