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Matthew Johnston Photography

Southampton, Hampshire View map

About

Based in Hampshire, Matthew Johnston Photography is a dedicated photography service specialising in weddings and other memorable events. Owner Matthew has always had a passion for art and enjoys forming connections with others. He attended university to study digital media and soon fell in love with the art form. Now, Matthew combines his love of storytelling with his photography experience to create weddings that delight his clients and their guests. He covers weddings and events across the whole of the South East included in his packages or happy to travel if travel expenses are covered.

Services Offered

Matthew Johnston Photography strives to ensure that your wedding photographs and videos reflect your visions and expectations. This photographer understands that no two weddings are the same and that every couple has their own idea of what they want from their photos. He offers a range of photography packages, all of which are completely customisable to meet the needs, desires, and budgetary requirements of the couple. Each of his standard packages includes a full day of coverage, a pre-wedding consultation, five free prints, and an online gallery of all the photographs. To ensure every moment of your unique love story is captured, Matthew can arrange a pre-wedding photoshoot before the special day and the services of a second photographer at the main event if required. His style is very relaxed and candid documentary, so no moment of the day is missed. Your gallery of photos will tell the full story from start to finish in beautiful photography, which can be treasured forever.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos, blu-ray or DVD with all the photos, photobooth, Personalised USB

Wedding Package

My packages include the full set of high-resolution images in a free downloadable online gallery with a full range of product goodies. Fully edited photos in colour and black & white

Travel

Yes, Hampshire mostly but happy to travel but some weddings take me further afield which I enjoy. Anything within 2 hr drive

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

Some people love to book far in advance but so many things can change. Please dont be put off getting in contact if your date is only around the corner. It could be that your date I still have free!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

Free for any weddings with 76 miles of Southampton and then I charge 50p per mile after that. Or if you are planning a wedding abroad just the cost of my flight plus a night's accommodation

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I aim to capture the essence of your wedding day and allow this to shine through in your photographs

What kind of equipment do you use?

I shoot using only professional equipment and always carry back-up gear incase of emergencies. Cannon is my chosen camera at the moment - it never fails me

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, yes, we have our hosting gallery for your images, allowing you to share direct with family & friends who can also order from the gallery - prints, downloads, frames and canvas wraps!

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Depending on how long I would be flexible. Unplanned extra time would be included but planned time would be £90 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

I accept all forms of payment

How do you work?

Efficiently and calmly - no stress
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Do you have any questions?

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    Mark Married on 12/08/2022
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    Great Guy who made us both feel relaxed

    Non intrusive and relaxed approach which really helped us feel calm on our big day.
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    Joyce K. Married on 12/10/2021
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    👏It was a very comfortable & natural shot with Matthew! ⭐⭐⭐

    Highly recommended photographer if you want to be comfortable and have perfect shots on your special day. Matthew covered my wedding from the hotel room to the ceremony and outdoor (in a beautiful park in London). He was punctual, we had a videocall weeks before the wedding to discuss our detailed itinerary and everything went well during the day. He's very easy going, we didn't have any issues with photos. They were all beautifully taken & was available fast! All just went very smoothly. If we stay in London, we'll definitely seek out to him again for our future photography needs. ⭐

    Matthew Johnston Photography's reply:

    Thank you Joyce and Bjorn - your wedding was one of my first weddings after the Lockdown and it was so great to be out and about shooting again. You two were fantastic and I am so glad that you were happy to follow my lead with the artistic ideas. We had a laugh and the photos do look amazing especially with your wedding dress - it was stunning. I really do hope our paths cross again and wish you both the happiest of marriages.
    Kind regards
    Matt
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    Robert R. Married on 02/10/2021
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    A disaster from beginning to end

    We were impressed with the beautiful photos on Matt's web site, he appeared to be very capable and very professional. Sadly our experience was the very opposite, and such were the appalling quality of our wedding photos, my wife - the bride - has only a couple of herself that she's pleased with.
    I could launch into a diatribe about how upset we are with the finished photos, but I'll say just one more thing: Matt arrived 25 minutes after our wedding ceremony had started.
    Our thanks to a close friend who took some lovely photos of us as our big day got under way.
    We shall never forget.
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    Beth K. Married on 17/07/2021
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    Fun but professional

    Matt was easy and hassle free to work with.
    He used the surroundings available to his every advantage which helped to execute our stunning photos. We would recommend and use Matt again. Thank you very much Matt for helping to make our day so special!!

    Matthew Johnston Photography's reply:

    Hi Beth & Dan - I think you wedding was one of my highlights of 2021 wedding season. The weather was fantastic, you both looked amazing and your friends and family were all so lovely, it was great to be part of. All the best for your futures together. Matt
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    Jay S. Married on 14/07/2020
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    Very good day in the middle of a few sad days.

    From our day being cancelled to giving Matt 6 days notice of our wedding day. He was a true professional. The day was rushed due to a parent being very unwell. Matt captured exactly what we wanted and spoke to our family with such kindness. He then rushed through some images so it gave us something to enjoy". Please book him you won't be disappointed.

    Matthew Johnston Photography's reply:

    It was my pleasure. My first wedding back after 'Lockdown' and I couldn't have asked for a friendlier family, you made it easy for me with everyone being so happy and just enjoying the moment. I am so glad you were happy with your service and the quality of your photos. Thank you for your review it means a lot. Matt
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    Amy J. Married on 31/05/2022
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    Book him Now!!!

    Matt has got to be the best photographer I have ever met! We booked Matt and a 2nd photographer for our May wedding and he couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive! We had a video call a few weeks before the wedding to sort out a plan of the day and to help us understand what to expect! He put our minds at ease straight away!
    On our wedding day he slotted right in and became part of the bridal party! It was like we had known him for years. All of our guests commented on how nice and welcoming Matt had been! I have a lot of family and we wanted to get those annoying group shots, Matt was amazing and it felt like we were only there for 5 minutes!
    We have just had our gallery back and I love every single photo! If I had enough space on my walls I would print them all out!
    Thanks Matt for making our day so special and the memories alive in your photos! Mr and Mrs Lewington

    Matthew Johnston Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Amy for your wonderful review - I am so so pleased that you absolutely love them.
    Kind regards
    Matt
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    Corrina H. Married on 01/06/2021
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    Perfection

    Words can’t express how happy we are with what Matt did; it was just perfect from beginning to end. He went above and beyond, caught every magical moment and made the memories from our day last forever it such a beautiful way. He’s so easy going, confident in his ability and most of all - so very talented. Can’t recommend enough.

    Matthew Johnston Photography's reply:

    A little tear in my eye!!! Thank you. Getting to photograph your wedding was the best, so relaxed and chilled. Thank you so much for your amazing review. Matt
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    Emma M. Married on 14/07/2018
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    Matthew was so great and accommodating and put my mind at rest once we had had our first meeting. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

    I was recommend by a friend to use Matt and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I absolutely love my photos and the process of booking a photographer was not stressful at all. The level of service and quality of the photos was definitely worth 100 times more than what we paid and that made it all the better. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone.

    Matthew Johnston Photography's reply:

    Thank you Emma for your kind words. I had such fun photographing your special day - your family were such fun and made me laugh throughout the day. I am so happy that you are happy with your photos. Matt

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  • Amy & Jonathan
    12 photos · 31/05/2022
  • Lee & Magali
    15 photos · 10/04/2022
  • Lauren & Jake
    14 photos · 31/03/2022
  • Darta & Andrew
    11 photos · 22/01/2022
  • Courtnie & Liam
    11 photos · 30/10/2021
  • Libbie & John
    13 photos · 09/09/2021

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