I love photographing weddings and I’d love to photograph yours. Your wedding is important to me, which is why I’ll invest my time getting to know you as a couple so that on the day it feels like I’m just another guest. Your wedding photos should tell a story from start to finish, this is your unique personal story. Your final images will be a combination of natural moments and dramatic beautifully lit portraits of you both. Your portraits will be photograpahed quickly and in a fun relaxed way so before you know it you are back enjoying the compnay of your family and friends. I would love to know more about your wedding plans so please do get in touch.
Every wedding is so unique, which is why being part of your big day is so enjoyable for me as a photographer. The moments captured are what really makes your day so special and for be to be part of that is is very rewarding to say the least. The gallery images are to show the diversity that my skill set can offer from both natural/creative and emotional story telling.
Every time I get booked to shoot a wedding the feeling is the same as the first over 12 years ago. The appreciation I feel knowing that there was some kind connection made between us makes me feel very proud. Photos and pricing can only do so much but the relationship between a couple and photographer is so important as it leads to great images and a lot of fun along the way. I know that investing in the time to really get know the couple before hand as well as listening to stories on the build up of the day during the bride and groom prep then into speeches really gives a true understanding and greater knowledge of the bride and groom.
It feels very special knowing that I got selected to shoot such a special occasion for them and their families. Showing your special day in how it truly unfolds whilst capturing those moments within the moments that really pull at the heart strings for years to comes is my main objective.
My attention to detail and a creative mindset coupled with the technical ability, which I have learned over the years have assisted me in delivering both stunning and documentry imagery for my clients to enjoy over again.
Explore my gallery or feel free to visit my website for more information www.creatingdiamonds.co.uk
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
Prices vary according to packages, please contact me and Ill email you the details.
What services do you offer?
What does the wedding package include?
My Packages include, bridal prep, full days coverage (8-10 Hours), Digital Images On personalised USB, Images in a private online Gallery, Beautifully and crafted album from Greece, 400-500 professionally edited images. Packages vary and depending on what is booked or added may cause the above items to change.
How far in advance should I contact you?
I would say that I book about 90% of my work 12-18 moths in advance. the remaining 10% is filled up with last minute random dates if available.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Each Wedding is so different and you have to be flexible, Yes I cover multiple days if requested.
Are you able to travel?
I shoot weddings nationaly and abroad so travel is not a problem at all for me.
What is the charge for travelling?
I do not charge for traveling nationally, If weddings are abroad then they are looked at on a case by case scenario, which will include all travel, accommodating and expenses plus the agreed wedding package price.
What style of photos do you take?
Please view my facebook pages and instagram IG: creatingdiamonds_mattlaw
What kind of technology do you use?
I shoot Sony Mirrorless at Present with GM Series Lenses. I carry at leat 2 bodies and back up lenses at all times should technology fail.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
I have an overall approach to wedding photography but at the same time always adapting as every venue is different or couples may have specific requirements. I personally do not feel that one rigid approach works with photography.
What kind of equipment do you use?
Sony bodies and Lenses, Profoto Lights, Magmods for light shaping and some times beauty dishes, Mag Mod Spheres, Manfrotto Tripods.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
All my clients receive and Link to a Smug Mug Gallery, which is private and can only be used with the Link I provide to them directly. They can then send the link to whom they wish to.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
I always tell my clients 4 weeks due to editing time and other work commitments booked, If can deliver early, which I do 99% of the time then I will.
Do you send all the photos taken?
I provided 600-800 fully edited images, which really tells the story fo the day in the best way. I believe in quality and not over saturation or any particular part of a weeding day. Images can vary in count also due to the size of a wedding party.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I work alone and also with either one or two other people, extra shooters can be booked if requested. 99% of the time Ill have a light technician with me to assist during parts of the day.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
I have never as yet been caught in the position but yes I have colleagues that can set in for me should something bad happed, I and also a registered member of the Guild Of Wedding Photographers whom are also on hand to help supply and available professional should a problem arise.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
I give full copyright to my clients for personal use such as printing etc etc. The copyright does not include using them commercially in anyway.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
I charge per event/packages. I very much have to tailor my packages according to my clients needs, which I also find very helpful as you can work closely to really get exactly what there client wants. One size does not fit all.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
I believe there is no such thing as a 9-5 and Im just not they guy anyway. Most wedding take between 9-11 hours depending. In certain instances clients may have fireworks and need me to stay and extra 3 hours or so until they start. This is discussed and agreed on so we are both happy on the additional hourly fee.
How do you charge extra time?
This is agreed in advance and invoiced with the balance often wedding payment.
What are the forms of payment?
My preferred payment is by bank transfer, which and invoice is generated in advance for. Sometimes Clients like to pay in other ways, which we discuss and arrange to suit.
How do you work?
I'm really about relationships and communicating with my clients via, phone, text, Skype an din person really helps as I do not like to be the photographer that just turns up. I like my clients to be super computable and on first name terms. This way on the day my clients are so much more relaxed around me and in turn the camera, which really does help in a huge way for natural and beautiful photography.
Do you have professional insurance
Yes, I am covered for Public liability and Personal Indemnity via Hiscox Insurance, which is one of the countries leading insurance companies.
Are you a member of any photography organisation
Yes, Im a member of the Professional Guild Of Wedding Photographers
Reviews for Creating Diamonds Wedding Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Chris & Lisa
Matt really captured the essence and feel of our wedding in his photos and his attention to detail was impeccable, it really was faultless.Sent on 14/11/2019
The one thing we was worried about while planning our wedding was finding a photographer that we felt comfortable with. His calming and funny personality made us feel really relaxed and at ease, he made us feel really special.
All our guests loved Matt and Leo (a couple of bridesmaids in particular) and commented on how effortlessly they captured the photos, and how hard they worked to make everyone feel at ease. Matt planned the day really well and worked around us and the difficult sunny conditions.
Matt was a great help after the wedding as well. He helped organise our photos, picked out the best ones to create a story of our day and arranged them on our wedding album. We would have struggled to pick photos for our album ourselves because they were all so good.
We couldn't believe the quality of the photos. Friends have said i (the groom) look like a model in some photos and Matt made the bride look even more stunning with her natural vintage look, very beautiful.
We met Matt during a wedding fair after spotting a photo of one of our friends he had displayed. We loved the sharp, clear, natural spontaneousness of his photos. We loved the very special photos he had displayed which we haden't seen from other photographers, He was just what we were after. He really is a step above the rest, very talented. His are not just the standard posed photos most photographers do.
We don't think of Matt as our photographer but as a friend. A pleasure to know.
Cerys & Jonathan
Everything we could have wanted from a photographer
From the start Matt has been everything we could’ve wanted from a photographer. When I (the bride) met him at a South West Wedding Show I knew almost instantly that he was what we were looking for; friendly, personable and fantastic at what he does. From then on, Matt went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. He is fantastic at communicating, always responding to emails quickly and keeping us updated on everything. If there was one thing we didn’t stress about, it was the photography!! On the day, Matt and Iain were great and so many of our guests commented on how approachable and professional they were. They managed to capture our day so perfectly, all the little details and important moments. We are so pleased with the result, our photos are so unique and special, we cannot thank Matt enough for all his hard work!Sent on 10/07/2019
Gemma & James
WOW! Just what we had been looking for
We have just viewed our photos and WOW!! we absolutely love them. The slideshow tells the story of our day, Matt, you have captured so many beautiful moments and it's so lovely and special to see parts of our day we never saw. It is exactly what we wanted from our photos especially all the natural shoots, your attention to detail shows throughout.Sent on 10/07/2019
These beautiful photos you have captured will now be treasured for the rest of our lives.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.