Matthew Osborne Photography (MrLeica.Com)

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shortlisted
UK Wedding photographer for photographers using digital and film Leica (& Hasselblad) cameras.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1000
Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Shoot with Film
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Videography Available
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
As a Leica camera photographer, using both digital and traditional film I have found myself often as a wedding photographer for photographers. Perhaps partly for the comfort that I know my trade and because “Leica” and “Hasselblad” cameras are very well regarded. My documentary style of photography is peaceful and unobtrusive, capturing the tiny details, the intimate moments and the wider scenes. I work closely with you beforehand so we are aligned and then blend into the background on the day itself. I provide a calming influence when needed and help ensure your day runs smoothly. With a female model photography background my style is influenced by beauty whether people, detail, light or moment. Film photography has become a bit of a lost art in the digital age but everyone still loves to emulate the film look with apps such as Instagram. If you want the real thing for your wedding please ask. Equally if you appreciate black and white photography for that classic fine art look please ask me. My Wedding Photography Style – My cameras don't have the popular full auto-everything button, instead, I twiddle and turn various knobs and dials to create each image. That is the reason I teach photography, maintain a blog/vlog and why I am passionate about every wedding I cover. (I probably get more excited than you!)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew Osborne
Hello! If you would like me to give you a call to say hi and answer any questions please let me know. Thanks Matt :)

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(8)
Adam & Becky
Married in September 2018
September 2018
Matt captured our wedding day perfectly
My fiance and I first approached Matt 2 years before our wedding, mostly because we wanted a photographer who worked with both film and digital. To ensure we were happy with his photography style, we booked Matt for an engagement shoot and we booked him for our wedding as soon as we saw his images, they were great! Two years passed between our engagement shoot and our wedding day and during that time our taste in photography changed quite significantly. At first we were concerned that Matt would no longer be able to provide the style of image that we wanted, but after exchanging emails with Matt he quickly put us at ease. Taking images from both his own website and those from our venue's recommended suppliers, I provided Matt with a list of images that my fiance and I really liked / disliked. Using this list, Matt was able to determine what equipment he should use on the day to capture our prefered style. Furthermore, we arranged for a practice shoot at our venue so that we could discuss locations, backdrops, poses, group photos and generally familiarise ourselves with the how we wanted the day to run. This practice day proved to be the best pre-wedding decision we made! The images Matt captured immediately put us at ease as they were exactly what we had asked for. Spending the morning with Matt also helped us to get to know him better, it helped us get used to posing and it meant we had a much better idea of what we would be doing on our actual wedding day. When the day itself came, my wife and I felt really relaxed with Matt and the whole day was so much more fun and comfortable than we ever expected it would be. To summarise... Matt was an absolute star to work with. The more you talk to him and tell him what you want, the better the results you'll get from him. He has so many cameras and lenses and so much experience that he will be able to deliver whatever you ask of him. If you book Matt, you will not be disappointed!
Sveta & Drew
Married in June 2018
February 2019
a master of his craft
We first decided to approach Matt because we very much liked the photos from our friends' wedding. And it was the right decision! I've never met such a passionate , geeky (in a good way) and amicable photographer. On the day, it was all perfect. Matt captured the big and small moments candidly without us even noticing. And when it came to staged photos, despite our worries about not being 'good posers', Matt made us feel at ease and the whole process was much fun. Importantly, Matt was able to capture the real us! Last but not least, the amount of diverse cameras present on the day was staggering! :) So if you know (or don't know) what style of photos you want, Matt is the right man to discuss it all with - he will tell you everything about each camera's specifics and peculiarities.
Chris & Annie
Married in April 2018
July 2018
He's that good.
Like most things in life, a generic term such as 'wedding photographer' encompasses a range of abilities. I first saw Matt Osbourne's photography on several photographic forums and only latterly realised that he shot weddings too. If what you want first and foremost, as I did when he shot my wedding, to capture your special day in a way and style that is as individual, humorous and unpretentious as Matt then he is definitely your man. In years to come his work will be referred to by students of portrait photography as emblematic of our age but for now he is a pleasant, approachable, innovative and inappropriately-affordable wedding photographer. I have three daughters and when they get engaged the first thing that I will do is to check if Matt is available to photograph their weddings. He's that good.
Nick and Naz Tully
Married in October 2017
November 2017
"Thanks again for being so enthusiastic.."
Extract from thank you email - "Thanks again for being so enthusiastic on the day. We've had great feedback from guests about you".
Simon and Simona Mehra
Married in August 2017
November 2017
"Thank you for all your hard work.."
"Hi Matt, Thank you for all your hard work yesterday! We can't wait to see the photos! Please feel free to send them over when ever you're ready!! Thanks Matt Simon & Simona
Sarah & Ed
Married in September 2016
November 2017
Captured our day perfectly!
Matt blends into the background and captures all those special moments throughout the day, and all the moments you miss as bride and groom when you are busy elsewhere. We loved his style and creative ideas, which gave us photos with an added wow factor. He listens to what you want and adapts his approach to meet your requests. Would highly recommend Matt's wedding photography.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Coventry, West Midlands, England

Travel Notes

Travel Worldwide

Nearest Town

Coventry (Home Studio)

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A45/A46 Coventry, M6 (J3) & M42, M69

Nearest Train Station

Tile Hill, Coventry

Nearest Airport

Birmingham International

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (8)

OutdoorPhoto South Africa - Interview Blog (Releasing Mar18)
BBC Midlands Today - Invited me for live TV interview (But I was away) :(

Industry Awards (1)

Calumet photo of the week
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

A Florida wedding shot in the sunshine under the palm trees

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Passionate, Beauty, Documentary, Creative, Unobtrusive

What about your business are you most proud of?

I frequently travel overseas for photography and attract clients as far as Alaska

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy it! The wedding day passes so quickly!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The best thing about weddings is every day is unique!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Pre-wedding consultation followed by a draft wedding contract. Meet again ideally for a pre-wedding shoot and coffee. Arrive early at the wedding and document the magic as it happens. Edit digital photos and hand develop film images before scanning.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Wedding portraits shot with a vintage film camera

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Using my 1940s large format film camera for a few hand developed B&W film wedding portraits

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace the chance of dancing in the rain wedding photos!

Describe how you got into photography.

Self-taught photographer. After 100s of hours of hands on photography and a similar time reading I now teach photography and enjoy using many cameras, lenses, formats, plus develop my own colour and black and white film.