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!