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Hi, I'm John 👋
We're glad you found us. We are Matt & John from Awaken Images. ​ We're Photographers based in Bury St Edmunds covering the East of England, Essex and London ​ Our speciality is wedding photography  Matt also specialises in Wedding Videos and has a drone licence to capture unique aerial wedding shots! We love to create the opportunity for authentic smiles and natural reactions. We would describe ourselves as documentary style with a twis
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2 photographers, full day photography from bridal prep to cake cutting, first dance and beyond.

Photography Style


Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB
Full Description
We are father-and-son photographers specialising in weddings. Our unique approach means you always get a mix of formal and the increasingly popular style of candid photos. One of our biggest tips when booking a photographer is make sure you're comfortable with your photographer as you will spend a large portion of your day with him/her/them. Because of this we include a free engagement shoot when you book with us! This allows us to have a chat and have some fun before your big day! We would love to be part of your special day! We have three packages: Half day, Full day & Ultimate. If none of these fit your day get in touch so we can build a bespoke package for you. Wee also offer videography too - highlight and full videos so you can relive your day over and over again. Some of the videos can be seen on our YouTube channel. We also have many extras such as a Photo Booth, Drones, albums and a female photographer. So we are fully equipped to meet your needs!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew
Hi we're Matt & John It's always a privilege to be invited to share a couple's special day, something which we never get tired of, and to create memories which will last a lifetime. We wish you well on your journey and if we can help in just a small way on that journey we would be happy and proud to do so. ​


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
All Saints Hotel
Wedding: October
November 2022
A fantastic supplier to work with!
Awaken Images can provide everything from photography on the day, through to a photobooth in the evening. We always enjoy working with Matt & John, who are always punctual, professional and friendly throughout a wedding day, and we highly reccomend them!
Amber & Jamie
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Amazing photographers!
Matt and John were amazing! They made us feel so comfortable, which was great as we both hate having our photo taken. The photos we received from our engagement shoot and wedding were fantastic! Thank you so much!
Response from the supplier
Thanks Amber and Jamie. It was a joy and a privilege to be a part of your day. All the very best for the future. Matt and John.
Supplier responded
Antonia & Freddie
Happy couple married in May
November 2022
Beautiful images and friendly photographers
Matt and John were the perfect photographers at our recent wedding. Not afraid to socialise and direct guests, but friendly and approachable. They were subtle in taking shots of the ceremony and reception, and personable when taking more intimate couple shots. Throughout the planning process they were always on hand for questions, and took a real interest in the day. Would 100% recommend.
Hockwold Hall
Wedding: August
May 2021
Matt and John are Incredible
It is always a pleasure to work with them. They have shot numerous weddings here and they are professional, punctual and are great at organising group shots.
Response from the supplier
We love photographing our couples who are getting married at Hockwold Hall. We always have a great time at HH. Fantastic to work with you guys! Thank-you.
Supplier responded
Hockwold Hall
Wedding: January
May 2021
We love working with Awaken Images
We have worked with the team at Awaken Images many times at Hockwold Hall, and they have always captured stunning images of the Hall and our couples weddings. It is always a pleasure to work with them.
Sarah and Ben
Happy couple married in July
July 2019
Absolutely superb.
They were fantastic from the get go. They bent over backwards to ensure my wife and I had a fantastic day and that everything was captured. They delivered everything that we asked and more which made for some beautiful photos to remember our special day. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Absolutely superb.
Location & Contact Details


Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bury St Edmunds

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Bury St Edmunds

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (6)

Norfolk and Suffolk Bride 2021
Norfolk and Suffolk Bride 2023 - Styled shoot (magazine published December 2022)
A Suffolk Ceremony - photoshoot at Ixworth

Accreditations / Associations (1)

CAA licensed drone pilot

What is your most memorable wedding?

There are so many, BUT one which sticks in the mind is one where the wedding reception was near to the couples "local". They wanted "to go for a pint", so after the romantic pictures we went to the pub with just the happy couple and shared a pint with them as if we were good friends and had known them for ages.

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

Pre-wedding shoot. Get to know your photographer and their style. Your photographer is going to spend most of the day with you, so the more comfortable you are the better the images will be.

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

Wedding rings on the couples young baby's toes, pre ceremony. Adorable.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Take the images inside or use umbrellas. They make great props.

Bridebook Benefits

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