Matt Badenoch Photography

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COVID-19 Update
Doing the COVID-19 pandemic I remain open and am still taking new bookings. While this has certainly been a challenging year, I've been able to work with all of my amazing couples to move their bookings to 2021 with zero rescheduling fees. I've also been photographing a lot of engagement and proposal shoots which has kept the bills covered. For all future bookings - if you do need to move your celebrations due to COVID fees or government restrictions then I'd be happy to move your booking to your new date and you won't have to pay a penny extra.
A fun and relaxed moment capturing wedding photographer that blends in as one of the guests. Focused on photographing you and your favourite people being their awesome selves.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1850
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
While I'm based in London, I've been lucky enough to work with amazing couples all across the world. From Denmark to Ethiopia and a Cruise Ship in the Atlantic to Mexico. My approach is perfect for couples who might usually feel uncomfortable with the idea of being in front of the camera. While I do offer a 8 hour photography package, the majority of my couples hire me for my unlimited package which covers everything from you and your friends getting ready all the way through to the end of an epic party. You never know when amazing moments will take place; this way I'll be there to capture them all. I understand finding the perfect wedding photographer for you can be at times confusing with such a wide range out there. On my website I share more about my style and approach so that you can have the clearest possible idea of what to expect from me. I also share all my pricing on my website. In addition to weddings I also provide fun and relaxed engagement and proposal shoots for couples in London.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matt Badenoch
Congrats on your engagement! I hope you're having fun planning your wedding and are super excited about the celebrations to come! There's loads of different styles and approaches to wedding photography out there and it's important you find the right fit for you. If you like what you see on my profile I'd love to hear from you! I speak to all my couples on Zoom before booking where they they get to meet me, see a recent full gallery, ask any questions and ensure I'm the perfect fit for them.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(29)
(29)
Hannah Grant
Married in January 2019
January 2019
Matt went above and beyond to capture moments from every part of our day
We couldn't recommend Matt more highly. He was very courteous and professional to deal with and made the whole experience very easy - from contracting to fitting in seamlessly with the events on the day. His photos were brilliant - he captured perfectly the spirit of our wedding and so many special and hidden moments. Matt went above and beyond to capture moments from every part of our day. We are really happy with our photos. Matt was recommended to us by a friend, and we absolutely wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him on ourselves. Thanks Matt!
Mills Pip
Married in November 2018
November 2018
MATT IS BRILLIANT!
MATT IS BRILLIANT! He really understood us and what we wanted. He's one of those people that helps you to relax and laughs along with you making awkward photos feel natural. He adapted perfectly to lots of things that went wrong on the day and just blended in. He stayed until about 11pm and captured so many brilliant parts of the day. Photos wonderful. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Edward Brunet
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Matt captured the personal interactions and the emotions of the day so vividly
Matt took the most wonderful photos of our wedding. He captured the personal interactions and the emotions of the day so vividly. Have since recommended him to my sister-in -law for her wedding!
Eliza Gore Browne
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Matt was EPIC
Matt was EPIC. The photos blew all of our family away. He has this incredible ability to capture those moments in the day and things in our home that all of your family care about in such a clever and natural way, right down to the simple shots of our dogs and the garden. He was a pleasure to have around and yet never intrusive. When looking back over the photos one feels as if the music has just been turned down low and we are straight back in there! I cannot recommend him enough.
Tyla Thackwray
Married in October 2018
October 2018
When I'm feeling down, I often open my wedding album and flick the through the photos that Matt took, and they cheer me up because through them I can relive all the joy of my wedding day.
When we were looking for a wedding photographer, we knew that Matt was the only option for us. This isn't just because he's a good friend of ours from uni, but also because he is so good at what he does. When I'm feeling down, I often open my wedding album and flick the through the photos that Matt took, and they cheer me up because through them I can relive all the joy of my wedding day. The photos captured our personality so well, and they are so beautiful. Matt is also pretty fun to have around on the day, which makes everyone at ease. None of the photos look stiff or staged. Matt is a fantastic and extremely skilled photographer, and I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
David Mlynski
Married in October 2018
October 2018
Top-notch documentary style wedding photography.
Top-notch documentary style wedding photography. Really pleased with Matt's work, the photos are great, he was great with the guests, punctual and easy to communicate with.
Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

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Nu Bride
Offbeat Bride
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Huffington Post
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
ITV
Rock n Roll Bride
English Wedding Blog
BBC

Industry Awards (3)

This is Reportage
Range Finders 30 Rising Stars Nominee
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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

This is such a difficult question to answer. I've been lucky enough to photograph a massive range of weddings all over the world so picking a single one is impossible. A few memorable moments that come to mind: - A parade through the streets of Addis (Ethiopia) with trumpets and dancing. - A ceremony on a cruise ship in the Atlantic presided over by the ship's captain. - A reception that took place at a skate park in Leeds. - Being on stage with the lead singer of Bastille. - Having to sub in for a bridesmaid when the real ones were 3 hours late to prep. - A beautifully intimate wedding with only 4 guests. - And loads sooooo many more!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Relaxed, Natural, Colourful, Energetic

What about your business are you most proud of?

After photographing 130+ weddings I've never had an unhappy couple (touch wood). My couple's experience working with me means so much to me that I can't think of anything more important.

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

Schedule into your timeline several breaks for just the two of you to enjoy a few minutes together alone. And do it your way (but I'm sure you've heard that one before).

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

Hangover Over Kit Favours - Mini bottle of Vodka, personalised bottle of coke with their names on and a packet of Alka Seltzer.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After their enquiry I'll always jump on a video call with a the couple before booking. This call allows them to meet me, see a recent full gallery from a single wedding, ask any questions they might have and confirm if I'm a perfect fit for their day. 6 weeks before their wedding, I reach out with an Online Questionnaire which captures all the information I need for the day (timelines, addresses, list of family formal photos etc). After their wedding they receive a Highlights Slideshow and all of their photos within a password protected Online Gallery within 5 weeks.

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

While all my couples hire me for my documentary style and this approach makes up 98% of what I do on a wedding day, I'd still recommend all couples get a traditional photo of themselves and their parents. In addition to usually keeping the parents happy, it also acts as a record that will be more important down the line.

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

With every wedding being so different I can't think of one.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace it!! It will bring your favourite people closer together (literally as they won't be able to go outside) and you will have amazing memories that would have never been possible had it been a sunny day.

Describe how you got into photography.

After University I spent 7 months living in Freetown, Sierra Leone working for an NGO. I quickly fell in love with the country and its people. But it turned out that most people's views of Sierra Leone back in the UK were still of a war torn country. This was an image I wanted to correct. So I bought my first DSLR camera and started documenting the people, their characters and the energy of the place. Today I now do the same thing for couples at weddings.