Hello! Welcome to mattsim.co.uk - thanks for visiting. I'm Matt, an award winning creative wedding photographer living in Leeds, Yorkshire. I love being in Yorkshire an awful lot (as you can see from t'photos) but I also love to travel far and wide; the further and wider the better. I’ve photographed weddings all over the country, from Scotland and Northumberland to London and Cornwall, even throughout Europe. I like to keep things interesting by shooting at new venues and destinations as much as I can. Nowhere is too far and my passport is always up to date.
Weddings are great fun. They never fail to make me smile and laugh all day long, so I try my hardest to show that through my work. I don’t order you and your guests about for endless group shots - I much prefer a natural and candid approach, no one appreciates having a big camera shoved in their face by a pushy photographer who gets in their way all day long. My aim is to capture all the moments and real emotions while you concentrate on enjoying your wedding day, the most important bit!
I love couples who choose to have fun with their wedding over endless traditions and box ticking. Letting your character shine through is the most important thing and it makes for awesome photographs: your wedding day is all about YOU.
Have a good browse through my portfolio and about me pages to get a feel for my style, sample weddings can be found over at the blog. If you like my photography and you're planning a wedding (or just plain fancy a little chat) get in touch via the contact page or my details below.
I’m already really looking forward to hearing from you, don't be shy!
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These are some kind words from lovely people:
“Matt was an incredibly friendly and helpful photographer at our wedding. From beginning to end, he was non-intrusive, taking some excellently timed shots and making sure we occasionally had a few moments for the two of us to take some great photos by ourselves too. The photos he sent us a few weeks later were all incredibly beautiful and atmospheric, allowing us to completely re-live the entire weekend with all its amazing memories. Cannot recommend him highly enough.” - Chloe & Matt
“Matt these are amazing I am sobbing! And trying not to let myself look at all of them without Phil because I want to surprise him with them tomorrow morning for his birthday...which also happens to be exactly a year since we got engaged, so perfect timing!
Thank you SO MUCH - they are absolutely stunning you really have captured every precious moment so perfectly, we cannot thank you enough.” - Ali & Phil
“Oh Matt, OMG, our photos are truly stunning! I just can’t believe how perfect they all are, you really did capture every single moment and I cannot tell you how thankful we both are. We literally re-arranged our entire day so we could have Matt be our photographer and it turned out to be the best decision we could have made. Every single shot is just beautiful and I’m tears as I’m looking through them all. Thank you so so so so much!” - Jess & Paul
“When myself and my husband met with Matt, we knew instantly that he was the man for the job. He’s friendly and warm and puts you at ease; and it’s so important to feel at ease with your photographer. Matt spent time talking us through his portfolio and his approach to work, but most importantly asked us what we, as the bride and groom, envisioned. He has a very good work ethic; reliable and accessible and always a phone call away to answer any questions you may have. We absolutely love our wedding photos and can’t fault a single one. Matt managed to capture the spirit of the day and all the intricate special moments.” - Nadia & Masih
“My husband (!!!) and I cannot thank Matt enough for all that he has done for us. After hearing so many horror stories from previous weddings I was nervous about having one of my own. From the time we first spoke Matt put me at ease, listened to what I wanted and delivered more than I could ever have imagined. He may as well have been a member of the family, he fit in perfectly capturing the most special of moments. Our pictures are beautiful. Matt is so incredibly talented and I feel so lucky to have been recommended him by a friend as I now have pictures I love to cherish forever. Words don't do you justice Matt! Thank you so much!” - Emma & Richard