Wareham Pre Wedding Shoot – Scott & Isolda Are Getting Married

Scott and Isolda’s pre wedding photos. 

A gorgeous and lovely couple who are getting married in July at the stunning Highcliffe Castle.  A small selection of images below,

Thinking of getting married and looking for a photographer? If you like my style of my work then I would love to hear from you!

Pre wedding shoots are included in my wedding packages at no extra fee.

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Paul Gascoigne Speaking Evening In Burnley

Paul Gascoigne is adored by hundreds of thousands all over the world and especially in the North of England. 

He returned to the stage to talk about his career from the highs to his lows opening up to his fans. His name was chanted on stage as he walked out to a packed theatre.

Below is a small selection of images from the evening,

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Ben Deakin Professional Mountain Bike Rider Photoshoot

Its a new year and a new season for most thrill seekers,

Ben Deakin is a local professional mountain bike rider who is often traveling the world competing in various events. He has team up with lots of new sponsors for the 2017 season including DMR bikes, Muc off and Royal racing.

So he needed some new images to go with his new branding and gear.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £50 an hour and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

For more info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Below are some images from the shoot,

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Christchurch Wedding – Joss & Steph’s Wedding At The Kings Hotel

Joss and Steph booked me well over a year ago and I was delighted they had done so. We have been friends since the early school days and I was over the moon to heae that they were getting married. Saturday 3rd of September and it was the big day. I headed over to Swanage and met with the lads. Rachel my second shooter was already with the girls. After a good catchup we set of for the Kings Hotel in Christchurch. The weather was set for overcast with some possible showers so fingers were well and truly crossed.

We arrived in Christchurch and it was pretty much go time. The bride was already on here way  over. They had decided to get married in the gorgeous little pavilion opposite the hotel surrounded by trees its a lovely place to tie the knott. Steph arrived and this was Joss was stood eagerly waiting to see his gorgeous bride arrive.

No hymns, however a lovely sing along of Jack Johnson’s better together’ started a gorgeous ceremony. It wasn’t long before the I do’s and of course that first kiss as Mr and Mrs Cook, there was also a high five at the alter which the friends and family’s loved!

After the ceremoeny we headed straigh outside and made the most of the dry weather for the group shots and portraits in the local area. I am forever checking my weather app and watch to see how we were doing for time and of course bad weather. We finished up and headed back inside for celebrations and speeches just as the heavens opened and it tipped it down.

Thank you to all who attended and made it an incredible wedding,

Matt,

Huge thank you to Rachel for 2nd shooting with me on the day,

Below are a small selection of my photos from the day,

If you are a friend or family of the bride and groom then you can view all the images here, (please just ask the bride or groom for the password). http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/client-area/

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Corfe Castle Wedding – Jack & Hannah Get Married

Another Corfe Castle wedding and this time it was the turn of an old school friend Hannah.

We hadn’t seen each other since school so I was pleased that she had asked me to photograph her special day.

Since school Hannah had moved to London where she met Jack. They decided to get married back in Hannah’s home county of Dorset.

Dorset’s countryside makes a beautiful wedding day with some incredible landscapes.  Some of the guest who travelled from afar were most impressed.

It was clear blue skies and after a gorgeous ceremony we headed over to Kingston Courtyard for drinks and celebrations.

Below are a small selection of my photos from the day.

If you are a friend or family of the bride and groom then you can view all the images here, (please just ask the bride or groom for the password). http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/client-area/

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Corfe Castle Wedding – Rob & Kara Get Married

Today was Rob and Kara’s turn for their beautiful country themed wedding.

I love nothing more then a local countryside wedding. Being based in dorset I have so many beautiful backdrops for wedding photography.

The weather was playing up and with some light showers we had to make the best of it. I met with the lads at the pub opposite the church who were on fine form and ready for a good day ahead.

The church is in the heart of Dorset and overlooks the stunning Corfe Castle. Kara the bride arrived and we got underway with the church ceremony. After a gorgeous and well timed service we headed outside, the weather had cleared and we made the most of it with confetti and group images.

The celebrations took place at a local farm, Where the barn had been revamped for a stunning country themed party. We made plenty use of the surrounding areas to capture some portraits of the bride and groom before we headed inside to eat and toast the newly weds.

Below are a small selection of my photos from the day, if you are a friend or family of the bride and groom then you can view all the images here, (please just ask for the password ask the bride or groom)

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Chez Fred – Family Photoshoot

Saturday 11th June I was invited down to the best fish and chip shop in the south Chez Fred’s for some family portraits. It was established in 1989 by Fred and his dad Peter. It is a family run business that now see’s Fred’s son Tom looking soon too takeover.

I have known Fred for a few years now. He has inspired me in the world of business. Not only a great guy he has given me some fantastic advice whilst I was setting up my own photographic business.

It was fantastic to catch up it was great fun photographing everyone!

If you love you fish and chips then definitely visit Chez Fred’s – www.chezfred.co.uk

Below are a small set go images from the shoot.

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My family portrait sessions start from £95.

A perfect way to get everyone together and capture those treasured family photos to look at with a cup of tea.

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Wareham Pre-Wedding Shoot With Joss & Steph.

Back in my hometown of Wareham for another awesome pre-wedding photoshoot in,

This time with the Lovely Steph and Joss in Wareham. So much fun and laughter, these guys are going to be great on the day!

Bring on September for the big day in Christchurch.

Pre wedding shoots are included in all my packages and it is a great way to get comfortable in-front of the camera before your wedding. It also provides an opportunity to have a good look around your chosen wedding venue followed by a drink and some brief paperwork.

For more info please Email contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Eric Cantona, A1 Sporting Memorabilia & Matt Hardy Photography

I was off to meet a legend and I mean LEGEND.

Another drive up to Heathrow which is soon becoming a 2nd home for me for a flight out to Lisbon. This would be my first time in Portugal and I can certainly tell you its GORGEOUS. I was heading out with A1 Sporting Memorabilia who as you know by now work with some incredible people.

It was time for me to photograph Eric Cantona, who if you don’t who he is, well then I suggest that you look him up. Long retired from the sport that he still adores he is still a huge influnce in the game and loved by millions of footballing fans across the globe.

I won’t bore you with how nice the hotel was or how hot is was because I’m not that kinda guy, But it was stunning and boiling ;)!

So the big man arrived, After knowing what he was like on the pitch (sometimes he got a bit lively) I was eager to meet him. A warm smile and handshake the man has changed but in a positive way, More relaxed and humble and also sporting a fantastic beard to which I soon regretted getting rid of mine.

We got underway with the job in hand and then it was time for a photo with the king (he was dubbed this in his career days)

I knew it had to be a good one as I might not meet the man again so I pulled out my best smile and…. well I will let you make up your own mind image below.

All I can say is that it was truly incredible to meet him and he gained even more respect from me after he departed such a humble and nice man.

Thanks Eric

The King & I

The King & I

If your a huge football fan and love sports memorabilia then I suggest that you check out A1 Sporting Memorabilia for there incredible range of signed products.

Below are a selection om images from the meeting and the products I have photographed for A1 Sporting Memorabilia.

My professional shoots start from as little as £200, and if you have your own event or celebration then this is ideal for you.

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Pig On The Family Portrait’s – June’s 80th Birthday

I was invited to a rather special birthday lunch at the stunning pig on the beach in Studland. I was there to photograph and document the celebrations. I was booked by the family of Jo who was turning 80 in the week. They had organised a lovely lunch with of course cake which I kindly declined still being on my 2016 health kick.

The lunch was served in a lovely little outhouse of the grounds which made a incredible setting for her birthday party. After the main course we explored the beautiful grounds of the hotel as it overlooks old harry rocks and bournemouth seafront. This made the perfect backdrop for family photos.

Below are a small selection from the day.

I would also like to personally say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jo!

My professional portrait shoots start from as little as £95, and if you have your own event or celebration then this is ideal for you.

Family or friend from this day? click here to see more, http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/client-area/

If you like my style of my work then  I would love to hear from you!

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