Photographing Luis Suarez At Barcelona’s Training Ground

Luis Suarez In Barcelona,

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Having met with Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta on Friday and Sunday respectively, myself  and the Icons tea, rounded off a fantastic weekend of signings by spending Monday morning with fellow FC Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez at the club’s training ground, La Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

We arrived shortly before the players’ first session of the day and were greeted by flashing cameras as eager fans tried to snap a photo of their heroes going to work.

Setting ourselves up in a private room within the impressive facilities, Icons eagerly awaited an in-formLuis, who arrived ten minutes later, wearing Barca’s blue and yellow training kit and a cheeky smile on his face.

We only had around 30 minutes and the FCB superstar had a busy day of training ahead so we got down to business.

What a way to round up an incredible few days in Barcelona.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

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

 

Andres Iniesta Icons.com And Matt Hardy Photography

Andres Iniesta The weekend gets better!

24 hours after watching Barcelona win 4-0 at Camp nou we met with Andres Inesta.

This is was my first time meeting him and all tho my Spanish isnt great the shoot went great!

Partnering up alongside Icons again photographing more signed sporting products from Andres that are now available on their website.

After the signing we tucked into some lovely Spanish tapas and a few well earned drinks.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

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

 

Barcelona V Real Sociedad

Barcelona continued,

Well what a weekend so far!

After working with Lionel Messi the previous day, he handed us tickets to watch the next Barcelona game.

This would be my first ever game at Camp Nou and yes I was a tad excited.

We met with Messi’s brother, who greeted us at the entrance to the stadium. Arriving at our pitch-side seats, we definitely had one of the best views in the stadium!

The game was immense and nothing like I have ever seen before. The talent and class of Spanish football is on another level.

Below are a small selection of images that I took for myself and Icons Memorabilia.

And here is a link to their site where you can purchase signed memorabilia.

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Lionel Messi – Working With A World Superstar

Lionel Messi, Its happened again!

Icons Memorabilia invited me out for a weekend in Barcelona to work alongside them and also some of the biggest sporting names in football.

What a way to start; with none other than Lionel Messi. This was my second time working with him and I was pleased to say that, yes, he did remember me. Greeted with a friendly smile, we got underway signing various sporting items.

People ask me what I do whilst this happens, well My role is to photograph the sporting star signing the products for authenticity purposes. This is so that when it is sold on their website customers can see they are buying genuine hand signed items and not fakes.

Icons have a longstanding partnership with Lionel Messi and are the people to purchase his products from.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

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

 

Christchurch Harbour Hotel Food And Beverage Photo Shoot

Foodshoot at the Christchurch Harbour hotel,

I was Invited down to the stunning Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa to photograph some of their latest creations. Working alongside the head chef Alex for the day.

Below are a selection of images from the shoot hungry now?

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

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

Savage And Bean

You know its going to be a good one when the main focus of the shoot is food!

I was contacted by Adam &  James from savageandbean. who have now teamed up there unique business to create one super gourmet food offering, Jame’s coffee and refreshments  matched alongside Adams wood fired oven tasty delights. I met up with the lads at one of the many events they have been booked for, this one was at a cycling event where they were providing their awesome wood fired foods and incredible coffee, it was a cold so the conditions were perfect to tuck in to everything they had to offer.

Lots of images later I was stuffed from indulging in the entire menu, well I could let the food spoil now could I?

To see my images and what Adam and James have to offer please visit – savageandbean

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £200 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

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

Poole Guildhall Wedding James & Amy Get Married

James and Amy tie the knott in Poole’s stunning Guildhall.

A lovely day for a beautiful wedding. I was so pleased when James and Amy asked me to be a part of the big day. It made it even better when we sat together and watched the slideshow of images hearing the lovely feedback and praise remembering what a fantastic day we all had.

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Coates.

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? or do they ask you??)

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

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!

Drop me an email at –  Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Huge thank you to Lara for being a lovely and awesome assistant and 2nd photographer on the day!

 

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Halo Halloween 2015

More then pleased when I was asked to photograph the biggest Halloween party in Bournemouth at the biggest and best nightclub in the area HALO.

HALO is Bournemouth’s Double award winning nightclub – Best Bar None Overall Winners & Best Club Winners 2014 & 2015.

It was a sellout with hundreds attending, vip booths, incredible entertainment and the best DJ in town made for a night to remember in the church.

Below are a selection of images from the night and you can see more on the HALO website.

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

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

To see more from HALO and what events they have upcoming halobournemouth.com

A little More About Me

I always post my most recent work and exciting shoots that I have been on, so I thought I would share something about me

I’m always up for a challenge and after returning home from climbing Mont Blanc 44810 meters  (Europe’s highest mountain) my mum asked me ‘so whats next?’ to my reply ‘well I do fancy skydiving now’

So Christmas 2014 in the Hardy household what do I get? a tandem jump voucher in Salisbury from all the family. I was beyond excited to do this but I thought I would book this after a successful and busy wedding season.

Saturday 3rd October and it’s go time! Car and family packed and we were heading north. We arrived 2 hours later in slight foggy Wiltshire but by the time I was briefed and had completed my training it was beautiful blue skies!

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JUMP TIME, my name was called and this was it! My brilliant instructor Dave guided me over to our plane and we boarded. It would take about 15 minutes to get up to our jump altitude of 12,000ft. So dave was told me about his previous jumps and past times. What an incredible amount he has achieved and I was pleased to be jumping with him.

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A flashing green light indicated we were at the jump altitude. This is it! Honestly I couldn’t have been anymore ready for it! We made our way to the door and Trevor (my cameraman) was already waiting outside hanging on for us. 3, 2, 1 GO! Freefall well thats just incredible. We reached 126mph. 41 seconds later we opened our chute for the most incredible descent soaring through the high clouds to be greeted by a stunning Wiltshire landscape. It took less then 5 minutes to glide down.


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The landing was perfect and for once I had the biggest smile on my face!

I rushed to greet and thank my family before we headed to the pub for lunch.

Here are some photos from my experience and also a short video provided by the team at Netheravon skydive

If you fancy having a go at it then I would highly recommend Netheravon skydive Book Skydive Here

 

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Mark Swales 50th Birthday Party

Marks 50th birthday party photos,

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

Please just ask for the password

My professional shoots start from as little as £150, and if you have your own event or celebration then this is ideal for you.

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

Drop me an email at –  Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk