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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Pre-Wedding Shoot With Rob And Kara – Corfe Castle

I had a lovely pre wedding shoot & consultation with Rob and Kara. So much fun and lots of laughs in the stunning Dorset countryside, even the local farm animals wanted to get involved!
Not long till the big day now guys its going to be a good one.

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.

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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.

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