A Day Out In Dorset With Explore Dorset

Ahh the festive break has arrived, Its  time to put the feet up and crack out the wine and festive treats! 

Nope not for me, I made use of having a few extra days by heading to one of my favorite Dorset locations the famous Durdle Door.

I joined up with Ben & Joanna from Explore Dorset which is a very popular Instagram page. We were also joined by Lewis who was visiting from America, but grew up in the UK. All set and ready to go we headed off  and ventured down to the door.

A 90 second exposure using a Lee filter Big stopper and Hard Grad 0.9 Shot on my Canon 5ds

This is by far one of my favorite places to shoot in Dorset, I really do not think there is anywhere else in the wold with a view like this. I have photographed it many times and always enjoy capturing different images from here.

It is also one of the most physical landscapes to shoot, lots of walking up and down hills for different composition and images. However the view from the top of Bats head simply breathtaking looking back on the Jurassic coast.

The steep climb to the top of bats head is certainly worth it for the view of the Jurassic Coastline.

 

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Lionel Messi – Icons.com – Matt Hardy Photography

So it would be another hatrick for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi,

Yes he has 5 ballon d’ors, 3 golden boots and tons of other decorated accolades. However it was also to be another career highlight for him, Yep that’s correct its my 3rd time that I have photographed the international superstar.

Sporting a beard and new Haircut it was fantastic to see Leo again just before his festive break.

Icons have a longstanding partnership with Lionel Messi and are the only direct and trusted source to purchase his products from.

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

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £300 and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you.

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Below are some images from the meeting with Lionel Messi & Icons.com

Supermoon Rise In Bournemouth 2016

So last night I witnessed one of the most spectacular moon rises in my photographic career to date,

I ventured out to a spot in Bournemouth using a phone app to align and find the best position. I met up with my good friend at Kevin who is a dedicated moon and astro photographer, he was leading a small class of photographers and giving them tuition on how to get the best possible super moon image.

So we waited, all set and ready to go I was not going to miss this fantastic opportunity and went for a 2 camera set up.

To my luck as it rose as a fisherman came into shot and made for the perfect foreground. I knew as soon as I pressed the shutter I was on to a winning shot. I was filled with excitement and couldnt wait to see this image on the big screen.

It was done, the moon ventured into the clouds and I packed up and headed home. I couldn’t wait to edit and upload this for the world to see.

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Pleased to say this image went viral and was shared all over the world. my social media platforms went crazy and I was pleased to see all the positive comments and feedback.

It was also share on THE LAD BIBLE which has over 17 million fans of the page… yeh chuffed with that!

Here is another image showing Bournemouth Pier as the moon rose.

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Bournemouth Wedding – Daniel & Gina Get Married

This year has flown by for me and it has also been my busiest to date,

Another gorgeous wedding awaited and it was the turn of Daniel and Gina who were getting married at St Andrews Church in Kinson.

The weather was playing up but that did not stop us we had job to do. Rachel was off to meet the ladies and I headed to meet the men before the ceremony.

It would be my first wedding at St Andrews Church and I was excited to see how the renovations had progressed. After the prep shots and a few beers had been finished we all meet back up for the ceremony. a

The weather was still miserable however we pressed on and the most of the refurbished church which looked stunning. It had some of the best lighting I have seen in a church so we opted for family and group shots inside whilst it continued to poor it down.

We then headed over to Cobham sports club where a family friend had made the most stunning wedding reception for Gina & Daniel. Speeches, food and the celebrations continued I was determined to get outside for some lovely portraits.

The rain had finally stopped and we made the most of it. We all headed outside to the local wooded area for some portraits. It was so good to get them outside and let them have a little time as the new Mr & Mrs Scales.

Before long it was time to head back in for the first dance and a great way to end another stunning wedding.

Thank you to Rachel for 2nd shooting with me on the day, top job as always.

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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Birkett & Co . Ltd Accountants & Tax Advisors – Corporate Photoshoot

Birkett & Co LTD Accountants were in need of some new staff images and branding images for there website and a general portfolio update.

I met with the team in the Broadstone office and discussed their needs and images that they wanted me to  capture.

Here are a selection of images from the shoot,

There new website will be available soon and you can visit it here,

Birkett & Co

My professional corporate shoots start from as little as £300, and if you have your own business then this is ideal for you to showcase your products in a professional way.

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

Pele – A1 Sporting Memorabilia & Matt Hardy Photography

So today I got to work with a legend. Not only an icon in the sporting world but also someone who is adored by millions. It was a true honor to be in the presence of Pele for a few hours in London whilst he visited the UK.

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Pele Alongside Matt Hardy Photography In London

Below is a video from our working partnership with myself, Pele & A1 Sporting Memorabilia, 

#WWIM14 @LONDON FOOD SHOOT

Saturday 17th os September was WWIM14 (World Wide Instameet #14) Set by Instagram and it was a food theme for this meet. I was invited along with 50 other foodie instagrammers to experience some of Londons best places to eat and also celebrate the wonderful diversity of London’s food.

Starting at the Mondorian hotel for breakfast, where we were given £10 and a bag which we had to fill with fresh produce from th incredible Borough Marketas part of #MarketToMichelin. This would then be given to the team at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

It was then over the to stunning Fortnum & Mason for champagne afternoon tea. who kindly donated £10 vouchers to all everyone. We used the money to buy gifts for the volunteers of @ShelterCharity .

After stuffing our faces in their amazing cakes we ventured to Camden Market for @KerbFood in Camden for #MarketToMichelin! I was in heaven street food is my thing and camden lock is just Incredible.

From Camden it was over to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Here we got everyone back together and gave all the produce purchased to the chefs. We have donated all of this to @CentralStreetCookerySchool who do incredible work teaching vulnerable people how to cook.

Huge thank you to everyone who organised yesterday for us. What a day it was.

Special Thanks to DaveRon Matt and Danny.

If your are like me on Instagram and love food please follow @london @VelocityApp @MondrianLDN @BoroughMarket @Fortnums @KerbFood @WimbledonBrewery @JamiesFifteen @DannyMcCubbin, friends @ShelterCharity @DoSomethingForNothing @CentralStreetCookerySchool @ClerkenwellBoyEC1

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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/

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!

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Bournemouth Air Show 2016

This year I covered the Bournemouth Air Show 2016 as part of the media team,

Here are a taster selection off images so far whilst the rest are being processed and edited.

They will soon be available for purchase as either print or canvas.

If you are interested please drop me an email at –  Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

To see more from the Bournemouth Air Festival please click the link below,

Bournemouth Air Show Full Gallery

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)

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!

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