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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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

Gareth Bale Icons Memorabilia & Matt Hardy Photography

So it was time to jet off again,

This time to sunny Madrid for my first visit to the city. I was teaming with Icons.com who as you know work with best footballers in the world. It would be my first time photographing Gareth Bale but the fellas from icons assured me it would be a good one.

We landed into Madrid at 10pm and headed straight to the hotel knowing tomorrow was going to be a busy day. A nice lye in and breakfast before go time and for the soon arrival of Gareth.

Gareth arrived and we got underway after a few handshakes and talk about what hes been up to. I can certainly say Gareth is proud to be Welsh and also has a huge love of golf!

With the work done it was time to get a photo with the man himself before he shortly departed.

Gareth Bale & Matt Hardy

Gareth Bale & Matt Hardy

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

Below are a selection om images from the meeting and the products I have photographed for Icons.com

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

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

Wayne Rooney And Matt Hardy Photography

A1 Sporting Memorabilia conducted yet another private signing session with the Manchester United & England legend Wayne Rooney.

Matt Hardy & Wayne Rooney

Matt Hardy & Wayne Rooney

We met with Wayne Rooney to conduct the exclusive signing session on 30/3/2016 in Manchester.

A stunning new range of Wayne Rooney signed items now available to buy direct from A1 Sporting Memorabilia.

I work very closely with A1 Sporting Memorabilia and attend all their private signing sessions to photograph the sporting celebrities they work with.

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.

More info please email: contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

 

 

Nissan GTR & Matt Hardy Photography

Another Sunday and another stunning supercar to photograph.

This time it was an incredible 600bhp Nissan Gtr.

We took to the Beautiful country roads of Dorset for the shoot and what a shoot it was. The car is in incredible so well developed and tuned, I defiantly had alot of fun photographing it. I cannot wait to see what my next car to photograph is

Below are a small selection of images from the shoot.

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

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

Italian Villa, Compton Acres, Chris And Katie Pre Wedding Shoot

Yesterday I met up with Chris and Katie who are set to get married at the gorgeous Italian villa in early 2016.

This was my first time at this location and I was blown away by the gorgeous grounds!

Honestly? Yes. I am excited to shoot my first wedding here and I know Chris and Katie very well. It is going to be a truly awesome wedding.

We explored the villa and beautiful gardens, making the most of the pre wedding shoot photos before setting off to where Chris popped the question at the local beach near their home.

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

 

Wedding At Merley House Jame’s & Kirsty Get Married

Saturday 11th July and another gorgeous day for a wedding in Dorset. This time a new Venue for me Merley House.

I met James the groom at the venue to start shooting before Kirsty the bride arrived. calm and cool he was and looking forward to marry the love his life.

Kirsty arrived and it was go time, a very warm summer room made for a beautiful and brief ceremony. We headed straight outside for the group shots and to cool down.

A cooler mid afternoon it was speeches time and food shortly followed by the evening guest arrival and the first dance.

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

 

 

 

Junes 80th Birthday Party

June was 80 this week, I was shocked to hear that she has never really has a birthday party as such!

But her loving family had organised a special one for the big 80th at a family home and invited me to take some loving family photos!

My professional portrait shoots start at £95

For more information please contact me here – Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

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

Jimmy Greaves 75th Birthday In Stevenage

I was invited by A1 Sporting Speakers  sister company of A1 Sporting Memorabilia to photography the footballing legend Jimmy Greaves 75th birthday party in stevenage.

I have worked with Jimmy on a few occasions now, he his an incredible humble and very funny man! I was thrilled to have had to opportunity to photograph his birthday. We met in Stevenage along with some other big names in the footballing industry including Ron Harris, Steve Perryman, Alan Gilzean and Ossie Ardiles.

The night started by a meet and great to the players and the chance to have your photo taken with them. This is where I came in, over 100 people turned up for this and the time flew past, It was not long before they all sat down for a 3 course meal followed by a Q&A session and then a talk from Jimmy,

It was an incredible night to photograph and Jimmy was on top form!

Here is a small selection of photos from the night,

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

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

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