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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

 

 

 

Wedding At The East Close Hotel, Mr & Mrs Turner

What a gorgeous sunny day for a wedding in the heart of the new forest, at the stunning East Close Hotel Hampshire. TodayIt’s the turn of Rob and Hannah to tie the knot!

I have known Hannah for some time, she is a former florist and that is how we originally met. You can imagine how chuffed I was when she asked me to photograph her special day.

The day started as normal, I was greeted with the sound of various bottles of fizz being opened and lots of laughter and girly giggles. I got under way with the bridal prep photos before the horse and carriage arrived to pickup the beautiful bride. At this point I left the ladies to do the finishing touches as I headed off to meet rob at the hotel/BAR ;).

He was a tad nervous but looking forward to marrying Hannah, who didn’t take long to arrive and the ceremony got under way.

After the ceremony we made use of the stunning country grounds for some lovely portraits of the happy couple, shortly followed by speeches and the first dance.

It was a truly lovely day seeing someone that I have know for sometime get married!

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

 

 

Wilkswood Farm Wedding Mr & Mrs Holland Get Married

A lovely local Dorset wedding,

I used to work with these two lovely people and remember the day they got together, So it was truly great when then asked me to photograph their wedding.

I headed over to meet the ladies to find the bubbly was flowing rather well and the tunes were cracked up, the morning shot past and I was soon on my way to the church, A rather windy and overcast day but at least it wasn’t raining :). I met with Travis and the other lads for a few photos outside before the ceremony. After the I do’s and the rings had been exchanged we heard of to a secret location full of beautiful blue bells for some bridge and groom portraits, whilst the guest made there way over to the venue, A short drive to Wilkswood Farm in a stunning VW camper van where we caught up with the guest and some well deserved drinks.

We spend the rest of the day under the huge and impressive marquee that family had put together, it was beautiful inside and and became a huge party tent at night with the great Steve and Mike Lowry playing the tunes,

I added a funtime Photo Booth to finish of the perfect wedding,

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

 

 

 

Backstage At Collectormainia 2015 With The Sporting Stars

Saturday 13 Junes I was invited to photograph some true sporting heros backstage at a signing session and meet and greet event for fans. over 60 tv, film and sporting stars attended!

I was mainly looking after and photographing Gazza but also worked closely with other great sporting names including, Sir Geoff Hurst, Ian Wright, Michael Vaughan and many more

It was a incredible day to be honest and yes ok I do have an awesome job, a highlight for me was meeting my dads sporting hero who signed a cricket bat for him, I also had lunch with some of the cast from game of thrones who I advised that “winter is coming”

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

 

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/

Fast bikes And Photoshoots With Joanne F Benz

Saturday was a just a perfect day, it started with a nice lye in shortly followed by scrambled eggs and bacon.

This set me up for day, I had and exciting photoshoot booked in for the afternoon. It was the return of the lovely Joanne and another exciting new motorbike. This time a smaller but stunning looking bike a KTM RC390.

I have photographed JOJO once before on her yamaha R6 which was also a lot of fun, so I was looking forward to this shoot a lot,

We were short on time but achieved a great set of images starting with some posy portraits before the fun riding and action shots.

My professional portrait shoots start at £95

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

 

 

Corporate Shoot With Corbins Florist

Sunday 8th February what a gorgeous day to be out in the new forest with the two lovely directors from Corbins florist.

The girls are having a complete re vamp from new shop layout to new website and this is where I came in for some new promotional shots,

I have know Sarah and Selina for a few years now and honestly they are just fab! 2 lovely smiley and very giggle girls who just make for the best photos,

We started in the shop early morning photographing the new layout and decor before heading into the New Forest.

It was just the perfect day for woodland photos which I have added a small gallery below for you all to see.

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

Corbins Florists site – http://www.corbinsflorist.co.uk/

James and Sarahs Stunning Country Wedding

Sunday 5th October 2014 was one of the biggest challenges as a photographer.  Two of my best friends were tying the knot.  You will have seen James a lot on my site as he is a close friend and also runs ‘Jimmy Bean’ which I have photographed frequently as his business grows.  The pressure was higher than normal for me as I a best man as well as the photographer.  I was taking multitasking to a new level!

The day started early with a rather excited bride (Sarah, also a very close friend) was jumping on my bed as if it it was christmas day yelling “I’m getting married today!”  So, with a fresh coffee, the day began with bridal prep, hair and makeup and of course CHAMPAGNE.  I know how long it normally takes one girl to get ready, but when there are several together combined add the word ‘wedding’, it seems like a lifetime!

After Sarah had put her dress on with the finishing touches complete, might I say she looked beautiful, I departed to meet my good friend James.  I was greeted with yet more champagne and a very settled groom.  We added the finishing touches to our outfits together with some truly stunning button holes that James’ mother had created  (Diane you truly did a wonderful job so well done!)   I then shot the last few groom photos before we departed to the church for the main event.

A beautiful ceremony, and a very happy Mr and Mrs Freeman left the church.  We celebrated with a wonderful confetti throw and made our way to ‘The Clock Barn’.  From here we carried on the celebrations of a beautiful day and I’m so proud of not only being the photographer but also to be invited as a guest.

I’ll finish from here and let you see the rest of fun and celebrations in photos!

My beautiful realxed weddings start from as a little as £750 with lots of extras to add on.

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

Matt.

 

Ollie And Kerry’s Beautiful Woodland Wedding

Another stunning wedding in the beautiful New Forest, and my first wedding at Rhinefield House Hotel.  This is a truly stunning wedding venue set in the heart of the New Forest.

Ollie and Kerry approached me after seeing some of my other wedding work on social media sites, so we got together and talked about their special day.  I was so happy they booked after discussing what they had planned, it was going to be extra special!

The big day came around quickly and a beautiful October day greeted us for the wedding.  I met Ollie in the bar, he promised me it was his first of the day :). Ollie looked awesome in a top hat, victorian style suit, cane and monocle.  We did the usual groom and best men shots, as well as a few others, before the ceremony commenced.

After another beautiful ceremony in the Great Hall, we celebrated outside with confetti, drinks and some orchestral music.  I took Ollie and Kerry off for a short period to get some lovely new “couple time”, and to capture some beautiful portraits together.  The grounds of Rhinefield House are just WOW,  making the perfect location for wedding photography.

The afternoon passed quickly and before we knew it the evening entertainment arrived which was incredible.  A strong man, who got the guests in the mood before the first dance and party.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Dubois!

My beautiful relaxed weddings start from as a little as £750 with lots of extras to add on.

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

Corporate Shoot With JoJo

Joanna rides motorbikes for a living (lucky her!!)  She approached me and asked if I could photograph her and her beautiful Yamaha R6 (stunning).  We opted for a late night shoot on a Sunday evening in Dorset.   Jo arrived and we discussed the images she wanted to capture and then we began. She was a little nervous at first but after 5-10 minutes she relaxed and was like a natural.   We did a few still portraits and some shots of the bike on its own before the fun started. Assisted by my good friend Alan, we went out to photograph Jo while she was riding her bike.  The time flew by and it was over before we knew – they do say time flies when you’re having fun!

We captured some awesome photos of Jo and her bike (below is a selection from the shoot).  I honestly cannot wait until our next shoot and to see her new bike!

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