WELCOME TO MY BLOG.

Welcome to my blog—your ultimate hub for expert wedding photography insights, heartwarming stories, exclusive offers, and practical advice tailored just for you. With over 12 years as a professional wedding photographer and a background in exceptional customer service spanning 25 years, I’m here to make your journey to the altar as memorable and stress-free as possible.


Whether you’re tying the knot in the bustling heart of Birmingham, amidst the charming landscapes of Shropshire, or anywhere across Wolverhampton, I’ve got the local knowledge, artistic expertise, and a friendly, conversational approach to help you capture your day, your way. Dive into my posts where I share everything from the latest photography tips to real-life stories from weddings that might just inspire your own.


Let’s make your dream day a vivid memory to cherish forever through stunning imagery. Browse, enjoy, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you find yourself dreaming about your own picture-perfect wedding day!


Event

Your Ultimate Guide to Event Photography: The Lowdown on Costs, Roles, and Finding the Best Talent Near You

Event

Capturing the Magic of People Solutions' Annual Awards Ceremony at Park Regis, Birmingham

Tips and advice

What is Documentary Wedding Photography and Why You Need It

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Tips and advice

The Real Cost of Wedding Photography: Investing in Your Memories

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Tips and advice

How Long Do Wedding Photos Take? Quick Delivery with Birmingham's Top Wedding Photographer

How Many Photos Should You Expect from Your Wedding Photographer?

Weddings

Lesley and Paul's Intimate Wedding: A Captivating Love Story at The Barns in Cannock

same sex wedding in the west midlands. picture of beautiful brides and bridesmaids
Tips and advice

Celebrating Love: A Birmingham and Wolverhampton Wedding Photographer's Guide to Gay and Same Sex Weddings in Shropshire

luxury wedding albums stacked on top of each other showing the quality and elegance of what is on offer from Matt
Tips and advice

You Won't Believe What These Wedding Photography Packages Include!

A couple having fun, with the groom pushing cake into his brides mouth at a wolverhampton wedding
Tips and advice

What is Documentary Wedding Photography?

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Tips and advice

Why Matthew Smart Photography is the Best Value for Wedding Photography

Pictures of gold rings taken by your ideal Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Shropshire wedding photographer.
Tips and advice

Understanding the True Cost of Wedding Photography

Tips and advice

Tips to make family photos fast and easy for everyone

Weddings

A Breezy, Sunlit Wedding: Celebrating Emma & Matt at Hadley Park House Hotel

Tips and advice

Top 10 Wedding Photography Locations Near Wolverhampton and Birmingham

Tips and advice

14 questions you need to ask before booking your wedding venue

Weddings

A Fairytale with a Twist: Mike & Monika Tie the Knot

a couple on their engagement session smiling and laughing at Himley Hall where the session was hosted

Why Pre-Wedding Photos are Essential for Your Wedding Album: What Are Pre-Wedding Photos?

Tips and advice

Why Albums and Prints Are Valuable and Important for Your Wedding Memories

Tips and advice

Why a 4-Hour Wedding Photography Package Might Be the Best Decision You Make!

Family and friends enjoying a celebration cigar at weddinig reception.Why 10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage Is Invaluable
Weddings · Tips and advice

Why 10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage Is so important

Tips and advice

How many hours should your wedding photographer be with you?

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Tips and advice

Why you need to get your wedding photos printed professionally

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How to securely store your wedding images

You've stumbled upon a wedding photographer extraordinaire – yep, that's me, the man behind the lens, based right here in the heart of the Black Country, but hold on to your hats, 'cause my lens doesn't just focus on Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton folk tying the knot; oh no, we're talking the entire West Midlands, baby, with a sprinkle of Shropshire, a dash of Staffordshire, and just a stone's throw from the buzzing cityscape of Birmingham. And hey, if you're feeling adventurous, we can even venture into the lush greenery of Worcestershire and the charming vibes of Warwickshire.


Now, picture this: nestled on the doorstep of Staffordshire, we've got ourselves a wedding wonderland, with venues popping up left, right, and center – from the rustic charm of The Barns to the elegant allure of The Ashes Barns and Country House, Weston Hall, and everything in between.


But let's not forget about Wolverhampton itself – oh no, this city's got its own gems waiting to be discovered. Whether you're saying "I do" at the picturesque The Mount Hotel or the Bridal Barn, there's something for every couple. And let's not overlook the likes of Pendrell Hall Exclusive Country House Wedding Venue and Park Hall Hotel & Spa – trust me, the options are endless.


Now, let's talk style – I'm all about that documentary vibe, capturing those real, raw moments without making you strike a pose. You go ahead and enjoy your big day, and I'll be there, ninja-style, snapping away without you even noticing. Yep, consider me the stealth photographer of your dreams – blending in like a chameleon, but with a camera instead of camouflage.


And hey, if you fancy venturing a bit further out, we've got some stellar venues on the radar – think Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel, Shustoke Farm Barns - Cripps & Co, and Fazeley Studios. So whether you're a Wolverhampton local, a Brummie Bride to be or a couple on the hunt for the perfect wedding photographer near you, I'm your guy. Give me a holler, and let's make some magic happen!