Matthew Johnston Photography

Hampshire
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Reviews: 5
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Price from: £450

Hi, I’m Matt a Photographer based in Hampshire but enjoy travelling around the South taking clients photos. I have been fascinated by art and photography for as long as I can remember. I studied Media at University, and photography was one area that I naturally had a flair for and so my fascination with photography grew.

My photography has enabled me to travel and see amazing places whilst working as a photographer on cruise ships and also on placement in Australia. The reason I love my job is that I get to go to great places and meet amazing and interesting people. Everyone has a different story to tell and I tell mine through a picture.

I have worked on the commercial side of the industry as a full-time photographer for ASOS (worldwide online retailer) and worked in studios of varying sizes taking individuals/ family and children portrait style images.

Throughout my years as a photographer, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the industry and new skills from other fellow photographers. I would never mock anyone else's work as everyone's style is different and unique. However, I strongly believe in a more natural documentary style photographing which tells a story and captures the uniqueness in each individual and each moment.

So this is me and this is how I work - please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have - no hard sell I promise.

5 Reviews
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Jay P Stewart

July 14, 2020

Very good day in the middle of a few sad days. From our day being cancelled to giving Matt 6 days notice of our wedding day. He was a true professional. The day was rushed due to a parent being very unwell. Matt captured exactly what we wanted and spoke to our family with such kindness. He then rushed through some images so it gave us something to enjoy". Please book him you won't be disappointed.

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Lewis Coombes

March 15, 2020

Matt was friendly and encouraging, putting us all at ease during /the photoshoot. Particularly impressed with how he communicated and interacted with our young children. Really happy with the end product. Would definitely recommend.

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Marcia Moloney

Jan. 10, 2020

We used Matt and Karen for our Wedding photography. They were approachable, friendly, fun and professional. They listened to our ideas about what we wanted and on the day created some amazing photos, which exceeded our wishes. I highly recommend Matt and Karen.

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Katie Taylor

Jan. 6, 2020

I’m so glad I chose Matt to capture my wedding. He was professional from start to finish and me and my husband are thrilled with our beautiful photos from our special day :) highly recommend

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Amber-lea Mackins

Jan. 3, 2020

Matt is super talented! We took our 2 girls for a shoot and we loved every single picture. The girls were a little shy at first and Matt being so friendly, it didn’t take them long to feel relaxed and posing away. Couldn’t recommend more xx

Services From Matthew Johnston Photography

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Express Wedding Package

Express Wedding Package due to the current COVID situation weddings has now been greatly reduced in numbers. This doesn't mean that you can't have amazing photos of you and your hearest and dearest on your big day. Now you can have a far more intimate session with your photographer and a small number of guests meaning you can focus solely on getting those photos that you can be proud to share with friends and family who wouldn't make the big day.
From: £250 per event
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Corporate Private Function

With the amount of time and cost involved in organising and running an event, you want it to be shown off at its best through any corporate event photography undertaken. I'll chat through the details and running order prior to the event to make sure the important aspects are captured. Even with the best of planning circumstances can often change so I like to adopt a flexible approach while covering your corporate event to ensure nothing is missed! Although I'm Hampshire based I cover events - be it seminars, conferences, award ceremonies, trade shows, team building or corporate parties - throughout the UK.
From: £375 per event
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Half Day Wedding Photography Package

I'm a documentary-style photographer, so I capture your day as it unfolds and candid style. All-natural smiles and giggles. I can do posed 'couple' photo-shoots included in your package depending on your time and the itinerary for the day. Again natural is mostly how I work but if you see any photo styles that you like I can recreate those for you. This package includes: - Me, snapping away for up to 5 hours on your big day. - All the photos I take on the day will be yours to download digitally in high-resolution, both in full colour and in black and white. - I do not charge for edits separately this is all included. - Personalised USB & wooden gift box. - I do have an online shop so if you would like photos printed on canvas you can, but no obligation to use my shop. Please message me with any questions however big or small.
From: £550 per event
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Full Day Wedding Photography Package

I'm a documentary-style photographer, so I capture your day as it unfolds candid style. All-natural smiles and giggles. I can do posed 'couple' photo-shoots if requested, again natural is mostly how I work but if you see any photo styles that you like I can recreate those for you. This package includes: - A relaxed and experienced wedding photographer. - Me, snapping away for up to 9 hours on your big day. - All the photos I take on the day will be yours to download digitally in high-res both in full colour and in black and white. - I do not charge for edits separately this is all included. - Personalised USB & wooden gift box including fully edited wedding photos. - I do have an online shop so if you would like to purchase canvases, physical prints etc but no obligation to use my shop. Please message me with any questions, big or small.
From: £950 per event
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Complete Wedding Photography Package

This package includes; - 2 photographers snapping away for up to 12 hours including bridal preparations until late into the evening - High-resolution images as a digital download, in both colour & black and white - Personalised USB and wooden gift box including fully edited wedding photos - 3 hours Photo Booth or simply candid photos of your guests enjoying themselves at the reception I'm a fully documentary-style photographer, so I capture your day as it unfolds and candid style. All-natural smiles and giggles. I can also do posed 'couple' photoshoots included in your package depending on your time and the itinerary for the day, again natural is mostly how I work but if you see any photo styles that you like I can recreate those for you. You may purchase physical prints, canvases and personalised gifts all from my online shop. I'm based in Southampton, Hampshire and willing to travel up to 100 miles. Any questions please feel free to ask.
From: £1250 per event
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Classic Photography Package

I'm a documentary-style photographer, so I capture your day as it unfolds and candid style. All-natural smiles and giggles. I can do posed 'couple' photo-shoots included in your package depending on your time and the itinerary for the day. Again natural is mostly how I work but if you see any photo styles that you like I can recreate those for you. This package includes: - Me, snapping away for up to 3 hours on your big day. - All the photos I take on the day will be yours to download digitally in high-resolution both in full colour and in black and white. - I do not charge for edits separately this is all included. - Personalised USB & wooden gift box. - I do have an online shop so if you would like photos printed on canvas you can but no obligation to use my shop. Please message me with any questions however big or small.
From: £400 per event
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Event/Reception Photo Stand

A mobile photo studio will be set up and I will man this studio throughout the event capturing guests poses. All images will be available to download instantly to share with friends and family and on social media. This is a more environmentally friendly option to the huge photo booth styles where endless photos are printed and let behind at the end of the event. By using my set up the photos are stored and saved and can be print or used in a variety of ways that you see fit after the actual event. Themes/ props/ fancy dress etc can be provided depending on your requirements.
From: £200 per event
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Celebration Event - Anniversary / Birthdays & Special Occasions

As a specialist event photographer, party photography is available to capture those special events and occasions, whether a toddlers first birthday, children’s birthday party, 18th, 21st or 60th birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, engagement parties and any special life event celebration can all be captured. Through reportage and documentary photography, the true essence of the event, the atmosphere and all the fun will be truthfully photographed. Real personalities and action. In addition to the lifestyle coverage of the special occasion, organised group photographs can be taken as informal groups during the event or formal utilising a specific area. Your images will be available to view and download online or via a password protected gallery if you would like to share with guests. Physical prints, canvases and personalised gifts can all be purchased through my online shop. All the details are up to you as I am very flexible to adapt to any structure or setting.
From: £150 per event
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Asian Wedding Full Package

Wedding Photography for both sides of the family 2 x Pre-wedding shoot with every package 14 Hours Coverage from Morning Preparation to Pani Varna Wedding album with every package All Hi-Res images that can be downloaded included All images presented in gift presentation box on USB Use of 2 Canon 5d MK ii/iii photographic cameras with a complete range of lenses. All expenses included for travelling from Southampton within 80 miles & back. All-inclusive package price
From: £2995 per event
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FAQs

  • What services do you offer?

    Wedding Photography

  • What does the wedding package include?

    Depending on package: 3/ 5/ 9 or 12 hours High resolution images in colour, black and white Personalised USB in wooden gift box Photo Booth

  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

    No

  • What style of photos do you take?

    Candid/ natural/ smiles/

  • What kind of technology do you use?

    Cannon digital camera

  • Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

    Dropbox Smugmug

  • What's the delivery time for photographic report?

    Sneak preview the following day or so 2 weeks for full edits

  • Do you send all the photos taken?

    Yes

  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

    Work alone unless having the 'Complete' package were I use an assistant photographer

  • In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

    Yes if I can

  • Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

    Yes unless otherwise agreed

Set List/Services

18 Must-Have Photos on Your Wedding Day:
1. Getting ready
2. Personality pic (Sometimes wedding photos can seem very formal, make sure your personality shines through as well! Don’t miss an opportunity to be silly and to have photos taken that actually capture the rollercoaster of emotions a wedding day consists of. Seriously, look how happy these two look!)
3. Bouquet
4. Invitation suite
5. Generational photo (If you are lucky enough to have parents and grandparents celebrate your special day with you, do not miss the opportunity for a generational photo. We love this up close photo showing off three generations of happily married ladies!)
6. Shoes
7. Individual bridal party shots
8. The reception space (empty) While of course, you are excited to have your reception space filled with your favorite people, make sure you have some shots of it empty so you can truly appreciate and remember the details!
9. Cake
10. Centerpieces
11. The Rings
12. Confetti or other fun exits
13. Groom portrait
14. The Veil
15. The little ones
16. Favors or welcome bags
17. Bride and Groom gifts and letters (If you plan to gift your other half the morning of the wedding, wait until your photographer arrives! There is such an amazing photo op for your photographer as you read the sweet letter or open the sentimental gift!)
18. Hair and makeup shots