I have been lucky enough to photograph at many beautiful venues across Essex and beyond, one of my favourite wedding venues is without a doubt the iconic Leez Priory from County House Weddings. I am lucky enough to shoot around 5-10 weddings here every year and they never disappoint. Leez has an air of authority about it. From the moment you drive up and peer through the wrought iron gates your heart starts to beat a little faster, it’s manicured lawns and blooming flower beds all set under Leez looming towers certainly is a sight to behold. From inside the priory itself, look out through the huge wooden coach house doors to a grassed courtyard that has played host to so many outdoor weddings, sounds of love and laughter echo around the walled gardens giving its lucky guests the perfect setting to celebrate the union of their loved ones….what’s not to like??
Leez suits my unique style of wedding photography perfectly and feel I am in my element here, I am always trying to find new creative ideas to give my couples that something different, to give them the epic images they deserve.
I love working with my couples to create truly breathtaking imagery, I get booked on the strength of my atmospheric portraits and natural reportage coverage, it is the perfect mix…but don’t take it from me, here are three testimonials from previous couples to shed some light on my work at this stunning venue.
Ross & Clare Williams
Matt was definitely the right person to capture our day, as soon as we met him for our pre-wedding consultation we felt comfortable and relaxed. He went through everything in detail and really made us feel at ease. He understood what images we wanted captured of our day and he by far exceeded our expectations.
Clare – “For our bridal prep Matt was totally part of the party not only did he get fabulous shots he also got involved and was a massive help in the morning. He was brilliant with our niece too who was only one at the time, he was extremely patient. My bridesmaids and I loved having him there”
Ross – “When myself and groomsmen arrived Matt was there to welcome us, capturing every moment and helped shake the last minute nerves with his easy nature”
Our guests loved Matt, we had so many compliments on how easy going he was and so brilliant at capturing all the natural shots of our guests enjoying our special day without being invasive. It felt like he was one of our guests not just our photographer.
The whole day was amazing and captured beautifully. We couldn’t recommended Matt enough.
We received a couple of pictures the next day and was totally blown away with them and when we received our wedding album we were overwhelmed, it was perfect!
Vicki & Chris Maclean
Chris “I got a very chilled relaxed vibe from Matt which really helped to put me me at ease. He was really friendly and easy to talk to when asking for certain photos to be taken, his relaxed nature totally helped with my pre-wedding nerves”.
Kirsty & Lewis O’Brien
Matt was a very welcoming individual, we met and spoke about why we liked Matt’s style of photography and he talked us through how together we could achieve this. Matt was never pushy regarding booking him and made us feel at ease with the whole the process. It felt like we had known Matt for ages and that personal approach was what made us decide to book him.
Matt was absolutley fantastic on the day, he really listened to our requests. He blended in and felt like he was one of the guests. He always ensured as a couple we where comfortable and understood our need to spend time with our guests. Matt took some amazing photos of the kids and the candid shots of everyone are our favourites. The sunset photography Matt suggested has produced some fantastic shots and we are very greatful for his skills.
Matt was great, due to timings and a number of other factors we had limited time to get ready. Matt took the pictures requested with out any hassle while helping entertain our two year old. He achieved some stunning pictures of the bridal party getting ready without causing any disturbance, it almost felt like he wasn’t in the room.
Matt is great with the kids and getting everyone into group shots quickly as it was so hot on the day. All of our guests commented on how friendly and easy going Matt was and enjoyed having photos taken by him. A lot of guests also commented on how many great candid shots were taken.
We would highly recommend Matt to anyone. We couldnt have asked for a better photographer. Matt was so easygoing and it was a pleasure to have him as part of our special day. He even stayed later to get some sunset shots – which we LOVE!
We couldn’t be any happier with the finished pictures, being able to access them via a link and share this with our friends and family was a great option, Matt didn’t charge any extra for this service and our friends and family could download any images they wished at no extra cost.