Matthew Embury Wedding Photography

Frequently Asked Questions:


How would you describe your style of wedding photography?

I love blending traditional photography with a contemporary twist. I love photographing those wonderful candid moments and capturing the spirit of this joyful and emotion packed day. Being a wedding photographer is about being spontaneous and above all enjoyable!


Will we get to meet you before hand?
Yes I will come to you to have a no obligation meeting at a venue of your choice. I can come too your house if you like, to show my portfolio, have a cup of tea, chat and get to know each other. Just to make sure you feel comfortable about having me with you on one of the most important days of your life.

When do we pay you?
A 50% deposit will be required anytime after our first no obligation meeting, just to confirm me as your wedding photographer for your day. The final 50% would be required 2 weeks before your big day

How long do you spend with us on the day?
For £650 I photograph pre-wedding preparations including getting ready shots right through until you sit down for your meal and cutting of the cake. For an extra £200 (£850 total) I will photograph the speeches and right through the evening up to and including the first dance.

Do you visit the venue beforehand?
Yes. We'll meet about a month before the wedding at the ceremony venue and where the reception is being held. We'll go over the finer details including timings and names of key people in the wedding party. It gives me a chance to catch up with your final arrangements and check out the venue. This pre-wedding consultation is all part of our service. I will also then visit the venues the day before your wedding day just to be sure of timings and venues. I usually see the odd nervous groom preparing the church and reception venues at this time. I never leave anything to chance.

Can we have some photographs in black & white?
Yes, I shoot on digital cameras. As I edit, if I come across an image that I think would benefit from being converted to black and white, I will. You will of course get that original image in color but also in black and white. Any pictures that I have not provided in black and white but you think would look good in black and white will be converted at no extra cost.

Do you retouch the pictures?
I look at all the pictures I take during the wedding and if I feel the image can be improved by a little brightening and general 'cleaning-up' then I will do that. All images chosen for print orders are checked again and digitally enhanced.

What do we get after the day?
I provide x2 copyright free disks of all your images reworked and saved at the highest quality so you can reprint your own images. You will also receive x2 more disks with slideshow movies set to music. I find them a novel and fun way for everyone to view the images sitting around the screen with a bottle of bubbly enjoying the memories of your day. After you’ve seen your images you can choose your favorite image from your day and I will provide you with a hand framed picture to hang on your wall.

Is there a way our friends and family see our photographs?
Yes. On my website is a password protected page where your wedding pictures shall be uploaded for anyone you send your unique password to see. People will then be able to order prints directly through me.