My name is Matt Parker and I am a professional wedding photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina.
I was born and raised in England. I have a passion for photography, and growing up on the Cornish coastline, it was impossible not to pursue my hobby in such a beautiful environment.
I studied for further training at college, followed by an honors degree in photojournalism and art photography at university.
Post university, I started my own business as a professional wedding photographer in England. I became a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, and the British Professional Photographers Association.
I moved to South Carolina in 2019 with my wife Chantal, and we are happy to call Charleston home. It is the perfect city to get married, offering so many beautiful locations and venues.
I approach wedding photography like photojournalism; Capturing the moments and memories as they happen as discreetly as possible. I like to use natural light whenever available and produce timeless images that you will cherish forever. I can shoot fine art, modern, traditional and any other style you request.
With over 8 years experience as a professional photographer, I am confident you have come to the right place. Through establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with clients, I am committed to providing an outstanding service and providing images I know you will love.
Thank you for stopping by
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WHAT TO EXPECT
ONCE BOOKED FOR A WEDDINGS I WILL TYPICALLY VISIT THE VENUE A WEEK BEFOREHAND IF IT IS NEW TO ME. THIS GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO FAMILIARIZE MYSELF WITH THE LAYOUT AND START SCOUTING LOCATIONS FOR GROUP SHOTS AND THE FORMAL COUPLE SHOTS.
I WILL ALWAYS TRY TO GET TO THE VENUE AN HOUR EARLIER THAN BOOKED, THIS GIVES ME TIME TO GET MY EQUIPMENT READY, CONFIRM THE SCHEDULE, ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND GO OVER ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES THAT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE.
SHOOTING TYPICALLY STARTS STRAIGHT AWAY WITH THE DETAILS AND THE BRIDE GETTING READY. THEN I WILL GO TO THE GROOMS LOCATION TO GET SOME SHOTS OF HIS PREPARATIONS AND HEAD TO THE VENUE JUST AHEAD OF HIM. THIS GIVES ME CHANCE TO PHOTOGRAPH GUESTS ARRIVING AND GET SOME FORMAL SHOTS OF THE GROOMSMEN.
DURING THE BRIDES ARRIVAL AND CEREMONY I SHOOT IT AS IT HAPPENS, I WILL ALWAYS TRY TO BE AS DISCREET AS POSSIBLE AND CAPTURE THE RAW EMOTIONS AND DAY AS IT UNFOLDS.
AT A CONVENIENT TIME POST CEREMONY I WILL TAKE THE BRIDE AND GROOM AWAY FROM IT ALL TO HAVE A 1 ON 1 PHOTOSHOOT, THIS IS TYPICALLY 15-30 MINS AND WE CAN GO AS FORMAL OR INFORMAL AS YOU LIKE, IT IS YOUR DAY.
AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT AND DURING THR RECEPTION IS MOSTLY GETTING THE DETAILS, THE DANCING, ANY FORMAL GROUP SHOTS YOU MAY WANT BUT FOR THE MOST PART SHOOTING IT AS IT HAPPENS FOR THE MOST NATURAL LOOK.
I START EDITING AND RETOUCHING THE IMAGES THE NEXT DAY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME THAT YOU RECEIVE THE PHOTOGRAPHS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO GO THROUGH THE PROOFS AND SELECT THE IMAGES YOU WOULD LIKE OR I CAN USE MY BEST JUDGEMENT AND DO THAT PART FOR YOU. EITHER WAY YOU WILL TYPICALLY RECEIVE 100-150 RETOUCHED IMAGES FOR YOUR BOOK, ALBUM OR TO DOWNLOAD IN FULL RESOLUTION.