Tuesday, 27 March 2018

A really nice wedding album from 2017 Cat and Adam at Brands Hatch Spa Hotel

We had a great day and it turned out that my assistant, Jemma, knew the groom, in fact as they are both music fans of a particular style (metal) Adam knew Ben, Jemma's drummer husband very well.

Myself being in a band as well (Guitarist) felt very at home with these guys who really love each other, Dad's speech was extensive to say the least and well thought out with props and all.

You could really see how genuine this was for both of them on the day.

If your getting married at #Brands Hatch Spa we offer a free pre booking shoot so you can sort of try before you buy so why not get in touch?

Thursday, 15 February 2018

A few Wedding Venues shot by Matt James Photography

Below are a few wedding venue collages shot by Matt James Photography, including 

1 Warwick Place, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Archbishops Place Maidstone 

Danson House Wedding Venue

High Rocks Wedding Venue

St Georges Church Beckenham 

St Peters and St Pauls Church

The Bulls Head Hotel Chislehurst 

These are just some of the venues I have worked at, I will as time permits add more collages from previous and future weddings so please remember to check back.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Help for disabled horse riders RDA - At Arrow Riding

What a lovely lady, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne paid a visit to Arrow Riding center for the disabled, for obvious reasons it was all hush hush but I was invited to capture the event as they knew me from previous occasions.

Her Royal Highness swept into the location and quite simply spread an almost electric excitement to all who attended.

The Kids and Adults alike including The Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Eileen Pallen and her consort and other supporters of the charity included David Newstead of the famous Shelby Doo.

What a pleasure it was to share the day and capture so many nice memories for everyone.   

Thursday, 20 April 2017

What an amazing Free offer for Brides

What an amazing free offer for Brides, what better way to build toward your special day than to have a fun shoot in the studio for free! yes for free, all you have to do to qualify is have an engagement shoot with www.sevenoaks-photography.co.uk with no obligation to book then you can set up a date in the studio with a bottle of fizz for a fun shoot with you and the girls!

This offer is for a limited period only and on a first come first served basis.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Some of these images are quite old now, well a few years perhaps, but it's nice to re-visit some of the old work shot on much older equipment that I have now.
If your looking for a Portrait Photographer in Sevenoaks Kent then please consider me your humble (paid) servant.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Picture framing Sevenoaks Kent - Digital restoration and photography

Picture framing Sevenoaks Kent 

Before restoration, note the missing information on the face

After Restoration 

Before Restoration

After Restoration

Before Restoration 

After Digital restoration
Here you can see some examples of the types of varied frames we can provide as well as some before and after shots following a restoration job.
www.sevenoaks-photography.co.uk can now produce most sizes and frame types and can offer everything from shooting an original image through to producing a wonderful framed print to creating something from your own shots or valuable old photos.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Here is a little video of me testing the drone in safe and private places.
I am hoping to use this in the future when shooting all sorts and hope soon to use it in a music video.

This little collage is from an hours family photo shoot in the studio in Tonbridge, Some years ago if you wanted something like this you would visit a well known branded studio that would offer a free or almost free shoot then following the shoot you were offered credit to purchase your images.

Well photography has come along way and I think it's taking a turning point, many people who brought digital SLR's suddenly became photographers, it is common thought that loads of people are happy to pay through the nose for their photographer but soon enough these people realize it's not as easy as all that.

To survive you have to have a hand in everything, you have to be able to be flexible and most of all you have to be able to be, a photographer, a web builder, a designer, a photo shop expert, have people skills, marketing knowledge, update equipment on a regular basis, know your equipment, learn new skills all the time, be an accountant, I really could go on.

What this all has to do with the collage above is that in the shot there are several different lighting set ups (no natural light) I shot, I kept everyone happy (including the kids) I then edited the shots and created a gallery with about 60 images from the shoot, all of this takes time and to be fair to my clients the shoot was a reasonable fee and included prints.

If you would like to know you are in safe hands then book a professional with good feedback.

To find out more about my services checkout my websites www.mattjamesphotography.co.uk and www.sevenoaks-photography.co.uk or get in touch.

Thanks for reading.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Free wedding photography competition

Yes this is a genuine offer, you can save up to £850 on your wedding photography and get 60 free prints 6x4 to start your album.

Matt James Photography are offering you the opportunity to win free wedding photography from
bride prep through to the evening, what do you have to do?

* Contact us with your name
* The date of your wedding
* Why your wedding is different
* Provide contact details

The winner will be announced no later than 26th February 2017

Your wedding has to be different, not just different colour chair covers, or we have a magician, it needs to be right out there and unique, should the applicants that enter not show that their wedding is 'different' then there may not be a winner.

However if the right wedding comes along! we will be there capturing and editing it in the most unique way we can that reflects your day.