Matt Sim is a wedding photographer based in Leeds who captures weddings predominantly in Yorkshire but throughout the UK and beyond.
His style is modern, fuss free and focussed on beautifully capturing all the emotion and human elements of the day.
Matt has an organic, relaxed and natural approach to taking images – no ordering around for group shots, more encouraging you to relax whilst he focusses on capturing everything effortlessly and naturally. He has a keen eye for a breathtaking backdrop and is a master of working with natural light to capture beautiful couples portraits.
If you are not a natural in front of the camera, fear not – as Matt will have you laughing and enjoying yourselves in no time. His approach is informal and friendly.
“Every wedding is different, and finding the quirky and unconventional aspects that make your day unique is a lot of fun for me. If you want to walk down the aisle in a pair of Doc Martens – I say go for it! If a friend’s baby decides to wail uncontrollably during the quiet part of your ceremony – I think it’s hilarious and makes for a cracking photo! If it rains all day long – I’m happy getting soaked through if you are! The unexpected moments are the ones that you remember for years to come, and I absolutely love documenting them.”
“I don’t like to spend too much time taking formal group shots, I much prefer the more natural and unobtrusive approach and my passion is creatively capturing every moment during your wedding day. Everything from the monumental to the unnoticed can make for a truly extraordinary image: the confused mother watching a YouTube tutorial while lacing up her daughter’s dress; the proud father with a teary eye as he walks his daughter down the aisle; the puzzlement on guests’ faces upon discovering the quirky table centrepieces; or the group of school mates performing a late-night booze-fuelled Can-can on the dance floor.”
“I don’t like to order your guests around and tell people where to stand – as a result my organic approach generates relaxed, natural and honest images, meaning during the day you can relax and concentrate on enjoying every second while I take care of the rest. A happy couple is most definitely a photogenic couple! I have a keen eye too for breathtaking backdrops and luscious lighting to create spectacular couple portraits. If you’re a little anxious about being in front of the camera I can assure you we’ll have a laugh and enjoy ourselves, helping to create those relaxed and informal photographs.”
Have a good look through my portfolio page (if you haven’t already) to find out for yourself. If you like what you see hit the contact page and tell me about your wedding – I can’t wait to hear all about your plans!”