Kind words from past clients
Crown Lodge Kent - Lisa and Simon (June 2019)
In amongst the excitement of organising your wedding, I think it’s really important to remember that although the decorations/favours/music/stationary are all things that will make the celebrations beautiful for the day, your photographer should capture images of you and your loved ones that can be treasured forever. It’s a really important element to get right, so you need to find a photographer you can trust to deliver & there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Matt is your man!
Having read the previous reviews on this page, there is definitely a theme in what people think about Matt; polite, professional, organised, calm, thoughtful and extremely talented.’ He really is ALL of these things and you really should use him!
His communication from the outset was clear and prompt and, as well as answering our questions, he asked us about the shots we’d like capturing and set out a clear timeline for the day so we knew exactly what to expect. The moment he arrived on the day Matt blended in effortlessly with our guests and made them feel at ease whilst he busily snapped away. I don’t know how we’re going to choose the photos for our album from the amazing gallery Matt created but it’s a decision we’re going to really enjoy making. He has captured some truly stunning images that we will forever be thankful for.
The Great Barn - Aynho (May 2019) - Kelly and Harry
From our first contact with Matt, right up to receiving the photos from our special day, Matt has been great. Matt is incredibly organised and professional which instantly put us at ease and from our initial contact we felt very comfortable around Matt and had confidence in his abilities.
Before, during and after the wedding Matt was in regular contact with us, sharing ideas and useful hints and tips to help us to get the most out of our photos. This made everything so easy and the whole process was a pleasure knowing we could relax as Matt had everything under control!
Always prompt and professional, Matt made us and all of our guests feel completely at ease and he captured everything we wanted from our day and more. Even if this required Matt to give a rendition or two of ‘baby shark’ to encourage some of the children to smile for a photo! Many of our guests commented on how well Matt blended into our day and how comfortable they felt around him. We hardly knew he was there most of the time. You can see this in our photos, which are incredibly natural with Matt capturing some amazing images whilst being discreet and not interrupting the day.
On our wedding day, Matt was brilliant and knew exactly how to get the best shot. He had spent some time ahead of the day speaking with our venue to get a good understanding of the grounds and where to get the best pictures. To make sure we spent time with our guests and enjoyed our day, as well as capturing some great pictures, Matt took us out for photos in short bursts throughout the day to different parts of the venues grounds, which worked perfectly. Not only did it give us great photos but it also gave us the opportunity to spend some time together before joining the rest of our guests back at the venue.
The pictures Matt took were absolutely beautiful with a great mix of formal and relaxed which captured the essence of the day perfectly. Nothing was too much trouble; in fact Matt did not stop all day. We had no idea we'd get to see the photos so quickly and they are absolutely incredible. There are so many photos, we keep going through them and it feels like we notice something different every time we look at them. There are so many details that Matt picked up on that we would have forgotten, he really did manage to capture every aspect of our day perfectly. We are so pleased that we chose Matt to photograph our day and would highly recommend him to anyone else looking for someone to capture a memorable moment in their lives.
The Garden Barns - Little Bradley (April 2019)
Best Decision I ever made!
What can i say about Matt to convey just how brilliant he is?! From the initial conversation, to receiving our photos of our amazing day, Matt had been amazing from start to finish! Our engagement shoot with him was amazing, he totally put us at ease, was chilled out, great fun and incredibly easy to get on with, he even tolerated our very bouncy 8 month old labrador, and managed to get some amazing shots of him too!
On our wedding day, when Matt turned up at bridal prep ( where 10 girls were getting ready) it was like greeting an old friend, he blended in seamlessly and we quickly forgot he was there, Throughout the day Matt was around but never in your face. We had so many comments from the guests about how he just blended in, chatting to people easily and generally putting them at ease.
The photos we have received clearly show just how AROUND he was- how he has managed to achieve some of the shots he has without really being up close- he must just be a genius! Our photos are everything we hoped for and more, The extra effort put in to create 2 slightly different galleries is fantastic and really added something extra special for us. All our shots are totally gorgeous, or have a story to tell! Matt completely captured the emotions of our day and we cant thank him enough! Choose Matt as your photographer and it will be the best decision YOU ever made!
Northbrook park in Surrey (June 2018) - Jill and Paul
Stop searching!! Everything you could dream of finding in a photographer and more Matt brings through in every shot while make it feel like he’s an extension of the family!
There are not many times in life when you meet someone that you are astonished by and want to know forever! Matt is truly that person!
We started our search with absolutely no clue on who to choose based on the thousands options. When I came across Matt something struck me....his photos not only are crisp and beautiful, but bring that glimpse into the laughter and emotion from family, friends, and the bride and groom. As I look back now I’m so glad I trusted that gut feeling as it was the best decision I made for the entire wedding!
Matt right away was extremely kind and flexible. As I planned my Wedding from overseas we were not able to meet in person before yet on that day I felt like we had been friends for years. Leading up to it we Skyped, he asked questions to find out what’s important to us and how we fell in love, worked with me on the right balance of traditional shots while ensuring we have the best in the moment shots. As the schedule shifted on the day, Matt was extremely flexible, always with a smile and making the most of every minute he had. While waiting he found ways to take unique shots of the venue, my dress, my nephew, so many extra bits to ensure we remember the full breath of the day.
From the preparation, ceremony through to reception, I can honestly say it was the most natural experience I’ve ever had. I’m not a fan of posing for pictures and I never felt like I was. We got in with our special day and Matt naturally fit right in to capture the moments. I forgot he was there snapping away as he became another family member with the perfect personality laughing and going with the flow with their crazy antics!
The day after Matt was the very first to wish us congratulations and let us know when we will get our much anticipated pictures, providing sneak peaks on his website, unavailing the pictures in exceptional time so that we could have them for our party back in the US.
Every picture was breathtaking! Many looking straight out of a high end magazine with the meaning of a family album feel! My family and friends cannot stop talking about them and our begging for the pictures which are not just of us but so many amazing ones of all of them!
We will cherish Matt and the beautiful works of art forever! He gave us the gift of not only remembering our special day with each picture but truly feel it every time we see them.
Trust me, choose him!!!!!!!! He is exactly what you are looking for and more!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Matt!!
Becki and Adam - Stapleford golf club (July 2018)
Matt, from day one, you have been an absolute breeze to work with. From being let down by a previous photographer, we were sceptical with who we were going to use. Then you came along.
We agreed to have a phone conversation and everything we discussed, you were calm, you were reassuring, and you were a pleasure to talk to. In the lead up to the wedding you stayed in contact, you planned everything, you took the stress away!
On the wedding day, you arrived on time and very smartly dressed. I felt like I already knew you, as if you were a part of the family already. You settled in so well and everybody felt so comfortable to be around you. You headed off to the ceremony to meet Adam and instantly he knew who you were, you mingled with the guests you took natural shots of people talking and laughing. After the ceremony you organised the pictures so well and once again, took all of the stress away from me.
At the Reception you kept us away from our guests for only a short time but we had such a laugh on our photo walk with you. To be able to have a moment just me & Adam was amazing. We now have our pictures back and we are BLOWN AWAY. I cried so many tears looking through them because you captured every emotion possible in the photos, we cried and we laughed. You are EVERYTHING we could have wanted in a photographer Matt. There are no words to explain how grateful we are to have had you. Please if you are contemplating booking Matt Trott Photography, please do because you honestly will not regret it. A million thank you's Matt, you really are a rare kind!
Carol and Matt - Dale Hill golf club (Sep 2018)
What an incredible person and photographer Matt is. He really has an eye for a beautiful photo. You have no need to look any further!!!!
Matt photographed my wedding and he is just brilliant. He got involved with all the family, from my 2 year old nephew to my 80 year old Nan!
Our venue manager also mentioned how lovely he is to work with! I really can't sing his praises enough!!!
Thank you Matt for keeping us both calm and making our special day that bit more special.
Ben and Emma - Mellow Yellow Farm - July 2018
Matt is an amazing photographer. From the first meeting we had at 'Trott Headquarters' we felt confident that we had found our perfect photographer. He spent so much time with us/emailing/phoning us before the date that by the time the wedding came it felt like a friend was our photographer. We asked to have an engagement shoot at our wedding venue and Matt made us feel totally at ease in front of the camera. The photos that came from it were beautiful and made us very excited for the big day. Before the wedding, Matt was in constant contact with us, making sure he knew exactly what we wanted and arranging the logistics of the day.
On the day of the wedding, Matt arrived in plenty of time and got to work straight away. We also had a videographer and Matt worked seamlessly with him even though they hadn't met before. Matt worked so hard the whole day through. He has the ability to place himself in the most perfect place at the perfect time to capture every moment just- perfectly! He was always thinking ahead regarding timings to capture the best photos in the most beautiful lighting. The result was photos that were simply stunning.
Matt also went above and beyond both on the day of the wedding and afterwards. On the day, Matt helped in any way he could which in our case went beyond taking photos. He really made us feel that he genuinely cared that we had the perfect day. After the wedding, his amazing customer service continued until he was sure we had received everything we could wish for and were very satisfied customers. He has an amazing attention to detail and we were very impressed with how smartly he presents himself and also his products.
We really wouldn't hesitate to recommend Matt as a wedding photographer. Thank you so much for giving us such beautiful images to remember our wedding.
Howfield Manor, Canterbury, Hazel and Simon - October2018
Matt is the most fantastic photographer I have ever come across.
We looked for such a long time for a photographer we liked and trusted to take pictures of our special day and couldn't find anyone, until we met Matt. From the moment of the first email until after our wedding Matt guided us through the whole process making it all so easy and effortless. I never thought I would like a photo of me but to love all 1300 of our pictures is a miracle and all down to Matt. Not once did I feel my normal uneasiness of having my photo taken. Matt was very organised and we discussed beforehand what kind of pictures we wanted and special requests which he managed to capture, even when a curve ball of secret singers was thrown in which threw everything off, he still managed to go above and beyond expectations.
Matt's recent award of 'The Best Wedding Photographer Newcomer for the South East' is whole heartily deserved and I know he will go on and win many many more. I have had lots of family members and friends say how brilliant he was and that they would like to book him for their weddings and special events. Thank you so very much Matt and we look forward to seeing you again! Hazel and Simon x