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This is me

Me and my photography approach


I was born in the 8O's in South Wales then moved to the Midlands. I went to Drama School in London and ended up living there for many years as an actor. I had a successful career spanning over a decade playing some of the greatest characters in some of the most incredible shows all over the UK and abroad. 

In between theatre work, I started shooting actors headshots which was great training and taught me that the camera never lies. If you are uncomfortable, the camera will see it, so it became important to put my clients at ease quickly. 


I'm now based in the picturesque market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire. I have moved from headshots to weddings and my partner and I now have a gorgeous daughter Edie, who is teaching me Judo. 

I love to be outside and there is nothing better than getting into our campervan and getting away for a long weekend to a campsite with a playpark and a bar. I enjoy cooking and football and playing silly games with Edie.

My approach 

I get people telling me all the time "I hate having my picture taken". I'm the same, it's so weird having a camera thrust in your face and being told to "SMILE". This is why you will see me chatting to people throughout the day, it helps create a fun and friendly atmosphere which I believe will only enhance the photos. 

On the day, I take a mixture of setups and candids. As much as I love taking those traditional portraits that your nan will want on her mantlepiece, my real passion lies in reportage. Capturing those silly moments, the drunken dancefloor shenanigans or snapshots of family reunions that happen at every wedding but are often unseen.

Matthew Pattimore Photography wedding photography in France on holiday
Matthew Pattimore doing a parachute jump
Matthew Pattimores campervan in Wales
Black cat in the snow
Black cat lying on my leg
Matthew Pattimore doing cliff diving

More stuff about me 

Favourite Songs

Summertime - Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Sympathy for the devil - The Rolling Stones

Charming man - The Smiths

 Never leave you (Ooh Oh) - Lumidee & Busta Rhymes 

You've got the dirty love - Florence & Dizzy Rascal

Frontin - Pharrell

Ike & Tina - Jamie T

Ghosts - Laura Marlin

Mr Wendell - Arrested Development

For your Precious love - Otis Redding

Favourite Films

Fight club

Back to the Future 1 & 2


Good Will Hunting

American History X

Rear Window

Breakfast Club

La La Land


Godfather 1 & 2

Favourite TV shows

The Wire


Band of Brothers



Twin Peaks


Schitts Creek



Favourite stuff

Football - I won't say who I support

Tea - Milk and one please

Camping in our campervan

Food - Especially Indian and Italian

Lego - Who doesn't



Podcasts - I love True crime and comedy

New socks - Is there a better feeling


Stuff I hate

People that tailgate and flash their lights at you

The ending of Game of Thrones


Politicians - Who doesn't nowadays

Heinz sandwich spread 


Animal cruelty

Rough surfaces on things like cups or cans

Having cold feet

Nikkor 135mm with neon hearts reflected in the lens

Camera equipment

Over the years I have collected loads of gear. It's a bit of an addiction now to be honest. I have collected over 4O cameras but there's only 3 that I use at weddings.

Cameras -

Nikon Z6 II

Nikon D75O

Polaroid 645CL


With regards to lenses I have tonnes. From brand new primes, to vintage and even a few really obscure 196O's Russian lenses that do weird things.

The main ones though are -

Lenses -

Nikon 24-7Omm

Sigma 35mm

Nikon 7O-3OOmm

Nikon 85mm

Tokina 1O5mm

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