About Awaken Images
We are a family business, primarily run as father and son. We also have Rachel (my sister) who we use when you want to book a third photographer (some brides prefer this for bridal prep photographs, which we understand) or choose our video highlight wedding package.
Our main passion is weddings and people! We love the interaction we have with our clients and will tailor our service to suit you, in that way we endeavour to ensure our images portray your personality.
We are not just wedding photographers but we can be there for your life milestones, such as the birth of a child, graduation photos, headshot photos, family portraits, engagement portraits or even moving house. We can provide images for every occasion.
Hi I'm Matt and I've been a professional photographer for Over 10 years, starting Awaken Images in 2009!
As a kid I loved going out and taking photos but I first took photography seriously when I had the opportunity to go to South Africa to race cars and go on a safari.
After purchasing my first DSLR I soon became interested in photographing people which taught me a whole new skill set which eventually developed into my love for photographing weddings!
Back in 2014 I became aware that there was a new aspect of photography - drones!
After a theory course at Heathrow followed by another course near Swindon, I became a licenced drone pilot too!
At home I have a labradoodle called Jessie who thinks she is one giant lap dog! I'm quite an active person and enjoy going to the gym. I also love planning travel photography trips to gain stock images and to enjoy a mini holiday!
Hi I'm John
I have always loved photography since I was 19, a long time ago, when I first got my first Fuji film SLR camera.
Many years ago I worked for a professional studio as a wedding photographer but soon found out that most of my clients were friends or people who came to me through word of mouth or recommendations and I didn't need a studio to get wedding assignments, but I'm always grateful for the experience it gave me.
Then, as so often happens in life, I had a family and another career to pursue, but now I have returned to pursue what has always been a passion for me; photography.
I'm really pleased to be helping Matt in making his career as a professional photographer.
Away from the camera I enjoy travel, cooking and keeping up with current affairs, oh and walking Jessie of course.
Hi, I'm Rachel
Growing up I loved going out and taking photos so my parents bought me a film camera to get me started on my many years as a hobby photographer.
About three to four years ago I started helping my brother out in his photography business. I soon became interested in photographing a lot more than just the occasional snaps of holidays and family events that I had been doing.
I then took my first photography trip to Iceland with Matt a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed exploring and taking photos of waterfalls, mountains, lighthouses and swimming in the blue lagoon.
After that I began to help my brother to gain more experience and began studying photography courses. This taught me a whole new skill set of photographing people.
I'm a romantic person at heart so this then developed into my love for photographing weddings!