Wedding and Portrait photographer Sevenoaks Kent, Looking for a real Rock ‘n’ Roll photographer (The first photo is me on stage with my band Splink! )


What Areas do You Cover for Wedding & Portrait photography ?

  • Sevenoaks and surrounding areas
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • UK
  • Overseas




There are so many Wedding and Portrait Photographers in Kent, Why Should I choose Matt James Photography (for my photographer)?

Passion, Experience, Confidence just some of the feelings that I feel every time I shoot a wedding or anything else for that matter.

I always feel nervous about shooting it could be a wedding, a portrait or pretty much anything, it makes me try harder to do my best, I do think if that feeling was lost then it’s probably time to pack it in.

I do offer to make things happen but at the end of the day your my boss and if you just want reportage that’s what I shoot, I can disappear or stand out as the occasion needs it.

A recent review on Google 

We were delighted to have Matt as our wedding photographer in December 2023. Matt was the recommended photographer for our wedding venue and this is how we found out about him. From doing more research, we knew he wouldn’t be the cheapest out there but from the reviews and from speaking to the venue organisers, caterers and others who knew him, we were willing to pay the premium.

He was easy to communicate with over email and to book, which took a lot of stress away from us.

On the day, he was punctual, courteous, funny and knew exactly what shots to take and when. We only had 34 guests and he was brilliant at coordinating with them all and went out of his way to help anyone who needed it, especially some of the less-mobile guests. The shots before the wedding, during and throughout the evening were all amazing, especially some of those with the coloured smoke and the night shots of the snow-covered venue gently illuminated at night.

You can’t ask for anyone better on the day and the number and quality of the photographs are definitely worth the extra outlay. You truly get what you pay for.

As others have said, if you don’t hire his services, it really is your loss.

Matt was reassuring to me as the groom and we ended up chatting about all sorts when the time permitted and it felt like I’d known him for a long time. I definitely still want to meet up with him for a drink and to talk about music sometime soon!

He also bought into the theme of our wedding and a combination of the magical venue and the amazing photographs would make you think that we’d all gone back in time.

In summary: Matt’s a top bloke who knows how to work a crowd and a camera. Don’t bother with anyone else!




How do I book my appointment


Simply call me on 07939 041105 or 01959 569714
or drop me an email :

I also have a studio and don’t only shoot weddings.

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Happy Customer comments!

Following the wedding (a wonderful email)

Dear Matt,

This is just a short note to thank you for the fantastic job you did providing our photography at our wedding on Saturday 26th July 2014 at St Nicholas Church and Cooling Castle Barn.

The whole day was perfect with everything running as smoothly as we could have possibly hoped for, and we are convinced that this was because we chose the best suppliers we could as we knew you would all do a fantastic job, and we are so glad that we chose you to be our photographer!

We felt very at ease with you and we had a lot of fun getting the shots throughout the day. We had so many guests come up to us and comment on you and how good you were, we are over the moon with our photos and will cherish these forever.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any family or friends who may need your services in future and would always choose to use you if we have any other events in the future.

Thank you again for your professionalism, dedication and hard work which as all who attended the wedding would agree, made the event one never to be forgotten by all, us in particular!

Best wishes and many thanks again,

Ian and Danielle

Some Google Reviews, many more on Google.
July 2021
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Matt was the photographer at our wedding last Saturday at Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells. We received our proofs today and are in total awe of his incredible work. After not having seen a number of our loved ones for a long time, he captured the magic and emotion in everyone’s eyes at seeing one another again. From the start of the day to the end he became a third set of eyes, locking in the special moments for us that we will treasure forever. He is a great entertainer and was great at encouraging natural photos with humour and happiness in everyone’s eyes. Not only that, he’s captured some incredible pictures of our children who would usually refuse photos taken. They loved him as much as all our guests! We would recommend Matt in a heart beat – Matt, your work is truly incredible. Thank you!

Positive: Quality

Matt James was our main photographer for our wedding day on 12/09/2020. He photographed the getting ready of the bridal party, through to after ceremony shots.

Matt instantly made myself and my bridal party feel at ease with his highly humorous personality, from his arrival it was very clear that Matt is a very experienced wedding photographer and while we were getting ready he spent a lot of time getting amazing photos of the bride and bridesmaids dresses and captured photos of us all getting ready without getting in the way.

I’m not very photogenic, however Matt made me feel very at ease and was able to direct me so that I felt more comfortable as I am not really a poser! He is creative in his style and was able to capture shots of all of us from our best angles, as well as capturing stunning natural parts of the day.

Matt directed us, and all of our guests well and ensured that everyone was where they were supposed to be, and this enabled him to capture shots we hadn’t even thought about!

Before leaving Matt spoke with us and ensured we knew how long we would be waiting for the photographs to arrive.

We received our online gallery within 2 and a half weeks (within the timeframe he gave us), and we were very happy with the photos, usually 1/10 photos of me are flattering, however there were very few photos that I was unhappy with.

We cannot wait to receive our wedding album from Matt, and we are very happy that he is available to photograph our larger reception in 2021. We will be highly recommending Matt should friends/family need a photographer for their events in the future.

Thank you Matt for being part of our special day and capturing lovely photos for us to look back on. Laura & Thomas xxx

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Matt attended our wedding at Danson House on the 16th September. Matt is excellent at what he does. He’s incredibly professional and his jovial nature helped put myself and my husband at ease during our day. During the ceremony he was very discreet and took some excellent pictures. After the ceremony, the group photos were quick and easy. He had plenty of ideas for a few more unusual photos and they looked great. We also asked for a video to be put together and he had 3 cameras set up to record the ceremony as well as recording plenty of clips on his camera. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting this level of detail. Myself and my husband are absolutely delighted with the finished product he put together for us. Our families are not big on photos but they all had a wonderful experience and it’s because Matt made it a fun experience for everyone.       

There are also so many little things he did that helped. He is prompt with a reply when he’s emailed. He sent us links to online galleries of our photos before he sent us a usb stick with the final product. Even the usb arrived in a lovely box that had our picture on the inside. He is flexible as well as what we requested of him wasn’t listed as a package on his website.

I’d hire him again, I’ll recommend him to friends if they ever ask. I can’t thank him enough for his work on the day. He is a tremendous professional and worth every penny. If someone is reading this and is thinking of hiring him, do it as you won’t regret it.

Thank you Matt.
From Julie & Séamas

Hi Matt
Thanks again for the amazing job you did on the day, we can’t begin to express just how chuffed we are with the end results, Cheers from us both.
Paul & Victoria Wallace (Gregg Wallace’s Brother, and yes Gregg was there and told me ‘Excellent work your doing today really impressed mate’)
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General Comments (in no particular order)

Matt James was outstanding on our wedding day. We encountered a few ‘issues’ on the day and he remained professional, happy and very helpful to me throughout the day. Very pleased with the level of service we received from him.

Matt really captured every moment of the wedding. He did a great mixture of formal photos & lovely natural ones of every guest which is just what we wanted. He was able to holler at people to get them In the group photo but blended into the wedding so no one noticed him snapping the rest of the time

We were really happy with the whole process provided, starting with a Pre-booking Shoot enabling us to meet and see the quality of his photos, free of charge!As the day drew closer we were in constant contact, where he extracted what we wanted from the day and gave advice. It was everything we wanted!

A real addition to the fun on the day, not just a man taking photos!

Matt offered value for money from the start, from offering us a free shoot to see how he works to providing an excellent photo booth for our guests on the day. Matt really understands his clients and goes above and beyond for them – including getting wet for a post wedding Trash the Dress shoot!

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Just a few venues I know.

The Lost Village of Dode, The Hop Farm, Donnington Manor Hotel, Rowhill Grange • Bickley Manor Hotel • Bradbourne House • Brentwood Cathedral • Buckhurst Park • Chancery Court Hotel Holborn
• Chiddingstone Castle • Combe Bank • Cripps Barn • Croydon Park Golf Club • Four Seasons Hotel • Great Fosters  • High Rocks Inn (they only use their own suppliers now)
• Hoath House • Hotel du Vin • Mansion House • Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel • Mountains Country House • Nutfield Priory • Pangdean Farm
• Penshurst Place • Poundon House • Read’s Restaurant • Royal Wells Hotel • Rye Town Hall • Scotney Castle • Seal St Lawrence Church
• St Paul’s Cathedral • Stoke Place • Swallows Oast • The Archbishop’s Palace Maidstone • The Church of the Immaculate Conception Farm Street
• The Old Kent Barn • The Olde Bell Hurley • The Plough at Leigh • The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells • Tonbridge Castle • Tonbridge School, Kent
• Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich • Westenhanger Castle

and many more

Important COVID-19 Risk AssessmentCovid Risk Assessment MJP 2021

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Obviously we are in trying times right now with Covid-19 virus. To my clients that have booked me for any event please note I only take a small deposit to serve circumstances just like this to give you piece of mind. My deposit is transferable to another date in the event that you have to change the date of your wedding due to the situation. If I am booked on any alternate date (you can always liaise with me to check availability before re arranging your date) I will look to supply another photographer to cover your wedding and I will still be involved in editing etc. Should you decide you do not want to proceed the deposit is non refundable as it always has been because I turn other bookings away, this is why I only collect £200 because it shows commitment but is not a huge loss like 50% would be. Kind regards and Keep safe Matt James Photography

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