Matt Pate




🇬🇧 The United Kingdom

Also serving:

Liverpool (The United Kingdom)


Senior Member

12 awards left until the Grand Member

35th place in The United Kingdom

With us

1 year

Studio Name

Matt Pate Wedding Photography

Hi, I'm Matt

Being a couple's photographer of choice for their big day is something very special.
It is a privilege.
My mission is to repay my client's trust by producing images that are timeless and that evoke laughter and tears for all the right reasons, now and for the generations to come. That comes from careful planning, proper listening and attention to detail – and being able to spot those moments of pure magic!
My style is fun, relaxed & natural.

Winning photos

The stunning stone bridge at Tower Hill Barns, made even more dramatic by the atmospheric Welsh sky. Ellie & Tom.

108th Collection

Awesome groomsman group photo at the stunning Tower Hill Barns. I love it when people are up for a fun photo!

108th Collection

Anna & Jamie... Another one from Anna & Jamie. I like an image to tell a story, I think these 'looking into the distance' images do a great job of just that. It was a lovely simple sunset shot.

107th Collection

Ellie & Tom... This one takes me back to my dark and moody landscape days. I love my atmospheric landscapes, like something from Lord of the Rings. I saw this scene as we walked up to Castell Dinas Bran, I knew exactly what I wanted for the last shot of the evening on Ellie & Tom's pre wedding shoot.

107th Collection

Anna & Jamie... A stunning sunset pre wedding shoot along Formby Beach. The sunlight behind them wasn't strong enough to create the desired effect, so I added a light behind them to create the warm glow.

107th Collection

I always ask a helpful couple from the wedding guests, to help me set the lights before I ask the wedding couple to leave the dance floor for a off camera flash image.
On this occasion I asked this awesome fun loving couple to help me, I was able to capture this before asking Shaunagh & Gavin to come out...

106th Collection

Laura & Craig celebrating with a champagne shower at the Fields Barn venue Chester.

106th Collection

I felt an atmospheric image would suit this beautiful room in Ruthin Castle. I placed a small flash behind the bride to be, while her hairdresser sprayed the hair spray. I love this image especially for the light catching the smile from the hairdresser, the mirror providing a reflection of the brides hair also helps to tell the story...

105th Collection

A Fun group shot captured using a long exposure and flash on a stick. Having the flash on a boom rather than on camera, meant I could rotate the camera, capturing movement in the lights behind. I love this kind of group shot, full of fun...

104th Collection

Shaunagh & Gavin. I was so pleased to have been a small part of this super fun wedding, surprises around every corner. I really enjoyed creating these off camera flash image using Shaunagh & Gavin's guests to get test shots before asking the couple to come out. We all had such a laugh!!

103rd Collection

Laurie & Adam. An absolutely stunning church wedding followed by a garden party, then a marquee reception. Incredible to see the Guard of honour, this must have been such a proud moment for Laurie & Adams family. An awesome experience for the photographer too!!

103rd Collection

Leanne & Scott... I had set up for a sunset shot, but Scott the groom had gone missing. Unfortunately we missed the short-lived sunset sky. Not wanting to give up, I decided to set up this back lit image using the twilight sky and stunning barn at Stock Farm Barn in Cheshire.

102nd Collection

Mel & Darren at Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa. I saw this window light in the bar area and asked Mel & Darren if they'd like to grab a quick image, before going through for their wedding breakfast.

102nd Collection

A surprise wedding in the mountains. Jing had no idea her trip to the UK to see friends and family, would include a remote mountain wedding. It was an absolutely amazing experience to be a part of this celebration!

101st Collection

An absolutely stunning location for photographs. I was so pleased when Emma & Rik suggested this location for photographs, after their wedding at Chester Town Hall.
This beautiful iron bridge over the River Dee, was perfect for this image taken using my drone.

100th Collection

A beautiful sunset walk in the sand dunes for Emma & Rik's pre wedding shoot.
I saw the leading line in the tall grass & the lighthouse in the distance, I thought this would be a great image for the couple to remember this stunning evening by.

99th Collection

This image with a 'Stranger Things' vibe, was taken on Karolina & James's post wedding shoot at Castell Dinas Bran in North Wales. Just one speed light was used to light the couple and the Welsh weather provided the atmospheric sky...

98th Collection

Karolina & James asked for a Pre wedding shoot at the Groves, a stunning riverside location in Chester.
I wanted to capture a moment between them, while subtly revealing the location.
The bandstand in the background, with the leading lines of the benches added to this loving moment.

95th Collection