We are M and G Photographic – award winning Yorkshire Wedding Photography and Award winning Hertfordshire Wedding Photography (photographing weddings across the whole of the UK). We are a team: the G is for Matthew Godman – while the M is for Patrick Mateer and Hollie Rosa Mateer (husband and wife duo). Patrick and Matt met at University studying Fine Art in the noughties and have been friends ever since – while Hollie and Patrick have been together since 2015 and married in 2018.
Matthew is based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire with his partner and children, while Hollie and Patrick live in Cottingham, East Yorkshire with their children and two cats. From these bases we all cover weddings right across the UK, providing one, two or sometimes even three photographers. Every wedding is different so we are happy to provide whatever is needed.
Patrick loves films, Indian food and playing guitar, Hollie loves floristry, crafts and everything creative and together they love spending time with each other and their young family (and building monuments out of Lego). Matt loves running, mountains, art and sushi (Well just about any food really!) – and spending all the time he can with his beautiful family.
We all document weddings naturally, without posing. We have all won awards for our work and we all love what we do.
Since 2013 our business has grown and grown into the award winning team it is today – we work alongside Chris and Josh, who shoot weddings exclusively for us and allow us to offer not just photography, but video as well. This means you can book your photography and video through one company, making things easy for you and ensuring the style of your photographs and video matches perfectly.
We produce beautiful images by capturing moments authentically, without staging things or posing you. We tell all our couples: have the best day ever and forget we’re there. It really is as simple and relaxed as that! Then, when you re-live your day through our images, you’ll see your day as it really happened – you won’t see cheesy or awkward poses or staged moments.
We love smiles and real emotions. What is key to us is that every wedding is unique and our images will reflect your day as it really happened and show your personalities as we let you be yourselves. There is no template or set pattern for our images and this is why we love our job, meeting new people and travelling to new places while all the time taking the most creative, unique and beautiful images.
Lastly, we are not traditional photographers – there will be no standing in a line for hours taking endless group shots which not only uses up your time but also your guests as well. Even if you choose to have a few group photographs, these will never take over your day.
Most importantly, we do this job because we love wedding photography: there is no better feeling for us than being able to deliver images to our couples that capture real memories that will be treasured and loved for a lifetime.