Best Wedding Photography of 2016

  • Best Wedding Photography in Essex

I’ll start with an admission. Yes, I’ve been terrible at blogging. Ridiculously terrible. So what better way to put an end to the long blogging drought than to share a collection of my best wedding photography of 2016. Well, I say best because that’s what these posts are generally known as. But more accurately this is a collection of my favourite wedding images taken in 2016. I started with a set of 1300 photos and finally whittled it down to 150. These are the ones that make me feel the most, these are the ones I’m most proud of.

I’m proud of them because they represent a rediscovery and realisation of why I love shooting weddings so much. Moments and story telling. Yes, I still love creating cool portraits for my couples but the emphasis of this year’s collection is more about the documentary moments and less about the portraits.

The highlight of my photographic year outside of wedding was another awesome street photography trip to Barcelona with The 8 Street. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the images we came back with from this trip and the reaction we’ve had to them blew us away. Getting to spend this time with such talented group of photographers has really pushed me to continually develop my work. I’m lucky to have such a great group of friends to work with.

A huge thank you to all of the amazing couples I have worked with this year. Being there to document your day is always a privilege.

Documentary Wedding Photography at Trinity Buoy WharfGroomsmen at Blenheim Palace WeddingWedding at Canary WharfDocumentary Photography at outdoors weddingWedding first dance at Trinity Buoy WharfTipi Wedding in EssexGroom at Secret Garden WeddingDancing at Oaks Farm WeddingWedding flower girl runningMagician entertaining guests at Curradine Barns WeddingBouquet toss at Stoneleigh Abbey WeddingSomerset Marquee Wedding SpeechesChildren dancing at Secret Garden WeddingIndian Wedding at Stoneleigh AbbeyNew Years Eve Wedding in SussexStar Wars Wedding in Somerset Canary Wharf Wedding Photo Booth Cute kid at Maidens Barn Wedding Nigerian Wedding in London Wedding at the RSA London Wedding guests dancing at The Reid Rooms, Chlemsford Documentary Photography at RSA Wedding Wedding speeches at The Amadeus in London Sparkler exit at Kent Secret Garden Wedding Bride coming downstairs at Colchester Wedding Kid falling down slide at marquee wedding in Essex Cute kid at Reid Rooms Wedding Wedding at Blenheim Palace Crying kid at marquee wedding in Somerset Sunset portrait at Reid Rooms Wedding Bride and her mum hugging at Mile End Art Pavilion Bride and her mum holding hands in wedding car Wedding at Wroxhall Abbey Wedding in Canary Wharf Rainy Wedding at Oaks Farm Documentary Wedding Photography in London Wet wedding in Essex Wedding guests at the Reid Rooms in Chelmsford Choir singing at a wedding at Wroxhall Abbey Mile End Arts Pavilion Wedding Indian Wedding in Warwickshire Bride dancing at Mile End Art Pavilion  Wedding guests at the RSA LondonGirl playing with paper plane at wedding in East London Wedding guests dancing at Mile End Arts Pavilion Funny kid playing with bride's veil at Essex Wedding Groom dancing at Maidens Barn Wedding Sikh groom putting on wedding turban Wedding guests at Wroxhall Abbey cute kids at Reid Rooms Wedding kids playing with bubbles at Suffolk marquee wedding Emotional bride at the Secret Garden in Kent North London church weddingEmotional moment at Trinity Buoy Wharf Wedding guests hugging at RSA wedding  Kids playing at Sikh Wedding Wedding at the Woodspeen Pub Festoon lights portrait at Somerset Wedding Kids playing football at Stoneleigh Abbey Wedding Kid playing at the Secret Garden in Kent Wedding at the Crowne Plaza in ReadingWedding Ceremony at Maidens Barn Creative Car Wedding Portrait Confetti at Hylands Hall Wedding Rude wedding tattoo stencil Mile End Arts Pavilion Wedding Church Wedding in Essex Hylands Hall Wedding Bride dancing at Somerset Wedding Bridesmaids in pick up truck at Essex farm wedding Colchester Town Hall Wedding Wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf Cute flower at Somerset Church Wedding Chas and Dave Essex Tip Wedding Town Hall Hotel Wedding Prep Colchester pub wedding Essex pub wedding Dancing at Oaks Farm Wedding Funny kid at Blenheim Palace Wedding Black and White Wedding Photography Groom dancing at Trinity Buoy Wharf Wedding The Amadeus London Wedding Cute kid lying on mum's wedding dressBridal prep in Essex Indian Wedding in Warwickshire Jewish Wedding at Sopwell House East London Wedding Sunset Wedding guests at Trinity Buoy Wharf Wedding guests dancing at the Amadeus Rainy Jewish Wedding at Sopwell House Kent Secret Garden Wedding Ceremony Wedding at Curradine Barns Thames Clipper Wedding Canary Wharf Wedding Ceremony Church Wedding in Warwickshire Mile End Art Pavilion wedding speeches Star Wars Wedding Trinity Buoy Wharf confetti Sikh Temple Wedding Guests dancing at Stoneleigh Abbey Wedding Suffolk Church Wedding Wedding at the Woodspeen Pub Newbury Flower girl running Enfield Church Wedding Wedding in Oxfordshire Church Wedding in Suffolk Wedding at Curradine Barns Bride and Groom enter marquee at Somerset Wedding Essex Tipi Wedding Forty Hall Wedding Wedding at Blenheim Palace Wedding first dance at Canary Wharf East London Wedding guests dancing Wedding Speeches at Trinity Buoy Wharf Canary Wharf Restaurant Wedding funny kid at Korean wedding Gaynes Park Groom Prep Warwickshire Sikh Wedding Wedding at Maidens Barn Church Wedding at Wroxhall Abbey Church Wedding in Warwickshire Church Wedding in Sussex Church Wedding in Coggeshall Korean Wedding Dancer Proud Dad at Colchester Town Hall Wedding Sikh Wedding at Stoneleigh Abbey Bride getting ready at her home in Somerset Chinese Wedding at the Dorchester Hotel Confetti at Kent Secret Garden Wedding  Bouncy Castle WeddingWedding at Forty Hall  Emotional mother of the bride at The Secret Garden in KentSomerset Bride getting ready Wedding portrait in Reading Wedding at Wakehurst Place Wedding in a marquee Magician at Canary Wharf Wedding New Years Even Wedding in marquee Festival Wedding in Essex Guests dancing at Forty Hall Wedding Children playing at London Wedding Wedding confetti at The Dorchester Somerset Church Wedding groom getting ready for wedding at Blenheim Palace Rainy Wedding at Wakehurst Place Wedding at The Plateau Restaurant Newbury Wedding at The Woodspeen Pub New Years Eve Wedding Photo booth

14 Comments

  1. Lyndsey 8 May 2017 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Great post Matt. So many brilliantly seen, quirky moments. Hope you have an equally cracking 2017 .

  2. craig williams 8 May 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Great stuff Longo! Super crazy and full of energy.

  3. John Hope 8 May 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Outstanding Matt! Bursting at the seams with the top drawer documentary skills we’ve come to expect. Heck of a year dude…

  4. Carrie Ingram 8 May 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Great year Matt – well done x

  5. Neil Redfern 8 May 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Just INSANE! What a killer year it was for you mate, so so many incredible shots. Amazing work.

  6. Matt Badenoch 8 May 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    So many epic moments there mate! Nice work! Favourite probably has to be the beer drinking Toddler 🙂

  7. Alex Miller 9 May 2017 at 7:34 am - Reply

    A great collection matt!! Solid throughout!! Hope your 2017 is off to an equally brilliant start!

  8. Tarik 9 May 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Nice work Matt. All the best for 2017!!

  9. Aga 9 May 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Ahhh better later than never! 😉 So worth the wait, what an ACE set!!! Little bit in love with the branding too! xxx

  10. Luke Hayden 9 May 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    This is tremendous mate. Great variety of images.

  11. Adam J 9 May 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Loving your work man, you have a unique way of looking at the world and it’s a joy to see 🙂

  12. Eric Yerke 10 May 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Great work Matt. Love your ability to catch a moment, and add depth through layers of the story.

  13. Sam Docker 18 May 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    A stunning collection dude, such variety and energy from start to finish, lovin’ it!!!

  14. Aaron 31 May 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    So solid! Beautiful set of images 🙂

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