There have been times when I’ve been caught up in the emotion of a speech or a reading, tears streaming down my face, grateful to have my camera to maintain my professional dignity.

That emotion never gets old to me. Seven years and more than a hundred weddings later and I still get choked at the warmth, love and tenderness of the day.

I’m Matt Pereira, a multi-award winning wedding, family and commercial photographer. I’m based just outside of London but I travel across the UK and also further afield.

My style is relaxed, slightly quirky and very beautiful. I take on a very limited number of weddings every year to ensure the highest standards of service.

I love to photograph families, and it’s a testament to the relationship I build with many of my wedding couples that they then go on to work with me for many years to come.

Much of my commercial photography is people, food or fashion based. And I’m lucky enough to be able to combine two of my great loves: food and travel with video and photography trips for Flavours of Italy.

My other passions, in no particular order, are scuba diving, music and motorbikes. I’m a mean baker and have been told that my fares would give the Bake Off contestants a run for their money !