Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Photography by Darren Matthews

Hampshire, New Forest, Berkshire, Surrey & Sussex Wedding Photographer
uniquely creative and beautifully natural photography

Welcome to my Hampshire Wedding Photographer home from home here on the internet. Come on in, make yourself at home, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee before taking a look through the pages and more importantly the galleries of just a few of the fantastic weddings from over 14 years as a professional photographer.

“ it’s more important to click with people first before clicking the shutter”.

We believe inspired & creative wedding photography comes from preparation, organisation & just letting it happen on the day to tell the full wedding story. It’s about the real wedding day events, all the details & some stunning photography of you both with the whole process being a natural & fun part of your wedding day, for you & all your guests too.

“from a new forest to glorious abbey, three historic cities to amazing landscape & coastline, country house to contemporary hotel”

Hampshire has always been my home & living in Chandlers Ford near Eastleigh just a few miles from the New Forest means we have attended weddings at all the major venues in this fantastic National Park. It’s such an amazing place to live & work with such diversity from countryside, seaside to the cityscape at Portsmouth & Southampton combined with wonderful history too with Romsey Abbey, historic docks & Winchester the ancient capital of England all on our doorstep.

Naturally, we also attend weddings in our neighbour counties of Dorset Wiltshire Berkshire Surrey Sussex & all parts of the UK.You can book an appointment or call me for an informal chat about your wedding day via the contact page in the main menu above..

Get in touch!


Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK


(+44) 0770 363 7759



Client Testimonials

When my wife and I first met with Darren we were struck by the passion he had for photography, and this passion never faltered in all our meetings with Darren. The passion is evident in the photos he takes and his rapport with the people he is photographing. We have recommended him to friends and family and cannot speak highly enough of Darren and his wife Sue in the work they do. We were immensely impressed with the service and finished product and loved the personal touches that he infused in our photographs. We would have no hesitation in using Darren again in the future for any photography we need doing.

~ Keisha & Simon

It's difficult knowing which wedding photographer to choose but I'm pleased to say we couldn't have made a better choice in Darren and Sue! Not only did they spend time carefully planning the best photo shoot locations at the church and reception but they were more than willing to accommodate any of our requirements. They talked us through the type of shots they were going to take throughout the day, which really helped especially as neither of us are used to having our photos taken by professionals! Unlike other wedding photographers Darren and Sue were in no way intrusive and for a good number of shots we didn't even notice they were there!

~ Anna & Matt

Hi Darren and Sue, we'd just like to say a massive thank you for our wedding day. The photos were amazing and really showed who we are as a couple. We loved the way you just let our families quirkiness flow and some of the best photos are the natural ones you and Sue captured without us noticing. We appreciated that you didn't try and force us into strict 'Kodak' moments' but just let us be us, which meant everybody loved the day and the photos being taken. We're definitely going to be recommending you to our friends, as for us you're a great choice for couples who love to have fun with each other and show their personality. Big thanks again!

~ Rowena & Sam

The photography of your special day is so important in capturing all those special memories created in just one day. Darren delivered! Can’t recommend his photography enough! A delight to work with and plenty of smiles!

~ Lisa & Simon

Hi Darren and Sue hope you are both well, just want to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our Wedding day even more special. You were both fantastic people to work with and we really felt comfortable and happy to have you there on our big day. The photos of our Wedding were amazing and everyone still comments on our Wedding album at how well it was put together and captured every moment of our day, we do keep it on show still after a year as we are so proud of it!! I want to say another massive thank you on behalf of myself and my Husband for making our experience the best we could have wished for, for all the time you put in with us to create our Wedding album and just for generally being lovely people. Thank you so much.

~ Karleigh & Andrew

I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by since our wedding last June. We have wonderful memories of the day, but we often look back at your photos, which captured the day so beautifully, to help bring the day alive again. Massive thanks to you both, hope you’re both well x

~ Vicky & Lee

Darren and Sue really put us at ease, firstly at our pre-wedding shoot and also on the day. The fun and games started at my parent’s house and Darren was able to catch the moments of my Dad messing around and with his famous grey cardigan on under his suit jacket!! Darren and Sue made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera and even took photos requested by guests on the day. Steve the groom added – Seriously, I hate my photo being taken, however Darren and Sue managed to keep me calm and smiling all day. Forgot they where even there. Superb end results and would highly recommend booking Darren. Thank you Darren and Sue.

~ Jeni & Steve
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