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praise & press

Proud to be featured in….


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Life on Instagram

Love My Dress (UK)

French Wedding Style (FR)

Jute Magazine

Portugal Wedding Guide (PT)

White Magazine (AU)

Style Me Pretty (US)

Fly Away Bride (UK)

Belle & Chic (ES)

June Bug Weddings (US)

Rock My Wedding (UK)

Magnolia Rouge (NZ)

Le Magnifique (CAN)

You & Your Wedding Magazine (UK)

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings (UK)

Boho Weddings (UK)

Beyond/Beyond (UK)

One Fab Day (IR)

The Norwegian Wedding Magazine (NO)

Irish Brides Magazine (IR)

Wedding Magazine (UK)

Bueno Market (CAN)

So Lovely Moments (FR)

Want That Wedding (UK)

Way Out Weddings (UK)




FROM OUR COUPLES…{e-mails and Pretty Post}

Marie and Adam


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Oli and Tom


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Scarlett and Neil


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Jacqueline and Daryl


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Natacha and Manuel


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“We want to thank you both so much from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our day so incredibly well. Your pictures bring the day back to life the slideshow you made for us had us both and many of our relatives and friends in tears! The portraits are amazing, the way you captured the light is so beautiful and we just love all the unposed, special and funny moments you caught so discreetly. You both worked so tirelessly on the day and your skill and passion for what you do are so evident in the end result. We were very lucky we found you :-)” – Rachael and David

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Jess and Jim

Toronto, Canada

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“We absolutely LOVE the photos and couldn’t be happier. They are amazing and we cannot thank you enough. The photographs you have taken really capture the story and journey of the day and for us will be the memories that we hold for life. Thank you. They are stunning.“ Rachel and Rob

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Briana and Michael


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“On behalf  of Janine and I, I want to thank you both for such amazing shots of our wedding day. We are both blown away with the professionalism of your work. From the engagement shoot to the small details on the day and how could I forget the amazing slide show. Everything is so artistic and to the highest quality. You have given us an amazing gift to share for the rest of our lives. I can not recommend you more highly. Thanks again, and I wish you both the best for the future.” – Sam and Janine                                                                                                                             

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“Oh my god!!!! We are absolutely (!!!!!) speechless! The pictures are better than we ever imagined! Thank you so so much!
It was a perfect day, a perfect wedding and you guys were the perfect photographers! We are very happy that you had a good time too!
Thank you guys again for being the best photographers we could EVER ask for!
You fell nothing short of our expectation but exceeded them by far! Such a pleasure to share this day with you.
All the best and again THANK YOU!!!” – Frauke and David with Amelie and Nuno

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“We just love them, they are fabulous. I love how you have captured the energy of the morning when we were getting ready and all the other moments in between…amazing! We wish we could do it all over again!  Again, thank you both so much for your help and amazing work in capturing our wedding. – Emma and Gerry

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Rea and Alex


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“Hi Guys,
Thank you so much for the slide show, the photos are fantastic.  Myself and Magda would like to thank ye both for helping us celebrate our big day.
We were so happy that we choose ye to document our day. We cant stop watching the slide show.  Great choice of music!
Thanks again for everything” Sean and Magda

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“We feel so lucky and blessed to have found you guys for our wedding day. Our pictures are perfect. I have recently sent out a link for our family and friends to view them too. We looked at your previous photographs with other couples and families and each picture is so intimate, personal, and beautiful. Thank you Matt and Lena for all of your time, patience, and dedication to our wedding. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you both for documenting one of the most important moments in our lives.” – Jelena and Joao

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Sophie and Jonathan


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“OMG THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We love the photos!!!!! I have goose bumps! Well done guys, you did a fantastic job! I am so happy I choose you guys to photograph the wedding! WOW wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii” – Susana and Mario

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“Oh wow, these are outstanding. I absolutely love the ones down at the beach, the sky sand and my bouquet all compliment each other. We are both over the moon with them all. To re live the day leaves us with a big smile on our face, and more tears haha
Everyone has commented saying you were both so professional on the day, I didn’t even know you were taking some of the pictures, the shots are so natural which is just what we wanted all of our pictures are amazing. I cannot thank you enough, you have given us lots of perfect memories of our special time in The Algarve to treasure forever. I cant even find my favourite cause I like them all so much! :-)” Lauren and Shaun

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Hi guys!
The wedding books just arrived, and we are beside ourselves with how amazing they turned out!!! My mom and mother in law were in tears- THANK YOU so much for such amazing work. We have said many times, how fortunate we feel that we found you both! Thank you for your attention to the books as well, They are better than I could have imagined- the packaging was just lovely as well.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and lots of love!! Maybe we’ll see you next for a family photo session on the beach!” – Jess and Jim

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Kelly and Stuart


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“What a pleasure it was to share our wedding day with you both. Ye knitted seamlessly into the action with our family and friends as we prepared, travelled, celebrated, laughed, cried and shared our love with each other. We cannot thank you enough for being so ready and willing to capture our wedding day…. a once in a life time experience together.” – Richard and Roselyn


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“I LOVE your photography, honestly I am speechless!!  I literally love everything, your a pair of genius’!”

 –  Rea  { Rea and Alex }

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 “Your email has just totally brightened this evening!!! The photos are amazing! They are stunning actually! So many amazing snaps…and the way you captured the light is breathtaking. Thank you so much!”

 –  Emma  { Emma and Gerry }

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 “WOW!!!!  To say we are impressed is an understatement, the photo’s are amazing! We absolutely love how you put the slideshow together and the music and timing and order of the pictures is just wonderful, so much thought and care must have went into that, we love it. We can’t wait to show our family and friends. We are sooooo excited to have you as our wedding photographers and know that our big day will be captured perfectly. Thank you!”

  –  Rachael  { Rachael and David }

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From Weddings Online forum by Caroline Evans, 30th October 2013

“Our photographers were FANTASTIC: Matt and Lena. I spend a lot of time searching for you guys and it certainly paid off. For the hard work and dedication that you put into our wedding you deserve every bit of luck and business that come your way and we truly mean that. Our photographs surpassed all of our expectations. People have been saying they were like something from a celebrities’ wedding!! Again you took the time to listen to what we wanted and really get to know our style and that made all the difference. If anyone is looking for photographers for their wedding abroad with a creative edge to capture the natural moments of your day I cannot recommend these guys more. They are AMAZING, you will not be disappointed. If you want to take a look at ours…”

To see the full review please visit the Weddings Online forum.


Aug. 10, 2013, Caroline Evans

Matt and Lena, What can we say……..we were blown away with you guys and we haven’t even seen one photo yet!!! 🙂  The level of care and attention you gave us and the amount of time you spent taking photos was phenomenal. Lots of our guests commented to us about how discreet and professional you were on the day. What really impressed myself and Colm was how you had all of the shots and locations thought out beforehand and how well you directed us all on the day to get what I’m sure will be fantastic photos. Aug. 15, 2013, Caroline Evans Matt and Lena, Breathtaking!!! Just back from our trip…..have spent the last few hours looking at the blog over and over and over again.  You certainly exceeded our expectations, they are phenomenal and we couldn’t be happier.  Shed a few tears looking at the portraits, we look like something out of a magazine!! .   .   . Guys I just wanted to email you again to let you know what unbelievable feedback we have been getting from our friends and families who we shared your blog post with. The compliments have been huge and certainly well deserved by you both.  We are so delighted with the finished product and I know these are photos that myself and Colm will treasure forever!!  We are very lucky to have found you, Car & Colm xxxx Caroline + Colm’s Pretty Algarve Wedding



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Sept. 12 2013, Doreen Lorenz

Hi Lena & Matt, We arrived this morning in Dresden – tired but very happy. We had a wonderful time in the Algarve. How you catch the light is truly unique. We love it. Thank you so much.  It was a great time with you. We are very pleased that we have found you and that you have photographed our wedding. We could not imagine a better photographer. A Wedding in Sintra, Portugal, Daniel + Doreen

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Gemma Treanor, April 8

Hi Matt and Lena, Thanks so much to the lovely Matt and Lena for giving us such an amazing day out on shoot!  You are both so passionate and fun loving, who put us totally at ease from the minute we met. On the day you made us feel relaxed, it was like therapy for the soul!:)..When we seen the blog we absolutely loved the relaxed style of our photos and the quality of the pictures was excellent. You two truly are pro’s, taking into consideration what we wanted.. Youse have made our much anticipated wedding holiday in the Algarve even more exciting..we can’t wait for you guys to picture our big commitment to each other and big day out for all our friends and family- sea, sand and sunglasses in tow! Eamonn and Gemma x

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Oct. 8 2013, Gemma Treaner

Hey Matt & Lena, The blog is amazing guys. Thank you so much for being so relaxed and cool on our day yet managing to picture so many special moments.  It was very emotional looking at the pics, you are such an amazing artistic duo!:) The offer is always open for you guys to come stay with us and explore Newry and Mourne! Take care, Love Gemma and Eamonn xx Gemma and Eamonn, Destination Wedding

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Oct. 15 2013, Alexander Tomischat

Hello Lena, hello Matt, WOW!!!! I am completely speechless – you both did such a great job 🙂 These photos are fantastic. Their quality is perfect and their style, the mood they are telling, is brilliant! Looking at them I can remember every minute of this day. I only can repeat myself, it was the best decision to ‘book’ you as our wedding photographers 🙂 Thank you so much…. The Sweetest Little Wedding in the Algarve, Alex + Melanie