THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

Photographing weddings is our passion. We spend many hours on each couple to ensure that we consistently deliver the best possible experience for our clients. Traveling, shooting, editing, designing, creating, and printing – you name it, we pour our all into each and every wedding. Our goal is to create an excellent photographic experience and part of this is producing images that will make a lasting impact on your family for many years to come.

A photo is more than just a photo. It is an artefact, a metaphor that adds rich context to your life. It provides for you and your new family a frame of reference, an ever-present reminder of one of the happiest days you will experience. It is a signifier of unforgettable, overwhelming love.

We are privileged to be able to share in this experience with you.

We strongly believe in crafting your wedding story. Key to this process is your personalised wedding album. We produce albums of the highest possible quality that will last for many years to come. With the options of 40, 60, 80 and 100 large 25x35cm hardboard pages, there is plenty of space for your wedding photos to be showcased.

We meticulously design every album, spending many hours ensuring your photos are displayed and your beautiful story is told. Your memories are then bound together and wrapped in a highly durable, artisanal leather cover.

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We strongly believe that there shouldn’t be a limit to the number of images we deliver to our couples! All your high-resolution wedding photos will be delivered to you on a high quality, reusable USB drive. Once you’ve backed up your photos, you’ll be able to use the drive to store anything you like. Our Image Drive is wrapped in a hand crafted leather sleeve, protecting it for years to come.

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 usb drive prints photo products South African wedding photographer Cape Town Johannesburg Durban matt masson
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Unlike other bound covers, leather ages beautifully, so when it came to designing our new packaging, we chose to pair up with one of Cape Town’s leading leather designers. As with our Signature Album Covers, our photo wallet is hand crafted in Cape Town using the highest quality matte finish leather. This leather will develop a gorgeous finish over time, taking on its own character, unperturbed by years of scratches or stains. The artisanal wallet contains a handful of quality gift sized prints from your wedding day which you can frame and display in your home. If you choose to display or frame these images in your home, you will be left with a versatile, long lasting leather pouch which can be used as a passport holder or money wallet.

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We really don’t know how to thank you for the great experience and amazing pictures. You made not only our day, but our week. Your great vibe made us feel so comfortable and at ease. We loved every moment and every picture. Thank you so much and hope you come visit us again soon.
— Donya & Ahmed - Cairo, Egypt Wedding - 2017
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I had the most wonderful experience with Matt from start to finish. He made sure we felt comfortable in front of the camera, kept the spirits high and managed to produce the most breath-taking photos! He executes his work with so much professionalism and presents it as a work of art. It truly felt like every moment of our wedding was captured. Thank you Matt!
— Arlene & Ben - September 2017

We were privileged to have Matt as our wedding photographer. He made us feel so comfortable and put so much effort into making our photos special, including getting into mud to pull us out of the dam! Real commitment!!! We absolutely LOVE our photos and highly recommend Matt Masson! What an honour to spend our special day with a truly talented man! The best service! Most amazing photos! Couldn’t be more happy with our choice of a photographer!!
— Tracey & Byron - June 2016
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Thank you Matt and to your assistant, we had the most amazing time on our special day. You guys made us feel at ease and as if we were professional models! Unfortunately the aren’t enough stars to rate your work. I will recommend you and your team any day. Merci encore une fois, you guys rock.
— Sandile et Marine - July 2017

Matt and his assistant did the most incredible job on our wedding day. We are absolutely thrilled with the wedding pictures and we love our album which we will treasure always.

Matt clearly loves what he does and is not afraid to experiment and have fun. At no point on our wedding day did we feel rushed or pressured. Matt quietly kept clicking away whilst we got on with the business of enjoying one of the happiest days of our lives.

Thank you Matt for your professionalism, creativity and flexibility. I would highly recommend Matt Masson Photography for any event.
— Michelle & James - August 2017
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The most incredible, talented and professional photographer! Not only does Matt capture the most amazing moments, he honestly goes the extra mile in every way. We are in love with our photos and cannot recommend him enough. The ultimate photographer, we were privileged to have Matt capture our special day.
— Justin & Kylee - September 2017

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the absolutely stunning pictures! You guys are just the best! It was such a pleasure working with you both – I’ve never had so much fun doing photo’s in the rain before! You guys are so calm and fun yet so professional and you made us feel so comfortable. You were also so patient and I think every bride appreciates that.
And your work is just AMAZING! You will definitely be on my list of recommendation!
— Kershnee & Giorgio - 30 April 2016
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Matt Masson is an absolute legend! There is nothing we could write in this description that will encapsulate all that Matt added to our special day. From orchestrating a seamless schedule for the day, right to the last picture of the night, Matt was excellent. Michelle and I cannot thank you enough!
— Brandon & Michelle - December 2017

We used Matt for our wedding in November 2017. He was professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. The whole process from booking his services, the engagement shoot, the actual day of the wedding and service post the wedding was handled very professionally and efficiently. Matt made us feel comfortable during the shoots, we had a lot of fun and the result of his images were spectacular. Definitely one of the best in the business.
— Rina & Jaco - November 2017
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Your photos. The best investment you can make for your wedding.

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event which deserves the utmost care and consideration. We go to great lengths to ensure that we tell your story in the most compelling way. We only take a handful of weddings every year to give each couple the attention that they deserve for their big day.

Invest in something that will never lose value: quality images that will stand the test of time. Having professional photos taken is the best way to capture and document your memories.

A photo is more than just a photo. It is an artefact, a metaphor that adds rich context to your life. It provides for you and your family a frame of reference, an ever-present reminder of some of the happiest days you will experience. It is a signifier of unforgettable, overwhelming love.

I cover all travel costs for wedding venues situated 50kms outside of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

South African Weddings
Starting at 22 995 ZAR / 2000 USD

For destination weddings outside South Africa including approximate travel costs from Cape Town.

International Weddings
Starting at 59 995 ZAR / 5000 USD

Cape Town Elopements
Starting at 13 995 ZAR /  1200 USD

Weekday wedding elopements including travel costs for venues in and around Cape Town, South Africa.

 
 

Where are you based?

Although Matt is primarily a wedding photographer in Cape Town, we absolutely love to travel. Nothing is more exciting than heading off to another country to shoot abroad. We absolutely love experiencing new places and cultures. We cover all travel costs for weddings up to 60kms out of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Are there any additional traveL costs That we have to pay?

We cover all travel costs for weddings up to 60kms out of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Wedding day travel is free for the first 120kms traveled, thereafter, a travel fee based on AA rates per km will apply.

Do we need to cover your accommodation?

Only for venues that are more than 100kms from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban! We will require accommodation with two single beds on the night of the wedding for venues more than 100kms and the night of and the night before the wedding for venues over 200kms. We handle these bookings and can provide a quote for which the costs will be invoiced for. 

Do you have a second shooter?

We always work closely as a team of two on all weddings, with Matt leading the photographic coverage along with his assistant. Matt's assistant will shoot at certain parts of the day such as the ceremony when requested by him.

How do we secure the date with you?

To secure the date with us, we require our booking fee and a signed copy of the Photography Contract. It does take a while to fill out all the forms so we accept the booking fee as the same binding.

How many images will you give us on the USB drive?

We never limit the number of photos we deliver on your Image Drive. We typically end up with between 700-1000 images depending on the amount of time, number of guests, length of ceremony etc.

Do we have to pay for the courier costs?

All of our Wedding Collections cover courier costs throughout South Africa. Additional albums or prints may require a separate courier cost. International courier costs are not covered as they vary drastically.

How long will we have to wait for the photos?

We love turning around photos quickly. All of the images will be edited and uploaded to your Online Client Gallery within a maximum of 4 weeks of the wedding day. Should your package include an album, we will then spend a week designing this after which it will be sent to print. We always aim to have your Wedding Collection delivered to you within 8 weeks for packages with an album and 5 weeks for packages without.

How much time do you need for photos?

Reception Decor: 30 minutes. Its best to do the decor shots before we start with the brides and grooms preparations so that your guest wont have to wait to enter the reception. You just need to make sure that your decor company is finished with the reception when our coverage starts.
Grooms Preparations: 60 minutes. We ask our gents to make sure they aren’t dressed when we arrive as we will love photographing the “getting ready” process.
Brides Preparations: 90 minutes. We ask our brides to time their makeup artist finishes their makeup about 20 minutes after we arrive, as then we can maximise time spent with the bride.
Family & Group Shots: 30 minutes. This depends on the size of your family and the number of guests.
Creative Shoot: 60-90 minutes. We do shoot quite quickly, but it is nice to have more than hour so we can spend some time making some truly memorable photos.
Reception: This is completely up to our couples – we just need the times of the formalities before the wedding.
We also have a Wedding Timeline document which we’ve designed to help our couples plan their photographic coverage.

Can we schedule a meeting with you?

Absolutely! We are available to meet during the week after normal work hours in order accommodate your schedules and for Skype calls for out-of-town couples.

What time should we schedule our wedding ceremony?

If you want to get the best creative photos, its a great idea to schedule your wedding ceremony to finish about an hour and a half to two hours before sunset on your wedding day. You can refer to http://www.timeanddate.com to check sunset times on the day of your wedding. Or you can just ask us! Being a wedding photographer in Cape Town, we have to watch the sunset activity

Can you recommend a videographer?

Yes, we can! We’ve worked many times with Heartistic Productions and we just love them. They produce amazing work and are such a pleasure to work with.

PHOTO & VIDEO CREDITS?

Images of Matt appear courtesy of Britt TuhiMicke Mouton, Gideon Heller and Zule Vuuren. Footage of Matt appears courtesy of Josh Hundermark.