Managing Director at Burning Tree
We were recommended to Matthew as a local photographer who could do some new head shots for our Directors. Throughout the process Matthew was professional and made all of us feel at ease during our session at his studio. Considering what he had to work with, we were all very surprised at how good Matthew made us look.
I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew and hope to work with him again in the future.
Whether it’s a fun family shoot, a professional imagery session or his latest creation, ‘charactography’, Matthew’s passion and detailed oriented creative mind, enables him to capture the unique moments that one would only otherwise be able to describe in a thousand words. His fantastic studio is warm and welcoming, and is testament to the people person that he is. Terrific results, and great fun too!
Founding Director – Simon English Property Search
We have used Matthew on several occasions to shoot profile photographs both in his studio and on location. We have always found him to be highly professional and extremely diligent. He makes the whole process of having your photo taken an enjoyable one. We can not recommended him highly enough.
“The Business Swiss Army Knife”
Having always been ridiculously un-photogenic, (“you look like an alien”, “You look too enthusiastic”, “relax your face more” and my personal favourite “you look simultaneously happy, surprised and like your about to die”) I was pretty apprehensive about having a professional photo taken. BUT, after much persuasion and seeing the photos Matthew had already taken I decided that it was time…
I arrived at the studio and was greeted by Matt and his lovely wife, provided with a delicious coffee and complimented on my choice of outfit (I was told to brush my hair though, which was good advice!).
Matt had already set up the lights and we agreed on a grey background. I’m not sure whether it’s part of Matt’s process and whether I’m giving away a trick-of-the-trade but Matt had me sit on the stool and told me he’d take a few shots to make sure the lighting was right etc. WELL, it was during these shots, where I felt most relaxed that Matt captured the one above. We went through all of the shots he’d taken and we all agreed that this one was the best at capturing my personality and I left the studio a very happy ‘model’!
The absolute bonus was that I didn’t have to wait long for my picture to arrive, Matt sent the photo edited into B&W, colour, full picture and optimised for social media that evening and they are now proudly uploaded to anywhere and everywhere that needs a picture.
Thank you so much, Matthew, I am thrilled – as you promised, it was fun, quick, easy and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Marketing Manager at ramsac
We needed new headshots of our leadership team and a whole new set of corporate photos to use in our marketing. Matthew worked with us to meet the brief and everyone has been thrilled with the result. We have had other companies ask us who took our photos so they could work with Matthew as well. Matthew was professional, efficient, friendly and most importantly took great photos. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Matthew in the future.
★ Outsourced HR services for SME’s ★ Resolving and simplifying employment issues ★ Helping businesses grow ★
So having put off having my photo taken for the last few years, I went to see Matt to get some pictures taken for professional use. Now I would normally rather stick pins in my eyes than have my photo taken (which I shared with Matt when I arrived), as there are few shots of me I actually like. Matt put me at ease and contrary to my initial expectations (that I was bound to end up with another photo I didn’t really like), I didn’t. I am absolutely thrilled with the shots he took. He is a professional and skilled photographer and the feedback I have received about the pictures has been amazing. So thank you Matt and I will definitely be coming to see you again.
⭐Helping businesses grow through effective marketing ⭐Town centre management specialist
as a small business owner I’ve been planning on having a professional photo done for my LinkedIn and Twitter profile as well as on my website and business cards. I’d noticed great photos on several other Twitter profiles on the #surreychat businesses and at the Farnham Business Hub, and you were recommended to me by several people spontaneously. I felt you were very professional but yet able to put me at my ease during the photo session i.e. not too serious! I was particularly impressed by the way you went over and above what I would have expected beforehand, to ensure we had a great photo at the end and fantastic value. To receive the files within 2 hours later was the icing on the cake. I would be very happy to recommend you to anyone who is wanting a professional picture to help their business, Many thanks Zoe
* I enjoy helping businesses to connect both online and offline *Network group leader * Social Media Manager*
Matthew Burch recently encouraged me to come along to his studio in Frensham to take an updated portrait picture, as mine was 6 years old. Matt did a fantastic job and managed to get the right balance between professional and approachable whilst still able to capture a smiley personality. He took a series of pictures and in a relaxed atmosphere we sat and judged several that we thought were the best and eventually chose the one that I would be showing as my future media image. Matthew was highly professional and I felt at ease throughout.
★ Independent energy advisor providing practical, renewable and energy efficient solutions for homes and businesses ★
I initially used Matt during the early days of my consultancy business to bring a really professional look to my profile photos for social media. More recently we worked together to produce some custom photos for our new website to give it that bespoke look make it stand out from the competition.
We used Matt’s studio and creative mind to create some custom and relevant professional photos with my colleague and I. Using a wide range of props and skill we now have great photos that will be used for a long while to come.
Co-founder of Advancing Blade Communications, experienced aerospace PR consultant, published author & writer
Matthew took care to find out about our requirements and then took charge, setting us up and getting the shots with a minimum of fuss. We are very pleased with the result.
Director of Sales and Marketing at Quaternion
I initially asked Matthew to do a mug shot for professional use; it was interesting how many people contacted me with favourable comments once I had posted the picture on Linked In. As he was quick to put me at ease and get what was clearly a successful photo out of me in no time flat during the sitting, I asked him to do some family photos. He showed great understanding in shepherding my family (including teenage/early twenties daughters with very specific ideas about what made them look good – sigh) through the many photos he took, such that we ended up some some pictures everybody was happy with – not an easy job. I would use him again.
Business IT support and services
Matthew was recommended to me by several business people that I know so he was the natural choice for me when I needed some profile pictures taken. Although I was looking forward to the experience as much as a small child looks forward to a visit to the dentist, it turned out to be a very fast, efficient and even quite fun.
Matthew is very skilled as a photographer and professional as a business person, but also able to put those of us that are a little camera-shy at ease.
I was very happy with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Matthew.
Managing Director at Deutsche Leasing (UK) Ltd. & Deutsche Leasing (Ireland) Ltd.
We needed some formal corporate photos along with some more relaxed portraits for our staff. Matthew visited our offices, set up a studio in the boardroom and quickly got even our shyest staff members to relax and smile. The results are great and being used throughout the business. I would really recommend Matthew for his professional and at-ease approach.
Emotional Intelligence & Strengths Expert helping busy people achieve sustainable breakthrough performance & success
Matthew talked about the importance of a great business profile picture for your website and social media. He invited me to spend some time with him in his studio. Nothing was too much trouble for Matthew – he was the consumate professional in setting the lighting, posture, background and putting me at ease to get a photo that was a true reflection of me and how I want to appear in front of business acquaintances, prospects and clients. I’m thrilled with the results and it’s having an immediate impact on my social media profile. Like it or not, people will make judgements about you based on their first impressions of your picture! What does your say about you? Give Matthew a call – he’ll give you some honest feedback about what’s great and what you might do to improve the image. Go on, what are you waiting for!
WMS Architect at Michael Kors
My team really enjoyed their photo shoot and I am delighted with the results which have already been used in presentations to potential new clients. Thank you for your hard work.
Financial Analyst, Business Analyst. Bringing clarity into decision making.
Mathew went above and beyond what I expected and produced a high quality product for me. I will definitely use Matthew’s service again and have no problem recommending him to others.
HR Director at Kronos
Matthew takes the time to really understand his client, their needs both short and long term and then delivers very professionally against this. He has a talent for composition which encourages the client to explore new ideas, with great results.
Helping people achieve the lifestyle they want tomorrow by creating effective plans today.
We had Matthew take our corporate images and we are extremely pleased with the results. Matthew is very professional about his work, but has a light touch. We really enjoyed the process, had a laugh and we had the images sent to us in a short timescale. We will now use these in our corporate marketing and plan to expand our use of photography with Matthew.
Managing Director at Howett Thorpe
Matthew has recently completed a photographic campaign for Howett Thorpe and we have been delighted with the results. Matthew has that rare ability to make you feel relaxed and therefor get the very best results. We are using the photos across all our social media and I have no doubts whatsoever that his work will be of great benefit to us.
Enthusiastic Marketing Expert | Communications Consultant | Website Consultant | Coffee Lover
A photographer with a difference. It’s not just a point and shoot operation! Matt will go the extra mile in ensuring that you get the best photography for the purpose of its use. Whether you require corporate photography for your team or a refreshing and relevant alternative to stock photography, Mat will always go above and beyond to deliver exactly what his client seek. If photography backed by experience and understanding of the end use is what you are after, then Matt is the photographer for you.
Emma Selby – Business Hubs
Business innovator, owner @ Your Business Hub, champion of small business, digital and social media coach, B.A., M.A
Matthew is a passionate and talented photographer who is also reliable and great to work with. The several photoshoots I have hired Matthew to help with have been great fun and I am always very pleased with the results. I especially enjoyed the portrait sessions in his lovely studio in Frensham. Matthew and I collaborate on many levels and he is a pleasure to do business with. The professional venue and event shots he has taken of the Hub are also unbelievably useful, I use them in my marketing every single day.
Wilson Hill Estate Agents
Like most people we are not keen on having our photos taken but Matthew made the whole experience great fun. We had lots of laughs and came away with some great shots which are often admired in our office – thank you.
Despite the early nerves and the natural tendency for self consciousness we got into the shoot and… it was great fun. Matthew is a natural at making you feel relaxed and bringing out the best in his subjects and I was both surprised and delighted that I ended up looking like a “proper cyclist”. Something to hang on the wall today (position to be negotiated with my family) and also to show my grandchildren. Next time we will super-impose Bradley Wiggins being left in my wake…..dream on! Thanks Matthew
St Nicholas School – Melissa Brown (Marketing & Admissions)
Matthew Burch is professional, flexible and a great creative mind. He is able to capture the essence of a moment or event with amazing clarity. I highly recommend Matthew for any photography job- his pictures really do speak for themselves.
St Nicholas School – Josie Downer (Head of Drama)
I would highly recommend Matthew Burch Photography. Matthew has come into our school to photograph many productions, in the Infant Department, Junior and Senior Schools. He is always easy to work with and the girls respond so well to his positive approach. The photos he produces are always of the highest standard and excellently capture the atmosphere both on stage and behind the scenes.
Amidst the energetic session that our kids created for Matthew, he was professional, good fun and came up with some creative ideas in order to get the shots he wanted. When we returned to view our photos, we were very pleased with them came away with quite a few choices of great family photos.
Bruce Milne, Eurolux Consulting
We commissioned Matthew for some photos of myself and my colleagues for our website and social media pages. Matthew made us feel comfortable early on and through us relaxing into the ‘shoot’ he created some fantastic pictures, the quality is exceptional and he spent time and effort ensuring we had the right poses and lighting effects. I was impressed by the lack of a time constraint and we really enjoyed ourselves. I thoroughly recommend his service.
Ian Pescud – CASME
3 years ago our CEO decided to embark on a major project to rebrand our business, refreshing our marketing materials to enhance the company image. Part of his vision was to bring our employees to the fore and make us human and approachable in the eyes of our customers. To do this we were looking for a consistent but distinctive style of employee portrait photographs, which we could use in printed and web-materials. As a small business, we try to source from local SMEs whenever we can, providing of course the cost and quality are right; Matthew Burch Photography was recommended to us. Matthew came to see us, listened to our opinions, gave us some ideas, advice and options and then let us have time to think. Once we had decided to what we wanted, we booked Matthew, had a laughter filled morning of ‘modelling’, selected the best from a choice of photos which even the camera shy were happy for us to use. Since then we have been back to Matthew each year and his portraits have formed a fun part of the induction of new employees. It is a small detail but the consistent style and quality of these portraits helps us to project a consistent, high quality image to our clients.
Matthew was flawless in his patience and worked tirelessly to get some great shots.