About Me



All About Me…

Hi I’m Cris, a Wedding Photographer who has recently relocated to Ellesmere, Shropshire. If you want to know a little bit about me and my background you are in the right place…

Cris the Wedding Photographer

I have worked as a full time wedding Photographer for over 10 years now. I regularly travel the whole of the UK, and sometimes the world to photograph beautiful weddings.

My aim is simple, to produce unique, creative and contemporary images of outstanding quality that will become your precious memories for many years to come. I like to be creative with my lighting, and I think my style is relaxed and informal. Weddings should be fun, so I don’t see it as work. I don’t plan to do a days work ever again!

I offer simple, straight forward pricing. I don’t believe in after sales push, but do believe my clients know what they want.

2018 is my 10th year working for myself as a Professional Wedding Photographer. It’s been the most rewarding 10 years of my life (so far!) and I look forward many more years doing what I love for a living. I think enjoying what you do is really important when it comes to weddings, I think it rubs off. I always say that any day that ends in cake can only be a good one.

Cris the Yorkshireman?

Yea, thats right. Well kind off. I’m a Shropshire Lad at heart but spent 22 years in Yorkshire. I would like to think in that time I was adopted as a local. So I have many Yorkshire ways about me I think. Friendly, but with a no nonsense upfront approach. I also only drink Yorkshire Tea, because Yorkshire!

It’s great to be back in Shropshire with my family, but I still have family in Yorkshire and will be visiting regularly for both work and pleasure.

Cris the Family-man

I have a wife Nicola, a lovely little daughter Lara and my little lad Charlie. Family is very important to me, and one of the greatest things about working for myself is being able to manage my time about my family life. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally Daddy Day Care days, so I can be a little slower to respond if you get in touch then.

Cris the Pyromaniac

I have a lesser known nighttime alter ego as a Pyrotechnician! I run a professional firework display company based here in Shropshire called Matthews Brothers Pyro with my brother Nick (Original ehhh?). Wedding and photography is my passion and main focus, but in the off season (or just when the Sun goes down) I can often be found in a cold dark wet field making people go OHHHHHH! and AHHHHHHHH! Sometimes I get to mix my two passions, and our team supply the fireworks while I photograph the wedding. One of the big things about stepping away from the 9-5 lifestyle is that I get to choose what I do, I love the fact I can mix two separate passions within the same week.


I’m always up for a chat so drop me a line on 07595 353522 or at hello@crismatthews.com