Photographer Matthew Patterson shortlisted for English Wedding Award

Date published: 15 October 2019

Local photographer Matthew Patterson has been shortlisted for a prestigious award at The English Wedding Awards.

Matthew, who runs The Photography Emporium in Newhey, has been named as one of nine photographers shortlisted in the Wedding Photographer North category, the only photographer from Rochdale.

This is Matthew’s second year as a finalist, after reaching the finals in 2018, following a break-in at his studio.

Despite the break-in, Matthew has had “a difficult yet extremely productive year.”

He said: “It has been hard work to get my business back on track, but since then, I have been working flat out to make sure my business didn't falter.

“I have been honoured to have many great customers that have supported me throughout this year in light of what happened.”


A married couple look over the hills next to a VW van
Photo: The Photography Emporium


Addressing the English Wedding Awards, Matthew said: “It was a massive shock as only ever nine companies actually make it to the finals. Unfortunately, I didn't win last year, but, in my eyes, I was a winner to even make it to the finals. That spurred me on to keep going and I have again made the finals this year.

“This is yet again so amazing to have made the final shortlist. My wedding photography has taken me all over the North West and it’s great to place Rochdale in and amongst the finalists in such a prestigious award ceremony.”

Now in its fourth year, The English Wedding Awards have become a stable event in the wedding industry to reward those who make that special day one to remember.

This year, the ceremony is split into two chapters – North and South.

The black-tie ceremony for the North will take place on Tuesday 19 November at The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

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