Paper Kites & Cake Mix
“Paper Kites & Cake Mix” might not be the most obvious choice of name for a photography blog, but stay with me on this. My first family session as Matthew Owen Photography was held on a typically bleak windy day in March, and I just couldn’t resist making an old fashioned paper kite for my client’s children to play with. By the end of the shoot, it was battered and torn, but it was a huge success and it still sits proudly on display in my office to this day! Another regular feature within my business, regardless of whether I’m shooting a family, wedding, a local business, or my own children, is cake. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth, but it’s something that makes a regular appearance in shoots, and it just seemed right to give these two themes their own space.
But this isn’t a place to show every image from every shoot that I’m involved with. The content will vary from recent shoots and projects, through to things that matter to me as a parent raising two young children in Staffordshire. And of course, there will be plenty of gorgeous images to look at…
Stir-up Sunday is just a few days away and, for many people, the ceremony of stirring mincemeat and puddings or making the Christmas cake on the Sunday before Advent marks the start of the Christmas preparations. As with everything we do over the next few weeks,...read more
As the Great British Bake Off draws to a gripping close, many of us will be inspired to rush in to the kitchen, grab an apron and rolling pin, and recreate our favourite recipes. Baking has enjoyed an increase in popularity recently, perhaps in part due to Bake Off,...read more
Timeless Summer Memories The school holidays can be an ideal time to start creating memories that you - and your children - will treasure for years to come. Whether it's a beautiful summer's day, a wet wash out in August, or you just want to share something new with...read more
From Little Seeds, Big Things Grow Meet Sophie and Jake, two entrepreneurs with a passion for food who had a dream to launch their own restaurant. They wanted to create a menu that reflected the Staffordshire landscape by using the finest and freshest local...read more
The arrival of Wimbledon always marks start of summer for me; it's not just the tennis but it's also the time that I notice all those 'Pick Your Own' signs popping up in the countryside, advertising the start of the fruit season. In fact, we picked our first...read more
Matthew Owen is a lifestyle photographer known for creating beautiful portraits and capturing the little moments that make family life special, as well as helping local artisan businesses to show they world how amazing they are. He lives with his wife and two children in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - just minutes from the Cheshire, Shropshire, and Derbyshire borders.