The image of the musician is one of glamour, adventure, and excitement… But as anyone working in the music industry knows, the life of musician can be a lonely one. To outside observers, Matt had it all: At a young age, the music producer and mix engineer had more than half a dozen #1 hits to his name in the UK. He’d worked closely with artists that most of us would be thrilled just to pass on the street—household names like One Direction, Nas, Example, and Leona Lewis.
Under the glitz, however, Matt couldn’t deny that something was missing. Certainly, his work kept him busy—moving between continents as he balanced projects for the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and America’s Got Talent—but all of us experience that still moment at the end of the day where we look not for accomplishment or prestige, but instead seek the warm press of another loving hand in our own. We wish for quiet understanding in caring eyes as we recount our troubles; we long for the bright flash of a smile to fête our successes. If we come home each day to an empty room, life’s glories echo emptily in the space around us.
You can understand, then, why Matt’s heart skipped a beat—just as the song he’d produced with Olly Murs said it would—when he met Sarah, the beautiful bride featured in this wedding photography at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn. You can recognise what drove him to learn that no matter how busy we are chasing our dreams, sometimes our feelings for someone else simply won’t go quietly. That though it’s at times hard to live with somebody, ultimately we find that it’s impossible to live without them. Indeed, long before I was called upon to shoot this intimate wedding photography in Paphos, Matt’s work seemed to be alluding to the muse he didn’t even know he was waiting to meet.
As I created this wedding photography at Vasilias Nikoklis Inn, watching Matt and Sarah say their vows in front of an intimate gathering of loved ones, I was reminded of one undeniable truth: Music may be the language of the soul, but the soul needs love to truly speak.