"Thanks for your reassuring and innovative service at my daughter's wedding Matty! It's such a stressful busy time. But you managed to make it all go smoothly and also make it fun! Many thanks!" - Jennifer Roe
"A joy to work with! With a great eye." - Adam Lynk
"Very professional worker, really polite and friendly." - Pheasant Plucker Designs
"We don't know where to begin! Words cannot express how grateful we are to have had you photograph our wedding day, the guests were in love with you, the old women wanted to marry you and we were just in awe of how amazing you were and how relaxed you made all of our guests feel - even the ones who detest having their pictures taken! We cannot recommend you enough to people! Thank you so much! " - Shan & Jack Hartwell
Firstly hello! And thank you for visiting my page for Pollard Photography. Alright!
My full name is Matthew Robert Pollard (Matty). I am currently twenty four years old, living in Bournemouth, Dorset, where I have lived my entire life. Bournemouth, being right on the coast of the South, has given me tones of opportunities and work, allowing my portfolio to expand greatly from surfing to bar-tending and anything in between.
Studying for three years at Brockenhurst College (Hampshire), I achieved Level 3 in Art & Design Photography (BTEC National Diploma) over my first two years with my third year studying Level 5 in Art & Design Photography (BTEC Higher National Diploma). Brock taught me almost everything about this industry and form of art, only growing my love and interest for the field.
Professionally, I have been a photographer since 2013, but as a passion, since I was around twelve years old. With thanks to Adam Lynk (www.adamlynk.com), my uncle and occasionally business partner for weddings and other private shoots, as he was the man who got me 'behind a camera' as a child.
With my photographic career I have been incredibly lucky to obtain clients such as 'Thirty Three Club' (Bournemouth based clothing brand), Soho Bar & Restaurant (Christchurch), Captains Club Hotel (Christchurch), Retrospect Collective (Bournemouth based clothing brand), Meridian Bartenders League, UKBG (United Kingdom Bartenders Guild), Pheasant Plucker Designs and Jimmy's Iced Coffee!
It's safe to say I love what I do for living. It allows me to go great places and meet fantastic people/clients, which is a personal 'yes' for myself as I am a real people person and enjoy meeting both old and new clients