On Friday, Matt Porteous, royal photographer, talked with Rosie Nixon, from HELLO!, about all things photography, including some details about the royal family itself. Matt has been the one to photograph the Cambridge’s on multiple important family events. During their chat, he also touched on the latest snap that the Cambridge family had released, much to the delight of royal fans. The photo was shared to mark Mother’s Day in the UK.
He explained why Prince William and Kate Middleton might have chosen to release the image he shot in 2018 now, with Matt telling Rosie: “It’s a really beautiful image, isn’t it? It was a surprise to me, it’s only when I woke up in the morning that I saw it had been posted. I had missed the message saying that it was going to be released that day.”
He continued: “It was shot last year, it was [taken] when the last Christmas card came out. Same day. It’s a very fun shot, very beautiful shot. It’s showing family togetherness, happiness, it’s all coming out in that one image. It’s almost like a blurred image of running but it’s that togetherness, I think, that is why they chose that shot.”
While on the topic, Matt, royal photographer, talked about the Duchess, how she is in real life and how it feels to photograph her and her family. Matt added: “People ask me that all the time, they are a very beautiful family, very caring and very thoughtful.
“I feel the pressure when I am on those shoots. The first time definitely, the second time…now it’s less pressure. But there is pressure in every job.”
During the conversation Matt revealed his all time favorite picture of the family, and that honor went to none other than the amazing photo he took of Kate and Prince Louis after his christening, in which the little Prince can be seen smiling whilst in Kate’s arms.
Rosie and Matt also talked about the Duchess’ passion for photography, with Matt praising her photography skills and works so far. “She’s an amazing photographer”, he said.
Other highlights you might have missed from the live conversation were Matt talking about photographing Ellie Goulding’s stunning wedding day, capturing the Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry as well as sharing some advice for becoming an incredible photographer.