Contemporary Photography By Matthew Sowa

New York, NY


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Documentary

Photo Shoot Types


Starting Price Range


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Contact Info

146 West 29th St., New York, NY (917) 488-1989

Matt the Master of Photography

Reviewed on 12/06/2014 Amanda P

My husband and I recently got married in May 2014. Matt's service was nothing short of amazing! He was attentive throughout the whole process and we could not be happier with the result. Matt has a master eye and captures moments that you could not even imagine. When we received... Read More our albums, we were truly in awe of what he produced. We highly recommend reserving Matt for your special day as he is a master in what he does. Incredible talent! Thank you, Matt!!

Unforgettable Memmories

Reviewed on 9/23/2014

Matt is an incredibly talented photographer!!!! He is very knowledgeable about photography and lighting and he definitely knows how to turn your wedding photos into what feels like a Vogue photo shoot. He is extremely creative and artistic. The photos truly come out looking like... Read More they belong in a bridal magazine. I couldn't be any happier with my pictures. Matthew is an artist and his photos are magnificent.

The Best!

Reviewed on 10/06/2013 KRISTINA V

Based on all of the previous reviews here on The knot it should not be a surprise that Matt really is one of The BEST NYC photographer! We didn't have a location in mind to shoot on our wedding day . We really relied on Matt and his ideas to come up with unique, beautiful... Read More locations and he came up with some amazing locations for us and our large bridal party to shoot at.He made the entire process enjoyable and comfortable both for us and our entire party. Both him and his assistant Ralph were amazing to work with and helped us out. We are so thankful that we chose to work Matthew Sowa Photography and we would recommend them to all our friends in need of a photographer. Best choice ever!

My first vendor,my best choice!

Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Dorothy S

Matthew Sowa is an fantastic photographer with amazing eye and good personality. He and his assistant I think Agatha photographed our big day last July. His work shows the quality and diversity.I cannot say how lucky I was ,that I found him.The photographs are remarkable with a... Read More fashion look and photojournalism impact....Best!

Amazing photography!

Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Stephan W

I love Matt and his photography.He photographed our wedding last May and we had amazing time him and his assistant full of ideas.His images speak for himself they are fresh and imaginative. After meetings with many other photographers we realized, that Matthew Sowa is only... Read More one! Steve & Sara

Matthew is the MASTER

Reviewed on 9/07/2013 Jorge d

Matthew and his assistant took care of our wedding photography. As soon as I met him and saw what he could do with his camera I was amazed. His approach to photography took my breath away, and I fell secure his talent would bring my images to the next level. The day of my... Read More wedding, his personality and professionalism were nothing less than perfect. We had SO much fun with him and would recommend him to any new couple looking for OUTSTANDING images. Matthew Sowa, is the best wedding photographer in NY. No questions asked.

Fantactic Photographer!

Reviewed on 8/01/2013 Adriana O

I had a wonderful experience with Matthew Sowa Photography. They were so professional yet accessible! Matt was with me through the whole wedding day, and I wasn't sure how that would be, but he is so comfortable to be around it wasn't awkward at all! He was more than... Read More responsive to all of our needs, but especially mine! He made sure that the shots that were important to me got done, but she was also creative and went in different directions than I would have gone. His team work was amazing! Matthew Sowa Photography is 5 star worthy - I would recommend his team to any Bride out there :)

Amazing Photographer!

Reviewed on 1/03/2013 Elena P

I got married on November 17th 2012. When my husband and I were in the process of looking for a photographer, we came across Mathew Sowa. From the moment we looked through his photos, we knew we had to have him be apart of our wedding day. A few words that... Read More could describe Mathew are amazing, an artist and a true gentlemen. He did everything on our wedding day to make us feel comfortable while at the same time capturing our special moments with his camera. Mathew made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera when otherwise I am quite shy. Time went so fast on our wedding day, but I am so comforted to know I will always have these beautiful moments captured in these amazing pictures. I can honestly say it was a true privilege to work with someone so graceful and talented. I look forward to working with Mathew again and would recommend him to any bride that is getting married.

The Best!!

Reviewed on 12/03/2012 Xan P

I am speechless when it comes to Matthew Sowa. Matthew Sowa’s creativity and passion for his craft shines through his work. My husband and I were engaged for about a year before we got married (June 2, 2012) and we began to shop around for a photographer. We went to various... Read More wedding studios – and spoke to a lot of sales personnel instead of the actual photographer – until we met Matthew Sowa. Our first meeting with Matt was very personal, he was very honest and open about his work. Matt and his assistant Agatha did an amazing job shooting our engagement session as well as our wedding day. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful! Every moment that he captured turned out to be much more than a static representation of an event--- each image was alive with energy and emotions. To top it all off, his enthusiastic and accommodating personality, made him an absolute pleasure to work with!! He is awesome, highly highly recommended.


Reviewed on 11/27/2012 Deirdre M

Love Matthew. He is wonderful.


Reviewed on 11/12/2012 Inna R

May sound strange coming from a bride but  - I never wanted a wedding. The day I decided that I cannot live if I don't have one was the day that I first saw Matthew Sowa's work. My now husband and I planned our wedding day around Matthew's availability. We would do so a million... Read More more times if we had to. In fact, we consider ourselves incredibly privileged and lucky to even be able to book Matthew for a day. He is busy for a reason!  His talent is unreal. I don't even have to mention it, it's enough to look at just one of his photos. When they say that a picture is worth a thousand words......., you should know that Matthew Sowa's picture will make you speechless. 


Reviewed on 11/07/2012 judy s

As this was a second wedding for my husband and myself,we wanted a more intimate private ceremony and chose Matthew Sowa to shoot both the private ceremony at our home and then off to a second location for a big celebration. Matthew captured the essence of both perfectly! He is... Read More extremely creative and wonderfully talented. He was never obtrusive or in our way. His kind,easy going manner made it a pleasure to work with him. We recently got our album and everyone who has seen it has the same reaction. "This is the nicest album we have ever seen,the pictures are amazing" We are thrilled!

Best Photographer on this planet !

Reviewed on 10/09/2012 lauren M

We had a wonderful experience with Matthew .Of course our photos are simply amazing & unique, but more importantly he was friendly, accommodating, and always very professional.We couldn't be happier with our choice Having two photographers from the very beginning to the very end... Read More - which ended up being about a twelve-hour day for them. We went through a lot of potential photographers, and No one was even close to Matthew's work.I would highly recommend his service to anyone who is looking for artistic & photojournalistic wedding images.

YOUR SEARCH ENDS HERE - best photographer!

Reviewed on 8/01/2012 meg w

I started my photographer search simpy by using the web- once I found Matthew Sowa's website I bursted into tears going through his photos- I had to use him because he has the most unique ability to capture each special moment in a way that NO OTHER photographer ever could/can.... Read More After we met him in NY we looked over the packages and all the sample photo albums and we left there more excited for our wedding than we ever were! Matt is reliable and easy to work with. We had our wedding and reception on two different days and Matt graciously came to both and snapped pictures with excitement throughout the entirety. He is everything that his website says- unobtrusive, artistic... overall amazing. I can't wait for another occasion to utilize him again- our pictures and album are unbelievable and exceeded every expectation that I had. Thank you Matt again- we hav never been more pleased- you were the best vendor we had at our wedding and reception and we are so lucky to have had the privilege to use you!


Reviewed on 6/06/2012 Heather B

I don't think I could find strong enough words to express my happiness with Matthew Sowa Photography. Matthew was extremely responsive from the first time I emailed him and so endearing when my husband and I met him in person. He took his time explaining everything to us even... Read More though we were already 100% sold on his work. Matthew's creativity and eye for capturing REAL emotion is not something you find every day. You can tell how much he loves what he does by the creative way that he shoots and the unique beauty of each picture. These are not your every day wedding pictures ladies and gentleman- they are pure art. Hiring Matthew Sowa Photography was BY FAR one of the BEST (and favorite) wedding decisions that my husband and I made. Not only did he take amazing pictures completely unobtrusively, but the album that he put together for us is absolutely unreal. Our family and friends are amazed by it. I truthfully could go on and on about how happy we are, but I will end this by saying I would hire Matthew over and over and over again to capture any important moment in our lives.

unique photographer

Reviewed on 11/01/2011 nicole S

Matthew is really amazing!!! I found him through reviews online and a recc from another vendor from my wedding, and couldn't be happier with my choice in photographer. Choosing a fabulous photographer was my #1 priority as I am obsessed with photography and had a particular... Read More style in mind. When I saw his photos online, I knew he must be right up my alley so I made an appointment to meet with him. I explained to him what I envisioned, that I am picky about photos, and that this was the most important part of my wedding as far as I was concerned and he got it immediately. When I first went to meet with him he showed me some of the amazing pics he has taken and i was sold immediately. He truly is an artist. He is totally professional, punctual, responsive to emails and accommodating to my needs. My wedding was in NY City in beautiful Angel Orensanz in Matt is known in the City as one of the most creative wedding photographers.My whole wedding party absolutely loved him, and we all had a great time going around the City taking unique pictures as a group. he is very comfortable to work with in all ways, has a good sense of humor and helps make everything feel natural (even though it's totally unnatural to me to have someone following me around telling me how to pose). The photos ARE AMAZING! We sent the proofs to our family and friends to help us decide which we wanted to use in our albums and we have so many people telling us that they are the MOST amazing pictures they have ever seen. I've already had at least 10 people ask me who my photographer was because they were just so stunning. While the whole day was beautiful, he made it look like it was a celebrity wedding with the way he took pics. The photos should be in a magazine. I would absolutely recommend Matthew Sowa to anyone who asks. He is worth every penny, he's fun, he's energetic and as far as I'm concerned a photographic genius. Just a quick note -- we also had Matthew for our Day After shot .He has such an eye for unique beauty and found the best composition for every shot. IQ Photo is A+ and five stars in my book!

Excellent Work

Reviewed on 10/30/2011 Christina S

In our search for a photographer for our wedding, my husband and I interviewed several candidates. The process of viewing portfolio after portfolio left us, to say the very least, overwhelmed. There were a number of talented photographers with bodies of work that were in their... Read More own ways both beautiful and interesting, yet there was something holding us back from making a decision. It was then that we met with Matthew Sowa and we finally understood what it was that was subconsciously fueling our reservations with respect to the other candidates. The other photographers had delightful portfolios, but Matthew’s work went beyond the realm of what one thinks of when considering wedding photography. Every moment that he captured turned out to be much more than a static representation of an event--- each image was alive with energy and embodied the unbridled happiness that my husband, our guests and myself felt on that day. Beautifully orchestrated photos that pulsed with emotion far surpassed any of the other works that we had looked at during our initial search. In addition to Matthew’s obvious ability to capture a plethora of moments and create beautiful, in essence, “living” memories of our wedding, coupled with his beaming, enthusiastic and accommodating personality, made him an absolute pleasure to work with. Matthew is an individual whose passion for his craft shines through his work. His personality and the zest with which he commits himself to creating works that transcend traditional photography, is what elevates his work to a place of beauty that will evoke the same emotions captured in that moment for many years to come. In short, he is the best!

Creative Genius!!!

Reviewed on 10/25/2011 Marisol S

Matthew and his assistant photographer are artists! You will have the most creative, candid & emotional shots that will make your wedding album one of a kind! You must hire him! It is an investment that will last a lifetime! All my guests said he was the hardest working man... Read More in the room! He sees shots that you can't even imagine!

My favorite vendor!

Reviewed on 10/25/2011 iwona j

Matthew, I do not know how to describe my experience with you. We have received so many compliments on our wedding photos. You captured our wedding just the way we envisioned. We didn't even notice you were there some of the time. Your eye for composition artistically enhanced... Read More the photojournalistic feel of our wedding.Matt was so easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the craft of photography. Thank you so much for making our wedding memories last a lifetime.

His work speaks for itself

Reviewed on 10/20/2011 lana b

I can not say enough things about Matthew Sowa. He's absolutely amazing, creative and a true artist. He is so easy to work with and so punctual and his photos are amazing. His work speaks for itself. Highly Highly recommended Lana B.


Reviewed on 10/18/2011 Agata D

Matthew's photography is not just a photography! it is a true art! We don't even know how we can express and thank him for his incredible work. He did amazing job shooting our engagement session & wedding . The atmosphere during the photo shoot was great! I was a little afraid... Read More that it would be difficult for us to be natural and this would show in the pictures. But Matthew created very relax and pleasurable mood. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful and not only beautiful but alive! Every time I look at them I am glad I met such a talented photographer! Thank you that you captured those important moments for us in such a incredible way! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Fantastic Photographer.

Reviewed on 10/16/2011 Stela G

Wonderful, professional and very responsible person. Quality of work is phenomenal. Would highly recommend.

Matthew Sowa my best choice

Reviewed on 10/16/2011 jocosa b

This experience has been the most professional, creative and attentive out of all of my vendors.My pictures are OUTSTANDING ! I cannot stop look at them.........

Best of the Best

Reviewed on 10/14/2011 Oren G

Matthew photographed our wedding and I cannot speak more highly of him and his beautiful work. We were looking for pictures that were special and out of the ordinary and Matthew delivered beyond our expectations. Our wedding pictures and our albums were exquisite. We have gotten... Read More so many compliments on our album and both of our families cannot stop raving about how gorgeous the pictures are, even over a year later. Matthew was so great during our initial consultation and he and his assistant were wonderful on the day of the wedding. They caught all the action in a breathtaking way and really captured the emotion of the day. When it came time to put together the album, Matthew was very patient with me, even though I requested numerous changes. I highly recommend Matthew and I would not hesitate to use his services again.

very talented profesional photographer

Reviewed on 10/08/2011 Isabela R

Matthew and his assistant (Ralph, I think?) were wonderful! I truly enjoyed working with Matthew, his personal style is amazing, which you can see from his portfolio of work, but his personality also is so pleasureable to work with. He was unobtrusive and frankly most of the... Read More time, because I personally wanted alot of the candid shots, we forgot he was even there. But he still managed to engage my family and friends and mingled almost like a guest. He responded immediately to any question or concern during the planning process and quietly and tactfully directed whereever necessary without making the day feel "directed" or dominated by the need for pictures. I was truly able to enjoy my wedding and also get all the beautiful memories I desired. A very talented professional in every respect!