No review will ever express how thankful my wife and I are that we chose Matt to capture our wedding. He and his team are simply incredible.
Finding the right photographer was high on our list; second only to our venue. We considered a number ...
of talented photographers, but it was Matt's creativeness and attention to detail that set him apart.
Seeing as neither of us had ever been professionally photographed, it was a little nerve-wracking for us prior to our engagement shoot. However, working with Matt was incredibly easy, our pictures turned out wonderfully, and having that prior experience with him made our wedding day a breeze.
When we ironed out the wedding itinerary, Matt offered suggestions on where we might want more or less time to make sure we weren't rushed during our critical moments so we could focus on each other and our big day knowing that he had everything under control. Matt coordinated with all of our vendors to ensure that every moment would be captured beautifully. Our wedding day went off without a hitch (everyone kept telling us something would go wrong, but we still haven't identified a minor detail!) and we know that Matt was a huge part of making that possible.
The absolute best story I can share about Matt and his team occurred after I thought all of our vendors had left. Once my wife and I felt that the evening had died down enough to where we didn't need to professionally capture anything special, I gladly thanked and tipped each member of our vendor teams and informed them that they were free to stay or leave at that point. My wife and I spent at least the next 30 to 45 minutes visiting with all of our guests around a bonfire before Matt and his team popped out of the darkness and pulled me aside. Matt explained that they had been walking around the venue property trying to find the perfect shot and that if we were up for it, they had come up with a pretty good idea.
My wife and I were in shock that they were still there, but we immediately said to each other that this is exactly why we hired Matt. They end up leading us through the dark woods surrounding the property and then to the edge of a pond, which brilliantly reflected the big night sky above. Matt explained that they had already tried a few practice shots with his assistant standing in as us until they had the tripod positioned exactly right. Matt said we would need to stand perfectly still for around 30 seconds as they captured the image with an open shutter so that it would capture us, the incredible landscape, and starry night without losing any of the detail. We gladly stood for multiple takes and tried to imagine what the final product would look like. Needless to say, we were absolutely stunned when we finally saw the final product! It is without a doubt our signature wedding photo and we would have never known it was possible had Matt not gone above and beyond for us.
Once the photos are ready, Matt provides you with a beautiful, user-friendly and password protected online gallery to access and share your photos. If you want, your guests can even download photos and have them printed themselves. Matt even includes a release form in the gallery so no one will have any issues getting them printed.
Oh, and be sure to ask him how he protects your photos in transit! Once you hear his process, you'll never question whether he truly goes above and beyond to ensure that nothing could ever ruin your photos.
Thanks for everything, Matt!