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Steve Sommer

7 July 2019

Incredible work. Highly recommend Matt!! All our photos came out amazing and he is a super nice guy. He was extremely nice to work with! Book him!

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Steve Sommer

7 July 2019

Matt was amazing! He helped me plan and capture my surprise engagement to my girlfriend. He was very professional, kind, and helpful in every way. Photos came out amazing. Highly recommend to anyone!!! More...

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Heather Sahler

5 July 2019

Our wedding was flawless- thanks to Matt and Ruth! Zach and I were blown away by how attentive they were and the guests couldn’t stop complimenting how great and “easy” the photographers were to work with. If you are hesitant about booking them- DO NOT BE. To me, the photographer is the most important person at the wedding. They capture those little moments the bride and groom may miss since the day is such a whirl wind. Without a doubt, I know they captured every important moment. So laid back, funny- they do make it easy. My new husband and I cannot recommend Matt and Ruth enough- we didn’t even consider another photographer(s) and neither should you! Thank you both! XoXo The Sahlers More...

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Paul Debiase

3 July 2019

Professional, Artistic flair, a pleasure to work with and his work is amazing. Look no further than McClosky Photography. Bonus, is he is sensibly priced.

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Paul Debiase

1 July 2019

Being in the local wedding industry for 43 + years I can confidently say that Matt McClosky photography is at the top of my list of photographers to work with. They are professional, sensibly priced and a pleasure to work with. Hence there work is impeccable. More...

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Victoria Fitzpatrick

22 December 2018

Matt, his wife Ruth, and their son Charlie were FANTASTIC! We had a 20 person wessing party (including us) so you can imagine it was loud and crazy, but they did a fantastic job keeping everyone organized! We added the photo booth to our package was such a great idea, everyone LOVED it! I enjoyed working with the Mccloskys because Matt (and family) were the most genuine, polite and fun photographer(s). I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day. You will not be disappointed if you hire Matt, I promise! More...

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Matthew

2 December 2018

We attempted to do our engagement shoot 2x before the the weather barely cooperated with us on our 3rd try and Matt was so supportive and informative of our decision to postpone the shoot because of his experience shooting in the weather conditions we were faced with the first two times. The 3rd attempt was stormy/rainy day and he watched the weather for us and talked us into trying the shoot and boy was he right we had a small window of time where it was the perfect amount of sun in between rain and a pretty bad thunderstorm shortly after our shoot and our pictures came out amazing.

Matt and Ruth were great to work with and paid a lot of attention to how we wanted our wedding photographed. They worked very well with our videographer and our DJ as well. They captured every moment of our wedding and every detail was photographed appropriately. They were informative on what to expect on our wedding day in terms of timing and how long photos would take.

As for the timing of getting our photos back each session engagement and wedding took approximately 4 weeks. I would highly recommend Matt and Ruth to do your wedding. You won’t regret your decision.
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Bethany

30 October 2018

We had such an amazing experience working with Matt McClosky Photography!

Matt had great communication from the moment we inquired about booking him for our wedding- he met with us in person, provided us with all the information we needed and answered all our emails and our hundreds of questions right away.

He was organized and had everything set up and answered so we had absolutely no worries come the day of.

On our wedding day Matt and Ruth went above and beyond to get the most breathtaking shots. From climbing dark staircases to laying down on the docks... they did everything to get the perfect pictures and angles!

They were so personable and made our time with them comfortable and fun. We were so happy with all our pictures we got back. We would absolutely recommend having them for your special day!

Love, Bethany & Brandon Keating
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Cassandra

29 October 2018

Matt and Ruth are simply amazing people! From setting up our first meeting to the finishing touches of our photo album, they were extremely responsive and so easy to work with! We had a vision of how we wanted to look back on our day and remember every special moment. Matt and Ruth made that happen for us! We put together a list of the photos we wanted to make sure were not missed and we let them dictate when and where! They captured every moment perfectly!! Hands down the best photographers ever! More...

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Julie

29 October 2018

We were married in an unusual location, and we knew we had the right photographer when Matt loved the space as much as we do. Our ceremony took place in an ornate meeting room of a historic school, and Matt and Ruth’s photos capture the beauty of the space and the joy of our day. We were able to enjoy our day, knowing Matt and Ruth had everything under control and the photos they took are amazing! Matt took photos we had not even thought of, and we now have such beautiful pictures to remind us of our ceremony with our families and friends.
Matt was responsive, helpful, detailed leading up to the wedding day, and on the day he and Ruth were so relaxed and ready. Our guests complimented how Matt moved around the room in a way that made you forget he was there.
The online gallery Matt created was so easy to share with everyone. Now the difficult part – choosing the ones we love the most!!
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Alex

25 September 2018

We are not quite sure where to even start with how amazing Matt and Ruth McClosky are! We met Matt and Ruth at a bridal expo almost two years ago and knew that we had to have them document our special day. First, they are so friendly and outgoing, and always remembered who we were whenever we ran into them at bridal expos last year! (I went to many, lol) The work that they do is incredible, we were blown away by the photos they had on display at their booth! Last summer we had our engagement session with them and they traveled all the way to us to take our pictures by the Sacandaga Lake! The quality was incredible, and they helped create a relaxing environment. My fiancé and I can sometimes be a little awkward in photos but thanks to them, we looked like naturals!
Fast forward a year later, on July 7th, 2018 we got married. Matt continued to contact us, answer my many emails in a timely manner, and explain to us how excited they were for our big day! Not only did they come early, they were so prepared and organized, I felt like I didn’t have to worry about a thing!!
Ruth worked with the boys as our second shooter and they all told me how much fun they had with her. She made them laugh and relax before our ceremony, and all the shots she got were awesome! Matt met us at the salon the afternoon of the wedding and was able to get so many awesome shots of us getting ready. We had some down time, so he went to our venue, The Appel Inn, while some of my girls were getting ready to get some detail shots of our dresses, rings, and accessories and they were all stunning! He then came back to the salon to get some more photos of me finishing up.
My husband and I felt so relaxed throughout the day thanks to Matt and Ruth. They were as unobtrusive as possible, and we felt like we could enjoy the wedding without being pulled away for photos the whole night. They were able to get all our favorite shots and then some (about 900 photos) and we got them back within three weeks!
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Kiersten

22 July 2018

We can't say enough wonderful things about Matt and his wife, Ruth! From the very beginning they were great to work with! Matt always answered our emails and questions very quickly and thoroughly, he was organized, and we felt that we were so prepared going into the wedding that we didn't have any concerns or questions about photos.
My husband and I said over and over again throughout the day how happy we were that we made the decision to ask them to photograph our wedding day. Matt and Ruth arrived on time and were so much fun while taking the getting ready photos. They were personable, funny, made everyone feel at ease... just absolutely wonderful. Everyone who had a part in the day has told us how much they enjoyed working with Matt and Ruth because of how fun they are to be around but also how good they are at taking photos. They gave great direction about what they were looking for and all of the shots turned out phenomenal. It is awesome because Matt has more of the technical eye for lighting etc while Ruth has an eye for composition so they balance each other out perfectly and really do a phenomenal job. They were open to any pictures that we wanted to have taken too!
Throughout the ceremony, I didn't even notice they were there! Which was great because I was able to just focus on marrying my best friend. But the pictures they got were absolutely incredible!! And they were organized and quick with getting amazing pictures of family after the ceremony so that we could get back for our cocktail hour and reception! They were so fun at the reception and everyone enjoyed working with them!
But, being wedding photographers, I suppose one of the most important things is the actual photos. I was blown away by how much I love our photos. He sent us almost 800 photos and I literally love every single one! AND to top it all off, his pricing was the best that I could find! We are sure that everyone will love Matt and Ruth as much as we did!
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Emma

14 July 2018

Where to start with our praise? Matt and Ruth are both PHENOMENAL! They made my husband and I so comfortable on our wedding day. Matt was very patient and calming whenever I was getting jittery with nerves. Matt took a very unobtrusive role for the entire day. Even when posing us, he allowed us to be genuine and caught some of the most breath-taking shots when we were just being ourselves. Guests praised him for not impacting the ceremony so they were able to enjoy the ceremony as well. Our photos were stunning, so he has been able to find a balance between getting the awesome shots without having a negative influence on the guest experience. Matt was able to learn my husband and my personalities and they are so beautifully captured in the photos. The cherry on top is that we had our entire gallery (almost 1000 pictures!) available about two weeks after the wedding. We have also ordered some prints from him and they are just stunning quality. I recommend everything about Matt and Ruth! More...

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Arika

26 June 2018

We had a great experience with Jen and overall with McClosky photography. Very pleased with the willingness to do some goofy things. Particularly liked the candid shots :) the day goes by so fast its nice to have such beautiful reminders of our wonderful day! More...

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Amber

1 December 2017

Matt and Ruth were everything we could ask for and much more! They were very accommodating and very professional. They even remembered that I met my husband in a library and brought books to the wedding for pictures. Simply amazing! I would recommend them to everyone. More...

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Nina

1 December 2017

Matt McClosky and his lovely wife were a dream to work with from the very start on our engagement photos. They handled correspondence & scheduling with ease and adaptability. They came prepared, with lots of good ideas and equipment, and put both of us at ease with their humor and professionalism. We had a dark, soggy fall day to work with and they made lemonade --- turned it into a bright, warm, joyful series of vignettes that really brought out the closeness my fiance and I share - something I think is hard to capture with still photography. They did excellent work in the editing process and made sure we were 100% happy as we went along, and at the conclusion of work. To top it all off, their services are an exceptional value. I've already booked them for our wedding! More...

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Kiersten

20 November 2017

I cannot say enough great things about Matt! He works as a team with his wife, Ruth, and they are the perfect team! He has a technical eye for lighting, setting, and all technical photography things while she has an eye for composition and making sure we look good. They are both very likable, easy-going, and fun to work with. We had such a blast shooting with them and laughed the whole time. We haven't had our wedding yet but I know that all that will change is I will have more great things to say! We got our engagement photos back in a short amount of time. And they are literally perfect. The lighting, setting, composition, clarity... everything is perfect. I could not be more in love with our photos. More...

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Erin

3 November 2017

Matt and Ruth are terrific!! Very professional, warm and energetic. They make you feel comfortable with every step of the process. The shots that resulted were so gorgeous and creative. I felt like I could really relive that whirlwind of a day and feel all the things I might have missed. More...

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Heather

2 November 2017

Matt and Ruth are very talented! Nothing but the best from them!

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amanda

27 October 2017

Matt and his wife Ruth are absolutely amazing! The pictures that they take are beyond beautiful. They listen to your ideas and suggestions and take them into full consideration when taking your pictures. They are creative, patient and wonderful people and photographers! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer in the future! More...

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danielle

26 October 2017

I was having trouble finding the right photographer for our wedding so decided to check out the wedding expo in Albany. I met with a lot of photographers but Matt McClosky and his wife Ruth defiantly stood out to me. Not only by their very reasonable prices but by the beautiful pictures they presented. We couldn't be more happier with our decision to work with matt on our special day. From start to finish everything we wanted and needed he made happen. Extremely professional, very passionate with his work and just made the day fun and flow perfectly. The pictures came out amazing and way better than we could of imagined. Cannot thank Matt McClosky enough for such a great overall great experience and beautiful wedding pictures we will have for a lifetime. Thank you for making our day so special More...

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Colleen

19 October 2017

We asked Matt McClosky Photography to take family photographs that we could use for campaign literature and for personal use. We have three energetic boys which can make family photo sessions challenging. Matt was flexible and creative in capturing the true spirit of our boys and family. We highly recommend his services and will be scheduling another photo session next year! More...

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Emma

18 October 2017

Matt is AMAZING! My fiance and I can be awkward and he helped make us comfortable in front of the camera. Our engagement photos are spectacular and Matt got them back to us so quickly! We took evening photos one day and had our sneak peak the next morning! So excited for him to shoot our wedding! More...

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Daniel

17 October 2017

Matt was absolutely fantastic, and got so many excellent photos of our wedding! He was with us all day taking photos starting in the morning with the girls getting ready, right to the end of the reception. The quality of the photos are fantastic, his professionalism was unmatched, and the package deal we got was the best value we could have asked for. I will be using Matt again for sure, and will recommend him to all of our family and friends for professional photo needs. More...

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Janelle

16 October 2017

Great team to work with, extremely professional and the end results were beautiful

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Ali

16 October 2017

Matt and his wife Ruth are amazing to work with! Over the summer, we had our engagement session and love our pictures! We live near the Sacandaga lake. Matt loved the idea of having our session close to home and came an hour out of his way to accommodate the beautiful lake into our pictures. We were drawn to Matt McClosky Photography at a bridal expo. His friendly demeanor and amazing pricing blew us out of the water. Plus he and Ruth were married at our wedding venue, bonus! We are so excited that Matt and Ruth will be documenting our special day, we can’t wait until July! We highly recommend Matt to everyone! More...

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Sarah

15 October 2017

When we were reviewing the countless options for vendors, we made it a point to build a team of people that had a passion for their work that made them see your event as more than just a job or a party, but as a truly special and meaningful celebration that they were honored to be a part of. With that, we booked a package for our wedding day that included both Matt and Ruth and we could not be happier. These 2 are a dynamic team that work so well together and just make things happen without any thought or concern on the part of the Bride and Groom. Matt's personality is fantastic. My husband told me afterward that Matt kept the guys laughing and smiling with some jokes as they got ready and he snapped away (just as he did with the girls)! Our wedding day was more than a bit hot and humid. Not the best mix for heavy suits and gowns and outdoor photos, but Matt and Ruth didn't just make it happen, they made it work out very well and captured beautiful moments and photos! They covered all our wish-list photos, and some we never could've even imagined but are so glad they did! Matt and Ruth are no pressure, incredibly quick and responsive to all communications, easy and fun to work with, and will cover all the details from the biggest to the tiniest. If you want a photographer that truly appreciates what an honor it is to be included in your day and cares about it as much as you do, book Matt McClosky Photography, your wedding photos will be a forever reminder of the fantastic choice you made! They certainly are for us and we could not be more grateful! More...

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Doug

27 September 2017

We hired Matt McClosky to take pictures of our town officials. With little advanced notice to him he was able to accommodate us in the early evening hours. He was very professional, easy to work with and a true perfectionist ensuring that the pictures came out the way we wanted them too. Because we were under a deadline Matt was able to get all of our pictures back to us faster than what we expected. The town board and judges were very complimentary about Matt's work after he left. Based on our experience I would highly recommend McClosky Photography to anyone wanting it done right with true professional! More...

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Jessica

6 September 2017

We got married 7/1/17 and Matt and Ruth were amazing, very professional and helpful. Would recommend them!!

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3 September 2017

Matt was very professional and was a pleasure to work with. He gave us guidance when we asked and as a result we were very pleased with the results. He was very prompt with the finished pictures after the wedding. He is the photographer I would recommend to anyone. Thanks Matt for a job well done...we love your work!! More...

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Nathan

11 July 2017

Matt was a lot of fun to work with for our engagement photos. He found the perfect spot for us. My bride to be and I are very happy that we went with Matt. He was easy going fun and really made us enjoy the day. More...

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Anthony

6 July 2017

Matt was highly accomidating, providing me with excellent service before and after the photo's were taken. I would reccomeend Matt to friends and family without hesistation... You will not be disappointed!!

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Maureen

29 June 2017

Matt was the perfect combination of professional, knowledgeable, and fun for our engagement shoot. We love the results and look forward to working with him for our wedding.

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Paige

28 June 2017

Matt was amazing! The day we picked for our engagement photos was cloudy and raining. But we had no reason to be worried! The pictures Matt took look like the perfect sunset lighting! We look amazing and you wouldn't believe we were getting rained on the whole time. He was also great to work with! He kept us laughing and we really enjoyed ourselves. My fiance and I are not big on taking pictures because we end up having stale smiles after a couple seconds. But Matt kept us from that fate with well placed jokes and allowed us to just be ourselves.

Our wedding day wouldnt have been what it was without Matt and Ruth! They are really such an amazing team to work with! Calm in the middle of the storm. They really knew how to catch special moments that were not planned. If you want to have an amazing wedding day I would absolutely recommend you choose Matt!
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Danielle

19 January 2017

Wonderful experience and gorgeous photos we will cherish always! I already look forward to our next session!

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Nicky

29 December 2016

Matt recently did a shoot for us and he was amazing. Very professional, flexible and also creative! We could not be happier with how our photos turned out.

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Kimberly

6 December 2016

Matt does an amazing job! He made us feel very comfortable and he is very professional. We love the pictures he took and he had an amazing vision. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and he is very affordable! More...

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Marci

28 October 2016

Matt is exceptional. He is 100% professional, super talented, and fun to be around. His work is easily worth twice the price and still better than most everything I see here at 2 and 3 times what he charges.
He and his assistant are punctual and diligent photographers. Matt took the time with us before our wedding day to confirm all of the details and had a great digital worksheet (summary) with all of the days photography details that put us at ease.
Our wedding was on a Friday in June, he also had a Saturday wedding and still managed to have our preview photos ready on Sunday morning.
We received our entire digital album on that following Friday! This is a seriously hard working team.
Matt and Ruth have a way of making everyone feel comfortable and at ease.
All of the photos that they shot truly captured "us" and our family.
The tears of joy, kids laughing and so many others are all now priceless memories we will have for a lifetime.
My entire family has been raving about every photo.
I cannot stress enough that if you're looking for a photographer, you've found him! We are already talking about booking him when it’s maternity time
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Tina

5 October 2016

Booking Matt McClosky for our wedding photos was The single best decision my husband and I could have made! He is easy going, has some awesome ideas and was very responsive to our 100+ combined emails and phone calls! Planning was a snap and he always had informative answers to questions and concerns. Matt even gave us really good recommendations for vendors when we were stuck in a rut. We switched venues twice and he made a point to reach out to them on each occasion. He conducts himself like a true professional. You won’t feel like you are just another client when you work with him, he loves what he does and it shows. On our wedding day he took charge and made sure everyone was where they needed to be, helped the boys with their pining’s, and always made sure my dress was picture perfect! He had our group shots done quickly so we could join in for cocktails. We booked our engagement photos with him prior to the wedding. Once we had those in hand for our invitations we knew this guy was the perfect choice. His work is stunning! We chose to have a first look and he captured it beautifully. My family still talks about how fantastic he was to work with. Matt and his partner are real people, I think this is what made everything flow so smoothly. If you are looking for a kind, funny and responsive person to take photos for your wedding you will not regret choosing Matt McClosky Photography! More...

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John

5 October 2016

Matt is an amazing photographer! If you're looking for photographs that are akin to a bridal magazine, this is your guy! He also captured every special moment and candids throughout the whole day. Wedding days can be hectic. In order to get the best photos, you need someone who not only takes gorgeous photos but can provide clear direction on getting the perfect shot. Matt did just that. He never rushed us and made EVERYONE feel at ease.
He gave us a list of things to consider for our day regarding timing, huge huge help!
I still can't beleive how awesome and real these photos are from our wedding.
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Larry

4 October 2016

Great job even greater photos. He knows his profession very very well

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Lisa

3 October 2016

Matt did an exeptional job with our wedding.
The photos are incredible and he and his assistant were very friendly. They interfaced with my party and blended into the background well. They didn't miss a shot and were always smiling and helpful.

Matt even extended his services past the contracted time because we had too tall of a schedule at our banquet hall.

I cant say enough good things.
Our wedding album is absolutely beautiful and the enlargements are stunning. He didn't overcharge for the enlargements either, the other photographers we were looking into seem to make their business all about selling prints after the fact.

Matt Mcclosky Photography really came through for us in every way.
If you are looking for an incredible wedding photography team rrom engaement to reception, seriously, this is it.
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Justin

3 October 2016

Matt was awesome to work with from the day we met to discuss what he had to offer us.
He took our engagment photos and shot our wedding. James and I are overjoyed with the results. Every photo Tells a story and we couldn't be happier. Even though it was out of our budget, we took advantage of a deal he had on the photobooth, it made it reasonable and super super fun memories that he put in another photobook for us. The wedding photo album that we created together is incredible.
He is so easy to work with and is definitely a pro.
If you are on the fence you can definitely feel comfortable choosing to work with him, he delivers.
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Laura

20 September 2016

Matt McClosky is a true professional. He is very passionate about his work and this comes through in every picture he takes. My husband and I got married on the beach and the conditions were tough but Matt did a truly amazing job. He captured every moment beautifully and we have photographs that we will treasure for a lifetime. We highly recommend Matt for your next event. More...

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Samantha

13 September 2016

My husband and I would definitely recommend Matt. He was prompt, friendly, and easy to work with. He made us and the wedding party feel at ease during the formals. Everyone seemed to enjoy taking part.

He captured all the great moments of our wedding including some amazing candids of us and of our guests.

And one more positive, we just got our photo album and I absolutely love it!
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Nancy

13 September 2016

"Matt was a true professional, he captured the best moments of our ceremony and reception. He met with us in person before hand and was very respectful of what we wanted in the wedding photography. We would highly recommend him to anyone. We were blown away by the outcome of the photographs, he is highly skilled in his profession, and you can tell he truly enjoys his work. He made being photographed fun and was unintrusive on our special day. His assistant was professional and fun as well, and every time I looked at her she had a big smile on her face, truly enjoying her work as well. I cant say enough about Matt and his photography, a very nice person, who does outstanding work." Scott and Nancy Jones More...