Matt is an experienced and highly creative photographer in the Southern California area. His motivation for creating stunning images comes directly from the people he works with, the stories they tell, and the reward of being able help make memories. Matt has experience mainly in natural light portraits, but has done extensive work with studio lighting as well. He is an expert in post-processing and creating images for print/web formats. He has also recently earned his Commerical Drone Pilot license from the Federal Aviation Administration.
I love to meet people and find out what they do, or hear them tell a story about their life. That's my main motivator for staying in the business, in an environment where there are so many photographers out there. I also love the outdoors and nature, and photography allows me to capture the beauty of it - even when it may not necessarily be the subject I'm shooting.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done solo and family portraits, in addition to years of shooting other subjects. One of my favorite shoots was with a mom and her young child. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but her son just had a ton of energy that day and things didn't go according to plan. It ended up kind of being a casual shoot with the mom playing with the kid (while he exhausted himself). As much as I was looking for that set pose, some of the best shots were just taken purely of the fun that was going on.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
As an automotive photographer, I was embedded heavily in the industry and a lot of my images would be featured in other publications and websites.