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Destination Weddings

Good thing that’s my specialty!

I’m Mattie, your joy-capturer, adventure-planner, and your right-hand gal on this amazing journey. I don’t just ‘take photos,’ together we create visual narratives that scream ‘you.’ I invest the time and emotional capacity needed to unravel the depths of your personalities and your love, ensuring your unique love story receives the full spectrum of nostalgia, fun and vibrant hues. 

You Didn’t Say “Yes!” to Your Forever Person Just to Plan a Run-of-the-Mill Wedding Day 

You’re here because you’re not about that “cookie-cutter” wedding dream. You crave a celebration as eclectic as your love, with photographs and memories of those imperfect, unposed, and real moments.

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Here’s the thing…You’re not just investing in photos.

You’re investing in the peace of mind that comes from knowing your day will be documented with care and intentionality. 

With my years of wedding experience - from catering, to coordinating, to photographing - I know how and when to take charge in order for your intimate wedding or elopement to run as smoothly as humanly possible. Your only job is to dream up your grandest adventure yet, and I’ll bring it to life!

 This means you get to be fully present in each moment, knowing that I’ve got your back, capturing every laugh, tear, and candid glance!

Southern California Intimate Wedding Collections

Collections Starting at $3000

Celebrate with your favorite people in the world with an intimate wedding. This type of event is perfect for the not-so-traditional couple who would like to celebrate their love in their own way without the stress of a large-scale wedding day.

  • Starting at 4 hours of coverage
  • Complementary Engagement Session
  • Post-Celebration Sneak Peek Photos
  • Online Gallery (that you can share with your friends and family!)
  • Print Release
  • 35mm Film & Super 8 Add-Ons Available (and encouraged!)

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Southern California Elopement Collections

Collections Starting at $2000

​​Elopement packages include at least two hours of coverage with less than 30 guests in attendance. Travel is included for all Southern California destinations! If your elopement celebration extends beyond just a few hours, Full-Day and Half-Day collections are available. 

  • Starting at 2 hours of coverage
  • Post-Celebration Sneak Peek Photos
  • Online Gallery (that you can share with your friends and family!)
  • Print Release
  • 35mm Film & Super 8 Add-Ons Available (and encouraged!)

Inquire For Your Dream Elopement

Planning an intimate wedding in Southern California?

radiant reviews from radiant souls

L&P

“Mattie was patient and understanding, taking the time to get to know us and our vision for the shoot. She was adventurous, willing to go to any location we desired in Joshua Tree, and even suggested some beautiful spots we hadn't considered.
On the day of the shoot, Mattie was a total joy to work with. She was energetic and patient making us feel comfortable and at ease. She also had suggested poses, which was much appreciated in the sometimes awkward moments of taking photos. But most importantly, the final photos were absolutely stunning. Mattie has an incredible eye for detail and composition, and was able to capture the love and joy between us perfectly. We are absolutely thrilled with the results and cannot wait to share them with our friends and family.” 

- Lauren & Patrick

A&D

“Mattie's talent, creativity, and ability to capture genuine moments are truly remarkable.

Let me start by saying that Mattie is an absolute gem! From our initial inquiry to the final result, her promptness and attentiveness were outstanding. She effortlessly helped direct us, ensuring we felt so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. All the photos she took looked absolutely gorgeous! This was our first experience with a professional photographer together and we couldn't be happier with the outcome.”

- Amber & Dave

A&D

“She effortlessly helped direct us, ensuring we felt so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. All the photos she took looked absolutely gorgeous!

Let me start by saying that Mattie is an absolute gem! From our initial inquiry to the final result, her promptness and attentiveness were outstanding. This was our first experience with a professional photographer together and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Mattie's talent, creativity, and ability to capture genuine moments are truly remarkable. We highly recommend her!”

- Amber & Dave

Super 8 films offer a nostalgic touch that allows you to relive your special moments in a retro way. 

Let’s talk about Super 8 & 35mm film!

Whether used as a complement or an alternative to standard or cinematic video, Super 8 brings an element of vintage fun to your memories! These films are shot on classic cameras from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, inspired by the home videos that shaped my own childhood. I have a special place in my heart for the imperfect yet utterly enjoyable memories that vintage elements can revive!

Each reel of film holds 3 minutes of content, so throughout the day we are filming on multiple reels!

Super 8 cameras do not record audio but are edited and sent with a music choice and one without. 

Final Super 8 films are about 3 minutes for shorter events and up to 6-8 minutes for longer events. 

Super 8 films have a texture that is a bit grainy, which adds to its old-school charm.

And 35mm film…

Similarly, 35mm film gives you that candid, unfiltered vibe, capturing the raw emotions of your day. The graininess of the film adds a layer of authenticity that perfectly complements your heartfelt moments. Both Super 8 and 35mm film options can be included as extras in any of my photography packages!

Once your special day is over…

The super 8 film is sent out to a professional processing business to be developed and digitized before we start editing your wedding film. You’ll receive your final film around 2 months from your wedding day.

Ready to spend your wedding day actually living each moment, instead of posing for it?

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Here are your next steps:

Hit the ‘Inquire Now’ button to shoot me an email, or plan a video call to iron out the details. Within 48 hours you’ll get a personalized proposal and then, we’ll jump into planning your dream day!

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LOOKING FOR SOME SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEDDING INSPO?

Will you really  be able to capture the unscripted & candid photos?

I get it - you want photos that don’t just capture how you look, but who you really are and how deeply you love. That’s my jam!

I take the time to get to know you, your quirks, and your love story so that when you step in front of my camera, you can relax and be yourselves. No awkward poses or forced smiles, promise. I’m all about those genuine, can’t-script-this kind of moments - the hearty laughs, the adoring glances, the spontaneous little dances you didn’t even know you had in you. And because I take the time to connect with you, you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with an old friend, not just a ‘photographer.’ So don’t worry, I’ve got you. Your photos will be every bit as authentic, spontaneous, and joy-filled as you are.

When will we receive our final gallery?

Do you travel for destination weddings and elopements?

What happens if the weather is bad on the day of our wedding or session?

Every image delivered is edited with my unique signature style of post-production. Engagement sessions are shared 2 to 3 weeks after your session. Wedding galleries are shared 5 to 8 weeks after your celebration.

When will we receive our final gallery?

Can We Add Hours Or Services To Our Photography Collection?

Can you help us design a wedding album and wall portraits to display in our home?

Every image delivered is edited with my unique signature style of post-production. Engagement sessions are shared 2 to 3 weeks after your session. Wedding galleries are shared 5 to 8 weeks after your celebration.

When will we receive our final gallery?

Can we add hours or services to our photography collection?

Yes, additional items may be added to your collection such as:
  • Additional Hour Coverage: $500
  • Second Photographer: $500
  • Day-after Session: $700
  • 35mm Film Add-on: $300

Can you help us design a wedding album and wall portraits to display in our home?

When will we receive our final gallery?

Can we add hours or services to our photography collection?

Yes, I would be thrilled to help you design a keepsake wedding album to be passed on for generations to come and select portraits to display in your home. Keepsake albums begin at $2,000 featuring between 60 - 80 of your favorite photographs from your day. Wall portraits are available in a variety of options and arrive ready to hang.

Can you help us design a wedding album and wall portraits to display in our home?

Still have Questions? 
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The only thing you should be doing is dreaming up your grandest adventure yet - I’ll handle the rest!

 Let’s start our journey together