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About matt

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my work! Let me just take a second to introduce myself! My name is Matt and I LOVE adventure. You might be wondering why this dude from Chicago is all about adventure and still living here! Let me explain. I found my passion for adventure while living in the Pacific Northwest as a 19-year-old, attempting to create my own adventure in life. I was studying to become a pastor during my time out in the PNW. I would go hiking all the time with friends in some epic locations and absolutely fell in love with capturing our stories on my iPhone. I wanted something better; I wanted to share my adventurous stories better. It was in the year of 2015 that I picked up a camera on black Friday and started shooting. I fell in love day #1. You still might be wondering, "Why Chicago and why the mountain logo?". Honestly, outside of love, I don't think there is anything better to represent adventure other than the mountains. And let's be real, if you weren't entering into some new adventure in life, you probably wouldn't be hitting me up right now... Many people who take photos and film consider themselves artists. And that's dope, but that's not the case for me. Nah, I'm an adventurer; and I like to capture my adventures well. 


So why weddings? The only thing more adventurous than climbing a dangerous mountain is love!! Funny story, I actually believe that so deeply, I am a marriage and family counselor as well! Now you know I'm not just say'n that ;) Love is immense and love gives you that adrenaline rush even greater than climbing a mountain.

Isn't every story worth telling adventurous to some degree? So, whether your story is your wedding day, your position as a mother or father in your current life stage, a senior about to end one adventure and start a new one, or you are trying to tell your company's story, I am here for it. As a therapist I get to hear stories all day long. The deepest parts of people's stories. As a photographer and film maker, I get to help people share them. 

Life's an Adventure. Go and Capture It.

Where my work has taken me

My work has taken me to some incredible places all over the world: Iceland, El Salvador, Washington, Montana, Colorado and elsewhere. 

What if I am already booked?

If I am already booked for your date, please visit my associate options below.

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Photo by J.D. Byrne

Matt's Associates


If you are booking photo and video, there is a VERY high chance Jack will be capturing your wedding day. Matt has worked with Jack for over 5 years now. They both began their professional careers at the same time, so not only have they been working weddings for 5 years together, but they have also grown into their craft together over the past 5 years. 

Jack not only has artistic talent but an incredible personality. He is the type of person that will be asking what you need throughout the day. He is incredibly hospitable and light-hearted. He has also filmed many of Matt's family members including his sister's wedding day, His cousin's wedding day, and will be filming Matt's big day as well. 

Jack will be the first selection when booking a phot/video package and is also available if Matt is already booked. 

Check out the weddings that Jack has filmed here:


Dustin is Matt's go-to photographer when Matt is booked for weddings. 



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