A Caffeinated Creative with West Coast Style. Raised down South by a strong single mama, his love of cold rainy days, writing, and hot cups of coffee, took this Wilmington native to Seattle for a spell. He owes a lot to java—his photography career (13 years and counting!) was launched at a coffeehouse where he worked as a barista. Back in Wilmington, after travelling the world, he still roasts his own beans and makes a mean cup o’ Joe. No one-trick pony, Matt also cooks. Carne asada with salsa verde, anyone? Sometimes works as an actor, but his favorite role is playing Prince Charming for an audience of one—his princess-obsessed daughter, Eden, whose daily attire often consists of full-length ball gowns and tiaras. On weekends, he and wife, Jen, lead a home-based church. (Matt went to ministry school, and pastored at a large church where he met Jen. Technically, he could marry you and photograph the wedding too!) Appreciates all things authentic; abhors the over-produced. Always on the lookout for new tunes that make him feel as good as the classics – Avett Brothers to Ella Fitzgerald. Packs light when traveling – his faith in his heart and some Rainbows on his feet.

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Thanksgiving Fall Minis with Matt

Wed November 16, 2016 7:32am

This year we have the opportunity for Fall Minis with Matt in November on Thanksgiving weekend. These 20 minute sessions are just $100 and you have the opportunity to add the hi-res files when you book for just $250. If you have family in town… Read more

lauren + jonathan . wedding

Wed October 26, 2016 3:54pm

Lauren and Jonathan’s wedding was romantic, rustic and incredibly memorable for everyone who joined the celebration. The entire event took place at the Brooklyn Arts Center, which was completely transformed by Jen and her team of Salt Harbor… Read more

Shoots & Ladders – A Coastal Christmas

Tue October 4, 2016 1:17pm

  This year’s Shoots & Ladders holiday set is celebrating the place we call home with a Coastal Christmas! Bundle up and head down to our studio in your most nautical Christmas attire. CLICK HERE TO BOOK! This session is for… Read more

Thiessen Family

Tue September 13, 2016 3:30pm

Such a beautiful evening with the Thiessen Family. The kids played in the sand, the parents and grandparents loved on the kids and I captured the moments in… Read more

samantha . senior

Wed September 7, 2016 3:37pm

A lovely summer evening, a wide brimmed hat and a perfect smile. Best wishes to Samantha throughout her senior… Read more