Planning a wedding is hectic, and the last thing you want to worry about is how good the photographer can make you look. Being a 5 month pregnant bride, I was doubly worried until I booked a flight for New Hope Photographer, Matt, to fly from KS to CA to shoot our wedding. Matt arrived to the rehearsal dinner and made himself so comfortable with the guests. I had family members and some friends who usually HATE photos, but they were ready and they willing to be on the end of Matt's camera. I was cranky and tired for the rehearsal dinner, but somehow, he snuck in shots of my smiling moments while hugging grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends when I had no idea. Wedding day, Matt arrived before the caterers did! He took photos of everything! It was a 75 guest wedding, and he blended in perfectly! ( I had a craving for Taco Bell, and Matt even got photos of my husband walking me down the street to sneak in a burrito after the ceremony :) Matt captured emotions on my father's face that I thought only I saw when he gave me away that day. My husband's nervous smiles, happy tears, first dances, cake cutting, and everything between will be timeless memories thanks to New Hope Photography. Given the choice again, I would undoubtedly choose NHP--professional, super friendly, and worth every penny. Our wedding was 'California Dreamin','and the photos prove it was exactly that.
Matt was a dream to work with from the moment we signed our contract until the day we received our photos in the mail! I had a very clear vision for what I wanted our wedding photos to look like, and Matt brought all my ideas to life. Neither my husband nor I are very comfortable in front of the camera, but Matt made us feel relaxed and honestly I forget he was even taking pictures sometimes! I would recommend his services to anyone in a heartbeat!
We knew Matt would be our wedding photographer before we even talked about getting married. Matt is absolutely amazing, both personally and professionally. His work is (to steal his favorite description) rad! Matt puts everyone at ease. His experience is undeniable - our wedding party could not get over how efficiently he moved through portraits, giving us all time to relax and enjoy the party! 10 out of 10 would recommend.
Matt was by far the best photographer we could have ever asked for when it came to our wedding. He was very flexible with our requests and gave us space throughout the day (unlike most wedding photographers!). To this day I still get compliments on our photos about how we had such a great photographer! When the day comes I'm sure we will have Matt fly back to Rhode Island to photograph other family members weddings :)