We love stepping into a reception hall and seeing all the hard work and preparation that our brides put into their wedding reception. There is something so special and unique with all our receptions. In our 2014 best of series we are sharing some of our favorite photos and today we share our best of reception photos.
We have exciting news here at Matt Mason Photography: WE’RE HIRING!
You read that right. You have a chance to pursue your photography dreams with an incredible team of photographers. This position will have mostly consistent hours at our studio (922 S Wells St. | Lake Geneva, WI), additional off-location shoots, as well as being an assistant wedding photographer. Please read the description below to see if you may be a good fit. We think this is position is about 30 hours per week give or take.
Please submit your resume and portfolio of images. We look forward to hearing from you!
Job Application Contact: Jake Schnake | email@example.com | 262.215.8879
We love shooting the rings. There is something beautiful and symbolic about the love each couple shares. Every ring and ring combination is unique and presents a new challenge to make an image that is artistic and memorable from the wedding day.
Rings represent life long commitment, a covenant that is sealed with the giving of rings. There are very few things from the wedding that last. The food and cake are eaten the decorations are thrown away, the flowers fade and what is left over for generations? The rings and the photos.
Enjoy some of our 2014 favorite ring shots…
At Matt Mason Photography we love working with the wedding party. Big or small we enjoy seeing the love and support the bride and groom receive from the closest people in their lives. We see it all. We have shot wedding parties that are larger than some entire wedding celebrations.
We also recognize that the wedding party is making a personal sacrifice to take photos that will be forever remembered in the couple’s album so we try to make it fun and interesting for everyone. Not every day is 70 degrees with a nice breeze…. (more…)
One of the most important portrait sessions of the day is the romantic session. We get to see the personalities of the couple and the passion for each other really shine. We like to see a blend of candid moments mixed with some nice posing. We never feel like there is too much time in the day for the romantic session. Look below at some of our favorite 2014 Romantic images.
The sun has come out and the seasons have finally changed. Summer is here. Memorial Day weekend always amazes me. My 6-mile “commute” over to the studio increases a good 40% in time (not distance) from this holiday until Labor Day. People start showing up–everywhere. It all becomes a bit more touristy but it’s summer and I love it. I, Jake Schnake, was born and raised around the lake and have spent every summer of my life enjoying its beauty. It amazes me it never gets old. There are certainly days I would love to move out west to some majestic backdrop for life and photography but there is always the raw beauty found along the shores of Geneva Lake.
I look over and my assistant is crying during the father/daughter dance. She had never even met this couple and the love dad had for her daughter moved her into tears. And it would be a lie to say I’ve been tear free from every reception.
It is such a wonderful time to share in the ‘once here, quickly gone’ moments. Brief moments. We have the honor of capturing these memories and moments that quickly fade into history without the photographic reminder. We are so thankful for the privilege of preserving such important moments and cannot wait to be a part of many special more this coming season.
There are so many important details to your wedding day. Most couples want to have products and services that are fun and unique. We are excited to announce the release of a new product that you are going to love. The Slo-Mo Video Booth.
It amazes me how few ceremony photos you’ll find when looking through the internet for wedding photos. What would a wedding day be without a…wedding? In the “marketing world” of wedding photography, ceremony photos are usually used the least–and it really is a shame. We love the details, the first look, the romantics, the fun bridal party photos, but there is something so special about the ceremony that captures the raw emotions of the day. Mom and Dad are so proud of their daughter or son. Grandma is cuter and older than ever. The flower girls drops the pedals with such precision (well…sometimes). Dating stories are recalled. Rings are exchanged. Hearts are hopeful. And these moments aren’t incredible opportunities for amazing photographs? We think not.
We are always blessed to take such a key role in this special moment. The tears, laughs, and promises shared in these few minutes are what the bride and groom will have to look back on this day. Thank you to all the individuals who invited us to their ceremony to share in these memories and we hope we can see you again soon with you in the bridal party this time!
The first time we mention a “first look” to a bride and groom in our planning session they often respond with concern and hesitation. Isn’t this supposed to happen at the ceremony site?
There are a number of reasons why we encourage a “first look” experience prior to the ceremony for the bride and groom, but I’m certain a quick flip through these images will convince you much quicker. To read more reasons to consider doing a first look take a look at this link.
We love capturing those timeless moments in your life that you, your family and friends can forever cherish. And on a wedding day, the first look is a beautiful opportunity for us to do that. Both have been imaging this moment his whole life. All the winding roads have brought them to this moment where they begin walking together through life hand in hand. And we’re there to place you in a quiet, secluded area where you can live out that romantic moment and then re-live it again and again through the photos and videos.
We hope you can share in the joy of these couples and we hope we can share in the joy of capturing the most important moments of your life.
Here’s to love and the joy received through it.