Thanks for stopping by!

I look for interesting details of the wedding market and report on them here. I have traveled the country this year speaking with many photographers about everything from workflow to marketing... Everyone I met was willing to participate in a meaningful way to the discussion of market trends. That showed me that you are all very passionate about the business of wedding photography! I will continue to report on trends here as I see them come up in the industry. Please bookmark my blog, pass it around to friends and of course comment on what you find here! Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate your time! Putting together a new blog over at http://jbrides.wordpress.com/ so will be slowly transitioning to that!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Wedding

Spent the New Year shooting a wedding in Jackson NH!

I was 2nd shooting for Emilie and really enjoyed the the bride and groom, as well as the small town atmosphere of Jackson.

Here is a picture of each of us wondering around Jackson...

















Slideshow: http://www.emilieinc.com/karenmatt/
Book Emilie's package A or B and get me too!

Friday, December 15, 2006

New Position with liveBooks!

I have accepted a new position with a company out of San Francisco called liveBooks! I am excited to be working with such a talented group of people. I will be working from home in Maine and traveling the country to pitch the product to the wedding market. My new position is the Wedding Marketing and Development Manager...click HERE to get to liveBooks!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Moving from LA to Porland ME...yes Portland Maine!











Currently on the road...3098 miles of travel to Portland ME!
Visiting parents in PHX, brother in Steamboat, grandma in Louisville and my sister in Cincy on the way. Here are some pics of Em and I in Moab--if you haven't been there, you're missing one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Absence from Blogging...

Recently I have been shooting quite a bit, while also putting together a new website so hopefully that will explain the recent lapse in blogging!

I have shot at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in the Yosemite Valley and right here in my backyard at the Redondo Beach Historical Library in the past weeks. Images from those and the rest of my year will be included in the new website to come out next year! Also look for my images in the Orange County Bride magazine next month.

Thanks for all the kind words lately from recent brides and grooms. Great to hear from you all.

Have a Great Holiday Season!

J

Friday, September 29, 2006

Avalon Island Wedding



I attended a beautiful wedding on Avalon Island. Emilie Sommer of Emilie Inc. was the photographer and I was lucky enough to help her out!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Back on the Road with David Ziser









Have been out on the road with David Ziser's Digital Wake Up Call. Once again David is enlightening photographers on the digital revolution and making many new friends along the way.
On this tour we have been to Columbus(OH), Pittsburg, Cleveland and Buffalo tonight... I catch back up with the tour in Texas in a few weeks. If you have the opportunity, I would suggest to take a night out of your busy schedule if he is coming to your town! Check Here














David, LaDawn and myself...yes...it is LATE!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Wedding of Polly and Jeff

Polly and Jeff had an elegant celebration that everyone in attendance will remember! The afternoon was spent on the beach in Portugese Bend, Racho Palos Verdes, CA. The day was coordinated terrificly by Mary FitzGerald Events of Beverly Hills.












Sunday, August 13, 2006

Wedding of Neri and Adam
















Neri and Adam were wed at the Castle Green in Passadena California. The wedding and celebration that followed were a terrific time for all their guests!



Monday, August 07, 2006

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Stanford Wedding of Joy and Jim





















We had some excellent Northern California weather for the wedding of Joy and Jim on the Stanford Campus. Then onto the Four Seasons to celebrate with hundreds of family and friends!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Animal Acres Wedding of Gretchen and Peter










The evening was one of the more unique weddings I have seen. Animals, friends and family surrounded this lucky couple. Gretchen and Peter were married just how they had imagined it!
Wedding coordinator, Jodie - from www.supremeweddings.com did a terrific job helping them pull off their dream!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Shutters Wedding in Santa Monica





















This is really one of the best settings in the city for a wedding! Grace and Jin did an excellent job of selecting this site. They had a gorgeous day for their roof top wedding!