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Matthew K.
Lebanon, IL
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5.0
20 Years of experience

I am a neo-classical photographer. I believe in the craftsmanship that comes with study of the masters and the reasons behind what we’ve been doing for the art for centuries. A final product you can touch is the most important part of my craft: my clients are happiest when they have something they can touch and cherish forever.


Quite simply, you will not find another photographer in the metro-east who is willing to do more for you. At every meeting, every experience, behind the scenes on the wedding day (of course) and at the reveal party, you are going to be amazed. My clients rave about me; how I went out of our way for them, how I do things they would not have expected from their photographer.


It's easy for a wedding photographer to be cheap - to underbid everyone else in the industry in the name of "saving you money." It's harder for a wedding photographer to sell quality or experience. Those are things you just have to experience for yourself. It's harder for a wedding photographer to sell value, especially when it comes with a price tag. But the hard things are what I take pride in.

There are no shortcuts to quality, there is no substituting an experience.

A fun fact about me

I’ve been a professional photographer for over 20 years.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Canon 5DmkIII’s, Godox lighting

Lenses:

Sigma12-24, Canon 24-105L, Canon 85 1.8, Canon 100 2.8 Macro, Canon 70-200 2.8L

I am good with…

Large Groups

Capturing Emotions

Capturing Atmosphere

Suggesting Poses

Story Telling

Going the Extra Mile

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Event

32 photos

Headshots

20 photos

Senior

12 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Jodi Kessler Berry

    From Facebook

    Matthew was amazing to work with! He had so many ideas that I had not seen done in senior pictures before. Matthew asked for our input and gave us great feedback on wardrobe and props. I highly recommend!

  • Brent K.

    From google business

    Our daughter needed a professional headshot for talent auditions. Matt not only produced professional results but was an absolute joy to work with. He marries his passion for both photography and people and yields an elite experience for his clients. We are grateful and blessed by his work.

  • Sherri Porter Molitor

    From Facebook

    Matthew was thorough and caring towards my children, who have special needs!

  • Caleb Sedam

    From Facebook

    Matt is an excellent photographer! His work is exceptional, as well as his personality. I’m absolutely pleased by his work for me, and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to enshrine great memories for them and their descendants.

  • Jared Michael Viviano

    From Facebook

    Definitely a class act in the industry. He cares about the photos he produces for you. All too often passion is lost with a photographer. Matthew is truly passionate about his work and that in turn is seen in his product. He was great to work with at a benefit we both were working at. He is very fun and engaging!

  • Mark. B.

    From google business

    I had Matt shoot headshots for my company website and marketing materials. He was top notch! He had a great knack for matching backgrounds and lighting to bring out my features in both a professional and casual look. He was very professional and great to work with. I would highly recommend him.

  • Kristin M.

    From google business

    Was very fun to work with, photos came out perfect! I highly recommend and will definitely use again when the next big adventure comes!

  • Carol Simmons Zimmer

    From Facebook

    Matt’s portraits are so beautiful. He has a real talent for showing his clients at their very best, and choosing natural poses and settings that reflect their true personalities.

  • Sue Pruett

    From Facebook

    Social Media is so important to business - and our profile pictures make a huge difference to the connection our clients feel with us. As a result of my time with Matthew today, I am going to have some amazing photos to use on both my business and personal social media pages. He was a delight to work with, and the previews I got to glance at looked much better than I picture myself!


    He helped me relax (something I don't do naturally in front of the camera), and truly enjoy myself. I highly recommend him for any of your professional photography needs.

  • Brent Bicket

    From Facebook

    Matthew takes the time to ensure that each picture he takes is the absolute best that it can be. He cares about the finished product, and that the customer is not just satisfied, but happy. I couldn't ask for better photographer to take my family's pictures.

  • Bailee Warsing

    From Facebook

    I had a fantastic session with Matthew. He was timely, professional, and the pictures were very high quality. I could not be happier and would recommend Matthew to any family and friends seeking a great photographer. I look forward to booking my next session!

  • Brent Kohlenberger

    From Facebook

    Our daughter needed a professional headshot for talent auditions. Matt not only produced professional results but was an absolute joy to work with. He marries his passion for both photography and people and yields an elite experience for his clients. We are grateful and blessed by his work.

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