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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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....
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.
Whether they consist of two or twenty-two, these people know how to have a good time. I've never met with a bride and groom who have said, "Yeah, you'll have to be pretty careful with our bridal party. They're a pretty lame bunch of people." Quite the contrary. It always surprises us the places these girls will walk in heels or the heights these guys jump in suits. We are so thankful for the willingness of these friends to do whatever necessary to create such fun memories for the bride and groom. They have shared in the lives of the bride and groom through thick and thin and now they get to share with them in one of the most important celebrations of their life. There is always so much attention given to the bride and groom, but here we want to credit the bridal party. Not for just having fun with us at the wedding day, but for being so supportive of your friends and family in their marriage. We can't wait to see the people we will meet this year and the friendships we will gain because of it.
What 30-minute timeframe of photos do you think is the most important on a wedding day? As the designated photographer, we are responsible to capture a variety of photos: rings, flowers, portraits, family, trinkets, bridesmaids, flower girls, ceremony sites, sunsets, cakes, dance moves, and the list goes on. As you can see from all of our best-of galleries, we love them all. But there is something very special about the Romantic session. We love this time when we get to slow down with the bride and groom and create stunning works of art that they can forever remember their day with.