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Thank you! Thank you!
  • Thank you!

  • It's official! Thanks to all of my wonderful clients, Matin Media Photography has once again won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for 2016. Thank you to everyone who made my little dream of becoming a professional photographer come true. Here's to a great 2016!
K-I-S-S-I-N-G K-I-S-S-I-N-G
  • K-I-S-S-I-N-G

  • Donna & Dave got married in November at the beautiful Belltower Chapel in Fort Worth, but before they said “I Do”, we met to take some portraits of the happy couple. Needless to say, this couple felt right at home in front of the camera, and their love and friendship was palpable. We had a te[...]
School's Out For Summer School's Out For Summer
  • School's Out For Summer

  • Another school year has almost come to a close and before the final bell rings, I wanted to share these lovely Senior portraits that I took of Arisdelsi over Easter weekend. Part of Berkner High School's Class of 2015, this beauty contacted me earlier in the year to schedule her shoot. As the day[...]
Sunshine in Houston Sunshine in Houston
  • Sunshine in Houston

  • I met up with this adorable family a few days before Thanksgiving and was so glad that the weather held up.   Theresa and Vincent welcomed baby boy Vince to their family last August and the cutie pie was a bundle of smiles the entire time, especially during his first trip outside to the park!   [...]
From Jordan to Texas From Jordan to Texas
  • From Jordan to Texas

  • Last August, I received a phone call asking if I was available to photograph a Jordanian wedding the following weekend. "Next Saturday?" I remember asking. And that was how I met Samir and Dana. Dana and Samir met in Jordan and once they decided to marry, there was no delaying the happy couple. M[...]
Welcoming Baby Vinh Welcoming Baby Vinh
  • Welcoming Baby Vinh

  • Talk about time flying! This little cutie just turned 1 yesterday and I couldn't believe it when I saw that I hadn't posted his newborn pics! Little Vinh and his big sister were terrific models and I had a blast shooting at their home in Sugar Land. I can't wait to watch these kiddos grow. [...]
Save the Date Save the Date
  • Save the Date

  • I'm so excited to finally be able to share these gorgeous engagement photos for Jennifer and Wayne. When I first met with the couple, she had very specific ideas of what she wanted for her engagement session: one urban location and one rural location and I think we found the perfect settings. [...]
November Wedding bliss November Wedding bliss
  • November Wedding bliss

  • Courtney and I first connected about her wedding in late 2013 and I eagerly awaited the unique event all year. A recent TCU ROTC grad (Go Frogs!), she and her husband Jose planned the entire wedding from their new home near Fort Bragg in Fayettville, NC. Held at the rustic Willow Lake Gardens, in[...]
A Bella Wedding A Bella Wedding
  • A Bella Wedding

  • A few weeks ago, I posted photos from Lauren's bridal portrait shoot at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, and I'm finally getting a chance to upload the photos from their fun and intimate wedding back in September. Despite the sweltering heat, the bride was calm and cool as she walked down the [...]
Donoghue/Harris Wedding Donoghue/Harris Wedding
  • Donoghue/Harris Wedding

  • I had the pleasure of meeting with Danielle and her oh-so-cute daughter last December as they were finalizing the details for her upcoming wedding. Danielle and Cleveland were married this past April at the Northeast Wedding Chapel in such an intimate ceremony that even their friends felt like fa[...]
Bridals for Sunny's Big Day Bridals for Sunny's Big Day
  • Bridals for Sunny's Big Day

  • I'm so excited that I finally get to share these bridal portraits we took last month of beautiful bride Sunny, who was married to her sweetheart this past weekend in Arkansas. Shot at the Canals at Las Colinas, she looked so regal in her dress that I immediately scrapped a lot of the ideas I had [...]
Say hello to Sanaa Say hello to Sanaa
  • Say hello to Sanaa

  • We have been awaiting the arrival of this little cutie for the past 9 months and she did not disappoint. Little Sanaa arrived on July 25 after making us wait another 2 days(!) and mom Morgan and I were soon in touch to make sure we captured her first moments within the first week of her arrival. [...]
Lauren's Bridal Session Lauren's Bridal Session
  • Lauren's Bridal Session

  • It's been so hard for me to hang on to these photos but Lauren and Richard were married earlier this month and I can finally share these pictures from her bridal portrait session. Shot at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, Lauren was gorgeous in her gown and I was so glad that the weather cooper[...]
Springtime Flowers Springtime Flowers
  • Springtime Flowers

  • I first met this lovely family in 2012, just prior to little Cayson’s arrival, and since then have had the opportunity to watch the little kiddos grow. So far we’ve managed to meet up every spring while the wildflowers were blooming. Somehow this set of pictures (from last spring!) slipped throug[...]
Jordan's Portrait Session Jordan's Portrait Session
  • Jordan's Portrait Session

  • I first met Jordan and her mother at her relative Robert’s 60th birthday party. This tall and stunning 13-year-old was about to celebrate the end of her middle school career and wanted some portraits to commemorate the occasion. Held at the Dyer property just west of Fort Worth at sunset, Jordan [...]
A Birthday Milestone A Birthday Milestone
  • A Birthday Milestone

  • I’ve known and worked with Pinky and Robert for the past four years covering the rock star fitness events that they hold for their company, Fitmarc. So when Pinky called and asked me to take photos for Robert’s milestone birthday, I couldn’t miss it. Held at their home near Fort Worth, Robert and[...]
A Colorful Engagement A Colorful Engagement
  • A Colorful Engagement

  • This cute couple contacted me months ahead of time to capture the moments from the engagement. In their culture, an engagement ceremony often feels just as ornate as the actual wedding, with the couple celebrating with friends and family. In this instance, the bride-to-be is announced and welcome[...]
An Outdoor Wedding Inside An Outdoor Wedding Inside
  • An Outdoor Wedding Inside

  • Recently I was privileged enough to get the opportunity to work with Lisa Dean and her team at Divine Wedding Details on a very unique wedding. Held at 333 First Avenue, just outside of Deep Ellum in downtown Dallas, Emily & Gray's wedding was full of unique details that showcased the couples[...]
A Blushing Bride A Blushing Bride
  • A Blushing Bride

  • Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a terrific Easter weekend with friends and family. Those of us in North Texas were thrilled to finally have a weekend with plenty of sunshine and minimal rain. I'm so glad that I finally get to share these bridal portraits of my Saturday bride, Danielle, that we [...]
Something sweet in Sugar Land Something sweet in Sugar Land
  • Something sweet in Sugar Land

  • I'm not quite sure how it happened but photos of this little cutie slipped through the cracks. I first met Aivy and her parents around this time last year. Her first birthday was coming up and we wanted to snap some shots for the invitation. She was a little hesitant of the strange lady with the [...]
Bells were ringing Bells were ringing
  • Bells were ringing

  • I first met Valerie about this time last year at a bridal show in Fort Worth. I remember we hit it off when we discovered that we were both Horned Frogs and at one point actually lived in the same dorm at the same time (talk about a small world!). One of the first questions I ask all of my couple[...]