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I've recently started shooting some fitness-centric concepts the past few months and I've really enjoyed it. Fitness has been a part of my own life for as long as I could remember. I'm super glad that I grew up in the 80's like I did....

  There is a new group for photographers here in Tacoma, simply titled 'Tacoma Photographers Group." It is a group created and organized through the website meetup.com (CLICK HERE TO VISIT the group's page). If you are unfamiliar with meetup, it's a website dedicated to establishing...

Ava and mommy came in for her 9 month shoot a couple weeks ago. We last saw this precious little girl for her newborn session last May, and since then  she has turned into quite the little ham. Matt and I were constantly laughing at all the...

I spent a couple music-filled hours with foot happy 6-year-old Martin. I first met Martin through his father, they were both at a get-together a few months back which I also attended. Before long that evening, Martin was literally breakdancing in the dining room. I...

No, this isn't a guest blogger, this is the formal introduction of Alice to the Matty Photography blog. She's been shooting with me for well over a year now, serving as an assistant on my commercial shoots, and a second shooter for events. During that...

Finally, the dust has settled from the new studio opening and we are to a point where accepting a couple intern photo assistants is possible. This a great opportunity for anyone who has a bit of background in photography but still have a lot to...

I had the pleasure of capturing an awesome couple last week, Dante and Robbi. Both of them are in the military, in fact, Dante had just gotten back from a tour over seas. Like, literally just got back and gave me a call to schedule...

We are now booking Valentine's Day 'SEXY' photo shoots, and offering this at a discounted $99 shoot session fee. Our in-house professional hair/makeup services is complimentary, so come get glammed up, look and feel sexy with your custom tailored photo shoot. Book today, and give...

I want to thank everyone who came to the studio opening night. I know many of you traveled a ways and I really appreciate all the great support. I saw a lot of faces that I hadn't in quite a while, it was so nice catching...

The studio is officially opening up this Friday and we kicked things off with a great shoot. The lovely lady you see pictured here is Myrriah. She's been a popular subject to sit in front of my lens over the years, and I couldn't think...

It's all over Facebook and obviously the workshop website, but just incase you don't follow either one of those sources, the next set of beginner and advance workshops are set and available for registration.  The beginner workshop will be January 19th and 20th, with the...

The new Matty Photography studio is finally at a point where I feel good about calling it "finished." Sure, there are many little things left to be done, but I can take a deep breath and switch the majority of my time back to my...

Below is a video I tossed together for one of my newest clients, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma. I'd recently completed a production photo shoot for them and was invited to capture their grand opening event at the newly constructed dealership building. It was a fun event...

A perfect time to finally write a post about the good ol' grocery sack softbox, seeing as I used it once again for, get this, the Mercedes-Benz photo shoot (which I just wrote about, see that here). As you'll read, the main theme of that...

If some of you are reading the title of this blog post and thinking, "duh," I'd have to agree with you. It's a redundant title to be sure, let's call it a title for those who don't make a living with a camera in their...