After a long engagement and years of dating, these high school sweethearts at finally married!! We couldn’t be happier for them and their new life together! Matt & Maria tied the knot at St. Mary’s Church and celebrated their reception at The Loft at Sweetwater. I (Josiah) met Matt in high school. We really hit it off at the end of junior year when we started planning a huge movie for senior year. Throughout that summer and our senior year of high school, we became really close as we directed a 2 hour movie together.
It took us the entire length of senior year and is easily one of the highlights of my high school career. We shared a lot of great moments and laughs together, and argued through some others, but he always challenged me to work my hardest and be a better filmmaker. I felt like we pushed each other. If it weren’t for Matt, I’m not sure I would even be writing this right now. He really helped shape my love for cinema and filmmaking, which is what I went to college for. It was in college that I got my first wedding gig and now we shoot thirty a year.
Matt & Maria have dated since high school, almost as long as Steph and I have been together. It was beautiful to finally see them get married. Matt definitely teared up as Maria came down the aisle. The letters they wrote to one another were so heartfelt. They are truly perfect for one another. One of the reasons we love shooting weddings of friends is that we get to spend more time with them than almost everyone else. If we were just a guest, there’s not way we could’ve had any alone time with them to chat. Since we’re the photographers, we get to take them out for photos, have fun and joke around with them. So to us, that was our favorite moment from the day. Seeing the joy on their faces all day and capturing that was such a privilege.
We love you guys and are so thrilled for you both! We had the best time at your wedding and are so thankful you trusted us to photograph your big day! Steph and I can’t wait to show you the rest of the images, but until then, we hope you enjoy some of our favorites from your wedding day!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
BRIDE’S DRESS | Bridals By Sandra
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES | Bridals By Sandra
CATERING | The Loft at Sweetwater
CEREMONY LOCATION | St. Mary’s Church Roman Catholic Church
GROOM’S TUXEDO/SUIT | Bridals By Sandra
GROOMSMEN’S TUXEDO/SUIT | Bridals By Sandra
PHOTOGRAPHERS | Josiah & Steph Photography
RECEPTION LOCATION | The Loft at Sweetwater
VIDEOGRAPHER | Joyful Films
CANON 5D MARK III • CANON 50 1.4 • CANON 70-200 2.8 • CANON 100 2.8 • CANON 24-70 2.8 • CANON & YONGNUO SPEEDLITES • MAGMOD FLASH MODIFIERS