Matei Horvath Photography incorporates photojournalism with fine art to produce images that captures all the unique moments from your day as it unfolds, unscripted...
We are based in Los Angeles, CA but have traveled extensively to cover weddings both in the US and abroad. All our packages are pri
What was your favorite wedding photo?
It will be hard to choose when the day comes and goes, especially if it is anything like the wonderful results from the engagement shots. I may be writing this prematurely (since the wedding is in the spring) but I was simply so elated with the images Matei captured that I couldn't hold off on spreading the word about his brilliance. I want any brides-to-be to be in the loop! I didn't feel like our love had to be "staged" for a single shot. Matei is a natural at sensing the moments, and he was right there every step of the way. What resulted were such refined snapshots that definitively showcase our love for one another and actually speak greater volumes than the words we can say out loud. We had two locations: one in the city streets and the other at the beach. Our beach session was at sunset, which can seem cliche, but Matei caught us in an accidental moment when I stepped on something sharp and squealed in pain and had to sit down while my fiance tended to my "wound." It wasn't supposed to happen that way but my favorite shot came from this moment when I found myself overreacting to my "pain" and the instant calm my man was able to put over me as I worried that our shoot was ruined. I truly forgot Matei was there and he continued to click away, capturing a look in our eyes that I know sums up how much we love each other and how we were meant to be together in our lives.
How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?
Matei the mortal was never there. I was completely comforted in feeling the omnipresence of the guardian of my precious memories, but never felt he was intruding upon our day or orchestrating the natural flow of events. Everything that happened just happened! And now I have the visual proof to prove it all!
What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?
We are still deciding what we want for the big day, but clearly we've started with our engagement shots. We will definitely want a disc copy of the shots.
How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?
My fiance and I were at complete ease. Matei is a complete professional the moment his lens cap comes off, but he is always a truly pleasant and lovely person to be around. We shared so many good laughs and have grown a deep fondness for our new friend. He is always going above and beyond the call of duty and makes himself available to discuss anything and everything. He was so attentive to our story and made us feel like the only couple alive. His quality of work and professionalism impressed me on all levels, and I would wish his workmanship to be the standard in all weddings and engagement photography. I know that is like wishing for a perfect world, but why expect anything less on the most important occasion of your life? Thanks, Matei! Looking forward to April!!!