Matt Thomas Photography
17 Reviews

Selected Best of 2010, 2009

1803 Brentwood
Kalamazoo MI 49008
United States




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With over 13 years of both commercial and wedding photography experience Matt Thomas has developed a photographic style that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Matt truely understands the importance of traditional photography and the photojournalist approach. Feel free to visit his site or call anytime to discuss your wedding.




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Marisa TenCate


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We Loved Working with Matt!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

One of my favorite shots is a moment between my husband and I that I didn't even know he was taking, it was a great representation of our personalities in one picture and I LOVE it!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Matt was never a disruption. He was always available if we needed him, but at times it was like he was not even there, as he took action shots. Matt was up for ANYTHING! We were even able to sneak out for a bit during the reception to take some off-site pictures. He did a great job of giving us a mix of traditional and modern or photo-journalistic styles.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I wish we would have had Matt take engagement pictures, however, we were both living out of state and the timing did not work for us. We ended up going with a simple package and just got a DVD of all our pictures. It came in a very timely manner, and we are able to print our pictures as we need them.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I never felt uncomfortable around Matt. He was very easy going, but also made sure we got all the photos and styles of photos we asked for. I really wanted to get large group family shots and he was able to do it quick and efficient in an organized manner.


Melissa Visser
Wedding on 2010-10-16


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Great Photographer!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I have a few!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

He did a great job with portraits and the special outside ones we wanted.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

DVD, Photographer and assistant, Album, 7 hours of service

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He didn't have to try I don't think, he just did. Everybody loved him


Nancy Behr
Wedding on 2010-07-24


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Danielle Behr and Derek Adams Wedding Reception

What was your favorite wedding photo?

The newlyweds with their pug on the back porch of our home. The pictures of the two out in the gardens were also beautiful. We actually loved all of the family photos that were taken out in the gardens. I should also say we loved the dancing photos of the family.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

He showed up early to our home to take pictures and those pictures turned out beautifully. He was also very patient as the bride and groom were late. Once at the reception site, he did a great job taking candid pictures without being disruptive. He seemed to focus on getting shots of all our guests and every area of the reception. He also made sure to get enough family and couple portraits but didn't hold the family outside longer than necessary.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I believe we just had the basic package for the reception.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He spoke with us far before the event and made sure to continue checking in with us during the event. He was very polite and willing to adapt to our requests. He also made us feel comfortable with the way he was working. We knew that we would have plenty of great shots since he was working so hard and did a great job capturing all of the important and fun parts of the evening.


Vaneet Seth


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We love Matt's photography!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are many pictures of the two of us and some with our families that we absolutely loved. The ones I love best are immediately following the wedding where both of us are turned to look at each other done in vintage effect, and the ones with us at the lake around sunset time..

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We had an Indian traditional wedding ceremony. He did a great job not disrupting us at all while still taking beautiful shots at the right moments though it was his first time capturing a hindu ceremony.
He was great with candids and action shots!!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

DVD, two photographers, album, and a copyright release..apart from a lot of sincerity and good work.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

The photographer agreed to meet me couple times to go over the Hindu rituals and discuss exactly what I wanted. He did a great job putting in effects like I asked him, to make some of the duller pictures better, and to enhance some of the other traditions in the pictures. He was very good with customer service, communication, and with his schedule flexibility.
The photographer and his wife were nice and very sincere..He was warm to my other family members.
I would highly recommend Matt for wedding photo coverage.


Kelli Warwick
Wedding on 2010-09-25


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Very Happy!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Loved all of them, hard to chose one favorite.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Matt was great to have around very personable and fun. The candids were perfect he captured moments that we were not even aware of!!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

DVD, photo album and release.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He just did.


Melissa Wolicki


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Pentwater Beach Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Way too many favorites to pick just one. Matt did a great job! My wedding album turned out exactly the way that I wanted it!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Everything was amazing!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Album, a disk of all of the pictures taken.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Matt was great, very easy going and easy to get along with.


Jessica Weaver Caswell


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Kalamazoo Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Our wedding party jumping shot... and the garter toss where my uncle is running away from the garter

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Matt got some great candid shots. during the actual ceremony he got some awesome pictures from the baloney and downstairs. He must have been running up and down those stairs and i didn't know he was ever upstairs. They look awesome

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We had the wedding photo package, a wedding album and a dvd of all our photos.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He was able to organize mine and my husbands families and get great pictures through all the chaos. He also got a great picture of my husband and our groomsmen where my brother doesn't look 2 feet taller than the rest of the guys (and he is THAT much taller).


1250879629


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Great pictures with out breaking the bank!!!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I had a few of them but the one that satand out was one on my husband and I smooching in our limo.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

How... I have no idea?? When I recieved the pictures back I was amazed because I didn't remember having them snapped at all. All of our pictures were great!! The onlt thing I wish I had more of were creative shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We had all of the above. Engagment pictures, DVD's of all pictures with copy release, a beautiful album and Matts wife was there for helping out.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He and his wife were great!!! I would recommend Matt any time!!!


1250870744


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Very accommodating!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite wedding photo was the candid he shot of my now in-laws both smiling and looking at us during the ceremony. It just about brought me to tears. You could feel the love in their eyes.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Great with candids! He stayed out of the way and captured all of the shots (and more) from the list I made him. He has some creative ideas about posed shots, and works with the surroundings.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

My wedding/reception was short and sweet and in the middle of winter. I got him shooting the whole thing, and the photos with rights to print them on a disk. Great value!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Yes! As a matter of fact, my brother is using him for his senior portraits! My whole family was very pleased.


kindsey florian


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June 13 Wedding Review

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I love the picture where my bouquet is zoomed in on the ground and we are in the backround by a a beautiful old tree. we love nature so its perfect for us.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

He really captured every moment. Our videographer did not show to our wedding, but the pictures our photographer Matt took during the ceremony made up for everything. Looking back at them reminded me of every great moment and really took us thru the ceremony.
I love that he captured my husband's face when he saw me for the first time. i get to relive that moment thru our pictures!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

enagagement pictures, photos online, CD, photo album

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He was very sweet and laid back and if we wanted a certain picture taken he would definitley take it. You could tell he enjoys what he does. Beautiful pictures!


cegmer98


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Troman/Egmer Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My personal favorite is one in which he placed us on a bridge and it looks as if we were just cropped into the nature background.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Matt did a wonderful job especially under the circumstances...we had an outdoor wedding the weekend in which we had all that rain...the grounds were very wet but from our pictures you would never know it had rained.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered the package which included the wedding album and cd. Matt did an amazing job on our album and we received compliments from everyone who has viewed it.


ksalmond


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Super!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Lots to choose from!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I frankly don't know how Matt got the pictures without being disruptive. Half the time, I didn't realize he was taking shots!

Matt took excellent posed and action shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Matt offers several types of packages. I chose one that included an album, website access, and a dvd. I did not opt for an engagement session.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Matt made all of us feel completely comfortable. His relaxed demeanor and friendly attitude were really welcoming.


Julie J


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Very Pleased!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

So many great pictures that it is hard to pick a favorite! We love the candids the most but the formals were perfect.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Barely knew Matt was there until the formals and then we were glad to have him! Very good at keeping schedule even with our crazy family and bridal party.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Matt offered pretty much anything that would be needed. We purchased a package that included a engagement session and a beautiful wedding album with prints.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Matt fit in as if part of the family. Very considerate made us all laugh without being to overbearing. We are very happy to have had Matt Thomas photograph our wedding.


betsy


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Betsy and Brandon Black

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite picture is one of us kissing. It's in black and white with that pond and fountain behind us, I swear everyone in our family has it framed somewhere in their house.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I didn't even know he was their, besides the formal shots he was like a mouse!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

The packages offered were great! Fair prices and a ton of options. We didn't need engagement pictures so he was happy to adjust the package we picked to suit our needs.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He made us laugh during most of the shots. He kept things organized and didn't make the pictures seem unbearable. He took many fun and candid shots. Overall he did a great job of capturing all of the special and unique moments of our day.


adricita


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Great pictures for a great price!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I LOVED my flowers! So my favorite picture is a black and white shot of my husband and me kissing with our wedding party in the background (guys on one side, girls on the other). I'm holding my flowers in the center, and THEY are in full color. We have it framed in the living room, and have gotten tons of compliments from visitors!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Matt was very unobtrusive, but we still wound up with great shots! I'm not sure what his secret was (I had a few other things on my mind during the actual wedding & reception), but I can say he blended in very well and did not block anyone's view of the ceremony. At the reception, he had a knack of blending into the background, and showing up just at the right moment to get a great candid.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We were on a budget, so we wound up getting all of our pictures on a CD along with the rights to print them as desired, and then we and other family members have printed the ones we wanted when we wanted them. It has been very convenient, and not a lot of photographers would sell the rights to print the pictures yourself for such a reasonable price!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Matt was great! He joked around and made people feel comfortable, but without being cheesy or annoying.


habatrick


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July 28, 2007

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorites are always candids which only happen when the photographer is unobtrusive. Matt caught my new husband and I looking at each other in a way you can't usually see for yourself. I truly treasure that one.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I don't know if it was that I was naturally focused elsewhere but I literally had no idea he (Matt) was even there. Again, I always love candid shots better as I hate having my picture taken. However, Matt was quick with the posed pics which I absolutely loved.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I simply ordered the photos, not in any album or book as I wanted to put them together myself. They came on two CDs in a leather case with our new name on it. I thought that was a nice touch. Honestly, I don't remember if he offered an engagement session as I was not interested in one.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I just loved that he did it quickly. He didn't make us stand there forever taking picture after picture.


kmabellw


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Fantastic, professional and personal

What was your favorite wedding photo?

"The Kiss" - this one is one of my favorites because I didn't even know he was there taking the picture! It captured the most important moment in my life without taking away the sanctity/privacy of the moment.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Wow - I couldn't be happier with Matt's work! He was kind, helpful, creative and very unobtrusive. In fact, many of us were surprised at the shots he was able to obtain because we didn't realize he was in position to get such great photos. The results were exactly what we wanted - a good mix of creative and traditional.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Matt did offer an engagement session which we had to decline as I lived states away, but he compensated by offering some alternative package options. We definitely got value for our money! I haven't ordered prints yet, but Matt sent an album of 4x6 prints which turned out beautifully.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Matt stuck to a list of shots we requested for the traditional shots which we appreciated and was able to round up my scattered family/friends easily for the pictures - it was wonderful!


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