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Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Atlanta Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew, from Matthew Druin & Co. Photography.
Where have you been featured?
A Practical Wedding, Offbeat Bride, Bride’s Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Black Dress Magazine, Red Wagon Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, Men’s Book Magazine, Fearless Photographers, WeddingWire Wedding Blog, Huffpost Weddings, Gay Weddings, Borrowed + Blue Weddings, Bummed Bride, Pretty + Inked, Style Me Pretty, When Geeks Wed, Chick Brown Bride, Celebration Society, Urban Style, and a variety of others.
Why do couples love working with you?
My past couples have all told me how easy going, helpful, and enjoyable their overall experience was for them. I do not view my couples as a number or just another job. They are each unique, individual people, and I like my relationship and work to reflect that. I only take a select number of weddings per year to ensure the highest possible help and attention to each of my couples.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I love being able to meet so many amazing people, learn about their lives, tell stories, and make new friends. Plus, I love to travel and enjoy the freedom of being able to spend so much time with my family.
How did you get started?
Growing up, I was always super creative through painting, drawing, building things, and shooting / editing video through skateboarding. Photography for me was a total accident. I was actually in college majoring in finance when I traded a toolbox for a camera with the intent to resell the camera for more. Being a tech nerd, I fell in love with all the buttons and started taking photos of my dogs, squirrels, and other random things. A few weeks later a friend of a friend offered me $20 to take some portraits. I took that and returned home to tell my wife Jessica that I felt photography was my calling. Naively, I planned to drop out of school and quit my job, so I could pursue photography full time. She was really supportive but felt since I just got the camera that I should probably wait a year or so to get better and build the business. About three months after owning that camera, another friend of a friend asked me to photograph their wedding. At that point, I decided to quit school and my job, and pursued photography full time.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Documentary, Adventurous, Artistic
What budget range do you cater to?
Matt was, and always will be, the best vendor I worked with. My wedding day was rainy and dreary and for a while, I worried that it was going to be a disaster. But Matt stepped up, calmed me down, and produced some of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever seen. I would use Matt for every milestone event in my life (and my husband and I have already said we will be bringing future children to Atlanta to do photos with Matt if he’ll have us). He had our photos edited and done within two weeks. He kept our crazy families at bay during the wedding. He produced high quality, magazine-styled photos. He is, without a doubt, the best vendor we hired. There is no denying he is one of the best wedding photographers in the business. My husband and I agreed, Matt is an artist. I would not hesitate to tell anyone that this is the guy you want photographing your wedding.
Matt was awesome as our wedding photographer last month! He was friendly, responsive (seriously, so willing to answer all our questions, and quickly!), professional, and laid-back. He was, as other reviewers have said, quite ninja-like. Instead of being in-your-face he effortlessly captured the action and provided help and direction only when needed. He came up with some great ideas for pictures and did an amazing job of capturing the wedding – we absolutely love our photos and so does our family. Plus, super fast turn around! While some photographers we interviewed were sure to tell us all the things they couldn’t do, Matt was supportive and a problem-solver. Let’s be real – no one wants one more thing to stress about on the day or weekend of their wedding, and I can honestly say the photos and photographer were just one thing I knew I didn’t have to worry about. His skill is spectacular and artful, and his pictures have personality – not just the standard wedding photo style that is so popular right now. While no wedding will ever really be timeless, I know the pictures Matt took at our wedding will be.
Choosing Matt was quite possibly the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. From looking at his portfolio it’s easy to see that his photography skills are on point (and they are phenomenal), however, what you don’t see is what a terrific and amazing guy he is to work with. He was incredibly professional, friendly, and open and he really made the whole photography process super easy and fun. And we ended up with amazing photos and experience we will never forget! Matt was extremely adaptable and responsive and even stepped in to pin my husbands boutonnière for him, helped guests, and anything else that we needed. All in all, it was a fantastic experience working with him and there was literally nothing he could have done to make us happier with his services.