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I’m the hype man behind the camera! I'm an adventure wedding photographer based in Houston, TX. My favorite adventures are to the RGV for my taco fix and Austin which is my absolute FAVORITE place since I love traveling back to get my favorite BBQ!

“Capturing moments” is a term that is heavily used in the industry. But at the end of the day I’m there to capture everything from your dress, your bouquet, the cake, and all the special moments that happen in between. Once those moments are forgotten, the cake is gone, and the flowers are at the end of their days hanging over the vase, your wedding album and video will still be there to help you relive your wedding day and remember all those special moments and details.

This means that you will enjoy photos that tell a whole story. I promise to be there to catch those cheesy moments and authentic laughs, to paying close attention to details like your finances favorite band shirt that they decided to wear during your engagement session.

 

 
We had an excellent experience with Matt for our maternity photos. He had so much attention to detail, made us feel comfortable, and the photos came out beautiful! He was quick to respond to any questions we had and had our edited photos ready really fast. We would definitely recommend him to anyone!
— Jessica Degwitz Fuentes

 

I’ve been taking photos for quite a while now, below are the fields of photography that I specialize in and are my absolute favorite to do!

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Weddings

As a bride, your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. As the photographer, I’m there with you every step of the way; from the moment you book me, to your engagement session, your first look, when you both say “I do”, to your first dances, and all the way to your grand exit. Producing photo albums that are filled with emotions telling the story of your wedding day is one of my favorite things to do.

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Engagement Sessions

Even if you’re not engaged, a regular couples session is still one the best dates you can go on. We’ll meet in stunning locations, create intimate moments, and I’ll capture every single one of y’alls emotions while y’all are listening to all of my hilarious Dad Jokes.

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Editorials

Either you’re a content creator, a fresh model who just signed with their first agency, you need new content for your blog and instagram, or you need some content to celebrate your birthday month! Let’s get together, come up with a concept, and produce some dope content.

Wanna see more of my images? Click below to see my portfolio!


I’ve known Matt for a while and he’s honestly the coolest guy to work with. He is very patient and has a keen eye when it comes to shots and getting just the right angle. He’s very flexible with schedules and is brilliant as an artist. Did I mention he’s funny? I’ve never had so much fun on a shoot until Matt. You will not be disappointed with the results. Would definitely recommend his work, and I can’t wait to work with him again. Thanks bud!
— David Bujanos

 

Got Questions? I have answers!!!

How many images are included?

Portrait sessions all start with around 50 delivered photos. Weddings typically end up being at least 400. In the packages I detail the minimum amount of photos that are guaranteed, but these all depend on how long your session or wedding is. Either or, I definitely do not leave anything out!

Do you give RAWs?

RAW photos are also known as unedited pictures. And the answer is no, I do not. Editing a photo is half of what makes a photo great, and I would never deliver anything that isn’t finished. Giving out unedited photos can jeopardize the quality of my work, and that definitely something I don’t want to do. I promise that I’ll never leave photos out that you’ll want or need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask and I’m more than happy to check.

But what if I’d like to have the RAW files or if we don’t want our photos being shared?

There is nothing wrong with that! I usually rely on photos from portrait sessions and weddings so that I can use them for marketing since that is how I receive bookings. And even though I initially do not give out RAWs, you can purchase copyright of the photos and you will hold ownership of all photos and will receive all RAW files for a one time fee of $1000 per gallery.

What if we need to cancel or reschedule?

If you’ve already paid your retainer fee for a date and then have to move or cancel it, the retainer fee is non-refundable and a new retainer fee will have to be made for your new date.

What happens if you can’t make it to my session or wedding?

I’ve never had this happen before, and I pray that this never does. But, I’m always thinking of worst case scenario and trying to cover all my bases. However, if something ever does happen, then I will do my best to find a replacement, another photographer that I trust, that’s suitable for you. In the case of me or a replacement not being able to make it, you will be refunded.

What if we need to reschedule due to weather?

Texas can have the most random weather, at the most random times. Because of this, I usually have to hold out until the day before (sometimes even the day of) to decide on whether to reschedule or not. However, some of my favorite sessions have been in the rain, gloomy skies, and cold weather. If it’s super windy, GREAT. Some of my favorite portraits consists of beautiful hair blowing in the wind. The only times I reschedule is if there is a potential for my cameras to get damaged in the weather.

How can I make a payment?

I require a 50% non-refundable retainer fee at the time of booking to hold your date, and the remaining 50% due either two weeks from you wedding date, or 5 days from your portrait session. You will have a client portal where you’ll be able to set up and make payments online by card. I also accept bank transfers and Venmo as sources of payment.

Can you photoshop us to look skinnier, have clear skin, etc?

Editing is the one thing that takes that takes the longest time to finish. My standard editing that comes with your packages consists of light blemish corrections (acne, left over cilantro from those bomb ass tacos we just ate, or tiny but weird objects that shouldn’t be in the photo), coloring, cropping, and lighting. Additional edits that are more detailed can be added for $15 a photo!

What do I wear?

I have a style guide that I email you at time of booking, but the important thing to understand is that it is only a guide, and not a set of rules. I want to you wear something comfortable that is your style, rather than you wear heels and a new dress that you can’t really move in. If you’re the type of person that wears band shirts and joggers, then I’m game for that. Have a favorite hate that your mom dreads? Let’s use it as a prop. Sticking to neutral colors is best, but the important thing is that I want to capture you.


 
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It was pretty hard picking my favorites, so here’s some more reviews!

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Matt, and honestly he’s such a great person overall and an amazing photographer! He went above and beyond to make sure he captured everything we wanted. With little time notice and never meeting before he really took the time to get to know us to make sure he captured every special moment and the pictures he took will forever remind us of that special day! Highly recommend him and look forward to booking him for our future gender reveals and any other special moments! Thank you so much Matt!
— Mike & Andrea Ruiz
My husband and I absolutely love working with Matt!! It’s always awkward having someone take intimate photos, but Matt makes all that go away by making us feel comfortable. Aside from it being super affordable, let’s not forget the fact that he is extremely talented and takes amazing photographs!!! Matt has definitely become our go to photographer and we will honestly keep on using him for all types of photo shoots! I 10000% recommend using Matt Lamar Photography for your next event/photo shoot.
— Sandy & Jesus Lucero
Matt Is absolutely incredible! I highly recommended his work! He’s shot all of our Events From Wedding, to Maternity Shoot! He’s so professional and loves what he does! He’s so great to work with. He has such a great eye , and really pays attention to detail! He takes the BEST candid pictures ! I can’t thank Matt enough for all the beautiful memories he’s captured for us all these years! Can’t wait to shoot with him again
— Priscilla Perez

No paid or fake reviews here, these are straight from my facebook page! Oh, did I mention that you can find me on social media too?!

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