"...love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside"
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
the adventure + TRANQUIL escapes
Photographing weddings around the world has quickly become a specialty for Matt.
The BEST PART of traveling for your wedding is the journey, the moments and all the stories gathered along the way. Documenting the entire experience is what sets apart booking a local photographer vs bringing one of your favorites with you along the way. A photographer with extensive travel experience and expertise only helps when looking for those unique locations and unique logistics inevitably involved in a location abroad. Matt has traveled to 5 continents and 20+ countries in such corners of the world from the beautiful Caribbean to the historical visuals of Kyoto to the mountains of New Zealand.
Looking for a unique + intimate wedding day gift for your partner? The "Little Black Book" boudoir concept has become very popular over the past few years! Boudoir session rates are priced based on the needs of the client. Stylists, Hair & Make Up Artists, Albums and Prints are avail as well to accompany your session package. Sessions can take place in studio or on-location with professional lighting or available natural light.
Services + Inclusions
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD INCLUDED
PRINTS & ALBUMS
what my clients say
Chelsea + Evans
"I could not recommend Matt Simpkins Photography more!!! He came highly recommended for engagement and wedding pictures from a friend. We hadn’t met him until our actual engagement photo shoot and while I am a performer and very comfortable in front of a camera, my fiancé is not- nor does he feel Comfortable with PDA- so I honestly wasn’t sure how the engagement pics would go! BUT, Matt is so fun and cool that he put both of us at ease, and we had a blast! AND we got the CUTEST pictures that truly captured who we are as a couple, and memories that will last a lifetime. We truly could not have asked for a more calming, enjoyable presence on such a hectic, crazy, and exciting day. Everyone commented on how great he was to have around, and again he just made everyone feel so comfortable and have a blast while getting his job done. He is so professional and knows exactly what he is doing, while treating you like a friend, and that’s the perfect combo! Highly recommend Matt for all your photography needs."
Marissa + Michael
"Matt was incredible to work with from day 1. We all live in NYC and he did our engagement photos, which gave us a sneak peak into his style, clever wit and eye for those perfect shots. I didn't think it was possible but our wedding photos were even better than our engagement shots. He captured the day in such a personal, creative, beautiful, and intuitive way. He is a true artist and has a wonderful gift. He had a second shooter and somehow you barely knew they were there but still managed to get incredible photos of the entire day. He was more reasonably priced, including transportation, than all of the photographers we researched in CT that were close to his caliber. He's gets back to you with answers to questions very quickly and we had our wedding photos 2 weeks after the wedding. If I could give him 10 stars I would!"
Jenny + Brian
"When we were planning our wedding, one of the biggest priorities was getting the right photographer. I knew Matt was going to be incredible. But yet he still managed to blow every expectation we had out of the water. Completely unobtrusive, Matt managed to capture every special moment from many different angles without us even noticing he was there. Matt was sensitive to each private moment, toast, speech, kiss, etc., somehow managing to respect the moment but capture it beautifully. Beyond Matt's talent, he is also a genuinely wonderful human being, who takes great care and sensitivity in capturing your day to its fullest."
Billy + Peyton
"We booked Matt for our engagement photos because we loved his portfolio of work. My husband is a photographer himself so he had specifically high standards which Matt exceeded in all areas. He made us feel so comfortable and produced such wonderful engagement shots that we immediately booked Matt for our wedding ceremony. I can't imagine having anyone else doing our wedding photos. He not only gave us a wide variety of shots but captured all the treasured moments that we'd want memorialized forever. We cannot recommend him highly enough. He's an exceedingly kind and generous person who will only add to your special day & give you photos you'll cherish for a lifetime!"
Melanie + Marla
"My wife and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Matt Simpkins Photography. His eye for detail is exquisite. His photos integrate his amazing skill while showcasing our personal style. Our wedding was truly one of the best days of our lives and that love, romance, and happiness is now forever captured in our beautiful photos. Thank you Matt!"
Daryl + Kyle
"We were so grateful for you every step of the way. You were such an integral part of our Sedona wedding from the start. Thank you for talking about timing, lighting, and being honest with us about what was important the day of right from the get go. You were truly a part of our festivities and friends in the best way possible! Every moment you captured is magical. Every detail, every flower, every rock and shoe. Each image tells a story and side by side, they create the best book of our lives. I could go on and on, but the pictures say it all."
Amanda + Kevin
"We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Matt photographed our wedding and was there from the beginning to the end of our special day documenting every moment for us. His pictures are fantastic, they turned out better than we could have hoped and we are thrilled by the lasting memories he captured on film. He was organized, professional, totally understood what we were looking for in various shots, and was a joy to work with."
I'm a Nikon Guy.
I shoot with multiple high resolution professional Nikon DSLR bodies with a series of Nikkor lenses and speed lights.
You will get to keep a digital version all of your photos from an online gallery. Sizes of the digital images depends on the package you choose. Your family and friends will also have the ability to order prints, canvas prints, etc from the same online gallery.
You will receive a link to your gallery within 14-21 days. Usually sooner! As part of your package, all images will be delivered to you with professional color correction and artistic adjustments. Additional retouching is available upon request.
We LOVE weddings out of the city!
Destination and out-of-state weddings are some of our favorite weddings to shoot! International locations are even discounted because we love traveling that much! :) Let us know where you are planning and we'll figure out the best way to make it happen for everyone and worth it financially!
Travel fees are applicable for locations outside of the 5 boroughs of New York City, but always negotiated before agreement is signed.
All packages are customizable
We offer multiple options including, but not limited to:
- half or full day coverage
- second shooters
- additional hours
- engagement, pre-bridal & boudoir sessions
- digital download file sizes
- disc of images
- additional retouching
- gallery credits
- albums, prints, canvas wraps, etc
- stylists (hair & make up)
- videography services
- thank you cards
Engagement & pre-bridal sessions require a non-refundable deposit to hold the date. You can always reschedule once and your deposit will transfer. Needing to reschedule for a second time will result in the loss of your deposit and a new deposit will need to be placed for the new date.
Weddings require a 20% deposit at the time of agreement. Any changes or cancellation of wedding dates must be made no later than 4 weeks prior, or your deposit will be forfeited.
We accept multiple payment forms
For engagement or pre-bridal sessions, to hold the agreed upon date and time, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required. The deposit goes towards your total rate and can be transferable if we need to reschedule the session. The remaining balance of your shoot is due in full day of. We accept cash (preferable), personal check, credit card (3% fee), PayPal & Venmo.
Weddings require a 20% deposit at the time of agreement. The remaining balance of your shoot is due in full day of.
We accept cash (preferable), personal check, credit card (3% fee), PayPal & Venmo.
- it's all about the two of you
- in studio or on location
- retouching included
- digital downloads + online gallery
starting at 2750!
- priced to fit your needs
- customizable packages
- h res digital downloads, prints + albums
- destination wedding services
your big day!
Engagement session Deposit + retouch payments
Pay via Credit Card