If we’re going to be spending some time together, we like to get to know all about you! Similarly, we like to think of our clients as our friends. Here is a little bit of our story so you can get to know us better.
Matt & Carrie
Owner | Main Photographer
a little about Me
how it began
It all started with my grandfather
I am the second generation (skip one) photographer in the family. My grandfather built and ran Douglas Meaney Studios in Plainfield, NJ for over 50 years. His legacy continues to live on. I have had the honor of photographing the weddings of grand-daughters of his brides and in one case, the second wedding of a bride he photographed in the 1980’s. I still have his original business sign hanging in the studio.
what I like
coffee….I seriously LOVE coffee!
Long hours lead to tired Matts. Hence, my never ending quest for coffee. Did I mention I REALLY love coffee. In addition, I am a golf nut and I completely blame my father for not putting a club in my hands at birth. If I have a free day and a nice afternoon, chances are you’ll find me on the golf course
The real boss | Photographer
a little about Me
how it began
I married into it!
Just kidding. I have always had a love for photography and I thinks it’s one of the things that I liked about Matt from the beginning. I started out assisting Matt when we were in college and he was shooting for a large studio. My main job was changing the film backs and hauling gear. On our very first wedding together, I dropped the tripod in the middle of the church service *cringe*
As Matt moved on to open his own studio, I began to learn the ins and outs of second shooting. I’m the main go-to for the guys’ getting ready photos, the alternative view points, and most of the detail pictures!
what I like
The standing joke is that Matt has to pay me in shoes for each wedding I photograph. The girls reading this will understand that you can never have enough pairs of shoes. Who cares if I may have taken over a couple of closets….they need their space!
If I’m at your wedding, you can count on shots of the shoes as well as all the other little details. This is one of my all time favorite shoe shots!
when I'm not shooting
I’m still creating!
I’m a crafter. I have been making custom jewelry for years and I am constantly thinking of new ideas. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, you name it! There are even some of my custom designs on display in the studio. I also love to knit and crochet. Matt is now complaining that we have enough blankets and hats to cover an army.
A little about us!
We've been together a long time
Not quite high school sweethearts, but close!
Carrie and I met in the summer of 1996 a few weeks after she graduated from high school. We were both working as lifeguards at Water Works in Seaside heights. My first thought was “I have to find a way to meet this girl.” We walked back to the cars from work one day and it took me two full blocks to work up the nerve to ask for her phone number.
The rest as they say, is history!
It’s true. We’re both a little off
Let me start by asking who eats chicken? Everyone right? Well, not Carrie nor I. Both of us hate chicken and have since the beginning. Kind of makes going out to dinner at friend’s houses interesting sometimes.
Also, we share the same taste in cheesy movies. Pitch Perfect? We can recite the entire movie!
We're cat people
Well, in reality, we’re animal people
But we have two adorable cats
We are probably the definition of crazy cat people. The living room has a corner dedicated to cat toys…which they totally ignore in favor of the box the toys come in. We totally dress them up for Christmas too which they absolutely hate (see exhibit A on the left).
As wedding photographers, we often wear all black to the wedding in order to blend into the background. As our fellow cat people will understand, this can be an issue! Cat hair? What cat hair?
why this all works.
- we compliment each other 95% 95%
- Matt is right, Carrie is wrong 10% 10%
- we love what we do 100% 100%
- coffee 80% 80%
ABOUT THE STUDIO
Our photography studio is located in an historic building in the heart of downtown Flemington, NJ. We are located at 125 Main St on the corner of Mine St. Having a retail studio allows us to offer in-studio portrait sessions in addition to outdoor, on-location sessions….it is not much fun to have your family portrait session outdoors in the winter here! The studio has three distinct “shooting areas” complete with multiple backgrounds; all of which are interchangeable. We also carry a large assortment of “props” from blankets to antique accessories. Of course, you are welcome to bring in your own accessories for your session! For our littlest clients, we also have a full changing table in the dressing area to make mom and dad’s lives a little easier. The studio is open Monday-Saturday depending on the shooting schedule. Sessions and consultations are available by appointment. Please call or text us at 908-735-9098 to schedule an appointment!