BETTER TOGETHER

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Whatever you want to call ’em… The yin to your yang. The bacon to your eggs. Your “person”. The “one”…

You’ve found someone who:

loves you for you

encourages you and calms you

believes in your dreams

strengthens your weaknesses

cherishes time with you

And maybe even laughs at all your jokes

Simply put, you’ve found someone who makes your life better.

If you really think about it, you probably want to find some of those same things in your wedding photographer.

And ultimately, you want to find a photographer who will do everything in their power to make things better for you.

Well…You’ve Found The One(s)

We understand how you two feel about each other. Because as a husband and wife team, that’s how we feel too.

And as your photographers, we pride ourselves on the honest and sincere way we feel about you!

We view you guys as more than clients. We view you as friends. And friend, there aren’t many days more important than your wedding day.

Which is why from our initial meeting to every moment on your wedding day, and all the communication in between, we want you to feel taken care of and at ease.

And in the end, we want to give you images that you can look back on and enjoy for generations to come.

“Absolutely LOVE our photos!! Matt and Carrie did such an amazing job capturing every part of our day, and helping us relive our wedding. Picking them as our photographer was the easy part of our wedding planning. Matt and Carrie are so much fun to work with and we could not be happier to have had them as part of our special day!”

- Gabrielle

His Legacy Lives On

Matt Here

Matt Here

I learned first hand the importance of forever images from my grandfather, who ran Douglas Meaney Studios in Plainfield, NJ for over 40 years.

Growing up I would help him in his studio and not only learned the ins and outs of photography, but I must have inherited his entrepreneurial spirit too. I eventually followed in his footsteps, pursuing a career and a business in photography. And from there, Matthew Douglas Photography was born.

This business is his namesake, and it makes me so proud to say that his legacy lives on.

Two Loves Collide

Hi, I'm Carrie

Hi, I'm Carrie

While I guess you could say I married into this business, I have always had my own love for photography. So, it definitely makes sense that I married a handsome photographer.

Shortly after we began dating, I started to help Matt when he would need an extra set of hands-on a shoot. My job was to change film backs and haul gear. Then, when he opened his own studio, we began regularly photographing together. It was then that I became his permanent number two.

We’re Better Together Too

We photograph every single wedding together. Every single time. So, rather than wondering and worrying about who will be the second photographer on your wedding day, you already know.

With us what you see, is what you get.

I wanted to make sure I was super comfortable with whoever was going to be following us around all day snapping pictures of us, and Matt and Carrie were the best. A perfect working couple together!

- Amanda T.

An Integral Part

Believe it or not, you’ll spend most of your wedding day with your photographer. (Sometimes even more than with each other!) So, it’s not just the work you need to love. It’s the people behind the cameras!

We want you to see the photography as a fun part of your wedding. Not just another item to check off or something to “get through”.

Which is why, as you plan your day, we’ll be there to help make the process less stressful and more enjoyable. We’ll remain flexible and available to you with consistent and open communication. And we’ll always remain focused on what’s most important to you.

Want a first look? Are detail shots important? What about family photos? We’ll help you come up with your must-have photos and your list of family portraits. Then, we’ll walk you through a timeline and come up with a plan.

Come wedding day, we won’t let you spend your day worrying about what photos are next or what else you have to do. Instead, we’ll work quickly and efficiently. So that you can go enjoy the rest of your day, knowing we’re there capturing it all!

That Little Extra Something

We’re not just here to hold a camera…We’re here to make your day amazing! And if we have to do something outside of our job description in order to do that, then, that’s what we’ll do. Need water or a cocktail? Got it. Need someone to hold your purse? No problem. Dress malfunction? On it.

And if you decide you want an impromptu photo with your sorority sisters or a special photo with your friends, just say the word. After all, that is what we’re here for.

“Matt and Carrie are talented photographers and we couldn’t recommend them more highly. They’ll put you at ease if you ever feel awkward while posing for photographs. They are also incredibly organized at making sure you get endless photos you will cherish later (especially if you have a large and disorganized family /wedding party). They are also simply lovely and fun company.”

- Steph T.

Our Story

Not quite high school sweethearts, but pretty close! I had been lifeguarding for a few weeks when Carrie showed up one day. My first thought was “I have to find a way to meet this girl.” It took me about a week of flirting back and forth at work before I worked up the nerve to ask her on a date.

She said yes. And the rest as they say, is history!

FAVORITE WEDDING TRADITION

I don’t have one.  In fact, I like weddings where the couple isn’t focused on making sure every “tradition” is followed.

FAVORITE MEMORY FROM OUR WEDDING

Our first dance.  I don’t like being the center of attention, but in that moment, no one else mattered

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

I love that every couple and every story is different and that no two weddings are the same.

WHAT I DO BEST

Making others feel comfortable. I’m a people person and do best when I’m interacting with others

WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE RELATIONSHIP?

It’s an even split.  Neither of us takes control over the other and we each have our own voice.

WHO PLANS MORE ELABORATE DATE NIGHTS?

We don’t really do elaborate date nights. Our typical date night is the two of us at home with a glass of wine.

I wasn’t looking to meet anyone. Working as a lifeguard, single, and headed off to college, I was ready to enjoy my summer living at the beach. One afternoon, as I was walking across a bridge to rotate guard stations I saw this super cute lifeguard. Enter Matt.

It didn’t take me long to realize that he wasn’t just cute. He was nice, funny, driven, and honest too. And as fate would have it, I met my future husband that afternoon and I’ve been by his side ever since.

FAVORITE WEDDING TRADITION

The dress! I always look forward to seeing the style our brides choose.

FAVORITE MEMORY FROM OUR WEDDING

After the reception we were walking to the hotel bar. We looked at each other realizing it was over.  That was it. And it was all such a blur. I try to tell all of our couples to take a moment so they can take it all in. The day will pass by in the blink of an eye!

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

I love supporting Matt in his business and doing this together. No one really knows Matt better.  I anticipate what he wants before he does. So it makes both Matt’s and the couple’s day a little easier!

WHAT I DO BEST

I like to focus on the details, the alternative view points, and the moments happening behind the scenes.

WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE RELATIONSHIP?

ME!

WHO PLANS MORE ELABORATE DATE NIGHTS?

What’s a date night?

“Absolutely the best! They were everything they promised and more. We had a blast working with them. Professional, accommodating, experienced, and so much fun! And our pictures came out absolutely stunning.”

- Eliza E.