Capturing weddings, elopements, and portrait sessions across all of Southern California—including Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, San Diego & Los Angeles—and traveling for clients worldwide!

Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Based in Joshua Tree,
Palm springs and southern  California

A Travel & Destination Photographer specializing in Wedding, Elopement & Portrait Photography

I'm Mattie —

I sometimes think of myself as an introvert, but when a camera touches my hand, my soul comes alive, and my spirit begins to dance. Adventurous wedding and elopement photography is what inspires immense joy, passion, and absolute giddiness in me. And when I meet couples with an adventurous spirit that love to travel, the result is an amazing experience and unforgettable imagery. I really feel this was what I was put on earth to do. It's never been a job to me; it's my life and my calling. 

Wedding & Elopement

Couples, Maternity, and Family

Portrait Photography

Home & Vacation Rental Photography

The most beautiful photos were captured during my wedding in Palm desert by Mattie! I booked her right after I got engaged last May and was so impressed with her customer service and photography skills from the very start. Mattie was very responsive and professional and also recommended reliable vendors for some of our needs. She did our engagement pictures and our wedding. She was such a joy to have around and even acted a second wedding planner on the day of by making sure we had hydration, food and cocktails when needed. She is just the sweetest human and goes above and beyond to make sure important moments are captured. Mattie gets a 10/10 and 5 stars all across the board!

Darian & Josh

Mattie is literally the sweetest soul on the planet! I had some crazy anxiety leading up to the shoot but she made me feel so comfortable and she is very accommodating. Of course we were nervous in the beginning but Mattie is just a natural at making people feel at ease and truly captured our love better than we could’ve imagined! She listened to our wants and directed us when we needed help. I truly felt unprepared for our shoot because my husband and I are so awkward in front of the camera but Mattie was ready with tips and ideas for our poses and not to mention fixing my hair and wardrobe malfunctions when needed. I can’t recommend her enough!

Dijon & Kevin

As a long time wedding photographer myself, it was tough trying to find a photographer for some anniversary photos of my wife and I while we were in Joshua Tree. I wanted someone who I felt not only fit our style, but more importantly, was an awesome human to be around. When I came across Mattie’s work I truly felt like she got it. During the shoot Mattie knew exactly where to go, saw the perfect lighting, had great posing ideas, and even gave us the chance to let us get lost in our own weirdness. A great photographer will not try to control everything, but let things play out. Mattie CLEARLY has that skill. We received the final set of images a few days after the shoot and even my wife (who barely lets me photograph her) was blown away at the quality and natural feel of the images. Again, as a long time photographer myself, I am 100% glad we met Mattie and had her do our session. If you’re considering her for your photo session, do it. I can’t recommend her enough.

John & Nicole

Love Notes

I'm a California-based gal that loves getting lost in nature. My suitcase is always packed and am ready to hit the road and travel wherever your love or life story takes us. As your biggest hype girl, together we’ll capture your love story on film as it unfolds, naturally and authentically. So, let’s connect and start planning your unforgettable photos!

Check out my upcoming travel schedule, book a location on your bucket list, or think up somewhere completely new.

For The Light Chasers & Adventure Makers—
Let’s Make Magic Together!

Traveling anywhere love takes us