natural & effortless, with a hint of adventure & nostalgia.

I love the vibrancy in life, earthy tones, and a sense of wonder and adventure inspires the magic in us all.  

my style is

Your raw emotions, laughter, jitters, tears, and everything in between are your story, and I'm along for the ride. The magic and photographs we create together will become a wonderful addition to a love story that will continue to grow through eternity.
We're given one precious life in this beautiful world, and my dream is for you to follow your wildest dreams; if that’s an intimate wedding or elopement, I’m here for it! My passion is to help you bring that vision to life. 

I’m wild about love, adventure, travel, and being able to document real love stories on film - here to capture all the feels and genuine emotions. I'm a Southern California-based gal, an intimate wedding and adventurous elopement photographer who travels wherever your love or life story takes me.

Travel, intimate wedding, and elopement photography aren’t about the images per se; it's about reconnecting to the moments captured and experiencing the feelings again. As your photographer, I encourage planning experiences that are unique and special to you, which enables your true personalities to shine.

The girl behind the lens
at Mattie O’Neill photography.

I'm Mattie.

Hi There!

About Mattie O'Neill

In the real world, you'll find me cuddling with my two kitties whom I love dearly. I may also be hiking in Joshua Tree National Park or eating my favorite jalapeno chips binging my favorite reality tv shows while editing wedding photos. I live to create, capture and preserve the moments that mean the most to you. I'm constantly dreaming of my next big adventure and hoping to meet up with amazing people along the way and capture their memories in beautiful places. Travel has always been a big dream of mine to see the tallest mountains, the greenest valleys and combining that with my passion is more than a dream. I'm making it a reality. Come along and let's go somewhere amazing and make some beautiful memories!





In the real world, you'll find me cuddling with my two kitties whom I love dearly. I may also be hiking in Joshua Tree National Park or eating my favorite jalapeno chips binging my favorite reality tv shows while editing wedding photos. I live to create, capture and preserve the moments that mean the most to you. I'm constantly dreaming of my next big adventure and hoping to meet up with amazing people along the way and capture their memories in beautiful places. Travel has always been a big dream of mine to see the tallest mountains, the greenest valleys and combining that with my passion is more than a dream. I'm making it a reality. Come along and let's go somewhere amazing and make some beautiful memories!

Mattie IRL. Where you'll find me.

Watch below to see an introduction of me and an inside look of Chris and Rachel's Engagement Session!

Harry Potter, LOTR.
All of the nerdy things!

All of the
vegetarian sushi & ramen

Hiking with a view

My kitties—Pippin & Penny

Peppermint Mochas (year round)

A few of my favorite things

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!


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

Traveling anywhere love takes us

Wisconsin | November 24-27

New York City / New Jersey
 | December 23 - January 5

San Francisco March 1-3

Colorado | September

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