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Photography by Erik Matey

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA US (map)

PHONE

215-932-2877

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ABOUT US

I specialize in relaxed and natural wedding photography. My approach is that by allowing you to be yourself, your natural smile and laughs will come out. None of that stuffy rigid posing... Read more
I specialize in relaxed and natural wedding photography. My approach is that by allowing you to be yourself, your natural smile and laughs will come out. None of that stuffy rigid posing here. Be yourself - dance around, hold each other and let me take care of capturing those moments. Rates start just under $3,000, but most couples choose to invest more for a complete package with a 2nd photographer and complete album.

I love the Philadelphia area and all of the different locations that we can make some very special images for you. I like to get to know each of my couples, to the point that I can show up on your wedding day being thought of as a good friend with a fancy camera. The more relaxed you are with your photographer, the better pictures you'll get, so lets meet up sometime and talk about your wedding. Read less

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints

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Jocelyn
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently received our pictures from our wedding day and all I can say is that Erik is absolutely incredible! He captured every little moment and the photos are absolutely gorgeous. My friends and family have been commenting on how amazing his work. I have even had some friends email me to inquire about what photographer I used for my wedding because they loved the pictures so much. Erik and his 2nd shooter were super polite but were also able to keep my big Italian family on point all day! He made sure we captured all of the photos my husband and I wanted and Erik provided helpful direction at each location. Erik is extremely stealthy and at many times I forgot he was even there. This allowed my husband and I to really enjoy each moment and not focus on the cameras around us. I cannot rave about Erik enough. Not only is he a creative photographer but he is a wonderful person which made it really nice to work with him on one of the most special days of our lives.
We recently received our pictures from our wedding day and all I can say is that Erik is absolutely incredible! He Read more...
We recently received our pictures from our wedding day and all I can say is that Erik is absolutely incredible! He captured every little moment and the photos are absolutely gorgeous. My friends and family have been commenting on how amazing his work. I have even had some friends email me to inquire about what photographer I used for my wedding because they loved the pictures so much. Erik and his 2nd shooter were super polite but were also able to keep my big Italian family on point all day! He made sure we captured all of the photos my husband and I wanted and Erik provided helpful direction at each location. Erik is extremely stealthy and at many times I forgot he was even there. This allowed my husband and I to really enjoy each moment and not focus on the cameras around us. I cannot rave about Erik enough. Not only is he a creative photographer but he is a wonderful person which made it really nice to work with him on one of the most special days of our lives. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Erik was beyond amazing!!! He saved us with a last minute booking and worked with us with price and payments, we love every single picture he took of our special day!! He busted his butt and it shows in all of our beautiful pictures.
Erik was beyond amazing!!! He saved us with a last minute booking and worked with us with price and payments, we love Read more...
Erik was beyond amazing!!! He saved us with a last minute booking and worked with us with price and payments, we love every single picture he took of our special day!! He busted his butt and it shows in all of our beautiful pictures. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Can't recommend Erik Matey enough! We found him by chance, through a series of referrals, and i'm so happy we did. I was extremely picky when choosing a photographer, but Erik's style, which is really natural and candid, was exactly what we were looking for & his work is amazing-i still get compliments on how much people loved our wedding photos and engagement session. And in general, he was just great to work with! From our first meeting, up until getting our finished album, he was so easy-going, professional, and just a pleasure. Our engagement session came first, and while at first it can be nerve-wracking, he made my husband and I feel completely comfortable and we ended up having a lot of fun with it. Our wedding day was seamless and we couldn't be happier with the photos from that day too-they look like they could be in a magazine. Erik also made our wedding album process very simple too. We went back and forth with him on revisions and layout and it's perfect. The quality is amazing and i definitely recommend splurging for the 12x12 size-it is impressive! At the end of the day, we didn't just hire a wedding photography but made a friend too-don't hesitate to hire this guy!
Can't recommend Erik Matey enough! We found him by chance, through a series of referrals, and i'm so happy we did. I was Read more...
Can't recommend Erik Matey enough! We found him by chance, through a series of referrals, and i'm so happy we did. I was extremely picky when choosing a photographer, but Erik's style, which is really natural and candid, was exactly what we were looking for & his work is amazing-i still get compliments on how much people loved our wedding photos and engagement session. And in general, he was just great to work with! From our first meeting, up until getting our finished album, he was so easy-going, professional, and just a pleasure. Our engagement session came first, and while at first it can be nerve-wracking, he made my husband and I feel completely comfortable and we ended up having a lot of fun with it. Our wedding day was seamless and we couldn't be happier with the photos from that day too-they look like they could be in a magazine. Erik also made our wedding album process very simple too. We went back and forth with him on revisions and layout and it's perfect. The quality is amazing and i definitely recommend splurging for the 12x12 size-it is impressive! At the end of the day, we didn't just hire a wedding photography but made a friend too-don't hesitate to hire this guy! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start when talking about Erik. He did my friends wedding years ago, and he was so amazing then that when it was finally my turn to get married i just knew nothing would compare to the work that he does. We first did our engagement pictures with him - we had a blast and it was all so natural. The pictures came out flawless. Then when it came time for our wedding day, he and his assistant, Anna, were simply incredible. I swear it was like you didn't even know they were there. We got the pictures done quickly, and the ones that I have seen already make me feel like i'm still there. i cannot recommend Erik enough - he is worth every single penny and then some. If you want to remember every moment of the most important day of your life, use Erik and you will never be disappointed.
I don't even know where to start when talking about Erik. He did my friends wedding years ago, and he was so amazing then Read more...
I don't even know where to start when talking about Erik. He did my friends wedding years ago, and he was so amazing then that when it was finally my turn to get married i just knew nothing would compare to the work that he does. We first did our engagement pictures with him - we had a blast and it was all so natural. The pictures came out flawless. Then when it came time for our wedding day, he and his assistant, Anna, were simply incredible. I swear it was like you didn't even know they were there. We got the pictures done quickly, and the ones that I have seen already make me feel like i'm still there. i cannot recommend Erik enough - he is worth every single penny and then some. If you want to remember every moment of the most important day of your life, use Erik and you will never be disappointed. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first conversation with Erik I knew he was going to be awesome! He agreed to our photographer just 3 short months before our big day, after we had signed a contract with a faulty company. Erik and Jen we nothing short of amazing the day of the wedding. He allowed us to be our selves but capturing those important moments! Jen went as far as helping bustling my dress and fixing my hair. We couldn't of had a better team to be part of our special day!! Thank you so much!
From the first conversation with Erik I knew he was going to be awesome! He agreed to our photographer just 3 short months Read more...
From the first conversation with Erik I knew he was going to be awesome! He agreed to our photographer just 3 short months before our big day, after we had signed a contract with a faulty company. Erik and Jen we nothing short of amazing the day of the wedding. He allowed us to be our selves but capturing those important moments! Jen went as far as helping bustling my dress and fixing my hair. We couldn't of had a better team to be part of our special day!! Thank you so much! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved using Erik for our wedding! He was a last minute addition to our wedding and we could not have been more grateful for him. He was just as happy for us as if he has known us forever. He was so calm and happy the entire day. He handled our large families well and was very kind and professional. He exceeded our expectations - and we had pretty high expectations. :) If you want a professional and skilled photographer who will bring confidence, excitement as well as the right amount of calmness to your day, then Erik is your photographer.
We loved using Erik for our wedding! He was a last minute addition to our wedding and we could not have been more grateful Read more...
We loved using Erik for our wedding! He was a last minute addition to our wedding and we could not have been more grateful for him. He was just as happy for us as if he has known us forever. He was so calm and happy the entire day. He handled our large families well and was very kind and professional. He exceeded our expectations - and we had pretty high expectations. :) If you want a professional and skilled photographer who will bring confidence, excitement as well as the right amount of calmness to your day, then Erik is your photographer. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so thankful that we used Erik! Our pictures were breathtaking. He is so creative and it truly shows in his photography. They turned out better than I could have imagined!! Thanks Erik!
I am so thankful that we used Erik! Our pictures were breathtaking. He is so creative and it truly shows in his Read more...
I am so thankful that we used Erik! Our pictures were breathtaking. He is so creative and it truly shows in his photography. They turned out better than I could have imagined!! Thanks Erik! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Erik and I had emailed back and forth so many times that by the big day, he felt like one of the wedding party. Not only was he a pleasure to have around, but he was able to think on his feet when the sporadic rain forced us to adjust our picture-taking plans. All day long, (and we had a big gap between our ceremony and reception, so it was a very long day) he was sliding in and out of the action without ever making people feel like they had to stop what they were doing to say "cheese." And when my husband was break dancing, I saw Erik dive in low on the dance floor to capture the action. Honestly, Erik's dive-and-slide move was photo-worthy in itself! Erik captured not just frozen moments, but the whole atmosphere of our wedding, and that was what I most wanted in a photographer. Looking at his pictures, I can hear the music playing and feel the buzz of excitement in the air all over again. He exceeded my expectations, and I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Erik and I had emailed back and forth so many times that by the big day, he felt like one of the wedding party. Not only Read more...
Erik and I had emailed back and forth so many times that by the big day, he felt like one of the wedding party. Not only was he a pleasure to have around, but he was able to think on his feet when the sporadic rain forced us to adjust our picture-taking plans. All day long, (and we had a big gap between our ceremony and reception, so it was a very long day) he was sliding in and out of the action without ever making people feel like they had to stop what they were doing to say "cheese." And when my husband was break dancing, I saw Erik dive in low on the dance floor to capture the action. Honestly, Erik's dive-and-slide move was photo-worthy in itself! Erik captured not just frozen moments, but the whole atmosphere of our wedding, and that was what I most wanted in a photographer. Looking at his pictures, I can hear the music playing and feel the buzz of excitement in the air all over again. He exceeded my expectations, and I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Erik is simply a wonderful photographer. He did out engagement pictures and I couldn't be more thrilled with the pictures. Not only are the images beyond perfect- but we had a BLAST with Erik. He is so easy to be around and I can't wait to have him be a part of our wedding day. There is no one else worth hiring- he is simply the only choice. I would/will hire Erik for any photography needs for me and my family from this point out!!
Erik is simply a wonderful photographer. He did out engagement pictures and I couldn't be more thrilled with the pictures. Read more...
Erik is simply a wonderful photographer. He did out engagement pictures and I couldn't be more thrilled with the pictures. Not only are the images beyond perfect- but we had a BLAST with Erik. He is so easy to be around and I can't wait to have him be a part of our wedding day. There is no one else worth hiring- he is simply the only choice. I would/will hire Erik for any photography needs for me and my family from this point out!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Erik is an amazing photographer to work with...I could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend him a thousand times over. Erik was so easy to work with before, during and after my event.
Erik is an amazing photographer to work with...I could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend him a thousand Read more...
Erik is an amazing photographer to work with...I could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend him a thousand times over. Erik was so easy to work with before, during and after my event. Read less
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