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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 RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

Which of the following event rental services do you provide?
Setup
What event items are available?
Photobooth
What photobooth items are available?
Backdrop(s), CD/DVD of Images, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

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, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints

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Katie
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
I would absolutely recommend Erik Matey!!!! He is wonderful, extremely talented and very professional! He did my boudoir shoot and our wedding and I couldn't be happier with the photos he produced! He captured the beautiful moments I will always remember! His assistant was just as great and they worked so well together! I highly recommend Erik for future weddings and boudoir shoots! I can promise we will be using him for future special moments like maternity and family photos!!
I would absolutely recommend Erik Matey!!!! He is wonderful, extremely talented and very professional! He did my boudoir Read more...
I would absolutely recommend Erik Matey!!!! He is wonderful, extremely talented and very professional! He did my boudoir shoot and our wedding and I couldn't be happier with the photos he produced! He captured the beautiful moments I will always remember! His assistant was just as great and they worked so well together! I highly recommend Erik for future weddings and boudoir shoots! I can promise we will be using him for future special moments like maternity and family photos!! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Erik was amazing! He showed up on time and immediately started photographing the day. My husband, bridesmaids, and myself had a wonderful time with him. He is super down to earth and We felt 100% comfortable with him all day. Before leaving for the ceremony I had a few mini panic attacks and he was trying to help any way possible! His work is amazing and I will recommend Erik to any one I come across looking for a photographer. Your wedding day being one of the most hectic days ever is true but my husband and myself had the most fun, and were the most relaxed while getting our pictures with Erik. I cannot thank him enough for all that he did that day, he truly is an awesome person and im glad he got to share our day with us! Thank you so much Erik!!
Erik was amazing! He showed up on time and immediately started photographing the day. My husband, bridesmaids, and myself Read more...
Erik was amazing! He showed up on time and immediately started photographing the day. My husband, bridesmaids, and myself had a wonderful time with him. He is super down to earth and We felt 100% comfortable with him all day. Before leaving for the ceremony I had a few mini panic attacks and he was trying to help any way possible! His work is amazing and I will recommend Erik to any one I come across looking for a photographer. Your wedding day being one of the most hectic days ever is true but my husband and myself had the most fun, and were the most relaxed while getting our pictures with Erik. I cannot thank him enough for all that he did that day, he truly is an awesome person and im glad he got to share our day with us! Thank you so much Erik!! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Erik was absolutely fantastic. We got his contact information from a close photographer friend of ours who sung his praises and he completely followed through. He was right in the action during our rehearsal dinner, snapping photos and putting people at ease while he did it. He blended right into the atmosphere and ended up capturing incredible photos. Best yet, he got these to us on a flashdrive just a week and a half later! He is a consummate professional and his photos are amazing. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of a photographer.
Erik was absolutely fantastic. We got his contact information from a close photographer friend of ours who sung his Read more...
Erik was absolutely fantastic. We got his contact information from a close photographer friend of ours who sung his praises and he completely followed through. He was right in the action during our rehearsal dinner, snapping photos and putting people at ease while he did it. He blended right into the atmosphere and ended up capturing incredible photos. Best yet, he got these to us on a flashdrive just a week and a half later! He is a consummate professional and his photos are amazing. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of a photographer. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/27/2016
5.0/5.0
We were married February 27 2016. As we pull together our wedding album (finally!), I am happy to say that Erik made this entire process - from the engagement session to our wedding - so seamless!! He's incredibly easy going and meshed well with our personalities. I will say has captured the MOST AMAZING shots I have ever seen! Erik has a really unique style and he made it such a fun experience. Thank you, Erik, for capturing the most beautiful day of our lives!!
We were married February 27 2016. As we pull together our wedding album (finally!), I am happy to say that Erik made this Read more...
We were married February 27 2016. As we pull together our wedding album (finally!), I am happy to say that Erik made this entire process - from the engagement session to our wedding - so seamless!! He's incredibly easy going and meshed well with our personalities. I will say has captured the MOST AMAZING shots I have ever seen! Erik has a really unique style and he made it such a fun experience. Thank you, Erik, for capturing the most beautiful day of our lives!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Erik was extremely helpful and kind. We chose him based on his focus of natural photography rather than lots of posed pictures. He made my husband and I feel really relaxed with the engagement pictures (which we thought would be super awkward.. it wasn't!) and on the wedding day.

He captured our wedding day perfectly! He captured moments that I was totally unaware of without being intrusive. I actually totally forgot about Erik and Val being there the entire reception, but they got the best pictures!

He also had an extremely quick turnaround on the wedding photos!
Erik was extremely helpful and kind. We chose him based on his focus of natural photography rather than lots of posed Read more...
Erik was extremely helpful and kind. We chose him based on his focus of natural photography rather than lots of posed pictures. He made my husband and I feel really relaxed with the engagement pictures (which we thought would be super awkward.. it wasn't!) and on the wedding day.

He captured our wedding day perfectly! He captured moments that I was totally unaware of without being intrusive. I actually totally forgot about Erik and Val being there the entire reception, but they got the best pictures!

He also had an extremely quick turnaround on the wedding photos! Read less
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Kasey
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Erik was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was always very quick to answer questions, whether it be by phone or email. My husband and I were looking for a unposed, natural memory of our wedding day, and that is exactly what Erik and his assistant provided for us. The pictures were even better then we could have imagined. The album that he made for us was perfect. He took all the stress of having to choose which photos to put in the album completely away from us and what he came up with was a beautiful remembrance of the day. An engagement shoot was included in our package, which we used as a chance to get some family portraits done with our two little boys. He was great with our kids and captured some wonderful shots of our family. Erik is a very kind person and really knows what he is doing. I would recommend him to anyone needing a photorapher for anything.
Erik was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was always very quick to answer questions, whether it be by phone or email. Read more...
Erik was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was always very quick to answer questions, whether it be by phone or email. My husband and I were looking for a unposed, natural memory of our wedding day, and that is exactly what Erik and his assistant provided for us. The pictures were even better then we could have imagined. The album that he made for us was perfect. He took all the stress of having to choose which photos to put in the album completely away from us and what he came up with was a beautiful remembrance of the day. An engagement shoot was included in our package, which we used as a chance to get some family portraits done with our two little boys. He was great with our kids and captured some wonderful shots of our family. Erik is a very kind person and really knows what he is doing. I would recommend him to anyone needing a photorapher for anything. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
4/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Erik Matey has a style unlike most wedding photographers. The obvious quality of his work is above and beyond, but more than that is his ability to capture so much emotion within each photograph. His relaxed personality makes you forget he is taking your picture half the time and his only goal is to make you feel your best. If I could go back and do our wedding day all over again, there would be some things I would change, but I know for sure I would, in a heart beat, use Photography by Erik Matey again and again. His professionalism, attentiveness, and natural talent leave you with beyond beautiful photographs that you'll happily look at for the rest of your life. Don't wait a second longer, book him!
Erik Matey has a style unlike most wedding photographers. The obvious quality of his work is above and beyond, but more Read more...
Erik Matey has a style unlike most wedding photographers. The obvious quality of his work is above and beyond, but more than that is his ability to capture so much emotion within each photograph. His relaxed personality makes you forget he is taking your picture half the time and his only goal is to make you feel your best. If I could go back and do our wedding day all over again, there would be some things I would change, but I know for sure I would, in a heart beat, use Photography by Erik Matey again and again. His professionalism, attentiveness, and natural talent leave you with beyond beautiful photographs that you'll happily look at for the rest of your life. Don't wait a second longer, book him! Read less
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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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Jessica
Wedding:
9/20/2014
4.9/5.0
Our pictures turned out so beautifully! Erik Matey was just what we were looking for in a photographer. He met with us ahead of time to get to know us, and really took everything into consideration on the day of. For example, we had a specific list of formal pictures that we wanted to take quickly so that we had more time to spend with our guests - everything ran so smoothly and he "defended" the list when others tried to add to it. There were also many personal touches that we had put into the day for ourselves that would not have been noticed by just anyone. He was able to capture photos of these things and help us remember all of those special moments.
Our pictures turned out so beautifully! Erik Matey was just what we were looking for in a photographer. He met with us Read more...
Our pictures turned out so beautifully! Erik Matey was just what we were looking for in a photographer. He met with us ahead of time to get to know us, and really took everything into consideration on the day of. For example, we had a specific list of formal pictures that we wanted to take quickly so that we had more time to spend with our guests - everything ran so smoothly and he "defended" the list when others tried to add to it. There were also many personal touches that we had put into the day for ourselves that would not have been noticed by just anyone. He was able to capture photos of these things and help us remember all of those special moments. 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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