"HI, WE'RE MATT & LORI!"
Together we live on a "Pretty Branch" by a lagoon in southern California, with our two dogs Indy & Cowboy. Our wings fly us around the globe to epic locations where we capture lovebirds in their natural habitat, adventure. Where will you meet us around the globe for your wedding/elopement?
Trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, and from the world of Hollywood movie magic, Matt brings 20 years of experience to the pair. Get him talking about all things camera from the darkroom to virtual reality.
Lori brings a flair for the dramatic to the pair with her background in dance and vintage wardrobe styling/buying. Her masters in non-profit management and experience managing teams as a Director of user experience at app companies will ensure that #Prettybranchlovebird couples are treated to a top tier customer experience.
With nature & music as our muse, we gather inspiration from concerts, listening to vinyl, road-trips, hikes, jet-setting to cliffs and islands unknown, and non-stop vintage clothing & LP hunting.
We can not wait to hear about how you two lovebirds met, and how you plan to tie the knot! Please send us a note on our CONTACT page with all the juicy details.
Matt & Lori
1 PHOTOGRAPHER & 1 VIDEOGRAPHER
We are a rare wedding photo + video duo. It's hard to find two companies that match, so we brought both in-house. With one photographer and one videographer, you two are able to enjoy your wedding day without a whole paparazzi of people buzzing around you. Having the Pretty Branch photo and video duo around is more like being on a fun double date.
DOCUMENTARY & POSED
We get involved only when necessary. We capture your special day, and your love in a natural way without getting in the way. We will quickly pose & prompt you two along with your bridal party and family without it feeling like a job. All of the photos and videos you have seen featured on our site are real-life couples. We guarantee that we can show off your love in the same beautiful way.
COLOR & STYLE
We have a passion for the entire rainbow. I mean how can you choose! We pride ourselves on showing off the colors you two spent time & thought selecting. From your wedding floral palate to your wedding party's attire, we want your photos and video to match. Our background in development and coloring gives you the expert benefit that can only come from the same artist editing both your wedding photos and video.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK?
It is best to book ASAP. Our calendar fills up sometimes two years in advance. As soon as you know your wedding date, it is a good time to book your photographer. Most couples book their wedding photographer about a year plus prior to their wedding day. It is usually one of the first things a couple will book. If you book your wedding today, you can schedule your engagement shoot right away to get those "Save The Date" cards sent out ASAP.
WHEN DO YOU DELIVER?
Our turnaround time is 4 months from your wedding date.
50% deposit up front when booking to hold date.
Balance is due 2 months prior to wedding date.
DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Sure do! If you require proof, just ask, and we will provide the necessary documentation.
Please leave us a note on our CONTACT page. We will be in touch right away to answer all of your questions, and "chirp" about how we can capture your special day.