"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?
Our lead photographer Matt was classically trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. When Lori met Matt in Hollywood in 2013 she fell in love with his world of music videos & movies. Matt brings 20+ years of photography & video experience to the pair. He is also our go-to tech guru on everything from drones to building custom computers & camera rigs.
Lori, the other half of this lovebird duo is our lead videographer. She has a flair for the dramatic & draws on her background in dance when working with couples to bring out their love on camera. Matt calls her our #posingmaster. As a past Director of User Experience at app companies, Lori now ensures that all #Prettybranchlovebirds are treated to a top tier customer experience. She'll suggest engagement or bridal shoot locations, outfit ideas & wedding day timeline suggestions.
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
OG Members of the
Pretty Branch Lovebird Club
Photo & Video Duo
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 & Prompts
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 to 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.
Our turnaround time is around 4 months from your wedding date.
50% deposit upfront when booking to hold the date.
Balance is due 2 months prior to the wedding date.
Business Liability Insurance
We sure do have business liability insurance.
If you require proof, just ask & 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.