our love story

It does seem as we were predetermined to meet even though we grew up 2,300 miles apart, from two different worlds. “Midwest girl meets So-Cal boy”.  Although our upbringings were slightly different, Mat had burritos, the ocean and surf, Holly had chili, the Ohio river and forests, we both found ourselves drawn to imagery.  Holly always had a connection with photos, spending hours as a child flipping through her parents albums, an obsession with fashion magazines and a natural ability to draw what she saw.  Mat is technical by nature, building computers at a young age and in his teens he started making his own videos.  Our adult careers were in place, Mat a freelance videographer and Holly a finance manager, but finally as fate would have it, our paths connected several times before we finally went on that “first date”.  And once we did, there was no looking back, we imagine you might relate!  

It wasn’t long until we both realized that we both “see photos”, even without a camera in hand, we tend to frame a photo in front of us and even step a foot over to create an image in our head. And after photographing a cousin’s wedding, our true romance with not only each other but wedding photography was ignited. This inspired each of us to follow a dream that before seemed impossible. We knew that we were meant to do life “together,” not just marriage, but also as partners, best friends, and dreamers, documenting the world around us, bringing to life the visions that we see.  As if this was our destined path, delivering the most priceless gift that anyone can enjoy, to hold onto a photo that will transcend generations and bring you back to a moment or emotion.  When we look back over the years since the word “Sutography” rolled off of Holly’s tongue, we truly feel honored to be given this amazing opportunity.  

 Your love story is about to begin a new chapter, filled with new dreams, new hopes and new firsts. Perhaps fate may have aligned your dream to collide with ours.

may our dreams collide
you are engaged

We can only imagine the excitement you have been experiencing as you plan for the wedding of your dreams. From the moment of the proposal, the two of you have been celebrating with your family and closest friends. As you plan every detail of the best day of your life, you daydream about walking down the aisle, your father seeing you in your wedding dress and of course celebrating with all of your guests. Your engagement is the first chapter of your future marriage. We care about these moments, timeless, real, true and we share in the emotion you feel. Congrats to the two of you, have fun on this amazing ride!