Matt Schmachtenberg Photography A Practical Wedding

Hey! I'm Matt. I photograph weddings, elopements, & lifestyle portraiture on real film & digital.

My brand of photography is all about being candid, genuine, and love-filled, using natural light to capture real, raw moments.

Photos that radiate love. Photos that are tell your stories. Photos that glow. 

Photography with a sense of adventure. 

Basically, you be you and I'll be me.

Trust me on this one - it'll be beautiful & bursting with love. And we'll be laughing way more than we'll be worrying about where your hands and feet go.

For more information on my weddings or to contact me regarding your wedding day, click here, for engagements or just-for-fun couple shoots, go here, and for portraiture, head on over here

I realize my style isn't for everyone, but if this sounds like your style of photography too, reach out to me and we can start planning this photo adventure together! I'd love to wander with you in places you love and tell your stories. 

boho Alexandria va river farm wedding

all the love, all the quirks, and all the adventures together


Let's Plan Your Adventure

Whether it's your wedding day, celebrating your engagement, or because you just want to go on a pretty date by a waterfall to document your love on a random Saturday, we'll capture your real, genuine love in the most natural way possible.