behind the scenes

the experience

those that want to think a little deeper
dream a little bigger 
laugh a little harder 
and work a little harder to pull the thread on a concept.

i might ask you to try something new, so you can see what i see. i might stay quiet and just immerse myself in your world so that i can document our existence in that very moment. or i just might tell you something crazy just so you burst into a genuine laugh. 

every story is different, so i treat each session as such.

my work is for...


get to know mATTEA

a photographer capturing your special moments and forever obsessed with life's "in betweens" - the little moments most of us miss and never outright search for. 

I fell in love with photography because I realized over time that my purpose in life is to make others see themselves in a new light - figuratively and literally. How incredible is it to be able to finally show someone how the rest of the world enjoys their laugh? 

It's not my job to tell your story. It's my job to help you tell your own. 

hi, i'm mattea.

my first camera

"Mattea is the most dedicated photographer I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She is committed to making your session comfortable. Within a few minutes it felt like I was just chatting with a friend rather than shooting with a stranger."

- dalia

01 / 10

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"Mattea was amazing for our engagement and wedding day photos! She handled everything so I was stress free. She was professional but easy going and funny. I was super nervous about posing for photos, but her eye for detail and clear directions gave me peace of mind and produced beautiful photos. "

- emma

02 / 10

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"Mattea is such a joy to
work with, and her work is beautiful! She is very accommodating, puts her clients at ease when shooting, and goes above and beyond to exceed expectations. She has a real talent, and I look forward to working with her again."

- ellen

03 / 10

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"Mattea is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! We just got our engagement pictures- and I am so beyond happy with them. She was a dream to work with, and made us feel right at home. We are so happy/lucky we chose her to capture our special moment we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives."

- camryn

04 / 10

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"The quality of her work was outstanding and she elevated the look we wanted for our products. She was very communicative and timely with responses. We highly recommend!"

- bright endeavors

05 / 10

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"Where do I start?! Mattea was the epitome of a beautiful spirit when meeting her! Her work only complimented who she was as a person. After working with so many photographers, you soon start to realize who you’ll mesh well with and who you won’t. Mattea made me feel comfortable literally, as soon as I met her! She was so professional during the shoot, giving me pointers on poses. "

- davante

06 / 10

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"We hired Mattea to photograph our micro wedding in Milwaukee earlier this summer. She produced so many beautiful shots of the venue, us getting ready, as a couple, family shots, the ceremony and so much more. Mattea was an absolute joy to work and is excellent at her craft, producing photographs that really capture the vibe and essence of any event and people. My husband and I were also very appreciative of her prep process which consisted of a phone call, questionnaire and in person walk thru. All in all we highly recommend Mattea for any of your photography needs!"

- franccesca

07 / 10

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"Mattea was such a pleasure to
work with. She made our toddler smile for the camera which rarely happens. She also readily walked a small trail in the woods to help us achieve our photo goals. While there, she also offered her opinion and direction ensuring we had beautiful shots. Finally, she was incredibly fast with turnaround. Family and friends were so impressed by her work that they scheduled time with her as well."

- angelina

08 / 10

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"Mattea is EXCEPTIONAL! 
She is truly talented. She was fun to work with, so sweet and kind to us. The photos are beautiful. She worked well with the windy day we had and again made the shoot PERFECT! The one thing that impressed me before we even met was her honesty. I had a budget. She could have charged me what my budget was but she didn't. "

- jennifer

09 / 10

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"Working with Mattea exceeded all
of my expectations! I’ve long been impressed with her photography, but working with her made me realize how adaptable, thoughtful, and personable she is while taking pictures. She made my fiancée and I feel so comfortable being on the other side of the camera. Her communication on the front end and back end were timely, and she offered great insights in response to every question I had."

- jason

10 / 10

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