"I love my husband. And am so thankful for Matt being there to make us slow down and enjoy the small moments together that day."
- Kiley & Nathan
"Our life is filled with laughter. This picture serves as a reminder to smile at each other everyday. It captures one of the happiest days of our lives. Maybe if we click our heels in those blue shoes we can relive it all over again..."
- Emily & Ali
"The realization that the day had finally arrived was just settling in, and with it an unexpected wave of calm mixed with fully expected excitement that I would be spending the rest of my life with the most incredible woman in the world. Those exact feelings were captured in this photo perfectly."
- Kemper & Amy
"Between laughing and dancing and whispering the secrets of love, Matt encouraged us to be ourselves. We were able to completely enjoy each other while he worked his magic: in our shadows, above our heads, always at a safe distance that allowed us to do our thing."
- Isa & Tim
"Looking at these photographs still brings us right back to the moment they were taken. The excitement and all the emotions of that day are renewed. This picture in particular stands out not only because it is a beautifully composed photo but also because we had driven past that library many times and had never seen it that way. Never thought we'd have some of our favorite wedding day moments take place there. This was certainly one of the rare quiet times we were fortunate to have. Just the two of us sharing a sweet kiss. Our wedding photos not only mean the world to us, but also continue to amaze anyone who sees them in our home or in Michael's office. Friends always comment how special and unique they are and being lucky enough to know someone as talented as Matt made all the difference."
- Amanda & MIchael
"I remember feeling so at peace and completely content during our photo session prior to the wedding. Knowing that the woman that makes me a better man was moments away from sharing a life long commitment with me had a surreal calming effect. When I see this picture now, I still feel the fulfillment I felt that day and will continue to feel. I married the person that is my shelter and my serenity. "
- John & Cassie
"Matt captured the amazing light in Santa Fe by getting us to hike up no fewer than three plateaus of the nearby hills outside of town. Dirt covering the heels of my bridal shoes was a small price to pay to have our day photographed exactly how we wanted to remember it."
- Catherine & Alex
"We are so glad we did a first look. We were so happy and couldn't stop smiling like idiots. Jase said he felt like he could suck my whole face in with this kiss."
- Jesse & Jason
"This is a picture of Nichole Hanna, the high priestess of tribal belly dance in Nashville, she is a a Goddess among women and it's not surprising at all that she has a glowing orb above her head as she captures the audience at our wedding with her dynamic movement! I just feel really proud to be her friend when I see that image."
- Kristy & Leon
"I can tell right off the bat that the image on the left was the "keeper" and the image on the right was us not being able to take any direction seriously. I love that!"
- Andrea & Mike
"As much as the world was spinning and blurry all around me, this is the only thing that I could see and I could envision at this exact moment. This was my tunnel vision. Captured it so eloquently that you'd never know that I was a whirlwind of emotion."
- Christina & Paul
"The whole weekend was filled with fun. Even making the signs that pointed to the fun, was fun! "
- Ali & Emily
"We did it. We are so lucky to have each other no matter what life sends our way. This picture makes us so happy everyday. "
- Heather & Doug
"Ambitious to get eighteen of us to lock arms and march up the beach at full speed? No way! The collection of these photos are so awesome and funny! They definitely capture the spirit of our group."
- Chuck & Andrea
"This is surprising evidence. To the contrary, she appeared to be un-painted that day. As beautiful and pure as the day she was born."
- Josh & Christina
"Everyone always says that the key ingredient to a happy, successful marriage is love; after all, isn’t that what The Beatles say? However, Steven and I agree that while you do need to love each other unconditionally, you’ve got to be able to laugh together! Every time Steven and I look at this photo of our wedding day, we are reminded just how important it is to have fun together, relax, and enjoy life."
- Kelly & Steven
"After all the ceremony and show was over, it was time to party."
- Christina & Josh
"We found a way to keep it playful without smashing cake into each others faces! And I'm sort of surprised I didn't cut my tongue in half."
- Sten & Missy
"We were wrapping up our first look and stopped on the walk back to the venue to enjoy the sunshine, trample the weeds and catch our breath. It was a much needed minute of meditation, captured perfectly by a grown man hiding in the weeds."
- Tim & Isa
"This is so beautiful! Everyone we love all gathered in this tent. Everyone there for us! It was overwhelming. I love the snippets of the women you can see. My two sisters, my new sister-in-law, my cousin, and my best friend from high school, all supporting us."
-Virat & Rachel
"This day was better than a dream.... I had planned on having an intimate, woodsy, cozy, small sweet wedding.. and then i hired a planner... she took my whole wedding idea and gave it steroids. It was a nightmare. We chose to have a new much more beautiful, relaxed day planned, really just focusing on me and liam. I took our origional woodsy idea and really got down to the core of it..."
- Jamie & LIam
"Man, I just love her"
- Liam & Jamie
"I love this picture. Everyone was out partying and having a good time dancing. All of the people that mean so much to us, enjoying the night together."
- Brittan & Summer
"The hours and stress that it took me to make all of my flowers and rework my mother's dress was pretty brutal. All of which were completed on site on the day of the wedding! This picture captures the end result. Not the stress. And for that, I love it."
- Andrea & Mike
"When I see this photo my heart has the sensation of being physically squeezed - squeak! I think about our wedding every day and how lucky I am to find a home in Winston's arms."
- Jess & Winston
"The moment of this picture was so magical to be living in the middle of, that I thought "no way this can be captured, this is going to have to exist in my memory forever". Then I saw this image and was blown away. It's like we are running through the tunnel of our family and friends all over again. To me this image sums up every day we live together since our wedding day."
- Paul & Christina
LEFT: "I gave all of the bridesmaids 'Brooklyn Hearted' bags as a gift, as an homage to our beloved borough where we got married. One of my best friends/bridesmaids Allison had recently found out she was pregnant - in fact, her beautiful bridesmaid dress barely zipped up the day of the wedding LOL! She loved receiving this bag b/c it gave her a chance to hide her stomach in some of the pictures. I love her huge, beautiful smile in this photo, which is slyly hiding her pregnancy but also demonstrates her utter joy at her pregnancy, while emanating her joy at being a part of our special day. Love love love this picture!!!!"
- Abbie & Pat
RIGHT: "When I look at this photo I think about how many times I burnt myself with the hot glue gun to get this incredible look. We wanted a personal hand crafted wedding that was made with love... and hot glue."
- Ethopia & Tim
"We have such great memories of the cape and it just felt so perfect to be married there as well. Just us and the breeze coming in off the water and the sound of the wind through the reeds. this was the perfection of our day and the moment i recall when i think of our wedding."
- Janelle & Jacob
"There was a lot of warmth in this moment. Warmth from our new family. Warmth from the fire. This is the part of the ceremony where we are promised support and love by our parents, family and friends."
- Virat & Rachel
"Best wedding location ever. Ceremony in a castle, reception in a barn! It looks perfect in this picture. Just makes you want to run down that grassy hill."
- Jason & Jesse
"I do love the way this moment was captured. This was right when the balloons were "released" onto the dance floor, so it was a fun addition to the music and dancing. I remember grabbing the balloon randomly as I decided to dance with my new bride and have the balloon accompany us - I didn't realize at the time I dropped the balloon down to her face for a magically / fun photo opp. Also, love my family in the background and seeing the happy reactions to the best party I've ever been to!!!"
- Stephen & Lela
"This photo reaffirms our decision to get married outside of the city. It felt wonderful and surreal."
- Missy & Sten
"We love traveling together and we especially loved our trips to Mexico. Our first kiss anniversary is Cinco de Mayo so our wedding weekend had to be on the same weekend, naturally. We incorporated Mexican food, decor, music, and of course some sweeeet sombreros into our reception to honor the smoochiversary."
- Kendrick & David
"I showed a good friend who could not attend the wedding this picture. He said, "oh my god! your wedding looked like a magical ewok forrest!" I said, "it felt like that too!" awesome."
- Mike & Lesley
"It was under the California sun that we fell in love, and it was under the same sun that we made our love official. The experience of cruising around the desert, taking pictures before the event was ripe with much cheer & anticipation; fortified by stolen moments where it just seemed to be the two of us."
- Christina & Josh
"This is what pure happiness & joy looks like. we just tied the knot, it finally stopped raining, and we were husband and wife officially. sitting on the rocks with all of our favorite people in the world in a tent just steps away. i want to live in the moment forever.... well, i guess i actually do."
- Stephanie & Adam
"After 14 years of being vegan (and a year of insane dieting to fit in my dress) you better believe that there would be a full on feast of vegan desserts at my wedding, I'm still dreaming of those brownies!!"
- Lesli & Davide
"From the moment we first met I knew I would never again spend a day without a smile on my face!"
- Brian & Aimee
"This was the moment when we were finishing our portraits and were about to head to the reception; we were so excited to be heading to the party! We stopped and saw the mariachi in the corridor and they started playing a little tune, so we started dancing. This was the happiest day of our lives, and I think that the smiles on our faces demonstrate that."
- Libett & Gilberto
"When we see this photo, a lot of thoughts and memories come to mind. 1.) The garter on one of the groomsmen's arm (we are pretty sure he's caught one at every one of his best friends' weddings. He used to keep them around the gear shift in his car....which is gross...and creepy). 2) Zi, our favorite Chinese usher, looks genuinely terrified. He probable thinks Rob is having a heart attack and that he is the only one with enough intelligence to address the situation. 3) The older gentlemen is the back is definitely a disapproving elder. We knew immediately when we saw his pulsating, strong hips and sensual dance moves, that we had made the greatest decision to have Rob as a groomsmen. The fact that his sexual energy was so pervasive that it made a little Chinese boy behind him start to cry only made us realize what a sexual dynamo our guest was. Yes, Rob Shapiro was one of the highlights of our wedding day!"
- Marilisa & Taylor
"We were thinking about how much we love each other, and all the events that brought us to this day. Soaking each other in for a moment before everything started. I love him even more today than I did then... We just wanted our wedding to be a simple gathering in the lush outdoors under the sky."
- Rachel & Virat
"When I got out of the car at the mountain top, I remember leaning into my dad and saying.."wow that's a really long walk with everyone staring" Now when I look at this picture, all I can come up with is...who wore jeans to my wedding???"
- Andrea & Mike
"I'm not sure if she is practicing a victory pose, or if something is going on with her dress; but her bridesmaids seem really intense around her."
- Josh & Christina
"The sparkler send off was something we had been looking forward to since the beginning of the wedding planning process. Such beautiful shots captured not only our pure bliss but the smiles and genuine happiness on the faces of our friends and family. Sten with the flower in his mouth really was the icing on the cake."
- Missy & Sten
"This is my favorite photo from the best day of my life. I remember how much fun I had, and how memorable our day was. This photo takes me right back to that same place every time I look at it. JUMP! "
- Niall & Natalie
"Tyson was simply carrying me from one spot to another to keep my heels from sinking in... While swinging me around and laughing our asses off we were in a world all our on with no knowledge of even being photographed."
- Amanda & Tyson
"Christina's mother had planned a secret treat for the wedding - to have white doves released as the union became official. This is a great picture of sheer joy + astonishment coming from the bride who, otherwise, knew every detail & wrinkle of her big day."
- Josh & Christina
"A quote from our wedding vows by Friedrich Nietzsche sums this moment up perfectly. "What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?" This is what makes our bond so strong."
- Eric & Lynn
"Happy anticipation. Her smile brings out the Sun!"
- Virat & Rachel
LEFT : "Each centerpiece of our tables shared a place on the globe with its influence on our love story. This image captures an particularly special place in our hearts- our home on the open road. "
- Molly & Jacob
RIGHT : "We knew we wanted a serious dance party and we we're not let down. No better way to end the night of our union then dancing under the stars behind a house that we shared with all of our family (half of them flew in from Italy!) and closest friends. Hearing Madonna echo throughout the woods while everyone got loose was the BEST!"
- Davide & Lesli
DIAMOND EYES is a celebration of love. real and true. passion and heart. i want to tell the story that means the world to you. your vows, your kiss, your wedding, your dance, your love, the art you create... the chance to be a part of all this is what keeps me breathing. love is a beautiful thing, let me show you what yours looks like.
LIVING. LOVING. SEARCHING.