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Behind The Scenes

How about some pies?

by Matt on August 7, 2014

I owe you pie photos!

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It was a pie safe that we purchased years ago. Rustic, beat up, full of character. I could never walk by it without thinking of what it would look like filled with pies. Over the years it’s housed prop glasses, plates, beautiful ceramics, but never pies. Eight years later I decided to do something about [...]

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

by Matt on August 4, 2014

There’s nothing I look forward to more than my annual trips to Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, Sonoma, California. I’ve been traveling there and photographing all sorts of beautiful things for many years, and I get downright giddy when I get the email from my colleague and friend, Lisa Mattson, asking about dates. Why [...]

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Goop Cookbook Club

by Matt on June 30, 2014

Hey, it’s almost the 4th of July! Make sure to check out Goop’s 4th Of July Cookbook club, photographed by yours truly! You can read it here. Happy 4th! Thanks, G!

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If there’s one topic on this blog that generates the most interest and comments (all of which I am thankful for!) it’s behind the scenes of photo shoots and my day job. Quite often I can’t really instafacetweetpin a darn thing from photoshoots for my clients because, well, it’s their shoot and we all do [...]

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September Food & Wine Magazine

by Matt on September 15, 2013

  Well whattdayaknow, there’s me in this month’s Food & Wine magazine and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be included in such great company! A huge thanks to Sara and Food & Wine for the inclusion, I now have something to send to my parents to show them I am actually home every now [...]

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Working At Jordan Vineyard & Winery

by Matt on September 1, 2013

I love traditions. And I especially love traditions when they involve sunshine, expansive views, the wine country and my friends at Jordan Winery. Once again I traveled back up this past week to photograph the many exciting stories and events they’ve been working on that will be featured in their newsletter, Estate Tales. Because I’m [...]

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More Prop Goodness

by Matt on July 23, 2013

I just came across this story in the latest issue of Donna Hay Magazine. It’s their first Black & White issue and this section details the mag staff’s efforts to create their own set of black and white props (black cinefoil as surface=brilliant). It’s gorgeous! Thought it’d be fun to share, but make sure to [...]

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A Tour Of A Hollywood Prop House

by Matt on July 10, 2013

(This is an impromptu discussion of All Things Props. Feel free to check out my previous post of my own prop section. Propheads, this one’s for you). Folks, if your world doesn’t revolve around tables, plates, napkins and wall flats then this post might not be for you. But if you do share an interest [...]

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GET OUT! (a sneak peak!)

by Matt on May 23, 2013

GET OUT! No, really, I mean, get out! Not as in get out because I don’t like you but more like let’s go outside. So, last year we bought a little house. An adorable, well-loved house. And in the past 9 months we’ve turned the house into a home, complete with a brand new interior [...]

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