Nice Summer for a White Wedding

Summer, 2015 at Matt Mead Photography LLC was dominated by shoots that I vowed from Day One I’d never do — weddings.

In July, I shot the Westfall wedding in Louisville, OH.  Amy and Greg are awesome people and were a lot of fun to photograph.



It started out that I was simply supposed to be the second shooter but after about ten minutes into the ceremony it became evident that I was to be the main shooter.







And the reception provided lots of entertaining shots like this one…


Guys, next time I’m in Louisville, the fireball is on me!!


Next up was a 50th wedding anniversary celebration that I photographed for a wonderful couple and their amazing family. Maybe not a wedding ceremony, because this one turned into a family shoot.




September rounded out the wedding stretch of the summer with a lovely couple from DuBois, Melissa and Gary.  They were having a small, intimate ceremony on Presque Isle at the Lighthouse.


I was more than happy to oblige. Anytime I get to photograph in shorts and sandals, I’m taking it!


The ceremony was short and sweet — but no less romantic and meaningful .  At the end of their family portraits, they asked me to grab a photo of them driving away on their motorcycle.


Business has been good this last part of the year.  So good, in fact, that we’re booked solid throughout the rest of 2015. If you want to be a part of 2016’s adventures, feel free to contact us via our website , our Facebook page, on Instagram (@nauimatt) or in the comments section below!

Since the Last Puck Drop

With the Erie Otters now in the off season a lot of you have been wondering what Matt Mead Photography LLC been up to since the final puck drop of the 2014-2015 season. We’ve been crazy busy:

Kickin’ it with The Watson Institute and The Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Special Kicks Clinic 2015 Watson Institute


Rollin’ with the Eerie Roller Girls

Eerie Roller Girl Sarah Mazzone


Glowin’ with United Services Corps

glow-run 2015 united service corp

Rockin’ out some amazing family sessions




But we’re not ones who “wine”….


…because we added residential real estate and a new commercial architecture client to the schedule.




Fear not, we’ve squeezed in some personal project time too!

erie yacht club aerial


We, at Matt Mead Photography LLC, hope the second half of the year keeps pace with the excitement of the first half. If you would like to be a part of it, you can reach us through our website, Facebook pageInstagram or in the comments section below.

Erie Otters Hockey 2014-2015: A Season to Remember

With the Erie Otters 2014-2015 season coming to a close this past Friday night, I’ve had the weekend to kind of sit and think about this past season and what it’s meant for the not only the LLC, but for the City of Erie in general. First off, I want to thank Mike Vitron; if you hadn’t given me this opportunity in 2013-2014, I wouldn’t have ever gotten in the door. Thanks also go to Aaron Cooney for sticking with the LLC and putting up with my nonsense all season. And finally thank you Dylan Strome and Connor McDavid for being such good sports during the Harley Shoot!


Photographing the Erie Otters has been an unreal opportunity for me. Since photographing for them, I’ve been published many times. Click here see one of my most recent photos published.

I’ve also gotten a lot of work based on what I’ve shot for the Erie Otters:

Watson-institute-skc Cross-ice-pic Erie-Ice-Wolves


Being team photographer for the Erie Otters means I’ve watched some amazing future NHL talent up close and personal, such as:

Dylan Strome



Kurtis MacDermid



Troy Donnay



Nick Baptiste



Remie Elli



Alex Debrincat



Devin Williams



I’ve had the honor to watch and photograph the best hockey player since Sidney Crosby — Red Tilson trophy winner, Connor McDavid.



And last but certainly not least, the best mascot in the Ontario Hockey League…..SHOOTER!!!



What has this Erie Otters amazing season meant to our city? Well, it brought us all together. In my 38 years on this rock, I’ve never seen Erie so united and cheering so loudly — not even in 2002, which was our last championship season. In a year in the City of Erie that has been marred by higher violent crime rates, it was refreshing to see everyone coming together and going nuts for our Western Conference Champs!


What have your experiences been with the boys of the Erie Otters this season? We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts and comment below in the comments section or follow us on Facebook and leave some feedback there.

Life Through My Infrared Lens: Presque Isle State Park

The next stop, per the last blog post, on our infrared Erie, PA journey is Presque Isle State Park. The park is the jewel of the Pennsylvania State park system. It boasts 11+ beaches, a protected bay, a multitude of wild life (including two of my favorites: the bald eagles and snowy owls), and the best sunsets in the world! The best part is that Presque Isle is only minutes from my front door.

Without further ado, welcome to my infrared journey through the Presque Isle State Park:

Aerial View of Presque Isle State Park

Aerial View of Presque Isle State Park




View from the Feather Observation Deck



Road to Sunset Point



Presque Isle Bay



Walking Trails



The Feather Observation Deck

Take a Chance on Me: A Year In Review

With Year 2 officially in the books, I’ve had a chance over the last few days to sit back and reflect on just how good 2014 was for Matt Mead Photography LLC. I was inspired by a comment one of my peers made about how appreciative she is of the people who took a chance on her when she was first starting out on her own. The idea for this blog post was born while I was driving home from Ligonier and “Take a Chance on Me” by Abba came on my iPod.

Instead of writing a long retrospective with a list of our clients, I’m going to let the images from 2014 do the talking. We’ve run the gamut of architecture, portraits, micro –stock shoots, and of course my specialties: The Erie Otters, snowy owls on Presque Isle, and underwater photography.  So without further ado here is 2014: a thank you to our clients who took a chance on Matt Mead Photography LLC. I’m looking forward to an even better 2015.


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