2015: What You Didn’t See at Matt Mead Photography LLC

Well 2015 was an interesting and record breaking year at the LLC, so much so that I wasn’t able to keep up with the blog, or at least not blog as much as I would’ve like to. I figured that I’d use the year in review forum to catch you all up on the things you DIDN’T see on the blog in 2015. But first, let’s review what you did see:

I started with an infrared trip around Presque Isle:

Life Through My Infrared Lens: Presque Isle State Park

The Erie Otters won a hockey game or two.

There was some Eerie Roller Derby action, clinics, portraits some commercial real-estate goodness,  a wedding or two, and some aeronautics.

In between all that fun stuff, a lot went down:

An environmental reclamation project on the city’s east side.

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Some advertising

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I got to hang out with the bishop.

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I also spent time with an AMAZING family!

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I observed World Hemophilia day.

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I appreciated Newscred and its’ customers.

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I sweated bullets at the Pittsburgh Triathlon.

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And I got heavily into real-estate.

Here are two of the shoots that I’m most proud of:

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And the 25th birthday present I had 24 hours to create a concept, find locations and shoot. bernice1

Fear not! I did manage to squeeze in some SCUBA diving in between all the action of the LLC.

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There was a ton more that I’ll catch up on in future posts. However, if there is something particular you want to see from last year hit us up with some comments here, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Aerial Videos for the LLC

Summer, 2015 at Matt Mead Photography LLC has been an interesting one to say the least. Not only have there been white weddings, but we’ve now entered the promotional video game. Check out some of our work below.

First we did some still and aerial work for the Allegheny River Fly Fishing Company.

 

The second video we did for Whispering Woods Golf Course in Erie.

 

These videos have led the LLC in a cool direction and we’ve got some pretty big announcements to make that involve these two companies. Stay tuned to the blog for the future updates on these developments!!!

In the meantime if you, your company, or someone you know would want a short promo-video , you can contact us directly via our website.

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.

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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.

 

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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Rollin’ with the Eerie Roller Girls

Eerie Roller Girl Sarah Mazzone

 

Glowin’ with United Services Corps

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Rockin’ out some amazing family sessions

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But we’re not ones who “wine”….

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

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

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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!

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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:

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

Dylan Strome

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Kurtis MacDermid

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Troy Donnay

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Nick Baptiste

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Remie Elli

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Alex Debrincat

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Devin Williams

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

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

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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!

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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.

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