Yosemite engagement and proposal in Northern California by Matthew Leland Photography
A quick goodie from Yosemite | Moving is crazy
Life has a been a bit crazy lately. Life throws you so many curveballs sometimes and you just have to roll with the punches. Rather quickly I have had to move out of my first real home in Southern California near North Hollywood. Since moving down here, I feel like my whole life has changed. Like this is where I am supposed to b ...
Fine Art edgy wedding photography at the Double T in Stevinson California by Matthew Leland Photography
Liz + Danny | A rustic Barn wedding at the Double T
I had the pleasure of meeting Liz and Danny at the Double T in Stevinson, California for their engagement session and I was blown away at the amazing venue they chose. Like a living, breathing museum the Double T has a mix of amazing old Western streets and old west locomotives and carriages. With them being such a cute couple alon ...
romantic nighttime wedding photography during a sparkler exit at the firehouse 8 by matthew leland photography
A minimalist wedding at the Firehouse in San Francisco
Recently got to go up north to second shoot this wedding with my sister, Heather Elizabeth. Jenny and James had an intimate, crazy party of a wedding at the Firehouse 8 in San Francisco which truly fit the two as a couple.  Sleek, minimalist details, old architecture from the Firehouse, and one of the best wedding finales I have ev ...
low light slow exposure artistic image of a couple at their wedding at the williams barn in san carlos California by matthew leland photography
N + J | Wedding at the Williams Barn, San Marcos
These two had it all at their wedding. First of all it took place first at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Carlos, and then moved over to Ceremony and reception at the Williams Barn in San Carlos, right outside beautiful San Diego. The was so much love and good vibes over at the hotel before. Watching the bride and groom go t ...
Los Angeles Bridal portrait in Hollywood by Matthew Leland Photography
Smiling brides are the best brides
Brides that can't stop smiling on their wedding day are my favorite brides.
Danika + Matt | Seaside Engagement in East Bay
Seaside engagement in Downtown Benicia I bring up a lot in my blog posts that as a wedding photographer, finding the right kind of clients is essential to creating great photography. It's a mix of the talent of the photographer and the vibe and personality of the subject... and when those two things merge well, beautiful things ha ...
epic engagement photography of rockabilly couple in the marin headlands for a night time engagement by matthew leland
Alexis + Kyle : Sass, Romance (and a little rockabilly) Engagement in the Marin Headlands
A Marin Headlands Rockabilly Engagement Nothing is more amazing then not only getting to do what you love for a living, but that you get the people and clients that match your personality and attitude. Not only does it make better images for the clients, but it makes friends out of the people you take photos for and builds somethi ...
Rockabilly tattooed engagement in the marin headlands by Matthew Leland
Love is sometimes ridiculous
Sometimes you have this grand idea of coming up to the majestic Marin Headlands to get some romantic photos. Then this happens.
Sunset boudoir session of Elly Mayday at Baker Beach in San Francisco by Matthew Leland
Elly Mayday Boudoir + Glamour Session at Baker Beach San Francisco
Now this was a shoot that was years in the making. I've been following Elly Mayday's modeling for years. She's so awesome that even one night we just hung out on skype while I was editing photos. She had done some really great work and lived in Canada, so when we talked about doing a shoot in San Francisco where I was living at the ...
Engagement session with classic car Buick Skylark with tattooed couple by Matthew Leland Photography
Sunset Buick Skylark Engagement Session
Buick Skylark Engagement Session Sometimes awesome just happens. How did I get lucky enough to not only photograph such a rad couple, but then turn it into a Classic Car Engagement session... with an incredible sunset? I'm just not going to ask questions and consider myself a lucky photographer. While working on another project ...