A Guide for the Groom; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Day.
Groom” rhymes with “doom” right?In all of the bouquets and boutonnieres, cakes and relatives, wedding days probably seem a little more like tulle and taffeta torture than a day to hang out with friends and family. Don't worry, I got you covered. I’m here to spread a little more sunshine into your view of dealing with your weddin ...
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Rockabilly, Classic Cars, PBR, whiskey and… a wedding? Viva Las Vegas Car Show Wedding of Drew and Gaston
Second to photography, my obsession with classic cars is never-ending. And for like-minded Car-crazed people like me, Viva Las Vegas is the place to be.Viva Las Vegas has been my new favorite event for the last four years. Now entering its 21st year, the rockabilly weekender celebrates the Kustom Kulture, classic cars, vintage ...
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Pizza Pizza! Hanna and Robert at Desano’s Pizzeria!
If someone asked me specifically what drives me to shoot weddings, this wedding would be one of the reasons that would come to mind.Living in Los Angeles is a high-stress world to deal with. With the buzzing of traffic, construction, tourism and of course the occasional movie crew blocking the road, it takes a certain type of p ...
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Las Vegas Rockabilly Stylized Wedding at Viva Las Vegas!
For those of you that don't know about Viva Las Vegas, it's an annual weekend party that's full of retro American goodness. Thousands come from all over the globe to see bands, check out amazing cars, vote on pinups, and see famous burlesque dancers. It's something I've done for a few years and it's a total blast.While heading ...
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Dapper Day shoot with Dolly Couture Preview
After a whirlwind weekend in Anaheim at the Dapper Day Fall Expo, I was so stoked to get to the blog and share some images.  Not only did I get to share a table with Dolly Couture! We got to meet a lot of awesome brides together at the expo.  On Sunday we took the time to show off some of those incredible dresses around Disneyland ...
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Kelly + Scott | Gorgeous Summer Wedding at Sequoyah Golf Course
This beautiful wedding was shot at the Sequoyah Golf Course in Oakland this past year. Not gonna lie, it was probably one of those most fun events I’ve had in a while. Life gets crazy sometimes. Unfortunately due to hectic schedules for the couple, there wasn't a chance for us to spend a lot of time together before the big day. Lu ...
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Rosa + Todd | Love and Starwars at Ellington Hall in Santa Rosa
When you look for a wedding photographer it's best to look for someone who really strives for a unique style that you connect with. I was very proud to be hired by Rosa and Todd based on my personal style. Having a couple really identify with your style makes doing my job even more fun than it already is. After chatting with them a ...
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Juliana + Forest + Dia Los Muertos Styled Wedding in the Summer
Every now and then you meet a couple and you just connect right of the bat. This comes with people we call friends, but also those that become our clients. You just know they are the kind of people that drive you to do what you do. Juliana and Forest were that couple.With their inspiration being a mix of Halloween and Day of th ...
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Best of 2016!
So, here is my "Best of 2016" by yours truly, Matthew Leland Photography. These posts are so challenging. As a working photographer, I capture thousands of images in a year and it's very hard to actually choose what you feel is your best work for the year. Some stand out quite powerfully as something you're proud of, others you lov ...
Southern California Alternative Wedding Photographer
Vanessa + Aaron | Seaside Colorful Wedding in Pacific Grove
When I found out that Vanessa and Aaron booked the Asilomar Conference Ground in Pacific Grove as their venue I of course immediately looked online to get an idea. I was not disappointed. The images I found where beautiful and I knew that any venue walking distance from the beautiful beaches of California is going to be amazing. I ...