beautiful waterfall in yosemite during winter snow wedding
Ashely + Kris | Snowy Winter Wedding at Yosemite Valley Chapel
Yosemite National Park in California is known for it’s beautiful views and amazing collection of wildlife and natural wonders. Winter gives it and even more unique look as the snow falls and covers the towering mountains and the waterfalls fall with crisp, fresh water. So to book at wedding at the Yosemite Valley Chapel I was very ...
Romantic artistic portrait in Midtown Sacramento by Matthew Leland Photography
Katie + Michael | A sweet summer wedding at Vizcaya in Midtown Sacramento
This summer I got the chance to hang out with Katie and Michael at their wedding at Vizcaya in Midtown Sacramento. Their relationship started the day Katie brought Michael some delicious watermelon, and the rest is history.
Southern California beach elopement by a lighthouse by Matthew Leland Photography
New Site + New Work
Pardon my dust! I am currently in the middle of bringing together a whole new and improved site. Thank you so much for your patience... I love how it's turning out.  And once it's all complete I can't wait to start sharing my work from this year.  As you can see from this sneak peak from my Orange County elopement, there was some p ...
Vera Wang rock n roll bride at her wedding in a Buick Skylark during hot august nights for her reno nevada wedding by Matthew Leland Photography
Madison + Scott | A Hot August Nights wedding in Reno, Nevada
If you are going to have a Rock n' Roll wedding with some Betsy Johnson fashion, during Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada..... please invite me so I can take more awesome photos like these. Thanks so much to Madison and Scott for inviting me to their crazy party and letting me document it. You guys rock.
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 ...