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A Wedding at The Remai Modern

A Wedding at The Remai Modern

Rethan and Geraldine were hosting a beautiful wedding with family from all over the world. They chose Saskatoon's signature wedding venue. The Remai Modern. It's the kind of venue that is striking and unique. I remember when Rethan and Geraldine first asked me to...

Boreal Forest Wedding

Boreal Forest Wedding

Photographing weddings at Elk Ridge Resort is always a treat for us. Sarah and Tylor hired us to capture their wedding for August 2019. We have a ritual for every wedding day where we arrive 2 hours early, go over our game plan, and location scout. We've photographed...

A Beautiful Proposal

A Beautiful Proposal

I met William earlier in 2019 while photographing a professional headshot for his company. He came down to the studio for the session and saw the gorgeous canvas prints we had hanging on our studio walls. He said "I want that!". I always get excited when people want...

Landstrom Family

Landstrom Family

Family photography tends to be treated as an afterthought. Sometimes it might seem like you should wait for a certain milestone or life event to make it happen. If you're like me, you know that life is special. You don't need an excuse to capture your life. It's...

Briske Family

Briske Family

I'm very fond of these four. This was the second time I had the pleasure of photographing their family. Usually I work with couples and families starting at their wedding. For Dani and Byron, our relationship started at a wedding, but not theirs. They were in the...

More Marshmallows

More Marshmallows

There was no wind, and the beach was empty as we walked out onto Paradise Beach. It was exactly what we hoped for when planning out Patrick and Ellen’s romantic engagement session. Because this beach is on the South Saskatchewan River, it’s different every year. For...

Kieran & Jenn

Kieran & Jenn

Fall photo sessions in Saskatoon hit their prime for only a hand full of days. These two might have gotten the best fall session ever! Engagement sessions are the first time I get to show most couples what I can create. It's not just their first time working with me....

The Slater Family

The Slater Family

I've been going to Emma Lake for years, but I'd only consider myself an Emma Lake Family Photographer since last summer. It's been really special for me to capture what lake life is all about. Because Emma Lake is such a core of my own families summer, I can really...

Ramage Family

Ramage Family

As a photographer, it's easy to get busy doing family photography for everyone, and neglect my own family. My wife Crystal and I decided that we should do at least one photo session a year. At MJ&Co. it's our second year doing hybrid sessions. It's not your normal...

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

People make the mistake of thinking the best photographs have to be epic. False. The perfect photo session is one that tells your story. We spent some time with Jesse & Andrea planning a session that showed who they are. They are both musicians, and run their own...

Emma Lake Family Photographer

Emma Lake Family Photographer

"Matt is the best photographer in Saskatoon!!Kindra SowdenWords from our client:   Matt and his team are absolute professionals who take their work very seriously but not themselves too seriously!! They are so down to earth and truly cared about capturing our...

Jeremy and Elyse’s Wedding

Jeremy and Elyse’s Wedding

These are my kind of people. Family is important, friends are important, relationships are important. During their thank you speech, I could really get a sense of how thankful Jeremy and Elyse were to have their loved ones around. They even gave a huge shoutout to...

Cal & Keisha

Cal & Keisha

We met at the Cranberry Flats for Cal & Keisha’s session. For an engagement photographer, it started out like many sessions. We got out of our cars, chatted a little bit, and just started walking. It’s about a kilometre to get down to the river, with a beautiful...

Hire a Photographer You Like

Hire a Photographer You Like

One of my brides last summer told me that I made her wedding day perfect. I was taken aback. I thought that the only thing that mattered was the photographs I was capturing. To hear her say that really left an impression on me. She made me aware that my role in their...

Don’t Stress

Don’t Stress

Every time I talk to a new couple I ask them what would make their wedding day a 10 out of 10. Want to know what the most common things both brides and grooms say? They say they want a stress free day, and that their guests have a great time (and some beautiful...

Growing my Business

Growing my Business

I was at my dad’s house a few months ago. I was sitting in his kitchen. The light was pouring in through the 1980’s venetian blinds. They were showing their age with some of them perfectly lined up letting light in, and the few that were broken holding their closed...

Jesse & Andrea

Jesse & Andrea

Thank you so much for photographing Jesse and I! You asked me if I liked them. I don't just like these photos, I !@#$ing love them! "I don't just like these photos, I !@#$ing love them!"   Jesse and I were blown away when Matt presented the keepsake video and...

James and Thalia

James and Thalia

Matt and Crystal did such an amazing job! James and I had such a good time and now we get to keep those memories with us forever! The more I look at the photos, the more I love and appreciate them! It was a cold day that day and Matt had offered that we could...

Shawn & Allysia’s Wedding

Shawn & Allysia’s Wedding

It's only one or two couples a year that get lucky enough to have their wedding line up with the cherry blossoms and spring flowers. Shawn & Allysia were lucky enough for it to be their turn.Their beautiful wedding day took place at Saskatoon's Forestry Farm. The...

Work Education

Work Education

Education is important to me. I welcomed my 8th student, Jesse, into the studio this year. He was only here for five days. I want students to learn and know how fun and exciting the photography industry is. Having students is a time commitment, but I do it because I...

What an Engagement Session Looks Like

What an Engagement Session Looks Like

So spoiler alert, I'm not a perfect human. I accidentally told them to go to a different park, BUT it's all good, we got it all figured out! I love my clients! I love what I do! This isn't a play by play of my day, but rather a short mini story of a part of what I do....

Where the Magic Happens

Where the Magic Happens

Hey! Welcome to my studio, the place where we make your memories come to life! It's located downtown Saskatoon in the Two Twenty building, where I moved in 2012. I love creating beautiful prints for my clients on my large format printer. The colour Epson creates is...

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Watch This!Love our work? Check our availability. I love chatting with brides about what matters most. If that sounds like a good idea to you, click on the button to book a call with me.

Tylor and Sarah’s Engagement

Tylor and Sarah’s Engagement

These two came out from a Regina, SK for their engagement session! I love when I get to photograph people from Saskatoon but, it is such an honour when my clients travel long distances so I can photograph them! They were fantastic and we had so much fun with them!...

Smith and Sydney’s Proposal

Smith and Sydney’s Proposal

 I was so excited and nervous for this shoot because it was my first ever proposal! Smith messaged me when we were planning out the vlog and asked if he could propose during the shoot, of course I said YES!! So during the photos Smith got down on one knee and asked...

Surprise Proposal Caught on Camera

Surprise Proposal Caught on Camera

I have a love for people. I have a love for portraits. This vlog is something extra special. I am truly grateful to every single person who hires me and trusts me to come into their life, and use my gift to savour the moment. Smith & Sydney hired me back in...

Ronak and Nima’s Calgary Wedding

Ronak and Nima’s Calgary Wedding

Where do I even start?? Matt was simply amazing. He photographed my boyfriend and I after 6.5 years of never having pictures together. What he captures is so raw, personal, and real. "We can't wait for him to capture the rest of our life together!"   Taking the...

Cabin Fever Retreat Experience

Cabin Fever Retreat Experience

We can never stop improving our skills! Learning new things and growing my business has been a passion of mine for years. I find it very important to continue to educate myself, and my team, to make my company better which is why I've taken over twenty workshops over...

Asher Family Tree Hunt

Asher Family Tree Hunt

We met Matt before our wedding in 2015. Instantly we connected with his very comfortable and easy going yet professional personality, which was so important for us when choosing someone to capture some of our most intimate family moments. We didn't want "posed"...

Conrad and Rebecca’s Country Wedding

Conrad and Rebecca’s Country Wedding

Right from when we picked Matt as our wedding photographer we knew we weren’t going to be disappointed. He’s so professional from start to finish. He showed us his studio, went over so many details ahead of time with us so we knew we’d go into our wedding day worry...

Brad and Jess’ Winter Wedding

Brad and Jess’ Winter Wedding

WOW! There are no words to express how amazing these photos are. Brad and I had the chance to take our time and look through the gallery one by one last night and they are absolutely incredible. After I dropped him back off at the semi I came home and went through...

Aaron and Laura’s Glen at Crossmount Wedding

Aaron and Laura’s Glen at Crossmount Wedding

I cannot say enough about MJ&Co. I honestly didn’t even research other photographers when we got engaged, because I’ve been following Matt’s work for years. We were lucky to have the original “J” (Janna) shooting our wedding as well, and they are such a seamless...

A Trip to Tofino

A Trip to Tofino

After a long summer of photographing, we headed away to Tofino for a photography workshop and retreat. Crystal and I were pumped to spend some time together, and visit Tofino, BC. "It was honestly one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to!"   This was...

Baby Theo

Baby Theo

Between my husband and I we have worked with MJ&Co. 8 times... so yeah we like them :). Matt is so easy going and fun to work with.  "They capture every little detail and continually impress us!"   If it’s your engagement photos, wedding day, or a lifestyle...

The Wiens Family

The Wiens Family

Between my husband and I we have worked with MJ&Co. 8 times... so yeah we like them :). Matt is so easy going and fun to work with.  "...we have worked with MJ&Co. 8 times..."   If it’s your engagement photos, wedding day, or a lifestyle session then...

Stobbe Family Photography

Stobbe Family Photography

Matt is a great friend and did a brilliant job letting our family express our personality in our photos and made the process fun and enjoyable. We wanted to let our kids express themselves and to celebrate this stage of life that we are in and he captured it...

Joel and Katelynn’s Lake Diefenbaker

Joel and Katelynn’s Lake Diefenbaker

Matt was awesome to work with, and I tell everyone I know to book with him! He photographed our engagement photos and wedding photos, and the first time we met I instantly felt a level of comfort and friendship with him. He made taking photos so fun and easy! "He'll...

Smith and Sydney’s Couples Photography

Smith and Sydney’s Couples Photography

Where do I even start?? Matt was simply amazing. He photographed my boyfriend and I after 6.5 years of never having pictures together. What he captures is so raw, personal, and real. "We can't wait for him to capture the rest of our life together!"   Taking the...

Baby Clara

Baby Clara

I’ve known Jordan for years and was thrilled that they chose me to be their wedding photographer in Mexico, back in 2015. It’s awesome to follow along with couples as they grow. I spend just as much time chatting as I do shooting. We photographed both a maternity  and...

Kent and Divya’s New Years Eve Wedding

Kent and Divya’s New Years Eve Wedding

This 3 day shoot was an incredible way to end 2017. Again, it was a blast working with my friend Molly Lux, from Lux Events, and making some mazing images to capture this beautiful wedding. They did a party at LB Distillers here in Saskatoon and it was off the hook!...

Arjunn and Stacey’s Wedding at The Remai

Arjunn and Stacey’s Wedding at The Remai

We hired MJ&Co. for our wedding in the fall of 2018 and the experience was great! We had heard of them before and had attended weddings that they were the photographers  at so we had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Matt and Janna made us feel very...

Steve and Deena’s Wedding at The Glen at Crossmount

Steve and Deena’s Wedding at The Glen at Crossmount

Matt made our wedding day perfect! His attention to detail and easy going style made photos super fun. Matt goes above and beyond what you'd expect from the day you meet him to the final delivery of images. "...above and beyond..."   When hiring a photographer...

Jeff and Jackie’s Champetre County Wedding

Jeff and Jackie’s Champetre County Wedding

Rather than force a bunch of unfamiliar poses and scenes, the most important thing for us was to have a photographer capture the memories as they happened on our big day, not try to fabricate them. MJ&Co. did just that: they became more of an extension of the...

James and Julie Saskatchewan Prairie Wedding Photography

James and Julie Saskatchewan Prairie Wedding Photography

We are so happy we chose MJ&Co as our wedding photographers! We met them in person the day before our wedding after a number of fun skype chats in the months before (we live on the East Coast and got married in Sask) and we immediately felt so at ease that they...