Three Generations (Portrait Photography in Ventura, CA)

Ventura, California family portrait photography by Matt Haines. Story follows images… This wonderful family invited me out to their house on the beach to take some fun and informal family portraits. What a kind and generous group of people they were! We got to play in the sun and the sand, laugh and have a…

Smile! (Family Portrait Session)

  This is the fourth time I’ve worked with this family in four years, and yet this is the first family portrait I’ve ever taken of them. How is that possible? I first met them when I was hired to document the mom’s military retirement ceremony. The next year, I took the son’s high school…

Megan and Jason (engagement session)

Megan and Jason are getting married in the fall, and I’m pleased that they’ve selected me as their wedding photographer! I’ve worked with Megan before, shooting some business-related photography for her. So it was a pleasure to be working with her again, and to meet her fiance as well. We discussed several different locations for…

Kelly and Nick (engagement session)

With all the unseasonable rain we’ve been having in Southern California, this bright and sunny day was well-timed for Kelly and Nick’s engagement portrait session. Kelly had previously told me they were planning a ‘country chic’ theme for their wedding. They both like country music, grew up on or around ranches and farms, and generally…