Pro level equipment is worthless in the hands of an amateur.  I literally spend hundreds of hours per year honing my skills and learning new techniques.  I am also proficient in editing which is a major aspect of my craft, especially considering that most shoots are not performed in a studio.  Average photos can become a treasure with the right edits.  Editing is just as much an art as the photography itself.

 


 

Weddings 

Studies show that the most treasured element from a wedding is not the cake, or the gifts, or the clothing, but the photography.  Since weddings incorporate so many different types of shooting throughout the day it's important to chose a photographer who has demonstrated proficiency in those various types of photography.  To receive the highest quality remembrance, it is imperative to select a photographer who is inspired in those various aspects which include; portraiture photography, food photography, product photography, architectural photography and photo-journalistic photography.

I personally shoot and edit every wedding, combining photojournalism, high fashion and art.

Our photography will be a cherished work of art to be enjoyed forever. 

 

Package One 

    ​  6 hours of wedding day coverage

•    100-150 custom retouched images

•    Custom 10" x 10" storybook

·       True photographic silver halide paper, not the usual “press print” inkjet magazine type

·       Real flush mount binder core, also known as library binding – A robust and heavy book

·       Inner board between pages for rigidity

·       Seamless lay flat design

·       Stain free coating on pages

·       Presentation box specifically designed for your photo book

·       50-75 images designed and arranged as an artistic rendering of the wedding

•    Online album hosting 

•    12x18 print on gallery canvas, acrylic or metal

•    75 - 4x6 prints (single image of your choosing) - A nice touch for including with "thank you" cards.

•    Time lapse dvd spanning the events

* Add $200 for storybook to be printed in pearl photographic paper.  Pearl paper provides a metallic effect with intense depth. 

 

Package Two

•    Unlimited wedding coverage

•    150-200 custom retouched images

•    Custom 10" x 10" storybook

·       True photographic silver halide paper, not the usual “press print” inkjet magazine type

·       Real flush mount binder core, also known as library binding – A robust and heavy book

·       Inner board between pages for rigidity

·       Seamless lay flat design

·       Stain free coating on pages

·       Presentation box specifically designed for your photo book

·       75-100 images designed and arranged as an artistic rendering of the wedding

•    Online album hosting

•    16x24 print on gallery canvas, acrylic or metal

•    100 - 4x6 prints (single image of your choosing) - A nice touch for including with "thank you" cards.

•    Time lapse dvd spanning the events

* Add $200 for storybook to be printed with pearl photographic paper.  Pearl paper provides a metallic effect with intense depth.

  

Package Three

•    Engagement / pre-wedding shoot

•    Unlimited wedding coverage

•    200-250 custom retouched images

•    Custom engagement storybook (same as wedding storybook with 20+ images)

•    Custom 12" x 12" wedding storybook

·       True photographic silver halide paper, not the usual “press print” inkjet magazine type

·       Real flush mount binder core, also known as library binding – A robust and heavy book

·       Inner board between pages for rigidity

·       Seamless lay flat design

·       Stain free coating on pages

·       Presentation box specifically designed for your photo book

·       100-125 images designed and arranged as an artistic rendering of the wedding

•    Custom storybook for brides parents (a smaller version of the same quality)

•    Custom storybook for grooms parents (a smaller version of the same quality)

•    Online album hosting

•    16x24 print on gallery canvas, acrylic or metal

•    Engagement shoot 4x6 prints for mailing with wedding invitations

•    150 - 4x6 prints (single image of your choosing) - A nice touch for including with "thank you" cards.

•    Time lapse dvd spanning the events

* Add $500 for all storybooks to be printed with pearl photographic paper.  Pearl paper provides a metallic effect with intense depth.

 

Package Four

•    We'll travel anywhere in the world to perform the engagement / pre-wedding or wedding shoot

•    Pre-wedding / Engagement shoot

•    Unlimited wedding coverage

•    300-350 custom retouched images

•    Custom engagement storybook (same as wedding storybook with 20+ images)

•    Custom 12" x 12" wedding storybook for the wedding couple 

·       True photographic silver halide paper, not the usual “press print” inkjet magazine type

·       Real flush mount binder core, also known as library binding – A robust and heavy book

·       Inner board between pages for rigidity

·       Seamless lay flat design

·       Stain free coating on pages

·       Presentation box specifically designed for your photo book

·       150-175 images designed and arranged as an artistic rendering of the wedding

•    Custom wedding storybook for the brides parents (a smaller version of the same quality)

•    Custom storybook for the grooms parents (a smaller version of the same quality)

•    Custom storybooks for the maid of honor (a smaller version of the same quality)

•    Custom storybooks for the best man (a smaller version of the same quality)

•    Online album hosting

•    20x30 print on gallery canvas, acrylic or metal

•    Post-wedding shoot

•    Engagement shoot 4x6 prints for mailing with wedding invitations

•    250 - 4x6 prints (single image of your choosing) - A nice touch for including with "thank you" cards.

•    Time lapse dvd spanning the events

* Add $750 for all storybooks to be printed with pearl photographic paper. Pearl paper provides a metallic effect with intense depth. 

 

Budget Wedding Package

I use my equipment and expertise to photograph your wedding and provide the unedited images to you electronically.  My time is billed on a per hour basis.  

 

 

Below are examples of the story book we use: 

 

Library quality binding    Artisan State photo book images-10-2Stunning edge to edge printing on real silver halide photographic paper

 

Artisan State photo book images-2-2Rigid core pages resist bending    Artisan State photo book images-13-2Spill proof pages protect your investment

 

Cover choices    Formal presentation case

 

Portraits  

Portraiture is an art if performed properly.  There are plenty of options for just having a "photo taken" with a "nice camera."  That is not how we do portraiture.  We provide on location or in studio portraits of the highest caliber.  With the beautiful scenery and weather that Florida offers, beach or park on location shoots are usually a given.  Each session lasts from 60 - 90 minutes.  During the shoot, you benefit from not only a "nice camera" but also from years of the study of portraiture and an artistic approach that is different for every client.  Final images are edited and retouched to exacting standards to ensure the completed prints will receive "oohs" and "ahhs" from friends and family.  

Starting at $300

 

Business Portraits

Starting at $125

 

Newborn Photography

We will come to the hospital or your home and create beautiful images of your bundle of joy to be cherished forever.

Starting at $300

 

Entertainment Headshots

Starting at $175

 

Model Composites

Starting at $500

 

Performance Photos (Bands, Soloists, Gymnastics, Ballet, Martial Arts, etc.)

Starting at $150

 

 

Architectural Photography

 

Residential:

Basic Package (Interior/Exterior): Includes 10 edited images. 

 

Upgraded Package (Interior/Exterior) : Includes 16 edited images & slideshow.

 

Premium Package (Exterior/Interior): Includes 22 edited images & slideshow

 

*The above prices include a one year, unlimited usage license. If a different license is required, please notify me with your requirements.

 

 

Commercial:

Basic Interior/Exterior: Includes 5 edited images.

 

Upgraded Interior/Exterior: Includes 8 edited images.

 

Premium Interior/Exterior: Includes 12 edited images.

 

* The above prices include a 5 year, unlimited usage license.  If a different license is required please notify me with your requirements. 

 

 

Each package's editing consists of:  Sky enhancement, building/wall straightening, grass filled in, pavement enhanced/repaired, power line removal as well as other distracting elements, color enhancement, lighting adjustments, sharpening, highlighting, cropping, etc..

Turn around time: 24-48 hours (Weather permitting & also depending on extent of editing desired)

 

Available Options to any Architecture package

 

Twilight Shoots: Add $100 to any package. Also called the "blue hour," named after the French term "l'heure bleue" is that time right around dusk when the sky gives off beautiful shades of blues & sometimes even purples for absolutely gorgeous photos.  Combined with the glow of interior and exterior lights, the results are dramatic, stunning and inviting.  Only one slot per evening is available so this option is on a first come, first served basis.

Panoramas: $50-$100 each.  Panoramas are multiple images stitched together to create impact and a large final image not even obtainable with an ultra wide angle lens.

Focus Panorama: $50-$100 each.  A focus panorama is another style of shot where multiple images are stitched together to create a larger image.  In the focus panorama however, we isolate a certain subject, normally a sign or facade. The final image has an enhanced 3D effect giving that isolated image a magnified level of separation from the background.  The final image may be horizontal, vertical, or even square in orientation depending on the main subject.

Staging:  Minor staging is included, however, if comprehensive staging is required it will be quoted on an individual basis.  

 

 

"Photo Documentarian" services for any type of party or event

Packages start at $250.  Face it, cheap and unimpressive snapshots don't cut it.  They're either so dark it's hard to tell what's going on or people's faces are too bright from bright flashes against a background that's not discernible.  I provide  photojournalism photographs which are artistically done and beautifully edited creating a lasting memory to cherish for years to come.  My specialty is unobtrusively blending in with the crowd and "documenting" the entire event through pictures!  If you want video, I can do that too.  I take approximately 60 pictures or more per hour depending on the type of gathering and number of people and then choose the ones that best tell the story.  Two hour minimum.

  • Photos provided via download for web sharing.  

  • 10 photos per hour booked, professionally edited and customized

Event examples: Birthday Party's, Baptisms, Confirmations, Bar & Bat Mitzvah's, Graduations, Performances, Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Milestone Celebrations, Corporate Gatherings, Reunions, Sweet 16 Party's, Quinceanera's, etc...

 

 

 

Editing Packages performed on your own images:

 

Level 1 Basic Edit - $10: Red eye reduction, teeth whitening, skin smoothing, basic color/tonal balance, brightness adjustment, cropping, glare reduction, face "blotchiness" reduction and overall "noise" reduction

Level 2 Intermediate Edit - $25:  All of the Basic Edit plus; Advanced wrinkle reduction, spot healing/blemish removal,
eye whitening, iris enhancement, eyelash & eyebrow enhancement, lipstick enhancement, resizing, advanced lighting and color (exposure, fill light, brightness, vibrance, saturation, contrast and clarity), sky & water enhancement as well as vignetting, keystone adjustment (leaning buildings), distortion adjustment (concave or convex subjects/objects) black & white conversion


Level 3 Plastic Surgery Package (Face Lift, Botox, Juvaderm, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Neck Lift, Body Lift, Lip Injection) - $45: Includes everything in the Intermediate Edit plus; Double-chin removal, tummy tuck, cellulite smoothing, breast enhancement/lift, butt enhancement/lift, knee lift, flabby arm tightening, eye-bag tightening and general body contouring

Level 4 Advanced Edit - $50+ Depending on desired outcome and will be quoted on a case by case basis: Includes everything in the Intermediate Edit plus; Object removal, object insertion or replacement, advanced healing and digital backgrounds

 

 

1/3 Deposit required at time of booking to reserve your date & time.  Checks can be sent to my address on the contact page made out to Matt Sweadner, or through PayPal to mattsweadnerphotography@gmail.com.  Please confirm date is available through email or by phone first, thank you.

 


 

Only the highest quality printing with your choice of photographic paper:

E-Surface Color paper - The most popular premium paper.  Accurate colors & realistic saturation with excellent neutral flesh tones.  Standard longevity is 100 years in home display.

 

Metallic paper - A unique pearlescent surface that makes images really pop with crisp details and beautiful colors.  This paper is a patented combination of film and laminate layers resulting in striking three-dimensional images on an ultra-white background.  Black & white photos look amazing on this paper.  You really must see it to appreciate it!   

 

Black & White paper -  This resin coated paper is specifically designed for black & white prints.  The emulsion is silver based instead of dye based which means it offers neutral tone, good sharpness, display and archival quality.  The back is specially coated to accept ink for writing notes.

 


 

Upon completion of your photo session, images will be downloaded to a private gallery for inspection so you will be able to pick and choose which photographs you like and what type of post process editing you want me to perform on them.