Matthew K DeGrand is a Chicago-based professional photographer who has dedicated his life to positively impacting this beautiful earth. Over the last three years, Matt has evolved as a freelance artist; capturing natural and raw moments. He operates with the latest equipment and is a connoisseur of Polaroids. Matt has a great appreciation for couples-portraits, travel-nature photography, product-marketing, and interior-architecture photography. He ultimately has love and passion for exploring and sharing the infinite BRIGHT MATTER that is present in all of us.
Matt was awesome! I let him know the schedule for the night and he made sure to be in the right spot at the right time. I will be recommending him to friends and family for future events!
Response from Bright Matter Photography:
Thank you Martha for the kind words! It was so great capturing such a spectacular event you organized! Congrats again on the 10 year anniversary!
Matt was a fantastic Photographer that exceeded my needs & expectations. He was professional, polite, prompt & creative. I had a party for my daughter who was turning One. I had 30 adult and 20 children which made the party a lot to navigate thru and Matt did it with patience and ease. He continuously checked in with me to make sure I had exactly what I was looking for. My friends and family ALL commented on his professionalism and skill! You absolutely have to hire Matt for any of your photo needs!
Response from Bright Matter Photography:
This is so humbling Nicole! It was truly a delight supporting you and the family on a very special day. There was so much great energy in the air and everyone seemed to be floating on cloud 9 that day.
With much gratitude,
We personally worked with Matt. He was very professional and attentive to our requests. He was very thorough; he even scouted out the location for perfect lighting days before our event. His follow-up after the event was also amazing.
Price Range: $160-$1200
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Here is a list of different opportunities:
Hidden Candid Engagement Photos
Traditional Engagement Photos
Digital Marketing Photos
Music Venue Events
Pictures with your Pet
Friends and Family Candid Half/Full day Sessions
Be comfortable, spontaneous, fresh, & joyful! Be what ever you want to be! Be extraordinary!
I [M.K. DeGrand], came into this world in the fall of ‘87 and it took me until the spring of 2011 to figure out I was destined to create my own flow.
In 2012, I set out to develop my photography skills and continue to look for subjects/events that showcase the life, love, and energy that flow in the air around it. From photography workshops to self-education, I continue to sharpen my eye for photography as well as keeping up with the latest equipment out there. As your photographer, I hope for an opportunity to continue perfecting the art of photography all while telling your story.
Each session, I observe and learn - about the world, what makes us humans, how I can grow, and why time is such a precious thing.
Live More. Stress Less. Laugh Often.
Additional Booking Notes
I typically use a Canon 80D and post-edit through Adobe Lightroom plus Photoshop, but I have experience with Nikon, Sony, as well as GoPro.
I have a mobile studio that allows me to travel to clients if needed.
Past Booked Events
|January 12, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 14, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 07, 2018 • 5:30pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 17, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 30, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Surprise|
|May 12, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 05, 2015||House Party|
|May 02, 2015||Wedding Engagement|
None, I will provide the equipment.
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