You're in love! Yay! We're in love too, so we can totally relate. We're Matt & Paulette — partners in life, adventure, and kickass wedding photography. Whether you're planning a barn party in the mountains, a weekend at summer camp, or an oceanside elopement, we’ll pour our hearts into documenting every moment. We would genuinely love to capture the story of your day.
Through the 10 years that we've been shooting together, our work has taken on a reflection of who we are as people: up-beat, laid back, and genuine. We like to mix photojournalism with editorial storytelling, bringing out the light, color, and scenery that gives dimension to your day. We work together as a seasoned team to capture everything big, small, intimate and riotous. We want you to look at your photos and feel like you’re there all over again – enjoying the details you worked so hard on, the natural reactions, and even the parts you didn’t know about or plan.
Every couple is different, and your priorities are important to us. We’re not into one-size-fits-all formulas for staged photos or shot lists. We approach every wedding with fresh eyes and the excitement of filling in a blank slate with memories that reflect the real you.
Who we are:
We met working at a portrait studio before we fell in love and got married. Our life is filled with music, board games, traveling, and being “parents” to our two quirky pups. We feel so fortunate to meet new couples all the time and capture the kind of celebrations we would want to throw ourselves, and are thrilled to be part of something so special. You make our lives awesome. For real.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
We get it: When we tied the knot in ’08, there weren’t a lot of resources for the “offbeat,” but we knew we wanted our big day to reflect who we are as a couple. Our outdoor wedding included a bouncy house, a “first dance” b-boy battle, dinner from our favorite BBQ joint, and when the sun went down we had a fire dancer surprise the crowd. We just kept saying “you know what else would be fun?”
Most of our clients come from Offbeat Bride, so we can say from experience that there’s no “right” way to throw a wedding. We want to hear about what’s important to YOU, because that’s what makes the day special – and it’s why we love what we do.
Logistics and advice: We’ve been doing this a while, and we’re ready to offer our expert guidance so you can focus on enjoying this amazing time in your life. We’ll offer constant communication and calm support before, during, and after your wedding day.
We do it all: We inspect and edit every single one of your photos individually (not just a small selection of “favorites”). No outsourcing.
Though we happily provide high resolution files you can use to make your own prints, we proudly design professional quality albums you can show off to your friends and family (if you’re into that sort of thing).
Did we mention we offer a photo booth? Our clients get a discount rate on our super fun open-air booth, complete with customized prints, props, and an attendant to make sure things run smoothly.
We also love new places, so we’d be thrilled to drive, fly, hike, or sail to any destination you need us to!
Whoever you choose to photograph your wedding is going to follow you around for most of the day, so we think clicking personalities are important. We invite you to meet up somewhere for coffee or adult beverages to get to know each other and see if we’d be a good fit!
"I can’t recommend Paulette and Matt enough! They were both so easy to work with and so many people came up to me both during and after the wedding to compliment how great they were and well they fit in. Not to mention how fantastic it was to suddenly look up and see Paulette on Matt's shoulders snapping away pictures of the dance floor. Truly a highlight of the night!" - Carly N.
"Matt & Paulette are the absolute best! From the very beginning, they made us feel extremely comfortable and despite the dozens of e-mails I sent, never made me feel like I was asking for too much. From the moment we met them, we knew they would capture our wedding in the way that we really wanted. We loved everything about our wedding day, but choosing to work with Matt & Paulette was possibly the best decision we made. Novella Photography is a gem and I'll being raving about them for years to come!" - Felicia G.
"We are forever grateful for you guys. Thank you so much for an amazing experience and a great day. When they say choosing your vendors really matters, we didn't believe anyone until we hit the jackpot with Novella!" -Kim P.
We love photographing Offbeat weddings, so we do our best to work with couples from Offbeat Bride to fit their unique budget and photography needs.