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I am a studio light photographer based out of Los Angeles, specializing in maternity, newborn and baby portraits with my wife, Jess. My style is organic and textured with an emphasis on beautiful light and shadows. My goal in each session is to capture emotion and deliver images that will make you smile and tear up every time you see that photograph.
I'm the father of a handsome little boy and husband to an amazing and supportive wife. In all of my sessions, she is my assistant photographer, set designer, child wrangler, prop handler and wardrobe assistant. She handles all the newborns from start to finish during their sessions, and many of our clients have dubbed her "The Baby Whisperer.” On top of all that, she is an amazing mother. It is through her love and support that I'm able to live my dream as a photographer.
I discovered my passion for photography at 13, when my parents gave me a fully manual Pentax K1000. Wherever I went, my camera came with me. I guess I was the unofficial family photographer. Over the years, my passion for photography continued to grow and I made the switch from film to digital. The combination of my wife being pregnant and the birth of my son pointed me to specialize in maternity, newborn, and baby photography. I didn't want just snapshots as memories, I wanted to create art. I got the chance to document my wife in the most beautiful, glowing time of her life and to photograph my son in his smallest and sleepiest form. These images convey incredibly precious moments in time for me and is what I hope to capture for you.
Luckily, my friends were also having babies and it wasn't long before they started asking me to take their maternity, newborn and baby pictures as well. Shortly after, Matt Cramer Photography was born. I want to bring the joy of a beautiful photograph into your home. I want you to look back on those moments with the same heart that drives my passion to take them.
When I’m not shooting or editing, you can find me: snowboarding, rolling on the jui jitsu mat, fishing or hiking with my son, going to the archery range, reading or eating sushi with Jess.
I’m Matt’s partner- in life and business. Before I joined Matt many years ago, I worked as an executive in the fashion apparel industry. I traveled the world for years, with over 22 countries under my belt, until the love of our life was born in 2009. I decided to walk away from a substantial salary and benefits, in hopes that Matt and I could build a business together that would give us the life we hoped to create as a new family. It was hard at first and admittedly scary at times. But nothing of value comes without hard work and not long after I jumped on board, we made this business of ours work!
With Matt as the creative artist and my business/fashion background, we figured out fairly quickly that we made a pretty awesome team. You see, we absolutely LOVE what we do, we love meeting new people, and new parents from all over the world. We love getting to know our clients and you will often find us hanging out with parents after a session chatting with them about their newest addition, where they are from, their jobs, their families, baby products, birth stories, etc.
A few extras about me: I love, love, love being a mother and can still remember the crazy, exhausting, life-changing weeks after our son was born. I love iced tea, sushi and massages; Matt knows that's my dream date of all time! I wear a lot of gray and I’m not ashamed of the number of exclamation points I use!! I have been known to jump around like an exuberant, peek-a-boo playing monkey during our older baby sessions. I love my family and friends fiercely. I like to think I have an elevated level of taste and style, and I strive to transfer this to our newborn and baby sessions.
The smell of newborns, lavender, and vanilla make me happy. I get emotional every time I see a newborn come through our door, look a new mom in the eyes, and know I’ve been there. I love working with these beautiful little souls with Matt, and I’m humbled every time parents choose us. We look forward to capturing your new little love. xo, Jess