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Gorgeous couple at the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles
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Booklyn wedding photographer Matei Horvath caught this moment during a small ceremony
Celena + Matt, Brooklyn, 2018
What this man and his assistant did for my wife and I at our wedding in August, is almost indescribable. The memories that he captured of our family and friends were nothing short of spectacular. You don't know how crucial a good photographer really is to any affair. Let me tell you, Matei Horvath is nothing short of a godsend. His creativity, eye for the moment and even for the moments that aren't quite obvious, is simply unmatched. He not only captured beautiful memories, but he was able to bring everyone's personality shine through. If I spent the rest of my life thanking Matei for what he created for my Wife and me, I would need 3 lifetimes to have it feel like I thanked him enough. If you want proof of what he brings to the table, just look on his instagram feed. Don't take my word for it. Let your eyes be the judge. You will not be sorry you did that.
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Los Angeles engagement photography at the Griffith Observatory
Neha
Matei's level of professionalism, warm demeanor, and amazing quality of work is simply incomparable. He treats his clients as friends and works with his clients to address all of their needs. Moreover, he goes above and beyond to take the perfect shot...His talent and innovative vision gives his clients photos that are unique, eye-catching, and simply memorable. Thank you Matei for doing all that you do.
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Arti & Rohit :) Agura Hills, 2018
Matei, we are simply floored! my brother just texted me saying: "your photos are... I am speechless" THANK YOU. these are so perfect. thank you thank you
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Indian couple portraits at Stoney Point Park, Chatsworth, CA
Bhanuja + Samson, Los Angeles, CA, 2019
I cannot sing enough praises of Matei - he is basically the best human. We booked Matei for our wedding and let me just say now that he is worth every penny. The entire process from inquiring about his rates and availability with his wife Phanita (who is also amazing) to booking and all the way to receiving our photos have been so smooth. Matei is the definition of a cool cat, and with a big fat crazy Indian wedding that is exactly what you need. Working with him has been so pleasant - he's so fun and quirky but also knows when to get down to business. I don't know how he does it but he literally captures all the right emotions in his pictures - he is a true photojournalist. I swear the amount of people that have said "this looks like it should be from NatGeo" is crazy. That is not to say that he doesn't know how to take the traditional wedding photos, because he does those impeccably as well. I do have to say however that my favorites are from our creative sessions. Trust his eye, because those photos are so beautiful and timeless; It's amazing what he comes up with and how he's able to execute it. Point blank - He's got it all going on and knows his stuff. One thing that I saw that really makes him stand out is that he really tries to get know you. He had conversations with all our family members and they absolutely loved him. Maybe that's his secret - he gets close, you get comfortable, and that's when he strikes. All I can say is that my husband and I have found our forever photographer and we couldn't be more ecstatic!
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Valarie +Derek, Chino Hills, 2018
Matei is the definition of creative genius! [...] He was exactly what I was looking for in a photographer. At the start I worked with his wife to bounce ideas of what we wanted as possible photoshoot locations and the vibe we wanted to capture in our pictures. Collaborating with her really took the stress off of me trying to figure everything out on me own. Based on my input she literally came up with a timeline that maximized natural lighting that would work best for an interracial couple. On the day of the event I got to see Matei's lighting magic at work. Sometimes in mid-sentence he'd have an idea and then the magic would happen. What I appreciate the most about him is that he goes with the flow and provides his opinion. On the day of our event we had last minute location changes and he did not mind which I really appreciated. He holds himself to a high standard and his pictures speak for themselves! When we finally got the pictures it was beyond our expectations.
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Danielle + Danish, Westlake Village, 2018
Having an exceptional photographer was top on our list during the wedding planning phase. My wife began the search for one about eight months before the wedding. Her friends had referred a few photographers but Danielle wasn't satisfied with any of them. About a month into the search, she came across Matei's Instagram feed. Before you leave this review to check out his Insta, bookmark my thoughtful notes because you may misplace them as you end up browsing his work for endless hours. Back? Where did the time go, right? So, Matei's Insta. We were both immediately captivated by his unique style and talent. It turns out Matei's keen eye and skill were just one part of what makes him one of the best in the business. Matei has a personality that puts people at ease. When Danielle & I walked out of our first in-person meeting with him & Phanita, it felt like we had just visited with longtime friends. Our guests loved him too. We hired Matei to cover two ceremonies and a reception over two days. We couldn't have been happier with the experience. The shoots were efficient and smooth, the portraits fun and creative, and the group shots well organized and structured. Viv, Matei's assistant photographer, was awesome too. Matei captured Danielle's getting ready moments while Viv shot mine emanating a cool calm as I spent a nervous hour tying my bow tie. We received our albums a few weeks ago. We have clicked through them so many times since and continue to be in awe at the wonderful skill of Matei Horvath.
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Jessica + Nargal, Pasadena, 2020
My husband and I looked into so many companies and individuals photography work. We went back and forth with numerous people. It took us about a month to decide and really choose who we wanted to go with because it was one of our top requirements for our wedding day. We wanted to make sure that our big special day was filled with memorable shots captured in our most precious moments of life together. We are very happy and in love with our wedding album. Matei does an exceptional job and delivers astonishing results. His photos show how well he really is. He is phenomenal and his work goes to prove it, his work shows how much he loves photography and loves what he does. We will definitely always be working with Matei to capture more memorable celebrations and on all occasions. We truly appreciate you! Thank you so very much for working with us and shooting our wedding!
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Pooja + Michael, Long Beach, CA, 2018
Matei's work was excellent. We haven't even seen the wedding photos yet because it was just a couple weeks ago, but we are SO happy we chose Matei. I would like to add what an absolute pleasure it was to work with Matei and Vivian. I probably spent the most time with the photo/video team behind the scenes--it was so fun and exciting to have them around! They had great attitudes, and it felt like the team, my bridesmaids, and my family were just hanging out and enjoying ourselves and the entire process. I was honestly sad to see them go at the end of the reception. The engagement shoot was also important because we got to know Matei before the wedding. When I saw Matei at the pre-wedding event, I immediately felt comfortable. Matei gives excellent direction, and it is interesting to later see where he was going with an idea for a shot. It's always creative, which is what we wanted. At the same time, Matei was sensitive to our parents' needs. We had a lot of guests visiting from all over the world. It was very important to our families to get shots of the family and friends because we don't see them often at all. My parents LOVED Matei and saw the dedication and passion he was putting into his work. Matei and Vivian definitely became part of the celebration. Basically, Matei and his team are amazing! I never met his wife Phanita, who handled the booking process, but she was lovely as well. Matei--I know the pics will be amazing, but also thank you for making the experience so memorable. Thank you guys for everything:)
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Anna + Rama
Through his timeless photos, matei captured the Love we always FELT but we could never SEE.
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Suresh + Reshmi
While Matei has all the tangible skills that make him an exceptional photographer, his strength lies in the intangible. Matei truly has a unique gift that allows him to shoot not only the image, but the essence of every moment. His pictures, if you can call them that, are dynamic moments captured in time that tell a story in every shot. They have a hyper-reality quality which comes directly as a result of his photographer's eye and not hours spent on Photoshop. You could take the pictures directly from his camera and they would be better than 99.9% of wedding photos. When he delivers the final results, you could swear they came out of the world's top fashion magazines. We have been married for almost three years and my wife and I still are amazed by the emotions that Matei's photos invoke every time we see them.