Mathieu Photography Blog

Hi! We are Matt & Molly Snelson of Mathieu Photography, Southern California Wedding Photographers.
We love taking fun, romantic and real photographs. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our blog. We will use this space to give our brides and grooms a sneak peek at their wedding and engagement photos as well as to post daily little tid-bits about the journey of our little family.

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Matt, Molly, Charlotte, Riley & Lucy


October 26, 2014

Popsugar, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and Buzzfeed Oh My!

We were so thrilled to be a part of this Little Mermaid inspired shoot! Here’s what Popsugar had to say along with our list of amazing vendors!!

Out Of The Sea And Into Our Dreams!

Many children dream of their future wedding, and most of our romantic notions about love come from childhood dreaming with a cast of fairy tale characters. In the spirit of that romantic nostalgia, we are excited to share this amazing fantasy photo shoot. In the collaboration between Your Cloud Parade, (a hip online wedding marketplace), and Traci Hines (singer/designer), a hipster mermaid faux-wedding is brought to life. The vision behind this shoot was to re-create the classic “tail” (pun fully intended) of the Little Mermaid, and transform Ariel (modeled by Traci Hines) and Prince Eric (modeled by Leo Camacho), into a modern hipster wedding couple!

The magical team included shoot designer Cloud Parade’s Lauren Coats, hair and makeup by 10.11 Makeup, delicious desserts by Sweet and Saucy Shop, and florist A Blooming Bud. To shop the “looks” and items from this shoot, check the links below.

Images by: Mark Brooke Photography, and  Mathieu Photo

Produced by:

Produced by: Your Cloud Parade
Bride: Traci Hines
Designed by Your Cloud Parade’s: Lauren Coats
Groom: Leo Camacho
Videography: Sweet T Studios
Photography: Mark Brooke Photography, Mathieu PhotoDillon Phommasa Photo
Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup
Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Florist: A Blooming Bud
Silk Floral: Afloral
Your Cloud Parade Vendors:
Bridal Gown:
Hair Pieces:
Paper Goods:
Bow Tie:
Plaid Skirts:
Shell Stir Sticks:
Geometric Planters:
Air Plants:
Wands & Streamers:
Shell Crop Tops: Adorkable Apparel
Shell Rings: Siren’s Grotto
Tulle Skirts: Dark Pony Designs

Mer-sister Bridesmaids (models):
Charis Lincoln
Brytni Jean
Vanessa Walton
Helena Levin
Joanna Lynn
Amber Arden

October 22, 2014

October 13, 2014

Jessica, wow, some women are just extraordinarily stunning on their wedding day. Her and Chris are the sweetest! It was so fun to celebrate with them and capture some snippets of their love! Their friends are tons of fun and we loved listening to their sweet speeches and watching their warm hugs! Ahh, weddings are just magical!! Cheesy, maybe? True, yes!!

September 24, 2014

The best part about wedding photography is getting to hang out and be a part of events you may otherwise not be invited to. Will and Stefanie are a freaking blast. Non Stop laughter and fun with these two. Photographing this ninja wedding was all my pleasure. It was an awesome experience “hiking” up to the Hollywood sign for Will and Stefanie’s nuptials. A location I’d never been to let alone shot, and a super fabulous couple made this day one for the history books. Will and Stefanie, many alohas and congratulations to you. Oh, and for the record after our quick Chinatown session I tried my first Boba Tea, it was weird but good.

September 22, 2014