We are Matt and Sayde, we're Victoria-based wedding photographers, and we're in love. Like....big time.
Like so many couples on the west coast, the outdoors plays a huge part in the story of our relationship. We spent our dating years getting to know each other by hiking, paddling, snowshoeing and exploring great places in BC. And like so many of you, we wanted our own wedding day to emulate that part of our life. It gives us so much joy to capture and share the unique story of our west coast brothers and sisters.
Things about Matt
I am the Matt half of Pebble & Pine. Myself and photography have been good pals for quite a long time. I remember being entranced by it all the way back to my childhood, when I won a unique 3D camera as a raffle prize in a hockey tournament. I took a million pictures with that thing, and they all turned out pretty terrible, but that was just the beginning of a journey!
Since deciding to pursue photography as a career in 2008, my comfortable hobby has blossomed into a full-blown passion focused primarily on photographing weddings and couples in love. There’s just an energy about them that I adore. Spending time with people on the happiest days
of their lives is addictive!
But it always felt like there was something incomplete, and I didn’t know quite what it was. When Sayde and I started working together, I finally figured it out . . . couples in love are just meant to be photographed by another couple in love! Working with her has brought me a whole new level of appreciation and enjoyment of what I do, and I can’t wait to bring that enthusiasm to your wedding day!
Things about Sayde
While Matt came from the mountains of northern British Columbia, I was raised in the fields of Southern Ontario. I grew up in a close family, with a beautifully creative mother, and ruggedly outdoorsy father. My wild imagination, and love of nature clearly came from them. As a kid who spent a lot of time outside, I was constantly seeking adventure, stories to tell, and magnificent ways of telling them. As an adult, photography became my way of storytelling. It allowed me to show people the beauty I saw in my surroundings, and in the people around me. The west coast seemed like the perfect setting for all of this, and satiated my love for the outdoors.
After moving to Vancouver, I met Matt. He instantaneously became the person I barraged with all things photography-related. I relentlessly asked questions, and begged him for advice and tips that would help grow my skill. One day, Matt invited me along with him as an assistant, to get a taste of what shooting weddings is like. I had helped my decorator mom with weddings in the past so I was curious to experience weddings through a photographer’s eyes. It was an entirely different world. It was humbling and sentimental to be part of a couple’s marriage, and be the ones to share their story. I fell in love immediately; with capturing weddings, and with Matt.
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