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Zachary Polonus Zack + Melody West Cost Engagement


We had such a wonderful experience with Matt and Lena! They are such passionate and amiable people and totally incredible photographers. The proof is in the pictures and they were beyond our greatest expectation!



Shea Cole Shea + Felix Wedding in Monchique, Portugal


Everyone at our wedding commented on how great they were and the fact that they stayed until the very end capturing photos of our event. The photos are breathtaking, and people are still raving over them. They made us a slide show with music, and our family members keep playing it over and over at every event and saying how it was the most beautiful day. Matt & Lena captured it perfectly. Our album reads like a storybook. Thank you Matt & Lena!



Jessica Boland Jess + Bruce Algarve Engagement


Matt and Lena picked the most amazing beach for our shoot - somewhere we would have never discovered otherwise. We had so much fun and they made us feel really comfortable. It was overall an amazing experience and I would definitely love to work with them again if we are back in Portugal!



Jessie Hawthorn Jessie and Jonathan, Wedding in Luz, Portugal


Matt + Lena were so amazing to work with before, during and after the wedding! They paid so much attention to detail and really listened to ensure we were happy with our pictures. My husband and I came from Canada to get married in the Algarve so we didn't have the chance to meet with Matt + Lena in person ahead of time. I could tell by their pictures (of course they are stunning!!) but also their professionalism, prompt email responses and overall ease of communication that it was going to be a perfect fit! We were thrilled with our beautiful pictures and have received so many compliments that they look like pictures out of a magazine and that they truly capture our love and the story of our big day! They scouted out all the great spots for us ahead of time, ensuring the lighting would be just right, and I just adore their style of photography - so natural and genuine. Thank you again so much for giving us these pictures we will cherish forever!! xx



Adam Cummings Maria + Adam, Wedding in Sintra, Portugal


We got married at the Quinta in Cintra and my wife found Matt and Lena somehow on the internet. In all the craziness of organising a wedding, they were one of the few constants. Always organized, and very prepared (they even went on a trip from Alvor to Lisbon to check out the light in the area!). The wedding day was exceptional as they popped up around the place like Ninjas - you will never be able to see them both - making sure to get loads of genuine shots of everyone from dawn til dusk. Very highly recommended



Laur D Laura and Jonathon, Elopement in the Algarve


My husband and I traveled from Toronto to Portugal for our elopement and we were so fortunate that Matt and Lena were available on our wedding day. Throughout the booking process they were quick to respond to emails and set a Skype date to go over all of the logistics for our day, as well as to answer any questions we had - and we had a lot! Matt and Lena were very social and created a comfortable environment which was great since it was just the four of us during the six hour photo shoot. The photos turned out stunning and we have received compliments from everyone who has seen them. The photos really captured the nuance moments throughout the day in a very natural way and we will cherish them forever. Thank you Matt and Lena for being part of our day and for making the experience such a pleasure!



Natacha Manuel Natacha + Manuel, Beach Wedding Algarve


Matt and Lena were recommended to us by our wedding planner, Susana Santos. We were sold from the get-go (just take a look at their beautiful pictures!), and meeting them in person only reaffirmed that we had made the right decision. We were a bit iffy about doing an engagement shoot but it was a great idea in the end as we got to be very comfortable with Matt and Lena which made things far easier on the actual wedding day! The pictures are fabulous and a year after our wedding people are still commenting on just how beautiful the photos are. All in all, definitely a great choice and we heartily recommend them to anyone who is getting married! In fact, a couple who were at our wedding ended up booking them for their wedding! :)



Jelena Pinto Jelena + Joao, Wedding at Os Agostos, Portugal


Me and my husband got married last year in the south of Portugal and we still have family and friends raving about the beauty and elegance of our photographs. Matt and Lena take photographs that we will cherish forever. They are also a pleasure to work with. They make you feel comfortable and they get to know your style and personality. What first caught my eye about their work is the romantic feel and lighting of each photograph. Each photograph feels set in a natural and authentic manner. It's a staple of their professionalism and dedication to the work they do. Thank you Matt and Lena for your dedication and grace on our special day. We hope to take future photographs with you of our extended family in the near future :D



Michael isherwood Briana + Michael, Garden Wedding in Algarve


Matt and Lena did an amazing job at capturing our wedding day, they were super friendly and the photos they took are so beautiful. Everyone keeps asking us who our wedding photographers were! We hope we can use them again for another occasion :)

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“We want to thank you both so much from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our day so incredibly well. Your pictures bring the day back to life the slideshow you made for us had us both and many of our relatives and friends in tears! The portraits are amazing, the way you captured the light is so beautiful and we just love all the unposed, special and funny moments you caught so discreetly. You both worked so tirelessly on the day and your skill and passion for what you do are so evident in the end result. We were very lucky we found you :-)” – Rachael and David

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“We absolutely LOVE the photos and couldn’t be happier. They are amazing and we cannot thank you enough. The photographs you have taken really capture the story and journey of the day and for us will be the memories that we hold for life. Thank you. They are stunning.“ Rachel and Rob

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“On behalf  of Janine and I, I want to thank you both for such amazing shots of our wedding day. We are both blown away with the professionalism of your work. From the engagement shoot to the small details on the day and how could I forget the amazing slide show. Everything is so artistic and to the highest quality. You have given us an amazing gift to share for the rest of our lives. I can not recommend you more highly. Thanks again, and I wish you both the best for the future.” – Sam and Janine                                                                                                                             

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“Oh my god!!!! We are absolutely (!!!!!) speechless! The pictures are better than we ever imagined! Thank you so so much!
It was a perfect day, a perfect wedding and you guys were the perfect photographers! We are very happy that you had a good time too!
Thank you guys again for being the best photographers we could EVER ask for!
You fell nothing short of our expectation but exceeded them by far! Such a pleasure to share this day with you.
All the best and again THANK YOU!!!” – Frauke and David with Amelie and Nuno

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“We just love them, they are fabulous. I love how you have captured the energy of the morning when we were getting ready and all the other moments in between…amazing! We wish we could do it all over again!  Again, thank you both so much for your help and amazing work in capturing our wedding. – Emma and Gerry

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“We feel so lucky and blessed to have found you guys for our wedding day. Our pictures are perfect. I have recently sent out a link for our family and friends to view them too. We looked at your previous photographs with other couples and families and each picture is so intimate, personal, and beautiful. Thank you Matt and Lena for all of your time, patience, and dedication to our wedding. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you both for documenting one of the most important moments in our lives.” – Jelena and Joao

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“OMG THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We love the photos!!!!! I have goose bumps! Well done guys, you did a fantastic job! I am so happy I choose you guys to photograph the wedding! WOW wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii” – Susana and Mario

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“Oh wow, these are outstanding. I absolutely love the ones down at the beach, the sky sand and my bouquet all compliment each other. We are both over the moon with them all. To re live the day leaves us with a big smile on our face, and more tears haha
Everyone has commented saying you were both so professional on the day, I didn’t even know you were taking some of the pictures, the shots are so natural which is just what we wanted all of our pictures are amazing. I cannot thank you enough, you have given us lots of perfect memories of our special time in The Algarve to treasure forever. I cant even find my favourite cause I like them all so much! :-)” Lauren and Shaun

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Hi guys!
The wedding books just arrived, and we are beside ourselves with how amazing they turned out!!! My mom and mother in law were in tears- THANK YOU so much for such amazing work. We have said many times, how fortunate we feel that we found you both! Thank you for your attention to the books as well, They are better than I could have imagined- the packaging was just lovely as well.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and lots of love!! Maybe we’ll see you next for a family photo session on the beach!” – Jess and Jim

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Kelly and Stuart


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“I LOVE your photography, honestly I am speechless!!  I literally love everything, your a pair of genius’!”

 –  Rea  { Rea and Alex }

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 “Your email has just totally brightened this evening!!! The photos are amazing! They are stunning actually! So many amazing snaps…and the way you captured the light is breathtaking. Thank you so much!”

 –  Emma  { Emma and Gerry }

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 “WOW!!!!  To say we are impressed is an understatement, the photo’s are amazing! We absolutely love how you put the slideshow together and the music and timing and order of the pictures is just wonderful, so much thought and care must have went into that, we love it. We can’t wait to show our family and friends. We are sooooo excited to have you as our wedding photographers and know that our big day will be captured perfectly. Thank you!”

  –  Rachael  { Rachael and David }

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From Weddings Online forum by Caroline Evans, 30th October 2013

“Our photographers were FANTASTIC: Matt and Lena. I spend a lot of time searching for you guys and it certainly paid off. For the hard work and dedication that you put into our wedding you deserve every bit of luck and business that come your way and we truly mean that. Our photographs surpassed all of our expectations. People have been saying they were like something from a celebrities’ wedding!! Again you took the time to listen to what we wanted and really get to know our style and that made all the difference. If anyone is looking for photographers for their wedding abroad with a creative edge to capture the natural moments of your day I cannot recommend these guys more. They are AMAZING, you will not be disappointed. If you want to take a look at ours…”

To see the full review please visit the Weddings Online forum.


Aug. 10, 2013, Caroline Evans

Matt and Lena, What can we say……..we were blown away with you guys and we haven’t even seen one photo yet!!! 🙂  The level of care and attention you gave us and the amount of time you spent taking photos was phenomenal. Lots of our guests commented to us about how discreet and professional you were on the day. What really impressed myself and Colm was how you had all of the shots and locations thought out beforehand and how well you directed us all on the day to get what I’m sure will be fantastic photos. Aug. 15, 2013, Caroline Evans Matt and Lena, Breathtaking!!! Just back from our trip…..have spent the last few hours looking at the blog over and over and over again.  You certainly exceeded our expectations, they are phenomenal and we couldn’t be happier.  Shed a few tears looking at the portraits, we look like something out of a magazine!! .   .   . Guys I just wanted to email you again to let you know what unbelievable feedback we have been getting from our friends and families who we shared your blog post with. The compliments have been huge and certainly well deserved by you both.  We are so delighted with the finished product and I know these are photos that myself and Colm will treasure forever!!  We are very lucky to have found you, Car & Colm xxxx Caroline + Colm’s Pretty Algarve Wedding



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Sept. 12 2013, Doreen Lorenz

Hi Lena & Matt, We arrived this morning in Dresden – tired but very happy. We had a wonderful time in the Algarve. How you catch the light is truly unique. We love it. Thank you so much.  It was a great time with you. We are very pleased that we have found you and that you have photographed our wedding. We could not imagine a better photographer. A Wedding in Sintra, Portugal, Daniel + Doreen

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Gemma Treanor, April 8

Hi Matt and Lena, Thanks so much to the lovely Matt and Lena for giving us such an amazing day out on shoot!  You are both so passionate and fun loving, who put us totally at ease from the minute we met. On the day you made us feel relaxed, it was like therapy for the soul!:)..When we seen the blog we absolutely loved the relaxed style of our photos and the quality of the pictures was excellent. You two truly are pro’s, taking into consideration what we wanted.. Youse have made our much anticipated wedding holiday in the Algarve even more exciting..we can’t wait for you guys to picture our big commitment to each other and big day out for all our friends and family- sea, sand and sunglasses in tow! Eamonn and Gemma x

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Oct. 8 2013, Gemma Treaner

Hey Matt & Lena, The blog is amazing guys. Thank you so much for being so relaxed and cool on our day yet managing to picture so many special moments.  It was very emotional looking at the pics, you are such an amazing artistic duo!:) The offer is always open for you guys to come stay with us and explore Newry and Mourne! Take care, Love Gemma and Eamonn xx Gemma and Eamonn, Destination Wedding

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Oct. 15 2013, Alexander Tomischat

Hello Lena, hello Matt, WOW!!!! I am completely speechless – you both did such a great job 🙂 These photos are fantastic. Their quality is perfect and their style, the mood they are telling, is brilliant! Looking at them I can remember every minute of this day. I only can repeat myself, it was the best decision to ‘book’ you as our wedding photographers 🙂 Thank you so much…. The Sweetest Little Wedding in the Algarve, Alex + Melanie


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