As husband and wife, we’re pretty good partners. Our marriage relationship allows us to work closely together to create truly authentic portraits for our clients.

Our fun and laid-back approach encourages people to feel comfortable from the first client meeting to the first portraits…from the first engagement photo to the last dance.

When relaxed and having fun, the genuine relationship of our clients shines through and is forever captured.

It’s not just about a day…it’s about a lifetime. It’s not just a photograph…it’s a memory.

Seeing people for who they truly are…and giving them images that help them see the beauty in their own relationships…well, it doesn’t get better than that.

The Gift of Friendship

This may not be what you were expecting to find on a wedding photographer’s website, but if you don’t read anything else, please read this. It’s so important for us to explain how we view our relationship with our clients/couples. After starting to photograph high school seniors, families and weddings, we started asking for God to give us more direction and more impact in our business. We loved the images we were creating but we knew we wanted something more.

We started realizing that what motivated us in our business was a personal connection to our clients/couples. Everyone wants to be known, seen, loved and befriended. We don’t know if we’ve ever met a human being who didn’t appreciate someone caring about who they are, what they’re passionate about, etc. (As marriage mentors at our church, we know that we can't simply share our “mentoring” with one couple at a time.)

We are committed to forming friendships with our clients and intentionally caring to get to know them. Having a heart for genuine friendships makes our business so much more than how we pay our bills, it’s a huge part of our purpose in life. Not only is our friendship with our clients/couples a gift to us, it positively impacts our their experience.

When you are getting ready the morning of your session or wedding day, it will be a relief to know a friend is coming and not just a random hired photographer. Friendship breeds COMFORT and comfort leads to TRUST...and trust is something that EVERY client/couple needs to have in their relationship with their photographer!

Hannah & Bryan

"Amazing quality photography. It was a really difficult process planning a wedding this year, but the Mattson's made our day smooth and easy :) we are thrilled with the product. I am so self conscious about photographs of myself, but they did a beautiful job and I will cherish the memories forever."

Raina & Damon

"We were more than pleased with the Mattson's and their work! They go above and beyond their role as photographers. They are super friendly, amazing to work with and even kept us on schedule on our wedding day. They had a vision for all of their pictures for the day and posed everyone accordingly to get the perfect shots. I cannot recommend them enough!! They are reasonably priced and definitely worth every penny! I was so glad to have them a part of our wedding day (and engagement pictures)."

Paula & Horace

"I would give my experience with Mattson Photography a 10/10. In the midst of much turmoil, I never had to worry about the photos turning out. Chris and Lisa were very kind and professional. They made our day great! We have loved looking at our photos."

Elizabeth & Patrick

"Chris and Lisa have been doing this for a long time, and they know how to handle just about anything. Many wedding photographers are relatively young and inexperienced and come with a lower price-tag, but you run the risk that your wedding will be one of their "learning experiences." While the price with Mattson Photography is a little higher, you are paying for the peace of mind that your photos will turn out regardless of what happens. You don't have to worry about things coming up on your wedding day (things always do!) because Chris and Lisa will go with the flow - or direct the flow - smoothly and without adding stress. They kept us on our timeline throughout the day and seamlessly adjusted it when needed. Chris and Lisa are fun and professional. We enjoyed working with them through all the stages of planning, and they were patient with our many questions (and my perfectionistic planning)! The Mattson's are kind, caring, and enthusiastic. With their many years together as a married couple, they have chemistry as a photography team and occasionally share some helpful tidbits of advice. They both have great senses of humor and know how to inject a bit of fun into the situation at just the right moments. They have ninja photographer skills, by which they captures photos at just the right moment and just the right angle, and you may not even know they're there. If you are Catholic, you can trust Chris and Lisa to capture your Wedding Mass beautifully, reverently, and with an eye for the unique elements of a Catholic Wedding. We have recommended Chris and Lisa to all of our engaged friends, and we recommend them to you, too! We have countless beautiful photos from our engagement session and our wedding day that we will treasure for the rest of our lives!"

Kelsey & Lance

"Chris & Lisa were truly one of our favorite parts of our wedding day! They are a fun couple who clearly enjoys what they do. In the months leading up to the wedding, Chris & Lisa met us multiple times for coffee to go over photography details and make sure our big day was perfect. They also took the time to check out our venue on their own to get a feel for good shots. On wedding day, we chose to do a first look followed by pictures before the ceremony. They did a fantastic job of photographing the bridal party getting ready while keeping me and my husband from seeing each other. Bridesmaid/groomsman/family pictures went very smooth and were surprisingly fun!! The Mattson's definitely do the "little things" and went above and beyond what we were expecting from a wedding vendor. Thanks again guys!!"

Johanna & Riley

"My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting the Mattsons through a Facebook contest for a free engagement photo shoot. They were great to work with, keeping things fun yet professional!! Before we even had seen our engagement pictures we really wanted to have them take our wedding pictures because of the experience we had with them during our engagement session! For our wedding pictures they captured touching moments, fun candids, artistic frames, and professional portraits."

Melissa & Josh

“Our experience with Mattson Photography was stress free! The day of the wedding they were calm and cool, which helped to make us less nervous. We were nervous about the wedding photos because we aren't big photo people, but they were able to find the beauty in our awkwardness. We are so glad we chose them to capture our special day!”

Shelby & Ramy

"Chris and Lisa were the perfect pair of photographers for our big day. They took so much time to meet with me and ensure that my hopes for our wedding pictures were met. They were patient, kind, and made me feel so unbelievably special. On our wedding day they had such creative ideas for getting the perfect shot! It was so fun. I’m in awe of our wedding pictures."

Ashley & Neal

"Chris and Lisa were amazing! My husband and I do not like having our photos taken, which is a pretty big part of the wedding day. Chris and Lisa made us feel so relaxed and comfortable from the moment we met them. They got amazing shots and people said later they didn't even know they were around during the ceremony. They made something that I typically find uncomfortable and stressful...very easy and even enjoyable."

Hannah & Dustin

"We had a great time with Mattson Photography. They are very fun and easy to work with! Pictures all came out amazing! Chris and Lisa are a great duo. I am so happy with how all of the pictures turned out. I would highly recommend them."

Lindsay & Juan

"Chris and Lisa did a phenomenal job on our wedding day. They were patient, creative, and could not have done a better job capturing our day. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer."

Chelsey & Gates

"Chris and Lisa did an amazing job capturing our wedding. The pictures turned out amazing and have been complimented by so many of our friends and family. They were able to capture so many unique, special moments that I have and will cherish forever. They were absolutely wonderful to work with too! Highest recommendations for Mattson photography!"


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Available for hire in Minnesota and the five-state area. Contact us for information on travel.