Whiskers & Willow

Seattle Photographer

Matt and Jackie are a husband and wife team residing in Southern California. They met and fell in love as teenagers and have shared in life’s many adventures together. As fine art film photographers their work is inspired by the beauty of nature, the grandeur of European architecture, and an adoration of love. They are passionate about storytelling, creating beautiful artwork, and capturing an authentic feeling for our clients. They appreciate elegant and refined weddings with unique details that have a personal touch. And they adore their sweet couples who put each other first. With a discerning eye, they strive to capture tender moments and preserve memories in a way that will stand the test of time.

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Whiskers & Willow

Seattle Photographer

Matt and Jackie are a husband and wife team residing in Southern California. They met and fell in love as teenagers and have shared in life’s many adventures together. As fine art film photographers their work is inspired by the beauty of nature, the grandeur of European architecture, and an adoration of love. They are passionate about storytelling, creating beautiful artwork, and capturing an authentic feeling for our clients. They appreciate elegant and refined weddings with unique details that have a personal touch. And they adore their sweet couples who put each other first. With a discerning eye, they strive to capture tender moments and preserve memories in a way that will stand the test of time.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… sleeping in and cuddling with our cats, and then going out for a hike or exploring a new restaurant. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… Scotland - we walked the West Highland Way, which was 100 miles in 7 days. It was spectacular scenery and an incredible experience.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS…How to pick one? We would have explored many already and are itching to return to Italy, but would love to visit Croatia, Greece, Ireland, and New Zealand.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… the feeling of gratitude that we get from our clients. It is such a rewarding experience to tell stories for our clients and it is a wonderful feeling to get positive words in return.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… I’m actually a scientist and Matt’s a science teacher for our day jobs, so if we didn't do that then we would do this. But if we didn't do either of those things, I would probably be a musician and Matt a writer. 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… think deeply about the meaning of the wedding day, and the moments that are truly most important. Build your day around those aspects and not the latest trends because that is what you will want to remember for the rest of your life. 

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… we can shoot and never worry about getting rained out! San Diego is such a beautiful city rich with opportunities for all kinds of people. We love that we built a business here and can shoot all year round. 

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… the Pacific Northwest. This is where we grew up and we truly feel is home.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? I love Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. 

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… my friend took me once to the best sushi restaurant in town and we were served by the owner, himself. It was an incredible experience!

THE PETS I OWN ARE… Lorne and Cosmo - two funny cats. Lorne is more like a dog and will play fetch. He’s demanding of attention and playtime, and Cosmo is the skittish lap cat that’s demanding only of food.