Matthew began his photography career in New York City in the mid-1990s working with various wedding photography studios. Starting in 2004, he worked out of his studios in the Farmington Valley for 14 years. Now he has returned to his photographic roots in NYC where he and his wife Martina enjoy creating extraordinary portraits that their clients love.
To watch Matthew at work is like viewing a genius artisan at the height of his creativity. A master of his craft, the camera is merely an extension of his heart. Described by his peers as a rare talent and a "natural", Matthew is thoroughly at home wherever he goes. Modest but passionately buoyant, he connects easily with his clients, uncovering emotion and hidden meaning not readily seen by most. Often mistaken for a member of the family, Matthew is gifted with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, rescuing volatile once-in-a-lifetime moments from disappearing forever.
When asked what he strives for most in his work, his perfect answer is: I'm just looking for images that move me." Matthew J. Wagner is New York’s best-kept secret no longer.