BERKELEY PORTRAIT STUDIO

Testimonials

"Matt offers a comfortable portrait session with relaxed conversation to photograph you as yourself rather than you in your most awkward pose. His photographs are well-lit and well-composed. You'll have a range of images from which to choose - head shots, speaking 'action' shots, and more. His turn around time is quick and you'll have a good time too."

–C. C.

"As he took photos, he had a real conversation with me about my interests (one of which - Classical music - we conveniently happened to share!) and created a friendly atmosphere that made it feel like I was not posing too much. For that reason I feel the portraits he took of me looked natural and even captured my personality in surprising ways." 

–Theodora M.

"Matt did a great job, and I saw for the first time that you can talk and get great pictures. I also got what is maybe the only picture of my Duchenne smile (the genuine smile)."

-Alok S.

"Matt's strength lies in making you comfortable. He engages you and pays attention to the minor details such as posture and lighting without making it seem so. My afternoon session was incredibly enjoyable and within 20 minutes Matt captured a full range emotions. I went in to capture myself in my natural habitat. Matt's work did that to perfection." 

–Mohamad L.

"As a portrait photographer, Matt strikes the perfect balance between flexible and professional. While he was willing to accommodate all of my random requests, he also made sure to capture the formal/traditional poses and backgrounds. Post-session, I received a lot of follow-up regarding the proofs and photo-editing."

–Jo L.

"Matthew is such a great photographer! Additionally he has such a warm and welcoming personality he sets his subjects at ease instantly, making getting a great shot a breeze. I am usually very camera shy and Matthew was able to get several great pics of me with a variety of diffferent but very flattering expressions."

–Jai P.

"Matt is awesome! Really fun and interesting to work with! He is open minded and willing to work around your ideas, which is fantastic if you want to put in your own ideas. I'm happy to see all the results! Can't wait to work with him again."

-Wendy Z.

"Matt really likes to get the person relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera; he asks (in a respectful and non-intrusive way) about life goals, passions, dreams. This process, I believe, made the experience and the portraits more intimate and personal -- which is great if you want your pictures to capture the real you! :)" 

–Keith W.

"Matt is an excellent portrait photographer. He not only suggested good angles and postures, he created a relaxed environment which helped me look and feel natural and comfortable during the shoot all the way through to the final shots. I am very happy with the results and recommend him to anyone who wants to look their best in their portraits."

– Ayako Y.

"A very interesting and different approach to photo shoots. The idea is to capture you in your most natural states, rather than posing you. Matt will engage you in talking about your passions and interests and then capture you while speaking. He is very good at facilitating the conversation and picking out topics that will catch your natural self."

–Max V.

"Matt is fantastic to work with! I've been needing professional headshots for an agency I've been working with, and Matt fulfilled my needs perfectly. He was very easy-going and professional, complete with many different color options for your portrait background. We started off with a black background before switching over to purple, which was beautiful and vibrant. He changed backgrounds with ease, and was able to direct me on different poses and looks while complementing my own direction as well."

–Jo. W

"Matt Wong is amazing. My boyfriend and I had a photography session with him and it was absolutely amazing. Matt took us to a beautiful site in Northern Berkeley and took priceless photographs of us. I am so excited to refer him to my friends and family. This is definitely a number I am holding on to."

–Karen A.


Selected Clients (2015—present)

Ruy Braga, Professor of Sociology at Universidade de Sao Paulo

Sam Sternberg, Professor of Biochemistry at Columbia University, New York

Victoria Hauk, SF Bay Area Flutist and Teacher

Hadar Cohen, Educator

Christina Nigro, UCSF Graduate Student

Ankur Dave, EECS Graduate Student

Ayako Yasuda, Professor in the Business School at University of CA—Davis

Jay Wallace, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of CA—Berkeley

Kelly Stenhoff, Evaluator at Colorado Department of Public Health

Amal El-Hazaly, Post-doc in EECS at UC Berkeley

Adam Horn, Environmental Engineer at the City of Oakland

Stephen Castello, Economics Graduate Student at Cal State East Bay

Matt Woerman, Economics Graduate Student at UC Berkeley

Iris Lin, Social Worker and UC Berkeley alumna

Lucian Novosel, UI Designer at Dictionary.com

Magne Lauritzen, Engineer and Experimental Physicist

Marcus Plutowski, Software Engineer

Jesse Ward, Business Development at Blackberry Inc.

Juan Lang, EECS PhD and Google Security Expert

Rachel Norris, Environmental Engineer at Kleinfelder Inc.

Smoke AO, DJ and Music Creator

Eric Greene, Graduate Student in Biology at UC Berkeley

Emma Carroll, Graduate Student in Biology at UC Berkeley

Almundena Vincente Rueda, Marketing Manager

Rachel Goodenow, Antique and Art Appraiser

Alok Singh, Machine Learning and UCB Mathematics Graduate

Andrea Pickel, Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley

John Kunze, UC Library and Database Specialist

Claret Vargas, Harvard PhD. and Civil Rights Attorney

Alec Sloane, Musician and Composer

Google reviews (22 Reviews, as of Feb. 2019)

Yelp reviews (47 reviews, as of Feb. 2019)

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