Match Made Photography

5  ( 3 reviews ) · Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Surrounds · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

For 10 years, Cherrod of Match Made Photography has been providing QLD couples with stunning wedding. A firm believer that candid images are best, Cherrod will capture your love story authentically so you can remember your special day for years to come. Said to be the ultimate “dress fluffer and veil fixer”, this photographer goes above and beyond to ensure her couples receive dreamy shots.

Adventurer and peanut butter enthusiast, Cherrod Gwaltney, is a talented wedding and elopement photographer based in Brisbane, known in the wedding industry for her striking, playful style and her adventurous shoots to capture even the most intimate weddings in the beautiful landscapes of South-East Queensland.

Operating under the business name Match Made Photography, Cherrod produces beautiful photos of authentic, real moments from small weddings and elopements, including the eruption of laughter during speeches, the subtle, loving exchanges in beautiful picturesque locations, and genuine emotion, ensuring to get some shots of the finer details, too.

Florida-born Cherrod would be delighted to catch up for wine, coffee, or - her favourite - spicy food to discuss your photography vision and needs.

"Cherrod is so experienced in weddings that she not only took the most amazing and BEAUTIFUL pictures ever, but she was also able to guide me through the entire day and night to keep me on track and hitting every important highlight ... Cherrod, thank you for capturing every little moment and detail of my wedding day to ensure I will never forget any of it!" Jordan

What you'll love about working with Match Made Photography for your wedding:

  • Quick turnaround of photos. Cherrod delivers wedding photos roughly eight to ten weeks after the wedding date, allowing her enough time to beautifully edit the hundreds of gorgeous snaps from the day.
  • Captures real, authentic moments. Cherrod prides herself on capturing the natural, unstaged interactions at weddings, ensuring you receive a collection of photos that look timeless and candid.

Highlights of working with Match Made Photography:

  • A natural, documentary-style approach
  • Sneak peek within the first week
  • Adventure and engagement sessions available
  • Wedding packages to suit your needs
  • Complimentary pre-wedding catch-up
  • Custom-made album available
  • Can arrange a second shooter (packages include a second shooter on a weekend date)
  • Shoots digital
  • Availability to shoot weddings all over Australia

"I love Cherrod's work! She does a fantastic job of understanding what her clients want and approaches each project individually. She is reliable, punctual, and goes out of her way to make sure she provides everything her clients could need. She took my husband and my engagement and wedding photos, and they turned out beautifully ... She is not only a wonderful photographer, but she is also a great person." Monica

About

Hi there! I’m Cherrod -- a Wedding and Elopement photographer that is based in Brisbane. My fundamentals for planning a wedding? Keep it real and be authentic. I love to photograph people that are looking for a passionate, bold, and fun feel that lean toward a documentary-style approach of capturing the overlooked details that can be missed. That way when you look at your wedding photos in ten, twenty, forty years from now, you'll be able to relive your wedding day like it was only yesterday.

Ms. Cherrod Gwaltney

Owner and Photographer


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FAQ

YES! In fact, I highly encourage it. Want to meet up for a chat over a coffee? Drinks at the local brewery? Count me in!

Or if we're logistically a bit too far away, we can always Facetime to "virtually" meet as well. (the internet is a beautiful thing)

Meeting your photographer is a great way of breaking the ice, and formally getting to know each other before your wedding day.

The best way to find out is to contact myself either through Easy Weddings, or our contact page on our website. Fingers crossed that I am!

Indeed I am! There's nothing I love more than photographing couples around the globe.

With Match Made Photography, the price that I give you is the price that you get -- travel fees included. 

Without a doubt, YES!

You would be shocked at how many couples tell me that they're nervous in front of the camera.

I'm not a super huge fan of trying to awkwardly pose people and instead try to capture the love and connection between each couple (in which case, if you're getting married you've got some of that going for you!).

I'll give you guys lots of guidance and prompting so you don't feel awkward (don't worry), but it won't feel awkward.

My fun, documentary-style approach in photography will lead to capturing more beautiful interactions with each other, and less prom/formal poses. This is my recipe for awesome photos!

My wedding packages are divided into three time frames. The shortest (6 hours) is great for weddings with shorter reception or those who don't feel the need for full coverage of the getting ready process all the way through to the end of the reception.

The middle (8 hours) is a sweet spot for a lot of weddings -- time for all the standard things (getting ready through reception).

The longest (10 hours) is really great for weddings with different locations, a longer reception, or a more relaxed timeline so that you don't feel rushed on your wedding day.

1. Send me an email to hello@matchmadephotography.com or submit a contact form here on Easy Weddings or the website to check if your date is available! Tell me a little about yourselves and your plans!  

2.  I’ll send you a copy of my Welcome Guide, and we can start talking about your wants, needs, and how we can have a fantastic experience working together. We can get to know each other over coffee (or a glass of wine), a phone chat, FaceTime call, or email. Whatever you feel most comfortable with.

3. You want to book (woo hoo) and it’s going to be awesome. All you have to do is pick your package and let me know. I’ll just need a signed contract and a 30% retainer fee to make it official.

I typically deliver around 70-100 images per hour for weddings. I eliminate the ones that don't make the cut because of not-so-flattering expressions and/or if they just don't meet my standards. Then I edit and deliver all the good photos to you!

Yup! I do in fact. And I LOVE engagement sessions.

Why? because I think it is an awesome way to have some beautiful photos of you both to use for well...anything! Especially save-the-dates. It's also the perfect opportunity to get super comfortable with your photographer (me) before you're photographed again on your wedding day! 

Great question.

To help out all of my couples, I have created a blog post covering all the pros and cons on having a first look. After they read the post, we then discuss what the best option is for them depending on the time of the year, personal preferences, and timeline logistics.

You can find my blog post here: https://matchmadephotography.com/what-is-a-first-look/


3 reviews 5 Write a Review

May 2023

Cherrod and Matt of Match Made Photography did such an incredible job. They did both our engagement shoot and our wedding day (and we will definitely be booking them as our family photographer for all future life events!) They are both so friendly and hardworking. Cherrod is a bubbly bunch of energy and can make anyone feel great. We are not comfortable in front of the camera but they made us feel so relaxed and natural, and it really shows in the photos. As someone with body image issues, I rarely like a photo that I'm in, but I just adore the photos they took for us. They turned out so beautifully. Cherrod is so creative with her shots, and she and Matt make a great team. Cherrod also designed our invitations for us and they were gorgeous! Thank you so much Cherrod and Matt.

Dana H.

May 2021

Cherrod photographed my wedding in 2018. I was feeling brave and decided I didn’t need a wedding coordinator, bad idea! Luckily for me, Cherrod is so experienced in weddings that she not only took the most amazing and BEAUTIFUL pictures ever, but she was also able to guide me through the entire day and night to keep me on track and hitting every important highlight. She has sneak peeks to me the next day, and captured things that I missed and/or forgot because what bride remembers the whole blurry day?! If we weren’t oceans apart during a world pandemic, I would be flying her in to do my newborn photography because she truly is amazing at candid and posed shots. Cherrod, thank you for capturing every little moment and detail of my wedding day to ensure I will never forget any of it!

Jordan L.

Match Made Photography

Hi Jordan! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Your wedding is one that the Match Made Photography team will never forget. I also wish that we weren't locked down in a global pandemic because I would so love to be a part of your family milestone photos! One of my favourite things about connecting with my couples is being able to capture other big milestones in their lives such as newborn portraits and family photos as each new bundle of joy comes along. :) Lots of love from Brisbane, Australia -Cherrod

May 2021

I love Cherrod's work! She does a fantastic job of understanding what her clients want and approaches each project individually. She is reliable, punctual, and goes out of her way to make sure she provides everything her clients could need. She took my husband and my engagement and wedding photos and they turned out beautifully. She was also incredibly emotionally supportive during the stress and chaos before the wedding and even helped me get into my wedding dress because there were unforeseen logistical challenges which resulted in my bridesmaids being unable to help me put on my dress and veil. She was respectful to our family and made everyone feel very comfortable. Her rates were incredibly reasonable and it was a lifesaver finding her because all the other wedding photographers in the area charged an arm and a leg. She worked with our wedding budget to help us get the

Monica B.

Match Made Photography

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review and mentioning the fact of being happy with both your engagement and wedding photos! That makes us here at Match Made Photography super ecstatic to hear such great feedback. I am also so glad that I could be of great help on your wedding day with all the unforeseen logistical challenges! With love from Brisbane, Australia -Cherrod


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I'm super flexible with timing on the day of your wedding as things can always change in your timeline! 

If you decide that you want me to stay for a couple of hours longer on the day, I will just send an invoice for the extra hours at a later date.

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