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Professional Fort Pierce and Hutchinson Island Family Photographer for Beach Portraits We are proud to be serving Miami Beach and surrounding South Florida and Treasure Coast beaches with stunning family beach portraits.  If you are seeking a professional photographer to create lifestyle photos of your family on vacation, then you have found the right place. Our style of family beach portraits are creative, stylish, candid, and fluid.  We use natural available light that really ads a unique feel to the photos you will be receiving. Give us a call (954)529-1390 or email us at,  matt@mattdunn.com . We look forward to serving you with amazing family photography on the beaches of South Florida.
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Matt Dunn Photography
 
Capturing the Spirit of Life” 
 
 

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER= PROBLEM SOLVER

To be successful, a fashion photographer must be an exceptional problem solver. As with most professions, to be at the top means one must roll with the punches and become a creative problem solver, overcoming obstacles both seen and unseen. We have learned that this is no longer no mans land and that our clients and team expect this quality from us.

Being a professional means you can consistently create an exceptional result, in any condition – not only when conditions are exceptional. We must shoot, sometimes, when we are feeling less than artistic.

Many times, whether on location or studio, problems must be expected. I know what you are thinking, “what a negative thought process”. I would think that too except I have been a professional photographer for more than two decades and I can tell you, either you are prepared or you are not.

Many of my clients come to me and ask me about why I brought so much equipment or why we didn’t use a certain piece of equipment. Just like I have many lenses and camera bodies I have modifiers, scrims, reflectors and an entire myriad of stands and configurations. Most of these are not for use in optimal conditions; quite the contrary. In Florida, as well as many places I seem to shoot, inclement weather can pop up at a moment’s notice. Also sun can end up not being where I want it or the intensity not what I need for a certain shot. Theses are the circumstances you must prepare for. As the leader of the team you are expected to solve all of life’s little problems.Susanna_C_Elite_2-2015 187_ppRTCH

Do you have some hairpins, duct tape, 2 sided tape, clamps of all shapes and sizes, Velcro, extra swimsuits, etc.? There really is no telling what can and will happen on a shoot. If you don’t cover it you better make sure someone else will. Much of the well being of the shoot depends on your team and talent feeling great and that you are in control makes everyone feel warm fuzzies. This is one reason I try to find out what everyone likes to drink. Even something that small can make someone really feel like you care and in return they will give you their best.Susanna_C_Elite_2-2015 160_pp

The other day, I was on a remote location in Key Biscayne and my model had to be up against this banyan tree, which was infested with bull ants.   Well I didn’t have any repellent but my makeup artist did! It takes a team, a trusted team, to make things happen and everyone must go beyond their expected duties to be prepared. I call this professionalism and this all goes into the final product of these types of shoots.

The following day, we had another amazing day in Key Biscayne. This day ended up being one of the hottest and most miserable days I have ever been on location. I was sweating so much that I feared changing lenses for the sweat getting into the camera body. My makeup artist and myself, as well as the crew and models had to make adjustments in our normal protocol to successfully negotiate the obstacles at hand. The heat was unbearable, sandspurs and ants, painful, and the tide was exceptionally high but we made it work.Ria_A_Elite_2-2015_pp

Make certain that your team and you have collaborated before and you all know each other’s propensities, shortcomings, and idiosyncrasies. It makes the shoot go smoothly and gives you the best chances for a magical result.

New Work For Radio Disney with Austin Mahone

New Work For Radio Disney with Austin Mahone

Here is a little from my latest work with Radio Disney with Austin Mahone.  To be honest, I had to ask my daughter who Austin Mahone was since I had never heard of him.  She knew right away. although she is a country music fan.  She told me about things he had done as well as he is friends with Justin Bieber.

This shoot took place at a school in Miami called SLAM.  There were 1000+ screaming kids, many of them girls, there to catch a glimpse of the new bubble gum pop star. MDP_4186

Austin Mahone Radio Disney 2014 and the huge crowd

Austin Mahone Radio Disney 2014 and the huge crowd

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Austin Mahone Radio Disney 2014

Austin Mahone Radio Disney 2014

Austin Mahone Radio Disney 2014

Austin Mahone Radio Disney 2014

Another Throwback Thursday

Another example of a beautiful fashion and makeup story with the amazing Brenda Green doing hair and makeup. An amazing model from Next Models shot in my studio in Los Angeles California. I am so sorry I forgot the name of my amazing stylist(the best I ever had used). She would bring volumes of clothes, accessories, and shoes and all were amazing. Wish I could have shot them all. We did lots of great shoots together, all three of us and would make magic every time.

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion model from Next in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine by Matt Dunn

Throwback Thursday With Leticia Cline

Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine by Matt Dunn

Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

Fashion shoot with Leticia Cline for Makes and Models Magazine in the pits of the Daytona 24 hours race by Matt Dunn

For throw back Thursday I am sending up my last time hanging out with Leticia Cline! We had a blast in the pits of the 24 Hours of Daytona. I really enjoyed how the wives looked at her with disdain while all the guys grabbed as many looks as they could. The finished images were published in Makes and Models Magazine.

Leticia and I can always find a way to have a good time shooting beautiful and relevant images for our client. I am fire and she is gasoline and together we have always created a nice,warm glow; tee hee!!!

NEW BEAUTIFUL SWIMWEAR EDITORIAL FOR ELLE’MENTS MAGAZINE

Just got the tear sheets for our new sexy swimwear editorial fo Elle’ments Magazine. My team did an amazing job including Sherilyn Segal for makeup, Inga Provolovich on hair, Marina Pascal For La Maison De Pascale Pascale Swim, and Amy Aceto for Amy Elise Swimwear. John McSweeny of Caroline Gleason Models, and Elliot Merlin of Mega Models Miami always are a huge help for models as is Ron Gerard with Next Models Miami.
All of you are the wind beneath my wings. You always make being creative the only thing I need to think about.
CLICK IMAGES IF YOU WISH TO SEE LARGER VERSIONS.

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle'ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine August 2013

Elle’ments Magazine September 2013

This is a swimwear layout I did for Elle’ments Magazine. We shot this in July and the heat was nearly unbearable.
Sherilyn Segal did the
makeup and John from Caroline Gleason Models got us the blonde(Katie) and the brunette we used was from MC2(Gabrielle)
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Nouveau Magazine

Nouveau Magazine

Matt Dunn Fashion Modeling Photography Opens in Charlotte County

Matt Dunn has brought his wildly popular photography studio in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda Florida. This move will allow photographic services for fashion, beauty, model portfolios, model scouting, and any other questions about modeling and the fashion industry. His concepts in fashion photography and modeling has revolutionized the industry. He has placed models with every top agency in the business and presently has 25+ models working word-wide. This satellite office will be run by an appointment only to start but as demand grows Mr. Dunn will be in town certain days of each week. If you have any questions about the fashion business or have always wanted to be a model, Matt Dunn is your one stop shop for everything modeling. He is a visionary photographer who has worked for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Marie Claire, as well as many more. His photos have graced the covers and pages of the most famous and influential publications in the world. He will help you get to where you want to go.
Feel free to call Mr. Dunn at (954)529-1390

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Top Miami Swimwear Photographer

Matt Dunn is internationally recognized as one of the top fashion, beauty, celebrity, and swimwear photographers. He has been in the forefront of fashion and editorial trends since he started back in 1986. Through more than two decades his work still is both timely and timeless. His fashion and beauty work has been showcased in the top national and international publications as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire,Vanidades, Anna, Gioia. His swimwear work has been done for top companies as Everything But Water, Shoshanna Swimwear,Becca Swimwear,Gottex Swimsuit, and Richies. Hawaiian Tropic as well as Ron Jon Surf Shops have enlisted the thoughtful eye of Matt Dunn to photograph and advertise their lines in catalogs and billboards. Check out his main and official website at www.mattdunn.com
Matt Dunn is available for model development and placement. He also can photography you for your portfolio and agency.

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Studios are a fine way to document what your child looks like.  The lighting control a professional has while shooting in a studio is perfect for showing the slight nuances in your child’s face and can show scale in a very stable environment.  However to really show the personality of your child try putting him in a place to show it; the playground.

Playgrounds are an integral part of any childhood. They’re a place to run and jump, make new friends, and try new things. That is why a playground is a fantastic place to make great pictures. But before you grab your little ones and head to the nearest park, here are a few tips you’ll want to know.

Though it is natural for us to take pictures while standing, when photographing kids, you may want to try getting closer to the ground. Shooting on a child’s level will prevent the distortion of bigger heads and little feet you sometimes get when shooting down on little ones from a standing position. Plus, you will see more of your child’s face and less of the top of her head. It can also give your photographs a better feel for how they see the world.

A zoom lens is a perfect lens to use when capturing images of your kids at play. Pros use the expression “fill the frame.” It means move in and compose the photo by including only what is important to your shot. For example, if you are photographing your child blowing bubbles, instead of photographing a full-length image with the playground in the background, zoom into her face as she blows the bubbles, or crop tightly on her hand waving the bubble wand in the air.

At the playground (or anywhere, for that matter) it’s going to be pretty hard to have your kids stand still for a photo. The solution is to capture them in action. Just be sure you set your camera to a fast shutter speed and if the camera you’re using has scene modes, use the sports scene mode. This will ensure that you freeze the action, instead of ending up with a blur running through the image.

Childrens images shot for Walt Disney World

Take photos of your kids on the swings, coming down the slide, climbing on the monkey bars, and any other playground apparatus. Be sure to experiment with different angles. You might be happily surprised with the results. Look for the geometric shapes and bright colors that fill the playground and include them in your compositions for more interesting photographs.

If your kids do slow down enough to let you pose a few photos, try capturing an impromptu portrait. Zoom in close to capture the joyous expressions.

And, remember that playgrounds will often incorporate picnic tables, ball courts, winding paths and more—all possible subjects for great photographs of your kids at play.

A playground is a great place for kids to have fun and can be a great place for a photographer to have fun, too!