Filmmaker | Storyteller | Connector
About Matthew Reid
I view videography as a chance to positively impact the lives of everyone I come in contact with. My fingerprints are left upon our shared history, and just as every fingerprint is unique, so are my films. Each one as different as the story they portray.
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THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BRAND
Luxury Wedding Videography Rooted in a Love for People
I was an overwhelmed 20-something-year-old, working a full-time job while in grad school when I realized my need for a creative outlet. As a naturally analytical person, I became fascinated with videography and how the coordination of light, sound, motion, and emotion can come together to portray a story.
CHAPTER 1: THE BEGINNINGS
CHAPTER 2: THE STRUGGLE
As my soon-to-be-wife and I searched photographer and videographer websites, we struggled to find someone who represented people of color in their portfolios. The lack of diversity led me to the decision to use videography to tell wedding stories.
I knew we weren’t alone in needing to feel comfortable with our photographer and videographer. For us, that meant trusting they had the background knowledge necessary to make our skin tones pop beautifully, our personalities shine, and to capture our own unique love story. Ultimately, we wanted to be able to focus on enjoying our wedding day, trusting it was being documented well.
CHAPTER 3: THE REALIZATION
CHAPTER 4: THE MOTIVATION
I felt there was a lack of videographers with the knowledge (and perhaps willingness) to serve all people. There was a need, and I could help. As a result of this motivation, you’ll find my portfolio is as dynamic as the people I serve.
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Because I entered this industry as a human first and a videographer second, that will always be how I approach weddings. Although I enjoy cameras and creating art in motion, the people kept me around.
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Why I Do What I Do
I love telling their stories — and I felt they needed to be told.
I love and respect the real people who hire me to document their wedding day, and my goal is to always provide films that capture the two of you as your truest selves. And this is what I mean by ‘unfiltered films’.
It’s why my films also include more than the actual wedding day. They also include photos and videos from when they first met, interviews, tributes to lost loved ones, and even childhood videos.
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For me, it’s not about the flashy and trendy.
It’s about authentic
The Matthew Reid Films Commitment
I promise to always...
GO BEYOND THE MINIMUM
KEEP IT 100
STAY IN MY LANE
ENJOY THE JOURNEY
I will show up for you on your wedding day as more than a vendor ‒ as a true friend invested in your marriage.
I will be upfront with you, selling only what is necessary and always telling you the truth.
I won’t be out here doing the most and drawing unnecessary attention to myself. I’m going to show up, deliver, and keep the focus on you because this is your day.
I film a limited amount of weddings each year so that I can give you and your wedding the attention it deserves and truly share and enjoy this journey with you.
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Freebie? I got you, fam.
Insider Tips For Planning Your Intimate Wedding
Wanting to go intimate, but not sure where to start (or how to keep it that way?) This FREE downloadable pdf is jam-packed with my best tips from ‘behind-the-scenes.’ Inside is everything you need to know for keeping the focus on the two of you. Period. Regardless of what your Auntie says. Inside I share my exclusive tips on how to make sure your wedding stays intimate regardless of the guest count.