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Matthew Raney Photography LLC
Matthew Raney Photography LLC

Matthew Raney Photography LLC

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Introduction: I'm a published, full time photography professional with an LLC and Insurance. That stands out in a big way as many folks on Thumbtack are enthusiasts trying to make money on the side. I've been published in the NY Times and Vogue to name a couple of professional credits and have been trusted to shoot a number of celebrities, some of whom are included in the photographs submitted as part of this Thumbtack profile. I'm fortunate enough to have gained dozens of full-time and year-round clients from my Thumbtack bookings, which I'd like to say speaks to both my professionalism as well as my ability to put the clients at ease during the shoot. I'm exceptionally personable (which sounds awfully boastful when writing) but in truth there's a definitive need to make the people you're working with feel comfortable within the framework of a shoot in order to get exceptional results. I've worked with clients from all over the World and have photographed events for both US based and International Corporations and Non-profit organizations. If you hire me through Thumbtack - you're getting my services at a tremendous discount to my normal hourly, event or day rates :) Thumbtack provides a filler for otherwise empty spaces in my schedule. It should also be noted that quotes, especially those received via Thumbtack's "instant match" profiling system are tentative and subject to change given the actual parameters of the job in question. As an example, Weddings and Events should not be lumped together, they are two very different specialities. I'm a member of the Professional Photographers Association as well as the National Press Photographers Association and the United States Press Agency. Individual, Family and Corporate clients including celebrities, professional advertising agencies, publishers, sports franchises, NHL, NY Rangers, New Jersey Devils, NY Islanders, NWHL, USA Hockey, IIHF, Team USA and the NCAA. Locations include NYC, NJ, CT and the Hamptons. Specialties include - Family Portraiture, Weddings, Headshots, Engagement, Proposals, Corporate and Non-profit Events as well as Professional and Amateur Sports. I enjoy every job for the unique opportunity to interact with, and deliver something special, to each and every client. As a full time pro - I take the client's expectations and my delivery of a superior product very seriously. As a creative with years of experience, I'm well versed with client interactions, helping them to express the vision they have for the job at hand, and usually well exceeding those expectations. I also enjoy the interaction with clients when on location - those "in the moment" type of shots that help to elevate the work of a pro versus the standard fare delivered by an enthusiast doing photography work on the side. Photography is both a highly technical and creative endeavor - some have one of those two aspects well in hand, far less have both.

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9 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.

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Oleg s.

Wedding and Event Photography

Matt is a pleasure to work with and is a true professional. He is an expert in his craft and a naturally talented photographer. We loved our photos (they exceeded our expectations), and look forward to the next opportunity when we’ll get to work with Matt.
Dec 31, 2020
Irene T.

Wedding and Event Photography

Matt was very easy to work with. He was perfect for our budget and our needs. We needed a last minute photographer for our wedding ceremony and he was prompt with his response. The photos came out amazing! It was a foggy day but he made our photos magical. So happy with his work - he’s a great photographer!
Dec 25, 2020
Vanessa M.

Portrait Photography

Matt worked well with my family and especially my young daughter. He was focused and worked with us so that we could have our family photos taken. He was punctual, responsive and professional. We look forward to seeing our photos!
Nov 28, 2020
Christina t.

Wedding and Event Photography

We appreciated Matt's professionalism patience, and flexibility throughout the whole process. He is very chill and great to work with. Thank you for a good experience and stellar photos!
Jan 1, 2021
Briget N.

Wedding and Event Photography

My first impression of Matt following our conversation was, he is a professional and a great listener who takes pride in his work while making his clientele feels comfortable.
May 5, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    ANY quote I provide through THUMBTACK is at a SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT to my normal rates as I use the service as a schedule filler. Every quote I provide is unique to the situation. In general, high end photography requires an hour of editing at a minimum for every hour of shooting. But then again, some requests don't require the same amount of re-touching as others. For example, a surprise engagement shoot, done in a photo-journalistic manner, won't require as much editing work as a corporate holiday party that entails hundreds of participants and a step and repeat.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    In my experience all clients are unique - they have their own set of desires and I work closely with them to craft a truly personal experience. Some have a good idea as to what they want from a particular project, while others rely on my expertise and experience for suggestions in order to put together a one of a kind experience for them. I'm quite comfortable with both!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm a full time professional with years of experience as a contributing member of several National and International Photographers Associations (see bio). As such, I'm comfortable in any and all scenarios - from event coverage to corporate clients, editorial, advertising or portrait work in studio or on location.

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