Sam & Nia Rader, Engagement Shoot, Wills Point, Texas

Sam and Nia had been sweethearts since high school when Sam proposed to her, I was so happy when he asked me to be their Dallas engagement photographer.

Sam and Nia Rader are from a small Texas town called Wills Point, it is located about an hour’s drive outside of Dallas. When Sam asked me to be their Dallas engagement photographer, they already had a good idea of where they wanted their photos to be taken.

Since they both met in high school and had been together since they wanted to celebrate that part their relationship. They first wanted to go to the city park where they frequently spent time together and getting to know one another. I took photos of them sitting on the park bench, playing in the playground and swinging together. They are such a cute couple and compliment each other extremely well. It was such a pleasure to photograph them.

After the park we went to the Wills Point high school football field and took some photos out there. They wanted to make sure they got some photos of place where it all started. That’s where I took the photo below. After we had been there for a short time and the sun started setting, they just stood up and started dancing on the field in the sunset. I absolutely love how this photo came out and they do too. I feel I was able to really capture their love for one another and show how pure it is. Standing there, they look like high school sweethearts.

Sam & Nia Rader, Engagement Shoot, Wills Point, Texas was last modified: October 21st, 2017 by Matthew T Rader
Steve Boedeker
Vintage At Home Wedding in Oak Cliff, Dallas

Matthew did an amazing job with our wedding. Our phones are wonderful these days and they are able to capture the small moments in our lives – but having a pro for something like a wedding is crucial. We were so thankful to be in the professional hands of Matthew on our big day. The shots that he captured were truly special – and he did so with such ease and calmness. We absolutely recommend his services for any occasion.

Mike Voosen
Star Wars and Superhero Themed At Home Wedding in Red Oak, Texas

Matt did a great job shooting our wedding! Found really good candid shots and got pictures of all the little moments that you might have forgotten about after the wedding. Would recommend him for any of your events.

Christina Davidson
Christina Davidson

Matthew did a wonderful job capturing photos with my fiancé! They are so natural and beautiful. He has a great way of making you feel comfortable during the shoot — which comes through on the camera. He really captured some sweet unstaged & authentic moments. He has an amazing eye for composition and light. We will treasure our proposal and engagement photos for years to come.

Elizabeth
East Texas Bridal Photographer

Matthew is great! he spent the whole day with me for my bridal portraits and was willing to try a lot of different things to accomplish the look and feel that I wanted.

Kraig Kelly
Highland Park Presbyterian Church Wedding in Dallas

Matthew T Rader is more than a professional photographer. He is an artist… Matthew, just like you would expect artists to do, creates. He will create the “mood” among all the variables such as the bride, the groom, the families, the friends, the “weird” relatives, the personalities, beautiful colors & decor, sacred structures, and so on so you can enjoy vivid pictures of the memorable experience and share it with others over a lifetime. This is why you want to go with Matthew T Rader.

Tanya Bowen
Tanya Bowen

Matthew Rader is not only professional, he is fun. His images have a unique perspective that add to his photography. Either with location or shoots with out of the box themes, like trash the dress, Matthew approaches each session as an adventure to discover his subjects unique personality. I treasure the images that my family has thanks to Matthew Rader. I highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed.

Melissa Baker
Melissa Baker

Matthew was very pleasant to work with and does an amazing job taking pictures. I never felt rushed and the shoot was very relaxed and comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone in the DFW area.

Mark Calabrese

Matthew has a great artistic talent! He captures the emotion of the moment and his photos often draw out so much more than one would expect. He has great timing and is so easy and comfortable to work with. Highly recommended!

Todd Sinelli
Todd Sinelli

Matthew T Rader is best in class. He knows how to capture the essence and personality of an individual. This is a unique and artistic gift that he shares combined with a kind, calm, and easy to work with professionalism. He’s bright, talented, and extremely creative in his work and ability to bring out the best in others. I highly recommend him as a “best in class” photographer. I would rate his photos even higher than 5 stars if given the option, he’s that good!

Thom
Thom Rader

I love Matthew’s style of photography, the way he uses natural lighting when possible to enhance his images. The thing that impresses me most, is how his composition in each photo tells a story of that moment of time. Very talented photographer.

Jeff Langhammer
Jeff Langhammer

Matthew is a an absolutely FANTASTIC photographer. He’s very professional and the photos are always amazing. I definitely give him my highest recommendation to shoot your special day.

Michael Said
Michael Said

His eye for detail is uncanny. Great guy, makes everyone feel relaxed and natural. One of my favorite photos ever taken off me was by Matthew. Thanks buddy!

Pam Norman
Pam Norman

So very personable and brings out the greatest smile’s and amazing photographs. We would use him over and over again!

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