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About MattiesStudio

An artist first and foremost, Mattie Simas is in love with photography. She has been living life through a lens for more than 20 years, beautifully documenting the most important moments in her customer\'s lives, not to mention gathering quite a few memories on her own very colorful journey. Whether it\'s a bride\'s special day, a child\'s curious expression, a newborn\'s laugh, or a Tibetan pilgrim en route to a monastery, Mattie captures the moment with a unique perspective, an artistic style, and the technical proficiency to truly place her in a league of her own. Mattie was given a camera at the age of twelve and has continued to develop and eventually master her passion towards her craft. Mattie has had the opportunity to travel extensively, and her captured images from exotic locations are absolutely breathtaking! Mattie graduated from Suffolk University and studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.

June 18th, 2016

FORT ADAMS WEDDING, NEWPORT RI

JUNE 11, 2016 RHODE ISLAND SEASIDE, SUMMER, WEDDINGS

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Katie and Sam were recently married in Newport RI at the historical Fort Adams.  Although the weather that day started out rainy, pushing the ceremony into the casemates of the old fort, it made everything seem that much more magical.

Aside from the weather, this wedding’s magic was also helped along by several talented vendors, including floral designer Semia, Boston makeup artist Lyndsay Simson, hair stylist Nicole Valenzuela, caterer Smoke and Pickles and dessert Flour Bakery.

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June 14th, 2016

Fort Adams First Look, Newport RI

June 11, 2016 Rhode Island Seaside, Summer, Weddings

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Katie and Sam’s Fort Adams wedding recently took place in Newport, Rhode Island.  After having a breathtaking first look, which took place within the open aired crumbling buildings of this historical fort, the couple took a quiet moment together before the ceremony.  Many people worry a first look may fade the emotional impact of their wedding day unveiling, but after seeing their magical moment you might think differently.

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Savanna’s Newborn Session

May 23rd, 2016

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Family Beach Session

May 21st, 2016

Love beach sessions !  This was such a fun session with Sophia, Susie, and Tommy.  I took way too many photos at this session.  I simply could not get enough of little Sophia.  She really is the sweetest baby.

 

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Thompson Island Publication

May 8th, 2016

I’ve really enjoyed seeing this lovely image showcased on the
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center website of Jesse and Cat Winters’ wedding!  It is truly my favorite place to photograph a wedding.  Boston Harbor island’s are wild and full of the most magical places to photograph.

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Mattie Simas Featured in “BRIDES” Magazine

May 8th, 2016

Excited to be featured in BRIDES Magazine

As seen in BRIDES Magazine, Nathan and Jenn’s Farm to Table styled Wedding at the Overbrook House in Cape Cod, MA.   The Overbook House is  spacious, with lawns, playing fields, 22 acres of surrounding woods, and a neighboring organic farm.  It is always a pleasure to capture a couple’s special day in such a peaceful setting.  A big Thanks to BRIDES Magazine for featuring this priceless day with your viewers.

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Racicot Family Session at Scusset Beach

June 23rd, 2015

Awesome session with Brooke, Ryan, and Reese! We had a perfect day at the beach with an amazing powder blue sky. Little Reese was a rascal. All she wanted to do was dive into the water. It was great fun!

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“Namibia” Exhibited at Boston Children’s Hospital

April 21st, 2014

Looking forward to exhibiting some of my photography from Namibia at Boston Children’s Hospital ‘s International Gallery.
Dates: Boston Campas from Feb 8 – May 31
Waltham Campas from June 1 – Sept 30

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I visited the village of Omarumba in the Northern Namibia, where the Himba people allow outsiders to see their traditional way of life. The Himba are ancient people who have had very little contact with the outside world. They are famous for the orange butter the woman use on their hair and skin called “otjize”.

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During my travels in Namibia I also had the pleasure of photographing inside the Namib-Naukluft Park. The most interesting area of the Park for me was Deadvlei. Deadvlei is a white clay pan that is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it’s quite beautiful. DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means “dead marsh” Dead Vlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, reaching 1,312 feet high. A river once brought water to Deadvlei, but when the climate changed the river dried up and Deadvlei has been an arid, lifeless place ever since. Tree skeletons scorched by the sun stand among desiccated land. Some species of plants still do grow, but for the most part Deadvlei is an eerily beautiful and deserted place you have to see to believe.

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Art Exhibit at the Franklin Art Center

December 21st, 2013

Special Thanks to all the people who made it out last night ! Never has a girl felt so loved and appreciated! I would also like to thank Linda and Ian at the Franklin Art-Center for hosting my work.  Thanks everyone!!!!!!

Adventure in Namibia Art Opening with Mattie’s Studio
Artist Mattie Simas promoting her book ” Hope of Good Hope.” The Home of Good Hope is a soup kitchen in Windhoek, Namibia. Her book featured photos taken of the children at the soup kitchen. http://good-hope.net/ For many of these children this meal is their only source of nutrition and makes it crucial for survival. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies are a fact. A lot of the children are not in school because it is too expensive. The purpose of this message is to promote a fundraising to help founder Monica Imaga help and create a better future for the children of home of good hope. Providing better nutrition and education are two of the aims. The initiative to this fundraising project is taken by Hannah Fisher Wadman, Caroline Johansson and Frida Nilsson, Gothenburg, Sweden in cooperation with Monica Imanga Windhoek, Namibia.

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October 5th, 2013

OVERBROOK HOUSE, BOURNE MA

October 6, 2013 Farm to Table Cape Cod Fall Wedding


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Nate and Jenny and their families spent the day preparing for their Overbrook House wedding, decorating and filling the venue with gorgeous rustic details. Jenny’s sister Katie filled the venue with love, delicious treats from Flour bakery & cafe, and amazing details.
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July 19th, 2013

THOMPSON ISLAND, BOSTON MA

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May 14th, 2013

WATERMAN GRILLE, PROVIDENCE RI

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This gorgeous couple was married yesterday. Jeremy and Julieanne chose to have their wedding at the Waterman Grille Restaurant. Situated on the East Side of Providence overlooking the Seekonk River where the couple exchanged their vows with their closest family and friends under the warm spring sun.
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March 17th, 2013

NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM, NEW BEDFORD MA

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One very special night at the New Bedford Whaling Museum as family and friends gathered to witness Tara and John’s Wedding Day. The day was not only heartfelt but filled with so many deeply sincere moments.

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