About Matt Genders Photography

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Matt Genders standing in Longwood Gardens outside Philadelphia

My story…

Thanks so much for visiting! My name is Matt Genders, and  I am a wedding photographer located in Philadelphia. My photography is dedicated to crafting light-filled, fine art images to communicate your love story. I consistently strive to create beautiful, enduring images to last generations.

My passion for photography began early in college while I was pursuing a degree in cello performance. During that time, I always loved being able to document my friends and family, and was so excited to share the photos to anyone that would tolerate having the camera around. Eventually, I moved to Philadelphia after finishing up my degree and soon after got married to my wife Liz. During the process of wedding planning, I realized how incredible it was to have a job making art, while also documenting people on the most important day of their lives. I started to shadow a few different Philadelphia wedding photographers I had admired, and soon after started my business in the summer of 2015.

Since then, I have been published in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Style Me Pretty, Philadelphia Magazine, Wedding Sparrow, The White Wren, Wedding Chicks, and the Knot among others, and have travelled all over the country from California to Maine documenting countless love stories.

When I am not taking pictures, I enjoy spending time with Liz, outside in Chester County, and accumulating way too many cameras.

If you are interested in learning more about packages and pricing, send me a message!

All the best,


Backpackers standing on the summit of Mt. Marcy in the High Peaks taken by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Matt Genders


A few things about me (in no particular order):

1.) I love Buffalo Bills football. (you can’t pick your team…)

2.) My favorite food in the whole world is tuna salad. I know it’s weird.

3.) Yes, I still love to play the cello, and love to work with other creatives. Cello remains one of my first loves, so I’m still practicing and trying to get better! Check out my other site HERE for some cool images of musicians!

4.) I am English. While I was born in Buffalo, my parents emigrated here in the 80’s from England, and all my family still live abroad. One of my dreams is to shoot weddings in the UK. If you are looking at this and are in the UK, hit me up!

5.) I have an irrational love of coffee. Yes, I’m aware that everyone is “obsessed” with coffee, but judging by the amount of coffee accessories that are currently cluttering my countertop I think it’s time to come to terms with the fact that I may have a problem- and I’m ok with that.

6.) I LOVE Chinese food. Liz is half Chinese and ever since we met she has been introducing me to real Chinese food and culture. Some of our favorite meals are dumplings, stir-fry, and scallion pancakes.

7.) I’m always looking to travel (who isn’t?) and have a few blog posts on travel tips from recent trips. Check that out HERE.


Why I want to shoot your wedding…


Philadelphia wedding photographer Matt Genders and Liz in blue shirt and shorts in olive grove in Tuscany, Italy


The older I get (I’m not that old…but still) the more I realize how important it is to document life’s moments- big and small. Every year we have changes; whether it be growing families, getting older, or experiencing loss. I’ve committed my life to documenting life’s milestones with the utmost care, and know firsthand how important a beautifully crafted timeless image can be. My goal for every couple is to provide photos that you will always look back on and love for a lifetime.