Family Portrait Photo Session By Matt Lee Shoots

Posted on Dec 15 2017 - 2:02am by tweenselmom

My family have always loved taking photos, of ourselves, our extended family members, friends, and of course for our blogs. But rarely that we get our photos taken by a professional. I remember our first family photo shoot was a budgeted one, when my girls were only toddlers. It was taken in a photo studio inside a mall. I had the photo framed and though it was obvious that the studio was a so-so, I still treasure this one because of the memories it brings.

Family Portrait by Matt Lee Shoots

This year, it was a great opportunity for us to have our family portrait taken by an experienced and a professional photographer. Matt Lee, the owner of Matt Lee Shoots studio, had established his business out of passion in photography and you’ll see that in the photos he shot. His photos are usually warm and the colors in his photos look natural and elegant.

Just this month, Matt Lee Shoots collaborated with Style by Kiz and Gathered Created Co. to launch a Holiday Shoot Marathon where families can have their styled family portraits taken in a holiday set-up. We were fortunate to have joined this shoot and you’ll see some of the lovely photos in this blog.

Matt made us comfortable of the shoot from the start. He made us at ease by having light conversation. His studio is not that big but we had ample space to prepare ourselves. Although photo shoots will be much better done outdoors for more flexibility, Matt did great given the short time (it was a marathon shoot), and the small space. He gave good directions on where to look, where to sit and how to smile, things like that. Good thing, we also had Kiz there who gave us some dressing tips and even lent my eldest’s white dress. I brought several outfit for her but somehow, the dress she gave looked more perfect. We really don’t wear make-up but I still put on a little bit of blush on and also on the girls, just to make them look fresh and more cheerful.

Photo shoot session Matt Lee Shoots

Photo shoot session Matt Lee Shoots

Matt Lee of Matt Lee Shoots and Kiz of Style by Kiz

Matt Lee of Matt Lee Shoots and Kiz of Style by Kiz

After a couple of days, Matt sent us digital copies of the best photos taken on the session. I was overwhelmed of where I’ll post them the moment we saw the photos. We love all the photos and the girls, of course, were excited to display their smiling shots.

I’ve scheduled our family portrait to be in a large frame to be displayed at home. But since I have the digital copies, I had the photos used everywhere, in my phone and as profile photo in my blog, IG and Twitter. Clear family photos taken professionally gave my social media profile a more elegant and family feel. What do you think?


Tips: If you are having your family portraits taken, it’s normal to feel anxious because most of us are not comfortable in front of the camera. The secret to have great photos despite the nerves is to be prepared. Wake up early, prepare your clothes and eat before going to the studio, and do something to make your mood or your children’s mood much lighter. Bring some powder or make up to brighten up the faces or remove the shine on your face.

Family portraits aren’t for grown-ups only, of course. Matt Lee Shoots can also take family portraits of families with babies, couples who are about to have babies, families and pets, or with extended members of the families (or maybe even friends). Matt Lee specializes in weddings and pre-nuptial photo shoots and he has a long list of clients who had their photo shoots in lovely, outdoor settings. Check Matt Lee Shoots photos in Facebook and you’ll see what I mean.

You can also see more photos and contact Matt Lee Shoots on their website :


11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Aci Girl December 19, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Such a Beautiful Family.
    Take care and God Bless Mommy Lani (^.^,)

  2. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo January 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Love love love your photos! Your girls are so pretty! 🙂

  3. Maan January 6, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I love how your pictures turned out! You all look so good! We’ve never had professional pictures taken (camera shy haha) but I’ll certainly try it soon.

  4. Ayi January 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Saw you posted this and I must say, ang ganda 🙂 We’re thinking of getting a family portrait soon, so we’ll consider Matt Lee on our list 🙂

  5. Angel Caronongan-Enero January 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I love your family photos especially the candid one. The last time we had our family portrait shoot was my daughter’s first Christmas.

  6. Berlin | Momi Berlin January 7, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I love family portraits. And I love looking at one or two. If only I have the money to invest in a good camera and a nice studio, I would want to make a business out of it. Such portraits are memories one would love to look at especially when times are tough or just to appease oneself.

  7. Joy January 8, 2018 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Lovely! All the photos are great! I thought the photo session was done at your house. The background looks cozy. If my memory serves me right, I think our last family photo taken by a professional was when our daughter was just a year old. And she’s 6 now, haha! Maybe it’s time to have another one, this year!

    Thank you for sharing! 😊

  8. Mommy Rockin' In Style January 8, 2018 at 12:35 am - Reply

    The photos are so beautiful I thought it was your living room coz it looks so real! Planning to have a family photo session this month, will definitely check Mark Lee. Thanks for sharing sis!

  9. Badet Siazon January 8, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Lovely family Lani! Ang galing nga ng shots. Love the outfit of your youngest too.

    • tweenselmom January 8, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thanks Badet! The gold outfit was pamana ni Ate 🙂 Both of her outfits, the white and gold were bought in SM. I like SM Clothes, they come up with these nice styles na dainty and fashionable.

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