Meet your wedding photographers and the founders of Five Five Media Co.: Matt and Holly Michelson.
“We met through mutual friends in high school. A few days after we graduated, Matt took me out for ice cream and to see the movie Cars in theater. It was our first date and by the end of it I knew he was going to be my husband someday. One year later, we were married with dreams of having a large family and owning our own business.” -Holly
Matt is one of those photographers who pays attention to every detail that you spent months meticulously planning, while still being respectful, fun, helpful, and sweet. With his Marine Corps training, he brings respect, timeliness, and incredible photographic “sniping” skills to the table in a unique way. That being said, it’s fair to say Matt’s style is the raw emotion rather than the fake smiles, and the moments rather than the poses.
Matt has been photographing alongside Holly since their second year in business. His natural talent and ability to capture the moments was evident after their first team wedding. By his 3rd wedding he was as good or better than other pros. Being a husband and father has helped Matt appreciate and see moments for what they really are to you, irreplaceable. Matt’s passion is serving God by loving, providing for, and protecting his family.
“I started photographing weddings along side Holly because I wanted to help her, support her and protect her. She is passionate about what she does. And I am passionate to encourage her to keep doing her best at what she loves to do.”
Those in between moments that show your love and relationship with everyone around you; those are the timeless photos, the heirloom moments that Holly captures. Holly is an artist with a passion for moments in life, living on purpose, creating a beautiful life for her family, documenting that life, homeschooling, continual education, adoption, food, cooking, gardening, books, faith, and efficient productivity.
Holly’s mother and grandfather have, throughout her entire life, exposed her to fine art. They have trained her eye, influenced her art, and inspired a passion for learning. Holly’s father instilled in her the values of God’s love, kindness, friendship, and professionalism since before she can remember. Add the emotional insight Holly gains from being a wife and mother and you have a well-rounded intuitive photographer.