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Still Life Studios was the vision of Matt and Dani Wheeler that started in 2004. They always dreamed of building a family of photographers to capture weddings and life's events; it was never about being a solo gig. 

Coming from the 'office loft' at the Wheeler's house, Still Life Studios grew into a small but fiercely dedicated team of photographers (with an actual office space!). We pride ourselves in not only our work but also the connections we've made with vendors and our couples along the way.

Wedding photography is not just about taking a pretty photo. From our first meeting to your big day, we are full of knowledge and helpful tips to share to make the planning process as easy as possible. We'll construct your wedding  
 


 

day timeline so the day runs smoothly and gives you the best light for your bridal session. On your wedding day we hustle and take photos quickly to keep you on time (we've got family photos down!), and in a pinch we've also been known to get under the dress and bustle you like you've never been bustled before!

What is our dream exactly? Well it's simple: we want to photograph your day as it truly happened, the small moments, the big moments, the times you look at each other and everything else fades away. We want to capture those feelings and preserve it in a timeless manner just the way it was: true to color, true to life. We want to cover your wedding day (and the days beyond) authentically and with purpose.

 


 

Meet the Team

 

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MATT & DANI BRIDGET KARIS

Photographers/Masterminds
"Man Behind the Curtain"

Photographer/Manager
"Meeter Of All The People"

Photographer/Office Admin
"Make Sure This Ship Don't Sink"

I started shooting weddings when was 15, but have also put my other talent of talking with people to good use and became a professional counselor. When I'm not working you can often find me on a bike or training for an upcoming Ironman. I have a collection of fun socks that I have plenty of opportunities to show off since you'll rarely find me wearing shoes. -Matt

Either an avid DIYer or a bit frugal, I have since second guessed purchasing a house that needed a total remodel. That, combined with mothering three brilliant kids, is why I love finding time to express my creative side. Photography, design, painting, sewing and woodworking are a few reasons I haven't gone crazy yet. -Dani

While my creative passion began in Fine Art & 3D Animation, I found a love for photography and story telling after being a Still Life bride. There is just something about the energy of weddings and people that I love connecting to. When I am not at a wedding I'm either traveling the globe or at home playing videos games and building legit blanket forts with my Player 2 - my husband Marc and our family of fur babies.

 

 

 

 

 

A previous Still Life bride, my husband Sean and I have a wild and curly haired son named Alex. Prior to joining the Still Life Team I enjoyed photographing wildlife, candids and details. In my free time (hah--I have a toddler!) I enjoy board games, books, and puzzles. I love seeing musicals, being at the beach, and would have a Disneyland annual pass in a heartbeat if I could afford the constant hotels, souvenirs and snacks!

 

 

 

 

 

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KATELYN BRIANNA LAUREN
Photographer
Social Media Extraordinaire 
Photographer
Still Life Personal Stylist
Junior Photographer
Keeps Us Young at Heart

I was previously a dancer and dance instructor before finding my photography family at Still Life Studios. I come from a crazy family so I thrive at big and lively weddings. I spend most of my time with my long term boyfriend Landon, and Moo my Rhodesian Ridgeback. I love all things Disney, and dream of owning my own boudoir studio in the future.

 

 


 

I live with my husband Charlie and love spending time with our 3 chihuahuas, Frank, Olive and Toby. I enjoy keeping up with fashion trends and what's happening in the celebrity world. I'm all about Harry Potter and The Office (I'm also know as the assistant to the regional manager), and during the day when I'm not capturing weddings, I photograph airplanes and helicopters.

 

 


 

I'm a sophomore in high school and enjoy music and play violin in orchestra. The best was getting to perform at the Lincoln Center in New York. Since my parents are so cool, I developed an interest in photography but I also enjoy calligraphy and drawing. I love spending time with Millie my golden-doodle and have a tough time deciding if the happiest place on earth is Disneyland or a wedding!