Lena and John - Couples Portraits

I’m so happy to share these set of images with you from our shoot with Lena and John. These two are amazing actors and have produced some really cool work. Their newest production is called MARKED . It’s an award winning sci-fi mystery web series in the tradition of the X-Files and Lost. Seriously, go check it out here: - www.markedwebseries.com

Myself and my talented friend Mario Etienne wanted to create some dramatic portraits that incorporated some downtown Toronto buildings, and city lights.

These are some of my shots from the session:

If you’d like to book a shoot hit the contact page or send me an email info@mattstratton.ca

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Blogger Sessions with Carling

I recently worked with Carling Liski - Through Her Style. Carling has created a fantastic blog which focuses on style, beauty, travel and life. We met up in downtown Toronto at Dineen Coffee and shot in some urban locations to show off her fall fashion pieces. We also shot some images in a partnership with Bench!

You can check out some of the images on her blog post Feeling Cozy 

Click on the images below to see a larger version!

If you are a blogger and want high quality images your blog, get in touch! Send me an email at info@mattstratton.ca or visit the link here


City Night and City Lights

Something that always captures my eye and attention is the city lights of Toronto. I've always been drawn to bigger cities despite being raised in small town. Yes, I'm from Newfoundland and I'm proud of it.

I wanted to incorporate some lights and neon signs for these portraits sessions! These were all taken in the Chinatown area of Toronto. 

Since I was a 1 man crew, I didn't want to have obtrusive light stands or anything when people were walking around on the streets. I used an 85mm 1.8 lens (to let in a lot of light) and an LED light that I held up with 1 hand. The LED also had a tungsten diffuser on it, which balanced with the colour temp of the city lights, then switched my white balance to tungsten, to come out with an appropriate skin tone. 

If you'd like to book a session, send me an email: info@mattstratton.ca or there is a form you can fill out on my contact page!

Thanks for reading,




Corporate Portraits with Jennifer

The world is full of opportunities, and putting out the best images of yourself when applying for jobs or creating a solid LinkedIn profile is crucial. You want recruiters to look at your profile and know that you put in the effort to present yourself in a professional manner, while creating that ever so important first impression. 

Let's be real, does your selfie that you took under horrible tungsten lighting conditions present a good image? Does that dark, underexposed snapshot you took on vacation grab the attention of a recruiter? 

I met up with Jennifer for some corporate styles portraits and headshots in the financial district.


If you'd like to get some great images for your LinkedIn profile or headshots to apply for acting or modelling jobs, get in touch! Drop me a line info@mattstratton.ca or you can find me on Instagram and Facebook!


Portraits with Paul

Paul is a model/actor based in Toronto. We met up for some fashion/lifestyle portraits in the Financial District! Here are some images from the shoot!

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