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

Hit me up on Instagram or FB as well !


Tiffany and Gonzalo - Engagement Photos

Tiffany and Gonzalo are the sweetest couple - seriously! Two minutes after I met them I knew this was going to be a fun and amazing shoot! We picked Trillium park for the location, as it offers a variety of scenes and landscapes, including shots of downtown Toronto

Here are some of my favourites from the shoot - shot along with my good friend and very talented photographer Mario Etienne.


If you'd like to book an engagement session, get in touch! Email info@mattstratton.ca or click on the "contact" page to fill out a form :)


Portraits with Ushasi

Fall is not dead!! We are still hanging onto fall as we went to Toronto Botanical Gardens/ Edwards Gardens for a shoot! Thankfully it was a nice day, and wasn't bitterly cold :) Ushasi is such a professional, and great to work with. I hope you enjoy these images and let me know what you think in the comments below! 

I'm very proud that some of these portraits were published in Femme Modern Magazine! You can see a preview and purchase a copy of the magazine here: http://www.blurb.ca/b/8483587-femme-modern-magazine-january2018

"Femme Modern magazine is a monthly publication that will tantalize and intrigue while exploring all there is in the world of fine art, boudoir and glamour photography. Each issue will showcase the talents that exist in our world on both sides of the camera with features on both photographers and models, articles about the art, body image, and women's issues." (Femme Modern Magazine)

Here are some of my favourites from the sessions, click on the images to see them in a larger window :)

For those photogs out there - Shot with a Canon 6d, 85mm and 24-105mm lenses!

If you'd like to book a portrait session, send me an email: info@mattstratton.ca or get in touch via Instagram and Facebook


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


Portraits with Phelisha

Phelisha is an up and coming blogger, social media influencer and fun person to be around! We met up in Chinatown for a shoot on a surprisingly warm December day. I mean it was still cold ( I was in a coat, hoodie, winter hat, etc) but we made it work. 

Here are some of my favourite images from the session!


If you'd like to book a shoot, please get in touch via email info@mattstratton.ca or via Facebook / Instagram!



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,




Unity Festival 2017

The 2017 Unity Festival was held from July 13-15 in Toronto, ON. The festival celebrated art, spoken word poetry, breakdancing, beatboxing and music from local youth and international artists. 

I covered the Unity Concert portion of the festival, held on Saturday July 15th at David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto!

The rap group Main Source headlined the event, as part of their 25th anniversary tour of "Breaking Atoms."

Other artists included; Tobi, The Sorority, Red Slam, Jayd Ink, Lola Bunz, Ebhoni, and many more!

Here are some of my favourite photos from the event, shot for Quip Magazine!


Let me know what you think in the comments below - ask any questions that you may have, feel free! Thanks to Quip Magazine and the Unity crew for having me!

If you'd like coverage of your event or festival, please get in touch info@mattstratton.ca or using the Facebook and Instagram links below!