Wedding Sparklers 101

With Matt Kennedy

More than a professional photographer, Matt Kennedy is a husband, father, teacher and Vancouver resident who captures weddings in the most creative way.

Ironically, Matt’s interest in photography was sparked by his own wedding photographer. At that time, he was teaching high school students how to write, record and play rock music (“yes,” he notes, “like the movie”.) Throughout his rock teaching days, Matt began building a company with his wife Carissa and was a full time photographer within four years. “Since then I’ve traveled around the world photographing weddings in places like Italy, Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, and all over North America." Matt has also received much deserved awards in his local wedding industry and has spoken at wedding photography conferences on the west coast.

 Matt’s work with sparklers, which began after realizing sparklers' potential through Pinterest, had the editorial team at Colin Cowie Weddings in awe and wondering… but, how? Requiring skill and patience, long exposure photographs using sparklers are tough to pose for and even more difficult to capture seamlessly. Luckily, we enlisted Matt to teach us the ins and outs of sparklers to help you achieve your most beautiful wedding photos.

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