Family Portraits in Erie, Pa

As a portrait photographer in Erie PA, we know that every family is beautifully different. It’s time to capture the unique joy of yours! With family portraits, you can get professional keepsakes. These frozen moments in time can be admired and held dear as hairs gray and kids grow up way too fast! Gone are the days of frazzled self-timer pictures at the zoo, or jumbled together Christmas cards. We’re happy to help you capture this fun, DIY energy you bring to the table, with a little less blur and a couple fewer thumbs over the lenses.

Erie, PA: A Perfect Portrait Backdrop

Erie is full of gorgeous locations that can serve as the backdrop to your family portrait session. We would love to get to know your personality, to find out your favorite stops, memories, and poses. These sessions are fully customizable. By the end of our planning, we want to embark on a photo shoot that is just as fun and special as your family is.

That’s one of the reasons why we love to get out and about in Erie for our family photos, instead resorting to a studio. We know that your family’s best moments don’t happen sitting on wooden stools. And you’ve got too much personality to end up looking like a stock photo! Instead, we are thrilled to work with any requests or personal touches you have in mind. Though we would be happy to consider ourselves a part of the family for the day, this truly is all about you guys. Whether you’re recreating old poses, retelling favorite stories, or poking fun at Dad yet again, we’ll be there to click the camera.

No matter what family looks like to you, we want to preserve it for you with professional family portraits in Erie PA. We’re ready for newlyweds and their sassy golden doodle! We love new parents and their bubbly babies. And we adore big families, with reluctant teens indulging their parents one last time before they head off to college. As a couple-owned and operated business, we know how precious family is. It would be an absolute privilege to spend the day capturing yours.

Making memories as a family is a decision that you’ll never regret. We are here to provide you with a day of laughter, and a file full of photos when we’re all done! Contact us to find the perfect day for your family portraits shoot in Erie PA. This is about more than just filling those frames in your living room. This is treating yourself to precious snapshots that you can treasure for years down the line.



Family of mother, father and two girls walk across the bridge at Frontier Park in Erie PA
Mother and three daughters laugh over glasses of champagne for family portraits in Erie, PA
Baby reaches for camera in family portrait with mother and father on Presque Isle in Erie, PA
Family gathers around infant to celebrate grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary
Mother hugs son and laughs with him for family portraits in Erie, PA
Baby sits between parents and looks up at them for family photos on the beach in Erie, PA
Father rests his forehead on top baby's head while she sits in mother's lap in Erie, PA
Toddler kisses baby on the forehead
Mother and three daughters toast with champagne during family portraits in Erie, PA
Family poses outside barn in winter for family portraits in Ligonier, PA
Mother and new baby touching noses for family photos at Frontier Park
Mother holds baby while father tickles baby's chin in family portrait on Presque Isle State Park in Erie PA
Parents hug their boys on a beach for family portraits in Erie, PA
Girl sits on a blanket in a park for family portraits in Erie, PA
Child poses in a chair for her one year family portraits at Frontier Park in Erie, PA
Mother and her two children sitting on a bench for family portraits in Erie, PA
Mother watches as father lifts baby and both laugh in Erie, PA
Woman hugs her dog for family portraits
Parents, toddler and newborn baby during summer family photos at Frontier Park
Sisters snuggle together and laugh during family portraits in Ligonier, PA
Mother and three daughters laughing as they open a bottle of champagne during family portraits in Erie, PA
Father and mother kiss the top of baby's head for family portraits in Erie, PA
Couple laughing while holding their dogs in their laps for family portraits in Erie, PA
Father, daughter, and mother laughing together during family portraits in Frontier Park In Erie, PA
Mother, father and toddler look at new baby for family photos at Frontier Park
Couple holds their dogs for family portraits in Erie, PA
Couple watches and laughs as child dances on Dobbins Landing in Erie, PA
Couple smiling during family portraits in Erie, PA
Family plays during family photos at Asbury Park
Portrait of a young girl smiling in Frontier Park
Child holds pink and purple flowers for her 1 year birthday portraits at Frontier Park in Erie, PA
Couple snuggles under a blanket for portraits in Erie PA
Baby crawls on tummy to reach for camera during family portraits in Erie, PA
Woman hugs her son for family portraits in Erie, PA
Mother, father and two sons sit on a beach at Presque Isle for family portraits in Erie, PA
Family smiling together in Frontier Park


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what people are saying

Sacred Ayla Tea Co.
Sacred Ayla Tea Co.
January 31, 2022.
I had my business branding photography done by Matt and he perfectly captured my essence. Each shoot is filled with so much fun and laughter. The preview photo he showed me on the day of the first shoot actually brought me to tears because it was so beautiful. I'm looking forward to expanding my brand more with Matt because he really pays attention and takes the time to bring your vision to life.
Sarah Benson
Sarah Benson
January 10, 2022.
After some brief research back in 2019 (....then ended up being a COVID bride, reschedule to 2021!) I discovered Matt Mead Photography, LLC, and placed an inquiry. In a short amount of time, I was on the phone getting to know Matt and Teri, and I instantly knew I had found my wedding photographer! I felt as if I was simply chatting with two friends. So real, down to earth, not stuffy, and a joy to talk to. My (now) husband and I wanted someone to authentically capture our day--we didn't want color pops, special effects or anything fake added to our photos--and after reviewing Matt's blog and website, we sealed the deal! Matt and Teri are extremely organized, detail oriented and professional (as an Executive Assistant, these things matter highly to me). They really think of everything and keep the process realistic and totally transparent. On the day of our wedding, Matt, Kayla and Eric were extremely polite and respectful at all times, and my husband and I couldn't be more pleased with our all of our photos! So many special, candid, treasured moments were captured. I cannot recommend Matt Mead Photography LLC enough!! You cannot go wrong.
Zane Lewis
Zane Lewis
November 21, 2021.
Matt is an amazing guy with a well-developed skillset at his hip. He made the entire session feel like a natural conversation, and the photos turned out absolutely breathtaking. I seriously couldn't recommend a more talented photographer to work with.
Kerry Lewis
Kerry Lewis
November 20, 2021.
We had MM Photography take my son's Senior photos and I cannot even believe what an amazing job he did capturing this young man's personality. The sessions were fun and relaxed and the variety of expressions Matt captured in the photos was incredible. I cannot say enough great things about our experience with Matt Mead Photography!
Maria Fernanda Torres
Maria Fernanda Torres
November 14, 2021.
We would highly recommend MM Photography for any and all of your special occasions! We hired Matt as the photographer for our wedding on October 3, 2021. I found Matt’s services online through a google search. After meeting with him and his wife/business partner Teri, I immediately knew that they were genuine people willing to work with what I wanted for our small wedding ceremony. They didn’t want to just sell me a photo package, they provided various options to accommodate my needs. They were also kind enough to recommend a wedding officiant, Lois Thompson, who did a phenomenal job! Before our wedding day, Matt took time getting to know us and our love story via a questionnaire. He also provided us with a 30-minute couples photoshoot at the location of our choice to break the ice and get a feel for his photography style before the big day. We truly appreciated that! On our wedding day, Matt and his team went above and beyond our expectations! They were punctual, organized, professional, and easy to communicate with. We LOVED every single photo taken, making it extremely tough when choosing favorites for our photo album. A good problem to have, really! Matt and Kayla truly love their profession - it’s evident in every single photo they take!
Katrina Little
Katrina Little
November 5, 2021.
5 stars honestly aren’t even enough! We found Matt in April 2020 when I had severely procrastinated finding a photographer for our original wedding date of 10/10/2020 and it seemed like everyone else was getting married that day and after countless messages to photographers asking if they were available I sent one to Matt and Teri thinking their response would be the same “Sorry, we’re already booked” but luck was on our side that day and they had just become available. Honestly, I wish I would have just reached out to the, from the beginning instead of trying to find someone else. From the first video call we had with them we knew we needed Matt to photograph our day and the day after that call we officially booked him and could not wait until October….well queue COVID cases going up and us deciding to have a small wedding where we had a family member photograph that so we could save Matt for the big party, we knew as soon as we decided to postpone that no what we had to find a day that worked with Matt. I’m so happy we found a day that worked with his schedule because I’m not sure there’s another photographer that would have been able to put up with our wedding party and all of our shenanigans and captured them as well as he did. With Matt it doesn’t just feel like you have some strange photographer following you around all day, and I literally mean all day, even to CVS when you forget your makeup brushes at home and need to buy new ones, it feels like you’re just hanging out with one of your friends. Ever since our couples session we felt like we had known Matt forever, that’s how comfortable he makes you feel. He works with your awkwardness whether it’s both of you that are awkward or both of you, and if you have a stubborn Saint Bernard he'll even get them to cooperate for pictures. We cannot wait to work with Matt and Teri in the future for all of our important moments that we will need pictures for and we would pick them again a million times over!
Mary Katherine Hoag
Mary Katherine Hoag
October 22, 2021.
Matt, Terri and the team are the absolute best! They were fantastic to work with leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day. Matt did a phenomenal job organizing our families for pictures and made the process so much fun. Our photos turned out so beautiful and our album is even better than we imagined. Matt Mead photography should be your choice for wedding photography.
Andrea Evanoff
Andrea Evanoff
October 13, 2021.
10/10 recommend MM photography! From the very beginning we knew that we made the right choice in choosing Matt. We had a couples session/engagement session included in our package and it was awesome to use for save-the-dates and other pre-wedding things. It was snowing and freezing on the day of our engagement session and the photos still turned out great! On the day of our wedding Matt and Kayla were amazing. They talked us through everything and it was a breeze. I loved the mix of candid photos as well as more portrait style photos. All were beautiful!
Marley Euliano
Marley Euliano
October 13, 2021.
Truly the best in the wedding photography game! Matt and his level of dedication, quality of work and responsiveness are just some of the things that make him far and beyond the best photographer out there. Matt and his wife Teri gave us nothing short of the best experience surrounding our wedding photos. They came out absolutely exquisite. Not to mention, he directed our day perfectly and gave us the right amount of guidance as to "what's next" both in structure of day and photographs! Thank you a million Matt Mead photography team! We love you guys!!!!