I had the pleasure of working with Matty and Linda at their beautiful studio. The moment I showed up I felt very welcomed and comfortable. Right away I could tell they are very charismatic and kind/genuine people. They are two of the nicest people I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with. I was honored to be at their studio and shooting with them. They are professionals and they are outstanding at what they do. I highly recommend shooting with them. I hope I get the privilege to shoot with them again. Outstanding people and such a beautiful studio.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Matty since 2011 when I ﬁrst step foot into the Miss America system. I remember during Miss Illinois week, I was a nervous wreck. One of the things I remember in the midst of all that was the friendly, quirky and lighthearted guy behind the camera, Matty Jacobsen. He had a way of making you laugh and reminding you to enjoy yourself in the midst of an intense week. He was present all throughout my journey as Miss Illinois, and captured both the professional and candid moments. He was able to really document the “raw” and “real” moments I had as Miss Illinois. He was able to capture my ﬁrst “portfolio” which included portraits and ballet shots. I was in awe of his talent.
Fast forward to me getting engaged to the love of my life. On a cold, snowy day, Matty was able to capture the most beautiful photos of my ﬁance and I that I cherish to this day.
Matty has such a gift for being masterfully professional while also personable. His eye for creativity makes him exceptionally versatile to shoot with! He captured not only incredible glimpses of my ﬁtness competition journey on stage, but also has been a mentor to teaching me poses that suit my physique and personality best! His talent was also shining through as we captured a dream shoot on an oceanfront beach then again on our Midwest farm. Matty never gets ﬂustered, even when we had rushed timelines, cold water, farm machines to incorporate or uncooperative weather…he kept everyone relaxed and made perfection out of less than favorable elements. Magic Dream Productions truly made my ﬁtness photo shoot experiences exceed my greatest expectations! Thank you, Matty and sweet Linda for always taking such great care of me!!