Capture the Shot is owned and operated by little old me, Matthew King. I've been a photographer since I was able to hold a camera. For many years it was just a hobby but in the last 8 years I've been making the move toward being a full time professional photographer. Self taught for the most part, I got my start mainly as a concert and event photographer but have steadily been adding to my tool box. Thanks to friends and local bands I have had the pleasure of branching out into product, portrait and landscape photography. My photos have been used for the Suburban Legends album Day Job, seen in Calabasas Style Magazine and have been used by A. Marie Jewelry. I am also a proud member of The Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Supporting me all along and in every way imaginable, is Krista King, my amazing and super creative wife. We met in high school and married (just a few years later, ha ha) in 2003. She has been my source of inspiration and taught me to never give up on my dream. I could not have made it to this point in my life without her. Just ask anyone who has met us, we're the perfect team.
I grew up in Southern California, specifically in the San Fernando Valley, and now I've transplanted to Simi Valley. I've been able to experience every kind of scene you can imagine. The beach, the mountains, live music, great cars, amusement parks, you name it. Everything is right here at my fingertips. Being a photographer here is absolutely amazing and the people you can meet come from everywhere in the world. What more can you ask for?
You may be asking "Where are you available to shoot?" and the answer is, just about anywhere you can think of. I mainly like to cover the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County areas, but I am available outside those areas with an added travel fee.
Feel Free to browse the Prints for Sale page. They are all available for printing by a high quality professional printer after being color corrected so you'll get the highest possible quality print.
If you would like to hire me for a shoot, please don't hesitate to call me at (805) 210-2532 (bus.) or (818) 406-2209 (cell) between the hours of 9AM and 5PM, 7 days a week. After hours you can leave a message on the business line. You can also contact me through the contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.