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About Us

Candid Hudson Valley Wedding  Photographers  and  Videographers.  We provide affordable Wedding, and Elopement services for all faiths and lifestyles. Hudson Valley Based and with years of Photo and Video experience. Our team provides Photo Journalistic, Candid, Editorial and Fine Art styles. In addition to Documentary and Cinematic Films. Using a candid and unobtrusive approach to provide Timeless memories to cherish for years to come!

Our Goal

It is our goal as Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers and Videographers to capture the big moments, as well as the small ones. Our Passion is to make sure each couple receive the best service. We know that each of our clients are unique. With unique styles, ideas and budgets. From your first meeting with us, we will make sure to know your vision.

Our Values

Our passion is much more than taking photo and video. It is telling a story and capturing emotion. Believing in the power of imagery and story telling. We know that your wedding day is the most special day of your life. As Professional Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers and Videographers, we strive to provide you with the highest quality service.

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Bride and Groom hug and look into each others eyes at a Hudson Valley Wedding at Mountainville Manor

Matthew and Secret Fire Media are amazing! My husband and I booked both photography/videography for our wedding with Matthew and could not be more pleased with how everything turned out. We initially booked an engagement shoot to see if we worked well together and Matthew went above & beyond. The photos were BEAUTIFUL! He touched base in the planning process to ensure everything was ready for our special day. Everything was timely, organized and truly beautiful. We can't say enough about Matthew and his work, he's insanely talented!!!

Bride and Groom sit on a bench at Sunset at a Hudson Valley Wedding for Locust Grove Estate Wedding Photography

Matthew was so easy going and fun to talk to from our first email exchange. He always answered all my silly questions and was great with communication from the time of reservation to the wedding day. He arrived early on the day of and was able to get more photos than what we had originally planned and was so great with the speed in which he flew through photos so we could enjoy our cocktail hour. He captured everything we wanted and more and we couldn’t be more happy to have him not only as a part of our wedding day, but to have him as a part of our lives forever! Thank you doesn't even begin to cover it…we love you!

Bride and groom with green fireworks at an Upstate New York Wedding in the Hudson Valley

Matthew and his videographer did an amazing job capturing our special day. He was reliable, organized, professional and willing to help in anyway he could. When our fireworks went off Matthew was in the grass while it was raining trying to capture only the best pictures!! Definitely recommend!

Alexa and Brians Feast At Round Hill Wedding Video in the Hudson Valley

My husband and I made thee best decision when we chose Matt to be our videographer! He is kind, very professional and because of him we are able to watch our important day endlessly. He captured every important detail and special moment. The video he created leaves us smiling! I highly recommend Secret Fire Media!

Bride and Groom Kissing for a Sunset Photo at a Hudson Valley Wedding at Locust Grove Estate

Secret Fire Media did NOT disappoint! Matt made sure our day was captured beautifully. We did both photography and videography for our big day and watching the videos made us feel like we were living it all over again (tears and all)! I cannot recommend Secret Fire Media enough. We planned our wedding in a little less than two months, not many vendors would be up for that challenge. Matt and his team were extremely professional, knowledgable and just great to work with! Thank you guys so much for capturing our day. <3

Bride and groom look into each others eyes and pose by trees at a Hudson Valley Wedding for Thayer Hotel Wedding Photos

I hired Secret Fire Media to do the Videography and Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers at my wedding on February 27 2016. From the moment I booked with Secret and met with Matthew I knew I made the right choice. Without hesitation any question,concern and thought I had Matthew was there a email or call away. His quick response, professionalism,kindness and overall person Matt is is beyond any expectation of a wedding vendor. I had researched videographers for a while and many were way beyond my budget and I could r justify spending 10,000 on a wedding video. Finally I came across as secret fire whor quality of work mirrored other companies who charged thousands more. I know I found the right vendor.The day of my wedding I couldn't of asked for more from Matt and his crew. Start to finish they documented the most special day of my life - through all the madness ! The best part of everything was how quick I received my highlight video ! It was published literally a few days after ! I got to share all the key moments set to a beautiful song seamlessly put together in a movie like highlight reel. My actual video arrived in equally short time and I couldn't have been happier with the final product. I cannot thank Mattthew and secret fire enough for making my day so special. The quality and value of their work is worth 10x what I paid and I would do it all over again !

Groom dips and kisses bride in snow at a Villa Borghese Wedding in the Hudson Valley

Secret Fire Media was awesome! We shopped around for a videographer. and Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers. We were on a budget and he was the best value in the area. We wanted someone to capture all of special moments throughout the day, yet also work well together with our videographer. Our friends had a wedding where the photographer and videographer were fighting and arguing throughout the day. Matt worked seamlessly with our photographer and we barely noticed he was there in the background. He was super nice and went above and beyond meeting us from beginning to end throughout the process and he worked around our busy schedules. The time it took for us to receive our wedding video was what we expected. I feel that the money that was spent on our videographer was probably the best money that we spent on our wedding except for our honeymoon of course! This priceless movie captured moments that either went by so fast on our wedding day or that we missed entirely because our attention was focused elsewhere. I believe that this time capsule will only become more precious to us in the years to come. We can't wait to watch it again on our one year wedding anniversary! Matt helped to make our dreams come true.

Bride and grooms hands and engagement ring at the Peekskill waterfront before a Hudson Valley Wedding at The Dramatic Hall in Peekskill New York

I can't praise Matthew enough! We hired him to photograph our wedding in September 2014. When we first met him (nearly 6 months before the wedding day), we knew by his professionalism that he was right for us. He provided us with samples of his work so we knew at the start the quality we would receive. Matthew was always available for questions and responded quickly to all inquiries. On the day of the event, he was hardly noticeable (which is what you want) and helped direct us during the post-ceremony photo session to get the best poses and scenic views. Afterwards, he was prompt in providing us with samples to proof and kept us informed of when we would be receiving our prints and other materials. Matthew provided us with beautiful photos that we will cherish the rest of our lives when reminiscing and remembering our wedding day! I highly recommend Matthew and Secret Fire Media for any and all your photo/video needs.

Bride and bride kissing in field at Hudson Valley same sex wedding At Lippincott Manor in Walkill New York

I am writing a review for the service that my Fiance and I have received so far. We just booked Secret Fire Media for our July 2nd, 2016 wedding. We spoke and met with Matt. He was very professional and kind as well as his pricing being a great value for what you are getting. We reviewed their pictures and videos and we liked the style so we decided to book them for Photography and Videography. I will be updating this review after our wedding so all the brides and grooms to be know how everything turned out! I am sure everything will be amazing. Check out Secret Fire Media for yourself, I am sure you will be as happy as we are so far!

Bride and Groom pose for night photo at wedding at Seasons Catering in Washington Township New Jersey

From start to finish, Matt was absolutely wonderful to work with for our wedding! My husband and I got married in Cornwall, NY even though we lived at the time about 3 hours upstate. Even from the first initial meeting to set up the contract, Matt was very accommodating to meet in a completely different town to make it easier on us and our traveling. From then on out we were able to communicate via email and telephone, and I never had any concerns with response time at all. As an artist myself, I felt completely comfortable after meeting and talking with Matt to give him the reigns on making the artistic decisions on the big day, so that I didn't have to worry about it. Matt's photo journalist style and ability to capture many fantastic candid moments throughout the day as well as his creativity in the photo session were just what we needed and wanted! Any stumbling blocks were handled with complete professionalism, any accommodations or requests I had were met with enthusiasm, and the overall product came out absolutely beautifully.

Secret Fire is definitely a lot of quality for a price that wont destroy your wedding budget.

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