March 10th, 2011

maddenvallis.com – monthly love

Happy Five Month Anni’ Matt and Kim!

For those of you who are new to Buoy Bird, Matt and Kim (Vallis) Madden are two LOVELY photographers from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who I was lucky enough to grow up with. Even furthering that luck, Matt and Kim allow me to use their work in all Buoy Bird designs: a priceless gift. I have always felt that Matt and Kim’s work reflects the feel I want to achieve through BB. I even referred to their work for inspiration before Buoy Bird’s birth. So! On the 10th of every month, I do a little shout out to these two fabulous people, both to honor their work, and to honor the day of their marriage (October 10th, 2010).a foggy day

This month, I wanted to feature Matt and Kim’s most beautiful subjects: each other! Not only is this power couple blessed with amazing talent, but they are very easy on the eyes as well!snowy kimkim at work

I can only assume that working together brings out the best in both Kim and Matt. The emotion that they are able to show AND capture is just plain magic.matt upclose

It shows in their work how much fun Matt and Kim are able to have as a couple with a similar interest in photography. They trust each other, feeling free to play, explore, and look deep into each other’s souls (see above!).ghost kim

They also get to share some pretty priceless moments together. I imagine one of them is always with camera in hand, so that they never have to say, “Aw, I wish I had a photo of that!”matt get a nutkim leaves

To me, there is something very timeless about Kim and Matt, both as individuals, and as a couple. They are both kind, smart, and intuitive, and I think this shows in their photos of each other, as well as of their other subjects.matt in the treeskim fire

And it could never be said that they are lacking in knowledge of atmosphere. Seriously, if a TV show served up this photo as their promo poster, I would watch it.dark matt

And Kim is a down-right Betty. Classic.classic kim

All in all, Matt and Kim remind me of how wonderful it is work with someone you love, as well as someone who understands you as an artist (something I have been blessed with with Jeff). The best stuff comes when you can be honest, open, and uninhibited with the ones you love and trust, and Matt and Kim’s work is the very proof of that.matt and kim

Happy Five Months guys! xo

all images by Matt and Kim Madden.

one comment on “maddenvallis.com – monthly love”

  1. I must agree, lovely couple and beautiful pictures.

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