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St. Louis' Best PhotographerSt. Louis' Best Photographer

  • St. Louis Photographer of ​Weddings & Portraits

    I help you answer life's most important question: 
    How will they remember me?

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You will be remembered as awesome.

Timeless.    Breathtaking.    Beautiful.
Just as you're supposed to be.

Today an event. Tomorrow a memory. Forever an heirloom.

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You'll laugh with delight or be moved to tears;
by timeless artwork that portrays your story.
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Ask the questions:
Who * What * Why * How
and learn why MDKauffmann Photography is the choice for you and countless other clients each year.

But you don't have to take my word for it...read reviews here or here.

St Louis Hero NetworkProfessional Photographers of America
Fearless Photographers

International Society of Professional Wedding PhotographersCanon Imaging Connect
Certified Professional Photographer
Rising Tide Society Leader
I give you the moon, a groom gives an invaluable gift to his bride.

Browse My Wedding Portfolio

Wedding Portfolio

Learn About Me

About Me
Matthew D Kauffmann is the Certified Professional Photographer behind MDKauffmann Photography.
A classic family portrait.

Browse my Portraits Portfolio

Portrait Portfolio

Consider Your Investment

Your Investment
Life's most important question - how will I be remembered?

You deserve the best

(which is why you are here)

It is an honor to be chosen as your photographer.
I put a lot of work into ensuring we are a good fit together, and getting 
to know you as a person before we get to photography. It allows us to create meaningful artwork rather than just taking a few pictures, or heaven-forbid snapshots!

I do not take every client that comes to me.
It is important to me to choose clients that align with my brand values.

I am looking forward to working with you!


You can find me at:

Instagram * Facebook * Photography Central * Google * Pinterest * St. Louis Hero Network


PS - feel free to text me at any time at 314-210-5477. I also keep a voice only line at 618-537-5318.

22 years of perfecting my craft

Over 20 years experience

I look back at when I started, and I didn't even know what I didn't know. Along the way, I tried adding fancy gear, and brazenly ignoring "the rules."
But then I realized how much better my work was when I learned to do it right.
Now I've got over 20 year of experience as a professional photographer in the St. Louis area and Metro-East. I've created images seen around the world including work for clients like the World Series of Poker, McKendree University, Suicide Girls, Illinois State Police, and the Boy Scouts of America.

But now I focus on more personal work.

More important work.
Now I'm one of the best wedding photographers in the St. Louis area and I craft timeless portraits for discerning clients. I've devoted over two decades of my life to perfecting the craft of portrait photography, and I've got the Certification to prove it. But I really love to balance the fine-art precision with the adrenaline and intensity of wedding photography.
I'd be honored to meet with you and create the artwork you're dreaming of.

Some of my favorite not-so-secret spots:
Olde Wicks Factory
Pocket Full of Sunshine
Hidden Lake Winery

and the Metro-East's Best Kept Secret for Portraits

I'm ready to book!
MDKauffmann Photography provides one of the Best Photography experiences in the St. Louis Area. Matthew specializes in wedding photography and portraits to create timeless artwork and memories. Matthew is a proud to be one of the top 3% of photographers worldwide designated as a Certified Professional Photographer and a member of the St. Louis Hero Network. I exist to tell your story through timeless artwork you'll be proud to display for generations. Today an event. Tomorrow a memory. Forever an heirloom.