Image Photography is a photography studio serving the Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Founded by Matthew Wolcott in 2002, Image Photography has had the privilege of watching, not only the community grow, but thousands families blossom as well. In 2016, due to the increase of session demands and the over 500 sessions that year, Matt hired on Cody McCabe to become his Studio Manager/Second Photographer. Cody would soon flourish in the field of wedding and newborn photography. Soon the studio would call for more assistance to help keep up with not only the demand but the quality that Image Photography has been known to produce, along with the one on one customer experience many had grown to love. Enter the new addition, Ayliś!!! Her addition to the studio has already won over many of the returning clients and with the addition of Spanish speaking photographer, we proudly announce that Image Photography in now a bilingual studio. First and foremost, Image Photography staff and clients are family, and we want each and every mother, father, brother, sister, and especially grandparent to know that we are going to treat their portraits as if they were are own. Get to know us a little more, and meet my Image Photography Family.
I'm Matt Wolcott- photographer, image editor, owner of Image Photography, and father to 6 of the most beautiful children ever. You will find me behind the camera most days capturing amazing images of families, weddings, seniors, couples and babies. I am the lead photographer at Image Photography, a company that I started 15 years ago in our home. I have had the opportunity to capture events up and down the East coast from weddings, to family portraits, from births to birthday parties. I have been published in national magazines three times, and got the amazing opportunity to be published in a beautiful portrait book called “Life’s Journeys”. I owe all of my success to one person and thats Jesus, when I started doing photography my freshman year of college, I had no idea that I would fall in love with it like I have. And my family and I have been blessed to be able to make a living doing something we love.
"I love capturing life as it unfolds, watching the individuals that I have had the privilege of capturing move through life as they graduate high school, find the love of their life, get married, and then have children of their own. I consider myself a hopeless romantic in that aspect."
Apart from being at the studio or shooting weddings, I enjoy spending time with my family, my beautiful wife Kristin and our amazing six children.... yes I said SIX, Noah, Shea, Justin, Kaylee, Khloe & Eli. They are my inspiration for most of my work. We enjoy going to little league games, checking out the areas attractions like the Aquarium, and with that many kids, most of my free time is spent planning birthday parties and other family events. We are also tremendously active and in love with our Church Grace Pointe Assembly of God. So I am normally there Sunday mornings and most Wednesday nights. Every now and again my wife and I will sneak out without the kids and have a nice romantic dinner at our favorite spot, Hennens. But most evenings you will find us rolling around the house with our kiddos, for chasing our English Bull Dogs Russel and Ruby down the street. On really quiet nights, after the kids are sound asleep, you can hear the subtle sound of my acoustic guitar coming from our back porch. It always helps me wind down after a long day.
Thanks so much for checking me out, I hope to get to meet you in person, and I look forward to seeing what we can create for you.
Don't let her age fool you, this soon to be 13 year old can rock out a camera. She has been tagging along with me she was 10 years old. She has shot weddings, children and families, and if there is a baby that won't smile, she's the one to go to, she is amazing with children, especially toddlers!!! But you will find her at the studio any time you find me she is pretty much my shadow, but frankly I wish all shadows where this talented!!! Shea enjoys photography of course, playing the guitar and her biggest passion, watching Anime!!! Right now Tokyo Ghoul is her absolute fave, followed closely by Attack on Titan. She is also an avid softball player and absolutely loves to draw. When she isn't at the studio you can find her at her church where she is involved in the youth group, drawing in her bed room or wrestling with her sisters and the dogs on the living room floor. Her personality can light up any room and watching her work with kids is really an amazing site. Recently she has taken up cosplay and even more specific, modeling... and why not, she is absolutely stunning!!!
Studio Manager/Photographer/Commercial Specialist
After completing his photography degree at Andrews University, Cody came to Image Photography as an assistant in March of 2013. He soon moved to Chicago where he worked as a full-time freelance assistant in commercial photography studios around the city. While in Chicago, he assisted on jobs for clients such as Harley Davidson, Weber Grills, Hills Pet Nutrition, and Moen. He moved back to the Chattanooga area in late 2014. He spent time as the photographer at BMW of Chattanooga, as well as a short stint at a local wood shop where he learned professional finishing. He came back to us here at Image Photography in late 2016 and is now our studio manager and associate photographer.
Cody is a an avid archer and competes at the state and national level in the freestyle recurve class. He was the 2016 TN state champion in his age group, and notched a 49th place finish at the 2016 indoor nationals.
He got married in the summer of 2015 to his wife Jessica. They live in Chattanooga with their two dogs, Petra and Violet, and cat, Artemis.
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Ayliś is the newest member to my team of photo junkies, but I can tell already that she is going to be a very valuable asset to the Image Photography organization. Ayliś comes from a missionary family located out of Peru where she was raised and is completely bi-lingual in Spanish and English. Her Senior year of high school she decided to move to back the states where she finished off her schooling and moved to Colorado to pursue education with her then boyfriend, now husband. While in Colorado Ayliś opened and operated her own photography studio, Ayliś M Photography. She also was an amazing teachers aide. On her departure from Colorado to Chattanooga, she responded to an ad we were running looking for our next team member. After a couple phone interviews, our third member was born. She specializes in boudoir, outdoor available light photography and weddings. She has had a very busy Summer, because June 17th this year, Ayliś and Caleb, tied the knot, and we couldn't be happier for them!!! Welcome to the Image Photography family Aylish! Its so great having a new photographer that is also a newly wed!!!
Ayliś es el miembro más nuevo de mi equipo de fotógrafos, pero puedo decir que ella va a ser un activo muy valioso para la organización de fotografía de imágenes. Ayliś proviene de una familia misionera ubicada fuera del Perú, donde se crió y es totalmente bi-lingual en español e inglés. En su último año de secundaria, decidió mudarse a los estados donde terminó su educación y se mudó a Colorado para seguir la educación con su entonces novio, ahora marido. Mientras en Colorado Ayliś abrió y operó su propio estudio de fotografía, Ayliś M Photography. Ella también fue un asistente de maestros increíble. En su partida de Colorado a Chattanooga, ella respondió a un anuncio que estábamos corriendo en busca de nuestro próximo miembro del equipo. Después de un par de entrevistas telefónicas, nuestro tercer miembro nació. Ella se especializa en boudoir, al aire libre disponible fotografía ligera y bodas. Ella ha tenido un verano muy ocupado, porque el 17 de junio de este año, Ayliś y Caleb, ataron el nudo, y no podríamos estar más felices para ellos !!! ¡Bienvenidos a la familia Ayliś! Es tan genial tener un nuevo fotógrafo que es también recién casados !!!