Matthew Rose is a highly motivated photographer, with a creative mind, and an eye for
capturing beautiful images for his clients. Although his love for photography may have
started as a hobby, he has worked hard to turn his passion into a growing business here in
Fredericksburg, Virginia. He prides himself in providing not only quality images for his
clients, but a comfortable and professional experience from start to finish. Matthew enjoys
talking with his clients about their ideas, and thrives on the creative minds of those around
Matthew is an area native. After graduating from Stafford Senior High School, he traveled
and lived briefly in other states. Since returning to the area, he has let his roots really take
hold, embracing Fredericksburg, Virginia as not only his home, but the perfect town to
pursue his passion for photography. He started out taking pictures with an entry level
camera, sometimes his phone, and even then, his keen eye for capturing moments was
recognized. He began to spend all the extra time he had experimenting with lighting,
learning from other professionals in the field, and growing and contributing within the
In 2019, Matthew opened Rose are Red Photography. Since opening, not only has Matthew
made a name for himself amongst his peers, but his work has drawn clients from all over.
He continued to further his knowledge in all aspects of photography. His dream of opening
a studio in his beloved Downtown Fredericksburg only grew.
The opportunity to make this dream a reality presented itself and, Matthew being the
motivated photographer he is, purchased Hartwood Photography from its previous owner,
Kris Thornton. Matthew plans to keep the professional service Hartwood Photography
provided to it’s clients alive, while meshing the style and visions he has built at Roses are
Red Photography together to begin a new era of quality and professional service to be
offered for all. Matthew is pleased to now be able to offer his previous clients, and his new
clients from Hartwood Photography, with this beautiful studio and all the possibilities it
presents for fulfilling his clients photography wishes.


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