Michael Matti

Seattle based photographer. ✉️MichaelMattiPhoto@gmail.com 📍Seattle † Love God, love others. 🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔 ⬇️Lightroom Presets and Website⬇️


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How @everchanginghorizon stays warm while waiting for sunset 😄
#Wanaka #NewZealand


We left sunny Wanaka and headed south to rainy Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. -
The further we drove and the closer we got to Milford Sound, the harder it rained, BUT the more waterfalls we saw 🙌
I was obviously freaking out the entire drive but especially when we went through a tunnel and came upon this incredible wall of waterfalls 😱
It was definitely of the most spectacular waterfall experiences I’ve ever had ☺️
More in my story from this spot ✌️
#Fiordland #NewZealand


New Zealand has been incredible so far! 🇳🇿 - -
I haven’t had WiFi the last few days though so I’m a bit behind on posting stories and photos from the trip. -

But here is a shot from sunset a few days ago in Mt Cook National Park. Check out my story for some behind the scenes of the hike 😊

#MtCook #NewZealand



Especially thankful for these incredible women who I’ve had the privilege of adventuring with these past few years 🙏
You’re an inspiration to us all.
#IWD2018 #InternationalWomensDay

@vagabondhearts @christianschaffer @chelseakauai @jess.wandering @reneeroaming @leah.myers @on_uh_lee @elisabethontheroad @kristianirey @emilyharyphotography @laurambilling -
*I wish I could have included more people but Instagram only lets you share 10 photos 🙈


Breathe. Just breathe. 😊
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📷 From a peaceful morning spent in the rice terraces outside of Ubud with @chelseakauai.


Currently planning my next adventure... to these mountains.
Any guesses where?
Hint: the last time I was there was in 2012, when this photo was taken, on my first international trip after picking up a camera.



Heading into the weekend... I hope your weekend is as good as a canoe ride across calm turquoise waters with @christianschaffer 😊✌️ -
🎶 - Sappheiros - “Embrace”


Light in the hills of Italy ✨

Our job isn’t to judge or convict, our job is simply to love.


Continually humbled by the beauty found in nature. 💧🌿
🚶🏽‍♀️- @vagabondhearts



Sunrise from the summit of Haleakala. -
I still can’t get over how otherworldly this place looked!
#Haleakala #Maui #Hawaii


A PNW classic 😊
Hope everyone had a great weekend! ✌️
#Oregon #PNW #PNWonderland


One of those bucket list type places. -
“And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find a stranger in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man's weak praise should be given God's attention.” - -
- Donald Miller - ‘Throught Painted Deserts’
#ElChalten #Argentina #Patagonia



Passion is contagious.

I know for me, when I’m around people who are excited about life and are wholeheartedly pursuing their purpose, their enthusiasm and determination inspires me to believe in my own dreams and ambitions, to put aside my fears and insecurities and just go for it. -

Let us strive to live with such passion that we inspire others to believe in themselves, to believe in the seemingly impossible. -

Photo from a morning of waterfall chasing in Bali with @Chelseakauai.
#Bali #Indonesia


Dreaming of summer sunsets in the mountains, evenings spent around a bonfire with good friends, and nights sleeping under a sky full of stars. -

It snowed today in the Seattle area so naturally that is whats on my mind 😄
Anyone else? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️


*contest closed*
Congratulations @serenamaylock and @westcoastleah! 🙌🎉
@vagabondhearts and I have teamed up with our friends at @glampinghub to give one of you $500 USD towards a stay at any of their properties around the world (think domes, treehouses, cabins, A-frames). -
To enter:
- Follow @glampinghub, myself & @vagabondhearts + tag a friend in the caption below and let us know where in the world you guys would go!
- Closes Feb. 21 at 7pm PST
- Good luck and go play outside!
#myglampingstory #glampinghub



From an amazing sunset up above the clouds in Haleakalā National Park.

#Haleakala #Maui #Hawaii


From an early morning on this beautiful red sand beach on Maui.
Well, sadly my trip to Maui with @vagabondhearts has come to an end... it’s time for me to fly home to Seattle. I’m sure I’ll be back soon though, this island is already calling me back and I haven’t even boarded my flight yet 😄
#Hana #Maui #Hawaii


Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ -
I took this image just a few hours ago near the summit of Haleakala on Maui. As the sun was setting, storm clouds were rolling in, blocking part of the sky… but at one point the storm clouds had this gap in them shaped quite a bit like a heart that revealed the colorful sunset behind them.

To me, it, and today in general, is a good reminder, that no matter where you are in life, whether you’re in a relationship or single, that we could all love a little more.
#Haleakala #Maui #Hawaii



One of my favorite waterfalls anywhere 😊 -
🚶🏽‍♀️ @vagabondhearts with the 🙌


Above the clouds at Haleakala with @vagabondhearts.

After an afternoon of relaxing at the beach, we made the drive up the 10,000 foot volcano and hiked down into the crater for sunset.
It was quite the change going from the warm beach to just above freezing in the crater but that’s one of the things I love about this island... you have such diverse landscapes within just a short drive of each other.
#Haleakala #Maui #Hawaii


I’ve spent the last few days camping on Maui… mostly offline, ignoring emails, swimming in the ocean, and catching sunrises on beaches like this one. - 🚶🏽‍♀️ @vagabondhearts on a red sand beach on Maui.
#Maui #Hawaii


It’s @vagabondhearts birthday today so go wish her a happy birthday 🎉
And here is a gallery of some of the many places we’ve explored.
Happy Birthday Andrea! Hope your next year of adventures is as amazing as this last one 🙌


Another “How is this even real!?” type place from that Bali trip.
We sure do live in a beautiful world 😊

#Bali #Indonesia #FromWhereIDrone


Some places you just have to experience for yourself.
#Bali #Indonesia


My brother-in-law, @nbilling07, experiencing one of Bali’s most impressive waterfalls 🙌

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend 😊
#Bali #Indonesia


Sunset at Ruby Beach 😊
#RubyBeach #Washington #PNW #PNWonderland


Taken recently out on one of my favorite roads in Washington. -

I started posting on my drone account again... check it out here 👉@mattiaerial ✌️😊
#Washington #PNW #PNWonderland #FromWhereIDrone


@sutarahady looking down at the largest highly acidic lake in the world. -
This view at Ijen Crater was definitely one of my favorite sunrises of 2017 😊
#Indonesia #Ijen #EastJava


Mountaintop snowstorms ❄️🏔️🌲
With its long shape and steep mountains at its shores, Lake Crescent often looks more like a fjord than a lake to me.
#MountStormKing #Washington #PNW #PNWonderland


Anyone else dreaming of warm summer days and trips to the mountains with friends. ☀️🚶🏽‍♀️🏔️ -
This photo was from a sunrise on the top of Mount Defiance with @vagabondhearts, on one of my favorite backpacking trips last year.
#MountDefiance #Washington #PNW #PNWonderland