"Matt is a highly professional, enthusiastic photographer with on-spot creative instincts and an exceptional sense of the character we wanted to represent. Working with Matt and his team was a flawless experience. They were professional and he used his talent to communicate the purpose of Safe Routes to School through photography. I will continue to work with Matt whenever possible."

Julie Walcoff


"Our clients demand the absolute highest quality photographic assets, and Matt Reese and his team are an integral part of making sure we can consistently deliver above expectations. Matt is able to manage advanced-level production photo shoots, with very intense schedules and specific deliverables without missing any detail. Often times, a production schedule will run across numerous days, often having to direct and manage 50+ crew and talent, and ensure an enjoyable and exciting experience for key subjects. We've been working with Matt for years on countless projects and we rely on his company exclusively and without hesitation to execute and deliver at the absolute highest level, both artistically behind the camera or during post-production and professionally in the field."

John Sickmeyer


"Matt shot a video for the fellowship application of my dreams. It was my first time on camera and I was nervous...but Matt helped me feel comfortable and be myself. I highly recommend working with Matt for your important events and projects! "

Priyam Chokshi


"I continue to be amazed by the work of Matt Reese and the wonderful impact of his give back program, Shot for Shot Portraits by Commons Studio. As the Director of Business Solutions for Per Scholas Columbus, I have watched the transformation of 60+ students after about 3 minutes in Matt's studio. Per Scholas graduates begin their career in IT with not only a professional head shot, but a confidence that unmistakably the result of Matt's work. Matt Reese is without a doubt, impacting the future of our students as well as career development in Central Ohio. Bravo to Matt and his team of interns! You are truly making a difference!! Thank you..."

Lori Caliman

DIRECTOR | Per Scholas Columbus

"Matt is great to work with. He is flexible and can work in a tight time frame. He made the process fun, easy, and simple for us. I recommend his services without hesitation."

Brent Foley

PARTNER | TRIAD Architects

"Matt Reese is an outstanding photographer. He's done several projects for my company and the results are always stellar and creative. Highly recommend."

Rick Colby

LOBBYIST | Colby & Company

"Matt is an excellent photographer and videographer. Professional, dependable, with affordable rates. He's always looking to help out the Columbus community with his work, and I would highly recommend working with him."

Ray Li


"Matt photographed our workspace for brochure images, and he did a wonderful job. He was also incredibly easy to work with. Highly recommended!"

Kelly Cox

SALES DIRECTOR | Serendipity Labs

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"Commons Studio delivered great group and individual photos for us. They did a fantastic job capturing our people's personalities and company culture, and made the whole experience a pleasure. We look forward to working with them again."

Sean McGee


Dress for Success Columbus prides itself in treating every woman who enters our doors with kindness, respect and the dignity they deserve. When Commons Studio offered to take professional headshots of six of our amazing clients, we jumped at the chance. Matt and his team created a “private party” for six women where they were made to feel beautiful. The pictures that Matt took that night, still hang in my office. They are reminders of the inner and outward beauty that exists when women feel valued. Thank you Commons Studio for helping us to make this experience available to our deserving clients.

Tracy Harrison

VICE PRESIDENT | Dress for Success Columbus

"I attribute my personal discoveries about my own work and the future of my career to Matt and my associates at Commons Studio."

Samantha Urell

Graduate Student NYU, Intern (2015) and Assistant Project Manager

"Commons Studio brings photographers together. I’ve had experience with equipment I never worked with before. I met people I would have otherwise never met."

Curtis Cole

 Intern (2015), Photo Assistant and Second Shooter

"I am able to come in every single week and hone craft through photo and video elements. This internship has really launched me into the career world."

Burke Mayne

CCAD Grad, Intern (2016) and Video Editor

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