About Us

Bootheel Photoís mission is to produce the best quality photographs I can. I believe the best way to achieve this goal is to discuss the customersí wants and needs and then try to meet those. 

My history

I have been doing photography for nearly as long as I can remember.  In 1972 I purchased a Kodak Pocket Instamatic with money I earned at my first official job.

Of course, Iíd been intrigued by photography before that, sneaking my motherís camera out and taking some very poor, and very expensive, photos. The punishment Mom doled out didnít dampen my interest, but it did deter my attempts to use her camera.

Years later, when I joined the Marines, I invested in some quality camera equipment, including a Minolta SRT 202. With that camera I took some pretty good photos on my military travels to Norway, Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Belgium, and France, not to mention about 100 feet up to the top of a North Carolina longleaf pine tree in which I perched precariously one breezy day to take photos of a pair of nesting ospreys.

I studied art, including photography, at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Marriage to my delightful wife, Annie, and the birth of our six sons somewhat limited my time and money, but also provided me with plenty of models and many opportunities to hone my skills.

Annie and I live on a farm in Malden, Missouri with our shrinking family.  My sons and I worked together to build the studio where I now do some of my photographic work.

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One corner of my studio.

The entertainment center.

Some examples of my work.

My rather sloppy work station.


Photo  Site Sample  Photos

During a photo shoot.

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If you are interested in working with me as a model, please fill out and submit the Modelís Questionnaire on the following page by clicking the link above.  Please be aware that the ďsubmit formĒ button does not work properly for everyone. To help solve this problem, after you submit the form, send a separate email to me at scottmatthews1957@yahoo.com and tell me you sent the form.  If I donít receive it, you can highlight the form, copy it, and paste it in the body of an email, then send it to me that way. Sorry for the trouble. Thanks!  I look forward to the possibility of working with you!

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