Olympia WA

Battle at the Boat 123 (September 7, 2019)

What a great night of out at the Emerald Queen Casino as Brian Halquest Productions delivers on stellar night of fights. Andy Nance’s matchmaking is what really makes this one of the best shows in the Pacific Northwest. Every fight was competitive and had the crowd on their feet several times throughout the event.

Here’s a few of my selects of the action from ringside. Thank you NW Fightscene for having me out to shoot on your behalf.

Seattle Sounders FC SEAvNE (8-10-2019)

What a crazy game! From the Sounders being up, to being down and then pulling ahead again just to have the game end in a tie. But the most important part was that I broke my stupid monopod the night before and didn’t have the reach that my 400mm lens usually gives me. Looks like I’ll be visiting B&H to pick up a new one before the next match.

Here’s my selects from a bright sun shinny day at Century Link Field in Seattle, WA

From the fine folks at, Asgard503

It’s always a lovely surprise when I get care packages from the homies around the way. Huge thank you to, Michael Ciochon, who sent up up some of the new gear from his Portland, OR based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear and lifestyle brand, Asgard503. Wanting to mix it up a bit from the last shoot, I got a hold of one of my old kickboxing student and talked her to meeting me at 11pm to do a little shadowboxing in the middle of the street. Totally a normal thing, I swear. Here’s a few of my favorite shots from the night…

2019 Crazy Monkey Kettlebell Competition

This last weekend I had the privilege of shooting the 2019 International Kettlebell Organization USA National Championship hosted by Crazy Monkey USA for the 3rd straight year. This has quickly became one of my highlights of the summer. Not only do these athletes train like animals, but they also leave it all on the platform. It’s awesome to see the athletes putting in work. Many competed for the first time and others broke personal records. Overall with, Saiko Shima-Kolesar taking the lead, this is one of he best organized events I’ve ever shot with everything running like clockwork!

Here’s a few of my faves from this years comp.

Full gallery…https://www.mattferrisphotos.com/2019-Crazy-Monkey-Kettlebell-Competition

Maternity x Fitness

One of the more fun projects I’ve been able to work on right here. I was stoked when Katherine reached out to me with the idea of doing a fitness related maternity shoot based around her love of boxing and kettlebells. She’s a total savage with doing this shoot 20 days out from her due date!! One day I want to be half a cool as Katherine.

Seattle Sounders FC SEAvHOU (5-11-2019)

May 11th saw the Seattle Sounders FC come away with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo for a much needed 3 points by way of Christian Roldan scoring from the outside at 4:41 in the first half. On a photography related note, I wanted to push myself outside the usual thing I’ve been doing and shot a good portion from the 300 level at Century Link Field. I think I got a couple interesting shots. That said, next time I think I’m gonna add a 1.4x or 2x converter to the Canon 400 f/2.8L to shoot from up on high.

Here’s a few highlights from the match…

Seattle Majestics vs SD Surge 5-4-2019

Saturday night saw the Seattle Majestics come out swinging and for the first time in team history, beat the powerhouse San Diego Surge 22-10! Just like in life, it’s all about small steps and being a little better today than you were yesterday. Today the Majestic were the best they’ve ever been with all aspects of the team firing on all cylinders! It was an impressive win!

And now it’s time for the playoff’s!! I can’t wait to see where this team goes in the post season!!

Seattle Majestics vs LA Bobcats (4-27-2019)

First off...What an amazing group of ATHLETES here!!!  
Here’s a few highlights from Saturdays WNFC game featuring the Seattle Majestics Women's Tackle Football and the Los Angeles Bobcats. The Majestics faced the bobcats in the season opener in LA and came away with their only loss of the season as well as couple season ending injuries. This time around the Majestics came out in a dominate fashion with a solid 16-6 victory over their west coast rival! 
Full game album is up on the Seattle Majestics Women's Tackle Football FB page!

Seattle Sounders FC SEAvLAFC (4-28-2019)

What started off looking like it was going to be a high scoring match up with Jordan Morris scoring the fastest Sounders FC goal (as an MLS Franchise) at the :46sec mark into the match, and LAFC equalizing a few minuets later. And that’s where the score stood for the next 90min of play (inc. the 4 added min by the ref). Things heated up pretty quickly after Christian Roldan received a red card in the 18th minuet as play became more and more physical with the sounders down to 10 men on the field. It wasn’t the prettiest of matches as both teams come away with 1 point each.

Here’s a few of my selects from the match.

Eatonville Dance Studio

If there’s one thing to photograph that’s really growing on me, it would be dance. These dancers have so many similarities to the normal athlete portraits that’s part of my normal work, yet the amounts of grace is almost unbelievable to witness. It’s a real pleasure working both sides of the spectrum from raw and gritty fighters, to the fluidity of dance. Here’s a few highlights from our shoot with a few of the talented dancers from Eatonville Dance Studio

Seattle Sounders FC (SEAvRSL)

Sadly I missed a couple games this season, but I was back on the pitch for ECS at Century Link Field with another solid Sounders (1-0) win against a game opponent in Real Salt Lake on April 6th, 2019.

Here’s a few highlights from the game…

Seattle Sounders FC (SEAvCOL)

Excited to be back in the mix covering the Seattle Sounders FC for Emerald City Supporters this season! Lots of highlights coming over the season. And here's a few from Saturdays 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field.

Ivan Salaverry MMA

Always humbled to be brought in on projects such as this.  My long time friend, Dan Dejos hired me about 4 years ago to shoot for Ivan Salaverry to launch their new website. A couple weeks ago he brought me back out to shoot for their website refresh. Hoping we'll get to do it again in another 4 years! Hahaha
Check out their site at https://www.ivansalaverrymma.com