Usher @ KeyArena
Usher performs on stage at KeyArena in Seattle on November 27, 2014
Iggy Azalea at Sundance Film Festival
Iggy Azalea put on a phenomenal performance at Park City Live in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival ...
Teri Gender Bender
Teri Gender Bender is one of my favorite musicians of all time. She fronts two amazing bands..Le Butcherettes and Bosnian ...
Soundgarden in concert 2014. Sleepcountry Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA and during the NFL Kickoff at Century Link Field in Seattle, ...
Pharrell Williams NFL Kickoff Concert
Pharrell Williams performs on stage during the NFL Kickoff Concert Presented By Xbox at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 ...
Will Ferrell speaks on stage at University of Washington’s Meany Hall during a fund raising event for ‘Cancer for College.’
Cage the Elephant
Images of Cage the Elephant performin at Sasquatch! Music Festival, and EndSession at 107.7 The End and at Showbox Sodo ...
Watershed country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater August 1-3, 2014 in George, Washington
Pain In The Grass
Pain In The Grass music festival hosted by 99.9 KISW at Whiteriver Amphitheater in Auburn, WA 09.12.14 featuring Rob Zombie, ...
Young The Giant
Young The Giant performs at Showbox Market in Seattle, Washington on 04.06.14
Inspirational event and year-long educational initiative ‘We Day’ at KeyArena in Seattle, WA 03.21.14
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform on stage for a private T-Mobile event at Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington 06.18.14
M.I.A. performs on stage during the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater on 05.24.14
Lionel Richie performs on stage at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington on 05.30.14
Jack White performs on stage at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, WA on 08.26.14
Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John performs on stage at KeyArena in Seattle, WA on 09.27.14
Eddie Vedder and Simon Townshend
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam joins Simon Townshend on stage at the Triple Door Theater in Seattle, WA on 04.23.14
Fitz and the Tantrums EndSession
Fitz and the Tantrums perform a rooftop EndSession hosted by 107.7 The End in Seattle on 06.26.14
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014
Rockstar Mayhem festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium, Body Count feat. Ice-T, Asking Alexandria and more 07.08.14 at Whiteriver Amphitheater ...
Cher performs on stage at KeyArena on 06.28.14 in Seattle, WA.
Beck performs at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA 08.20.14
Backstreet Boys perform at WaMu Theater 05.22.14 in Seattle, WA. Photos by Seattle Event Photographer Mat Hayward.
Phantogram performs at Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater and 107.7 The End Summer Camp at Marymoor Park 2014.
Panic At The Disco
Panic At The Disco performs at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, WA on 01.14.14
Cheech and Chong
Cheech and Chong perform on stage at Marymoor Park in 07.19.14 in Redmond, WA.
Imagine Dragons perform on stage at KeyArena on 02.11.14 in Seattle, WA
Violinist Lindsey Stirling performs on stage at the Paramount Theater 05.21.14 in Seattle, WA.
Steel Panther performs on stage during Chive Fest 07.12.14 at Seattle Center.
J Roddy Walston and the Business
J Roddy Walston and the Business perform an EndSession hosted by 107.7 The End in Seattle on 07.13.14.
The Pixies perform an EndSession hosted by 107.7 The End at the Triple Door followed by a performance at the ...
Volbeat performs on stage at the Paramount Theater on 04.14.14 in Seattle, WA.
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs during Summer Camp hosted by 107.7 The End at Marymoor Park in Seattle, WA on ...
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu performs on stage at Showbox Market on 02.13.14 in Seattle, WA
Wiz Khalifa performs on stage during Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat at WaMu theater in Seattle, WA on 04.19.14
Rolling into 04.20.14 shortly after Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use at WaMu Theater in Seattle during the Snoop Dogg ...
Super Geek League
One of my favorite groups to photograph of all time… Super Geek League is a “Super Epic Action Adventure Rock ...
ZZ Top perform on stage at the Moore Theater in Seattle, WA on 03.23.14
Miley Cyrus performs on stage at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA 02.16.14
Brody Dalle @ Sasquatch
Brody Dalle performs on the main stage during the Sasquatch! music festival on 05.25.14 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, ...
Outkast @ Sasquatch 2014
Outkast performs on stage during the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington on 05.29.14
George Strait @ Tacoma Dome
Country music legend George Strait performs on stage at the Tacoma Dome on 04.12.14
Sammy Hagar @ Tulalip Resort and Casino 08.14.14
Sammy Hagar performs on stage at Tulalip Resort and Casino in Marysville, Washington on 08.14.14
Austin Mahone @ Marymoor Park
Pop singer Austin Mahone performs on stage at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington on 08.04.14
Holy Shit and wow; is St. Vincent amazing! Easily my favorite show of 2014 so far and one of the ...
Lorde is one of the hottest stars in music today. She is also one of the youngest and what is ...
Nine Inch Nails
Without a doubt, the best show I saw in 2013 and quite possibly the best show I’ve ever seen was ...
Opportunities for a Dad to look “cool” in the eyes of his kids do not come along often. When those ...
Actor Tim Daly poses for a portrait at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah 2014.
Glenn Close at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah 2014.
William H. Macy
Actor and Director William H. Macy poses for a photo during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
(L-R) Producer Josh C. Waller, actor Elijah Wood and producer Daniel Noah pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance ...
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers poses for a photo during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, ...
Cage The Elephant EndSession
Cage the Elephant stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle to perform an acoustic EndSession hosted by 107.7 The ...
Jane’s Addiction at Pain In The Grass
Before the Jane’s Addiction concert at the Gorge Amphitheater during the KISW Pain in the Grass music festival I had ...
Pink at Key Arena in Seattle
This was a BIG show put on by Pink during the Truth About Love Tour at Key Arena in Seattle ...
It was a great privilege getting to see Joe Satriani play the guitar up close and personal during his performance ...
Sleigh Bells at Showbox Market
Sleigh Bells. What a band. This show represents the 3rd time I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph Sleigh Bells. The ...
Heart at Bumbershoot
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart perform on stage with special guests Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Jason Bonham ...
Charles Bradley performs at Bumbershoot 2013
The amazing Charles Bradley performed during the Bumbershoot Music Festival on August 31, 2013. I was unable to catch his ...
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at Bumbershoot
One of my favorite bands Thao and the Get Down Stay down spent all day at Bumbershoot August 31, 2013. ...
The National at Paramount Theater in Seattle
The National performs on stage at the Paramount Theater in Seattle on September 20, 2013.
Alice In Chains at Pain In The Grass
Alice In Chains closed out the Pain In The Grass music festival hosted by KISW at the Gorge Amphitheater in ...
Russell Brand Messiah Complex
As an entertainment photographer I find myself in some fairly unique scenarios on a somewhat regular basis. Comedian Russell Brand ...
Danko Jones at Pain In The Grass
Danko Jones performs on stage at the Gorge Amphitheater during the KISW Pain In The Grass music festival on September ...
Allen Stone at Bumbershoot 2013
Seattle native Allen Stone dominated the stage during the 2013 Bumbershoot music festival.
Jake Bugg at Neptune Theater in Seattle 09.26.13
Jake Bugg performed on stage at the Neptune Theater in Seattle on September 26, 2013.
Coheed and Cambria at Pain In The Grass
Coheed and Cambria performed on the main stage during the KISW Pain in the grass music festival at the Gorge ...
Adam Carolla live podcast taping at Neptune in Seattle
Adam Carolla recorded two podcasts for his site AdamCarolla.com at the Neptune Theater in Seattle on October 12, 2013. I ...
Paramore @ Key Arena 10.15.13
Paramore put on one of the best shows of 2013 in Seattle as far as I’m concerned. Exploding with energy, ...
Gary Numan at Bumbershoot 08.31.13
Not only did Gary Numan put on the best show of Bumbershoot 2013 in my opinion it was one of ...
Country fans know how to party. There is just no other way to put it. The vibe at a country ...
Sir Paul McCartney with Nirvana
Sir Paul McCartney put on one of the most epic performances in Seattle history on July 19, 2013. Playing through ...
New Politics at Summer Camp
New Politics put on one of the best shows of the year in my opinion. Summer Camp hosted by 107.7 ...
The Postal Service performs at Key Arena in Seattle on July 18, 2013.
Robert DeLong EndSession
Robert DeLong showed up at Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA early on March 16, 2013 to perform an EndSession called ...
Portugal. the man
Portugal. the man had a busy day in Seattle on July 17, 2013 and I was there to capture it ...
Phoenix performed an intimate EndSession for 107.7 The End at Von Trapps on Capitol Hill in Seattle before their sold ...
Hunter Hayes performed during an acoustic doghouse for 100.7 The Wolf at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle, WA on ...
MS MR performed in studio at 107.7 The End then later in the year at Marymoor Park during Summer Camp. ...
George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic
George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic perform on stage at Showbox Market in Seattle, WA on March 23, 2013.
Fitz and the Tantrums
Fitz and the Tantrums perform an EndSession hosted by 107.7 The End at the Gibson Showroom in Seattle, WA on ...
Duff McKagen: It’s so easy and other lies
Duff McKagen performs on stage at the Moore Theater in Seattle while filming the biographical documentary It’s so easy and ...
Courtney Love of Hole performs on stage at the Moore Theater in Seattle, WA on 07.23.13.
Ashley and Lam Wedding
Ashley and Lam were married in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon on August 5, 2013. It was my privilege to be ...
Mickey Avalon at Showbox Market
I’m not one to normally seek out and cover hip hop. It just isn’t my thing. However, when I heard ...
5 Finger Death Punch
5 Finger Death punch completely annihilated the main stage at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA during the Rockstar ...
The 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival hosted at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA featured Rob Zombie as ...
Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation Tour in Seattle 06.01.13
Kenny Chesney put on a GIANT show at Century Link Field on June 1, 2013.
Eric Church at Century Link Field
Eric Church performed before Kenny Chesney at Century Link Field in Seattle, WA during the No Shoes Nation Tour on ...
Acoustic set with Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden
Ben Shepherd and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden played an acoustic set hosted by 99.9 KISW for a very small group ...
Images from the Red Carpet at various events around Seattle including Game of Thrones, Aston Manor, Seattle International Film Festival, ...
Passion Pit 03.05.13
Before their sold out show at the Paramount Theater, Passion Pit stopped by the Caffe Vita training loft for a ...
I had no idea what I was getting into shooting a Morrissey concert. It must be the lack of iron ...
Alabama Shakes put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. A truly amazing, powerful and authentic performance that ...
Rihanna performed at Key Arena April 3, 2013. She was beautiful of course and all of her dance moves were ...
Matt and Kim
Matt and Kim are about as much fun as any band I’ve encountered. On stage Kim never stops smiling while ...
Neon Trees at Key Arena
Neon Trees opened for Maroon 5 at Key Arena on March 11, 2013
The Neighbourhood End Session
02.23.13 The Neighbourhood stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle for an End Session. I was allowed to shoot ...
Soundgarden at Paramount in Seattle 02.08.13
Check another band off my bucket list. Soundgarden has been one of my favorite bands since I was a teenager. ...
MUSE @ Key Arena in Seattle 02.01.13
This was one of the biggest shows I’ve ever shot. MUSE worked their massive stage like true showmen and put ...
Father John Misty
One of my favorite artists of 2013 is Joshua Tillman of Father John Misty. On January 27, 2013 Josh performed ...
FUN @ Paramount 02.05.13
FUN performs at Paramount Theater in Seattle on February 5, 2013.
Darius Rucker Acoustic Doghouse 01.18.13
Darius Rucker performs an acoustic doghouse for 100.7 The Wolf at the Gibson Showroom in Seattle on January 18, 2013.
Seamless white background portraits with a very dynamic red haired model named Whitney.
For the greatest adventure of my life I flew to Tanzania in East Africa. For two weeks I camped out ...
100.7 The Wolf Hometown Holiday
At the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma Seattle country music station 100.7 The Wolf brought in Little Big Town, Thompson ...
T’was the night after Deck featuring the Shins
I had photographed James Mercer a few times over the last couple of years. A couple times with Broken Bells ...
The Killers at Deck the Hall Ball
As the primary photographer for 107.7 The End I am granted a lot of great access to photograph artists in ...
Metric at Deck the Hall Ball
Of all the bands playing Deck the Hall Ball I was most excited to shoot Metric. I knew very little ...
AWOLNATION @ Deck the Hall Ball
This was the 3rd time I had photographed AWOLNATION in the last year or two. Each time they get measurably ...
Passion Pit at Deck the Hall Ball
Passion Pit brought an enthusiastic, energy filled show to the Key Arena stage during the Deck the Hall Ball hosted ...
Grouplove at Deck the Hall Ball
Sounds kind of dirty when I type it. The band Grouplove…get your mind out of the gutter! I love Grouplove! ...
I first met the Lumineers the day before their self titled album was released. Not knowing anything about them at ...
Of Monsters and Men at Deck the Hall Ball 2012
Of Monsters and Men put on a great performance in front of a sold out crowd at Key Arena for ...
The Joy Formidable at Deck the Hall Ball
Ritzy Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas of The Joy Formidable traveled from Wales (home of Tom Jones) to start ...
Red Hot Chili Peppers 11.15.12 @ Key Arena Seattle
The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at Key Arena in Seattle, WA on Thursday 11.15.12. RHCP has been one of ...
Bosnian Rainbows at the 2012 City Arts Festival
Bosnian Rainbows featuring Omar Rodgriguez Lopez on guitar, Teri Gender Bender on vocals, Nicci Kasper on keyboard and Deantoni Parks ...
Smashing Pumpkins in Everett, WA 10.10.12
Smashing Pumpkins played in Everett, WA at Comcast Arena on 10.10.12. It was the most bizarre photo pass I had ...
Carrie Underwood @ Key Arena 10.06.12
By default I don’t shoot a lot of country music. That being said, when 100.7 The Wolf in Seattle asked ...
M83 at Bumbershoot 2012
French electronic rock band M83 in concert on the main stage at Key Arena during the Seattle music festival Bumbershoot ...
Garbage at Showbox Sodo 09.26.12
A sold out crowd at Showbox Sodo was witness to an intense, sexy and all around solid performance by rock ...
Super Geek League at Bumbershoot 2012
It is rare for me to have my mind blown any more. Sometimes I feel so jaded I don’t think ...
Saul Williams at the Triple Door
Saul Williams gave a very intimate performance at the Triple Door Theater in Seattle September 17, 2012. I was fortunate ...
Gutter Glitter based out of Eugene, OR made the trip to Seattle for an early morning promo portrait shoot downtown. ...
Jane’s Addiction 09.01.12 Bumbershoot
You can tell by a quick glance at my site that I love music and that I have been up ...
Sleigh Bells at Showbox Sodo 08.28.12
August 28, 2012: Swedish hard core punk band Refused exploded on the Showbox Sodo stage with a fierce level of ...
Summer End Camp 2012
Seattle radio station 107.7 The End really knows how to throw a party! On a gorgeous, sunny day at Marymoor ...
Jack White at WaMu Theater in Seattle 08.14.12
Shooting Jack White in Seattle presented one of the best opportunities for shooting a high profile show and one of ...
Fiona Apple performed in front of a very enthusiastic sold out crowd at the Paramount Theater in Seattle on July ...
ReignWolf tore up the stage at both Barboza and Neumos during day 2 of the Capitol Hill Block Party. If ...
The Triple Door Theater in Seattle is arguably the best stage in the Northwest. The sound is flawless, the lights ...
Mumford and Sons
Mumford and Sons was the main event for the Deck the Hall Ball. It was a massive show hosted by ...
This was a somewhat surreal show for me to shoot. As long as I can remember I’ve loved Motörhead so the ...
Wild African Lion
The wild lions in Tanzania are about the most amazing creatures as I have ever laid my eyes on. For ...
Florence and the Machine
Not many performers give me goose bumps with their voice. Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is one that ...
Cage the Elephant
If you ever get the chance to see Cage the Elephant in concert you would be out of your mind ...
The Arctic Monkeys are slowly and deliberately taking over the world!
I knew I would be shooting some portraits of the hilarious comedy icon Sandra Bernhard at some point in time ...
Mark my words, I’m typing this on July 12, 2012. By this time next year Kimbra will be a household ...
Gotye performed in Seattle twice in 2012. Both shows are represented in these images. The first was at the Showbox ...
Temper Trap surprised passers by with a quick concert in the rain at the Pike Place Market before their show ...
Email Mat: HaywardPhoto@comcast.net to book your portrait session today!
Nijo Sushi in Seattle
Seattle rock duo My Goodness.
Random Fun Photos
Ryan and Madison
LeRoy Bell in concert at the Triple Door Theater in Seattle, WA
My friend Katie Boer is a great news anchor in Spokane, WA. These are a few images we shot at ...
Got kids? Email Mat: HaywardPhoto@comcast.net to set up a portrait session with your child today!
Kali and Dan
The Holly Farm in Carmel, CA
Hillbilly Farm Family
Red Eyed Tree Frogs
Much to the chagrin of my Bride Lea I’ve had Red Eyed Tree frogs off an on for a number ...
Personalized Health and Fitness
I love photographing dogs! It can be very challenging but with the right environment and coaxing the reward is well ...
Dim Sum at Wild Ginger in Bellevue
Wild Ginger at the Bravern serves Dim Sum on Saturday and Sunday during the day. These are some images of ...
Triple Door Dessert
The Triple Door on 3rd and Union is a great place to see a show. Not just because of the ...
Portraits of the beautiful Debbie throughout the streets of San Francisco. Email Mat: HaywardPhoto@comcast.net to book your on-location portrait session ...
David and Cortney
Seattle metal band Brokaw. Email Mat: HaywardPhoto@Comcast.net to book a photography session for your band today!
All female Soundgarden Tribute band Bleed Together. Email Mat today to book a portrait session for your band: HaywardPhoto@comcast.net
San Francisco Ballerina Lydia and I found a great spot near the Golden Gate Bridge for a handful of portraits. ...
Wild African Elephants
TEMBO! The wild African Elephants I encountered in Tanzania were awe inspiring. It was a true privilege to encounter them ...
What a show Coldplay put on for the sold out crowd at Key Arena on April 25, 2012.
My favorite part of photographing food…eating it! If you book me to shoot your food I insist on eating it ...
Andrea and Reid
A great wedding day at Newcastle Golf Club. Getting married in the Seattle area? Email Mat today! HaywardPhoto@Comcast.net
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Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929. Looking for breakfast in Seattle? The 5 Point Cafe is where you’ve got to go!
Silversun Pickups performed an intimate End Session at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle, WA.
Wild African Zebra
Traveling through Tanzania one animal I saw nearly everywhere I went was the beautiful Zebra. I was surprised to hear ...
Young the Giant
I have been fortunate enough to photograph Young the Giant several times over the last couple of years. They put ...
I did not think I was going to enjoy this show going in to it. All I knew about Yelle ...
The XX in concert at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.
Japanese Heavy Metal Band X Japan performs on stage at the Paramount Theater in Seattle during their first ever North ...
Woodland Park Zoo
It is a true privilege to volunteer at the amazing Woodland Park Zoo as a photographer.
The Tubes put on an epic performance in Seattle, WA at the Triple Door Theater.
Social Distortion played a small, private show for 107.7 The End at the Crocodile in Seattle, WA.
Snoop Dogg in concert at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, WA.
James Mercer of the Shins played a great acoustic End Session at the Red Hook Brewery a couple of weeks ...
Poison opened for Motley Crue at the Tacoma Dome in Seattle, WA
Paul Rodgers is quite simply put..the man. His career has been an inspiration to Lord only knows how many people. ...
I was particularly excited to shoot Papa Roach at the Showbox. I had worked with Jacoby’s brother in Sacramento for ...
Of Monsters and Men
After their End Session for 107.7 The End I snapped some photos of the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. ...
New York Dolls
New York Dolls in concert at the Tacoma Dome.
When I was about 11 years old Mötley Crüe released the album Shout at the Devil. I listened to it so ...
Technically speaking, I wasn’t photographing this show. I was more about security. During a dark time in my life I ...
Mat Kearney is a guy I can’t help but like. First of all, he’s from my home town of Eugene, ...
Rap musician Ice Cube performs on stage at the Paramount Theater in Seattle on July 14,
Wild African Hippopotamus
It is commonly known that the hippo kills more humans in Africa than any other animal. What isn’t as widely ...
Henry Rollins performs Spoken word at the Triple Door April 6, 2011.
Head and the Heart
The first time I saw Head and the Heart perform it was on a small stage at Elysian Brewery. The ...
Hall and Oates
A Blast from the past at Bumbershoot 2011. Hall and Oates headlined the festival and rocked out to some of ...
Grouplove is one of the bands I’ve had the most fun photographing of all time! This site was updated with ...
Foster the People
Photographs of Foster the People in concert at the WaMu Theater in Seattle
Washington State Bald Eagles
Every year during the months of December and January the Skagit River in Washinton State hosts the 2nd largest gathering ...
Photographs of the Dropkick Murphy’s at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington
Photographs of Legendary Rock Band Devo in concert at the Moore Theater in Seattle, Washington March 15, 2011.
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie performs at the Deck the Hall Ball for 107.7 The End in on December 7, 2011.
Wild African Cheetah
As a young boy I was bullied mercilessly. My secret fantasy was to have a pet cheetah to walk to ...
Charles Bradley put on a powerful performance during the 2011 Bumbershoot Music Festival. I had goosebumps from start to finish!
Talk about an unfriendly looking animal! The Cape Buffalo in Tanzania was definitely the champion of the stink eye. Seen ...
Images of the Black Keys performing at WaMu Theater during Deck the Hall Ball December 8, 2010 and headlining at ...
Vista Grill Girls
Vicci Martinez performs on stage at the Triple Door Theater in Seattle on July 23, 2011.