Capturing the moments you can't live without.

Nontraditional Wedding and Elopement Videos

Meet the Filmmakers

We love our pets, adventures, and a good laugh.


Penny Garofalo

Matt Garofalo

Hello! I’m Penny, the wife and other half behind Carnation Films. I’m a Kent State Alumna with a degree in Business Administration. Go Flashes! A few things about me, I love animals, am a bit of a design nerd, and travel is on my mind 24/7. There’s really nothing I enjoy more than a full tank of gas and the open road with my favorite people. Spending my days with Matt hiking, being homebodies, eating good food, and planning our next spot to explore is pretty much the best.

My name is Matt, I’m exactly one half of the Carnation Films team. The other half is my wife and best friend, Penny. When I’m not filming, editing, or administrating, you can find me hiking with Penny and our dogs, Halle and Kyle. I'm proud of the humble and quiet life we've made for ourselves. Some of my favorite things to do include cooking up new recipes in the kitchen, being a snob about tv shows and movies, and making silly jokes. Oh and I make a mean guacamole.

Our Life

Is Our Story

You're in it for the long haul. We are too.

Make friends, films, and Memories.

Our Mission







over quantity; we commit to only a select number of clients each year so as to devote the time necessary to exceed expectations. This includes checking in to say hi and scheduling meetings to hang out and get to know each other.

& guide to create the most memorable experience. The world of wedding planning and video is complex and we're here to share our expertise and lift some of that weight off your shoulders.

with our couples to tell more personal, meaningful stories. We want to know what's important to you. What makes you laugh and cry. How you met and where you're going. We're not just wedding filmmakers, we're your friends!

Pittsburgh Based and Adventure Bound

When we started dating one thing was for certain, we knew that we never wanted to be apart. We eloped in Cuyahoga Valley National Park back in 2018 and since then we've developed a passion for documenting weddings and elopements. The two of us are inseparable and being able to work together telling love stories is truly our greatest pleasure in life.

Let's talk about your dream wedding!

Emily S.

"Book them, now. Matt and Penny are the best! Not only are they very talented photographers/videographers, they’re awesome people that were great to work with, and hang out with!"

Get In Touch

Everyone deserves to love and be loved. Regardless of your race, religion, or sexual orientation, we will proudly tell your story.

Let's Connect!


We LOVE weddings and we can't wait to hear all about the plans you have!

Tell us about them and how we can help on our contact page.