Matt Lusk is a wedding and portrait photographer based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He realized his passion for photography on a solo backpacking trip through Australia and Indonesia. He is a self-taught photographer with a tireless work ethic and is known for braving extreme conditions to get the shot. His work is regularly featured in local, regional, and international publications, including Surfer, Surfing, Surfers Journal, Sport Fishing, Marlin, Eastern Surf, Our State, Outer Banks Wedding Guide, and Outer Banks Bride Magazine. He was awarded ''Photographer of the Year'' by Eastern Surf Magazine in 2014. Matt spends his free time outdoors surfing, fishing, and diving.
''My approach to documenting weddings is simple: have fun and tell your wedding story in a unique, creative, and unobtrusive way. I’ll make you laugh and bring out the best in you. Often times you won't even know I'm there. I work very hard behind the scenes to capture the emotion and feels of your day. Your final collection images will include a blend of artistic details, intimate candid moments, dramatic pulled back scenics, and timeless portraiture highlighting your love and connection. Not only do I want you to be extremely happy with your wedding photographs, I want you to have fun taking them. Can't tell you how many times I've heard, ''Wow Matt, I'm not a picture person, but you made that really fun, quick, and easy! Thank you!'' I believe every wedding gallery should not look the same!! You only get married once. Wedding photography is an investment. How do you want your story to be told? Look forward to hearing from you!''
87 Reviews for Matt Lusk Photography
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Meghan · Married on 07/12/2019
Put Matt at the top of your guestlist
Matt was the first vendor that we booked for our wedding. This was the most important vendor for me, every couple has certain things that are more important to them and photographs was something that fell at the top of our list. We booked Matt off of work that we had seen when looking at different photographers in the area. Matt's work speaks for itself, but theres another important piece of working with a photographer and thats the person behind the lens. Having someone take multiple pictures of you (in this case, all day long) can be uncomfortable for some people and they might feel awkward but that wasn't the case with working with Matt. Not only did he make my husband feel at ease and relaxed (thank god) but he's just an awesome guy to hang out with. He's someone you want at your wedding, on your guest list. He just makes the day fun and light hearted. We had such a blast with him that day and can't wait to hang out with him again next time we are in the OBX. Matt also gave us a discount on his charter the week of the wedding and took my husband and his wedding party out fishing. They had such a great time and I'd also recommend any couple to have Matt take you fishing, he knows his fishing. The second shooter, John who worked with Matt at our wedding was such an awesome guy too, we didn't feel like the vendors we hired were their working and doing a job, we genuinley felt that they were just hanging out with us having a fun night and I think that's really something special. Matt has a close relationship with lots of the vendors in the OBX and I think that's really important when you have a bunch of vendors together that work so well off of one another. Our wedding photos really captured the emotion of our wedding day which you don't always see when you look at wedding photos. If you're still reading this and haven't already booked Matt Lusk for your wedding then book him right now, you'll be happy you did.Sent on 08/24/2019
Kayla H. · Married on 10/03/2020
Matt was our photographer for our engagement/wedding pics in the OBX... To say Matt is "talented" doesn't even begin to explain just how truly amazing he is... He has a natural artistic eye & was excellent at positioning us for photos and using the natural light to capture the best shots...Matt was also a joy to work with...He
was very reliable, friendly, flexible, and organized; not to mention, extremely quick at getting our photos back to us!.... I have heard stories about people having to wait a year for their wedding photos... You don't have to worry about this with Matt... He had our photos back to us in not even two weeks after our wedding & the photos were high quality/touched up...They looked so beautiful they actually made us cry. I would 1000% recommend Matt to anyone looking for a positive photographer experience. He is hands down the best!Sent on 10/17/2020
Andrea G. · Married on 10/02/2020
One Word: Amazing!
We hired Matt Lusk for our wedding photographer in OBX, as well as our engagement photos. The photos were absolutely beautiful on both occasions! Booking a good photographer was one of the most important vendor choices for me, and Matt and his assistant did not disappoint! Matt was super quick to respond to our inquiries and made everything a breeze, which was definitely important to us as we were booking vendors from a distance (we lived in PA at the time). We got multiple quotes but after talking to Matt on the phone, we instantly knew he was our guy! He is very laid back, which made for a relaxed atmosphere and helped calm some of those "day-of jitters" as I knew we were in good hands. He and his assistant John did a great job of capturing every moment of the day and blended in seamlessly at both the wedding and reception. We had pretty high winds on our wedding day, which I had some concerns about, but the photos turned out perfect! We received our photos just about 2 weeks after our wedding day, which I thought was a very quick turnaround time. We were super impressed with the quality of the photos, including both the staged/posed photos as well as some amazing candid shots that he was able to get throughout the reception. Thanks Matt, for perfectly capturing our special day and leaving us with memories to last a lifetime!Sent on 11/19/2020
Incredible imagery, creative and well thought out. One of the highest quality photographers on the Outer Banks!
Such a talented photographer! Check his work out!
We just love this guy! His sweet and fun personality comes through his photography each and every time. Those moments that no one thinks could possibly be captured are no match for this great photographer.