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!''
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Kelsey · Married on 10/10/2019
Matt was awesome to work with and we LOVED our photos!
Matt is our wedding photographer, but we were lucky enough to have him take our engagement pictures before the wedding. We aren’t getting married until October, but we were blown away by our engagement shoot with him! Not only was he awesome to work with (helped my fiancé who hates pictures feel so much more comfortable), it took less than a week to get the pictures back (and they were taken during the week of thanksgiving) and they were AMAZING!!! He is also super responsive with emails and helpful with wedding planning. I honestly can’t say enough good things about him and he hasn’t even shot our wedding yet!Sent on 04/25/2019
Sam H. · Married on 07/19/2019
If you want exceptional, you’ve found it!
Photography was an area that was extremely important to me when planning my wedding. After finding Matt’s website, it was clear that I had found the quality I was searching for. We first booked Matt for our engagement session but were a bit nervous about looking awkward in our photos as we had never really posed for professional pictures. Matt quickly dissolved that worry upon our first meeting with him. He was extremely personable and made the experience so fun and easy. When our special day finally came, Matt went above and beyond to capture some truly stunning photos that I know could not have been captured by anyone else.Sent on 08/28/2019
Matt Lusk Photography is worth every penny of the cost. Through the entire process, Matt was easy to get a hold of, had a very quick turnaround time on providing us with our images, and made everything fun and stress-free. There are not enough positive things I could say about our experience. The wedding seemed to be over in a flash, but I’ll have the memories that Matt so expertly captured for a lifetime.
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
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.