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!''
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Erica · Married on 11/10/2018
Fantastic Photographer and Great to Work With!
Matt photographed our wedding in Nov at Jennette's Pier. At the time of the ceremony, it became extremely windy, so a lot of the shots that he had planned on doing out on the pier weren't possible (plus we weren't willing to be wind struck and cold anymore!). Despite that, Matt did a fantastic job. He found great lighting and backgrounds of the ocean and sky that are absolutely breathtaking in pictures.
Throughout the process, Matt was always willing to answer questions, was extremely responsive and punctual and easy to work with. I'm so happy we chose him...he made the day great!
Kelsey · Married on 10/20/2018
So talented and great to work with!
Matt and his second shooter, John did an amazing job at our wedding on 10/20/18. I usually pick myself apart in photos and being the bride...I was especially nervous that I wouldn't like how I looked on such a big, important day. Matt proved me wrong because I love every single photo. He captured all these beautiful moments that I missed by being so overwhelmed in the moment. My whole family joked how could this photographer be so sure he got the shot after taking like 2 pictures haha. He proved them all wrong when we received all the wedding pictures. He really is just a nice guy that takes amazing pictures without making you do any dramatic poises. We can't wait to hire him to do some casual family picture soon.
Rachel Kalnasy · Married on 10/19/2018
Matt was fantastic to work with! He was right there to capture all the special moments during our wedding day. The pictures turned out absolutely amazing and he turned them around very quickly! We highly recommend Matt for any photography needs you may have.
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.