Matthew Sutherland: Capturing Love Stories
Most people seek to have a feeling of deep connection to their job – but there are few jobs with a higher calling than bearing witness to a real-life couple as they’re committing to spend the rest of their lives together. As photographer Matthew Sutherland states, “I love being a part of the best day of someone's life. They are trusting me with capturing the essence of their love story.” Matthew senses how his work will be cherished across years and even generations, to help others understand the love that's shared between his subjects. “This is a special assignment, and it inspires me to create something special and unique every time.”
Looking at the photographic results of Matthew’s work, the affection he feels for his subjects is more than apparent. Not only does he have an intuitive eye for composition – a couple strolling on the shoreline as the bride’s veil is swept gently by the breeze—but he seems to know instinctively when two people are exchanging a private look, and he is able to capture this intimate moment with respect and just a touch of flair.
As Matthew’s subjects trust him with their most meaningful life moments, Matthew places his trust in the hands of LUMIX. He primarily uses LUIMX G series cameras for his work: “I love how professional and how mobile the Lumix G series is. I am often filming for 8 to 10 hours on a wedding day and I need a camera workflow that gives me an exceptional result and is tremendously versatile.” The lightweight camera bodies and lenses in the G series help make long workdays more easeful: “I can remain steady handed and continue achieving professional results even at the end of a long, crazy day. The in-camera image stabilization also gives me very high-end results in shots that have to happen spur of the moment and only happen once.” While he mostly uses the GH5, he pairs it with the 42.5mm 1.2, and also the 12-35mm 2.8 and 35-100mm 2.8. “Lots of shots on a given wedding day also call for the 7-14mm and the 45mm Macro.”
A dedicated traveler, Matthew goes all over the world for business as well pleasure, informing his eye for a great shot.
Matthew Sutherland is the owner of Matrimony Films, a cinematic production company based in Southern California. Their specialty is event video and corporate film production. Matthew is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and after a successful acting career in over 20 National Commercials and a Series Regular role on a Prime Time television show, he chose to follow his lifelong dream of being behind the camera as a filmmaker. Matthew has written, directed and shot feature films, short films and events for over 15 years. Matthew is a member of the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador team – promoting mirrorless cameras across the USA. His life stays balanced thanks to his beautiful wife and two great children. Every new client is a welcome addition to his constantly growing and enormously fun family!!