Director of Photography

Matthew LaPenna

Matt heads up TBL Studios, leveraging his photography, videography, and VFX experience with clients like Netflix, Corvette, and Jeff Gordon to produce game-changing visuals for our clients.

Favorite Photoshoot
Jeff Gordon's 70th Anniversary
Corvette Shoot

Fun Fact
Matt collects miniature models of every car he's ever owned.

Greenville, SC



As Director of Photo and Video, Matthew leads TBL Studios with a mesmerizing ability to give brands a vibrant visual identity that helps them stand out from all others in their industry.

In a digital world where photography seems to be dominated by smartphone photos and social media posts, it takes someone special to capture imagery and footage that makes people stop and take notice. If you ask us, it takes Matthew.

After cutting his professional teeth and building a reputation for creative photography and video editing on TikTok (120K+ followers & more than 3 million likes is a pretty solid start!), Matthew has continued to hone his craft, working on photo and video projects for everyone from YouTube icon Mr. Beast to NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon. His resume also includes work with Taco Bell, Bojangles, the Carolina Panthers, Netflix, and Corvette.

Co-workers and clients routinely marvel at Matthew’s eye for detail and imaginative approach to every project. From product photos to testimonial videos, everything he produces creates the Moments of Wow that define TBL Studios and The Brand Leader as a whole.

Matthew currently lives in Greenville with his wife, Isabella. When he’s not behind the lens at work — or behind the lens on a side project — there’s a good chance you’ll find him riding a local trail on his One Wheel or e-bike.