Mat Fretschel is a native of South Carolina. His love of photography began when a high school art teacher suggested Mat take his class. From that moment, Mat has always had a camera in hand. He continued his studies at Winthrop University, receiving a degree in Fine Art Photography. After college, he made stops in New York and Atlanta, gaining valuable experience along the way, before landing in Los Angeles.

Presently, Mat works as a photographer for The Walt Disney Animation Studios.