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Jonathan Moore Photography

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Jonathan Moore Photography

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WELCOME!
First and foremost, a huge congratulations on your engagement! My name is Jonathan Moore and I am a wedding photographer based in Los Angeles. I'm so thrilled you have found your way to my brand new site in the midst of your planning... It's truly been a labor of love! Please take a look around. If you have any questions about me or my approach, please reach out anytime!
Meishya + Brandon

We are thrilled with our wedding photographs!! Family and friends have told me they are the best wedding photos they've ever seen. One person who doesn't even like wedding photos told me he loved Jonathan's photographs. Others who weren't even at the wedding have told me the photos made them feel like they were there.

We also really liked his unique approach to the Beloved (engagement) session, which, amidst the stresses of wedding planning, gave me and my husband quality time to honestly connect with each other and celebrate our relationship and our future, and as a result, made for truly candid and meaningful photographs!

As for Jonathan himself, he is very professional, prompt and responsive, and always fully prepared. He is also one of the nicest guys I've met, laid back, down to earth, and such a pleasure to work with.

I can't recommend Jonathan highly enough!!

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Beth & Nick

We hired Jonathan to do a beloved (engagement) shoot and to capture our wedding. We are so, so happy with the images from both! He has a special talent for capturing action and emotion as they occur in the moment, rather than contriving them and snapping away, which anyone with an expensive camera could do.

What you get from Jonathan will be truly special. He will get those moments you want to remember. When I was reviewing his portfolio online, some of the photos actually brought tears to my eyes. All of the brides looked so beautiful because of the happiness and love he captured in their expressions, their body language, etc.

Please look at Jonathan's website and see for yourself. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

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Lauren + Greg

Jonathan was fantastic!! He is extremely talented, flexible, professional and simply a wonderful person, which matters a lot when it comes to one of the most important (and often stressful) days of your life.

I was SO overwhelmed and busy (planed the whole 175 person wedding myself) that I felt so blessed to have someone so on time, on his game, and not phased by what was going on at all. There was plenty of chaos. I was all over the place, but he set up his shots, he worked the lighting around wherever I was running around too, and yet he was so pleasant, I never felt like I was being asked to do anything. He just seemed to always be in position for whatever was happening. I honestly don't remember him for 1/2 of the wedding, but somehow he got every shot!

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Lauren + Ramon

Jonathan did an incredible job capturing our wedding! He completely listened to the type of photos my husband and I wanted. We were absolutely thrilled with the results! He captured each special moment and each photo encapsulated the emotions that ran throughout the wedding. From the beginning of the day to the end of the night - when everyone was definitely letting loose - you could see the efforts he took with each photo. Like others have mentioned, his approach and style is very journalistic and, in my opinion, a step above the quality I've seen from other photographers. I'd recommend him to anyone!

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Kaityn & Sam

Jonathan's work is outstanding!! He shot our destination wedding in New Orleans and we are in love with all our pictures!

We wanted a documentary style to our photos and Jonathan's work is absolutely beautiful. He captured all the key elements of the night, along with some hilarious and sweet moments that we didn't see.

I also loved the concept and outcome of his Beloved session. Those images not only look amazing but they hold a place in my heart because of the true emotion behind it. They are better than any staged photo could ever look. I also give him credit, both the mother of the groom and mother of the bride are camera shy and Jonathan managed to get some awesome photos of both and they didn't even realize!

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Engagement session at Presidio in San Francisco California, Beloved Portfolio

My approach

to photography

Fun, playful, uninhibited, natural...

Not a single image on this site was explicitly directed because let's face it, posed "prom" wedding poses are totally lame and reflect absolutely nothing unique about you both.

My couples have always trusted me to capture the truest versions of themselves, so the very last thing I want is for you both to think of this as a "photoshoot." Drop the expectations and just be yourselves! Yes there will be some basic direction for light and composition and yes I will step in if something doesn't look right, but I promise never to tell you when to laugh, where to look or how to react. That is not the memory you want when you look at your images. You're not pretending to be "in love" in a commercial shoot, so why should your images reflect that?

My promise

to you

I promise that at the very least, your photos will reflect what already exists: Why you fell in love in the first place.

During our time together, focus less on me and the camera and more on all the things you love about your partner. What draws you closer? What amazing memories do you both have? What exciting adventures are on the horizon? What does your partner do to make you laugh? Focus on these things and I promise you will absolutely love the experience and the results!

How you interpret this is entirely up to you. If you want to laugh, cry, embrace, stand two feet apart, fix each other's hair or just gaze into each other's eyes while reciting French poetry... I will not judge, as long as you're being yourselves. :)

If this sounds intriguing, then we should set up a time to meet!

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