Hello! My name is Jonathan Moore and I am a Los Angeles based photographer. I specialize in event photography, sports photography and portraits. I am a Southern California native and a graduate of USC.
What is my approach?
Stylistically, I am a purist in every sense of the word. I try to keep everything, for the most part, just as we see it. I don’t intervene unless it’s appropriate.
I look forward to speaking with you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What types of events do you cover?
A: I cover all sports, event photography, weddings and portraits.
Q: Who will be shooting my event?
A: For all assignments, I will be the principal shooter. If you require more than one shooter, please contact me.
Q: Where are you located?
A: I live in Santa Monica, California and I am happy to travel wherever your event takes place.
Q: Are your prices set in stone?
A: For the most part, yes, however, I do offer reduced rates if your wedding is scheduled on a weekday (Monday – Thursday) or between the months of December and March. In addition, I offer a special discount for all current and former members of the military as well as fellow alumni of USC. Please contact me for more details.
Q: When will I see the images?
A: Depending on the size of your event, it will usually take about 2 -4 days for me to process and deliver your images, at which point you will be receive two links: One to view your proofs in a password-protected gallery, and the other to download your high-resolution images (for printing) as well as low resolution images (for devices/social media). All media files are delivered by DropBox. I no longer use CDs or DVDs or for any purpose.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: For most events, I shoot with two Nikon D810s and a range of Nikon prime and zoom lenses. For sports, I use two Nikon D3s. For lighting, I will either use Nikon speedlites or Profoto strobes depending on the conditions. For editing, I use an iMac and a MacBook Pro.
Q: How far should I book in advance? What are the next steps?
A: I encourage you to reach out regardless of how far out your date is.
For bar and bat mitzvahs, the prepayment of 30% is due at the time the contract is signed. The remaining 70%, plus any items added after the contract signing, is due one week before the wedding.
For all other events, payment is due and the end of the shoot.
Please contact me if you have any other questions!
One photographer | Images delivered via DropBox | Online gallery | 6 hours coverage | Unlimited printing
Two photographers | Images delivered via DropBox | Online gallery | Unlimited coverage | Unlimited printing
Two 8” x 8” linen-bound album containing 32 pages | Beloved Session
Everything from the previous + Rehearsal dinner coverage | Albums upgraded to 8" x 8" leather
Everything from the first two plus + Wedding slideshow | Additional photographer | Albums upgraded to 12" x 12" leather
“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."
Meishya & Brandon
"Everyone looked so beautiful because of the happiness and love he captured in their expressions, their body language, etc. Please look at Jonathan's work and see for yourself. Cannot recommend him highly enough."
Beth & Nick
"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!"
Lauren & Ramon
"We certainly got what we were looking for with the shots Jonathan captured. The shots are amazing- you can see and almost hear laughs and feel the love on the stills he provided. there are many action shots and special "moments" that reflect exactly how we, our families and friends, felt that day.
Our family and friends enjoyed his work so much- they've already requested his contact information to fly for their upcoming destination weddings."
Caroline & Frank
He was very accommodating and energetic. I felt like he worked hard to get great photos for us. Jonathan is fantastic to work with! I couldn't be happier with our wedding photos!"
Jessica & John
"All in all Jonathan has amazing talent, he puts thought and heart into every photo he takes. We are over the moon in love with our photos and can't thank him enough!! I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for meaningful, creative photos that are just stunning!"
Kaitlyn & Sam
“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."
The album was a big item for us, I work in advertising and so am very meticulous about layouts- I was worried about this. But what he did was amazing and he worked with me when I had suggestions, he switched out shot after shot to get it perfect.
I gave the book to my husband as a Christmas present and my whole family cried. Our photos are so incredible, they are truly art, which we proudly show off.”
Lauren & Greg