Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meet My 2nd Shooter: Matt Moore

For more then 4 years, the talented Matt Moore has been my other half on wedding days. As both my boyfriend and my favorite 2nd shooter, if you've booked a wedding with So Many Moments, he'll likely be snapping your portrait soon. I figured you should get a chance to know him, so I gave him a quick interview to share with you. I'm also going to post a few of my favorite photographs of his.

Do you know many weddings we have photographed together?
I have had the pleasure of photographing 43 weddings with you so far, with another coming up this weekend!

Our style of wedding photography is very centered around fleeting moments. Is there a moment in history you wish you could have been there to photograph?
The moon landings, of course!

How do you feel about film vs digital and the changes that have come about in our lifetimes thus far?
It is incredible. My parents were wedding photographers, so I have seen the change firsthand. Digital allows people to take chances that the average photographer couldn't afford to take shooting film. This has brought about the elevation of wedding photography to a critically-respected art-form. This is so exciting because it pushes photographers to take better photos, instead of taking the same posed pictures at every wedding.

What is your favorite lens?
The 24mm f/1.4

Wait, we don't have that.... Yet.
And once I get one, I'm sure there will be another one I will want more.

What do you like best about your job photographing weddings with So Many Moments?
The unpredictability and the challenge of a dynamic shooting environment. Oh yeah, weddings are REALLY FUN too!!

With my best James Lipton impression, what is your favorite word?
With my best Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, Analog.

What is your least favorite word?

What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of snow falling in the woods while skiing.

What sound or noise do you hate?
Early-morning: construction; pressure-washing; lawn-mowing; and rock-breaking.

What profession, other then yours, would you like to attempt?
Crew on a sailing vessel. I really love the ocean, and if I'm not near the mountains, I love to be on the water.

What does El Strobisto mean?
It's spanish for The Strobisto.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brian & Tanya

miami vice
Originally uploaded by SYeakle
I met Brian more then a decade ago, in a friend's room that smelled of cigarette smoke. We were probably listening to Pearl Jam. A lot has changed since then, most notably that Brian just got MARRIED! His beautiful bride Tanya took his hand on the beach in North Palm this summer to tie the knot. Their reception followed at Lost Tree, my new favorite wedding location in South Florida. It was absolutely beautiful. The photos are fun too! Enjoy a few here, and as always, tons more on

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Abigail & Peter.

cute shoes!
Originally uploaded by SYeakle
I had a truly lovely early morning engagement shoot this weekend with Abigail and Peter. They were so fun to shoot because Abigail seems to laugh at just about anything and everything. Her constant giggling and playful attitude kept the shoot fresh, fun, and easy breezy!
For sharing on Flickr, I tried something a bit different, and started the section with a "title photo" of sorts! Just playing with different ideas. Let me know what you think! :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I finally got my old d70s shutter repaired! And to celebrate I took these photos yesterday of the 10 things I did, and saw, that made me smile. :)

1.) LOTS of sunlight pouring in through my windows

2.) Finding a building as blue as the sky

3.) Getting my dad's old Nikonos in the mail

4.) Seeing the city skyline

5.) Not killing the plant I'm watching for a friend

6.) Taking free photobooth photos

7.) Seeing how other photographers shoot and what gear they use

8.) Public Transit

9.) Free drinks with friends (who doesn't smile when they hear FREE?) :)

10.) Japanese-style karaoke

Friday, July 9, 2010

Erin & JB

Jumping for Joy
Originally uploaded by SYeakle
Erin & JB tied the knot on Mt.Hood at the MOST LOVELY B&B I've ever been to. This carefree couple had a lovely outdoor ceremony/photos/first dance, and then everyone was happy to run inside a barn when the rain came to keep the party jumping! I've posted a few favorites on Flickr (& LOADS more on my Check 'em out! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Originally uploaded by SYeakle
My neighbor Laura is moving out (not to worry, she'll still only be a few blocks away!) so I wanted to take advantage of her big empty space! I do a lot of my own styling/hair/make-up, and had a really great time creating this look. Sometimes shoots with friends are easier, because I know they'll just do... well, pretty much anything. It would be neat to have clients come to me occasionally and just say "Here is a giant budget! Come up with something magical! Whatever you want!" Maybe this blog post will encourage it. ;)