Hello there!

My name is Jonathan Moore. I am the founder of Palisades Photographer. Thank you for stopping by!

My Story

I started my career as a Getty Images intern in 2008 with a focus on sports photography, which ultimately allowed me to craft a reputation as a multi-faceted freelancer – covering baseball, football, the Winter X-games, USC rowing, tennis and motorsport.

My Getty Images experience sharpened my eye in composition, light and timing. The technical challenges were amazing, but as time passed, the nature of covering editorial sports became a bit too systematic. Another touchdown, another home run, another victory lane… I was just one of a gang of photographers trying to get the same image. I felt as though my work was becoming a commodity.

Then it hit me. How can I be truly passionate about my work when I don’t have a personal connection with the people that I am covering? As a sports photographer, my subjects were always at arms-length – leaving me without the ability to truly relate to what they were feeling.

At that moment I knew I wanted to work one-on-one with my subjects, so in 2012 I launched a wedding photography business and simply called it Jonathan Moore Photography. Since then I have photographed more than 50 weddings in California and abroad.

About Palisades


In the beginning of 2018, I broadened the scope and launched Palisades Photographer. In addition to sports, weddings, elopements and engagements, I now offer coverage for corporate events, mitzvahs and lifestyle portraits. I started Palisades Photographer with the sole intent of making solid, compelling images and providing excellent customer service for my clients.

2018 brings a rededication to my craft. I am very excited to use my unique journalistic perspective and skills to work side by side to visually narrate your story!

It would be an honor to hear from you!


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