Did we just become best friends?!
It's just as important to click with people as it is to click the camera.
When our clients hire us, they are hiring us to capture images that tell a story of who they are, not just what they look like. From pinning your Grandmother's handkerchief onto your dress, to putting on your something blue, we are there to make sure not one moment is missed. We love decor, dresses, and all the details, but we really love the smiles, the laughs, and the cries (even the ugly ones) that come with them.
Our goal is to connect with our clients and provide them with an authentic, gratifying experience that doesn't feel like a "portrait session" at all. In fact, many of our clients tell us they feel like they've known us forever, and with all the laughing and chatting, it didn't even feel like a photoshoot was happening.
For us, photography is a priceless tool used to freeze timeless moments in a natural, lifestyle-like approach.
Hi! My name is Iris, like the flower, not the eye :-) I'm a portrait photographer living in paradise, AKA Key West, Florida. I love to light, laughing, color and cotton candy skies. Oh, and I'm obsessed with anything that's an animal.
I wake up everyday with a heart and soul full of gratitude for living this surreal life in the southernmost city of the Continental U.S. with my two fur babies - Butters and Biscuit.
Arlette is Iris's right hand, not only in the business, but in life. Born and raised in Key West, Arlette has a love and understanding for the island unlike anyone you'll meet. Arlette works almost every wedding with Iris to ensure the day goes by without a worry. From second shooting to assisting, to the occasional lead shooter to cover for Iris, Arlette's role is invaluable to the team.
Nicknamed "The Ninja", Arlette specializes in candid, documentary style coverage of our groomsmen. She makes those "I don't like picture" grooms into "Hey, that was actually kinda fun". When she's not working with Iris, she's geeking out on NFTs and Twitter!
the dream team
Chelsea is usually the first person you talk to when reaching out to Iris Moore Photography. From contracts to vendor referrals, Chelsea is your girl.
Using my creativity, love for storytelling and obsession with mother nature, I started a photography business, specializing in capturing FUN, LOVE & HAPPY - three of my favorite things!
I'm beyond appreciative of every opportunity I get to meet and photograph people from all over the world. For me, taking photos isn't just about showing others what they can already see; it's about finding and highlighting all the natural beauty and happiness behind beautiful human interaction. All of which is often overlooked or taken for granted.
My style of photography is different in that I prefer to capture my subjects with a natural, lifestyle-like approach. While we do direct and make sure there are no awkward hands or double chins (I see you bad angles), my images are meant to tell you a story of who you are, not just what you look like.
I'm excited to chat more with you about what you're looking for in a wedding photographer, and to see if we would be a perfect fit!
If Iris and Arlette are not available to shoot your portrait session, we have multiple associate photographers in town that work with us. They are ALL Iris Moore Photo approved for level of amazingness and most importantly, FUN. Iris of course does her amazing magic on the edit side, and it's a perfect combo for when she's not available! She also offers a 10% discounted rate on all packages that her associates shoot, but with the same guaranteed beautiful work you see on her website and Instagram.
There just aren't enough hours in the day but when there are, sunsets, sandbars and dinner dates are just a few of my favs.
my happy place!
Less is more when you're living on an island.
When I'm not working, I do a lot of Netflix binge watching and photo shoots with my ridiculously good looking sons, Sir Biscuit and Mr. Butters and their three other Cavalier cousins #crazydogmom.
My Favorite Things
Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.
Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.
my guilty pleasure
Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical.
MY SISTER, GRANDMOTHER AND I ARE ALL NAMED AFTER FLOWERS.
I’M A 90S BABY WHO LOVES 90S SNACK FOOD (I KNOW, GROSS).
ALTHOUGH I WAS NOT RAISED IN KEY WEST, MY DAD AND MY GRANDMOTHER WERE BOTH BORN AND RAISED ON THE ISLAND. MAKING ME AN HONORARY THIRD GENERATION “CONCH”.
“Picking a photographer for a destination wedding can be pretty scary, but after looking at her work on social media and her website, I knew she was definitely the best choice! She made everyone feel very comfortable and gave great direction. For someone like me who doesn’t do professional photos, it was such a relief that she listened to my ideas and presented her own ideas without putting pressure on me to decide everything. Iris is extremely talented!!!”