Moriah of MoHo Photo describes herself as a wedding photographer for fun-loving, adventurous couples – and that vibe shines through in all of her work. Whenever her name pops up on my feed I feel a smile come over my face and get inspired. (Remember that fun arcade date engagement shoot?!) Learn more about Moriah below!
How did you get into wedding photography?
I grew up loving photography – I was that person in high school who dug out the unused dark room in the school to teach myself how to shoot and roll film.
My first experience with wedding photography was when my sister got married, and she asked if I could take portraits of her and her new husband during the wedding (while also being in the wedding party as maid of honor – wild times!).
It was that experience that established my love of couples portraits during a wedding day – it’s such a beautiful combination of capturing people I care about, finding their unique connection to highlight and photograph, all while getting really creative in the process. After that I was totally hooked and knew this is what I had to do for a living.
How would you describe your photography style?
In three words: fun, candid, joyful. I love finding the balance between capturing my couples as they are and inspiring them to be their best selves in front of my camera….And I always make sure we have fun in the process.
What inspires your work?
My couples! It’s kinda like taking a trip to your favorite place, but it’s new every time with each person I work with. Getting to know their true selves and the connection they have with each other is at the core of how I document my people.
Any special tips for couples for choosing / working with a wedding photographer or about wedding photos in general?
Make sure you have amazing chemistry with your photographer! Not only will they be one of the only people with you the entire day (other than your new partner of course), but the level of comfort you have with your photographer will help you feel relaxed and natural, which will make your images shine.
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
I love the quiet in-between moments, when no one is really watching and the couple is totally immersed in what’s happening around and between them. Those moments I photograph are always the most powerful images from a wedding day.
What’s your favorite thing to do in VT? / Local spot to visit? Etc.
I’m totally spoiled by the beer scene in Vermont. I love spending a lazy weekend exploring local towns and finding new breweries and food spots. My current favorites are Four Quarters in Winooski and Hill Farmstead in Greensboro. If you book me for a session down by the waterfront in Burlington there’s a good chance we’ll be stopping at Foam during the session.
If you weren’t a wedding photographer what would you do?
I actually worked as a Business/Quality Analyst in the IT world for manyyyyy years before going full time with photography. I sometimes miss the logical structure of IT, but I’m so much happier focusing that energy on my creative business. I also have a dream when I ‘retire’ from weddings of owning an alpaca farm in the Northeast Kingdom and helping rescue animals there.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I love to travel! I’ve spent a lot of time in Mexico and Namibia working with local communities, and I’m always looking for ways to travel more consciously and intentionally. My bucket list spots are Mongolia and Patagonia for extended stays!
What’s a song that always gets you on the dance floor?
Anything by Taylor Swift, but I’m a huge sucker for live bands and anything they play with high energy.