About Jude

Jude Mooney, photographer
photo by Paige Green

I am fortunate enough to be doing exactly what I love doing most, making beautiful photos. I am inspired by the light, mood, laughter and tears, honesty, motion, vintage ephemera, trees and textures.

I believe in making a starting plan but staying open to change. Be spontaneous and let accidents happen. Collaborate. The weather, location or your models may dictate how the shoot unfolds.

I consider myself an artist and a record keeper, documenting a unique time and place in life. Life changes quickly and kids grow up fast so take lots and lots of pictures along the way!

When I am not shooting or editing I am with my brilliant daughter making delicious food in the kitchen, or working in the garden.

I was educated at Urban High School in San Francisco, Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and I received my BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 1994. I have been shooting weddings and portraits in the Bay Area for over a decade, as well as showing my fine art in Bay Area galleries.