"Everyone comments on the great photography in my 2011 book, "Barefoot Running Step by Step," which was shot by Matthew. A couple of reasons why it looks so good (and the book has sold so well) is his creativity and his willingness to really get to know the subject matter and the venue. He goes beyond simply shooting the required photos — scoping out the scene for best backgrounds and times of day, always pushing for the best, perfect shot no matter how much extra work or extra gear it'll take him to get it."

-Roy Wallack, L.A. Times fitness columnist and co-author, Barefoot Running Step by Step




"Wedding planning is a complicated process – or so my wife tells me – but the easiest decision we made was to hire Matthew as our photographer. We knew Matthew from our professional lives; he was the best photojournalist at our newspapers. We knew about his work ethic, his eye for creative and nontraditional shots, and his ability to tell a story with a picture. Our wedding album is filled with pictures that perfectly captured the joy of our wedding; both the classic posed bridal party shots that aren’t awkward, and candid shots that capture how beautiful my wife looked and how happy I was to marry her. He worked hard for us, and it shows in the high quality of his work."

-Ian B. Murphy


“We worked with Matthew for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos.  For our engagement session my husband had some, shall we say, "offbeat" ideas and not only was Matthew willing to accommodate them, he was just as excited as we were!  He made us feel comfortable and we had an amazing and relaxing day shooting with him!  For our wedding photos we decided to shoot at a local farm.  Matthew did such an amazing job capturing all of our "must have" photos and ideas.  Not only that, but he implemented many of his own ideas for shots, some of which are now my favorite images!  We have received so many compliments on the photos he took.  The only complaint I have is that I have yet to print and frame photos from our wedding in October because we have sooooo many great images to choose from that I'm having trouble deciding which are my favorites!  I would definitely recommend Matthew if you are looking for a photojournalistic photographer to capture your wedding.” (or any other important even in your life!) 

- Jen & Brian

"We highly recommend Matthew Modoono Photography. Matthew is not only an exceptional photographer, but also an individual who is very passionate and professional. Coming from a large family I have been in my fair share of weddings and have interacted with many different types of photographers.  Matthew has an uncanny ability to capture the crucial moments, but does so in a very respectful manner. Our wedding party was quite large and Matt did an exceptional job communicating and efficiently coordinating our entire group. He was able to interact with the guests and has a keen ability to capture those perfect moments. Everyone commented on how easy he was to work with and how he was such a nice person. From our very first interaction to receiving the finished product, our interaction was nothing but positive. Matthew even surprised us with a few sneak peak pictures while we were on our honeymoon."

-Kate & Chris