Capturing Memories

Above all, we value the human connection. Let us tell the story of your union so you can enjoy it worry free. We’ll give you some guidance on finding the most amazing lighting or scenery and let things unfold organically. ​All you have to do is enjoy your friends and families and be yourselves. These magical moments will be captured naturally and stunningly. That’s all it takes.​

Matthew Hooker


Husband, father, photographer, musician, filmmaker, and soldier. I’m definitely the goofy one in the group with enthusiasm leaking from my ears. That’s one of the reasons my better half is involved. She does a great job bringing me back to earth so I can get things done.

Ariel Hooker


Wife, rock-star-mother, teacher, best friend, inspiration, and executive of our lives. I love being a mom, babies are my favorite, and I try to keep everyone firmly planted in reality. A family of artists is a lot of work. 😉

Our Story

It's hard to remember what it was like to be without a life partner anymore. Ariel and I have been together since high school. We've grown up together, matured (somewhat) together, moved around the world together, and made a family together.

Very few of the details of our wedding day are clear 12 years later, but I'll never forget the barely contained excitement I felt when we drove off as husband and wife for the first time. We got married in college without much money, so hiring a photographer didn't seem possible with our budget. It was stressful knowing that we would likely have nothing to document those intrinsic moments --captured in a way that would help remind us of that barely contained enthusiasm for each other. 

We created Intrinsic Moment Pictures to provide you with an experience on your wedding day that will put you at ease, knowing you have a compassionate and enthusiastic photographer to create emotional, genuine, meaningful images for you.

​ The last 16 years have been an absolute adventure with so much more to look forward to. Even so, we still remember the emotions of our wedding day like it was yesterday thanks to our photographer. 

Photo Credit: Jessica Williamson @photographywithjessica

Photo Credit: Alex Norris @chuckbonit_

Photo Credit: Jessica Williamson @photographywithjessica

The Reviews Are In

The Reviews Are In

Cory H.

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"Matthew was absolutely amazing! We had a blast while he photographed our wedding. I highly recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a photographer.
The photos were 🔥!!"

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