Hello! I'm Monique.
I am a full time, work from home wife, mom, and photographer. I'm 30 years old, a graduate from the University of Oregon, mama to two littles (Parker 5 + Adeline 2), and wife to my forever best friend. I'm inspired by every day love stories, traveling to new places, stepping outside my comfort zone, and meeting new people. My love language is gift giving + acts of service, I'm a 2W3 on the enneagram, I am a coffee addict, red wine lover, and if I'm your wedding photographer, I WILL dance with you at least one time during your reception (albeit, not great dance moves). I'm living out my dream life, doing what I absolutely love, and doing it with as much humility and grace as possible. God has blessed me with a gift I hope to bless others with!
THINGS I LOVE
My family and faith, first and foremost
Being a mom + wife
Random acts of kindness
Tears of joy
Waking up early
Wedding Cake... definitely wedding cake.
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These are the good old days.
Frequntly Asked Questions
Do you travel?
Absolutely! About 50% of my jobs are out of state! I've gone every where from Alaska to Hawaii, Kansas to Nashville... My passport is ready, and so am I! In addition to traveling for weddings, I also travel for engagement shoots, anniversary shoots, elopements + more. Email me to get more information!
How many photos do you deliver?
Every shoot is different, but on average:
Engagement + Portrait 50+
Elopement or Small Micro Wedding 200+
How long will it take to get our photos?
I know waiting is hard! Trust me, I do! But as a work from home momma to two, plus a homeschool teacher and business owner, galleries take time. Every shoot and wedding will get sneak peeks THE NEXT DAY. Portrait shoots will receive 5-10 photos within 24 hours, and weddings will receive 20-25 sneaks the following day. Full galleries are as follows:
Portrait sessions: 3 weeks
Elopements: 6 weeks
Weddings: 10-12 weeks
What should we wear?
I always recommend earth tones: forest green, terrecota, cream, etc. You want to coordinate, but not necessarily match the other person(s) in your photos. Try to avoid cluttered patterns, but don't be nervous to add texture or accessories! I suggest two outfits for all portrait shoots (not family sessions). One that is slightly more romantic (I love lulus, free people, bohme, vici dolls for dresses or romantic options), and one look that's more carefree, authentic, and genuine to you!
I also have a pinterest board with ideas: https://pin.it/11SN4zo
Do you deliver every single photo you take / can we get the RAW files?
I do not. You're hiring me because of my work and my art, and delivering a product that's not finished isn't an honest representation of my brand. The truth is, you don't really want or need EVERY photo I take (eyes closed, out of focus, adjusting settings, etc). You're trusting me to do my job when I deliver the finished gallery. Every single image you receive is intentional, hand edited, and the highest resolution.