The girl behind the lens...
Hi friends! I'm Monique. I am a full time, work from home wife, mom, boss, 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 my best life, 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, first and foremost
Being a mom + wife
Random acts of kindness
Crying from joy or laughter
Waking up early
Wedding Cake... definitely wedding cake.
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!
Do you use a second shooter?
YES! 2 years ago, I hired a nanny to play with my son so I could edit from home. After struggling to find the perfect fit in a second shooter, I trained her exclusively in all aspects of my business, for over a year, and now she is my right hand gal! She travels with me, and is my second shooter for most weddings (she is still in college, so if ever she's unable to come with me, I use a photographer I've previously mentored!). You will love her, just as much as I do!
Why only couples?
“It’s better to do one thing well than ten things poorly.” - H. Hart
Simply put, love inspires me most. Connection between two people leaves me on the highest high. I want to give 100% of me to my clients, and if I were to take on every photography job that came my way, I would be stretched too thin to be successful at any single thing.
"I hope this is a decent time. I was up until 1am looking at the photos. I kept telling Nate how much I wanted to text you and tell you how in love I am with them, but he reminded me you're a mom of 2 and sleep is important, so I refrained. But HOLY ****. I know everyone says "I have no words" but I actually don't I feel like your photos are a work of art . . . You have an incredible talent, girl. I'm dying. Call the love ambulance. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"
01. Corinna + Nate
"I am so grateful that you were our photographer! Obviously you are super amazing and have been published in magazines . . . but you did our little wedding in the middle of no where and never made it seem not good enough for you. I love that you are in it because you truly love it and love making people happy with your photos . . . it's so clear that you are so authentic and not in it for the money or fame and that is so awesome to us because it's so easy to get caught up in that stuff. Long story short, thank you for accepting us as clients and making our experience the best ever and giving us photos that will amaze for a lifetime!"
02. Catlin + Trent
"Monique was the best decision I made for our wedding (besides my husband of course!). When I started planning I knew that photography was very important to me. I wanted someone who I could trust, who had a style I liked, and who I liked and felt comfortable around on a personal level. I found all of that and more with Monique. She was my wedding guru, personal stylist, hype girl, friend, AND photographer all in one . . . Her personality is so bubble and fun that you can't help but have a good time! My husband hates having his photo taken, but even he wasn't immune to Monique's charm - he was relaxed and having a great time. Monique is the best hype girl you will ever have and will make you feel so good the entire time you are taking photos . . . I could not have a picked a better photographer - I am seriously SO thankful to have been able to have Monique at my wedding!"
03. Austin + Danielle
"Monique! Oh my goodness, these are simply AMAZING!I cannot even handle it . . . We are so happy we chose you and it just felt right. We are seriously the luckiest. Thank you so much, you are so talented and have such a beautiful soul. I'm so excited we found each other. I cannot get over these. Unreal. I'm bragging about you to everyone who will listen!"
04. Kyle + Jessica
"Monique! Where do we even begin?! You are absolutely amazing! We were so lucky to have you as our wedding photographer. You were one of the best decisions we made. Seriously. You have such a special gift. I never thought Id hear Stephen say 'that was so fun!' when taking photos. That's how good you are! You made us feel so comfortable during our sessions. It was easy to be ourselves and we had so much fun! You were able to catch the real us us with real emotions. You gave us an experience, plus, the most amazing photos ever! We can't thank you enough for that. We can't wait to print and put up all our pictures!"
05. Stephen + Emily
"We just sat here for 30 min in awe of your photos. I honestly can't express in words how amazing these are. I cried! They are absolutely perfect in every single way!! The day I got engaged I knew I wanted you to be our photographer. I'll be honest... it was because I fell in love with your photos on instagram. I had no idea I would be working with such a beautiful soul who would make me feel so beautiful and be able to bring out the best of Matt and I in photos. You are such an amazing woman and I'm so honored to call you a friend ... We will forever be grateful for your amazing talent and friendship. Us, our family, and our friends will treasure these photos for a lifetime!"