little moments
& important people

capturing the

that make up the big picture of your life

wedding & lifestyle photography

new jersey | new york

unforgettable moments

HOW CAN YOU FORGET SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE?

Think about it.

Your wedding will be over faster than you can say “I do.” Then suddenly you’ll be pulled in a million different directions, and you won’t possibly be able to take it all in. Which is why...

You've been endlessly searching for the right photographer.

But so far, something just hasn't clicked.

The wedding photos you’ve seen on Instagram are bright white or saturated in too much color. And they feature odd angles, trendy filters, and cheesy poses. They’re basically the opposite of refined. So naturally, you’re nervous!

In a picture-perfect world, you’d have a wedding album full of unforgettable memories to look back on one day. But based on what you’ve seen so far, your album will be filled with pictures you’d rather forget.

That’s all about to change.

tasteful & timeless

HI! I'M MONIKA...

Your concern is one that hits so close to home.

You see, there is a dusty, old photo album that I’ve looked at hundreds of times. It's from my parents’ wedding more than 40 years ago. Every time I look at the images, I see a little piece of my history.

And when I lost my father, I realized how his memory would live on in those images. They became a perfect window into the past.

A window that I hope to give to you.

Having worked with over 200 happy couples, I've come to realize what couples, like you, truly want:

Candid photography that is tasteful and timeless.

UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

A tasteful and timeless window of the past
to share with your future.

That is why, on your wedding day, I’ll stay as true to the colors of the day as possible. I’ll focus on the composition and the surroundings you've chosen. And I’ll pay attention to the little things that are part of the bigger picture: the hug on the dance floor, the high five to your best friend, the kiss at the altar...

All while allowing you to remain in the moment - making memories with your friends and family.

Because, like my parents' wedding album, I want to give you unforgettable moments that form the history of your life.

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beyond thrilled

"Part of the magic of our day was Monika's ability to capture forever cherished moments. The look on my husband's face of me coming down the aisle, my mom watching me dance with my dad, our friends cutting a rug on the dance floor, our families gathered together— all of the things that we didn't get to witness on the day, but were beyond thrilled to see.” 

-Roksana

the entire experience

If I had to guess, you're probably excited about having pictures from this time of your lives. But you're also a little nervous. Maybe you don't think you're photogenic. Or the idea of posing for photographs is intimidating.

Listen, I understand!

I've been a photographer for over 10 years and most of my couples during that time have worried about looking awkward. (To be clear, I take our own family photos and even we feel awkward!)

But you're in a safe place.

Here are just a few of the ways we'll work together to ensure this entire experience is a comfortable one:

01/preparation

I like to begin by getting to know you as a couple.

We'll have multiple phone calls, Zooms or FaceTime sessions. However many calls and emails it takes to establish a bond, learn about your unique qualities as a couple, and answer any questions you may have. And because I believe in near-instant communication, you can expect me to return any calls or emails within a couple of hours.

02/photography

Photography will simply feel like a conversation.

By the time the wedding day arrives, we'll know each other so well, that the photography will simply feel like a conversation. Better yet, it will feel like I'm not even there. I'll simply guide you, help you find your flow, and assist with the little things like drying off the bouquet, carrying your veil, adjusting a bow. Whatever it takes to ensure you're comfortable, and we get the perfect shot.

03/production

Hand-edited memories and sneak peeks.

You shouldn't have to wait for days, weeks, or months! to see photographs from the best day of your life. That's why I'll take time to hand-edit your memories while at the same time to have sneak peeks in your inbox a mere 72-hours after your wedding.

In the end, you'll have beautiful memories of the entire experience, and photographs you'll want to return to time and time again.

And that is a beautiful thing!

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natural, candid

“Monika met with us via Skype and listened to exactly what we wanted. We weren't big fans of  "posing" and wanted more natural, candid pictures of our wedding. She did exactly that. We got an early preview of the pictures a few days after our event, and the final album pretty much right after. So many great pictures to remember our wedding.”

-Kenny

The Happiest Moments of Your Life

Do you ever look at a picture and think, "LOVE at first sight!"?

That happens to me on a regular basis. And those are the pictures I always aim to give you: Photographs of the happiest moments of your life.

Click below to see more happy memories from some of my recent shoots.

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we are so in love

“We are so in love with the photos that Monika captured and feel truly lucky to have worked with her. If you’re looking for someone that makes you feel comfortable on the big day with incredible photos that capture it all, that’s willing to run near and far to snap the best shot, Monika is your gal.” 

-Chelsea