Hello there and thanks for stopping by!
I'm Monica, a fine art wedding & lifestyle photographer and seeker of spontaneous, joyous moments, wrapped in romance and warm light. I'm a self-proclaimed old soul with a pesky knack for tearing up behind the camera. I'm passionate about crafting beautiful imagery that is emotional, organic, romantic, and timeless. To me, the best photographs are authentic and evocative of that moment in time.
When I'm not gasping for breath attempting to chase the last bits of sunset, you can usually find me at home with a sheet mask on with a bowl of Haagen Dasz rocky road ice cream, and falling asleep well before 10pm.
I am based in San Francisco, CA but I'll gladly travel anywhere in the world to celebrate you.
6 Reviews for Monica Lam Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
5 User photos
Debra Kuang · Getting married on 04/06/2022
Monica is Wonderful!
Monica is a wonderful photographer to work with! If you're looking for someone who is skilled, personable, and professional, I highly recommend working with Monica. My fiance and I have worked with Monica twice now on two sets of engagement photos and both sets of photos turned out beautiful! Monica does a great job capturing intimate moments while making you feel comfortable and confident. She listens to you and will give guidance as needed. We're so grateful that Monica helped us capture our special moments. We can't wait to work with her again. Thank you!Sent on 04/10/2020
Alison Lin · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Working with Monica was great at our SF University Club wedding reception!
Monica was the perfect photographer for our wedding reception at SF University Club. She's super friendly, positive, and easy to work with. She accommodated all my (insanely detailed) requests and kept us on schedule without any stress or hiccups on the day of. Our wedding guests all loved her and made a point to mention how great our photographer was! Monica was especially great during family portraits which usually can be a stressful point of the day - she was smiling the entire time and was very patient and flexible, even when we were trying to squeeze a million family members in one photo, with a bunch of babies and even our dog! She turned around our wedding photos much quicker than expected, went above and beyond in terms of number of photos, and even captured some awesome shots of our dog (who is not an easy model to work with!). The quality of her photos is amazing, we love her aesthetic! I cannot emphasize enough Monica's professionalism, work ethic, and positive attitude, and how important that is to have in your photographer on your big day!! We highly recommend her.Sent on 12/09/2019
Tory L · Getting married on 10/02/2020
Monica is a joy to work with!
I first contacted Monica to take photos for my civil marriage ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. She arrived early to my hotel and took some beautiful pictures of us getting ready before heading to city hall together. Even though my husband and I are pretty awkward, Moni made us feel very comfortable and naturally posed us along the beautiful backdrop of city hall. She was able to find many gorgeous spots inside and took her time finding the right moments to capture. My immediate family also loved her and couldn't stop commenting on how lovely and energetic she was to work with. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and I couldn't have asked for a more understanding and professional photographer to capture my big day.Sent on 01/09/2020