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Emily Thompson · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Everything I hoped for in a wedding photographer!
Hiring Monica was probably the best decision I made for my wedding! Her photos are incredible and I am constantly getting compliments on my engagement and wedding photos! From the first time I contacted her, Monica has felt like a friend- super kind, responsive and professional. She's a great communicator and really listens to your vision and makes it happen! My wedding day was quite stressful and overwhelming and she really stepped up to the plate by taking initiative in rallying the wedding party and getting every photo I asked for! My husband and I are awkward in front of the camera but Monica made us feel relaxed and made us look like naturals in the photos! I love candid photos and she really captured what I hoped for! I really am so thankful I have found my forever photographer- we'll definitely use her in the future for kids and holidays!Sent on 05/05/2019
Heather L Pavik · Getting married on 04/04/2020
Look No Further
As an overwhelmed bride planning a wedding by herself I turned to the great resource of Facebook for suggestion. I posted that I was looking for an experienced, fun photographer that has a keen eye for candid moments. I got over a dozen replies with Monica Kirkland of Moments by Monica tagged. She exceeded all of those expectations.Sent on 05/10/2019
I went to her website and saw a picture of a one of the bridal party's fathers chugging from a bottle of Fireball with a genuine look of terror on his face. I was sold right then. I had an initial meeting with Monica, and I was so impressed with her knowledge as well as her fun-loving, kind, charismatic demeanor. Her packages are very reasonably priced, and included the engagement session.
We had an engagement session with our psycho dog. Monica not only rolled with having on hand on the camera and one on the leash, but also got the only photo of our dog in existence where he doesn't look miserable. She stayed in constant contact throughout the few month before the wedding, and was a resource for any question I had (photo related or not!).
My entire wedding party was impressed with her efficiency with the formal photos, and all of the shots turned out amazingly. She would make sure my lipstick was in check, and that I had no stray hairs. At the reception she caught every amazing moment (including my brother removing his shirt and nearly his belt), but did not interfere with any of the proceedings.
The photos were the most important part of the day for me because they are all I have left to remember the day. Monica captured the day beautifully and I will 100 percent be hiring her in the future. Thanks again Monica!
Taylor Burns · Married on 06/01/2019
Best photographer ever
Monica was hands down the best photographer I could’ve picked for my wedding! She is so great and super personable! My family loved her and we would highly recommend her! She finalized my wedding photos very quickly and they are AMAZING!! I cannot wait to have another life event so we can do it all over again!Sent on 06/20/2019
Georgia · Married on 03/28/2019
Amazing and Professional
Monica was amazing. She was very patient with my chaotic family. She was also able to get amazing photos in the little time we had her booked. She's also very great at keeping you up to date on the things she is doing for you. Very professional. Very kind.Sent on 04/11/2019
Brandi · Married on 11/17/2018
Incredible Experience and Photos
I absolutely loved my experience with Monica. She was not only super sweet and personable, but she was also very knowledgeable and professional. I actually felt like I had already known her by the time we got to wedding day - even though we hadn't met in person yet. We received our first look/wedding/ and reception photos just over 4 weeks after our wedding day - which was exactly perfect! I even loved how Monica would post some photos on Instagram and Facebook leading up to the big reveal of our gallery. Absolutely check out her work and I would 100% recommend her for not only your wedding photos, but any sort of special event you want to capture the moment. My absolute favorite thing about the photos she took was her skill to capture each moment - not on mine and my husbands, but the guests. It's truly magical getting to see all the little details you, personally, end up missing while the craziness of your wedding is going on.Sent on 12/21/2018
Tori · Married on 11/10/2018
Monica is amazing. I booked her to shoot my wedding in November 2018 and we just did our engagement shoot on Weds. 1/4. She was really good about communication and was right on time for the shoot. We were worried the photos might come out looking awkward, forced, or strange because it was freeeezing that day, but the photos are gorgeous- way better than I expected. And you can't tell that we were shivering & couldn't feel our fingers the whole time. Not to mention she sent me my album of edited photos TWO DAYS after the shoot. I couldn't have asked for more, and I'm so excited to have Monica shoot my wedding later this year!Sent on 01/07/2018
Kim · Married on 11/10/2018
Best choice of the wedding
Favorite choice of the weddingSent on 02/10/2019
Deanna L Hold · Married on 11/03/2018
She's amazing! Hire her!
Monica was amazing! She was there for every moment, and captured everything so beautifully. I'd recommend her a 100x over. I can't stop looking at our pictures!Sent on 12/06/2018
Katherine Nelson · Married on 10/20/2018
A phenomenal photographer!
My husband and I have said repeatedly that other than marrying each other, hiring Monica was the best decision we made about our wedding. She's so flexible, professional, and talented with a knack for producing natural and beautiful looking photographs. She truly went above and beyond at our wedding. We could have gotten married in a McDonald's drive through, and she would have found a way to make the moment look intimate and special. Thank you, Monica!Sent on 11/07/2018
Rashmi · Married on 10/19/2018
She is a Magician !!!
Monica is super talented and went beyond our expectations with the wedding pictures !!! We were so happy when we saw the final cut !! Not only is she a great photographer but she is very helpful !! She helped with my shoes and dress .. anonymous bridesmaid :)Sent on 11/13/2018
She is super fun to work with and very professional !! She makes you comfortable and honestly makes the pictures look every penny worth !!!
Caitlin · Married on 10/06/2018
Captured Our Day Perfectly!
Monica took such beautiful photographs and edited them quickly. She only had an hour and a half and took so many gorgeous pictures that we will treasure forever. She is so talented and I would recommend her to anyone. I already know I want to book her when I have kids!Sent on 12/27/2018
Jennifer · Married on 09/22/2018
We loved working with Monica! She listed to what we were looking for in our photos and totally delivered! She is so talented and her work is beautiful! I would absolutely recommend her!Sent on 07/24/2018
Carolyn · Married on 09/15/2018
Engagement and wedding review
Where can I begin? From the moment I met Monica for our engagement photo consultation, I admired her professionalism, humorous and personable character. Equally important, we fell in love with her work! I had to have her fly out to Washington, DC to capture our wedding as well! I feel as though we truly connected throughout the year and it is as though a close friend has been the one making us laugh and taking these pictures. She captures the most genuine and beautiful pictures that truly make us relive that moment again and again. That is something that is so priceless. I would definitely be making her my lifelong photographer!Sent on 10/16/2018
Ricardo · Married on 08/12/2018
My Fiance and I really wanted engagements photos for a long time so when it came time to take our engagement pictures we were so excited! My fiance choose Monica because he was familiar with her wonderful work and we were not disappointed. Monica was professional and choose a beautiful location in Atlanta. She also guided us on what we were to wear which was really helpful in the process of planning for the shoot. Monica also made the shoot fun through her charming personality which kept the process enjoyable. She gave us our pictures in a timely manner and I literally jumped for joy when she sent us the email with our beautiful pictures. Working with Monica was fantastic from start to finish and would definitely recommend to anyone in the Atlanta and surrounding area.Sent on 07/25/2018
Elinor · Married on 07/12/2018
I don't even know where to begin about Monica. First off every photographer should be like her. I like many of you just went looking for a photographer in my area and her name popped up. It was a risk but it was so worth it. From the minute I set up phone calls with her it was like we were best friends talking about my wedding. She made it so easy to work with her and she was so flexible. Second, the pictures she took were literally breathtaking! Third, I found my forever photographer. I am not using anyone else ever again because I don't know anyone that could take pictures as well as her. Last, the pictures she takes are so real. The editing is so real. I have nothing bad at all to say about Monica. She was even so perfect on the wedding day making me feel so relaxed.Sent on 08/07/2018
Thank you Monica!!!!!
Lauren · Married on 07/07/2018
I cant sing Monica's praises enough! Not only were my photos stunning, I also had a blast! My fiance and I used Monica for our engagement shoot and the results speak for themselves (see attached). She was extremely responsive, and got back via email, phone, text within minutes. I went to the photo shoot a little nervous, since I have never done one before and Monica made it fun and put me at ease. She was very open to all my ideas, and went above and beyond to travel to the site I chose and accommodate my schedule. You can see her passion and vigor for her profession, which gave me a lot of confidence and reassurance. I cant wait for her to be capturing my wedding in July!!Sent on 01/10/2018
Krystal · Married on 06/23/2018
You won’t regret hiring Monica as your photographer. She is unbelievable! Not only is her work stunning, so is her personality! Monica was able to direct everyone assertively yet politely to get all the pictures we needed/wanted for our wedding. She really feels like a part of your own family; like you’ve know her for years. Monica is worth every penny and then some for the beautiful pictures she captures. My husband and I are so thankful that we hired Monica for our special day.Sent on 07/25/2018
Marina · Married on 06/09/2018
If you want beautiful and effortless wedding photos, use Monica as your photographer! After browsing through nearly every photographer in the Atlanta area, I came across Monica who is extremely well priced for her outstanding quality of work! Monica met with me over coffee so we could get to know each other a little before the wedding, helping us both to be on the same page for the vision of my big day. She even came to my venue to take test shots before the wedding, which helped me find the perfect spot for our ceremony! This is just one of many small ways she went above and beyond what is expected. She is so friendly and personable, and her passion for what she does shines through her work.Sent on 06/18/2018
My husband hates having his photo taken, and he even said he loved working with Monica! She puts you at ease and works QUICKLY... so perfect for your big day! She took so many amazing pictures of my husband and I in just 20 minutes after our ceremony, leaving us plenty of time to enjoy our reception and mingle with our guests! Make sure to prioritize a great photographer like Monica for your wedding, so you can look back on beautiful memories of your wedding! I am so grateful I did!
Ashley · Married on 06/02/2018
Finding a photographer for a wedding in 6 months is hard, especially when you want someone that is amazing and genuine. We won the jackpot when Monica said she could do it. From the first email, to the engagement photos, the phone calls, texts, and then the wedding day, Monica was genuine and professional, and although we had just met, it seemed as if she had always been a good friend. She was warm and welcoming to all my family and friends. In fact, they cannot stop talking about her! There was a moment at the wedding when Monica snapped an amazing shot of the fireworks while running backwards and dogging a rouge firework (whoops, still sorry about that). I would recommend anyone wanting photos that actually capture the moment, to use Monica. It was truly a blessing get to know her and have her be a cruital part of our special day.Sent on 06/14/2018
Tracy · Married on 05/19/2018
I cannot say enough good things about Monica. From the moment we first talked, I knew she was someone that I'd enjoy working with. Her fun and lighthearted personality combined with her eye for a great photo made for an amazing outcome. Monica is an excellent communicator and was flexible with the travel requests. She exceeded my expections on all levels. On my wedding day, it was pouring rain and she helped coordinate and reconfigure the schedule. She went over and above her role and I am beyond grateful for her help. Then, two days after the wedding, she casually mentioned she was finished with our photos! Our minds were blown. We received hundreds of photos and they are all beautiful. So breathtaking that we are still having a difficult time deciding our favorites. Hiring monica was the best decision we made. I am so happy with the results that I will definitely be making the 3 hour drive to Georgia whenever I need photos taken again.Sent on 05/30/2018
Sarah · Married on 05/05/2018
I wish we could rate Monica 10 stars!! She is absolutely amazing! We had her do both our engagement and wedding photography and couldn't be happier. She is such a positive and happy person which really helped keep us sane during all of the chaos. Monica really does have an eye for those special "Moments" and the ability to capture the especially heart warming or hilarious parts of our wedding that I would have completely missed out on otherwise. You could see her face light up with a smile every time she got something truly epic and I loved when she would sneak over and show me her latest masterpiece.Sent on 05/24/2018
We can't thank you enough Monica! Hope to do a puppy session once everything from the wedding calms down! Thanks again!
Angela · Married on 03/29/2018
Monica was amazing! She responded very quickly to all of the questions I had. She is very easy going and flexible. My husband and I eloped in March 2018 and wanted to have an elopement/marriage announcement photo session. We had our photo session with Monica in April 2018 and it was so much fun! As she was walking to meet us in Winn Park, she had already spotted a few great locations in the area for the photo session. I could tell she really enjoys doing photo shoots and her energy helped us feel relaxed as she was taking our pictures. By the end of the day, she had already created a sneak peak of our photos! She also finished edited the rest of our pictures much more quickly than expected! I was in awe of how beautiful our pictures turned out. I loved how Monica was able to capture such natural moments in our session. Her photographs did a great job of showing how happy we are together! She has such an amazing eye, talent and passion for photography. It was such a great experience with her. I am so happy to have her as our photographer. We look forward to our next session with her for the holidays!Sent on 05/05/2018
Dakota · Married on 03/10/2018
I had an awesome experience with Monica!
MONICA IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST, plain & simple. She’s so laidback, easy going, & has a great personality! She created the most beautiful shots of my dream day.Sent on 12/26/2018
Katia · Married on 01/13/2018
Monica has taken several of our family pictures over the past couple of years and we love working with her. She has always been great about picking locations, getting the kids excited, and the pictures always turn out to absolutely amazing. So of course it was natural for us to fly Monica to NYC to do our engagement session (she was also there to capture the actual engagement)… of course those turned out to be amazing photos that we will cherish forever. We’ve also went ahead and booked Monica for our wedding which will be in January 2018 in the Dominican Republic . If you are looking for a photographer, I highly recommend Monica. Not only does she have all of the qualities above, but she brings a lot of value to the table. I’ve paid a lot more for photographers in the past that never delivered what Monica has been able to (which is exactly why we use her again and again). Thank you so much Monica! We will see you at the wedding soon!Sent on 10/04/2017
Kendra · Married on 11/29/2017
When starting the search for local photographers I looked over a handful of galleries and was confident in my decision to go with Moments by Monica, due to her uniquely present photos. Where other galleries offered typical shots with perfect postures and poses, Monica's gallery was full of life and laughter. When it was time for our first shoot we were nervous and uncertain of what to expect, but the second we meet Monica she offered us a quick breakdown of what to expect and her vision. Her patience and perspective was priceless! The photos are beautiful and natural and even more, the experience we had was memorable. Monica will have our business for life!Sent on 11/19/2017