the experience

the details on the wedding experience, kind words from past couples & your FAQ's answered.

joyful, genuine, authentic

Your wedding day is the most beautiful day of your life.

You’ve planned all those beautiful details carefully over the course of months, maybe even years. And as excited as you are for all your wedding day dreams to come true, you’re even more excited, grateful and thankful to begin a life with your partner because that’s the core of it all: the genuine, joyful and authentic nature of your love.

That kind of love deserves to be captured for you both to look back on as the beginning of your forever. And that’s where I step in, to help you find the perfect way to document this once in a lifetime love.

Your Love Story should be

told, captured & celebrated

in a way that's true to your love.

the mj mendoza couple...

has an eye for modern & timeless elegance but are ready to hit the dance floor, cocktail in hand

the mj mendoza couple...

consider family traditions sacred and can't wait to create new ones of their own

the mj mendoza couple...

love their pets more than they like people

the mj mendoza couple...

aren't afraid to think outside the box to make their wedding day truly their own.

the mj mendoza couple...

dreams about sharing quiet moments together on their wedding day before hitting cocktail hour with friends

Kennedy, 2018 Bride

"We are completely blown away by the photos from our wedding day! ... Throughout the planning process she gave us tips and tricks which was totally lifesaving for a stressful bride-to-be. Through her photography she captured the essence and magic of our beautiful day. Our day was totally relaxed yet kept on schedule because of her."

"CAPTURED the essence and magic of our beautiful day."

Cameron, 2019 Bride

"Monica is extremely friendly, personable and make you feel more comfortable than you ever thought you could behind a camera! Our engagement photos were a dream without even trying. The lighting I swear to you she steals from god himself! Then came our wedding day and I cannot explain to you how smooth and amazing Monica made everything feel!"

"a dream without
even trying"

Omer, 2019 Groom

"From our very first meeting, Monica took the time to learn about us, our love story, and what matters to us. Our detailed conversations with Monica not only showed us how deeply and genuinely she cares about the couples she works with, but also made sure all of the little details that made our wedding uniquely ours were captured."

"always made us feel
like ourselves"

Sophia, 2019 Bride

"Having the perfect wedding photos was one of the top three things I wanted on my wedding day and Monica delivered. It was so natural and easy to be in front of the camera with Monica behind it. I was nervous about taking so many pictures, but it ended up being so easy and lovely. And the pictures were absolutely perfect. They were even better than I dreamed."

"even better than i dreamed."

Proposals begin at $400. Every proposal comes with a consultation call to plan out your proposal with surprise & delight.

PROPOSALS

Elopements & microweddings start at $1500.

Elopements

The average investment for MJMP Wedding Collections is $4200. Associate Wedding Collections also available.

Weddings

Engagement sessions start at $500 for a one hour session.

Engagements

The average investment for wedding collections with Monica is 4200.

The average investment for wedding collections with the team is 3400.

Investment:

Wedding Day Coverage
Second Photographer
Complimentary Engagement Session
High Resolution Digital Images
Online Gallery & Print Release
Heirloom Album

The Signature Collection

.It's the one thing you'll walk away from years after the wedding day has come and gone. 

These memories only get more valuable with every passing day, and I don't take that lightly. With years of wedding experience and a passion for documenting your most precious moments, I've created the wedding photography experience every love story deserves, where you can expect unscripted candid moments alongside dreamy romantic portraits of you and your love, that will make your heart swell for years to come. Custom collections can also be created based on individual couples' needs.



In order to best serve my clients & give them the attention, quality and creative experience they deserve, I take on a limited amount of weddings per year.

The Wedding Experience

You’re in love with the bright & colorful style, the romantic portraits and beautiful details. You’ve got a date and your venue. I’ve got the years of wedding experience and a calm and bubbly personality. You’re excited, I’m excited so let’s chat! We’ll discuss your wedding day dreams and how I can best serve you & your love.

step 01: get in touch

Let’s make it official by saying YES! After chatting with me and knowing we are a perfect fit together, I’ll send over information to make it officially official. After paying one retainer payment and one signed contract, your date is officially secured, and it’s a warm welcome to the MJMP family!

step 02: officially official

Let’s plan the most fun and romantic engagement session for you and your fiancé. I have a list of locations that are perfect for whatever vibe you’re dreaming of and we’ll have fun exploring new places, sharing laughs and enjoying the day. Your engagement portraits will be delivered just a few weeks after your session.

step 03: the engagement session

About 8 weeks before your wedding day, I’ll get with you to discuss your timeline. Give me the key details like your ceremony time, and I’ll take care of the rest for a wedding day timeline with enough time for your first look, all those beautiful portraits, and all the candid moments in between.

step 04: setting the stage

It’s your wedding day! The day goes by so quickly and my goal is not only to preserve those beautiful memories, but also to make sure you enjoy your wedding day. Soak in all the moments on your first day of forever while I capture the traditional must haves, the sweet candids and romantic portraits.

step 05: the best day

Relive your wedding day with sneak peeks, a blog post full of highlights of your wedding and then your FULL gallery of images! Once I have carefully hand edited your finished photos, I will place them inside my gallery portal and send you a direct link to your own photo gallery. From this gallery, you can download your images and order keepsake prints of your favorite portraits.

step 06: relive your wedding day

After crafting a beautiful & incredible day celebrating your love, your photos deserve a classy and elegant home to stand the test of time. Most MJMP collections include a luxury heirloom album and we'll work together to create a custom design to showcase the story of your wedding day for you and your loved ones to enjoy for years to come.

step 07: your first heirloom

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the wedding experience

I take on only 15-20 weddings per year in order to give my couples the quality & attention they deserve on their wedding day. Your wedding is officially booked with the payment of the $1000 non refundable retainer fee and the signed contract.

01. HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU ACCEPT PER YEAR AND HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE?

I do! A second photographer is included in all MJMP wedding collections because with them, it's like I can be in two places at once. The different angles and views that my second photographer gets only enhances the moments of the day, also resulting in a bigger and fuller wedding gallery!

02. DO YOU INCLUDE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER IN ALL YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

My photography is bright & colorful, film inspired, and importantly: classic & timeless. Your photos will stand the test of time, looking ever so classic and never dated with current editing trends. My shooting style is a mix of documentary, editorial and candid. After years of photographing weddings, I know when to be discreet to let the moments unfold naturally and when to step in so I can create a clean background free of clutter, positioning you to your most flattering angles and being hands on with posing to make a camera shy partner feel more comfortable and confident.

03. WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY & SHOOTING STYLE?

Short answer: YES! Longer answer: Still yes! I love traveling and have photographed several destination weddings. Please contact me for a quote for your destination wedding. Bonus if your destination wedding is in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and fab US destinations!

04. I'M PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING, WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR IT?

I don't offer any videography. I've found that I would rather be excellent at my craft than stretch myself thin and not be my best at both. If you decide that I'm the photographer for you and you'd love a videographer, I'm always happy to recommend several videographers who are insanely talented and whose work I absolutely admire.

05. DO YOU ALSO DO VIDEOGRAPHY? IF NOT, CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY?

After photographing dozens of weddings and attending a few venue walk thorughs, I've found that it is no “guaranteed” benefit due to the changing weather conditions between the walk through date and the day of. My years of experience in all conditions and types of venues give me the knowledge and confidence to capture your day in the most amazing way, whether I have spent time on the property previously or not. However, since I know that some couples would love their photographer's input during walk throughs, I do offer venue walk throughs and rehearsal coverage as an a la carte add on to your wedding collection.

06. WILL YOU ATTEND OUR VENUE WALK THROUGH OR REHEARSAL?

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