Monica was such a pleasure to work with! She made our whole family feel at ease and we are so happy with our family photos! They will be treasured for years thanks to Monica!
I’ve been playing with cameras since I was a child. I used to steal my parent’s camera and use entire rolls of film to photograph my stuffed animals. My parents weren’t thrilled then – but looking back at it now – this explains where my lifelong obsession began. I’ve owned cameras since I was little, but it wasn’t until high school that I really started exploring endless photographic possibilities that surround our world.
My passion for the field expanded while studying at Northern Arizona University – where I obtained a Bachelor’s in Photography and Visual Communication, accompanied by a Master’s in Career and Technical Education. I am a strong advocate for alternative education and lifelong learning. Now, I lecture part-time in the Photography and Visual Communication Departments at NAU. Go Lumberjacks!
My little family and I live in Flagstaff, but I travel all around the state of Arizona for photography. When I’m not out chasing the Arizona sunsets with my amazing clients – you can find me hiking in the forest with my dogs, camping with my husband, helping students in the field, or working in my cozy home office.
I love the visual arts because I feel the creative process centers me. The act of looking through the viewfinder allows me to be totally connected with what I see. The experience of really noticing the world around me is the greatest inspiration of all. I truly love my line of work and welcome any opportunity to create meaningful images.