Hi there! I'm Monique, a Southern California native. I currently reside in Orange County, CA. I can pretty much be summed up in just a few words: simple, nature, puppies, ice cream, photography.

I have 3 rescued furbabies. Moby is a Chihuahua/Poodle mix I adopted from a shelter more than 3 years ago. Chewy & Daisy are both Maltese I rescued from a family who could no longer have them due to their children's allergies. These fluffballs are my everything.

In my spare time, when I'm not busy chasing birds, I work as a volunteer photographer with Bichon Rescue of Orange County, taking beautiful portraits of senior pups to help them find fur-ever homes. 

 Left to Right: Chewy & Daisy (Maltese), Moby (Chihuahua Poodle Mix)

Left to Right: Chewy & Daisy (Maltese), Moby (Chihuahua Poodle Mix)

But most of all - being a right-brained, creative, and spirited photographer - I aim to capture and tell stories of life's happy little moments. Having a background in wildlife  &  landscape  photography, I love to bring my passion for nature into my portrait work. If you are just looking for a photographer to take pictures of you posing, looking straight at the camera, and smiling, I'm probably not what you're looking for. I believe the greatest moments in life are best captured candidly. Let's create many more happy and beautiful memories together! Tell me your story!

I take pride in providing top photographic quality and sharpness. Being a Canon shooter, I only use Canon's highest quality camera bodies and glass. Here's a glimpse into my gear bag:

I also share my talent and passion for photography through my vibrant images of wildlife and landscape presented on fine art quality prints offered via my online shop at My work has been displayed throughout Southern California - Orange County Arts Fair, Temecula Arts Fair, Temecula City Hall, Grace Mellman Library, Mission Viejo Library, corporate offices and personal homes all over the country. Swing on by, view my latest work, and who knows, you might love it so much that you'll want to purchase a print or two to decorate your walls!