Thank you so much for booking Monique Dao Photography! I am ecstatic that you've chosen me to document your love story and create photographs that last a lifetime. This is your personalized Welcome Client Space that contains all the fun details pertaining to your booking. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at anytime you have questions about anything, or just want to say "Hey!"

The Meadowlark Collection // 2900

Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage
2 photographers
Beautifully edited digital images
Personalized online gallery
Digital prints delivered in a custom USB
Wedding day timeline review


Rate Breakdown
Amount: $2,900 // Retainer 50%: $1,450 // Remaining: $1,450

Retainer Payment
There is a 50% non-refundable retainer to book and secure the wedding date. The remaining balance is paid according to contract terms.

How to Pay
You can transfer payment(s) via Chase QuickPay, Venmo, Zelle to

Wedding Photography Invoice
The Retainer Payment is due now to secure the wedding date. The Remaining balance is due up to 30 days before the wedding.

Wedding Photography Contract
Please review and sign at your earliest convenience.

Bride & Groom Questionnaire
Please complete 2-3 weeks before wedding date.


Your Wedding Collection offers a *complimentary* Engagement Session, including 30-40 minutes and up to 40 high resolution digital images, delivered in a personalized online gallery. The Retainer Payment confirms the session date. Session will be done in an Orange County location to avoid travel fees. Most ideal time is about an hour before sunset. Turnaround time is approximately 2-3 weeks.

Please take a look at my Engagement Photoshoot Guide to prep for the session. :)

Here are a few location recommendations for the shoot.

What is your photography style?
My style leans towards soft, romantic, with a touch of elegance. I have a very journalistic and organic approach to capturing life's raw, authentic moments, creating beautiful imagery that lasts a lifetime.

How long have you been a photographer?
I began my photography journey about 8 years ago. I LOVE nature and animals, so naturally I photographed wildlife and landscape, with the occasional pets in between. I photograph senior pups for Bichon Rescue of Orange County to help them find loving homes. Eventually, I transitioned into wedding/portrait and fell in love with documenting life's moments, creating timeless photographs my clients can treasure forever.

Can I substitute the engagement session for something else, like extra wedding coverage?
No. The engagement session is a booking gift, and not part of any Collection. It is up to you whether you'd like to receive it. :)

How long do you usually take to deliver engagement & wedding photos?
My turnaround time is usually 2-3 weeks for engagement, and 6-8 weeks for wedding, depending on the season.

Do you deliver *all* or RAW images and how many do we receive?
No. I go through every photo taken and carefully select only the best images that convey your story. I don't have an exact number of images because every wedding is unique. But, for a full day wedding, I average around 800-1000 images, in high resolution JPG format.

Do you charge travel fees?
I typically do not charge travel fees for weddings taking place within 50 miles of Anaheim, CA. Additional travel is just $1.50/mile.

Do you currently do destination weddings?
Yes! Please email me all the exciting details at so that I can determine the best rates for you.