Lee and Leigh

My husband has been friends with Lee since the 70s and I know this is a longtime before this is before I was born. I offered to take photos for his wedding and he and his soon-to-be bride, also named Leigh, agreed. Lee is also a reader of this blog so I know he has good taste.


Leigh is a florist and she has an exceptional eye for arrangements.

Check out her gorgeous hair and that flower piece.

leigh and lee

I love getting shots like these. You can tell they’re just crazy about each other.

leigh and jonathan

No wedding reception is complete without a toddler getting down.

This was the second wedding I shot of the day and as exhausted as I was, I loved this wedding because I could really take my time to get the shots I wanted to, especially since the wedding was held in the penthouse of the Sorrento Hotel and there were gorgeous spots all around.

This weekend reminded me how much fun I have with photography and how close I am to launching my business. I’ve hired a graphic designer to work out all the branding and marketing pieces. I’m going to spend a little more money on my website and portfolio and I’m so happy that I have opportunities like this to bring it all together.

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  1. you are awesome Mona! and that is why you were the first person I had in mind for our wedding šŸ™‚

  2. Mamacita Chilena says:

    Rock on Mona! Good luck with the bus. When you launch your photography blog be sure to let us know so we can follow your pictures too šŸ™‚

  3. Mamacita Chilena says:

    I actually was meaning bus. as in biz, not bus, just in case anybody was wondering.

  4. Gorgeous photos, Mona! Good luck with your business.

  5. So, you are starting your own photography biz huh? That is rad!

    I love the last shot.

  6. As I was shooting a wedding this weekend for my friends, I had the realization that I am so not meant to be a professional photographer. While it was fun, and I loved being able to do it for my friends for free, I just don’t get the kind of satisfaction out of photography as I do from writing. Plus, it really made me realize how badly I need a better camera.

    But that’s so great that you find so much joy in it and are about to parlay your hobby into a career! That’s how it should be!

  7. You're exceptionally talented. I would love to have you shoot me one day–if you need anything for your business and you think I can help out, you know I'm here for you, right? I am! <3

  8. that dress! and those flowers! so lovely.

    and SUCH gorgeous shots. yay for you šŸ™‚

  9. stfu? nfw. says:

    That is awesome, Mona. Can’t wait to see your new website.

    I saw those pics on Flickr and thought Leigh was such a beautiful bride. The dress… her hair… her bouquet… just fabulous. She obviously has great taste. Do you know which floral shop she works?

  10. Butrfly Garden says:

    awwww, look how happy they are! šŸ™‚

    Love the pictures. I still wish you weren’t all the way across the country so you could shoot my wedding. (You’re NOT going to be in Minneapolis in 11 days, right?!) šŸ™‚

    I agree – start a photography blog once you get going. From my current perspective, photogs with blogs get a lot more internet-sharing action than those without. And substance is far more important than good html. šŸ™‚ Good luck and congratulations to Lee and Leigh!

  11. You are so talented Mona, you are going to do just fine!

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