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Austin engagement photos: Amelia and Daniel

June 20th, 2012

I did two sessions with this couple, they just couldn’t get enough of my skills . Really they just wanted more time and honestly if you are going to do two hours splitting it up into two sessions , which is what I do now (one hour engagement session), is a GREAT idea! Mainly because [...]

 

I did two sessions with this couple, they just couldn’t get enough of my skills ;) . Really they just wanted more time and honestly if you are going to do two hours splitting it up into two sessions , which is what I do now (one hour engagement session), is a GREAT idea! Mainly because your “smiler” gets a little tired by the second hour. This couple is super sweet and I look forward to photographing their beautiful wedding in July! (Don’t worry about me being prego I have a GREAT assistant that has worked over 15 weddings with me, Sarah, she is awesome!) So here are the images from their fabulous session…

 

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Villa Antonia wedding in Texas: Kristin and Kyle

June 19th, 2012

This couple was so relaxed and sweet! It was a true joy to work with them! Kristin was stunning! The wonderful Shamika with An Event to Remember did a fabulous job coordinating this beautiful wedding. Blossom’s Floral Artistry did the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. They had a GREAT fajita bar from Fajita Warehouse. The cakes [...]

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This couple was so relaxed and sweet! It was a true joy to work with them! Kristin was stunning! The wonderful Shamika with An Event to Remember did a fabulous job coordinating this beautiful wedding. Blossom’s Floral Artistry did the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. They had a GREAT fajita bar from Fajita Warehouse. The cakes were FABULOUS!  Michelle’s Patisserie created these one of a kind creations that were delicious. I LOVED the grooms cake it was soooo original! Kyle is a doctor so it was a PERFECT cake for him!! In the hustle and bustle of it all I forgot to partake in the wonderful Kenny’s Coffee bar but it was a favorite among the bride and guests. All together all these lovely vendors made for one beautiful and unforgettable night for Kristin and Kyle.

Vendors:

An Event to Remember

Blossom’s Floral Artistry

Fajita Warehouse

Michelle’s Patisserie

Kenny’s Coffee

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Awesome testimonials…

June 5th, 2012

I have been swamped with life, being pregnant (due Oct. 22!!), had our car totalled last week, second shooting with the fabulous Cory Ryan, shooting quite a few engagement sessions and family sessions, AND having a root canal tomorrow- GOOD FUN STUFF (well minus the car and root canal OBVIOUSLY !! So I wanted to [...]

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I have been swamped with life, being pregnant (due Oct. 22!!), had our car totalled last week, second shooting with the fabulous Cory Ryan, shooting quite a few engagement sessions and family sessions, AND having a root canal tomorrow- GOOD FUN STUFF (well minus the car and root canal OBVIOUSLY :) !! So I wanted to share with you all some AMAZING testimonials that some recent and past clients have said about my services and the links to their comments. (I will be posting more work soon!)

Just because posts are a lot more fun with photos this is my “nugget” swimming for the second time that day! You can follow my online personal photos here… http://web.stagram.com/n/jessica_monnich/

Christine- I was very picky when it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding. I thoroughly researched all wedding photographers in my area, and in my opinion, Jessica was by far the best deal I found! I could not believe the extent of services she included for such a reasonable price… ESPECIALLY considering the level of talent that she possesses. She has tons of experience shooting weddings, which I found makes all of the difference in the world when it comes to capturing the special moments and details other photographers with less experience would miss. She has been married before, so she knows which photos most couples want most. She captured all of the most special moments at my wedding and I almost never even knew she was there! She is very kind, patient and personable, as well as extremely professional! She sprained her ankle during my ceremony, and I never knew anything about it until after the wedding was over! Not even a sprained ankle could keep her from making sure she didn’t miss a moment. You can tell she really loves her job and runs her business with great integrity! Hire her to shoot your engagement/wedding photos and I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

Jason Lantroop-  Jessica was a pleasure to work with! She put everyone at ease with her pleasant manner, and the pictures turned out wonderfully!

Stacy Chambers- Jessica did an amazing job photographing our wedding. She captured every detail so that we are able to have those memories forever. We ran a 5k the morning of the wedding and she was up bright and early at the starting line to get pictures of the race…and hung in there till the end at 11p. And she was a lot of fun to work with!

Kenitres- I don’t even know where to start with Jessica. She is AMAZING! She is a wonderful photographer, talented, patient and kind. Aside from all that she is a great person too.

I booked Jessica without even meeting her. We had a phone convo and it was pretty much a sealed deal from there. Her photos spoke for themselves. She did our engagement photos, my boudoir session and was there all day for our wedding. Her services are wonderfully prices for the quality of photos you receive. She is fast at getting out previews of the photos as well which is awesome because no one likes to wait forever for pics.

I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! Jessica and her assistant made the day. Wedding photography is important to me and she understood that to the fullest. You can tell that she loves what she does. She was always on time and always professional. I loved her service and hope to work with her again in the future!

~K&W

Lacy- Every cherishable moment was captured so discretely. Jessica is such a sweet, laid back and creative person to work with. Her passion for weddings in general and photography are evident. I definitely recommend using her.

Heather- absolutely hands down my most favorite photographer ever..

Moby- It’s the complete balance between professionalism and personality that makes Jessica so wonderful to work with. She gave us not just what we wanted, but also all that we needed to fully remember what made our wedding so special. I would highly recommend Jessica Monnich Photography to anyone wanting the quality and performance you expect on your special day

Erica- The pictures at our wedding were the most important thing to me aside from the dress. These will be viewed for many, many years and I will show my children and grandchildren. Jessica was absolutely amazing in taking our photographs. She paid attention to details and captured moments that I don’t even remember. There were times where I just forgot her staff was there taking pictures because they stay in the background and out of the way. I would recommend anyone to Jessica Monnich Photography.

Catering with a Twist- Jessica Monnich Photography is absolutely amazing, not only has Catering with a Twist had the pleasure of working along side of them, I have personally used Jessica Monnich Photography for our engagement pictures and seriously could NOT have asked for better! The artsy approach and skill shines thru in every picture that is taken. Would recommend Jessica Monnich Photography to EVERYONE and DO!!

Stylish Happenings- I’ve worked with Jessica Monnich on a number of events and brides are always super excited about her work! It’s always a pleasure to work with fab vendors like her. if you want fun and modern photography for your wedding, DEFINITELY give her a call!

You can see more here… http://www.jessicamonnichphotography.com/blog/testimonials/

 

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Our 7 year anniversary!!

May 14th, 2012

So my husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary. It was a lot of fun and exciting. He gave me a new iPad (so now I can do fun instagrams yay!!) This one is us just being silly while waiting for our food at Annie’s on Congress. He got these tatoos because I have low [...]

 

So my husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary. It was a lot of fun and exciting. He gave me a new iPad (so now I can do fun instagrams yay!!)

This one is us just being silly while waiting for our food at Annie’s on Congress. He got these tatoos because I have low blood pressure so the Dr. told me that I am able to eat as much salt as I want (Thanks Dad!! :) then he got the pepper for our daughter who is “spicy” although she wants to be like mommy so she always says she is the salt too :) .

I’m a lucky woman! I got him a massage (that we have to reschedule because they accidentally booked us for the wrong time, oh well things happen.) and both of us a night stay at Casulo hotel here in town, we has our own in ground Japanese bath! We also went to see Dark Shadows at Ipic, wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be! Daniel walked out with the same feelings he had watching Breaking Dawn when he went with me to see that :) not really a cheesy vampire fan. Then Saturday we went to Annie’s on Congress it was awesome! Sooooo going back. I wanted to surprise Daniel with dinner so we went to Whole Foods and picked out what we wanted (not the surprise part).

He is so cute! I love him and all his quirky facial expressions.

Then I blindfolded him and drove to the top of the parking garage downtown where he proposed. It was awesome! We danced to the same song he played when he proposed then ate on a blanket.

I got those battery tea lights just in case because at our wedding it was soooo windy that all the hundreds of candles we bought wouldn’t light!


It was a pretty sunset and a pretty sweet view but the best view of all was my sweet husband! (You can follow me on Instagram if you want just look for jessica_monnich, this will be my new real-life contact for clients as I turned of my facebook a little while ago.)

So I wanted to share our experience with you all because you don’t have to go to Jamaica (which we were hoping to do but with airfare, hotel, food, and spending money it was a little much plus we wanted to use Daniel’s big bonus from work to pay off most of our bills so that maybe next year we can go!) for it to be a nice anniversary. Also that love can last and that once the dress is packed away (and in my case doesn’t fit anymore) the best thing from your wedding that still remains years later is your LOVE! :) So while your planning your wedding take a deep breath and remind yourselves why you are doing all of this….. LOVE (and maybe get a good planner like Beth of Stylish happenings :) .

P.s. More wedding related posts on their way! Been a little crazy around here with weddings, my daughter’s birthday, then her getting sick for a week, our anniversary, mother’s day…. anything else we want to cram into this month? :) BUT I love my life and am sooooo thankful for it all!

 

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“Peace, Love, and Marriage” 70′s Shoot Outside the Box Workshop

February 22nd, 2012

We wanted to do a 70′s styled shoot with a modern twist. Something funky but not over the top. So we channeled our inner hippies and came up with this fun take on a 70′s “Peace, Love and Marriage” shoot. We think this shoot will inspire brides to think outside of the “white dress” box [...]

 

We wanted to do a 70′s styled shoot with a modern twist. Something funky but not over the top. So we channeled our inner hippies and came up with this fun take on a 70′s “Peace, Love and Marriage” shoot. We think this shoot will inspire brides to think outside of the “white dress” box and explore different options.

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We also turned this fun shoot into a workshop where we mentored some of the new local photographers on some of the finer ins and outs to wedding photography. Thus the creation of Shoot Outside the Box Workshop, we hope to do another fabulous shoot later this year.
For the workshop I created one of a kind gift bags with the help of my 5 year old daughter. We gave them all their own unique water color rainbow treatment. Then we made name tags out of small circle and square wood pieces we picked up at Micheals. We painted the edges different colors then the tops black and wrote the attendees names in white paint pen. Inside the gift bags we gave each attendee a coffee cup. We spent about an hour and a half discussing photographing weddings. After which we started photographing all the loveliness the vendors brought.
About the shoot itself, Mercury Hall was the perfect backdrop for this particular shoot as it is a gorgeous white cottage (on the inside and out) with colorful stained glass windows. I have seen this space transformed in many different ways and thought it would be perfect since the layout and design is simple it is truly perfect for just about any kind of wedding.
We really strived to create a “Peace, Love and Marriage” feel throughout the shoot. Visual Lyrics created some amazing florals for us that had a “fresh picked out of the garden” feel to them mixing high end flowers with typical 70′s flowers like baby’s breath. The same owners of Visual Lyrics also started a new vintage rental company called Vintques they brought all the beautiful couches, chairs, table, and table scape set up that complimented our theme perfectly.
Catering with a Twist brought a lovely twist to the table with a Fondue cart. This would be a perfect appetizer option for cocktail hour. Then they created a Waldorf Apple Salad within an apple cup, Shake-n-Bake Drummettes, and a Petite Baked Potato which made for a beautiful dinner plate that begged to be eaten!
Austin also has a new baker in town that is specializing in cakes and cookies the name of this fabulous new company is Fine Arts Bakery. They created the beautiful hand crafted cake and the cookie gift box which would be perfect for the couple’s parents or bridesmaid gifts.
Summer Edwards of Loud Looks did the beautiful hair and makeup for the models highlighting their stunning features. She added in hair extensions onto our model giving her more of a hippie chic look. We also hand dyed the bit of lace that was in her hair and Summer added in feathers in the back to bring it together. I purchased the dress on etsy and dyed the dress with an ombre effect to give it a little bit of a modern hippie look. Our model created the beautiful feather earrings as well. The jewelry was borrowed from my Mom’s jewelry box and were authentic 70′s pieces. The shoes she wore for most of the shoot were from Forever21 so nothing super expensive but her foot tattoo really helped these shoes pop. At the end during the Holi Powder exit she is wearing a mini dress from Forever21 again that was pretty cheap when it comes to wedding outfits which was perfect in case it were stained by the powder. BUT we are proud to announce after two washes it is safe! The model also covered her shoes herself with a super rad 70′s fabric pattern.
The flower girl is actually my daughter (it was president’s day so she had the day off from school) and the dress she wore my grandmother made for me when I was little it had the perfect hippie girl look and she loves it because it is a perfect twirling dress.
Visual Lyrics and Vintques created a lounge scene outside that would be perfect for guests to wander to if they were all danced out. They also set up hookahs out there where guests could partake in an array of tobacco while lounging outside.
Then at the end of the day they walked through a cloud of holi powder as their “exit”. Which made for a stellar photo opportunity.
Holi Powder exit tips: To do this in a real wedding make sure you inform guests before hand (i.e. in your invitation)  you will be doing this and encourage them to bring a change of clothes and a towel for their car to sit on. And if they don’t want to participate they can watch the magic from the sidelines. We also found that you need a pretty good sized handful to really get an impact and to throw it a little above their heads. Make sure the Bride and groom close their eyes and mouths as they walk through the color fog but you can still smile while doing it  for photos. Make sure you do it in a spot that will wash off from the rain or the parking lot to where it will be ok to be colored (clear with venue first). Also ask the groomsmen or someone you trust to get a hose or bunches of buckets of water to rinse it away. Take your time walk slowly so your photographer can really capture the moment. And if you don’t have enough color go back through the line and do it again!

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