Welcome! I am looking forward to meeting you and creating some amazing Senior Portraits! I specialize in creating fabulous portraits with exceptional lighting and a great experience. Portraits are fun, meaningful, memorable; that's how I operate my business and am proud of the images I create. My finished portraits are featured in one of a kind embossed folio boxes (see the Home Page for Photos!) and your portraits will outshine all other portraits around!
My studio home base is Capon Bridge, West Virginia and you may want to travel this way for a great day out in the country. The great Cacapon river flows right by and the outside scenery is endless for one of a kind Senior Portraits. A memorable day you won't forget! Plus, we have some pretty amazing food here serving up the best burgers in West Virginia at the Farmer's Daughter Market & Butcher as well as The River House with fabulous food from lunch to brunch to pastries and coffee.
How did I get started? Well, let's go way back to when my mom left her camera on the desk just begging me to pick it up. We were leaving for church and at the age of 6, I could only think how I would get home and encourage my younger brother to go stand in front of a chair for a picture. Of course, I was busted when that film was developed. But the passion for photography started early and still is in my soul. In high school, I was the yearbook photographer and also kept intricate scrapbooks of my high school journey as well as pages about my friends.
I earned my Bachelors Degree from JMU with a concentration in Graphic Design but even in college and during my career at a design and print shop, I continued to keep a camera in hand. As my children grew up, they were always being photographed and scrapbooked. I made a 15 year career of being a scrapbook consultant but then went full force into a decision to start my portrait photography career.
I started my business in Staunton, Virginia having a studio location on my farm and then having two amazing studio locations in historic downtown Staunton. It's been 11 years now and after 100's of Senior Portrait Sessions, I made another big decision to take my business, studio and home to Capon Bridge, West Virginia! As I said goodbye to all my wonderful clients in Staunton, I am now saying hello all my new friends and business associates in West Virginia!
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Sessions are by appointment. Both studio and outdoor sessions are available. So please drop me a line or text at 304-506-7234 or email me at
Have a fantastic day! All the best to you! Monica