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Monika, hello! 

This is long overdue, but we wanted to let you know how much we value and enjoy the photos you took at our Lakeside Inn wedding last November. They are treasured!  
We're grateful for the way in which you captured the delighted enjoyment shared by us, our friends, and our families as we all celebrated together. Great job!  
Additionally, we appreciated working with you beforehand and your unobtrusive presence during the ceremony and reception. 

Many, many thanks!  
Kevin & Catherine


Choosing a photographer for our wedding was one of our most carefully deliberated decisions in the planning process. I can now say that we made the best decision in choosing to work with you on our special day.  The obvious passion for your work and your sense of artistry clearly distinguished you from other photographers we considered. Your wisdom and experience was invaluable in navigating what ended up being a difficult day weather-wise (95+ degrees, high humidity, extreme sunlight and extreme rain all in one day!) -- the insight to spend time quality time on portraits before venturing out into the elements saved the day, as those portraits are among my favorite images of the day, timeless and beautiful. I am so pleased with the images of our wedding... these are photos that will endure, not concerned with current trends in the wedding industry but rather high-quality photography that captures all of our loved ones at their best on this most special occasion. I thank you for an excellent job and for delighting us with the quality of your work!

Kristen & Ryan
Hotel Palomar Wedding


We LOVE the photos! You did such an amazing job! Your photography is wonderful -- we are so very, very happy you agreed to do our wedding; we had a great time with you and the pictures are beyond belief! 


The book is magnificent and exactly what I was hoping for! The calendar is absolutely amazing!!!!!
You are a fabulous photographer and we all couldn't be happier! If we need any other special photos we know who to call on as well as recommend! 

With great appreciation,

The photos from our wedding are all stunning! So beautiful! I have been viewing them all morning - love them! Thanks so much!

Millcreek Barns wedding

Dear Monika, 
We can not thank you enough for an outstanding experience that surrounded our wedding photography. It was truly phenomenal! 
When Matt and I started all of the wedding planning we agreed that photography was one of the elements that we cared about the most. The quality and character of your work truly did not disappoint. You were so much fun to work with we did not realize you were working your magic on the other end of the lens until we saw the pictures. 
From your willingness to travel to the car museum that we had our hearts set on for the engagement session to spending the extra time at the wedding finding a great full moon shots, your dedication to your clients is evident. You have captured so many beautiful and artistic shots that we will cherish for a lifetime. We love to show off our pictures and the compliments are endless. 
Thank you for making our special day a joyful and artistic adventure to look back on! 
All of our gratitude, 

Deanne and Matt Basse 
Blue Dress Barn wedding

We got the book today.... beautiful! Thanks for the love and care you put into your work.

We are ecstatic we our wedding photos. You did such an amazing job. We couldn't be more thrilled with how they all turned out. Neither on of us is very photogenic but you managed to get some amazing shots. These are going to be something really special we can show our children one day.
Jessica and Carl

Hi Monika! We received the book and picture. They are absolutely gorgeous! You did such a beautiful job. I can't wait to show my friends and family.
Thanks again,
Sharon & John 

AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER! Monika was the first photographer I shot with when I started to pursue my dreams as a model and actress. Since shooting with her, I have become more and more successful by her kind constructional views on how to be a better model in front of the camera. She gives great direction and always captures the best shots that enhance my features! We have had many shoots together and her pictures built my portfolio tremendously. Because of her great pictures, I have landed many jobs around the Chicago area. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be where I am today!! I could not be happier with the quality work and professional outlook she has at every photo shoot. I am usually in a time crunch to receive my pictures quickly, and she always goes above and beyond for me. I highly recommend her for many different types of photography!!

Monika is definitely worth every penny. I loved working with her and her pictures are amazing. I will never forget the BEST memory of my life because of her consideration and good eye for beautiful pictures and memories. She is an amazing women and you will become great friends in the end. And I can guarantee that you will use her again one day.


FABULOUS Monika, your web site and photographs are FABULOUS! I especially enjoyed the wedding and the portrait photos. You really do capture the moment. Your black and white photos are exceptional. I will recommend you highly.

A GEM! My husband (who has done his own photography for years) can do better justice commenting about Monika's photo quality as that is why he first picked Monika as a potential photographer for our wedding. Her use of natural light, her keen eye and top-notch picture quality made her work stand out from the rest. Also, her creativity and artistic sense makes her work stand out well above other wedding photographers in the Chicago/ NW Indiana/SW Michigan area. (yes - we checked out photographers in all three states!) Monika has a great personality and sense of humor that made us feel comfortable around her so that we are not stiff or awkward in pictures.

Lakeside Inn wedding

Thank you so much for all the beautiful photos of our wedding. They really captured the day perfectly. I think I have looked through our album everyday since we have had it. Every time we share it with our friends and family, I find myself looking over their shoulders and smiling once again! 
The DVD was absolutely wonderful! Watching it made me cry all over again.
Thank you again for your professionalism and very personal touches you added to our wedding memories!
Your work truly captured all the unforgettable moments of our day.

Stacey and Michael Killeen
Round Barn Winery  wedding

I get so many compliments on my wedding photos and absolutely love the book you put together. You caught so many precious moments and never seemed to be noticed. I could not have asked for anything more. Everything I wanted, you caught and then some. I can sit and look at my album for hours and never get tired of it. Pictures are truly beautiful.
Thank you so much for everything you did.

Joby Catterton
Brook Lodge  wedding

Dear Monika,
We love our photos!!
We have received countless compliments. In fact, several people have told us, that our photos look like they are from a fashion magazine. How awesome is that? We can not wait to share our photos and DVD with our friends and families.
From the first phone call until we picked up our wedding photos, you were super sweet. We are so grateful that we found you. Thanks for everything.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Wall
Glendarin Hills Golf Club  wedding

Working with you was effortless. We just had to be ourselves and, amazingly, we came away with some incredible images. You have the talent and the eye for capturing quiet, special moments that are intimate and personal. We enjoy our albums so much, and have received many compliments from friends and family.

Blue Dress Barn  wedding

We just loved your services and attitude!
Every time we show pictures to friends or family they always compliment us on the quality of the images and how well you captured our special day.
Thank you for all your hard work.

Robin Peterson
Sarett Nature Center wedding

Dear Monika,
Thank you for capturing the emotions of wedding day in such a creative and artistic manner. I have spent hours and hours smiling as I look at the photos and relive the amazing day. You captured and combined the beauty of nature in the photos at the beach and later at the sunset with radiant joy of Christie and Vic's love for her. These photos will be a treasure for a lifetime. People are amazed by the DVD. What a great combination of photos and perfect music. Christie used several engagement pictures on her wedding invitations. They turned out super and she got tons of compliments.
It has been such fun getting to know you and working with you. 
Tom & Carol

I would like to give a big thanks to Monika for her talents and her ability to make everyone at Justin and Erin wedding feel relax and comfortable. She blended in so well as she went around taking extraordinary pictures which captured this great moment. She is truly skilled at what she does. I invited her to do my own personal pictures which were again of expert quality. 
Thank you for being a great photographer as well as a good friend.

My husband and I could not have been more pleased with the wedding photographs. We loved the pictures, the albums were just beautiful and the DVD was a perfect portrayal of the day. We have received many compliments and Shelly & Kevin really enjoyed working with you. Your style, enthusiasm, and creativity made the whole experience wonderful. We loved the way you captured the memories of the day beginning with the pictures of the girls at the hair salon, then to the church, the fun at the beach, and the beautiful pictures at the Heritage Center both inside and out. 
Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to others.

Bob & Linda Roberts
St Joseph Heritage Center wedding

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