Life

I was originally born in Seoul, but spent my childhood growing up in Nashville, Tennessee. When it was time for college, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia to support my mama so she could open up her own business. Years later, I became a wife & mama to 2 furbabies.

In the midst of this, I was a jewelry designer, but somehow that led to a camera in my hands. That is when I realized that I had a passion for photography.

When I'm not taking photos, I'm consulting for small businesses, teaching at Pure Barre, or traveling with my soulmate.

Hi I'm Monica and I'm in love with capturing the moments that make human relationships so rich...

Style

I treat every session and wedding as a unique experience from the start. I'm an observer and on the lookout for intimate and artistic images, trying to catch a light flare while “moments” are happening. My style of shooting is for people that want a more "unposed look" because I want to show your love as it is.

I work hard to get to know you so that when you see your photos, they look like you as you lived it. If you like what you are seeing on the site, then it’s time to contact me about your session or big day!

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Hi there! I'm Kattie, the Associate Photographer for Moments by Monica. I'm a mother and a wife, living off of coffee, just trying to raise my family in our cozy home located in Canton, GA.

I first started messing around with photography when I was 16 years old. I had just moved to Georgia and wanted to use my camera to explore my new state and hopefully meet some fun people. 

I ended up spending a few years in front of the camera as a model which was great because I got to meet some of the most talented photographers Atlanta has to offer. They taught me how to pose, work with angles, and play with different lighting. Of course, the best gift was making friends and mentors that will last a lifetime!

Fast forward to today, 10 years down the road, my passion for modeling has really given me an advantage with my passion for photography. I would describe myself as a lifestyle wedding and family photographer. I really enjoy lifestyle because it allows me to capture the raw, emotional moments that are genuine and real. I believe each one of my clients want an amazing experience and I refuse to let them down.

When I’m not chasing the light (or my child 😅), you can find me doing yoga. After my father's passing, I endured a difficult time and yoga was my saving grace. I found that a good yoga class in the morning could really set the tone of my day. Well, in 2017 I found Infinity Yoga (now Yogaworks Dunwoody) and started my Yoga Teacher Training with the highest of hopes, completely unaware of the hard work that was going to come. 250 hours later, I received my certificate and was free to teach! I really enjoy teaching others yoga, even if its restorative or just light stretching, because yoga has truly changed my life for the better.

Working with Monica has been such an amazing experience. She always has fresh ideas and an infectious work ethic. What’s great is that we both have very similar styles when it comes to photography, yet bring 2 different perspectives to the table. It’s almost like having a twin working the room with you. They say that two heads are better than one and it is so true!

My goal as your photographer is to produce results and an experience that you will never forget. Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit more about me! I look forward to working with you very soon!

xo,

Kattie