"As an overwhelmed bride planning a wedding by herself I turned to the great resource of Facebook for suggestion. I posted that I was looking for an experienced, fun photographer that has a keen eye for candid moments. I got over a dozen replies with Monica Kirkland of Moments by Monica tagged. She exceeded all of those expectations.
I went to her website and saw a picture of a one of the bridal party's fathers chugging from a bottle of Fireball with a genuine look of terror on his face. I was sold right then. I had an initial meeting with Monica, and I was so impressed with her knowledge as well as her fun-loving, kind, charismatic demeanor. Her packages are very reasonably priced, and included the engagement session.
We had an engagement session with our psycho dog. Monica not only rolled with having one hand on the camera and one on the leash, but also got the only photo of our dog in existence where he doesn't look miserable. She stayed in constant contact throughout the few month before the wedding, and was a resource for any question I had (photo related or not!).
My entire wedding party was impressed with her efficiency with the formal photos, and all of the shots turned out amazingly. She would make sure my lipstick was in check, and that I had no stray hairs. At the reception she caught every amazing moment (including my brother removing his shirt and nearly his belt), but did not interfere with any of the proceedings.
The photos were the most important part of the day for me because they are all I have left to remember the day. Monica captured the day beautifully and I will 100% be hiring her in the future. Thanks again Monica!"