Hi I’m Mon,

coffee lover | picture taker

I started this photography journey in 2014, when I bought my first professional camera, Since then I have studied with The Photography Institute in gaining my diploma in Freelance Photography. My heart and soul goes into Monique Mahalia Photography. I have built this business from the ground up and truly love where this journey is taking me. The people you meet, the friends you gain and the inspiration – I love it all.

I don’t think of this as a job, but an honourable responsibility in capturing memories of your wedding day. I have a very natural approach and am more likely to be in the background and just letting things unfold I absolutely love documenting the way you and your loved ones are around each other. Capturing this happiness and joy is so much more than “the posed fake smiles”.

I begin all portrait sessions one hour before the scheduled sunset during “the golden hour”, when the light is the dreamiest. For most of my sessions, outdoor, open air environments are always my first choice. I love shooting in wide-open natural spaces because the light is divine, especially during golden hour.

I highly rely on word of mouth advertising; I would say 90% of business is from referrals.

Your wedding is one of the most unforgettable days in you and your partner’s life. Before booking in your wedding date I like to arrange a coffee meeting and discuss your wedding day/plans and to hear about who you and your partner are and what exactly it is you’re after to discover whether we are the right fit for your big day.

*Based in Western Sydney NSW available worldwide for weddings

Promise to stay wild with me. We’ll seek and return and stay and find beauty and the extraordinary in all spaces we can claim.”

– Victoria Erickson