MEREDITH + ERIC
The best decision I made for my wedding was to hire Alexandria Monette. Her style is incredibly beautiful and non-traditional. She knows how to capture the light, colors, and moments in a magical refreshing way opposed to typical bright white/clean wedding photos (I'm not a fan). She's very artistic and people have said they are not just amazing photos but the best they've ever seen (this coming from a NYC Creative Director ! ). I made a book of the photos and there is so much variety, each section really tells a story. Though I could go on about Alex's talent, the very best reason to work with her is HER. I was stressed out the morning of my wedding and Alex helped me remember to take a moment for myself. Her presence is very calming and she's respectful and lovely to everyone-this was very important to us as we wanted all of our guests to feel comfortable and happy. Our family was so impressed with her and her team. If you are in California or anywhere, she is worth it! We really have so many special images that bring us right back to our special day. I can't say enough good things about her and will hire her to photograph other moments in our life without hesitation. In what can be a very chaotic day, Alex is a true gem to center things and her work speaks for itself.
Alexandria did an incredible job. From the engagement photo shoot to the dance floor shenanigans Alex was there not just capturing our best/candid moments but also supporting us and sending so much love and warmth through all the craziness. Whenever Merry and I needed a moment, Alex was there for us. She handled some difficult family members with a sense of humor and total grace. I truly cannot say enough good things about Alex—she was an integral part of the most important day of our lives—oh and I almost forgot—her photos are stunning. Her eye is awesome and she takes a killer photo. Thanks Alex, you made our day.
ASHLEY + JAMES
Having Alex take photos of us on our recent trip to Palm Springs was one of our favourite parts of our vacation! We booked her services because we loved the photos she had on her website; they were artistic and clearly showed a great eye for lighting, settings, and capturing individuals in a unique way.
Alex is not only very talented, but also incredibly kind and personable. After meeting Alex on the day of our shoot, we immediately felt a sense of ease as Alex guided us through the session in a comfortable and natural way.
Overall, it was a fun experience that captured “us” in a way that we haven’t experience from another photographer before. When we got our photos back, we were ecstatic with result!!! We will cherish these photos forever and would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone (in fact, we hope to do more photos with her again someday)!
MEGHAN + NICK
Having Alex as our wedding photographer was the BEST decision we made for our special day! We searched high and low for a photographer who shared our vision, and could capture the essence of who we are, both individually and as a couple. Simply put, she has elevated capturing happiness and raw emotion into an art form in her photography. The hardest part of writing this review is not attaching hundreds of photos, because I have so many favorites. She has an exquisite knack for capturing the emotion in key lifetime events in a way that’s dramatic, profound and intimate. I can honestly say that Alex’s work nearly brought me to tears. Her attention to detail is stunning. And her professionalism is outstanding. There are many photographers out there to select from, what we found in Alex wasn’t just a photographer, we found an artist.
KALPANA + MATT
My husband and I got married in Santa Barbara but always loved the desert so decided to get some photos in Joshua Tree. We found Alex through a friend and are so happy we did! She is amazing! She makes the shoot so fun and laid back, it’s like you’re just hanging out with an old friend. Our photos turned out amazing and captured so many magical feelings. We are so happy to have these memories forever!
TISH + DARREN
Alexandria is easy going and passionate about her craft. She is transparent, easy to communicate with (Honeybook is awesome) and open to feedback/questions. We knew one of our biggest investments was to find a photographer who we can trust to document our special day. We definitely put our trust in the right hands. During the wedding day, we had a detailed game plan (that we worked on for months prior), so there was nothing to be missed on our wedding day -- most important were the family portraits. After our wedding, she quickly turned around our wedding photos and to our surprise they were nothing we expected -- it was much more. Alex's documentary and artistic style captures all the raw emotions as they unfold and nothing was forced (poses). All the cries, laughs, and smiles were captured for our memories for a lifetime. Her art is exactly like her - warm, classy, and professional.
EMETISSE + PAYUM
My husband and I did our engagement session and wedding shoots with Alex and we could not be more in-love with our photos from both occasions! Alex is truly talented, she has an eye for details and a creative vision to shoot one-of-a-kind photos. She is an amazing visual storyteller and directs the shoots in such a natural way that makes the shooting experience super fun and effortless. We couldn't have felt more natural both during our engagement and wedding photography, we got to walk away with amazing laughs, a super fun adventure and magical photos to look back on! She is very organized on the days leading up to the big day! She was in constant communication with us and our planners in creating a smooth time-line and planning for every detail of our day! We are forever grateful to Alex for the amazing experience we had with her and the superb photos that she took of our most special moments!
ALISON + STEVE
“Oh my godddddd Alex I am freaking out over these photos !!!!!!! They are so amazing. You really captured the authentic joy and love between us <3 I can see the joy radiating off my face in so many of these shots! It’s surreal. You are incredibly talented. Not only were you so skilled behind the lens, but you were so helpful and kind and patient. These were things I hadn’t thought about in the wedding planning process, and you went above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. It was a delight to spend the day with you.”
DUYEN + KY
“ALEX! OMG!!!!! My eyes have never seen such beauty! we LA LA LA LOVE it!!!! Ahhhh they came out soo amazing. I’m in so much awe. You caught so many great shots and those are just the previews?!!! I’m dying right now. Thank you soooo much for sending me some sneak peaks soo quickly! I love you, you genius woman.”
“Once again, you never fail to amaze me!! All those photos are so beautiful 😭 and that blog post!! Sweetest words ever! Thank you soo much for those wonderful pictures!! So amazing -I’m crazy in love with them !!”
She was amazing!! One of my besties hired her to do a photoshoot at my bachelorette party in Scottsdale, AZ and she killed it. We had SO much fun and the pictures are amazing. She made us feel so comfortable and gave us great direction! We loved every minute of it, if I'm ever out that way again, I'd love to have her take photos of my husband and I!
EMILY + MICHAEL
Alexandria is hugely talented, with a warmth and passion that translates in every photo she takes. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, and unique vision captured our wedding in a style that perfectly reflected us. Our story is there in every shot, moments we will forever hold in our hearts. Working with her was a dream!
KRISTI + BRANDON
Working with Alex was absolutely amazing! We were both apprehensive shooting with a photographer we had never met before, but working with Alex was seamless; she made us both feel comfortable right at the start. My husband and I aren’t natural models, but Alex gave us direction and was extremely welcoming. We both felt like we could be our silly selves, which came through in all our photos! Thank you so much Alex! You gave us such beautiful photos for a milestone that means so much to us. This first year of marriage has had its ups and downs, but when we look at these photos, we’re reminded that there is no other person in this world we would want to share this beautiful, crazy, challenging life with. We can’t thank you enough for giving us that beautiful reminder.