Based in California, Monique Bianca is a wedding photographer offering bespoke wedding collections of both digital and film photography along with super 8 film add-ons. Monique Bianca shoots weddings across the country and internationally.
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been a photographer for over a decade, shooting weddings specifically since 2016.
What is your most memorable career moment?
2022 has been a pivotal year for me and my business. I was recognized by three international publications that I’ve deeply resonated with throughout my photography career - British Vogue, Tatler, and of course, The Anti-Bride. I’m beyond excited to continue expanding my offerings globally!
Where are you based?
Ventura, California. A small beach town nestled on the Central Coast between Malibu and Santa Barbara.
What motivates you to do what you do?
The love of love. For most people, putting their love story into words is really difficult. I love having the privilege of getting to capture these stories through photographs and bring them to life in ways that allow couples to relive their special moments over and over.
What is a favourite service that you offer and why?
While I offer both digital and film photography, film has a special place in my heart for its timelessness and nostalgic nature that simply can’t be recreated with any other medium. With film we can recreate those familiar feelings of going through your grandparents’ old photographs.
How would you describe your style?
Photojournalistic and nostalgic - always from an editorial lens.
If you could describe your business in three words, what would they be?
Nostalgic, Photojournalistic, Timeless.
What is your ideal work destination?
Any coastal destination. Whether it be California, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Spain or any other coastal region, the ocean was a big part of my coming of age and continues to heavily inspire me today.
What inspires you?
The coast, love, vintage film photographs, the 1970’s, sunsets, road trips - the list goes on.
If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Dreamer, Passionate, Sentimental.
What is your favourite travel destination?
Home is where the heart is. I love traveling along the California Coast and also love the aesthetic, lifestyle and people in Tulum, Mexico.
Who is your dream client?
My dream clients are couples who are deeply in love and want wedding photographs they can feel. The couples who are focused on their love and bringing together friends & family and trust me to document their day in a way that is done creatively and unique to them.
What is your advice to couples getting married?
Don’t follow trends. These will come and go so instead, be true to the things that truly matter most to you.
Focus on being present. Your wedding is a special day and it’s your photographer’s job to bring that to life in a special way without you needing to overproduce a moment. The best photos are from true, candid emotion - so just relax and be you!