Julia Monaco Photography
California March Wedding
Beacon Hill Engagement Session
Artful composition and lighting,
Natural or environmental
Wedding and Event Photography
WOW Julia was excellent! I will rebook her for any future photography needs I have and I highly recommend her to anyone else! I was a little nervous about booking someone I knew nothing about, especially since this was going to be what I considered to be a difficult photo-shoot. My 2 sisters and I all graduated college (masters or bachelors) in 2020 during COVID-19 so I wanted to have a 3 person photo-shoot since we didn't have traditional graduation ceremonies to document our achievement! I asked for 2 different outdoor locations (Boston Public Garden and MIT campus) with an outfit change in the middle. Our parents and our husbands ended up joining so Julia had to herd 7 adults along for 2 hours on a hot Boston morning. She could not have handled it in a more professional way! She immediately learned all of our names and communicated her plans very early to keep us in the shade as much as possible (which was very appreciated!) and clarified our expectations since we had a lot of group combinations with the 7 of us. She could probably tell that we weren't "photo-shoot" people so she was great about posing us naturally and adjusting our hair or clothes, making sure the sun wasn't shining in our faces and giving us fun superlatives (like "smile at the person who took the longest to get ready this morning") to get great candid laughing pictures of our family and keeping everyone engaged! She patiently customized the photos to what each sister wanted- Boston skyline, nature, walking, sitting, LinkedIn head-shot, candid laughing you name it and Julia was ready for it! We even popped champagne bottles and she was directly in the line of fire of bubbly champagne. She stuck her ground to get amazing shots and laughed it off as she stood up covered in champagne. We all left our session thinking WOW Julia really made this such a fun morning for us as a whole group. Not only will we have great pictures to look back on, but we have the memory of how fun that morning was ( our husbands came into the morning with a less-than-thrilled attitude to participate but Julia somehow kept everyone very engaged and happy!) Within 36 hours of the shoot, I had 8 sneak peak pictures to give us all a taste of how the shoot went and I shared them below. Overall, I'm sure we were NOT an easy group but Julia maintained a sweet, patient and professional attitude the entire time. I don't write reviews often, but Julia was above and beyond my expectations and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer :)Jun 27, 2020Verified
Julia took photos of my proposal last week and I had an absolutely great experience. She was extremely responsive and flexible despite my reaching out to her two days before. On the day of, Julia got to my location early, scouted it out and let me know exactly where I should propose to get the best photos. The photos she sent us were incredible - both candids and posed. I have gotten many compliments from friends and family on the quality of the photos and my fiancé and I couldn’t be happier with Julia’s work. I will definitely be using her again and would strongly recommend her to anyone else in need of engagement or proposal photos.Dec 18, 2019
Working with Julia for our engagement photos was great! We had no idea what we wanted, but she came prepared to help us and we got some amazing shots! Excellent quality and value, and I'd recommend her to anyone looking for great photos and a pleasant experience!Nov 21, 2019
Wedding and Event Photography
Working with Julia has been an absolute joy! From the second we connected to the day of the event, she was extremely responsive. My friends and family appreciated her professionalism and we look forward to working with her again. After seeing a few sneak peek photos, I will definitely continue working with Julia!Feb 5, 2020Verified
Engagement PhotographyJan 20, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Prices for all portrait sessions are based off 1 hour of shooting at 1 location. If you would like a longer session and/or multiple locations, prices are subject to increase on a case-by-case basis. If the location is more than 15 miles from my base (Brookline/Allston), there is an additional $10 charge to help cover transportation!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I'd love to get to know you a little bit over email or the phone (depending on what services you're looking for!) to get an idea of what you're looking for in a photo session. From there, we can brainstorm location ideas together (if applicable) and figure out details.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have 3+ years experience of freelancing portrait, engagement, weddings, and family sessions! I have worked as a collegiate sports photographer for four years (and have photographed 100+ games across 11 sports)