ABOUT MONICA

MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding Photographer

Hello and Welcome! I’m Monica! Wife to my incredibly awesome husband and Mama to the cutest baby boy and our spoiled-as-can-be Siberian Husky. The past few years have been a whirlwind but now we’re settling into the best chapter so far!

Home is the Richmond, VA area where we both grew up. After some time in a long distance relationship, we decided to get married! So I flew to North Dakota where my husband Vicente was stationed and we enjoyed our first year of marriage there. Fast forward and we were back in our hometown. One year later… December 2017, Luca was born 2.5 weeks before our second anniversary! We’ve found our first home, enjoying this crazy parenthood life while balancing everything else!

On most days, you can find me with my husband trying to make Luca laugh that sweet baby laugh of his while our husky Blaze is waiting for a treat to hit the floor. And usually, MasterChef or Chopped is on the tv. 

I’m a lover of flowers. Peonies, hydrangeas and dahlias are in my dream garden which will hopefully become a reality next Spring! I’m a sweet tooth to a fault. You’ll spot me at any party hanging by the desert table. At my favorite Mexican food place, I’ll look at the menu but order the same thing every single time. I live for the weekends when I’m either out photographing a wedding or spending time with my little family. 

I’m a believer in love.  My hope for my couples is that they love each other deeply and never lose those butterflies. That they’ll sit down together with some wine and look through their wedding day album and relive every moment of genuine happiness and joy in their portraits. 

Drop me a line, I’m excited to get to know more about you!

MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding Photographer
MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding Photographer
MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding Photographer