Chicago & Midwest wedding photography




Behind the Lens

I'm a wife and mother inspired by love, architecture, and thoughtful, tasteful details. I find great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

about me

I'm Monica

My journey as a photographer started in 2018 as I documented my travels around the world and planned my own destination wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. With over 20 countries visited, my camera quickly became a travel essential.

I went from capturing country after country to one milestone after another. A great appreciation and passion for intimate & destination wedding photography was born, and so was Monica Miranda Photography.

I believe in celebrating each of life's special moments and grand adventures by photographing you and your loved ones in a way that is authentic, exciting, and full of joy.

With over a decade of healthcare and project management experience under my belt, you can count on me to think through every detail, handle challenging situations with grace, and lead a bespoke experience, making your dream wedding photography a reality.

Warm-hearted, lover of light, travel, and the soft, glowing colors brought to life on film. 

my favorite things:


places i've been

Barcelona, Spain, with Dubrovnik, Croatia as a close second. I also love Italy... and Mexico. 


guilty pleasure

Buying too many shoes. Watching Friends over and over again. And really crunchy crinkle fries with cheese on wedding days.



Spending time outdoors in my garden, or slow mornings with my sweet family.



Literally anything Italian + a full-bodied red. (Cocktail hour? Bourbon, please)



These three. My little family. We love to travel, explore, and spend loads of time outdoors.


part of my job

Details! And the moments after the ceremony when my clients realize it's time to unwind, celebrate +  party!

about you

Our clients are seekers of elegant details, lovers of travel, with a taste for adventure and smaller celebrations that feel big. 

Our couples are energetic, adventurous, and passionate about experiencing all that life has to offer. They are individuals who always take the scenic route, and tend to enjoy the hustle and bustle of life in big, exciting cities. 

When it comes to photography, they cherish authentic images that exude the joy and love they felt on their special day. An artist with an eye for detail, who is intentional throughout, and has a timeless style is also greatly appreciated. 

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.


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