My name is Joanna Monger and I am a Snohomish & Seattle, WA wedding photographer. I specialize in outdoor weddings in beautiful locations across the PNW. Being outside and among nature in such a beautiful part of the world is my main inspiration for my photography. We are so lucky to have some many great options for wonderful venues in and around Snohomish, WA. The woods, the rivers, the ocean the many beautiful parks around here make for such wonderful locations for engagement and wedding photographs.
I would consider my photographic style to be somewhere in between photo-journalistic and lifestyle. What does this mean? Well it means I am primarily drawn to photographing your wedding day as it unfolds without too much interference and posing from me. During the family formals and the couples portraits I am much more hands on in terms of posing and direction, but my goal is still to have very natural looking photographs that really represent who you are as individuals and as a couple together. I love photographing the couples portraits on a wedding day outside in pretty locations.
My friends and clients describe me as laid back, friendly, down to earth and quite the perfectionist. I love working with like-minded brides and grooms who are laid back and love being outside in nature. I can honestly say that in my 30 ahem years I have never been called a girly girl. That’s not to say I don’t love all the pretty details that come with weddings, but what is truly important to me during the wedding day is capturing all the wonderful emotions that are so apparent during the day. Wedding days are so much fun as they bring together all the people you love in one place for a happy wedding celebration. What a fun thing to document!
I have an office in Monroe, WA in Snohomish county where I love to meet prospective bride and grooms and discuss their needs. Most of the weddings that I photograph are in Snohomish or Seattle but I do photograph all over WA state. Some of the other places I photograph weddings in the PNW include: Kirkland, Bothell, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Leavenworth, Everett, Olympia, Marysville, Renton, Redmond, Gold Bar, Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Woodinville, Snoqualmie, Bainbridge Island, Port Gamble, sort Orchard, Bremerton, Vashon island, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Lake Stevens, Camano Island, Whidbey Island, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, La Conner and all over Western Washington.
The vast majority of the weddings I have photographed have been in the Snohomish. Snohomish has lots of different kinds of venues, from ballrooms to barns to rustic farms. It’s a great place to get married and a great place to be a wedding photographer.
The other place I photograph a lot of weddings is of course down in Seattle. The array of wedding venues in Seattle is vast and I have had the pleasure of photographing in so many of them. Seattle has a lot of cool old hotels, hipster-like venues as well as more classic and traditional ballrooms and indoor venues for the more traditional wedding.
I have also photographed weddings and elopements in California and Hawaii although I am only able to document a limited amount of destination weddings at this time.
I was honored to be listed in the top ten wedding photographers in Western Washington by King 5 this spring. My top priority is to take care of my couples, but it is always nice to be recognized as one of the top wedding photographers in the Seattle area.