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Photography by Sam Hurd

Photography by Sam Hurd

Welcome to my website! I am really grateful to be able to share my passion with you. I believe that it is so important that you connect with your photographer and I want you to find the right fit as much as you do. So before you consider commissioning me, I would love to tell you a little bit about who I am.

I'm blunt, opinionated (pretty stubborn as well) and probably far too long-winded most of the time (including this post, I'm sure). I like Game of Thrones, chips & salsa and I have an overabundance of empathy (it's actually a curse). I am drawn to dark, rich colors. I love patterns & texture and I especially love throwing people into the mix. My humor is 97% dad jokes, I get my feelings out by writing and I am on Facebook way, way too often. Green is my favorite color.

I grew up with a camera in my hand. Every Christmas and birthday, my parents gifted me some sort of camera; polaroids, video cameras, disposable cameras, waterproof cameras, film cameras. I was fascinated by photography and "capturing moments" (as cliche as that sounds these days haha). In high school, I used to carry around disposable cameras and document parties, days at school or football games. I remember how fun it was to develop them the next day and have my friends ask for copies. 

I had always hoped that I would one day be able to incorporate photography into my career, but I never knew how I would accomplish that until I started second shooting weddings for my friend Aaron. During my first wedding with him he laughed as I cried through the speeches. Later when I got home and started editing the photos I felt incredibly empathetic with the clients --- I felt their love and their joy. I was so moved by all of the emotions of the day, it was amazing. My photographs had never made me feel such strong emotion before, but now I feel it every time I flip through the photographs of a wedding I get to capture. Clients are so much more than customers to me.

I am so thankful that I have a career that not only fulfills me as an artist, but as a human being. The fact that people entrust me to document important moments in their lives is so special to me and I want nothing more than to tell your story in the best way that I can.

Monica Morales Photography

Interested in working together? Email me at Hello@LindseyParadiso.com

Check out some of my recent Instagram images below!