Photo Consultant Testimonials
Working with Monashee has been incredible. She knows what she is doing and is an excellent listener – someone who is genuinely interested in helping me succeed. She has an attention to detail and a ‘read between the lines’ approach to deciphering what I may be having a hard time articulating. Mostly, Monashee is a master communicator – a lot of times with creative work we pour our full selves into it. It becomes more than just work – and as we constantly change, so does the feeling of the work. Monashee has helped me get closer to who I truly am as an artist and creator by noticing things about me I may not have seen – as well as asking great questions. She has helped me focus in on what I’m best at and supported me through tough transitions. I feel so grateful that we connected and started working together. She has also made the daunting world of commercial photography feel less intimidating. Thank you Monashee for believing in me and supporting me in getting to the next step in my career.
ALEXA MAZZARELLO Vancouver Fashion + Portrait Photographer
Working with Monashee has been wonderful from the start. I needed someone to organize me, give me direction and confidence in my work, and she did all those things. The first thing we worked on was refreshing my website with my best new images, then identifying my ideal target clients. She created a master list, we collaborated on promo styles and designs, and made plans to get memorable work in front of the right eyes. The entire time she has put in so much work and heart and she’s been my biggest cheerleader. Now instead of just dreaming of my ideal jobs, she’s helping me take the right steps towards making it a reality. I’m very excited to continue working with her and see how far I can take this
JARUSHA BROWN Vancouver Lifestyle Photographer
CASE STUDIES Print Portfolio . Online Portfolio . Print Promos
Prior to working with Monashee, my work, as it appeared on my website, was pretty much all over the place. I knew I needed to create a more concise web portfolio and really didn’t know where to begin or how to do it – partly because I was attached to so much of it. Thank goodness for Monashee who was able to review my images objectively and organize and edit in a way that showcases my vision and work in the best possible way while keeping my ideal client in mind. Not to mention, she was great to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone, beginner or seasoned photographer.
KYRANI KANAVAROS Vancouver Portrait + Fashion Photographer
I had an established portrait business, but was wanting to start working towards getting in to working in the commercial realm. I was unsure whether any of my work, which was all created for consumer clients, would be suitable to present when going after commercial work. I needed some insight into whether my portfolio could be presented in a new way, or whether I would have to start building up new bodies of work before trying to approach commercial clients. I was very aware that I needed another set of eyes on my work, and also needed someone with experience and expertise in the commercial photography realm, where I have none. Monashee was very easy to communicate with and very encouraging. I also appreciated that she scheduled everything and followed up accordingly - always right on time. I feel I now have a portfolio and website that I'll be confident showing to commercial clients. And I also feel it's now a better/more whole representation of me as an artist, rather than just one side of the picture. I never would have found the time to do this without her help! I would certainly hire her again, once I need help with next steps.
ALEXIS MCKEOWN Canmore Portrait Photographer
Hiring Monashee was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. I found her through a few fellow photographers and was initially impressed with her friendly and approachable manner. We emailed back and forth and then set up a zoom call, at which point she confirmed my initial impression and I liked her immediately! She is very easy to talk to, asks all the right questions and truly cares, which put my mind at ease. She was incredibly responsive and kept to a tight schedule. Over the course of our work together, Monashee also came up with some great ideas and suggestions which were very valuable. Working with her has not only left me with a solid portfolio and a brand new website, she also helped me examine my business and the direction I am going. I really can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed working with Monashee. She is personable, professional, very knowledgeable and hard working. I am thrilled with my new website and very excited to see where it will take me! I am already looking forward to working with her in the future and I am more than happy to refer her to everyone I know.
LORI MILES Vancouver Wedding Photographer
Before working with Monashee I had a bit of "slapped together" portfolio with not much of a clear direction on how to pair images or build cohesive looking gallery's. Being that I was mainly doing video, my photography fell flat hidden on the backend of my website. As solopreneurs we all need a sounding board and accountability. With Monashee's past experience and knowledge of the backend of the industry, she makes a perfect fit to help guide and keep you on track on your journey as both a creative and a business owner. After working with Monashee I have gained the confidence and clarity around presenting myself to future clients and the sales process in which to get there.
MARSHAL CHUPA Vancouver DP and Photographer
I feel empowered and more confident than before I started working with you. My goals are more defined and I have worked on developing my portfolio and starting a marketing plan. I have the knowledge to put together a proposal for potential clients, and simply knowing the correct questions to ask is an achievement. Your insight, knowledge, and experience are invaluable, especially to someone getting started in the business. Your tenacity for representing creators and preserving the integrity of the industry is commendable and sincerely appreciated. You won't regret it. The amount of real-time knowledge gained from working with Monashee will pay for itself 10 times over.
GAYLE MCLEOD Vancouver Food Photographer
Working with Monashee was one of the best things I’ve done for my business, and she gave me the motivation and help I wanted for a much-needed portfolio and website update. Not only was she helpful on image selections, but she asked and answered questions to further hone in on the direction I wanted to take my work. She’s encouraging, knowledgeable, and fun to talk to! I now have a beautiful site to showcase to potential clients, and I’ve had a positive response and high booking rate for the inquires that I do get. Without Monashee’s help, I’d still be sitting on an outdated site with a portfolio that was all over the place. I am so glad I found Monashee! She is such a valuable resource and I always sing her praises when people ask me about the website.
MEAGAN SHUPTAR Chicago Photographer
Working with Monashee on my portfolio was a wonderful experience. Right away, she could see and articulate my strengths as a photographer. That understanding was clear in her edit. I love the flow she created while sequencing both my website and printed portfolio. Working together to tighten the edit with my preferences was an easy and pleasant process. In the printed book, she paired images beautifully and had insight in the spacing and design that really complimented my style. In the past, I’ve been told that my work was too artistic and been encouraged to fit into a more generic mold. Monashee saw my unique vision as a strength and the edit we created together feels authentic to who I am as a photographer. I normally go to portfolio reviews for my fine art work but Monashee’s encouragement gave me the confidence to schedule a review with someone from an ad agency, and her curation helped land me my first agency meeting. I am excited for the next steps of my career and I highly recommend working with Monashee.
GINA CHOLICK Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer
During my portfolio (website) review with Monashee, she went through every single photo on my website and gave me a meticulous, to-the-point critique of my work and my website. She clearly articulated how she thinks I would best position myself in the industry – both in the short-term and in the long-term. She gave me a great outline for how to go about editing my website. Monashee is wonderful to work with!
TANYA GOEHRING Vancouver Lifestyle + Portrait Photographer