Monique Pantel

My name is Monique and I'm an international lifestyle photographer, specializing in intimate weddings and boudoir portraiture. Growing up my family had a dark room in our basement. I remember pulling up an old wooden chair and watching my dad take film and develop negatives into beautiful images. That feeling of creating beauty and story through photographs is at the heart of who I am. I've photographed yoga celebrities, professional athletes, thought leaders and wonderful people who aren't any of those things, too. Above all, my inspiration comes from connecting with my amazing clients on a real level.My work has brought me to various countries all over the world. When I'm not shooting weddings, I like to try expand my portfolio with projects that satisfy my sense of adventure and passion for philanthropy. My most recent travel project was working with an NGO in Kenya, documenting humanitarian work with IDP Refugee Camps, HIV/Aids clinics and primary schools in secluded rural areas. I have two dogs (children!) – Rosie & Jim (both rescues!) and have a deep love for rap music and living a balanced lifestyle. Yoga and wine at the same damn time kind of approach to life!