Heartfelt, timeless Family & Motherhood photographer
based in Chicago, IL.




Behind the Lens

I'm a wife and mother who is inspired by love, nature, and thoughtful 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 family & motherhood 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.

As a wife and mother of two (twins!) with over a decade of experience working with children and in project management, you can count on me to think through every detail, handle challenging situations with great patience + grace, and lead a bespoke experience, making your dream family 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

Family trips to a new National Park or beach including the Smoky Mountains, The Bahamas, and the rural side of Mexico.


guilty pleasure

Ice cream & homemade popcorn for our family movie nights



Spending time outdoors in nearby parks, gardens, or taking a long bike ride around the neighborhood.



Literally anything Italian + crispy, crinkle cheese fries. (Cocktail hour? Bourbon, please)



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


part of my job

Documenting those giggles and the little moments that perfectly captures the unique, darling family that you are. 

about you

Our clients are adventure seekers, lovers of travel, with a taste for timeless details and celebrating life in a big way. 

Our families are energetic, adventurous, and passionate about experiencing all that life has to offer. They are individuals who always take the scenic route, but tend to enjoy slow mornings and cozy, valuable time with their loved ones. 

When it comes to photography, they cherish authentic images that exude the joy and love they felt in that particular season. 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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