PHOTOS & EPIC EXPERIENCES LIKE NO OTHER
Helping to craft, plan, & document unforgettable moments for couples worldwide
Your beautiful story told through powerful images
I call my photo sessions adventure sessions because they typically involve exploring the great outdoors. You might break a sweat on the hike up, but don’t worry – I’ll definitely give you a moment to catch your breath before we start taking any photos 😉
I can't wait to plan out the perfect locations for awesome images and incredibly epic experiences with you!
PERFECT FOR ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES, HONEYMOONS, OR JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE IT.
the low down
I'm Monica & I'm here to add some FIRE to those memories of yours
I'm an adventure photographer, based in the mountains of Asheville & the southern Appalachians. I specialize in guiding & photographing couples in National Parks, North Carolina, The PNW, Colorado & beyond.
I am a hopeless romantic who loves to travel, never met an animal I didn’t love, or a stranger I couldn’t have a conversation with. I love being in the outdoors & I’m an adventure seeker at heart. Whether it be an early sunrise excursion in the Blue Ridge Mountains or a multi-day backpacking trip out in the Rockies, you can be sure to find me with a camera capturing life.
I believe everyone has a story to share — your photos should reflect that story. I’m excited and humbled to know you’re considering sharing your adventure with me. I would love to hear from you!
WOMAN OWNED + OPERATED SMALL BUSINESS
leave no trace aware
As an avid outdoorsperson, it means so much to me to incorporate Leave No Trace (LNT) principles into every facet of my business in an effort to enjoy and protect the outdoors at the same time .
I'm super excited to provide valuable tips for planning outdoor sessions and taking epic photos will still leaving minimal impact on the outdoors .
It's incredibly important to me to make sure we all continue to have access to our gorgeous public lands for many years to come.
The Album Philosophy
Printing our memories is so so important. It's a message we've heard, but has it truly sunk in for you? Do you print your images?
After having recognized an album’s true beauty and importance in our lives over the years as a photographer, I now offer them in every wedding collection. When you hire me, you not only believe in me to rightfully document your most important moments, you’re trusting in me to curate an album as unique as you and your story.
My goal is to put an album into each and every client's hands. Let me tell your story the same way.
After almost two years of the world being stuck at home, there has been a rekindling of the great outdoors. Being outside recharges the spirit, brings hope and stability into life. That same spirit is being seen in the photography industry as things start to open again and weddings are back on the books. With that in mind, I’m super excited for this newest line of albums that fit perfectly within the Monica Leavell Photo brand and experience.
In this day and age, we all know that digital files are great. But they aren’t forever. Photos really come to life when they are printed. They not only become richer but more realistic when you can actually hold them in your hands. That’s the moment they truly become more than colors printed on a paper.
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Inspiration for Your Epic Adventure Session
Playful & Romantic Adventure Engagement | Dreamy North Carolina Sunset Engagement
Boho North Carolina Waterfall Couples Session | An Epic Wilderness Adventure
Rocky Mountain National Park Sunrise Adventure Session | Rocky Mountain Engagement
READY TO CHECK A FEW PLACES OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST WHILE I CAPTURE YOUR EXPERIENCE?
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Adventure Sessions begin at $500
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