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Utah Wedding Photographer
Salt Lake City, Utah
801-580-7616
monalisasdaughterfilms.com
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Monalisasdaughter

Creating moments that make you fall in love with life over, and over again. Your story, your way.

One of my biggest beliefs is that life is a synonym for art. It’s found all around us. In my 23 years of living I see it every day in the big and little moments. I grew up with a big family so I see the beauty in the way a child hugs their mom extra tight. Or how a soft kiss and a 3 hand squeeze can say I love you. Time never seems to slow, but documenting it lets you hold onto fleeting moments forever.

My theory is every life is painted in different colors and has its own way to tell a story. So it’s my honor to capture your authentic moments. Lucky me I get to help you create not only the moments that will live on your walls, films that play like a movie in your mind, but also be imprinted in your heart.

I’m here to laugh with you, cry with you, and give you space to come as you are.. So let’s have some fun and get a little vulnerable! Cheers to all you beautiful souls and the magic we’re about to create.

Offer/Promotion

Mention RMB when booking, and you’ll receive 5% off your wedding package.

Love Notes
Makayla took our engagement photos and we are forever grateful for the beautiful experience and pictures. I’d say my husband and I fall into the goofy club and aren’t let into the photogenic club very often. Makayla played romantic and fun music, encouraging us to be our goofy selves. She made us feel very comfortable, guiding us, making small suggestions, but mostly just watching the natural flow of things take place. All the poses felt quite natural and not like posing at all. The pictures turned out beautiful and genuine. She went on to take the photos at our wedding with that same approach. I look back on that day with so much warmth and the photos she captured really show what a beautiful and fun day it was. Thank you Makayla! Yo y Darwin te queremos mucho mucho.
— Shalom & Darwin
Get Makayla to do your wedding. You seriously won't regret it. I can't say enough good things about her. I seriously felt like she has such a artistic eye. She makes you feel like you're in a movie the whole time. Not to mention how kind and loving she is. My husband and I felt like we left with a new best friend. She really gets to know you on a deeper level, and you can tell in her work. The pictures seriously made both of us cry as we got to relive it all over again.
— Danielle & Josh
All I can really say is WOW! Mona Lisa’s Daughter Photo and Film made my dreams come true on my special day. She added so much value to every moment. She saw the glitter in my eyes when I talked about my special day and made it all so real. She made our love story ours. Getting to know the important parts of it and capturing it in a way that felt so authentic to us. She is the true master piece behind her work. She is the work of art behind all the art she creates. I can’t thank her enough and would go with her over and over again. We love you and can’t wait to have you keep capturing all our special moments in life.
— Sehidi & Winsten
Where do I start? Makayla is a true talent. Our experience with her was a dream come true. Her style is so unique and timeless. I get compliments on our pictures all the time. Not only is she insanely talented, but she is also such a genuine soul. She made me feel so at ease and was always a friend first. Everything felt so natural with her. She makes you feel so comfortable and it was so much fun! I feel so grateful for her and always will be.
— Kaylee & James

Fun facts

What do you consider your style to be?

My mission is to capture my couples genuine interactions, little quirks, and to bring your vision to life in a way that feels just like you. It's a mix of effortless documentary, a little editorial, romantic and fun. Timeless art that captures you in your element.

How did you get started in the wedding industry?

I've always loved art in many forms. I often look at my life as a movie like experience. Full of twist, turns, highs, lows, and times that make us. When I was little I actually dreamed of being a song writer or a painter. As time went on I became so inspired by peoples stories and the big, little, and the in between moments that made a sum of their big beautiful life. So I started with just taking pictures and videos of moments in my life. Then it spiraled into helping others keep glimpses of pivotal moments in theirs. In a way I feel like I combined the two things I wanted to do most and made it a job I love with all my heart.

Do you travel for clients? If so, where?

Oh yeah! I love traveling to all the places that are so special to all my clients. Tell me where and I'll be there.

Where do you find your design inspiration?

Life is a big inspiration to me. It's constantly amazes me how many different versions there are. Human connection is a big one for me. Seeing the way people say "I love you" in their own way is an art in itself. And the fact that I get to be there in such intimate moments for people always amazes and inspires me. Also movement, movies, music, books, and poetry too.

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