Hi, thanks for stopping by! My name is Monica Helsby and I'm the owner and photographer of Monica Helsby Photography. I've been shooting for over 12 years and absolutely love it. This is my passion in life.
My business specializes in events as well as portraits of high school seniors, weddings & families. I believe in collaborating with my clients, and having a little bit of fun along the way, to make amazing art that you can cherish for years to come.
My goal has always been to zero in on exactly what my clients want and to deliver cherished images and products that are superior in quality. As a former Disney World cast member, customer service is always number one. I want my clients to feel like family and to feel comfortable when we shoot. I believe in creating a one-of-a-kind experience for you to enjoy while shooting. Most of the time you will see me using humor to get your real smile.
I started Monica Helsby photography after teaching elementary school for over a decade. My mother was a photography hobbyist and I also did a bit of modeling as a teenager. My education in photography came from attending classes at several schools, studying other photographers, and experimenting with light and new ideas. This is my passion and I'd be privileged to work with you.
Here's a list of things I personally adore and maybe you do too! We have some things in common when we meet.
- Non-Fiction books
- The Arts
- Education & teaching
- Seeing my work in print
- Good Coffee
- Going to plays and concerts
- A good conversation
- Helping others (especially children and elderly people)
At this time I have been published in national and regional publications with images often displayed in galleries and national advertisements. My images have been featured on the National Geographic Magazine Your Shot area - editor's daily choice online, 3 page spread in Senior Style Magazine, Cover of the Echo Magazine, Bokeh Magazine, Battle Creek Dentistry advertisements in Michigan, & Let's Race Magazine.
I have directed and photographed several celebrities and premiere businessmen including: The Walking Dead star; Chandler Riggs (at a charity event), former senior vice-president of the Walt Disney Company; Ed Fouche, MN Golpher running back and football star; Shannon Brooks, and professional signed singer; Courtney Grieger.