The girl behind the camera…

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My photography page on facebook is a very big marketing tool in my business and that is why I upgraded it to made sure all photos represents my style etc. I made a logo that shows my quirky style and I emphasized that a smile is all you need in life!

This is a little post I made earlier to give clients an idea of who I am and what I am all about! Go visit my Monique Smiles Photography Facebook Page to see more!

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#photography – More responsibility

I have learned a lot from Inecke Photography and have to thank her for teaching me things that I don’t think I would have learned anywhere else.

With Inecke not only a boss but a friend as well she started to trust me and give me more responsibility. She had to arrange 2 kitchen teas recently where she was a guest. They wanted me to capture moments for them as a member of the Inecke Photography team and I worked on my own at both these events.

I think the photos came out quite beautifully, but you can see for yourself:

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Men @ Weddings


Because I am a girl I always write everything out of a girl’s point of view and I mostly think about what girls will wear. But maybe it’s time for me to give some advise to all the guys out there looking for a a few tips on what to wear.

Although the bride is always the main focus at a wedding, it is also as important for the bride to have a man dressed-to-impress at her side. Every woman thinks of her man as her prince charming and they have to make sure they look the part!

A new trend that I have seen quite recently is for the groom to wear lighter suites to weddings. They choose colours like khaki, grey and stone rather than the normal black suite. Men also like to go a bit more informal to weddings recently. Usually in summer time when weather is hotter they choose to go with shorter tailored pants and a button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

I recently came across an online store that sells men’s suites and shirts internationally. The perfectly tailored and the modern, sleek design is exactly what you want for your wedding and all men should strive to look good in suites like these.

Bonobos just released a new collection of suites and as they describe it – it’s a collection of lightweight Seersucker and Cotton suits that perfectly compliment spring weddings and mint juleps!

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