Weddings. Engagements. Families. Seniors. Happiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am located in Ware, MA and travel throughout New England and beyond for weddings. I also maintain a residence in the DFW, Texas area and am available for nearby travel. For pricing and logistics regarding destination weddings, please email me at, and we can chat!  

The best way to reach me is via email. I am usually very prompt in responding to email and will most likely respond to your inquiry within the same day. But, please allow up to 24-48 hours for email reply just in case. My direct email is

I will provide you with an online digital gallery of fully retouched images for you to view and download. You will have access to this private gallery link for 6 months following the date of your wedding. Please be sure to download all files within that time frame. Included in all wedding packages, you will also receive a custom USB drive of fully retouched high-resolution images for you to keep. These are typically mailed to you within about 3 weeks following your wedding date.

Yes, a $500.00 deposit is required to secure your wedding date. This will go towards your final balance and is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due upon photographer’s arrival on your wedding day. 

I am happy to accept either cash or check for payment. All checks are made payable to Monika Normand. 

Wedding Collection III is the most popular option. 8 hours tends to be the perfect amount of coverage for most weddings, and clients like the option of having a second photographer present to cover the ceremony and key moments directly afterwards. Many clients often opt to add on an engagement session, which is offered at a discounted rate when you book with your wedding.

For most weddings, the typical turnaround time is 2 to 3 weeks following your wedding date for you to have access to your online gallery. A “sneak peek” gallery of several images will be provided via Facebook within 2-4 days following your wedding date. 

I have a clean, bright, natural-toned editing style. My goal is to provide you with photos that reflect the true spirit and look of your wedding day. I do light retouching, but like to keep things natural. I strive to capture genuine emotion of the day so you can always look back and treasure those beautiful moments. I combine posed family & couple’s portraits with candid and relaxed, natural shots. 

First looks are THE BEST. I absolutely love them. Here’s why:

  • They give you much more time as a couple on your wedding day. A first look early in the day versus waiting to see each other during the traditional ceremony gives you that many more hours of togetherness on your day.
  • They can often be more intimate. Without the distraction of stage fright and parent hand-offs, it can be a very special few minutes of alone time.
  • Being able to get family photos done prior to the ceremony gives you so much more time to enjoy the rest of your day with less stress. In my opinion, this is one of the best reasons to consider a first look. 

Yes! I've had the pleasure of working with really wonderful people- DJ's, florists, wedding planners, venue hosts, you name it! I'm happy to provide recommendations should you need them. 

Let’s chat! I’d love to get to know you and learn more about your big day. or 413.219.2345.